News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Moonshine

    Forum Replies Created

    Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 53 total)
    • Author
      Posts
    • Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      Still getting October 2019, 1903 Offline Local Account options at my end.

      • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by Moonshine.
      1 user thanked author for this post.
      b
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      As I don’t use a Mac or Bootcamp, I’m not best suited to advise/help any further with your issue.
      However, after reading various articles in forums regarding the same/similar issue(s) as yours, I feel it may point to a Bootcamp/keyboard/language problem.
      If you were using 1809 with a particular keyboard/language setup and PP Presentations were created using that/those keyboard/language settings, then 1903 was installed as a major upgrade, it may well of stripped out those keyboard/language settings that were used previously and opening those previously created PP Presentations now, to edit them, on a different setup causes the problem?
      I’m only guessing and I hope you get to the bottom of this.

      Don’t be too harsh on 1903. Many folks blame everything on it when they can’t come to any other conclusion. Hopefully it’s just a setting or language to install/enable/set.

      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-powerpoint/why-does-my-microsoft-powerpoint-2010-crash-when-i/a82c1171-6470-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?page=1

      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      As you have mentioned Macbook Air under Bootcamp, have a look at these pages for potential help:

      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/powerpoint-2010-crashes-when-typing/3ff1a764-c2bf-4767-998d-37559bab3903?page=1

      . . . . and particularly a suggested fix by Rafelo MS in regard to a Keyboard Layout towards the bottom of page 1.
      Read all post thereafter to see other replies/potential fixes referring to keyboard/language etc.

      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      Try opening and repairing an affected file.
      From within PowerPoint, go to File > Browse > Locate an affected file > Select > Choose Open & Repair from the Open dropdown menu.

      If it opens OK in a Read Only state, save it (Save As) and then try open the newly renamed file for a comparison.

      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      This page might be useful to you if the content applies to your scenario:

      Powerpoint: We’re sorry something went wrong that might make PowerPoint Unstable. Please save your presentations and restart PowerPoint

      https://desk.zoho.com/portal/sdsuapex/kb/articles/powerpoint-we-re-sorry-something-went-wrong-that-might-make-powerpoint-unstable-please-save-your-presentations-and-restart-powerpoint

      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      Perhaps it’s time folks invested a little time and learned how to use the machine(s) that they sit in front of and particularly their chosen Browsers options/settings/available Add-ons/Extensions to try and get a compromise to a personal, acceptable visual result.
      A website creator/developer/maintainer surely can’t please everybody’s wants and needs.
      Individual users/viewers can, to a degree, change what they see on a screen so it suits ‘them’ and their wants/needs.

      • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Moonshine.
      1 user thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: Quick Launch — Folder Moved to Left of PopUp #1962481
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      In my experience, when you have opted to un-check Show Text and Show Title, the top entry in the Quick Launch list will always show.
      Your Calibre folder is likely to be at the top.

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      b
      in reply to: Windows immediately restarts after shutdown #1954399
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      It sounds like your system is crashing during a shutdown.

      Windows is configured to automatically restart when the system crashes and that includes crashes that happen after you activate a shutdown option.
      Try typing View advanced system settings into the Search Bar and then press the Enter key.
      In the Advanced tab > Start-up and Recovery > Settings, uncheck Automatically Restart in the System Failure section > OK.

      See if that makes a difference.
      Unfortunately, if your system shuts down now as required, all this tells you is that your system is indeed crashing on shutdown and won’t give an explanation why. You’ll need to look elsewhere.

      • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by Moonshine.
      1 user thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: Explore New Features #1948285
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      When you click ‘see what’s new’ > Explore new features link, click ’Look for an app in the Microsoft Store’ to activate the OK tab > OK.

      In the opening Window, click the MS Tips app icon > Install.
      You can click ‘Launch’ to see what’s on offer, or return back to the Explore new features link and experiment with what you now see.
      Click the image below to see a short video of the above.

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      b
      in reply to: VirtualBox Install Issue #1947855
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      Copy the blue text below:

      %userprofile%

      . . . . and then open a File Explorer window, left click in the address bar, then paste what you have copied, then press the Enter key.

      If you see a .VirtualBox folder – rename it to .VirtualBox.old then try the installation again.

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: PrintFriendly and Firefox #1945323
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      WS BillDon

      Have you considered using the Print Preview feature in Firefox to add a few more print options and to perhaps help you out with your print layout issue(s)?

      Personally, I have the Menubar showing permanently where I can access various features from the bar including the Print Preview option, via the File tab by mouse cursor. This is achieved by pressing he Alt key, then the View tab, then the Toolbars option, then Menubar.
      Should you want to see the Menubar temporarily, just press the Alt key.

      Clicking the image below will show you how to access the Print Preview option with no Menubar showing and also by using an installed *Add-in[/b] which gives a web page Right Click Menu option to see the Print Preview.
      You can also use an included Toolbar Preview icon, which comes with the Add-in.

      Press the Alt key, then the F key, then the V key or click the Preview icon to open the Print Preview window.
      Look for the Simplify Page to change the layout for easier reading (and printing).
      Experiment with the Scale percentages and particularly the Shrink to Fit option before a trial print via the Print tab.
      I usually print to PDF first to see a visual result before using the paper printer.

      * Print Preview Add-inhttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/print-preview-/

      There will be other similar Add-ins available to try and use.

      in reply to: Find Right-Click (Context Menu) impossible #1913961
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      It looks like you are using Windows 7 in the above image. My instructions/images are from W10 (1903).
      However, it’s possible to remove some entries from the Open With menu by using a program from nirsoft called OpenWithView.
      It’s located on this page, ⅔ of the way down:

      https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/open_with_view.html

      Once opened, locate the entries you want to remove, then r/click them and opt to disable.
      Re-enabling is the reverse of the above.
      Right click an image file and check your Open With menu to see if your choices have been removed.
      To repeat – not all entries can be removed by this method.
      Click the image below to see a short video of OpenWithView at work. I have remove 2 entries from the menu.

      in reply to: Find Right-Click (Context Menu) impossible #1913227
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      You appear to want to add items to the Open with context menu.
      If you r/click on an image file that PSP can handle > Open With > and PSP 2020 hasn’t registered itself to automatically appear in that menu, you can click Choose another app at the bottom of that menu. You may need to scroll down.
      If PSP still isn’t there to select, scroll to the btm of the menu and click More apps.
      If PSP still isn’t showing to select, again scroll down to the btm of that menu and click Look for another app on the PC.
      Navigate to Program Files (not program Files (x86) ) > Corel > Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 (64-Bit) > Corel PaintShop Pro (.exe) > Select > Open.
      That will open PSP and PSP ‘should’ then be remembered and placed in the Open with menu for future use.

      This unfortunately it doesn’t always happen for various reasons and an easy way to add PSP to the Registry is to use a dedicated program to do it for you. This saves you manually raking through the Registry yourself.
      I use Openwithadd which is an old program created for XP/Vista but works in Windows 10 (1903).

      You can download it from here: https://www.winhelponline.com/xp/openwithadd.htm

      in reply to: Problems creating PDF files with images #1904255
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      areader

      Try experimenting with some of the Font Colour palette options and you may find what you want.

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: Slides Won’t Print #1021267
      Moonshine
      AskWoody Lounger

      I’ve just downloaded your file and it does print 198 pages to PDF.
      Try that option, then try print from within your chosen PDF editor/viewer.

      1 user thanked author for this post.
    Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 53 total)