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11 Apr 2017

Knowledge Ninjas Adding New Products

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers’ Microsoft Office helpdesk solution, Knowledge Ninjas, has recently added more products to its existing service. In addition to the latest versions of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, Knowledge Ninjas will now offer solutions to OneNote, Skype for Business, and Office 365. “In an effort to support our global mission to ‘Empower people around the world to succeed through learning’ we created Knowledge Ninjas to...
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29 Mar 2017

A simple way to prevent borders from disappearing

When users zoom in or out on your site, sometimes borders of elements may disappear in some browsers. This may also happen if you use code to automatically resize elements based on screen size. Generally, such problems occur when the browser’s display calculations based on the original size and the zoom level results in a non-integer value. A typical solution is to just make the border wider (e.g., 3px). However, what if you don’t want a border that thick? Fortunately, there’s a sneaky way...
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24 Mar 2017

Stay on the lookout for your own Snowden nemesis

Whether you think of Edward Snowden as a hero or a traitor, one thing’s clear: It’s critical to protect your own organization’s data, so you may want to learn what the NSA did wrong that allowed Snowden to gather and disseminate top secret information. According to various reports (e.g., www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/us/snowden-used-low-cost-tool-to-best-nsa.html?_r=0www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/us/snowden-used-low-cost-tool-to-best-nsa.html?_r=0), Snowden used web crawler software to scrape the...
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24 Mar 2017

Add dynamically linked Excel data to your Word document

(97/2000/2001/2002) Many of us create numerical reports using Excel worksheets. Unfortunately, numbers don’t always speak for themselves. To make complex numerical data easier to understand, you may present your workbook’s key figures along with descriptive information and analyses in a written report, saved as a Word document. You can print your Excel data and your Word report separately and collate them later, or you can simply copy key portions of your Excel workbook and paste them...
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24 Mar 2017

Create responsive sites quickly with jQuery Mobile

If you need to create a site quickly that works well on all devices, jQuery Mobile is one option to consider. Despite the name, jQuery Mobile isn’t only for mobile devices, nor is it primarily a tool to extend JavaScript. Instead, you can think of it as a lightweight framework that allows you to get a site up and running quickly. Like any good responsive design framework, it has a “mobile first” philosophy. Hence, the framework makes it easy to develop mobile-friendly navigation that works...
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