Steps To Create A Ticket Using Microsoft Works

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If you cannot afford the expensive Microsoft Office Suite package, you can go for Microsoft Works. This program can be called as a cut down version of Microsoft Office. It includes fewer features and programs compared to the Microsoft Office Suite. The major programs included in Microsoft Works are Word processor, database management system and a spreadsheet. According to Microsoft support center, this program can be used to carry out numerous functions. In this post, we will find out the steps involved in creating tickets with this program.

Steps Involved

  • Open the Start menu of the program by clicking the Windows logo found at the left bottom corner of the screen.
  • Choose the option All Programs in the Start menu and this opens the list of all programs present in the PC. From the list, click Microsoft Works to launch the program.
  • Once the program comes up, launch a blank document with the word processing document of the program. Keep in mind that Word-processing document is used to create ticket in the program.
  • Select the option Tools form the menu bar of the program. This will bring a menu that contains numerous options. Select the option that will help you to create labels.
  • The above step will launch a window, which helps you to choose the type of label you require.
  • Select the label that will automatically duplicate in the page.
  • Click the radio button found near the second option and this will return address labels.

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  • Select the button OK and this will launch another box on the screen. Here, you can choose what type of return label you wish to create. You may leave the label production section and printer information section, as you will not be using them.
  • Navigate to the product number section and locate the label number 5163.
  • Select the option New Document found in the screen. You will find an outline for a label. You may enter the details of the ticket here.
  • Enter the name of your organization. You may use a different color, font and size to enter the important details.
  • The program also allows you to enter date, time and location in the program.

With the above steps, you can create a ticket using Microsoft Works. For further help on this issue, you may contact Microsoft support or our technical support team.

Microsoft Offers HP Pavilion 2-In-1 PC At $199, Holiday Shoppers Targeted

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Are you planning to buy a tablet or a notebook this holiday season? Wait a minute. How about a 2-in-1 device? HP has an amusing 2-in-1 device on offer. The so called HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC is a notebook cum tablet. The best part is that Microsoft has included it in its 12 Days of Deals package.

HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC included in 12 Days of Deals, sold at $199

Among the many Windows preinstalled devices included in the 12 Days of Deals scheme, HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC gets the first place. Reports indicate that users are able to buy the device at just $199.  The original price of HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC is $329, meaning the price is slashed by about half. Ever since the price cut, there has been a substantial rise in the number of people visiting Microsoft online store to purchase it.

According to a recent update published in the Microsoft support page, the company will be following first come-first serve policy. The device will be sold to first few users who order it first. There are also reports that the order timing is restricted, meaning you will be allowed to place the order only during a pre-announced time frame.

HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC available at Microsoft retail showrooms

Microsoft has announced that it would sell HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC through its retail stores. However, the number of pieces available per retail showroom is just 50. If you are lucky enough to be one of the first 50 buyers, you can get it for just $199. For each purchase beyond the first 50s, the original price ($329) will be charged.

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According to the experts, the purpose of Microsoft launching the 12 Days Of Deals is to intrigue holiday shoppers to buy HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC. Holiday shoppers are ones who don’t have any idea as to what to buy as a gift for their relatives, friends or even for themselves. They make random shopping based on discounts. By offering HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC at just $199, Microsoft aims at encouraging the uncertain buyers to buy the device.

HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC has better features. It sports Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1 operating system and a touch screen display. The screen size is 10.1-inches. It has 32GB of internal storage space and 2GB of RAM. It offers an excellent battery life, up to 11.75 hours. Apparently, it is worth buying. Find more about the device from the Microsoft support page.

Procedure To Remove Unwanted Toolbars And Fix Browser Settings In IE

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Toolbars are ostensibly meant to improve or enhance productivity. Certain toolbars are installed automatically (or unwittingly installed by the user) and after installation, they create unsolicited and unwanted changes to the Internet Explorer browser configuration settings. Fortunately, Windows Vista (or higher versions of the Windows Operating systems) provides various layers of defense for preventing such unnecessary or unwanted toolbars from altering the Internet Explorer configuration settings.

In case an undesirable toolbar shows up in Internet Explorer, it is possible for you to remove toolbars or disable them using the “Add-on” Manager. At times, the issues may be more irritating or annoying. In such case, when the problem persists, you can start Internet Explorer in “No Add-ons” mode and then make use of the Add-on Manager for disabling all add-ons that have been installed without your knowledge.

In Internet Explorer 7, the “No Add-ons” feature provides the facility to run the email browser temporarily without any toolbars, ActiveX controls etc. This is an effective feature helping you in troubleshooting an issue concerning an Add-on. For activating or enabling the “Disabled” mode, you can follow these steps.

