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Business Software: Graphical Report - Bar Graph or Line Graph Plot for Employee - Designation Report., designation report, graph creation
designation report, graph creation, graph plot: Hi Prashant, You should be able to plot Employee Names on the x-axis and Salary on the y-axis for either a bar or line graph in both excel or crystal reports. You will have difficulty plotting Employee Names on the x-axis and Designation on the y-axis...

Business Software: Identifying Text and Graphical Reports within Desktop/Web Applications., Graphical Reports, Text Reports
Graphical Reports, Text Reports, Crystal Reports: Hello Prashant, I use a general rule for creating reports for clients: Give them raw or formatted data in Excel. Give them system outputs (reports) in .PDF. There are a couple of reasons for this - one is that the client can t change system data...

Business Software: Access 2010 Report Filter, donation receipt, receipt printer
donation receipt, receipt printer, openreport: What is the RecordSource of the report? If its a query (as it should be), then Add the Receipt field as a column to the query and set the criteria to True. If it isn t a query, then create a query that returns the records you want and use it as the Recordsource....

Business Software: XML issue, final draft 7, draft 8
final draft 7, draft 8, meta data: No you can t change the scheduling/budget program. You can ask Final draft for a way to export just an XML file. If that doesn t work, you can try to edit the script that Final Draft 8 outputs and trim it to just the XML. Without seeing the file I can t tell...

Business Software: How can we apply countif formula with multiple criteria in multiple sheets in excel based if particular condition has been met?, c b2, cell b2
c b2, cell b2, cell a1: Hi Shoaib, I re-read your question.Correct me if i am wrong, but if i understand you right, if Cell A1of Sheet1 is Completed and the user inputs the value in Sheet2, then you want to count total occurences of a particular value in the entire workbook,...

Business Software: ased on another sheet values, the values should be shown in another sheet., k2, h2
k2, h2, match: Hi Shoaib, Please see if this works for you... =IF(OR(COUNTIFS(OFFSET(Sheet2!$H$2,0,0,100-1,1), Pst ,OFFSET(Sheet2!$K$2,0,0,100-1,1), Pending ) 0, COUNTIFS(OFFSET(Sheet2!$H$2,0,0,100-1,1), Pst ,OFFSET(Sheet2!$K$2,0,0,100-1,1), ) 0), Pending , IF(OR(COUNTIFS(OFFSET(Sheet2!$H$2,0,0,100-1,1),...

Business Software: Based on another sheet values, the values should be shown in another sheet., image file, copy paste
image file, copy paste, business software: Hi Shoaib, In simple words, if I understand you right, you only want to check for Completed or Pending only if column H has Pst in it. In that case try this formula... =IF(COUNTIFS(OFFSET(Sheet2!$H$2,0,0,100-1,1), Pst ,OFFSET(Sheet2!$K$2,0,0,100-1,1),...

Business Software: How can we count particular value in all sheets?, blank cell, user1
blank cell, user1, user2: Hi Shoaib, You can t count across all worksheets since a 3D formula such as =SUM(Sheet1:Sheet10!A1) does not work with COUNTIF. I d suggest you to make a Master Counting worksheet, where you can enter formulas to count as per your conditions for each...

Business Software: E-mail serving software, open source email, groupware
open source email, groupware: Hi Alex, The following is a list of the leading open source software that meets (and mostly exceeds) your stated requirements: More Groupware (www.moregroupware.de/)is a open source web based groupware application with features like webmail, full featured...

Business Software: Facing problem while using formula., error changes, user3
error changes, user3, k20: Hi Shoaib, I tested the below formula in Excel and it worked for me. Do let me know how it works for you... =IF(OR(COUNTBLANK(OFFSET(Sheet2!$K$2, 0, 0, B1 - 1, 1)) 0, ISERROR(MATCH( Pending , OFFSET(Sheet2!$K$2, 0, 0, B1 - 1, 1), 0)) = FALSE), Pending...

Business Software: How to filter the values with help of combo box and populate the other controls?, combo boxes, exact result
combo boxes, exact result, combo box: Hi Shoaib, Replace... .Range( A1:J1 ).AutoFilter Field:=2, Criteria1:=cmboconame, Operator:=xlAnd, Criteria2:=cmbocity With... .Range( A1:J1 ).AutoFilter Field:=2, Criteria1:=cmboconame.Value, Operator:=xlAnd, Criteria2:=cmbocity.Value Simply...

Business Software: With the help of formula how can we get the particular values, if criteria have been met., h13, k2
h13, k2, shoaib: Hi Shoaib, Here is an updated formula... =IF(OR(COUNTBLANK(Sheet2!K2:K200) 0, ISERROR(MATCH( Pending , Sheet2!K2:K200, 0)) = FALSE), Pending , IF(OR(ISERROR(MATCH( Error , Sheet2!K2:K200, 0)) = FALSE, ISERROR(MATCH( No Error , Sheet2!K2:K200, 0)) =...

Business Software: With the help of formula how can we get the particular values, if criteria have been met., combo boxes, range values
combo boxes, range values, previous question: Hi Shoaib, The formula has not been modified right. Firstly, I am guessing that your data lies in range k2-k100, but it must be many sets of data as shown by you in your sample. How many rows does each set have.... five as mentioned by you earlier, or something...

Business Software: How to merge sheets data in one sheet in excel?, data consolidation, numeric numbers
data consolidation, numeric numbers, vba: Hi, Try this... If rng Nothing Then If Left(rng.Value, 1) 0 Then trg.Cells(65536, 1).End(xlUp).Offset(1).Resize(rng.Rows.Count, rng.Columns.Count).Value = rng.Value Else trg.Cells(65536, 1).End(xlUp).Offset(1).Resize(rng.Rows.Count,...

Business Software: How can I reduce the file size?, cell a1, formulae
cell a1, formulae, suggestion: Hi Shoaib, Unfortunately, the Macro-Enabled part of the Workbook increases its file size. In addition, if you used too many formulae that also increases the file size. The only thing you can do is delete empty rows and columns.... Navigate to each sheet...

Business Software: How to save the excel data through the User form?, index code, decrement
index code, decrement, scroll bar: Hi Shoaib, If I am not mistaken, Excel does get locked up when a form is run, and if you can t switch worksheets using the mouse, then i am not sure what can be done... i don t anything can be done. You can best open another workbook in another instance...

Business Software: If user select the check box in the excel, then the particular value should be shown in the particular cell, if all condition have been met., countif, test cells
countif, test cells, andrewe: Hi Shoaib, If I understand the code right, it will create the check boxes for you. Do the steps below... 1) Back up the original file 2) Delete all the existing checkboxes 3) Insert a new Module in VBA and copy-paste the code below... -----------------------------------------------------------------...

Business Software: How to get the value, if all or some conditions met in excel?, microsoft access, b10
microsoft access, b10, vba: I m not entirely clear what you need. If you are trying to returns rows in a spreadsheet range based on criteria you can create a query to do that. If that is your goal, it would be easier to link the spreadsheet to Access and do your reporting there....

Business Software: Mailmerge problem, dotx, watch point
dotx, watch point, program execution: This is indeed weird. The problem definitely seems to be your Office automation commands not recognizing that the file exists. But I can t tell why. I m afraid I m going to have to suggest another resource. I would post your question on either answers.microsoft.com...

Business Software: MS Access mailmerge code problem, run time error, isnull
run time error, isnull, access the code: Do you know how to set a watch point? Is the document in the same network folder as the app? Clearly, you need to know what the value of MergeDoc is before you hit the Documents.Add line. Hope this helps, Scott Blog: http://scottgem.wordpress.com...

Business Software: storage space for website, storage space, microsoft access
storage space, microsoft access, vba: 1 GB should be enough to get you going. Ask Shopify what is being stored (probably order info) and how many orders can fit in a GB. I would suspect it is in the tens of thousands at least. Ask also if there is a way for you to download orders periodically...

Business Software: storage space for website, retail website
retail website: If you are just starting out with an online store, you probably won t exceed 1 GB for quite some time. However, if you are already established as a retailer and have extensive inventory, you could easily exceed 1 GB. I recommend that you start with the 1...

Business Software: Essbase question, Essbase, Essbase Dimension
Essbase, Essbase Dimension, Essbase Data Loading: Hi Thomas, Unfortunately, Oracle doesn t believe in an easy way to do anything! Each parameter will need to be tuned to get your new dimension working the way you want. The following link may be more helpful than the user manual: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E12825_01/epm.111/esb_dbag/frameset.htm?dotmanul.htm...

Business Software: HELP! cant work, Citrix, Citrix Problem
Citrix, Citrix Problem, LogMeIn: Unless you are running a very old operating system, the Citrix product should be able to run on any Windows computer, since it uses the browser to function. If your boss said your account worked on another computer, this is helpful, but does not explain...

Business Software: Thunderbird email, Font Size Changes, Thunderbird
Font Size Changes, Thunderbird, Ebay: Hi Gabe, Have you tried creating the document outside of your browser, such as in Microsoft Word or other word processing system, and then copy/pasting the final version into your email? You would not have to forward the email with this approach, and...

Business Software: MS Office on a Server, office apps, networking consultant
office apps, networking consultant, nas network attached storage: There are two main types of networks, domain based and peer to peer. In a domain based network you need a network OS to authenticate users. In a peer to peer, a server is just the PC designated as a file server. I m not an Exchange expert, but if you are...

Business Software: choosing the right software, Quick Books
Quick Books: Hi Michele, Believe it or not, Quick Books will do a reasonably good job of project management, inventory management, and general accounting. As you grow, you can add modules like Payroll to make your business more streamlined. When you are just starting...

Business Software: Open source ERPs, offshore development
Business Software: Open source ERPs, offshore development

Business Software: Open source ERPs, ERP, WebERP
ERP, WebERP, Dolibarr: Hi Umair, WebERP is billed as an easy to use/understand system, which means you can get started quickly, but if you want added advanced capabilities, you will have to develop them yourself. The upside with this system is that you can do the development...

Business Software: collecting w-9 info. online, video display terminal, quality assurance program
video display terminal, quality assurance program, social security number: Hi BJ, You cannot rely on cloud server security for this type of information. Usually, you need a physical firewall along with antivirus software and intrusion detection software installed on the server. In addition, it is a good idea to encrypt the...

Business Software: How can accounting software help a (small) business grow?, Accounting Software, Intuit
Accounting Software, Intuit: Hi Victor, This is really a subject for a Blog, but I will try to answer it with limited space. Accounting Software can t sell for you or deliver a product or service. It is Back Office software to help you manage your finances. Very few small business...

Business Software: Open Office, Open Office Scrolling
Open Office Scrolling: Hi Carol, The issue you have been experiencing is a known bug in Open Office that scrolls automatically when a page break is hit, and sometimes to the end of the next page, when in Editing mode. The only fix I have been able to find is to accept ownership...

Business Software: Bespoke Application Software Development, Hospital Software, Patient Records Software
Hospital Software, Patient Records Software, Appointment System: We perform software customizations, integrations, and proprietary software development every day and I can say that each project is different. You have some unique issues regarding development in this case due to the nature of the information - you will...

Business Software: keeping on hold payments on line
It should be programmable. It would be based on a shopping cart styled software, that would have a delay in processing an order until a threshold of orders is reached. I m not sure that people will go for the business model. Hope this helps, Scott ...

Business Software: CLIENT LIST, CRM, outlook.com
CRM, outlook.com, salesforce.com: Hi Steve, There are two good solutions that I would investigate first: FREE - outlook.com - this is just about the same type of product you get with Microsoft Office, but it is an online version with full contact information you can access anywhere you...

Business Software: Messaging software for windows, Private IM, BigAnt
Private IM, BigAnt, Messaging Software: Hi Robert, It appears that Timbuktu Pro is still available through Motorola, but I am not certain of this. They list a version for Windows 7/8. You may want to switch to a different product, as Motorola may not continue to offer Timbuktu - I suggest...

Business Software: database
Not sure what you want. Do you want a trial version of Oracle to practice with? I believe they have one at the oracle site. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html Hope this helps, Scott Blog: http://scottgem.wordpress.com...

Business Software: e-learning?
Its a broad term referring to any sort of training/instruction done electronically. Either over the Internet or using downloaded files or whatever. Since it covers many types of instruction its impossible to be specific. Also its not my area of expertise....

Business Software: Software, Accounting Software, Quicken
Accounting Software, Quicken, Avanquest: Hi Bill, There are several accounting software systems that will do what you want, but I have not personally used one that will do it for $100. For $249, you can get Quick Books Pro: http://quickbooks.intuit.com/pro/ The online version is a little...

Business Software: Question, Excel
Excel: Hi Wing, The issue is probably related to how the data is formatted on the spreadsheet. After opening the spreadsheet, navigate to the Data tab in Excel. Highlight all of the cells using your left mouse button (including the Header row). Next, click...

Business Software: Spreadsheet
Do it from the Data tab. If you chose sort there it should prompt you with the column names. If it doesn t then you need to select the entire table before you hit the Sort button. Hope this helps, Scott Blog: http://scottgem.wordpress.com Website:...

Business Software: Which Windows 7? 8? 11?
No, You are mixing apples and oranges. IE is a WEB browser, Chrome is a WEB browser, Firefox is a browser. There are others but those are main ones. IE is the browser that is builtin to Windows. Windows is an operating system, an OS is what allows all your...

Business Software: ACT 2000 display size, dell inspiron 8000 laptop, design layouts
dell inspiron 8000 laptop, design layouts, resolution monitors: Thanks for your question Gary! My guess is your monitor resolution is set quite high. The ACT! Layouts were designed to display full screen on monitors set with 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 resolution. Monitors have improved significantly since those days!...

Business Software: ACT!2000 setup for my business, dummies books, marriage divorce
dummies books, marriage divorce, act database: Good Morning Thomas! What a great question! As an ACT! Certified Consultant, I am constantly amazed at the number of people who use ACT! as an eletronic rolodex. You certainly are on the right track to using it to it s fullest potential. Here are the...

Business Software: ACT! outlook synching, microsoft outlook 98, outlook database
microsoft outlook 98, outlook database, act database: Thanks for your question Ed, This is a common problem with ACT! and Outlook if you had previously imported your Outlook data into your ACT! database. Here is the ACT! KnowledgeBase document about this issue: Situation: You are using Microsoft Outlook...

Business Software: Altering Scanned Documents, optical character reader, software ocr
optical character reader, software ocr, orignal: If you want to scan text documents so you can edit them, then you want OCR software. OCR (Optical Character Reader) apps will take scanned documents and convert them to editable text, usually in Word and/or WordPerfect format. Top apps in this area are OmniPage,...

Business Software: Analytics tool, development methodology, independent tools
development methodology, independent tools, deep pockets: Hi Jothi, 1. Follow the steps of any good projecta nd development methodology. Determine what you want this tool to do and set it down as a requirements list. 2. Data is usually fetched using cursors by controlled by ODBC, JDBC or native database drivers....

Business Software: ad-hoc reporting tools, english queries, meaningful value
english queries, meaningful value, business logic: Hi Jay, To give a full answer, I would need to know a lot about the size of your business, the number of users and what exactly you are trying to acoomplish. Based on your general question I will give you a general response. It sounds like you may...

Business Software: Would like additional info., dos partition, command folder
dos partition, command folder, initial answer: First, in the future, AllExprts offers a followup option. You should use that rather then starting a new question. This option is provided for these types of situations. There is no way for me to know your level of knowledge so my initial answer will give...

Business Software: advice on software, adobe photoshop elements, photoshop elements 2
adobe photoshop elements, photoshop elements 2, adobe photoshop elements 2: Illustrator or Photoshop can produce EPS files. Both are higher end products then Photoshop Elements and can do much more. I m not sure what other products support EPS (which stands for Encapsulated PostScript). You might look for a converter that will convert...

Business Software: alternatives to microsoft office, free office suite, staroffice
free office suite, staroffice, microsoft office: Hi Marcos, I only know about StarOffice which has been around for a while. I did check their website, but I think it s not free anymore. I searched on the Internet and found the following. Check it out and see what you think. http://www.openoffice.org/...

Business Software: annoying security feature in MS outlook, e mail addresses, google search
e mail addresses, google search, microsoft outlook 2003: Hi Tom, I also did a search and found the following: http://www.tlhouse.co.uk/forums/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=96 The software is not free - but it seems that it did the trick for other users, and you can download a trial. Also,...

Business Software: anti-spam software, outlook inbox, sending mail
outlook inbox, sending mail, anti spam software: Thanks for your question Don, I m not familiar with spamweasel and so am not sure what you need to do to accomplish this. The email field in ACT! functions as an address book only and setting up your email system works differently. For example, if you...

Business Software: What are the applications..., presentation projects, microsoft applications
presentation projects, microsoft applications, mail: As I responded to the question regarding Excel, it depends on what you want to do. Terminology is as follows: Application: A program like Word or Excel whihc is part of Microsoft Office. Feature: What you can do in Word like s Mail Merge function...

Business Software: What are the applications..., word excel powerpoint, good luck
word excel powerpoint, good luck: This is too general a question. Applications usually are programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others. Within these applications or programs you have features that allow you to do certina things. What is you want to do with Excel. Thanks and...

Business Software: assistance, free advice forum, commerce package
free advice forum, commerce package, software products: I would suggest that you look for a WEB host that will provide an e-commerce package for you. There are many of them. I use burlee.com, but you can check hostsearch.com for others. They can help you build an e-commerce site where you can sell anything you...

Business Software: Backup Software, backup files, backup software
backup files, backup software, home computer: There are services that will back up over the Internet to a server where you can access them from your home computer. But I don t know of anything specific that will actually send them directly. You could, however, use something like PC Anywhere were you...

Business Software: Bar codes, code 39 barcode, code 39 barcode font
code 39 barcode, code 39 barcode font, sacanner: You are creating the labels using a Code 39 barcode font? Each box gets three different labels? And your scanner can only read two of them? I know that you sometimes have to use a delimiting character (I use an *) at the beginning and end of the actual...

Business Software: Becoming an ACT! Certified Consultant, projection chart, lucky person
projection chart, lucky person, speed lines: Thanks for the question Dave. I have been an ACT! Certified Consultant for about 7 years now. It has been my sole source of income. I ve had very good years and not so good years. I ve changed my business model with the times and have devoted myself...

Business Software: Best type of inexpensive software for small const. co., small business accounting, niche software
small business accounting, niche software, trade journals: I would look at Quickbooks. Its not expensive (I think its about $200) and is considered the premier small business accounting package. I think it can also do job estimating, but that may be a separate module. Another place to look is in contruction trade...

