Archive for December, 2007

Retrieve a Portion of Long Text

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Often, I need to get the first few sentances of a long article or post to display as summary. Things to consider include not cutting off any partial words; add … if there is more; make sure html tags are stripped off otherwise we might bury an openning tag in the summary and that will screw up the […]

Edit the Windows Vista Hosts File

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

I had been trying to edit the hosts file on vista but always receives a message saying no privilege. I didn’t even recall setting up an admin user during vista installation. Finally found a solution on the Internet: Open Notepad with Administrative privileges by clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then right-click Notepad and […]

Print Labels – Mail Merge

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

I prepared a list of customers to send holiday card to then needed to print them out. Spent some time figure out things since this is the first time I used Mail Merge. Here are the steps that worked for me: Exported customer’s list from Quickbooks into an Excel file Cleaned up Excel file to […]