Instructions

  • At first, you need to click on the “Start” button (located at the lower left corner of the desktop screen) to open the Start menu. Then you need to select “All Programs”.
  • After pointing to “Accessories”, you need to click on “System Tools”, and then select “Internet Explorer”.
  • Then you need to point to “Accessories” from the Start menu and click on “System Tools”. After that, click on “Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)”.
  • You will see the Information bar displaying or indicating that “Add-ons” are disabled.
  • Resolve the unnecessary or unwanted modifications to Internet Explorer settings.
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In case the toolbar installation has modified the home page or other settings, you can easily reset all the browser settings (except the Favorites, Feed, Internet Connection Settings, Group Policy Settings etc). Here are the steps you need to follow in order to reset the modifications made to the IE settings.

  • First, you need to close all the windows except your IE window.
  • Then you need to go to “Tools” and click on “Internet Options”.
  • Thereafter, in the “Internet Options” dialog box, you need to click the “Advanced” tab.
  • Then click on “Reset”.
  • Then, in the warning box that crops up, you need to click on the “Reset” button. Click “Close”, flowed by clicking on “OK” twice. Then reboot IE.

This way, you can disable unwanted toolbars in IE with much ease. You can also try out certain free third party toolbar removal software that remove toolbars in a jiffy.

Windows 7 End Of Mainstream Support Date Nearing

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It is now common knowledge that Windows 7 will not be receiving the mainstream support features from January next year. This may be disappointing news for all the Windows 7 users. Windows 7 is the most popular Windows OS at present, having over fifty percent of the user base. Next to Windows XP, Windows 7 is the most used Windows OS of all time until date.

End of mainstream support for Windows 7 means that you will not be able to call the Microsoft support phone number for support free of cost. You will not be availing any free support features provided by the software giant except for the security packages that will continue until 2020. This support end date does not mean end of support, which was what happened with Windows XP. Windows XP is dead. XP users will not be even receiving the crucial security features.

Many experts say that Windows 7 end of mainstream support will be postponed. The main reason for this is that Windows 7 is hugely popular and enjoys the maximum user base in the world. Agreed, Microsoft will not want Windows 7 to be another Windows XP. They may not postpone it for some more time. Like what happened with Windows XP, under the pressure from users, the software maker may cave in and extend the end of mainstream support date for some other time.

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Even if the end of mainstream support happens, there is no need for Windows 7 users to worry. The security features will be available for free until 2020. Moreover, if some free features that were available before the end of mainstream support are needed afterwards. all that requires to be done to avail the features is to subscribe for them. You will get the features as per the subscriptions.

If you are not willing to subscribe for Windows 7 support features after the end of mainstream support, you can anyway move on to the new OS, with an upgrade. It is possible for you to move to Windows 8. Windows 8 offers many exciting and advanced features. The modern UI is really awesome and it is much faster than Windows 7. The performance of the new OS is also excellent.

So, users, you have options. Windows 7 is still good, even after the end of mainstream support. Anyway, most of you will only be requiring the security packages, which you will continue to receive. You can call the Microsoft support phone number for Windows 7 issues until the EOS date.

Clip Art Getting Dumped, Microsoft Says ‘Bing It’

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If you’re a fan of the Office Clip Art service from Microsoft, it might be a good idea to make the best of it while you still can. It’s been announced on the Microsoft support page that Bing Images will replace this sometime soon.

The related post on the support page goes on to say that the Office Clip Art support is being retired. Bing Images is what Microsoft is suggesting people use instead, from now on; there’s a Creative Commons license which lets you get free images this way. The license button can be found under the search bar, where you can choose either of the free to share and public domain options.

A post put out on Monday issued the claim that the Clip Art option would also be removed from the desktop version of Office, but they removed the post sometime after. So the old Clip Art images are still available, even in Word 2013. You can still get this from the Online Pictures button, in the Insert section.

Microsoft hasn’t given a reason why they’re removing the service for their catalog, but this has been seen declining over the past few years nevertheless. The main reason is that people find it easier to do web searches for images. Also, this is a good way to ensure better quality and freshness. For instance, searching for “phones” would give you images of some of the newest devices, instead of the basic renditions in Clip Art.

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These are really convincing as far as reasons go. Using the Clip Art catalog does make you look like you haven’t been around a computer in ages. But since they’ve given the heads up, why not use the chance to go through what people have been using for ages now? It just might turn out that we’ll wish we still had it, just as with most Microsoft products that leave the scene.