Business Software: Blackberry compatibility with outlook or palm, intellisync software, palm desktop
intellisync software, palm desktop, palm software: As far as I m aware its not possible for you to sync a Blackberry directly with the Palm Desktop utilities (Address book, Calendar, Todo List, etc.). However, its very possible to sync with Outlook on both the Blackberry and Palm. So by syncing the Blackberry...

Business Software: Business Calendars, peak demand periods, time allocations
peak demand periods, time allocations, inevitable conflicts: Hi Don, I am not aware that any concrete measures are in place to do that. My clients have used a combination of measures including: 1. Time allocations for shared resources, to cover meeting and non-meeting project time. 2. Meeting scheduling software...

Business Software: Business Card Creation, page brochures, tri fold brochures
page brochures, tri fold brochures, iridologist: Just about anything can be used to design business cards. Word, Powerpoint, most graphics programs, etc. I would NOT recommend printing your own cards however. You can design your own but take them to a printer to actually print. It will be a much more professional...

Business Software: Business Card Creation, page brochures, iridologist
page brochures, iridologist, card creation: Hi Mike, believe it or not, but I like MS Word. You can do almost anything in there (layout-wise). But as far as graphics go, try photoshop or you can download a free trial of paintshop pro at www.jasc.com. (very similar). Also, try MS Publisher. It...

Business Software: Business cards, photo suite 4, business cards
photo suite 4, business cards, business card: If you are using the by-pass paper tray with your printer, then I *do* have a suggestion. Put the business card paper in where you put normal sheets of paper. Be sure to place in the paper tray so that it will print correctly. Also, try printing on regular...

Business Software: Business Software, copyright issues, time magazine
copyright issues, time magazine, business software: If I understand you, you want to be able to create a magazine cover page where you put an individual s picture so it looks like they were featured in the magazine. For example, you might put my picture on Time magazine s man of the year issue. If that...

Business Software: Business Software, office automation and group collaboration software, office automation software
office automation and group collaboration software, office automation software, group collaboration software: I believe the answer to your question is as follows. Please note that I work mostly by myself so do not use any group collaboration software or office automation software per se. Microsoft makes software, MS Word if I understand the functions of the current...

Business Software: Business Software, contact management software, safe bet
contact management software, safe bet, commerce corporation: Thank you for your question Charlotte. You actually hit upon my area! ACT! 2000 (by Interact Commerce Corporation)is ideal for your situation. It is a contact management software that tracks all information about each of your customers. You will want...

Business Software: Business software, personal computer owners, bookkeeping software
personal computer owners, bookkeeping software, small business software: Why wouldn t you be able to? You can use any software on your system that you legally purchase. If you want to buy bookkeeping software there are many options ranging from large scale enterprise software like PeopleSoft and SAP to small business software like...

Business Software: Business software, edrawer, documentation manager
edrawer, documentation manager, search functions: Hi Bosco William I searched on download.com, and found the following. Maybe you could download a few and give them a try: ProLibra: http://www.download.com/ProLibra/3000-2076-10166425.html?tag=lst-0-2 eDrawer: http://www.download.com/eDrawer/3000-2064-10322245.html?tag=lst-0-5...

Business Software: What is the best database program?, oracle sql server, access filemaker
oracle sql server, access filemaker, relative term: First best is a relative term. The answer to your question depends on the scope of your database and business. A smaller project would probably use Microsoft Access, FileMaker or Lotus Approach. A larger project might use Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, My SQL...

Business Software: block diagrams, microsoft visio, ee student
microsoft visio, ee student, plain txt: Visio is the BEST choice. Its extremely easy to use and you can do a great deal by just manipulating the properties. I have a book on programming for Visio that should help you. I don t have it with me but if you search Amazon or BN for Visio Programming you...

Business Software: about (bpo) business processs outsourcing, how to create a business plan, business process outsourcing
how to create a business plan, business process outsourcing, company websites: I have one answer to all three questions; Research! You can use search engines to try and find company websites. Such sites usually have contact pages with such information. As for question 2, there is a load of info on the WEB about how to create a...

Business Software: buisness prog., database task, shipping trade
database task, shipping trade, trade journals: I don t know of any specific program that is designed for such a task. I would suggest checking shipping trade journals. Usually specialized software like that is advertised in such magazines. However, depending on your needs, just tracking the vessels...

Business Software: business computing, mba student, state references
mba student, state references, management model: Hello, once again I can only provide you with some pointers. Try these: An IT Planning and Management MOdel for Higher Education: http://is.memphis.edu/depts/vpcio/presentations/unzoped/itplansem/sld001.htm Example IT Plan: http://www.ctstateu.edu/is-t/strategic_plan/...

Business Software: How does business person (ex...., paper folders, ocr products
paper folders, ocr products, folder system: Thanks for your question Rick. The process of converting from a paper and folder system to a software database that tracks patient records and activity is not as complicated as you might think. There are several products available that run a veterinarian...

Business Software: Calendar Creator Plus, new dell, calendar program
new dell, calendar program, dell computer: Calendar Creator is a great program. Its up to version 8 or 9 I think. The vendor, Broderbund, is still in business. You can purchase a current version direct from them at www.broderbund.com or thru many softwarre retailers. I ve seen it at CompUSA, Best Buy,...

Business Software: Calendar Creator Plus, retail prices range, compusa
retail prices range, compusa, floppy disc: Who told you that Calendar Creator went out of business? The program is still being sold and updated. I see it on sale regularly at places like CompUSA or office supply stores. There are a few different versions from standard to Business. Its distributed by...

Business Software: Calendar Creator, dos disk, calendar program
dos disk, calendar program, calendar creator: I m familiar with CC though I don t remember it having that feature (of course I never looked for it). CC still exists, I think its up to Version 9. You can probably find it at Broderbund.com. There may be a free trial or you can e-mail them to ask if it still...

Business Software: Card Scan, installer cd, card scan
installer cd, card scan, form asp: You could try this site : http://www.corex.com/cardscan/support/cardscan_softupdate.asp Or their support page is here : http://support.cardscan.org/supportrequest/form.asp?lang=english I had a trawl, but couldn t see anything else. Take care,...

Business Software: CDs ARRANGE, record library, cd library
record library, cd library, artist title: There are any number of CD or Record library apps out there. Many of them shareware and even some freeware. Go to tucows.com or download.com and search for CD LIBRARY and you should find plenty to test out to see if it meets your needs. A good CD library...

Business Software: Collecting user expectation /requirements, market research survey, spotlight articles
market research survey, spotlight articles, personnel profiles: Hi Calvin, Keep in mind, many people have no opinion or expectations of products or services they don t use or don t use frequently. For example, I have no opinion on diapers, because I have no small children. The no opinion group is a large portion...

Business Software: Columnist, medium size businesses, small business owners
medium size businesses, small business owners, productivity applications: My curiousity is aroused here. I would be interested in pursuing this further. Topics I could write on is general use of technology in small to medium size businesses. With an emphasis on databases and other productivity applications. I would be more interested...

Business Software: Computer, software, advice question, clothing design software, old fashon
clothing design software, old fashon, search the web: In most cases the choice of software drives the choice of hardware. I have no familiarity with clothing design software, but the MAC is generally considered a better choice for graphics applications. So what I would do research into clothing design software....

Business Software: Cost calculation software, calculation software, lisl
calculation software, lisl, simple software: Hi QQ, I am a strong believer in Excel for these type of requirements, as it is very flexible and easy to change. If you need help with Excel, please let me know again. Also, have a look on www.download.com. They have a bunch of stuff to download there....

Business Software: CRM Programs, crm apps, crm program
crm apps, crm program, web requirements: This is not an area where I have a lot of knowledge or experience. For a small business I would suggest looking at ACT. Its generally at the top of the reviews for CRM apps. The next step would be a WEB search on CRM to see what you can find in terms of...

Business Software: CRM Software, customer relationship management, database module
customer relationship management, database module, shelf software: The major small business CRM out there is ACT. But I m not whether it has all the features you want. For something that bundles CRM and accounting, you would probably have to go to someothing like SAP, but that s really for larger operations and is costly....

Business Software: Creating Database, relational database analysis, multidimensional database
relational database analysis, multidimensional database, flexible database: I hate to say it, but it depends. What hotel info are you trying to accomodate? What is your purpose? Is it analysis? There are many flexible database products but each may have a different purpose. Transactional processing and reporting can best...

Business Software: Creating a database from an Excel document, vendor entry, birthday cakes
vendor entry, birthday cakes, database mapping: Thank you for your question Theresa, If you have set up columns in Excel so that on each row, you are putting the same type of information in each column, you can easily set up those same fields in ACT! and then import your data. For example, if you have...

Business Software: Crystal Reports 9, vertical alignment, invoice number
vertical alignment, invoice number, lorena: I checked and don t see anyway to format a textbox for vertical alignment. There might be a way to fudge this though. Since you are using a formula to determine the heading, you could include a Line feed with headings that will fit on one line. You could...

Business Software: Customer database software, customer database software, customer relation management
customer database software, customer relation management, shareware libraries: If you have Microsoft Office, you can use Outlook for just about all of that. The only 2 CRM (Customer Relation Management) packages that I know about specifically are ACT and Goldmine. But they are outside your budget and probably more than you need....

Business Software: cd, burner software, cdr
burner software, cdr: Sounds like you didn t close the CD. Usually, when burning you are asked if you want to leave the CD open for adding further info. If you say yes, you won t be able to use it on other PCs. So you need to close it. Check your burner software on how to close...

Business Software: color codes, html color code, pixel dimensions
html color code, pixel dimensions, exact color: Hi Seb, I do not quite understand what you want to do. Do you plan on using PowerPoint to create an image or does the endproduct have to be slides? For question no 1: You can create a small image in an Image Editor like Jasc Paintshop Pro with the color...

Business Software: consignment software?, consignment shop, thanks for your time
consignment shop, thanks for your time, easy program: Hi Cara, thanks for your question. I do not have any particular knowledge about consignment software, but you can try the following links: http://www.bestconsignmentshopsoftware.com/about.htm http://www.consignment-software.com/ http://www.theconsignmentshop.biz/...

Business Software: consignment software?, managing a business, consignment shop
managing a business, consignment shop, microsoft access: I don t know of any thing specific. You might look at Quickbooks, which has a lot of tools for managing a business. Its not just accounting. You might also consider building your own using a database app like Microsoft Access. Or hiring a consultant (like...

Business Software: converting files, csv file, open office
csv file, open office, spreadsheet: You can export/save a spreadsheet file to a .csv file. Open Office which I use has a save as function with .csv as an option. Open office also allows a spreadsheet to be exported as a .pdf file. As for converting a .pdf file to .csv, that is more challenging....

Business Software: counting software, access filemaker, database apps
access filemaker, database apps, names thanks: There are several database apps that could be used. The top ones are Microsoft Access, Filemaker or Lotus Approach. Any of the three could do the job, but would require designing and setting up the system. It probably wouldn t be too hard depending on the...

Business Software: counting type software, paper cards, type software
paper cards, type software, database program: Depends on how you define affordable. You can probably do this with Quickbooks. You can also do it with any database program. Hope this helps, Scott Please don t forget to provide feedback for this response (either by rating or followup). It helps...

Business Software: credit card processing, accepting credit cards, gateway company
accepting credit cards, gateway company, paypal: Hi, apologies for the delay in answering your question. Try the following websites: http://www.my-credit-card-processing.com/ http://www.paymethods.com/index-2.htm http://www.graphcard.com/ Maybe email these companies and ask if they are...

Business Software: Data backup, backup my pc, photo files
backup my pc, photo files, good software: I use Backup My PC from Stomp. Others I hae heard good things about are Retrospect and NovaStor. Hope this helps, Scott Please don t forget to provide feedback for this response (either by rating or followup). It helps me help people better if I know...

Business Software: Database Management, document database management, surat india
document database management, surat india, google: There are a number of document management programs. One you might consider is Paperport (Scansoft). This program can be used to do full text searches. Both Microsoft and Google have desktop search programs that operate like a search engine for your hard drive....

Business Software: Decision Making, acdemic, academic session
acdemic, academic session, calendar software: Hi Neeraj, My recommendation is to create a solution which can cater for both instances. If you cater for one situation only, the likelihood is that some of the customers for your solution will do it the other way. I know this from experience (I work...

Business Software: Difference between current, baseline and actual cost?, resource data, yh
resource data, yh, baseline: Hello YH, Thanks for the question. Let s start with Baseline Cost (BC). When you put in all your resource data, etc. and you set the baseline for the project, the cost of the project is also set as the baseline cost. The baseline is that set of figures...

Business Software: Distance Teaching, graphic element, three participants
graphic element, three participants, english as a second language: There are several things you can do. I beleive Skyp does allow you to sharte your screen in a conference. If it doesn t you can use Microsoft s NetMeeting to do it. But that won t allow seeing other video cams. There are a number of places that allow WEB...

Business Software: Document management software, document management software, document repositories
document management software, document repositories, document locator: Sharepoint is a collaboration tool. Using a WEB server it allows people to collaborate on projects by providing many features including discussion forums, document repositories and more. You can find out details on Microsoft s site. But Document management...

Business Software: Document management software, document management software, document locator
document management software, document locator, sharepoint: Hi Art, I have a small amount of experience in this area, but it s not deep. I ve had some exposure to MS SharePoint and some others. However, I might still be able to assist. My advice is to not think about technology first - tell me what it is you...

Business Software: database Reports, open source product, lotus suite
open source product, lotus suite, lotus office: I have used the database capabilities built into the Lotus Suite: Aproach database software. I have also used MS Access and OpenOffice s Base software (limited use). I have no experience with ENABLE. Lotus Suite is still available for purchase. IBM purchased...

Business Software: decision-making software, decision support software, software apps
decision support software, software apps, additional supplies: I understood what you wanted, I was trying to explain that such software is only as good as the parameters input into it. I have no personal familiarity with such apps, but if you google decision support software you will find a bunch of apps being offered....

Business Software: document comparison, document comparison, database query
document comparison, database query, thanks john: From what you are describing, this appears to be a question that can be answered via a database query or function rather than a comparison between two documents. Can the lists be imported into a spreadsheet or database? Sorry about taking so long to...

Business Software: E-Mail Attachments, mail attachments, word docs
mail attachments, word docs, mail message: Whjat you might consider is sending the Word docs as Templates instead of regular docs. When you save a template it forces you to save it as new document. Another option would be to add a macro to your documents that intercepts the Save command and displays...

Business Software: What is an Educational Software?, myer briggs test, educational software developer
myer briggs test, educational software developer, siebel certified: Dear RebornintoArtist, I am not an expert on Educational Software, but I do however have a few suggestions for your career plans: Firstly, do research. Lots of research. Try www.google.com and type in Educational Software. You will find many sites with...

Business Software: Enabled, Locked Properties, timely fashion, last question
timely fashion, last question, vba: Every control on a form has two properties that can prevent it being edited. The Enabled and the Locked properties. When Enabled is set to No, the control is grayed out and will not allow it to receive focus. If Locked is set to Yes, the control can receive...

Business Software: electronic signature, handwritten signature, electronic signature
handwritten signature, electronic signature, file tif: If you have a scanner you scan your signature (I suggest using a med point felt tip pen) and save it as a file (TIF is the best option). You can then insert that file into most word processors. I would caution against using this when sending documents electronically....

Business Software: electronic signature, handwritten signature, electronic signature
handwritten signature, electronic signature, digital signatures: Hi James, I do not know a lot about digital signatures, but I would think that one would need software to facilitate this. Here is a good description of how this works: http://www.youdzone.com/signature.html Hope this helps a little bit. Regards,...

Business Software: ez units software, units software, rental software
units software, rental software, two computers: You will probably have to get replacement disks from the author. You can TRY copying the folder from one PC to another, but if its a Windows app that will probably not work. Hope this helps, Scott Please don t forget to provide feedback for this response...

Business Software: "FaxTalk" problem, customer upgrades, microsoft fax
customer upgrades, microsoft fax, sleep mode: Hi Al, I am not familiar with the product, but here goes: I found some instructions on this website on how to remove the program: (Scroll to the bottom) http://www.zoltrix.com/support_html/public/Faxtalk/manuals/ftmess/ch2.htm I also found this (this...

Business Software: File Accessed Date, record retention, hth
record retention, hth, document management: Such info MIGHT be stored as part of the document, but it would depend on the software that created the document. There are a number of document management appss out there, but the kind of functionality you are asking for is high end and expensive. You...

Business Software: Filling out forms, adobe acrobat, filling out forms
adobe acrobat, filling out forms, work thanks: Hi, We considered something like that at our work, and it is possible to use Adobe Acrobat for completing applications. As far as I know, you need to have the Adobe Acrobat PDF full licence to do that. Maybe have look around on their website. I hope...

Business Software: Flat File, comma delimited, format csv
comma delimited, format csv, csv file: Thank you for your question. A CSV file is a text file of Comma Separated Values. For example, when you save an excel spreadsheet (rows and columns) as a text file, you have two choices, txt (Tab Delimited) and csv (comma delimited). Each cell in a row...

Business Software: Flowcharts, data flow diagrams, microsoft visio
data flow diagrams, microsoft visio, flow charts: Hi Andrew, sorry for the delay in answering your query. I am having email trouble! I usually use Microsoft Visio. This is an excellent tool for flow charts, layouts, data flow diagrams etc. Let me know if you need any more info. Kind regards, ...

Business Software: Folder Password Protect, ms products, party software
ms products, party software, open office: As I use Open Office more than MS products, I am not sure how to password protect a directory from within MS Word, if it in fact can be accomplished that way. You might check with the Experts on the MS Office section of this web site. As for other products...

Business Software: Formating Forms-Scanning, optical character recognition program, optical character recognition
optical character recognition program, optical character recognition, mail shots: Hi Mike, Textbridge is what is termed an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program and interprets images of text converting them into actual editable text. If this is the sort of tool you would really like to use, then (in theory) you can use any tool...

Business Software: ad-hoc reporting tools, reporting solutions
Business Software: ad-hoc reporting tools, reporting solutions

Business Software: What is the best database program?, itransact, bespoke software
Business Software: What is the best database program?, itransact, bespoke software, ltd uk

Business Software: CRM Programs, small business, midsized business
Business Software: CRM Programs, small business, midsized business, crm software

Business Software: consignment software?
Business Software: consignment software?

