1/22/2009 Ask The Computer Lady

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                    The Dollar Stretcher presents
                        Ask The Computer Lady

                         Volume 12 Issue #4
                           January 22, 2009

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Registered: Library of Congress, Washington DC – ISSN: 1525-6332
Written by Elizabeth Boston, http://askTCL.com

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In This Issue…

1. Introduction
2. How To Create an Email List.
3. Backups Are Important.
4. How To Run Error Checking in XP & Vista 
5. Are There Reasons to Like Vista?
6. Your Comments

 

Dear Reader,

Welcome to this issue of Ask The Computer Lady!

A few weeks ago, I did some work on my main computer, and then put all my work files back on it and got back to work. I did not make any changes to it that I was aware of, but last week I began to hear that I had made a change. Here are a couple of the messages  that I received:

Dear Computer Lady,

I have loved and been helped more times than I could tell you by your great newsletter!

However,  the new fonts  (Courier New  12 you use for the past few weeks, are really hard to read and for those of us with vision problems, even more so. I imagine if anyone wants to print them off, they would print very light too. I already have my PC set up with larger fonts, so it’s not that. (can’t imagine how it would be for folks that don’t know how to make those changes. Hope you get to read this and consider it.)

You are such a blessing and I am glad you are getting help with your knees.

Cheryl in Christiansburg, VA

 

Dear Computer Lady,

oh boy sense you changed your font to arial… I have a big problem with reading your news letter and dearly love it.. I have to change it to a font I can see to read and send it to myself.. please please go back to the font you were using before this one…

Thanks, MJ

As you can see from the two messages, I had changed something, but each writer saw a different font. I looked back at my settings and found that when I set Outlook back up, I did not change my outgoing messages from HTML to Plain Text. I made that change, and hopefully, everyone is able to read the messages better.

 

Have a great week,

Elizabeth

 

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Dear Computer Lady,

How do I create a list of email addresses, to which I send the same message on a number of occasions?

Thank you, Carol

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Dear Computer lady. 

Just wanted to let you know that the Carbonite Online Back up is worth it’s weight in gold. I have writing two novels and about a dozen short stories and always save them after every update or revision (I thought) After not working on any of my writing for a few weeks I was going to work on one of the novels and it was GONE! Some how I had deleted it when I last worked on it.

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Dear Computer Lady,

I use Error checking and it helps my PC.  Some people don’t even know where to find it in XP or why they should use it. I wish you would send some info on this in your newsletters. Everyone knew and used it in windows 98.

Thank you, A

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Dear Computer Lady,

I love your newsletter. You make things very easy to understand. Brief to the point and simple! I have passed it on to so many of my friends.

You always rave about Vista. Every single one of my friends that has Vista has had many, many problems with it and hate it. It’s not just a few people either, it’s several. Lots of them.

I would like a new computer but I won’t get one until I’m forced to because it only comes with Vista. I shudder every time I think about having to have it. I wish I could have the confidence in it that you have, but I’m surrounded by Vista problems and computer techs that also hate it. How did you get to love it so much?

Thanks for a great newsletter, Meg

 

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(6) NICE COMMENTS THIS WEEK:

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My name is:  Diana 
I am from:  Connecticut, USA   
My message:  Help! Your newsletter is suddenly coming to me in plain btext, and none of the sites are ‘hot’; clickable. Why did this happen, and how can I get you back to http form? PS your column continues to be excellent, thank you! D. 

 

My name is:  Sandra 
I am from:  Roanoke, Virginia   
My message:  Love your newsletters and have saved all of them. Sorry about your knee problems…..knee replacements are not bad…have had two of them ten years ago!!! 

 

My name is:  Dona 
I am from:  Joliet,Il   
My message:  Dear Elizabeth, I have been reading your wonderful hints, tips, and suggestions for years now. I just dropped by to let you know (you probably already know) about the awesome website I stumbled upon. Ourfamily.com I have always wanted to “create” a website where families could stay in touch. Not knowing “code” I didn’t think I would ever be able to accomplish this task.Ourfamily.com is easy (point and click). Well, I wont take up anymore of your time. I know you have many more hints and tips to assemble for me. lol
Have a great day and Think Spring !!!!!!! 

 

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