This is one good thing about the Microsoft support page – stay on track with the posts, and you’ll get to use the last few days of every service the company inevitably wraps up. Windows XP, for example was as great as everyone says it is, but who in their right mind would expect a developer to provide mainstream support indefinitely? Come to think of it, you can’t blame an organization of this size for not hanging on longer to what might come to look like obsolete business.

Fixing Issues In Microsoft Publisher Fonts

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Users of Microsoft Publisher will know that it is an entry-level computer publishing software. The program allows the users to make brochures, papers and many other marketing materials. The advantage of using this software is that it is not as much complicated as other publishing systems. Publisher is a very simple tool to use but can offer the user great productivity. This is the reason why the tool is liked by numerous users.

Like all the other desktop publishing systems, Publisher also needs the users to consider how the receiver should see the document that is made with the program. If the receiver does not have the font that you have used to make the document, he or she will not be able to see the document correctly. There are only two ways to get rid of this issue. The first is obviously using those fonts that you are sure your receiver has and the second one is to change the font settings in the Microsoft Publisher program.

The Microsoft support tips that are shared below will help you to understand more on the steps to fix issues regarding fonts of Microsoft Publisher program.

General Font Options Setting

  • Open Microsoft Publisher, navigate to Tools, choose Commercial Printing Tools and then Fonts from the main menu. Doing these steps will open the Fonts dialog box.
  • Choose Embed TrueType fonts when saving publication. This will save the complete font set with the document that you make. The disadvantage is that the size of the final file will be large, as all the fonts will be saved together with the publication.
  • Choose Subset fonts when embedding. This will save only those letters that are within the document. Doing this will make the document smaller as it will be having letters in it.

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  • Remove the check mark from Do not embed common system fonts. This will save the fonts that most of the computers have; then click on the OK button.
  • You can now save your document.

Choose Fonts To Be Saved Within Document

  • In Publisher, choose Tools, then Commercial Printing Tools and then Fonts from main menu to open the Fonts dialog box.
  • You can now choose any of the listed fonts.
  • Choose Embed or Do not Embed and click on the OK button.

These are the steps to fix issues with fonts of Microsoft Publisher. For more information, contact the Microsoft support team.

Microsoft Decides To Accept Bitcoin Payments

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Microsoft has decided to accept payments using bitcoins. With this, you can start purchasing Microsoft products and services like its games, videos on Xbox console etc. You can use the account to add apps and services for your Windows phones. You will be also able to make purchases of Microsoft software using the account.

Microsoft is the latest one among the major firms that are supporting bitcoins. Even though there have been no formal announcements about the new decision, the company has created a new page, which tells you how to use bitcoins with the account. The details of using bitcoins can be found in the Microsoft support page.

At present, only the customers in America can make use of the new facility. In addition, bitcoins can be used only in fixed numbers. The virtual currency has been increasing its presence among the major businesses. Many big businesses like Dell, Expedia, PayPal, Newegg etc. are already accepting payments with bitcoins.

For the time being, you cannot use the bitcoins to make direct payments. All you could do now is add the money using bitcoins to Microsoft account, which can then be used to make purchases. According to Microsoft support page, it will be one of the simplest payment experience for the user. This is because bitcoin transactions are processed immediately. However, if some of the users experience delays, the company advises to wait upto two hours. It is to be noted that once the money is added to the Microsoft account using Bitcoins, you will not be eligible for any refunds under any circumstances and all you could do is make purchases.

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Bitcoin users have already welcomed the move by Microsoft. As of now, the service works only with BitPay, which is one of the bitcoin payment processors in the market. There has not been any official word from Microsoft or BitPay about this. This virtual currency hit an all time high of 1,100 dollars each during December 2013. However, since then, its value started falling steadily and now each one is valued at 357 dollars.

Microsoft has been constantly working on devising new methods that will improve customer satisfaction. The company has decided to provide more subscription based services to the users and the money in the Microsoft accounts can come handy to the users. However, we are yet to find out how many users would be interested in spending their bitcoins.

Using The Auto-Indent Features In Word

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Word is Microsoft’s document editing program, and it’s a very popular one too, all things considered. The main thing it lets you do is make out neat documents on your computer. These could be for personal or business use, depending on the user and their needs. There are many options in Word, which make it an easy application to work with. You could find a list of these on the Microsoft support site.

For instance, there is the Auto-Indent feature, which lets you place an indent at the start of every paragraph. This is a good thing to be able to do, because the alternative is using the Tab button each time you start a new paragraph. If you copied this text to other applications, you might have a code mismatch. With Auto-Indent turned on, there’s no chance of that happening.