Business Software: electronic signature
Business Software: electronic signature

Business Software: Javelin Plus 3.5 software, ancient equivalent, model logic
Business Software: Javelin Plus 3.5 software, ancient equivalent, model logic, nissan motor acceptance corp

Business Software: Removing Games from Windows XP Pro, game programs, ms games
Business Software: Removing Games from Windows XP Pro, game programs, ms games, standard ms

Business Software: Replacing Professional File, customer data base, dos icon
Business Software: Replacing Professional File, customer data base, dos icon, dos machines

Business Software: replacing Professional File, software publishing, windows version
Business Software: replacing Professional File, software publishing, windows version, ms windows

Business Software: Time and billing software, professional services company, time and billing system
Business Software: Time and billing software, professional services company, time and billing system, time and billing

Business Software: Visio & Word, flowchart, word document
Business Software: Visio & Word, flowchart, word document, valid question

Business Software: Vote Counting Software, car show, gmail
Business Software: Vote Counting Software, car show, gmail

Business Software: file printing, cd writing software, cd cover
cd writing software, cd cover, folders: Hello, there are two ways in which this can be done according to my knowledge: 1) Depending on which software you are using, you might be able to print a list of whatever you are storing on the cd. Most cd-writing software has a label designer where...

Business Software: filling in forms, omniform, paperport
omniform, paperport, several times: Check out scansoft.com. They have two packages that will do this. OmniForm is designed specifically for this purposes. You scan the form and it will attempt to determine the fill in areas. You can then type in those areas and print out the form. You can adjust...

Business Software: first choice 3.5, epson stylus color 440, stylus color 440
epson stylus color 440, stylus color 440, epson stylus color: Do they have Microsoft Office? You can probably use Excel if its a simple database. If you want to get a little fancier you can use Microsoft Access. You might also look at Lotus SmartSuite. You can get this very cheaply and the included Lotus Approach is...

Business Software: grapical format, graph wizard, exact steps
graph wizard, exact steps, numerical data: Hello Shradha, I am not quite sure what exactly you want to do. Do you want to make pictures of your data? If so, then MS Excel would be the easiest to use. It has a graph wizard that is very easy to use. Let me know if this is it, then I can...

Business Software: Hi Scottgem:), I am a rookie:)..., canon canoscan, correct drivers
canon canoscan, correct drivers, earthly idea: First, You also have to make sure you have the correct drivers for Win 98 for the Canon. Not jsut the Twain drivers, but the whole package. Download all this, and then remove the scanner from your system completely (do this in Device Mgr). Then reinstall it....

Business Software: Hi,I want to know is there..., proposal rfp, rfp document
proposal rfp, rfp document, request for proposal: Hello Navid, Thank you for your question. I found a few resources that can help you. First, some articles and general info about RFPs: http://www.itworld.com/Man/2673/CWSTO53317/ http://www.webpronews.com/ebusiness/sales/wpn-9-20040107WhatisaProposalandWhyDoYouNeedOne.html...

Business Software: HR Interview Scheduler Software, mail form, interview appointment
mail form, interview appointment, interview scheduler: There are LOADS of apps that allow you to keep an appointment calendar. Outlook (part of Office will do it). However, I don t know of any that will automatically create an e-mail form that the user can fill in and return and have it populate the calendar....

Business Software: Human Resource Software, human resource software, histoy
human resource software, histoy, hth: I haven t a clue. HRIS software has probably existed in one form or another almost as long as computers. Its a natural to use computers to keep track of the many things one has to keep track of about employees. I would suspect that many, early, HRIS apps...

Business Software: Information on MS Office, chart wizard button, car racing game
chart wizard button, car racing game, left mouse button: Perhaps it is the words you choose in describing what you need to know. There are graphics in Excel but they are not called games. They show data or information in a picture form. Let me give you an exercise to do to demonstrate. Open your Excel...

Business Software: Installing Office 2003, hth, office 2000
hth, office 2000, installing office: The questions is whether you only want 2003. Either way, don t remove 2K first. The 2003 install will detect its there and will ask if you want to keep any of the 2000 components. If you select no, they will be removed. Outlook will automatically be removed,...

Business Software: Inventory Control, autographed sports memorabilia, inventory module
autographed sports memorabilia, inventory module, quick books: I don t know of any thing off the shelf that will do the job. The closest might be Quick Books which I beleive has an inventory module. You might consider using a database program like Microsoft Access and building something on your own. If you are interested,...

Business Software: Invoice for small bussiness, small bussiness, ms office products
small bussiness, ms office products, excel templates: Let me qualify this response by noting as I am using Open Office on my computer, I do not have the MS office products so I cannot try out my response. Also, there are other MS Office experts on this web site which may provide better or a more detailed responce...

Business Software: Invoicing, invoice template, excel templates
invoice template, excel templates, costumer: Depends on the database. I believe the Invoice template in Excel uses references that pick up data from a table elsewhere in the sheet. So you would need to import the data into that area of the sheet. Doesn t the database you are storing the data in allow...

Business Software: Some information about MS Office, car racing game, decorated eggs
car racing game, decorated eggs, easter eggs: Easter Eggs are hidden functions that some programmers put into apps as sort of signatures. They get their name from the Easter holiday tradition of a hunt for decorated eggs. I don t pay much attention to them, but if you want to find them do a web search...

Business Software: invoice program, small business accounting, invoicing program
small business accounting, invoicing program, staples office: You might consider trying QuickBooks. he will probably need more that just invoicing and Quickbooks is the acknowledged leader in small business accounting. I believe you can get a free trial from Intuit. I think it would also be a good idea to consult his...

Business Software: Javelin Plus 3.5 software, graph view, sales turnover
graph view, sales turnover, lotus approach: Actually Approach was a separate product that Lotus purchased. And it was nothing like you describe for Javelin. Approach is more akin to Microsoft Access than anything else. But, yes, what you describe is pretty much what I remember about Javelin. Allowing...

Business Software: KM Software & Globalization, software globalization, graduate paper
software globalization, graduate paper, workforce management: Sorry about the delayed response - again the question is hard to answer specifically because it is so broad. It s almost like asking, :what specific benefit does the telephone have to a global org? I guess at its most basic form, KM allows increased communication...

Business Software: KM Software and Globalization, knowledge management software, political boundaries
knowledge management software, political boundaries, graduate paper: I know a little about Knowledge Management software, but I can t see how it has any bearing on globalization. KM software is used to try and capture human expertise to provide a way of reproducing it. Globalization is the process of blurring political boundaries...

Business Software: Learning, health insurance provider, hip health
health insurance provider, hip health, billing statements: Thank you for your question Ray, I would contact HIP directly and confirm the method and format they are requesting. They may also be able to help you find a consultant to assist you. They may simply want you to send them your statements via email, which...

Business Software: No Lookups in a Table, correct choices, option groups
correct choices, option groups, listboxes: That is correct. Lookup FIELDS on table level are not recommended. They cause more problems than they are worth. You can do a lookup on a form in a variety of ways. The most common is using a combobx control. Just use the Combobox wizard (very similar to the...

Business Software: lost mail - outlook express, outlook express 6, dbx files
outlook express 6, dbx files, isp provider: If you did not back them up before the reinstall they may be gone. OE stores your folders in DBX files. You might try searching your HD for *.dbx and see if you have multiple ones listed. If you do I would search the Net for a DBX utility that can manage such...

Business Software: Major Software application Pricing, accounting systems, grocery industry
accounting systems, grocery industry, pricing models: When you talk about software in that price range, pricing models are all over the board. I use one app for Facilities mgmt that prices based on square footage covered. Another is based on users. Other major apps are priced on sales, revenues, or just a fixed...

Business Software: Merge database with Invoices, using ms works, invoicing system
using ms works, invoicing system, mike shields: Thank you for your question Mike, I recommend Quick Books for small businesses. It is easy to use and provides you with invoice templates and reports on your accounts. It does not link to MS Works however. I think you can export your customer names from...

Business Software: Microsoft Money, money files, church money
money files, church money, money 2005: Are you trying to read the file from a CD/R disk? If so, that explains the Read Only. If you copied the file from a CD/R disk you may have also copied the Read Only attribute. Find the file using Windows Explorer, right click and select properties and see...

Business Software: Microsoft Office., viable techniques, microsoft office
viable techniques, microsoft office, computer science: Depends on you. Books, instructor led courses, online courses (freeskills.com, hplearningcenter.com) or just reading the manuals and playing. All of these or any combination are viable techniques. Hope this helps, Scott Please don t forget to provide...

Business Software: Microsoft Office 2000 prob, microsoft office 2000, office cd
microsoft office 2000, office cd, application vendor: Hmm, Sorry but I ve never heard of such a problem. But its likely that whatever you did to restore your system files may have corrupted your Office install or whatever corrupted your system files did that. Can you try doing a Repair? What happens when you...

Business Software: Microsoft Office Excel 2000, office excel, current date
office excel, current date, excel 2000: Hi Donna, There is a formula function for Date and Time called Now which will insert the current date and time into a cell. I m not really sure how to get a sequential invoice nubmer to generate, so I can t really help with that one. Thanks for your...

Business Software: Microsoft Office Excel 97, e mail address, automatic backups
e mail address, automatic backups, pc based software: Actually its rare that a backup file is automatically done. Some programs do it, but they are few. Hope this helps Scott You can choose not to beleive me, but I ve spent over 20 years working with a load of PC based software packages. Automatic backups...

Business Software: Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003, microsoft office trial, microsft office
microsoft office trial, microsft office, windowsxp: New PCs come with a 60 day trial of Office. If you don t purchase and activate it, it locks you out after 60 days. You won t lose your documents if you uninstall, but I would back them up anyway just to be sure. If you don t purchase Office, you will...

Business Software: Microsoft Office upgrade, thick client, learning curve
thick client, learning curve, office97: Sure its possible. Office 2007 will open files of any prior version. You can choose to save the files in 2007 format or the original format. I don t know of any specific discussions on this, but if you search on Upgrade to Office 2007 you should find stuff....

Business Software: Microsoft Office, intel celeron processor, microsoft office 2000
intel celeron processor, microsoft office 2000, microsoft office 2000 premium: If you find a way let me know, I have the same problem. The following is from the Microsoft Knowledge Base: ------------- When I start Word 2000, why does it sometimes install and configure my system again? When you start Word 2000 after you run an...

Business Software: Microsoft Outlook, mail account, outlook setup
mail account, outlook setup, account tools: Hi Bobbi, I m not completely sure what the problem is but I have two suggestions: 1. Check your mail account (Tools, Accounts) on the Advanced Tab in Properties and be sure that you don t have Break Messages apart checked. 2. Check your office Outlook...

Business Software: Microsoft Project 2000, microsoft project 2000, long hope
microsoft project 2000, long hope, gantt chart: Hi Kerry, Took me a moment or two - I ve been reconstructing my system. I managed to really mess it up - it wouldn t even boot all the way. That s a techie for ya - always playing around... Anyway, the answer to your question is this: For individual...

Business Software: Microsoft, buying a new computer, compatiable
buying a new computer, compatiable, windows xp home edition: OFfice XP will work on any current version of Windows from Win 98 to Win XP, either Home or Pro. The problem here is you are mixing the operating system (OS) with application software. Win XP is the operating system, Office XP is application software. So,...

Business Software: Mouse disappearing & wrong window closing, strange system, window closing
strange system, window closing, defragmenting: Did the below help with your mouse issue? I didn t realize the latest question came from the same person. I strongly suggest defragmenting. Todd *********** While I m not familiar with your specific problem, the following command can resolve strange...

Business Software: MS Explorer, folder contents, microsoft access
folder contents, microsoft access, notepad: You can t change the order of columns displayed by the DIR command. You can create the text file, then bring it into Excel or Access as a fixed width file and parse it into the columns, then you can change the column order. Hope this helps, Scott Microsoft...

Business Software: MS Office 2000 program initiation, ms office 2000, program initiation
ms office 2000, program initiation, personal specs: When I do a uninstall/reinstall of Office, I remove the folders after the uninstall. Office doesn t remove them because there are user created files in them. I should have specified that as part of the process. Glad you got the message eliminated. Scott...

Business Software: MS Office Shortcut Bar, office shortcut bar, microsoft office manager
office shortcut bar, microsoft office manager, correct icons: Its been a while since I use MOM (Microsoft Office Manager). So I don t recall the exact copmands. I do recall that there were issues where the wrong icons were displayed or the right icons, but for the wrong programs. I also recall that the icons are smaller...

Business Software: MS Office, ms office files, office cd
ms office files, office cd, office apps: Well first you have a licensing issue. Unless you got the original disks disks with the PC then you have an illegal copy of Office. I don t know that CD is, it may not be complete. My suggestion would be to get a legal copy of Office and try installing...

Business Software: MS Outlook / Outlook Express Address Books & Contacts Sychronization, personal address book, microsoft outlook express
personal address book, microsoft outlook express, microsoft outlook express 6: Outlook is more of a personal information manager, whil Outlook Express is basically an e-mail client. Outlook is WAY more powerful the OE. In Oulook your contacts are maintained in the Contact folder, forget the Address books. The Contacts folder has...

Business Software: MS Outlook, microsoft outlook 2000, distribution lists
microsoft outlook 2000, distribution lists, exact problem: Hi Andre, I cannot find the solution to your exact problem - I think that companies use specific software for this. I have a couple of suggestions that could work as well: 1) You can send the email to yourself and then BCC the ditribution list...

Business Software: MS PROJECT, ms project, reformat
ms project, reformat, thanks in advance: Getting the ##### indicates the column is not wide enough for the date. You need to either reformat the dates or widen the column. The reason why some dates might appear while others are too big is because of formatting, 1/1/03 is shorter then 12/31/03. ...

Business Software: MS Problems, norton anti virus, ms word 2002
norton anti virus, ms word 2002, ms problems: I haven t a clue why a new document would be read Only. I assume you are using File New to create the document, then using File Save or Save as to save it. The only possible thing I can think of is that a document with that name already exists. It might help...

Business Software: MS Problems, norton anti virus, ms word 2002
norton anti virus, ms word 2002, troubleshooting microsoft windows: Hello, I am sorry but I do not know how to solve this problem. I found this other website similar to allexperts.com. Maybe you can give this lady a try. She seems to know a lot about MS Word: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Word/M_315619.html...

Business Software: MS Project 4, residential home construction, ms project 2000
residential home construction, ms project 2000, software project management: Hi Neal, MS Project 2000 has a template for residential home construction built in. If you have access to the program, you can get it there. If not, I suggest you try the library or a book store like Borders or Barnes & Noble. Ask them for the section...

Business Software: MS Project, task duration, completion dates
task duration, completion dates, information schedule: Hello Shay, I was able to duplicate this event. Why it s happening has to do with the way the program calculates dates. But before addressing that, I would ask you why you want to put in the dates in Excel then transfer them to Project. Project is made...

Business Software: MSProject 2000 Installation, ms project 2000, original cd
ms project 2000, original cd, support microsoft: I ve installed Project 2000 on a machine with IE 6 with no problem. Are you working from an original CD? Did you check the error message at support.microsoft.com? Hope this helps, Scott Please don t forget to provide feedback for this response (either...

Business Software: management information, management information system, procurement software
management information system, procurement software, procurement management: The main difference between off the shelf and tailor-made is that, with tailor-made you supply the exact specifications and get exactly the feature and functionality you want. Depending on the size of your business this could also mean a much greater cost...

Business Software: marketing strategy, customer lifetime value, research focus areas
customer lifetime value, research focus areas, customer relationship management: Hi Bama, I can provide you with some resources to help you write your article. I hope this helps. I do think that you should pick an organisation and focus on them for this answer. But here are some general pointers: http://www.destinationcrm.com/articles/default.asp?ArticleID=3975&DCMP=ILL-2004-03-24-DestinationCRM...

Business Software: How can I mesh: 2 different versions of MS Access Created Accidentally?, office 2000 premium, quick launch
office 2000 premium, quick launch, excel spreadsheet: I have used MS Access although I generally have switched to the Open Office products, I do not currently have Access installed on my computer. I am certain Access has the ability to import from another Access database, I just cannot remember the menu selections...

Business Software: How can I mesh: 2 different versions of MS Access Created Accidentally?, office 2000 premium, quick launch
office 2000 premium, quick launch, documents folder: Sorry hit the wrong button. Sounds like you made a copy of the file in a different folder. You can have dup file names as long as they are in different folders. What you can do is copy and paste the records from one version into the other, then delete...

Business Software: Can I mix Access 2000 with Office XP?, office 2k, running office
office 2k, running office, office xp: No, you can choose to keep Office 2k. When you install Office XP it asks if you want to replace previous versions. You can select to keep Word, Excel, PP and/or Access. You can run multiple versions of Office (I have 97, 2k, XP & 2003 on my machine. But they...

Business Software: I NEED A HELP, freight forwarding company
freight forwarding company: While there are many free programs out there, I m not sure why you think someone should just give away the results of their efforts. Most freeware is a result of someone creating something for their own use and deciding to share it. I doubt if the type...

Business Software: Need to find association program, functional manner, mbf
functional manner, mbf, accounting software: Hello Carren, Thank you for the question. I m afraid you are really going to need to get the accounting software used by your former treasurer. From what I understand, an mbf file is a file type created by an application programmed in Microsoft Basic....

Business Software: need original software, learning curve, time license
learning curve, time license, simple software: Do you have Microsoft Office with Access? I do freelance application design using Access. What you describe is a fairly simple and if you want to give me more specific I can give you a quote for the work. If you want, I can also include the source code, so...

Business Software: OCR software, text recognition software, move text
text recognition software, move text, deskjet 3325: Hi, I am not familiar with these types of software, but can point you to a few websites where you can read more: http://www.newfreeware.com/search.php3?q=text-recognition+software http://www.scansoft.com/ (Looks really good!) http://www.business.com/search/rslt_default.asp?query=optical+text+recognition...

Business Software: Office 97 vs WXP, running office, office 98
running office, office 98, w98: There is no such thing as Office 98. I never had any problems running Office 97 under Win 98. I m currently on a Win XP machine and I have the last 4 versions of Office (97, 2K, XP and 2003) all installed and running fine. I don t have that file on my machine...

Business Software: An Oldie: Quattro Pro for DOS, compatibility mode, wysiwyg mode
compatibility mode, wysiwyg mode, quattro pro: Win ME got furthest away from DOS. I m afraid I doubt if you will be able to get it to work completely under Win ME. You might try opening a Command Prompt first and then running it from the Command Prompt. You actually might have greater success running...

