Windows 10 Upgrade – Rocky start but then easier than pie!

I finally updated my main PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10! The process started with unexpected difficulties, despite having two Windows 10 USB Recovery Keys from Dell. The first key I tried said: “Bad Computer The key has already been used on another computer, you are not allowed to use the key on more…

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Trying out the Grammarly’s free version & Premium

I consider myself to be a decent writer when I have the time to focus and proofread my work. Unfortunately, that extra time is getting harder to come by. I tend to avoid software that checks my spelling and grammar. As much as I would love for my writing to be perfect, a large portion…

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My Adobe InDesign Cheat Sheet

One of the companies I work for has me build and publish a catalog for them about once or twice a year. I hear that Adobe’s InDesign is supposed to be great for this! But I find the InDesign tools less intuitive than those in Illustrator. So each year I start out in InDesign, picking…

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My beloved Adobe Fireworks!

It has been a few years since Adobe announced the sunset of Fireworks (formerly Macromedia Fireworks.)  I am hopeful that they will come to their senses and continue with the product that I love. However, that is looking less and less likely as time goes by. I am happy to say that Adobe will still…

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Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Upgrade – Things to know.

I have run across so many articles lately that are geared to and encourage you to upgrade to Windows 8.1 instead of sticking with Windows 8. I finally gave in and made the switch on my own computer last night (January 16, 2014) so that I can make more informed recommendations to my clients. Here…

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Using Windows Seven’s speech recognition

A recent hand injury has left me unable to type for while. This is a recurring problem in my life, so I finally gave up and purchased Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium. While I wait on my dragon to get here I am trying out Windows 7’s built in speech recognition. Although it is pretty buggy,…

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