  • Launch the Microsoft Word application. Go to the menu bar at the top, and select the Format section from there. This will be in between Insert and Tools.
  • Go to the Paragraph option, and right click it. From this, you’ll get Paragraph options, so that you can customize some of the stuff here. This is where Auto-Indent is, by the way.
  • Find the Indentation box and click on the down arrow at the corner of it. In the Special column, you need to choose First Line. Then open the next drop-down, given as By, and choose the incident you wish to have in the document. By default, this would be set as 0.5. Hit OK, and that will set the document up to Auto-Indent every paragraph at the beginning.
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Don’t be too free with using this feature if you’re submitting something on the internet. Editors would have specific requirements in this regard, so find that out before you inadvertently annoy one.

How to set an indent with the TAB key

  • Bring up the menu and go to Proofing.
  • Move to the AutoCorrection settings area, and then choose AutoCorrect Options. In the window that comes up, tick the box next to AutoFormat As You Type.
  • Check the box beside the Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces option.
  • After this, click in front of a line if you want that paragraph to have an indent at the beginning.

The Microsoft support site is a good place to look for help from other users. For tips and guidelines on using MS Word, you may check out relevant posts here.

Support For Older Versions Of IE Ends In 2016

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There is bad news for those users who resist change. Some of the users may have refused to upgrade their old Windows versions and web browsers. The news is that Microsoft will stop supporting old Internet Explorer versions from January 12, 2016. This news was announced through the MSDN blog. This decision of Microsoft is to push more and more users of the Windows operating system to use a modern web browser. With this move, Microsoft hopes that more users will start using the latest version of the Internet Explorer web browser.

Microsoft has outlined the combination of operating systems that are to be discontinued from the end of support date. Microsoft support for Vista SP2 and IE 9, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack2 and IE 11, Windows 8.1 and IE 11, Windows Server 2012 R2, IE 11, Windows Server 2012, and IE 10 will be discontinued after the date. This is really bad news for many of the Windows users as many are still making use of the Windows Vista operating system and the older versions of Internet Explorer web browser.

Microsoft states, “After January 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. For example, customers using Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 SP1 should migrate to Internet Explorer 11 to continue receiving security updates and technical support.”

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As per the reports of ZDNet, Microsoft will be dropping the support for the five-year-old Internet Explorer 8 on the date. End of support means that Microsoft will not be releasing any more updates for the web browser and the operating systems that are listed in the discontinued list. Microsoft support for Vista will end on the date, meaning that no more security or feature update will be released. If users still use the Vista operating system, their computers will be susceptible to virus attacks and hackers. After the end of support date, it will be very much risky to continue using the operating system.

As per the results of the survey conducted by the Net Applications firm, Internet Explorer 8 is still the single most popular web browser version that is currently being used worldwide. This is installed on 21.56% of all the computers that are powered by the Windows operating system.

Microsoft Getting Ready To Release Updates For Lumia Smartphones

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If you are a Lumia user, then here is some good news for you. Microsoft will provide a Lumia upgrade of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Microsoft made this announcement on its Lumia Twitter account. The software giant had earlier purchased Nokia and is in the process of revamping the Lumia series phones.

According to the support staff at the Microsoft support phone number, the new move from Microsoft is going to benefit Lumia users who have Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 as the operating system. Lumia was first introduced in 2012 and these smartphones had Windows 8 operating systems preinstalled in them. The later versions had Windows 8.1 preinstalled.

With the release of Windows 10 operating system next year, it is expected that all the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 phone users will be able to update to the operating system. This means, even if you own Lumia 520, which is the entry-level phone in Lumia series, you will be able to move to this update. However, it is not yet clear when Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 operating systems. As of now, Microsoft has released the Windows 10 technical preview and the operating system is under development.

The new operating system, Windows 10, is capable of working with all platforms alike according to the staff at Microsoft support phone number. That is, the operating system fits into desktop, laptop, tablets, smartphones and even Xbox devices. Since Microsoft has specifically mentioned that the update would be available for Lumia devices, it is not yet clear whether Microsoft plans to release the update for other devices too that are running on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

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Microsoft had earlier made it clear that it would be releasing Windows 10 based smartphones in the market by the mid of next year. That is, we might find Windows 10 phones with the release of Windows 10 operating system. As Microsoft has taken over Nokia, we can expect the software giant to concentrate more on the hardware business too. Windows based phones have not been a huge success against Android smartphones.

Android, which is developed by Google, runs on majority of smartphones around the world. Even though Microsoft has been working hard to make the Windows phone operating systems attractive, the efforts have not seen success yet. However, with the new update, Microsoft hopes that things would be different in the future.

Let us wait for a few more months and find out whether the update would help Windows gain market share from Android devices. If you have any queries, you may contact our technical support team to clarify the same.