Business Software: Open office pro for windows, microsoft office pro, open source software
microsoft office pro, open source software, office programming: I ve been using Open Office (OO) for the past 2+ years. I see no reason to purchase MS Office. OO works quite well for me. Open office is open source software. Check out www.openoffice.org; OO is *free* - there is no charge for downloading, installing and...

Business Software: Opening Links, load windows explorer, web answer
load windows explorer, web answer, weird question: Load windows explorer. Click on Tools / Folder Options / File types. Scroll down the list of file types to see if you can find a .htm or .html file type. If so change it. If you need more help, you may have to find someone to show you how to do this. I...

Business Software: Opening a PDF file from a command button, pdf file extension, vba module
pdf file extension, vba module, excel vba: This took a little research and experimentation. I found this helpful info at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/archive/default.asp?url=/archive/en-us/dnarvb4/html/msdn_shelexec.asp I will simplify for you. The obvious solution is to use the fact that the...

Business Software: Organization program, document management program, whole slew
document management program, whole slew, machine job shop: There is no specific program that will do what you want. One program that you might be able to adapt for the task is Paperport. Paperport is a document management program that is relatively inexpensive (About $200). With Paperport you could assign keywords...

Business Software: OScommerce, file transfer protocol, ftp program
file transfer protocol, ftp program, file server: FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. Its one of the main ways that files are transferred across the Internet. Without knowing what FTP client you are using or what you are trying to do, its hard to help. Generally, you use an FTP client to connect to...

Business Software: office 97, cd key code, silly place
cd key code, silly place, storage case: Excuse me? The CD storage case (not much thicker then the CD itself) designed to protect the CD is a silly place to put the CD key???? Where else would you put it??? Stamping it onto the CD itself would increase the cost of production. If its a legal copy...

Business Software: office assistant in Powerpoint 2000, ms powerpoint 2000, office assistant
ms powerpoint 2000, office assistant, paperclip: The Office Assistant is that animated Paperclip (or other icon) that is the interface for the Help system. Its apparently become corrupted and you need to reinstall it. It will not affect any PP presentations you have made. Hope this helps, Scott ...

Business Software: office automation or group collaboration software packages, group collaboration software, lotus smartsuite
group collaboration software, lotus smartsuite, novell groupwise: No Collaboration programs fall into the heading of groupware. Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange and Novell Groupwise are the main programs in this category. In my opinion there is no true alternative to MS Office. However, Lotus Smartsuite and Open Office...

Business Software: omnipage pro 14, file extention, omnipage pro 14
file extention, omnipage pro 14, expertice: Allen, My research was also fruitless. This is also out of my area of specific expertice, however, I can offer some suggestions. It seems to that Omnipage may have some utilities that will help you. Since you are a loyal customer and are up to date on...

Business Software: Partition, logical partitions, partition magic
logical partitions, partition magic, toshiba laptop: You really answered your own question. Powerquest says PM 6 is unstable with XP. Why would you risk losing everything on your drive by using an older version that is not compatable? Upgrade to at least PM 7 which supports XP. I ve used it on my XP Pro...

Business Software: Pasting software., correct keys, lisl
correct keys, lisl, trial versions: Hi Richard, unfortunately I have never heard of something like that. I know in MS Word you can associate letters or short words with longer words or sentences. For example: You can configure it so that everytime you type Mom , it automatically changes...

Business Software: Pasting software., correct keys, macro program
correct keys, macro program, keystrokes: Actually there are several. I would suggest going to tucows.com and search on Clipboard. You should find several clipboard enhancment utilities that allow you store multiple items in your clipboard and recall the specified item. Another type of program...

Business Software: Pasting software., clipboard managers, correct keys
clipboard managers, correct keys, shareware sites: Hi Richard, Thanks for your email. I think there are quite a few utilities out there that allow you to do what you re after. The following are a couple of freeware utilities that seem to have what you re after and seem to be relatively popular: http://freeware.brothersoft.com/utilities/clipboard_managers/multiclip_21742.html...

Business Software: PC Anywhere and Mterm, windows terminal services, novell server
windows terminal services, novell server, strong suspicion: Hi Ellice, Don t know that I can help you with a detailed answer for this question, but I ll apply what I do know. I ve used pcAnywhere VERY extensively - most of my clients typically use pcAnywhere [ their server rooms are places where only people who...

Business Software: PDF, pdf document, word document
pdf document, word document, restriction: If the document allows one copy per day, then that is a restriction placed on it by the author/owner of the document. For you to try and get around that restriction is tantamount to theft. For me to offer help in doing so would be unethical. If you really...

Business Software: Printing in MS Visio, space plan, dotted lines
space plan, dotted lines, stencil: The Visio grid is not printable. What you can do is create dotted lines and snap them to the grid then print. I would create these lines on a separate layer so I could turn them on or off as needed. You could also create your own custom stencil to drag into...

Business Software: Problem with Project 2000, resource sheet, calendar tools
resource sheet, calendar tools, resource utilization: Alison, The first two things I would check are: 1) What are the hours your user has set for the default or resource-specific working times in the calendar (Tools, Change Working Time...)? 2) What is the maximum resource utilization for the resources...

Business Software: Problem with a Windows file, removable disk drive, bootable disk
removable disk drive, bootable disk, harton: The only things I can suggest, is to run MSCONFIG and make sure that Corel or the file doesn t load at startup. then run your backup and see if that fixes it. You might also try excluding that file from your backup. Hope this helps, Scott Please don...

Business Software: PSD file, adobe photoshop 4, adobe acrobat reader
adobe photoshop 4, adobe acrobat reader, runtime program: Hi Pam, While this isn t exactly an area I consider myself an expert at, I did some research and determined that a .psd file is an Adobe Photoshop file. So it s a graphic format. I found good info at http://www.elated.com/pagekits/pagekits_psd.shtml....

Business Software: PUB file, ms pub, mocrosoft
ms pub, mocrosoft, microsoft publisher: The reason it doesn t say MS Pub is because you don t have it on your PC or its not associated with it. The way Windows knows what type of program a file is, is by the association setup for that PC. If no Association is setup then it uses the extension. ...

Business Software: .pdf attachments, www irs gov, e mail software
www irs gov, e mail software, pdf attachments: I ve not heard of iFranView32. A search of the web indicates that it is used for image manipulation. First, what e-mail software are you using. Does your e-mail server have a web interface you can use rather than downloading as part of an e-mail message....

Business Software: printing business cards, printing business cards, photo suite 4
printing business cards, photo suite 4, prospective customer: First, I do NOT recommend printing your own cards. A business card is often the only thing a prospective customer knows about you. A home printed card, is not of the same quality as a professionally printed card and it shows. Getting professionally printed...

Business Software: printing cd labels from a database, avery labels, cd label program
avery labels, cd label program, avery label: Both MS Office and Open Office word processing programs (MS Word, OO Writer) have templates for a variety of Avery labels. I do not know the avery label number for CD labels, but it is likely included. If not, either program can be used to setup the labels...

Business Software: printq, print spooler, software directions
print spooler, software directions, floppy drive: Comments and suggestions: Network the computers? Are both computers connected to the internet? If so there are ways to transfer the program between computers. Use another print spooler program. Purchase and install another 5 1/4 floppy drive,...

Business Software: problem in design templates, blank presentation, design template
blank presentation, design template, blank template: Hi Sri, Create a new document blank in Powerpoint. Make sure there is NOTHING in this document. No text, no formatting, NOTHING. Click File Save As. In the Save as Type box, select: Design Template . Give it a name you will remember. Now, open...

Business Software: Q&A Software, programming ability, decent product
programming ability, decent product, host forums: Q&A was last owned by Symantec which let it die out. There was a Windows version as well as the original DOS version. Delphi is a portal site now located at http://www.delphiforums.com that allows members to host forums. There may have been a Q&A forum there,...

Business Software: Query or Form or Other? Show student's homeroom teacher, homeroom teacher, call of duty help
homeroom teacher, call of duty help, sally smith: No, What I m saying is that you use combo or list boxes (or even option groups) on FORMS. You don t use lookups fields on TABLES. To clarify this further, when you are in design mode of a table, there are 2 tabs under the field list; General and Lookup. Under...

Business Software: Question about Installation of MS Office., ms office xp, exact message
ms office xp, exact message, hth: Without seeing the EXACT message, its hard for me to help. Also you refer to Office XP 2003. But that doesn t make sense. There is Office XP and Office 2003. These are two different versions. Office XP can be run on Win 98, but Office 2003 requires Windows...

Business Software: Question on mailing lists, ms publisher, infopath
ms publisher, infopath, office microsoft: Hello Jared Julia, thanks for the question. Here is a link that will help you to create a mail merge. Unfortunately this cannot be done automaticall in MS Publisher, but you need to use Word instead. Have a look at the website - check out the links...

Business Software: Quick Question, level domain names, unethical nature
level domain names, unethical nature, top level domain: The usages of the top-level domain names are general guidelines, not legal requirements. So it wouldn t be illegal to use a .org domain for a for profit business. But I would advise against it. Many people would take exception to the unethical nature of doing...

Business Software: Quickbooks/Quicken, technical glitches, five computers
technical glitches, five computers, business accounting: I don t have enough experience with QB to judge whether your experience was unusual or not. I can tell you that Quicken and Money are designed for personal finances, maybe with a home business. But I would use QB for business accounting. HTH Scott ...

Business Software: Quickbooks/Quicken, technical glitches, five computers
technical glitches, five computers, virtual memory: Hi. I have no expertise in Quickbooks. That being said, I fear I have a compulsion to attempt an answer, anyway. Take it for what it s worth. If the problem occurred at 19% on each installation, then there is a problem with Quickbooks in general or...

Business Software: Quickbooks/Quicken, technical glitches, cash receipts
technical glitches, cash receipts, five computers: I, for some reason, just became aware of this unanswered question from several months ago. Although I am using Quickbooks (QB), I am not enough of an expert to know how the system works with respect to .dll s, etc. I have not compared QB with other packages...

Business Software: Quickbooks, payroll service, payroll taxes
payroll service, payroll taxes, time purchase: Quickbooks (QB) per se is a one-time purchase. However, there is an annual fee for payroll -- payroll taxes have to be kept up to date via this service. I am not aware of the cost of the annual payroll service as compared with purchasing a new version...

Business Software: Quicken / Change of Account Names, expertise thanks, account names
expertise thanks, account names, investment accounts: Thanks for your question Joseph. There should be a list view of your accounts (from the View Menu?). You should be able to right click on the account you want to rename and select edit or rename from the menu. I m basing this answer on use of QuickBooks,...

Business Software: question regarding software, cost accounting, technical application
cost accounting, technical application, different kinds: Sumit, I would need a lot more of information to help you: Are you making wires or buying wires? How many wires, how many different kinds? Is this a technical application you are looking for or a cost accounting application? Is there a methodology...

Business Software: Record Keeping, acupuncture practice, licensed acupuncturist
acupuncture practice, licensed acupuncturist, microsoft application: If I understand your question correctly you want to keep track of the online surveys to which you respond. Sounds interesting. Be sure to me know how it goes. My suggestion is to use either Access or Excel to keep track of the responses you make. ...

Business Software: Record Keeping, acupuncture practice, spreadsheet program
acupuncture practice, spreadsheet program, licensed acupuncturist: If you use Quicken or MS Money, you should be able to work out a way to track this. Basically I would set it up as an Income account, set the survey sites as the sources. You could create transactions with the name of the survey and leave the amount blank...

Business Software: Record Keeping, acupuncture practice, licensed acupuncturist
acupuncture practice, licensed acupuncturist, online surveys: Hi Michael, sorry for the delay in answering your question. Things are really hectic at work!!! :) My suggestion would either be MS Excel - which is pretty straight-forward to use, or MS Access which is a little bit more difficult. I can help you...

Business Software: Regarding the sap-abap4, geographical information system, siebel experience
geographical information system, siebel experience, career suits: Dear Rajesh, I have Siebel experience which focuse on the CRM arena. As I browse through job websites and see the positions available I always think that it would be great to have SAP experience, as there are so many SAP positions available. I have heard...

Business Software: Relationship Mapping, xyz co, crmondemand
xyz co, crmondemand, john doe: Hi Monil, the best software to use would be some sort of CRM software, e.g. SIEBEL CRMonDemand or AccPac or something similar. The other options you have would be to: 1) Write an Access database yourself, or 2) Use a program such as MindManager that can...

Business Software: Removing Games from Windows XP Pro, windows components, out of sight
windows components, out of sight, addict: If you go into Add/Remove Programs and then Windows Components you can remove the games there. You probably have the install files stored on your hard drive (a good thing) so reinstalling them is easy. What you need to do is give only user access to the...

Business Software: Replacing Professional File, individual records, dos programs
individual records, dos programs, dos program: If you can get Microsoft Office Pro, it includes Microsoft Access. Any database will do what you describe (allow records to be entered and then shown in lists). You can check openoffice.org and see what they offer as a database. HTH Scott ...

Business Software: Roxio Easy Media Creator™ 7, roxio easy media creator 7, roxio easy media creator
roxio easy media creator 7, roxio easy media creator, cd project: First you can t put anything ona CD/ROM. ROM stands for Read Only Memory. So you are probably using CD/Rs which are write once. CD/Rs have a feature called Multisession. This allows you to add more to a CD/R in different sessions. When you process the burn,...

Business Software: real-time processing operating system, glossary of computer terms, apples and oranges
glossary of computer terms, apples and oranges, internet realtime: From whatis.com (a great glossary of computer terms) Real time is a level of computer responsiveness that a user senses as sufficiently immediate or that enables the computer to keep up with some external process (for example, to present visualizations...

Business Software: rent, shareware libraries, regular payment
shareware libraries, regular payment, rental management: There are loads of programs to manage rental property. I would search shareware libraries like tucows.com or download.com for trial versions. If you want a more professional progrm, check rental management trade publications. You ll find ads in them. If...

Business Software: replacing Professional File, free database program, obtaining software
free database program, obtaining software, dos program: I had not heard of the program Professional File so .. the internet says that it is a database program. I found nothing regarding a current version of this software. If that is the case, then you have a variety of options when considering switching to...

Business Software: reporting software, sql databases, running into trouble
sql databases, running into trouble, essbase: Hi Charissa, I ned more information. Are you running against essbase or some other technology on the back end. What types of issues are you having? What are you doing that you would consider unique? I don t have much experience with Crystal but my...

Business Software: Sales Automation softwre, sales automation software, information technology field
sales automation software, information technology field, dear scott: Ok, what you are talking about is more often referred to as contact management or CRM. ACT is the market leader in this category, but its not freeware. since you want something free, I suggest going to tucows.com and searching for contact managment specifiying...

Business Software: Saving as an image, blank piece of paper, signature portion
blank piece of paper, signature portion, scanner software: First put your signature on a blank piece of paper. Make it large (an inch or so high) and use a medium to thick felt tip pen. Next scan the page and save it as a JPG or TIF file. How you do that depends on the scanner software you are using. Then you...

Business Software: Scanning software, optical character reader, question option
optical character reader, question option, max format: OCR stands for Optical Character Reader. It allows you to take an image file (whihc is what a scanner creates) and reads it to save it as editable text. How well the reading is depends on the quality and format of the scanned image. HTH Scott P.S....

Business Software: Sending & Receiving Faxes on the Computer, modem need, receiving faxes
modem need, receiving faxes, computer modem: XP has fax capability built in. So does your modem. Go to Start Help and look up faxing for details on how to set it up. Sending is easy, you ll just use File Print and select the fax as your printer. Receiving may be a little more complex depending on...

Business Software: SFA solutions, sfa solution, sfa solutions
sfa solution, sfa solutions, solution expert: Hi Cristian, Thank you for your question. It is very difficult to give an opinion withouth knowing exactly what type of software this is. If it is software that users can install/manage themselves the internet would be a viable option. Clients can pay...

Business Software: Siebel on Demand, medium sized businesses, crm tools
medium sized businesses, crm tools, crm product: Hi Ben, your timing is perfect! I have just registered for a trial-version of CRM on Demand. They are up and running now. So please have a look back at the website: www.crmondemand.com You can register for free for a month. After that it costs $70 per...

Business Software: Siebel, siebel training, edportal
siebel training, edportal, technical aspect: Hi Subra, as mentioned before it would be really useful if you could provide me with more information about yourself. What are you interested in: developer or more business side. This makes a difference in training. Here is a website that explains the...

Business Software: Small Business Accounting Programs, microsoft tech support, small business accounting
microsoft tech support, small business accounting, invoicing program: First, I have been using Quicken for about 15 years. I have never had any problems with it crashing, losing data or the like. I don t know what your friend has experienced, but I suspect the problem is with his configuration and not Quicken. Second, Quickbooks...

Business Software: Small Office program, ms office xp, ms acess
ms office xp, ms acess, excel templates: Hi Rory, Thanks for the question. If all you really need to do is input an item number and price, then have the program calculate the totals, you probably have the tool you need right at hand - Excel! However, since you re a user of Excel and still asking...

Business Software: Software, accounting softwares, pc platform
accounting softwares, pc platform, peoplesoft: Peoplesoft, JL Edwards and SAP are the leading large company products. Quickbooks, Great Prairie, Peachtree amog others are tops on the PC platform. But there are many others that may be proprietary or designed for specific businesses. Hope this helps,...

Business Software: Back Up Software, dat72, backup utilities
dat72, backup utilities, serial usb: Didn t the tape drive come with software? I m not specifically familiar with that drive, but as long as it cann be connected to a PC (parallel, serial, USB?) you can find software to back up to it. There are several backup utilities that support tape drives....

Business Software: Software for label printing, industry specific software, software apps
industry specific software, software apps, trade journals: Filemaker should be able to do it, Microsoft Access as well, but you would probably need to customize either to get it to do what you want. Have you checked with pharmacy trade journals? Usually they are the best source for industry specific software apps....

Business Software: Software for making address labels, avery labels, avery software
avery labels, avery software, address labels: You can use Word to do it. If you also have Access (comes with Microsoft Office), that would be better. You can read up on labels and mail merges in Word help. You can also probably get a free version of Avery software if you buy a pack of Avery labels....

Business Software: Software Quality Assurrance, technical support rep, customer support costs
technical support rep, customer support costs, sustaining engineering: NO! SQA should be tied to Sustaining Engineering and Technical Support Divisions very closely. In order to improve the overall customer experience (since they re the ones that ultimately keep the lights on) problems or bugs encountered in the front line...

Business Software: Software Validation, software source code, software validation
software source code, software validation, offshore team: Again, NO reputable developer will do this. Because word would get around and no one will hire them. Why would anyone take a chance to get support fees when it means losing development fees? And no, there are no tools to detect this. As long as you pay...

