Office 2013 QuickStart Guides

MS-Office-2013If you have upgraded to Office 2013 or will be doing so soon, I found some handy QuickStart Guides to get you up to speed on the new features.

You can view, print or download the guides from our OneDrive folder by clicking on the links provided below:


Outlook 2013:!395&authkey=!AEDkoUv1lbWcHbg&ithint=file%2c.PDF

WORD 2013:!398&authkey=!ADi67hOpYmlAqd8&ithint=file%2c.PDF

EXEL 2013:!397&authkey=!APcJ7aj0b-w62JE&ithint=file%2c.PDF

OneNote 2013:!396&authkey=!AMNWmngh4H_QFoI&ithint=file%2c.PDF


Dell Backup and Recovery Media Request Form

Have you bought a new DELL laptop or PC lately? Notice that you didn’t get any CD’s with it? And you aren’t sure what to do with the annoying DELL Backup and Recovery software pop ups?

If you haven’t run the DELL Backup and Recovery software to create re-install disks (rescue disks) for your computer, I suggest you do. I recently had a 3 month old Windows 8.1 PC corrupt out and the only option was to re-install the OS.

Of course, there was no rescue disks for that wayward system, but I did find this option. All you need is the Service Tag number and a system still under warranty. (Typically less than a year old)

Click on this link and follow the steps to order your recovery media.


(Received the install CD the next day and fixed the system)

How To Stream Media | PC to HDTV over WiFi

I found this article via PCWORLD on how to stream from PC to HDTV. Having Chromecast is pretty awesome, but has it’s limitations. With the free Android app BubbleUPnP, you can turn Chromecast into a DLNA renderer.

(DLNA uses Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for media management, discovery and control. UPnP defines the type of device that DLNA supports (“server”, “renderer”, “controller”) and the mechanisms for accessing media over a network)

I installed BubbleUPnP on my Nexus and then selected Chrome Cloud as the renderer.

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Then you just set up Windows Media Player to stream your stuff. Simply open WMP, select Stream > Turn on media streaming. Once it is turned on, click OK.

media streaming

Use the BubbleUPnP app to locate your photos, music, videos and play on! (You may need to select Chromecast via your TV input options before using)

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How To Update Office 2013

Updates to Office 2013 should occur automatically. If you want to check whether your Office 2013 is up-to-date, you can do this via:
File-> Office Account-> Update Options

Double click on Update Options and then click on Update Now.


The most recent Click-to-Run release is version 15.0.4615.1001 and my Office 2013 needed that update. Does yours?



Synchronizing Subscribed Folders Error | Solved

Outlook was displaying a reported error that it “Cannot connect to the server” and cannot synchronize subscribed folders.

send_receive error

How to fix:

1. Navigate to File >> Options >> Advanced >> scroll down to the send/receive heading >> click on the send/receive button on the right
2. On the right hand side of the send/receive groups window that opens click on the Edit button
3. Un-check the “Get folder unread count for subscribed folders”
4. Under Received mail items, check the option “User the custom behavior defined below”
5. In the window below that displays your Gmail folders just select inbox and leave the others unchecked
6. Click Ok and then exit out of options and perform a send/receive to test if it is now working

That worked for us, even though it wasn’t a GMAIL account that was giving us the error.

Superman with a GoPro

Double Google Chrome Icon on Taskbar | Windows 8.1

Woke up this morning and noticed that I now had 2 Google Chrome icons on my taskbar.


Rather annoying because if you click on the wrong one, another web page opens and the grouping of windows should happen with only one icon. It was a simple fix, I just did it in the wrong order.

First, right click and unpin the Google Chrome icon that doesn’t have the grouping of Google Chrome windows. Now, just right click and repin the icon that is left in the task bar.


Seems to be an easy fix, however if it doesn’t work for you, the Trouble Fixers has other solutions.


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