Business Software: Software, printed invoices, laserjet printer
printed invoices, laserjet printer, packing slip: Why can t you print 2 copies on the laser and have them sign one or both? If you really need multi-part forms, then you may have problems with finding a canned invoicing app. In that case you might consider using a database app like Microsoft Access to...

Business Software: Starting new business need inventory software, memorabilia dealers, inventory features
memorabilia dealers, inventory features, trade magazines: I don t know of anything specific that would deal with Sports Cards. You could probably use Quickbooks, since it has accounting and inventory features. You might also check with trade magazines for sports card or memorabilia dealers. That s where software...

Business Software: Starting an online dating service, java flash, web interface
java flash, web interface, online dating service: With match.com and eharmony.com dominating this niche I m not sure how successful such a site would be. But I can answer some of your questions. You will need to hire a developer that can design a database app that will store the criteria and do the matching....

Business Software: Suggestion, version control tools, development stage
version control tools, development stage, software product: Version Control tools are used by developers to manage different versions of a software product during the development stage. This is especially important when a team is working on the project. Just do a search on version control for more details. ...

Business Software: sap related, enterprise resource planning, career prospects
enterprise resource planning, career prospects, sap resources: Hi, SAP is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) package that companies use for effective forecasting, planning, and scheduling. Properly implementing ERP will give the company a competitive advantage and help them run heir business more effectively, efficiently,...

Business Software: a software program cannot be uninstalled, createacard, american greetings
createacard, american greetings, old version: Go ahead and try installing the new version. Sounds like the old app you installed got corrupted. Also make sure the OS you re using is compatible with the new software you bought. Hope that helps. If that does not work, you need to contact tech support...

Business Software: software, kinds of software, business activity
kinds of software, business activity, retail sales: Hi Brian, Thank you for your question. I am not aware of something specific as I do not know exactly what you are looking for. A favourite of mine has always been www.download.com. There you can find all kinds of software, either free or paid for. Have...

Business Software: Template, software apps, school newsletter
software apps, school newsletter, windows 98: How did you make the form? Is this a template for the newsletter so you can add articles but keep the masthead and other elements the same? There are several different software apps that can be used to make a form template that can be filled in. Depends on...

Business Software: Time and billing software, practical sales tools, time and billing software
practical sales tools, time and billing software, daily basis: Hello Ted, Thank you for your question. ACT! works with Quicken Expensible and will track hours worked, mileage, other related business expenses per client. That is one option. Another option is to use Quick Books and Quick Books Timer. If you use ACT!...

Business Software: Translating software, free online dictionaries, software translation
free online dictionaries, software translation, arabic html: Hello Zeeshan, check out the following links, they might provide you with some help: http://www.englishtoarabic.com/ http://www.aramedia.com/aschome.htm http://www.translation.net/arabic_translation_software.html http://www.learn4good.com/shopping/software/translation/software/arabic.html...

Business Software: User Field Location, sort tool, history tab
sort tool, history tab, field location: Hi Eric, Thanks for your great questions about ACT!. 1. In the TOOLS menu, there is an option for DESIGN LAYOUTS. Using this tool, you can move fields around and change colors, fonts, etc. that alter your layout design. 2. A contact record can...

Business Software: Cannot uninstall a software program, american greetings creatacard, american greetings
american greetings creatacard, american greetings, uninstaller: Hi Rita, unfortunately I am not familiar with the program, but I can give you some general advice. How did you uninstall it? Try either using the uninstaller that comes with the program - try looking for it under Start Programs and then the name of the...

Business Software: using MS Project, decimal fraction, time field
decimal fraction, time field, ms project: Microsoft stores dates and time using Julian type dates. The date is the number of days since 12/31/1899 and the time is a decimal fraction of a day. So 6AM would be .25. Therefore, displaying a date time field is a matter of formatting the display, not...

Business Software: Vault server, source code library, graphical screens
source code library, graphical screens, programming development: From what I can tell in my research, Vault Server is software used to manage a source code library in a programming development environment so that two people don t try to update the same modules at the same time. Here s more info: http://www.ericsink.com/SourceSafe_to_Vault.html...

Business Software: Versions Of Microsoft Office Compatible With Windows XP, microsoft 2000, versions of microsoft office
microsoft 2000, versions of microsoft office, office 97: I believe that all are, But I know 97 and later is. I currently have Office 97, 2K, XP and 2003 all installed and working on my XP Pro machine. Nothing additional is necessary. However, if you plan on installing multiple versions of Office, I would install...

Business Software: Visio & Word, business graphics, flow charts
business graphics, flow charts, graphics processor: Ok, that s like using a hammer to drive in a screw. Word is a word processor, Visio is a business graphics processor. I would NEVER use word to do flow charts when I have Visio. Makes no sense. The answer is you can t do it. The only possibility is...

Business Software: Vista, microsoft office software, software outlet
microsoft office software, software outlet, office 97: You can find Microsoft Office at ANY software outlet. Try newegg.com. Any version of Office from Office 97 on will run under Vista, but I would recommend either Office 2003 or Office 2007. They are backward compatible but some conversion may be necessary....

Business Software: Vote Counting Software, inventory type, car number
inventory type, car number, b20: I would be willing to give you a quote on doing this but I would need a bit more info. Just to make sure I understand the application. You have various classes of cars to be entered in a show. Each car is then identified by a code that indicates the class...

Business Software: Web/Gallery Software for Artwork, microsoft access developer, database apps
microsoft access developer, database apps, trade journals: I don t know of any specific software, but most database apps can handle it. What I would do is check in trade journals for Art Gallery operators. That s where software vendors congregate. I m not sure, however, whether I would try to put all these eggs...

Business Software: Winfax Pro, winfax pro 10, activex controls
winfax pro 10, activex controls, error window: It depends on what you want to change. Parts of a Winfax cover sheet are ActiveX controls that allow it to pick up the transmittal info from the Send Dialog box. Those can t be changed. But other aspects of the template can. Hope this helps, Scott ...

Business Software: Wiping clean the hard drive, win98se, new computers
win98se, new computers, documents and settings: The best way to wipe it clean is to reformat. But that means you will need oall your drivers and Windows disks. To backup the data, the best way would be to CD or DVD (if you have a DVD burner). Just burn the files you want to keep. The hardest part is...

Business Software: Word perfect CorelCentral, word perfect office, type msconfig
word perfect office, type msconfig, wordperfect files: Go to Start Run type MSConfig and look for Corel Central in your startup. If its there uncheck it and that should do the job. If its not there, try uninstalling The whole thing then reinstall using the Custom install option. Select only to install WordPerfect....

Business Software: Word perfect, something in the way, word format
something in the way, word format, alp: I ve never seen that. I assume you are using File Save As and selecting Word as the File Type. If it specifically says not authorized , it may be something in the way WP was installed. Are you on a corporate network? If this is a stand alone version, I would...

Business Software: winfax workgroup sharing, winfax 10, symantec
winfax 10, symantec, sp2: Go to symantec.com and choose Support and then Home/Small Biz under Product Support. Choose the Free Online support then search on Sharing Winfax. You will find a PDF file called the Sharing User s Guide (It was on the second page for me). That should explain...

Business Software: word...capitalizing, line break, shift key
line break, shift key, lower case: There are two ways you can deal with this situation. One thing you can do is merely hold down the Shift Key while you press the Enter Key and this will allow you to type a line that is not automatically capitalized. It is called a line break. In order...

Business Software: works, mailing list management, demo versions
mailing list management, demo versions, patient names: There are a number of mailist management programs. But what you are describing is a part of the function of ANY database application. The question is whether you can find a canned program that will do exactly what you want. I would go to google.com and search...

Business Software: XLS.file, microsoft office small business, office small business
microsoft office small business, office small business, compatible format: OK, First an XLS file is Microsoft Excel, their spreadhseet program. You cannot download it for free. its a commercial program. You can get the Home and Student version for $150. If you can t afford that, you can go to OpenOffice.org and download their office...

Business & Technical Writing: OK!!--I now know how to modify..., paragraph style, insertion point
paragraph style, insertion point, printer combo: Sorry I didn t get back to you earlier, Roark. I was offline. The right margin setting has me stumped, Roark. I always set my margin settings by going to File Page Setup, and you can t do negatives on the right margin settings there. How did you do it in...

Business & Technical Writing: addressing a business letter to mulitple parties, chicago manual of style, addressing a business letter
chicago manual of style, addressing a business letter, xyz corporation: Dear Dave-- You ve raised an interesting question. My first attempt to answer it took the to the Chicago Manual of Style (www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html); for me, it is the ultimate writing resource. Unfortunately, it does not cover business letters....

Business & Technical Writing: Essay/Speech on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Raw and Looking for Alibrandi, adventures of huckleberry finn, raw by scott monk
adventures of huckleberry finn, raw by scott monk, huckleberry finn by mark twain: Dear Jas, I don t do homework assignments. Your teacher gives those assignments to see how much you know, where your strengths and weaknesses lie. For me to make corrections, changes, would show your teacher what I know which would be a serious disservice...

Business & Technical Writing: essay/speech on huck finn, looking for alibrandi, raw, raw by scott monk, adventures of huckleberry finn
raw by scott monk, adventures of huckleberry finn, huckleberry finn by mark twain: Thank you, Jas. Glad we have a deal. Here are my recommendation: 1. Even though this is to be a speech, avoid one-sentence paragraphs. If you read the definition of paragraph, you ll see that one sentence cannot suffice. Single-sentence paragraphs always...

Business & Technical Writing: POV in eCourses, courseware development, interactive development
Business & Technical Writing: POV in eCourses, courseware development, interactive development, venkatesh

Business & Technical Writing: habits of consumers, five senses, dear team
five senses, dear team, happy teens: Overall content: You need some supporting evidence for your assumptions and generalizations. Not much is needed, but perhaps you can cite some research or other experience to support your generalizations. Overall organization: You have two paragraphs at...

Business & Technical Writing: POV in eCourses, behavioral objective, student audience
behavioral objective, student audience, silly example: Melanie, The Dick and Carey is a classic in the field of instructional design. You can also call on the knowledge of Mager. You can readily get those books and use them to evaluate the courses for good instructional design, despite the delivery. I worked...

Business & Technical Writing: Technical writing - application manual, relevant icon, bold work
relevant icon, bold work, window key: Dear Michelle: Thank you for writing AllExperts. #2 When referring to a screen, a window, a key, etc., in order of importance: SCREEN title (Caps and Bold work); It s even better to capture the screen. WINDOW title (same, if you want or just...

Business & Technical Writing: Business communication, power leadership, research leadership
power leadership, research leadership, styles of leadership: Faeza, The question you are asking requires a very complex answer. Volumes of books have been written on the topic, and no one has a clear answer. Let me suggest some topics you may want to research: Leadership roles versus management roles Leadership...

Business & Technical Writing: What else besides being a copywriter?, high speed internet access, high speed internet
high speed internet access, high speed internet, copywriter: Hi, Heather-- Thank you for a most interesting question. I m a tad confused, so, before I risk going in the wrong direction here, please explain what was in the copywriting training course you took last year. If you d also be willing to email me (cfa2005@gmail.com)...

Business & Technical Writing: Appendices - can they reference report?, report thanks, initial report
report thanks, initial report, multiple times: I m not sure I entirely understand your question, but if your reference takes the reader to one accurate set of data, I do not see why you should have to refer to each instance of the same data if it is repeated multiple times. Hope this helps. ...

Business & Technical Writing: enquiry, economic standpoint, capital outlay
economic standpoint, capital outlay, letters of the alphabet: Dear Samuel-- If you re going to write letters, you had better learn to use capital letters of the alphabet and learn to punctuate correctly. On the particular issue of a joint venture, however, I think you re wasting your time. Let me explain why. I...

Business & Technical Writing: Career Prospects, instant id, career prospects
instant id, career prospects, typical clients: Gary, The best answer to the question of which is a better career choice is It depends. Having done both, I have found the differences in the market, my typical clients, where I lived, the current state of the economy, even what the job title may...

Business & Technical Writing: changing quoted text, davy crockett, ellipsis
davy crockett, ellipsis, heck: Dear Rod: Thank you for writing to Allexperts. When you want to insert a quote that differs from the original, insert the change in brackets. If you do not with to re-elect me, you can go to [heck], and I will go to Texas. Using the ellipsis (...)...

Business & Technical Writing: Salary indication technical instructional Development, specialist skill, salary range
specialist skill, salary range, career builder: Beth, I can t really give you a clear answer on the wages. As you mentioned, the location, technical depth, specialist skills make a big difference. You also need to consider education and experience to the list. You might take a look on Career Builder....

Business & Technical Writing: Freelance, annie annie, stable work
annie annie, stable work, content writer: Annie, Sorry for the delay in responding. I did not get your original message. (??!!??) The answer to your question is it depends. Questions you need to ask are... What is the content? Technical (priced higher) Clean up of their copy (priced lower)...

Business & Technical Writing: Braces, chicago manual of style, curly brackets
chicago manual of style, curly brackets, angle brackets: Dear John-- Thank you for your question, and thank you for using AllExperts.com. Unfortunately, I don t believe there are any hard and fast answers to your question. I have checked my Chicago Manual of Style, which is, to my way of thinking, the definitive...

Business & Technical Writing: capitalization, roman catholic churches, chicago manual of style
roman catholic churches, chicago manual of style, capitalization rules: If Chicago doesn t have anything specific on the topic, I doubt if anyone will. I do not think these amount to proper names, however. Only when you are referring to a specific church organization or denomination should it be capitalized. I don t know the divisions...

Business & Technical Writing: Peace Corps essays, peace corps volunteers, coral reefs
peace corps volunteers, coral reefs, mount mckinley: Hi Jessica, I generally don t edit long writings, particularly those being used for class assignments or applications. However, I made an exception in your case because the cause is so noble. You have some good ideas, and minimal corrections were needed,...

Business & Technical Writing: Salutation of a Business Letter, jane jones, hyphenated name
jane jones, hyphenated name, bogert: Hi Doreen, I would address it with the husband s name first followed by the wife s name exactly as she defines it. If she uses her maiden name only, use that. If she uses a hyphenated name, maiden name and then married name, use that. Names are important...

Business & Technical Writing: Use of commas in a bullet list, use of commas, answer change
use of commas, answer change, dear don: Dear Don, Thank you for writing to AllExperts. Both ways can be correct in technical writing. Do not forget, however, to add and if you use the comma list. Normally, bulleted lists do not use a comma. I used both methods in tech docs; it all depends...

Business & Technical Writing: Help in writing a covering letter, writing a covering letter, supplier relationship management
writing a covering letter, supplier relationship management, writing a cover letter: Dear Waimon-- Thank you for your request, and thank you for using AllExperts.com. Thank you, too, for your kind words about my refusal to answer questions marked Private. I do appreciate that - you re the first person who has ever commented on it. Thank...

Business & Technical Writing: inquiry: How to sell articles to magazines, william strunk jr, william k zinsser
william strunk jr, william k zinsser, judith appelbaum: Dear Amram-- Rather than try to answer your questions, which would take an incredible amount of time (which I don t have - remember, I m an unpaid volunteer who is just trying to be helpful), let me steer you to several of my favorite writing books. You...

Business & Technical Writing: inquiry: How to sell articles to magazines, magazine article writing, handbook of magazine article writing
magazine article writing, handbook of magazine article writing, assistant editors: Hi Amram, I m happy to give you some resources. However, I cannot answer your article format questions because different magazines require different formats. Your best bet in establishing formats for submitted articles, is to request a copy of the...

Business & Technical Writing: Letter, windsor road, student period
windsor road, student period, global citizens: Jasmin, The letter looks good. The schools use the letter to get a feel for what you consider important, your writing skills, and any special interests you have. I think you letter meets the requirements. Having me modify your letter may take away from...

Business & Technical Writing: Letter, windsor road, global citizens
windsor road, global citizens, zone level: Dear jasmin: Thank you for writing to AllExperts. I will edit your letter. Concerning content, you must determine what to add or delete. I pasted your letter here with the few punctuation corrections needed. Sincerely, Kaylyn Rewritten: Dear Dr....

Business & Technical Writing: Recipe Book, exact steps, recipe book
exact steps, recipe book, sugestions: Word handles images quite well. You simply need to scan your son s sketches into a format that can be imported into Word. Also, read the Word documentation on importing and placing images. In general, though, that is done off the Insert menu. The exact steps...

Business & Technical Writing: Thank you letter from a Non Profit Organization, donations, gift receipts
donations, gift receipts, contributions: Debbie, I think you may want to address that question to a lawyer. Certainly including a paragraph or two about the donation for tax purposes makes sense. Could you send a thank you note and include a separate document that names the donation and amount...

Business & Technical Writing: How To's or How Tos?, proper spelling, hyphen
proper spelling, hyphen, adjective: Dear Stephen: Thank you for writing to AllExperts. The term how-to, used as an adjective, traces to 1926, followed in 1954 with how-to as a noun. Often, we insert a hyphen between nouns to coin an adjective. Anyway, how-tos is accurate used as an...

Business & Technical Writing: copyright, public domain citation, first edition books
public domain citation, first edition books, anonymous poem: Dear Scott: Thank you for writing AllExperts. You pose an interesting question. Feedback: 1. A poem, written in 1944, Prague, Czech Republic, non-copyrighted. 2. Since: Copyrighted in US by major publishers. 3. Is poem considered public domain? ...

Business & Technical Writing: Enquiry, fuel saving devices, fuel saver
fuel saving devices, fuel saver, saving the environment: Idahor, What you are asking is quite involved. Unless the hotel has asked for bids on fuel saving devices, you do not need a proposal. I would suspect you want is a sales speech or letter. To be effective, you need to know what is important to the...

Business & Technical Writing: sic, legal recourse, correct spelling
legal recourse, correct spelling, mary smith: Lynne, Short answer: No Long answer: Sic is used when the original wording contains a misspelling. Nothing in the rules states, however, that the correct spelling be provided. The only reason I can see for providing the correct spelling would be...

Business & Technical Writing: Grammatical question, grammar rule, salutation of a letter
grammar rule, salutation of a letter, conscientious students: Hi Carol, There is no grammar rule that says one or the other name should go first. Traditionally, the man s name went first out of respect to him as head of household. However, in today s world, the lines are not so clear cut in households. Were it...

Business & Technical Writing: punctuation question, bellevue hospital center, grammar rule
bellevue hospital center, grammar rule, dear alice: Dear Maureen, The grammar rule says to use a comma before and/or after words or phrases that are NOT essential to the main idea of the sentence. In other words, if you use a comma before and/or after a phrase, you should be able to remove the phrase and...

Business & Technical Writing: Appendix v. Attachment, supplemental documents, governmental organization
supplemental documents, governmental organization, appendix: I would probably call them appendices, but I doubt if it really makes much difference as long as you are clear what you refer to when you mention them in the body. Probably if an appendix comes in multiple parts, you should label them something like Appendix...

Business & Technical Writing: listing order, chicago manual of style, cajun jokes
chicago manual of style, cajun jokes, grammatical rule: Well, Natasha, do you live in Louisiana? :-) JUST KIDDING! There are some old Cajun jokes where Thibodeaux phones his spouse to tell her he ll be home in 30 or 10 minutes. I m not familiar with any usage rules, per se. Neither is my style authority, The...

Business & Technical Writing: need help for correction, continuous encouragement, supervisor professor
continuous encouragement, supervisor professor, intellectual pursuit: This thesis arose, in part, out of years of research that has been done since I came to 000 University. By that time, I have worked with a group of people whose contribution in assorted ways to the research and the making of the thesis deserve special mention....

Business & Technical Writing: Please help edit this paper..., horrible job, unprofessionalism
horrible job, unprofessionalism, eeoc: Dear Katria, I am sorry. I misread your request and didn t realize you wanted the information you provided put into a letter for an EEOC claim. I apologized for giving you a response that wasn t helpful or on point. Unfortunately, I am leaving town...

Business & Technical Writing: Sentence Construction, return checks, sentence construction
return checks, sentence construction: Dear Melba: Inquire of management. If you inquire with management, that means you and management need to know how to handle return checks. Perhaps, you & management have an expert in the process. When you inquire of management, however, they have...

Business & Technical Writing: Technical/Business Writing, jay conrad levinson, entrepreneur success
jay conrad levinson, entrepreneur success, prospective clients: Thank you for writing to AllExperts.com. Your question generates books of answers, for it is lengthy and detailed. I will point you in the right direction to get you started. 1. READ. (Entrepreneur, Black Entrepreneur, Success, sales [magazines]). 2. Prepare...

Business & Technical Writing: Business/Trade Journal - Awards?, business trade magazines, judge richard posner
business trade magazines, judge richard posner, david warsh: Thanks for your most interesting question, Chris. I m not aware of any annual awards for business writing. The only awards I know of are Pulitzers, which are not confined to business. Obviously, there s a gaping hole in the awards market, isn t there? :-)...

Business & Technical Writing: Key words, Questions Marked Private
Questions Marked Private: Read this, please, Ray: www.allexperts.com/ep/2301-84697/Economics/Warren-D-Miller.htm. I don t respond to questions marked Private. The economics are lousy because I set myself up to answer the same question(s) a bazillion times from different people. As...

Business & Technical Writing: Making price inquiries, price inquiries, business writing
price inquiries, business writing, subtle ways: Thank you, John. Three more questions: In your original query, were the two paragraphs in the same context or in different ones? In the second, you referred to formal negotiation or business writing. Why? Finally, for what class or classes are...

Business & Technical Writing: making price inquiries, countless variations, price inquiries
countless variations, price inquiries, richard dean: Hi, John: The best way to inquire about things like this is to use alternative words that are less rough as you put it, and that deliver the same message. For example, you might say, What sort of budget should I plan on when considering this service?...

Business & Technical Writing: making price inquiry, price inquiry, subtle ways
price inquiry, subtle ways, business writing: I would simply ask How much is this? I can t think why anyone would find this offensive. It does not seem too rough to me, and I can t think why you would want to be anything less than perfectly clear about what information you need. Hope this helps...

Business & Technical Writing: How to make price inquiry?, polite phrases, price inquiry
polite phrases, price inquiry, critical element: John, If you are too indirect, the person may not answer your question, but you can use a few polite phrases. Because I have a limited budget, will you provide an estimate of the costs before I sign the agreement? I need to prepare a cost benefits...

Business & Technical Writing: reply, cell phone provider, price inquiry
cell phone provider, price inquiry, john thanks: Hi John, Thanks for responding again. Okay - no homework. ;-) This might be a difficult question for me to answer because I usually cut to the chase. If a salesperson calls me, I might make an appointment because I know how important the sales call is....

Business & Technical Writing: Pleas help me to correct these sentences, leap of faith, bogert
leap of faith, bogert, damaged goods: Hi John, I am happy to help. I don t know what you mean by ...incurable amount.., so I m taking a leap of faith that my answer will give you want you need. The recently ordered furniture from supplier _________________ arrived in a damaged condition....

Business & Technical Writing: Technical writing as a Career, society for technical communication, career question
society for technical communication, career question, american red cross: Bhawna, Do you think that I should not hope for a bright future in technical writing because of being non-technical. I don t think you should give up. If you acknowledge, however, that finding a job may be challenging, you may reconsider some of your...

Business & Technical Writing: WRITING, american journal of clinical nutrition, journal of clinical nutrition
american journal of clinical nutrition, journal of clinical nutrition, 3 fatty acids: Jane, APA reference requires the following items: Last name, First initial. (date of publication). Title of work. Location of publisher, publisher name p. or pp. Last name, First initial. (date of publication). Title of article. Title of Periodical...

Business & Technical Writing: WRITING, american journal of clinical nutrition, journal of clinical nutrition
american journal of clinical nutrition, journal of clinical nutrition, 3 fatty acids: The article by Connor was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The rest of the information gives the specific issue of that journal. It was published in the year 2000, but since I do not know its conventions regarding how often it publishes,...

Business & Technical Writing: WRITING, respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory distress syndrome
respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory distress: Dear Jane-- I am sorry to be so long in replying to your question. It turned out to be one heckuva lot more complicated than I first thought. I m still working on your first question. As to your second, here is how I would cite the paper: Singer,...

Business & Technical Writing: WRITING, chicago manual style, 3 fatty acids
chicago manual style, 3 fatty acids, homework question: Dear Jane: Thank you for writing AllExperts. First, it looks like you submitted a homework question. Second, the best advice I can give you: Follow your instructor s guidelines. You will probably need to use one of the following style guides: APA, MLA,...

Business & Technical Writing: acting as a business agent, business agent, financial institutions
business agent, financial institutions, lending institution: And your question is? On second thought, don t bother. It doesn t matter. I don t write letters anyway. Get some experience first. Go to work for a bank, other lending institution, or collection agency and learn how to do what you want to do. The rest...

Business & Technical Writing: Dates, homework question, confusion
homework question, confusion, reply: Dear Patricia, I m not sure whether this is a homework question, but here is my reply. Be careful of using the slash method. People from other countries write the day first and then the month. Although your example identifies month and date, what if...

Business & Technical Writing: Wonder and ever made, dear alice, bogert
dear alice, bogert, setting goals: Hi Marcelo, I m happy to decode the meanings for you. The writer is saying that when he first started trading, he did not do the things one is supposed to do to maximize success, like setting goals and defining what was needed to meet those goals. In...

Business & Technical Writing: New Account, word relationship, stock brokerage
word relationship, stock brokerage, brokerage company: Johann, Yours is an interesting question. What you are trying to find is the right word for the client s by-in to your product. The word you are searching to find is the benefit in the person s investment. In marketing, it s not the steak you are selling,...

Business & Technical Writing: New Account, definition of prosperity, stock brokerage
definition of prosperity, stock brokerage, word relationship: It s all a matter of style, Johann. But, in your case, I think it s also a matter of client expectations. For one thing, anyone whose portfolio has lost 40-50% in the last year is NOT going to believe the word prosperity. For another, using prosperity...

Business & Technical Writing: possessive, proper noun, possessive form
proper noun, possessive form, preference: Kelley, I see no reason to use the possessive form of the company s name. It s a proper noun like any other. The opinion of ABC sounds very formal and a bit outdated. However, it really comes down to preference. Either one is correct. I hope...

Business & Technical Writing: Technical Writing !!, interactive voice response, ivr systems
interactive voice response, ivr systems, writing skill: Dear Ricky, One cannot answer the question in this limited space. If you want some reference guides to perfect American writing, I sell four guides: Parts of Speech, Punctuation, Sentences, and Paragraphs. These would be excellent for you, give you practice...

Business & Technical Writing: Writing., writing, reword
writing, reword, report: Hi Lucy, I am not sure of the context of this passage, so I will guess as to how it needs to be structured. This is how you might change it: Test Report: A full end-to-end run has been completed. Initially, there were minor problems with the registration...

Business & Technical Writing: Need to take advice on technical writing, unpaid volunteer, leslie hope
unpaid volunteer, leslie hope, technical writing: Bhawna, Sorry to learn that the tech writing job did not last. I am sure you are frustrated. The need for grant writers is great. I have a friend who writes grants, and although it is not his favorite work, he is always working. Successful grant writers...

Business & Technical Writing: Family names plus s, keep up with the joneses, chinese surname
keep up with the joneses, chinese surname, li family: John, I think I can help you here, but I m not qualified to speak about Chinese. I have enough challenges with the English language, believe me. First, an apostrophe NEVER forms a plural. Never, never, never. So let s put that one to bed first. Apostrophes...

Business & Technical Writing: the + family name + s, chinese surname, headline style
chinese surname, headline style, li family: Apostrophes are properly used to make possessives. But this is something that has become much confused, thanks largely to the New York Times mistaken decision to use apostrophes to pluralize acronyms and numbers to accommodate its all-cap headline style....

Business & Technical Writing: the + family name + s, chinese surname, proper noun
chinese surname, proper noun, li family: John, The only time you use an apostrophe with a proper noun is to show possession. Of course, it does get confusing when the surname or the plural form ends in s. Let s look at a couple of examples: We visited the Obamas house - plural - the...

Business & Technical Writing: Numbers in business/technical writing, arabic numeral, arabic numerals
arabic numeral, arabic numerals, twenty five years: Brenda, You are going to get just one more opinion from me. As you noted, most editors go round and round on this topic. You can submit questions on form to the editors of the Chicago Style Manual (CSM) http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html who...

Business & Technical Writing: Signature block when name is on letterhead, signature block, chicago manual of style 15th edition
signature block, chicago manual of style 15th edition, personal preference: Hi, Rebecca-- Well, I know that I answered this question yesterday, but it s still here, so let me try again. That happened once before on AllExpers.com. Not your fault, of course, and I m sorry my reply is delayed an additional day. I consulted my go-to...

Business & Technical Writing: trademarks, trademark US Canada
trademark US Canada: Hi Steve, I did a little research and it appears that trademark and registration usage is very similar between Canada and the US, so you should be OK using this advice, but may want to confirm with the Canadian Patent and Trademark Office or the US Patent...

Business & Technical Writing: Q, interpreter and translator, master sergeant
interpreter and translator, master sergeant, first cav: Hi Sam, This is a pretty delicate situation that you describe, and my suggestion to you is to take out anything accusing the person you were having the problem with of anything. Just tell your side of the story so that it is documented, and let others determine...

Business & Technical Writing: Writing Style, bad habit, m 65
bad habit, m 65, technical documents: Hi, Walter-- Thank you for your question, and thank you for using AllExperts.com. I can help you, but I need a little help from you first, if you don t mind. 1. Would you please supply me with the full sentence that contains the phrase The reader, etc....

Business & Technical Writing: Proofreader certification, Proofreading, Education vs. Training
Proofreading, Education vs. Training, Caveats About: Dear Jerry-- First things first: Please accept my heartfelt and most sincere apology for taking so long to respond to your most interesting question. And I hope you will pass my apology along to your son. I have been traveling incessantly since Sept. 1,...

Business & Technical Writing: Signature block legalities, Alphabet Soup, Inflated Certifications
Alphabet Soup, Inflated Certifications: Thank you, Darrell. That background color is extremely helpful. Let me offer some strong management advice to you and, especially, to her supervisor. Alphabet soup and falsification of credentials is common in America today. There s a clown in my professional...

Business & Technical Writing: signature blocks, lean six sigma, quality designations
lean six sigma, quality designations, accredited certifications: Darrell, You are asking a question about a legal signature. I cannot advise you about the law, especially if the law is in Kuwait. A legal signature is the one on a person s birth certificate or one that has been changed legally. That said, many people...

Business & Technical Writing: meaning of "authentic", traditional italian dishes, authentic italian food
traditional italian dishes, authentic italian food, italy: It means the food is identical to food that might be served in Italy. The dishes are traditional Italian dishes with the same ingredients, preparation methods, and service presentations. That said, of course, the claim may or may not be true. Also, you should...

Business & Technical Writing: meaning of "you get an A for effort", expression, job
expression, job: The A refers to grading in school, where A is the highest grade possible. Getting an A for effort means that the person making the comment knows you worked very hard to complete a difficult task even though you may not have been able to complete the job....

Business & Technical Writing: need advice, valley forge national park, daughter sophia
valley forge national park, daughter sophia, play station 3: John, I do not see the job description. Your first line talks about being an XYZ owner. Since I do know know what XYZ does, I cannot say for sure what your education or experience contributes to the XYZ company. The purpose of these letters is to highlight...

Business & Technical Writing: Professional Help, career counsel
career counsel: Hi, Lilian-- Welcome to America, the world s greatest country. I m delighted that you see it that way, too. And your English is far better than many denizens in the state from which Dorothy and I fled in 1997 - Oklahoma. Good people there, but horrible...

Business & Technical Writing: resume summery statement, target market, spell checker
target market, spell checker, unnecessary words: Some short suggestions, Grady: 1. The summary might begin like this: Seasoned manager with broad experience turning around businesses drowning in red ink. Include what types of businesses (manufacturing, wholesale, etc.) you ve turned around and about...

Business & Technical Writing: writing, technical writing, high school college
technical writing, high school college: Dear Lynn, Thank you for writing AllExperts. I don t know what you mean, How would I use technical writing in school? In what sense? For high school? College? In all of your classes? There s no way to answer this question. Sincerely, Kayly...

Business & Technical Writing: writing, technical writing, social worker
technical writing, social worker: Lynn, Technical writing is used to organize and simplify ideas so others can understand them. Most of your school work hopefully will use those skills. As a social worker, you will need to write reports, which is a form of technical writing. Lesli...

Business & Technical Writing: communication, The Proper Usage of the Word
The Proper Usage of the Word : Ananda, I m sorry this took a few days. I do this for free, and I had two small projects to finish up. Now, to your question, which is a good one. Some corporations and other institutions--newspapers, for instance--have their own internal style guide....

Business & Technical Writing: Usage of the expression "in one lump sum", sum 4, lump sum
sum 4, lump sum, sentences: Dear Glen, I m chuckling at the moment, and I m not sure where to start. Paid in full usually means a. I had a mortgage, paid on it faithfully for 30 years, and now, it s paid in full. b. I paid cash for my house takes cares of all of your other...

Business & Technical Writing: Have you ever "broke / broken" a promise?, english verbs, english verb
english verbs, english verb, conjugation: Broken is correct in each case. You can get the full conjugation of all English verbs from several sites simply by entering a phrase such as conjugate the verb break into one of the search engines. One such site is: http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-english-verb-break.html...

Business & Technical Writing: "corporate" usage - follow up question, public affairs department, secretariat office
public affairs department, secretariat office, question question: Kris, somehow you submitted the identical question to me twice. If I don t reply to both of them, AllExperts.com lands on me with both feet. So consider this a response, albeit a non-substantive one, to you clarification and excellent question. I will respond...

Business & Technical Writing: Letters addressed to two individuals, beloved bride, professional secretary
beloved bride, professional secretary, blue pen: Hi, Victoria-- Great question. Thanks for posting. Print two originals, sign both in blue ink, and send each an original. If you don t do it that way, you risk appearing to snub one party. Much of the business writing process is about common courtesy,...

Business & Technical Writing: Suggestions for report heading?, hp proliant, sales brochure
hp proliant, sales brochure, server series: First, a couple of notes about your writing here. It should be an HP ProLiant BL20p G4 Server, not a HP.... You are going to advise the Office Manager, not advice the.... There are two possibilities for a title depending on whether your recommendation...

Business & Technical Writing: Word this differently with better english? help please!, joe hicks, sales brochure
joe hicks, sales brochure, color prints: Joe, You have clearly stated what you want to do. Your Office Manager may be upset that you have said he does not know the terms, which may bruise his ego.... You could say that you are going to explain the benefits of the features on the Cannon Jet Server...

Business & Technical Writing: Don't act "strange/strangely", grammar question, grammar rule
grammar question, grammar rule, grammar english: Mostly, these words are interchangeable and carry the same meaning in these sentences. But I think that in most instances native speakers would not add the ly. The exception might be normally in teh first sentence. But it s not a matter of grammar. English...

Business & Technical Writing: Grammar question; "lost in a book"?, grammar question, athletic contest
grammar question, athletic contest, beautiful art: Glen, you re giving yourself away when you Copy and Paste to the same posting. That is an insult to me, and I don t appreciate it. It tells me that you are sending the same message to multiple experts. It s kind of like spamming, and I don t appreciate it....

Business & Technical Writing: technical writing, technical writing course, cafeteria line
technical writing course, cafeteria line, singapore china: Lynn, You will find places that need instructions everywhere.... If you have to ask a question on how something is done, then the process/procedure needs instructions. Completing the registration forms, getting a discount on a book. going through...

Business & Technical Writing: application letter, kind reply, unpaid volunteer
kind reply, unpaid volunteer, application letter: You did a GREAT job, Tasneem. Really. From the tone of your initial posting, I wasn t expecting anything nearly that good. So, in hopes of making an excellent draft even better, I am delighted to do a little smoothing in a few places and fill in a missing...

Business & Technical Writing: Business Name in Signature Block, creating a signature, signature block
creating a signature, signature block, complimentary close: Yes, Mickey, you are dead-on: Company name, usually in all-caps or small caps, signature block, individual s name, and title. If the document is a legal one--e.g., a contract of some kind, then the date is also there (alongside the title, not below it). ...

Business & Technical Writing: copy editing business, start earning money, copy editing
start earning money, copy editing, mr miller: Dear Cindy-- First, I sincerely apologize for not replying sooner to your post. I am traveling, but I forgot to set the vacation setting on AllExperts.com - that prevents folks from sending me questions while I m away. Won t be home until tomorrow night....

Business & Technical Writing: Simple grammer (vocabulary?) question from an ESL person., subjective complement, object of the preposition
subjective complement, object of the preposition, rules of grammar: Igor, You will be pleased to know that the syntax of English and Russian are surprisingly similar. Your Russian rules of grammar often apply to English rules of grammar. The two programs are compatible because they are two different... If you...

Business & Technical Writing: Writers Block, common app, unique college
common app, unique college, sample essays: I don t answer questions marked Private. To do so would set me up to answer the same questikon many times over. Since I don t get paid to do this, I d be pretty dumb to answer such questions. Therefore, I have marked this Public. There is no such thing...

Business & Technical Writing: business communications, barack obama, question changes
barack obama, question changes, leadership style: Mary, I want to help, but I will not do this for you. You just have to start. Let s say your answer to the first question is Yes. How would you then respond to question #2: If so, how? Then answer the first question No, and see how your answer to...

Business & Technical Writing: Credit card interest in Bahrain, platinum credit card, credit card interest
platinum credit card, credit card interest, satisfactory response: John, I wish I could help you, but I do not know how consumer finance is handled in Bahrain. I just read that it is a mix of sharia law and components of British civil law. So I m out of my league there. However, I do think your letter expresses your question...

Business & Technical Writing: report writing skills, senseless conflict, semister
senseless conflict, semister, examples of bias: Biased language is any language that shows bias for or against some group or identity simply because of its identity. Examples of such bias might be the assumption that one group is superior to another group. The assumptions that Muslims are inherently superior...

Business & Technical Writing: Technical Writing, writing skill, creative writer
writing skill, creative writer, conversant: Dear Benny, Thank you for writing AllExperts.com. Your questions somewhat baffle me. You see, you mention that you are a creative writer student. Honestly, I do not see a creative writing skill. Perhaps, though, your natural tongue is not English. I am...

Business & Technical Writing: technical writers, technology gadgets, silly question
technology gadgets, silly question, technical writers: Dear Danielle, It s not a silly question, and I answer this with a smile. :-} You do not have to be techno-whiz. You will need to know a few programs, however; I strongly urge you to gain experience in the following codes and programs. 1. XHTML &...

Business & Technical Writing: Collaborative writing platforms ?, uncontrolled document, collaborative writing
uncontrolled document, collaborative writing, archive system: Dear Gareth, I ponder as I write. I m not sure of a program that will do what you want, but I ll tell you what comes to mind. In order to see and alter documents, you will need a good archive system. 1. Always conduct a Save As..., Never just an...

Business & Technical Writing: Collaborative writing platforms ?, collaborative writing, source one
collaborative writing, source one, different color: Gareth, I do not use Open Source. However, several people I know do use it, and it functions like Microsoft s Word. I am told that my comments in Word are clearly viewed in Open Source. One of the tools in Word that I have used is the Reviewing tool....

Business & Technical Writing: long-term care?, compound adjectives, adverbs
compound adjectives, adverbs, self concept: Compound adjectives are an ambiguous area in English. I hyphenate long-term care . But note that if the care is long term (the description is in the predicate), it is not a compound adjective. What is more, this is one of the areas in which the language evolves...

Business & Technical Writing: tor?, pr materials, fund staff
pr materials, fund staff, team assignment: Dear Jamie, Thank you for writing to AllExperts. Terms of Reference refers to a document (page or two) that explains the project. Purpose (of project, group, team, assignment). It may define the scope, objectives, and scope. Structure and Accountability...

Business & Technical Writing: Related numbers, literary offerings, numbers and words
literary offerings, numbers and words, mixed numbers: Holly, This question frequently comes up. The answer depends on the style manual you are using. For example, APA says anything under the number 10 (one to nine)is spelled out. Over 10, the writer can use the Arabic numerals. MLA however insists that all...

Business & Technical Writing: capitalisation, common noun, grammar rules
common noun, grammar rules, human consciousness: Once the concept for the terms is introduced and defined in the essay, it is neither necessary nor desirable to keep on explaining it. Unless you are the translator, I would go with whatever term for reference framework the author or translator used in...

Business & Technical Writing: Case Study :: How to Proofread like a Pro : Tips for creating the Perfect Document, word processing department, improper capitalization
word processing department, improper capitalization, grammar punctuation: I assume you want me to correct this sentence. Application of these methods in stores in San Diego and Cincinnati have resulted in a 30 percent drop in robberies and a 50 percent decline in violence according to the developers of the security system,...

Business & Technical Writing: grammar, Numbers - when to use them and when to spell them out
Numbers - when to use them and when to spell them out: That s a great question, Kelly, and I m delighted you asked it. As I always do on these kinds of queries, I first consulted my Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.), a.k.a. CMS16. I m going to quote a number of sections of it. Section 9.2: CHICAGO S GENERAL...

Business & Technical Writing: grammar, american psychological association, military time
american psychological association, military time, school style: Don, You should check the company or school style manual for the final word on the correct format for your organization. American Psychological Association (APA) give the following as the correct format. 6:00 a.m. If you use military time (a 24 hour...

Business & Technical Writing: Business / Formal Letters and Content Writing, proposal letter, presentation proposal
proposal letter, presentation proposal, formal letters: Dear Mohammed, You need to hire someone who can write. I might be able to help with this, but as it is a big project there would be a fee. I cannot estimate how much without knowing more. If you would like to proceed, email me at this address. dan@wordsmithofaustin.com...

Business & Technical Writing: Business / Formal Letters and Content Writing, proposal letter, presentation proposal
proposal letter, presentation proposal, public relations professionals: Mohammed, I would suggest you hire someone to help you with your project. Presenting your company well is an important element of success. Getting someone who can present what you do on your website requires different skills from someone who writes...

Business & Technical Writing: cc...pc...ec?, block letter format, modified block letter format
block letter format, modified block letter format, chicago manual of style: Fascinating conversation, Molly. YOU have taught ME some things this morning. Let me elaborate. 1. According to that same website, ec doesn t show up as standing for electronic copy. Nothing show up here, http://www.acronymfinder.com/EC.html, either....

Business & Technical Writing: Minute taking, meeting the challenge, amazon
Business & Technical Writing: Minute taking, meeting the challenge, amazon, best wishes

Business & Technical Writing: Minute taking, holiday donations, agenda formats
holiday donations, agenda formats, treasury report: Mathea, If you are asking for rules about writing minutes for meetings, I have not seen any. Most meeting minutes are written according the the custom of the organization. For formal report forms, however, you may want to look at some of the models that...

Business & Technical Writing: Citing web sites in-text, traditional footnotes, chicago manual of style
traditional footnotes, chicago manual of style, parenthetical citations: Citation styles vary with different style manuals, although in the US most such manuals ultimately refer back to Chicago Manual of Style. But in general, you should put enough information in the citation that the source in the bibliography can be referenced....

Business & Technical Writing: hyperlinks in texts, single line, hyperlinks
single line, hyperlinks, citation: Normally, hyperlinks should not break across a line if you want them to be real hyperlinks. But sometimes it is necessary because they are too long in their own right to fit on a single line. But the convention seems to be that if the hyperlink pulls itself...

Business & Technical Writing: If and When, Avoid Adverbs
Avoid Adverbs: That is true. However, it complicates the path to answering the question you posed. Had you removed the word already from each sentence, you would have seen that there was no substantial difference between them and that either was correct. The problem was...

Business & Technical Writing: If and When, Avoid Adverbs
Avoid Adverbs: You didn t answer my question, and your rewritten sentences do not solve the problem. Therefore, I m not convinced you know the difference. However, you have the correct focus. Adverbs b u weaken and confuse writing /u /b . Avoid them. Remove the...

Business & Technical Writing: Meaning of the compound word, 'Pyjama Moments'
'Pyjama Moments': Aytan-- Sorry I dropped off the radar screen. Workload is heavy here. I believe that the site in question is referring to pajama moments ; what you saw is a typographical error, I think. I ve not heard that phrase before, either, but I d bet money--a...

Business & Technical Writing: Writing help., enabler products, quality assurance analyst
enabler products, quality assurance analyst, company letterhead: I m not going to do ANYTHING until you (a) read this: http://bit.ly/r0Rvmj, (b) disclose your name (I d bet that you re CHEATING), and (c) run your spellchecker. Kiwis once had a well-deserved world-wide reputation for probity and bravery. People like you...

Business & Technical Writing: Personal Comments, sonia sonia, purpose of a research paper
sonia sonia, purpose of a research paper, personal comments: Sonia, The purpose of a research paper is to present facts and data to your audience. Personal comments, I am guessing, about the facts and data may be relevant, but they would be placed in a footnote, and because the rules about using first person...

Business & Technical Writing: help with writing a request to physician, allied health programs, allied health education
allied health programs, allied health education, medical education program: Marla, I cannot write the letter for you either. As with the previous expert, the information you have provided is sketchy. Moreover, any physician would be suspicious of what you are asking and reject it out of hand. Let me offer this suggestion instead....

Business & Technical Writing: Editing/Proofreading, profile summaries, bachelor degrees
profile summaries, bachelor degrees, part time work: Dominique, Some of the organizations like Hoovers that provide business profile summaries use part-time editorial help. Other than that, you might try a search for part-time gigs doing that kind of work. Another possibility might be to advertise your...

Business & Technical Writing: Comma after abbreviation in business name, blah blah blah, kelton
blah blah blah, kelton, verity: Beverly, Commas after every part of the location is correct. Your example has me a bit confused. Are you saying the company name is Verity Two (USSR)? Clearly, however, the comma after S.A., is correct. The Britannica prefers S. Am. because S.A....

Business & Technical Writing: Comma placement, participial phrase, restrictive phrase
participial phrase, restrictive phrase, writing books: Dave, I did an Internet search on nonessential participial phrase and found several entries. Probably the most useful is in the Purdue entry on the topic. An essential phrase appears to be the same thing as a restrictive phrase. I agree with you that...

Business & Technical Writing: speak vs. talk - context and personal style; transitive and intransitive verbs, transitive and intransitive verbs, impromptu remarks
transitive and intransitive verbs, impromptu remarks, formal context: Dear Bernard-- There is nothing in any of my reference books that addresses the question you raise. However, there are some ways to think a little more precisely about usage here. The first issue is context, which, in this case, is straightforward....

Business & Technical Writing: these vs.those, these vs. those and other tips about technical writing
these vs. those and other tips about technical writing: Thanks for your inquiry, Marilyn. I had to read it several times myself to get some faint handle on just what was going on. I m still not clear with what the phrase that you ve extended with a means. The word extended strikes me as the wrong one, but maybe...

Business & Technical Writing: letter, Cover letter for resume
Cover letter for resume: Craig-- Well, sir, for starters, you should make sure that AllExperts.com spells your name right. It came to me as Criag. For another, I recommend that you get in the habit of editing your e-mails before you send them. Eliminate typographical errors...

Business & Technical Writing: captials, proper noun, word butter
proper noun, word butter, sentence example: Well, capitalizing Lee is correct both because it is a proper noun and because it begins the sentence. Nothing else in the sentence should be capitalized, so I think this is a bit of a trick question. There is no reason to capitalize butter as it is not...

Business & Technical Writing: letter sample, sample proposal letter, coffee plantations
sample proposal letter, coffee plantations, mail details: Teena, I think the initial letter can be pretty straightforward and conciser. Try this. Ladies or Gentlemen: I have business relationships with two large coffee plantations in Karnatak, India, and am interested in exporting coffee to your country....

Business & Technical Writing: VERBS, helping verbs, linking verbs
helping verbs, linking verbs, action verbs: There are some pretty involved explanations of these verbs online, so I recommend you do a search on each term for more information and examples. But briefly 1. Linking verbs do not express action. Rather they connect the subject to additional information...

Business & Technical Writing: What's wrong with the sentence?, sentence structure, different kinds
sentence structure, different kinds, phrases: The ideal construction would be as follows: Go to school and take your notebooks with you. That makes the two parts of the sentence the same kind of construction and unifies the subject. In the other sentence, the two phrases are really independent...

Business & Technical Writing: Software for writing a book
Hi, Mark - Thank you for your inquiry. I looked on LinkedIn, and there are several Mark Eichingers, including two in Jacksonville, N.C. I m guessing that one of those is you, but please clarify. Even better, would you post a link to your LinkedIn profile,...

Business & Technical Writing: Connotations
Den, I think that no god worthy of being called a god would have to scheme against the enemies of his people. He wouldn t have to be cunning or crafty, he d just zap them and be done with it. That we still find ourselves going to war with each other over...

Business & Technical Writing: Advice for a Novice, core discipline, sporadic attempts
core discipline, sporadic attempts, oil gas industry: Greeting, Jim Shanks in the north of Scotland! It s a pleasure for me to offer advice about getting started in technical writing. Specifically, as I understand it, your goal is to consider constructive advice to gain a toehold in business and/or technical...

Business & Technical Writing: AGM Notice, annual general meeting, bogert
annual general meeting, bogert, good writing: Hi Annabelle, Actually, neither is an example of good writing, although the first sample you provided is the more grammatically correct. It would be more effective to say: The 13th Annual General Meeting will be held on --------. I hope that...

Business & Technical Writing: American English, mr smith, dear mr
mr smith, dear mr, particulars: The differences are not terribly great. There are some differences in spellings (realisation/realization, for example) and some differences in use of certain terms. But I can t very easily list a bunch of differences. I could look at the transformation and...

Business & Technical Writing: API/SDK tech writing, writer organizations, doxygen
writer organizations, doxygen, best tools: Marissa, I do not know of anyway to take the comments from the code and edit the text. What you say about the big need to edit the writing is true, and is at the heart of the tech writer s job. Once long ago, some program writers wrote their code in...

Business & Technical Writing: Appendix/Attachment, mail clients, supplementary document
mail clients, supplementary document, base document: They re about the same thing, I suppose. One definition of attachment is a supplementary document added to the base document. It is more a matter of convention than strictly a matter of definition. It is conventional to call supplementary materials at the...

Business & Technical Writing: Application for Admission in School, private secondary schools, application for admission
private secondary schools, application for admission, educational background: I regularly work with students on their applications to college and graduate school, and occasionally even to private secondary schools. But I would need considerably more information than you have given me to proceed. If you would like to pursue this further,...

Business & Technical Writing: Appropriate English terminology, progress rate, english terminology
progress rate, english terminology, business report: Hi Toshio, Thank you for your question. Were it me, I would simply state the facts rather than label the current status as progress rate or achievement rate. My suggestion is as follows; I hope it is helpful. Our 2006 projected sales forecast...

Business & Technical Writing: Asking for help, homework assignment, letter format
homework assignment, letter format, famous person: Emphasize to the person you are hoping will introduce you the benefits that will accrue to the famous person as a result of what you bring, in such a way that the introducer realizes the glory that will come to him or her for making the introduction. In...

Business & Technical Writing: addressing an envelope, addressing an envelope, kate smith
addressing an envelope, kate smith, bogert: Hi Tina, Good question! Only John is the Jr. or Sr., so it would be incorrect to use John and Kate Smith Jr. Therefore, the correct format would be either John, Jr. and Kate Smith or John Smith, Jr. and Kate Smith. Take care, Alice J. Boger...

Business & Technical Writing: agm report, tribal artifacts, member of the tribe
tribal artifacts, member of the tribe, accurate communication: What is an agm? Don t ever assume that everyone knows all the acronyms you know. Acronyms are usually very tribal artifacts except for the few such as DWI (driving while intoxicated) that have made it into the general vocabulary. They are mostly used to show...

Business & Technical Writing: ain't, informal correspondence, unabridged dictionary
informal correspondence, unabridged dictionary, native speakers: Ain t is commonly used in both British and American English, but it is most evident in less formal contexts. Whether it is appropriate or not depends on the audience. It is more commonly used in spoken English than in written, often for emphasis. Most...

Business & Technical Writing: what have you answer me before? can you plz double check...., rich text format, autoresponder
rich text format, autoresponder, technical writing: Well, I don t know what happened to my answer then. My response, however, was that an edit of this scope is more than I can do at no charge. I generally limit the free editing I do to no more than 1.5 pages, double spaced. I can edit this down to the required...

Business & Technical Writing: apostrophe question, fighting a losing battle, proverbial expressions
fighting a losing battle, proverbial expressions, headline style: It bugs me too, and I don t use them that way. I correct it in everything I edit. But we may be fighting a losing battle courtesy of the New York Times. The Times has an all-cap headline style and at some point decided that it would not put lower-case s ...

Business & Technical Writing: archaic definitions, archaic terms, reversion
archaic terms, reversion, effective communication: Probably not, though I d like to see the specific example you have in mind. But presumably when you write something you want to be understood. A reversion to archaic terms would usually defeat that purpose. Why not use whatever has become the contemporary...

Business & Technical Writing: Can you assist me with sentence construction and punctuation in this essay?, pan african congress, pro bono work
pan african congress, pro bono work, atlantic charter: I appreciate your comments in the feedback section, but don t you think it s taking advantage a wee bit to float succeeding paragraphs of the same essay by me in this manner? I can help you with this essay at a very reasonable fee, but I can t continue to...

Business & Technical Writing: Can you assist me with sentence construction and punctuation in this essay?, peasant proprietors, baptist ministers
peasant proprietors, baptist ministers, plantation system: OK. Here you go. My comments and questions are in parentheses. Peasants are people who must earn most or all of their money from the land around them. The peasantry emerged (emerged where? You really need to establish just where it is you are speaking...

Business & Technical Writing: Books, amazon book, barnesnnoble
amazon book, barnesnnoble, infinity publishing: I ve been earning a living for several decades by writing marketing and sales materials, mainly for professional service firms and nonprofits. There are a number of books on amazon.com that tell you how to get started. They re written by freelancers who have...

Business & Technical Writing: Brochures for Practice, iridology certification, email addresss
iridology certification, email addresss, marketing collateral: Mike, congratulations on nearing the completion of studies in a third specialty area. And on asking excellent questions. Few people (fortunately) ask, Should I do acupuncture on myself or my family members or hire a pro? But quite a few ask whether they...

Business & Technical Writing: Brochures for Practice, iridology certification, creating brochures
iridology certification, creating brochures, licensed acupuncturist: Mike, My apologies for not reponding sooner. I have had a number of emergencies this week that kept me from my computer. Congratulations on your certification and starting your new practice. The cost of creating brochures depends on where you live....

Business & Technical Writing: Brochures for Practice, iridology certification, licensed acupuncturist
iridology certification, licensed acupuncturist, office printing: The economics of the project depend on how large a print run you will do at one time. With today s home-office printing technology, you can create very attractive brochures in multiple colors at very reasonable cost, but as the volume goes up the expense in...

Business & Technical Writing: Brochures for Practice, iridology certification, licensed acupuncturist
iridology certification, licensed acupuncturist, punctuation errors: Hi, Mike -- Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I did not receive an email telling me I had a question pending. Your best bet would be to have a professional create the content of your brochures because you are too close to your subject. A professional...

Business & Technical Writing: Business Capitalization Rules, business capitalization, capitalization rules
business capitalization, capitalization rules, female pig: You re welcome. Again, almost anything written is almost always better without the acronyms. Even if they are well known, they often screw up normal syntax. We have a bank in Austin that used to be American Bank of Commerce. It changed its name to ABC,...

Business & Technical Writing: Business Communication, elements of business letter, alternate arrangements
elements of business letter, alternate arrangements, promptness: Salman, I thought I had saved the address of a particular website that had sample letters. Unfortunately, I could not find the reference I wanted. Instead, I have the following suggested websites that will together, if not alone, answer your questions about...

Business & Technical Writing: Business Communication, elements of business letter, alternate arrangements
elements of business letter, alternate arrangements, promptness: You re just being asked to format a business letter is all. The formatting options in this venue are somewhat limited, so my example will not be precise. But your letters should look something like this (I m just making some stuff up): The top of your letter...

Business & Technical Writing: Business Communication, elements of business letter, alternate arrangements
elements of business letter, alternate arrangements, promptness: Salman, This looks like an exercise designed to familiarize you with the typical business letter. It doesn t seem to be asking you to write a letter, just construct one using one of the five sample bodies provided. Here is my take on it: David Boyce...

Business & Technical Writing: Business letters, word processing programs, business correspondence
word processing programs, business correspondence, word processing application: Matt, Your questions are matters of style. The short answer is it depends. Q1. I have not heard of using Yours faithfully anywhere except for correspondence among members of a church. Sincerely is an appropriate closing, Regards is an appropriate...

Business & Technical Writing: Business Plan, bogert, developing business
bogert, developing business, business plans: Hi Eric, I don t know of a specific resource. You could search on the web. I typed in developing business plans, and there were many resources that came up. See if any of those are helpful. If not, try sending your query to one of the experts noted...

Business & Technical Writing: Business and Technical Writing Career, graduate diploma in business, diploma in business administration
graduate diploma in business, diploma in business administration, diploma in business: Matt, I wish I could say that jobs in the States are not technically oriented. My work here and my conversations with other writers have led me to believe that most of the good paying work is technically oriented. I have a friend who finally got a job...

Business & Technical Writing: Business and Technical Writing-is there a difference, technical writing courses, sales materials
technical writing courses, sales materials, business writing: Generally, technical writing has to do with the specific requirements of technical documentation and how to meet them. It will be mostly concerned with how to write clear and useful technical manuals and online documentation. Business writing could be a...

Business & Technical Writing: Business & Technical writing, volunteer basis, e mail
volunteer basis, e mail, technical writing: You have asked four questions that are obviously part of a take-home examination of some sort. I can help with such problems, but do not, on a volunteer basis, simply answer the questions for you. For one thing, the answers to such questions may vary considerably...

Business & Technical Writing: Business Writing, how to write business letters, investment sectors
how to write business letters, investment sectors, proper grammar: Eli, Your question is both easy and hard to answer. Traits are different from skills. I cannot say exactly what traits are needed. 1) Skills are determined by the type of writing. In other words, it depends. 2)Being concise, using proper grammar, knowing...

Business & Technical Writing: Business writing, business assets, translation company
business assets, translation company, management accounting: Toshio, The answer to your first question is yes. a large decrease or large decreases would be correct. Your second question may be best answered with an example. For instance, here in the US, much of our real estate increased substantially in value...

Business & Technical Writing: Business writing, first quarter sales, core segment
first quarter sales, core segment, seasonal fluctuations: Mr.(Ms.?) Ota, You are to be congratulated on your mastery of English. Some Americans do not write as well as you have. In the first paragraph. The sentence is rather long. You may want to break it into smaller sentences. As it is written, the sentence...

Business & Technical Writing: Business writing, fiscal year ended march, ircj
fiscal year ended march, ircj, abc group: My apologies Ota san for the tardiness of my reply. I did not see your questions until just this minute. 1. ... fiscal year ending[not ended] March ... The answer to this question is one of the convoluted rules of English. Ending is a gerund, which...

Business & Technical Writing: Business writing, linguistic traditions, study soil
linguistic traditions, study soil, feasibility study: 1. Either feasibility studies or a feasibility study would be acceptable. Which it should be in this context might depend on whether the larger context refers to a single site or sites in general. I don t think either will get you in trouble. 2. Good...

Business & Technical Writing: books on technical writing, instructional systems design, subject matter experts
instructional systems design, subject matter experts, mark ups: Ron, Thanks for your question. There are a number of good Instructional Systems Design references out there. Check Borders Books or Amazon.com for a listing. You really don t need to spend time and money on a reference, though. Just plan and do the...

Business & Technical Writing: brackets, vladimir putin, parentheses or brackets
vladimir putin, parentheses or brackets, square brackets: Sabirjan, The commas are not needed when brackets are used. The Gregg Manual says brackets ([ ]) are used for a correction or insertion in a quoted extract. In the sentence you gave me, no commas, parentheses, or brackets are needed unless you are...

Business & Technical Writing: How to make business contacts?, kind of business letters, paypal
kind of business letters, paypal, local writers: If you have been buying books on business letters, they ll tell you how to format the letters. There s probably not a great deal to choose among them, though I was pleased with a book simply titled The Business Writer s Handbook a few years ago. But the...

Business & Technical Writing: business letter, creative juices, simple sentences
creative juices, simple sentences, interested buyer: Patricia, My apologies for not responding sooner. We had a couple emergencies this week that kept me from my computer. The realtors have distilled the important information about a house in the standard MLS listing. Using a model like the fact sheet...

Business & Technical Writing: business letter, writing handbook, business letter
writing handbook, business letter, business letters: I thought I had answered this question. I apologize if there has been a delay. Any business writing handbook will show you several different says to format a business letter, and any of those standard formats will work just fine. Microsoft offers templates...

Business & Technical Writing: business letters, business letter formats, word processing software
business letter formats, word processing software, business letters: Nik, You can find business letter formats on most any word processing software. Business letters are very individualized letters that can be categorized into several different topics. You may have better luck going onto the Internet and finding the information...

Business & Technical Writing: Capitalization, waldorf salad, proper nouns
waldorf salad, proper nouns, language assoc: Hi Dianna, I ve researched your question. Capitalization is a style issue. Some rules are hard and fast, like capitalizing proper nouns and the first word in a sentence. Many other capitalization issues have as many exceptions as there are rules....

Business & Technical Writing: Capitalization, common noun, proper noun
common noun, proper noun, dear john: Hi John, You are correct; the salutation is capitalized; i.e., Dear John. In the example you gave, Dear John would be capitalized. John, because it is a proper noun which always needs capitalization and Dear because it is the first word in a sentence...

Business & Technical Writing: Capitalization, proper noun, concrete evidence
proper noun, concrete evidence, software developers: I doubt if you ll find a manual that addresses this particular issue. You might try the Microsoft style guide for software documentation, however. The proper name is Magnus Dashboard. Just dashboard is not a proper noun even in the context of talking about...

Business & Technical Writing: Capitalization, chicago manual of style, full confusion
chicago manual of style, full confusion, confusing area: It is a confusing area. But the general rule, taken from the Chicago Manual of Style, is that geographical and related terms are capitalized if they are part of a proper name and not otherwise. Thus: East, the East Coast, the Orient, the North Pole, the...

Business & Technical Writing: Car Parking Fine Letter, abiding citizen, illegal parking
abiding citizen, illegal parking, terminal patients: Hi Lyn, I will assist you with the rewrite; however, it may not negate the consequences for illegal parking. Also, I assumed you meant you are a caretaker, so that s the term I used in the letter. Dear Sir: I am a registered caretaker working with...

Business & Technical Writing: Car Parking Fine Letter, death situation, park space
death situation, park space, ticket number: The basic setup that you sent was OK. You just need to elaborate a bit more. Tell more specifically why it was an emergency and why you were distracted. Something like this does not, in fact should not, be professionally written. That would look phony....

Business & Technical Writing: Car Parking Fine Letter, death situation, park space
death situation, park space, leniency: Lyn, I am not sure a letter will do what you want. I would take the option of going to court if I could. The judge, who ultimately makes the decision in these cases, will want proof of your life-or-death situation. He or she may find cause for leniency...

Business & Technical Writing: Car Parking Fine Letter, mail content, evil death
mail content, evil death, death situation: Hello Lyn, Have a look at the mail content below: Dear Sir, I am in receipt of your parking fine dated .... and thought of sharing how I felt after receiving it. As a doctor, it is my first duty to help and save my patients in whatever way I can....

Business & Technical Writing: Career advice, corporate recruiter, writing a resume
corporate recruiter, writing a resume, little radio: I have found it difficult to sustain that kind of income working alone. There s a lot of competition out there, and very few people even have the skills to evaluate resume writers. I ve had some luck with Google ad words and am starting a little radio campaign...

Business & Technical Writing: Career Questions, subject matter experts, free lancers
subject matter experts, free lancers, technical writing jobs: I don t have much more insight than you have. This is something that is frequently ocntracted for on a project basis. I contract both independently and through agencies from time to time. Austin is adding jobs in general, and the unemployment rate is quite...

Business & Technical Writing: Combined Technical Words, rules of grammar, flight crewmembers
rules of grammar, flight crewmembers, grammatical rules: I wouldn t worry too much about this one. The important part here is that you establish a rule that you will follow in the materials you are responsible. It is important to be consistent in the same publication or set of publications. There are no hard...

Business & Technical Writing: Comma after Inc., appositives, medai
appositives, medai, innovative tools: You are correct. But many people get it wrong. The comma should also come before and after such things as LLP, LP, and PC (that s professional corporation, not the machine). They are all appositives, and appositives are always separated from the rest of...

Business & Technical Writing: Computer program?, macintosh computer, writing education
macintosh computer, writing education, adobe acrobat: Rolf, You may use whatever program you like to write your book. Usually publishers can convert your text to whatever they use as publishing software by converting your file into a rich text format. Many people who are self-publishing these days prefer...

Business & Technical Writing: Conference, restuarants, reference material
restuarants, reference material, information page: Try looking up Web sites on conferences that are upcoming. That is the kind of information usually provided. I can easily ghost this for you if you send the information to me directly. There will be a small fee for the service, however. I can even look...

Business & Technical Writing: Correct punctuation, compound complex sentences, uottawa ca
compound complex sentences, uottawa ca, correlative conjunction: The sentence is a compound sentence just like this one, and the independent clauses should be separated with a comma before the correlative conjunction. Leaving aside the unfortunate misspelling of Montreal, you will find this page helpful in understanding...

Business & Technical Writing: Correct use of "square metres", action verb, xxxx
action verb, xxxx, variation: As long as it is accurate, I think the purpose will be met. In general, a stronger construction is to use the action verb (shipped) rather than a variation of to be (is/are). Preferred: The factory shipped xxxx square meters in June. OK: The shipments,...

Business & Technical Writing: Correct use of, possessive noun, possessive pronoun
possessive noun, possessive pronoun, grammar test: Hi Mary, Great question! English grammar can be confusing sometimes for most of us. No need to be ashamed to ask for clarification. The rule is: Use a possessive noun or pronoun before a verb that ends in ing. (we call a verb ending in ing a gerund)...

Business & Technical Writing: capitalization, proper nouns, proper noun
proper nouns, proper noun, capitalization: I would not normally think of those as proper nouns. Sometimes it is appropriate to use capitals in such situations to call readers attention to important terms even though they might not usually be considered to be proper nouns. If you use capitalization...

Business & Technical Writing: cause/effect essay, student stress, staying up all night
student stress, staying up all night, test students: This is generally well written, but I do have a few suggestions. You will be better off in prose of this type by simply writing consistently in the plural. That avoids the awkwardness of his/her constructions. Only use the singular when you have a particular...

Business & Technical Writing: computer programming training for technical writers, critical thinker, microsoft projects
critical thinker, microsoft projects, object oriented programming: Carolyn, I can empathize with your situation. I too have had difficulty getting technical writing work, and for the same reason that you have - technical expertise. I was working for awhile on Sun and Microsoft projects with some sucess; however, I ran...

Business & Technical Writing: Definition, google search, world trade organization
google search, world trade organization, trade bodies: A trade body is an organization that is devoted to promoting trade. The World Trade Organization is one such body, and has the general objective of promoting international trade and establishing the rules under which it is conducted. National trade bodies...

Business & Technical Writing: Demand for Technical Writers?, mainframe programmer, customer support representative
mainframe programmer, customer support representative, mainframe world: Hi, David: There are a number of great books on Amazon.com about how to become a Technical Writer. Much like mainframe administration, writing of ANY kind is a specialized skill. However, unlike mainframe programming, no one with any sense is outsourcing...

Business & Technical Writing: Development/Marketing Homemade Marinade Sauce, electronic engineering technology, patience and perseverance
electronic engineering technology, patience and perseverance, target market: Hi, Mike-- Thank you for unchecking Private, and thank you for using AllExperts.com. Let me ask you some questions, if you don t mind. Depending on your responses, there might be a few more. I have to do this so that I can try to see the world you...

Business & Technical Writing: Developmental English, reading and comprehension, comprehension skills
reading and comprehension, comprehension skills, google search: The phrase is a new one to me, but it has been a long time since I actually did any teaching. I did a Google search on the phrase and quickly scanned several sites. It appears to be a curriculum designed to build reading and comprehension skills that are needed...

Business & Technical Writing: Dividing dates at the end of a line, informal writings, natural break
informal writings, natural break, line thanks: Hi Michelle, I m sorry I didn t answer your question properly. After the month and day, february 20, is a correct place to divide the typed line. The comma gives a natural break point. If that isn t eye-appealing to you, you might consider expressing...

Business & Technical Writing: Documentation Plan, documentation plan, instructional guide
documentation plan, instructional guide, special needs: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, Akram. I changed ISPs and just now got your request. The first thing you should do before writing a user manual or instructional guide is analyze your audience. Who are they? What do they need to learn from your...

Business & Technical Writing: Drawing words, graphic design unit, technical audiences
graphic design unit, technical audiences, sophisticated audience: Hi, Chris-- Thank you for your question. This category is meant to be about writing for business and technical audiences as opposed to, say, writing for an English class or writing fiction. Business and tech readers want information in the vernacular they...

Business & Technical Writing: "Due to" vs. "because of", employee conflict, passive verbs
employee conflict, passive verbs, active verbs: Hi Shawna, Good question with a relatively complex answer. A good rule of thumb is to use because of if you can answer the question why without a complete sentence. Example: I lost my job because of an employee conflict. Question: Why did you...

Business & Technical Writing: Editorial question, academic journal, corrigendum
academic journal, corrigendum, erratum: I will confess to never having come across the latter before. So I looked them both up. They pretty close to being synonyms. They both appear to be an error in a printed work that is published with correction after the printing of the original. I don t think...

Business & Technical Writing: Ellipses and question mark, three dots, bogert
three dots, bogert, ellipses: Hi Steve, In response to the question attached to your feedback remark, my opinion is to put the question mark at the end of the sentence. I would then space before I added the three dots so that it is clear that the omitted text is not any part of the...

Business & Technical Writing: Ellipses and question mark, three dots, correct punctuation
three dots, correct punctuation, complete sentence: Steve, Oohhhhhhhh... Check APA 275 to 281. The use of the ellipse depends on the circumstance. Using the end punctuation with the ellipse is fine including using the question mark. Did he say he was going to the store with us? We need to leave soon....

Business & Technical Writing: English grammar, grammar and composition, bad manners
grammar and composition, bad manners, composition books: 1. I have not heard of this. At any rate, it is bad manners not to do a salutation and proper close. Perhaps bad manners are becoming the standard. Of course, if you look at the many e-mails with no punctuation or capitalization it is apparent that bad manners...

Business & Technical Writing: English Statement, declarative sentence, logical rules
declarative sentence, logical rules, native speakers: The newspaper you read made an error. The usual response of a native speaker who had graduated from high school would be, Yes I did. (and I would not put a comma there). First of all, note that the newspaper article incorrectly describes the statement,...

Business & Technical Writing: English usage and grammar help, linguistic gaffes, foreign service exam
linguistic gaffes, foreign service exam, hasty generalization: The classic for nearly a century now is Strunk & Whilte, The Elements of Style. It is short, readable, and thorough. It is also inexpensive at about $8.00. For answers to specific questions of modern usage, the best and most entertaining book I have found...

Business & Technical Writing: English usage, time parameter, japanese company
time parameter, japanese company, businessperson: In all these examples, both alternatives are correct and except for example 3 have identical meanings. In example three, both are correct, but you would choose one or the other in different circumstances. If you do not receive would be an instruction...

Business & Technical Writing: Example of formal meetings, deputy chairperson, secretary records
deputy chairperson, secretary records, tresurer: Sorry this took so long. The site seems to have been having difficulty. Chairperson: Directs the course of the meeting. Deputy Chairperson: Directs the course of the meeting in the absence of the chairperson. Secretary: Records the proceedings of the...

Business & Technical Writing: edit, local high school, answering questions
local high school, answering questions, english teacher: Lisa, I edit for a living. I don t mind answering questions, but if I offered my services for nothing, I could not eat. You might consider checking with your local high school or junior college for an English teacher who would help you for a low cost....

Business & Technical Writing: essay, high school diploma, cause and effect essay
high school diploma, cause and effect essay, future dreams: My first comment is that this is probably not what your teacher meant by a cause-and-effect essay. This is an explanation of why you are taking an action. It is true that you expect some outcomes from that action, but usually this assignment means that you...

Business & Technical Writing: eyes, ears and belly button in speeches, visual perception, belly buttons
visual perception, belly buttons, belly button: The question should read, What DO eyes, ears and belly button have to do with good speeches? Having noted that, the first two are obvious: both speakers and listeners are dependent on auditory and visual perception during the course of a speech. Belly...

Business & Technical Writing: Appendix/Attachment, base documents, document author
Business & Technical Writing: Appendix/Attachment, base documents, document author, calcs

Business & Technical Writing: Business and Technical Writing-is there a difference
Business & Technical Writing: Business and Technical Writing-is there a difference

Business & Technical Writing: Comma after Inc., chicago manual of style, appositive
Business & Technical Writing: Comma after Inc., chicago manual of style, appositive, manual of style

Business & Technical Writing: "Due to" vs. "because of", intransitive verb, mistake
Business & Technical Writing: "Due to" vs. "because of", intransitive verb, mistake