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Running OpenOffice from a USB Stick

openoffice230x801Did you know that the open source replace­ment for Microsoft Office which is totally free (OpenOf­fice!) can be run from a USB mem­ory stick?  What good does that do for us?  Here we explain the advan­tages which help pro­pel this soft­ware ahead of Microsoft.  » Read more about Run­ning OpenOf­fice from a USB Stick »

© 2009, david.knoble
by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
Serv­ing Non-Profits, Busi­nesses & Indi­vid­u­als
Rock Hill, SC

OpenOffice Mail Merge Wizard Prints Blank Pages??

OpenOf­fice is a soft­ware pack­age for the new busi­ness because it is free!  It also reads and writes Microsoft© Office doc­u­ments.  How­ever, some­times a lit­tle bug is harder to solve.  Here we have found the solu­tion to remov­ing the blank page that prints in-between each let­ter when cre­at­ing form let­ters with the Mail Merge Wiz­ard.  After com­plet­ing a mail merge using the wiz­ard found in the Tools -> Mail Merge Wiz­ard menu, you have a doc­u­ment con­tain­ing each let­ter.  On screen the let­ters look like they are one page after another.  Using the print pre­view, how­ever, gives a more dis­tress­ing sight — a blank page in between each let­ter.  Here’s the fix to remove them.  » Read more about OpenOf­fice Mail Merge Wiz­ard Prints Blank Pages?? »

© 2009, david.knoble
by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
Serv­ing Non-Profits, Busi­nesses & Indi­vid­u­als
Rock Hill, SC

FireFox 3.0.10 Crashes with Java Update

Fire­Fox and Java appar­ently have code so inter­re­lated that the lat­est Java update has Fire­Fox crash­ing. Using ver­sion 3.0.10 of Fire­Fox, my com­puter kept report­ing a crit­i­cal error and Fire­Fox wouldn’t even start! I had to resort to Inter­net Explorer to get every­thing fixed. Here’s what we did.  » Read more about Fire­Fox 3.0.10 Crashes with Java Update »

© 2009, david.knoble
by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
Serv­ing Non-Profits, Busi­nesses & Indi­vid­u­als
Rock Hill, SC

Firefox Prism Can Help Your Business

Fire­Fox, the other inter­net browser, has been devel­op­ing a great piece of soft­ware for over a year that is now com­ing to the fore­front.  This soft­ware can help you be more pro­duc­tive in your work and also help those that are a lit­tle less inter­net savvy.

 » Read more about Fire­fox Prism Can Help Your Business »

© 2009, david.knoble
by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
Serv­ing Non-Profits, Busi­nesses & Indi­vid­u­als
Rock Hill, SC

Entering Quickbooks Opening AR Balances

Quick­books is a superb pro­gram for small busi­ness account­ing because of a) the num­ber of cus­tomized indus­tries it sup­ports, b) the num­ber of add-on mod­ules that expand your capa­bil­i­ties and c) the ease with which we can pro­vide ser­vice to you with your monthly, quar­terly or annual book­keep­ing ser­vices.  How­ever, set­ting up accounts receiv­able bal­ances when tran­si­tion­ing to Quick­books from another account­ing pro­gram is not well doc­u­mented.  In fact, I spent half a day research­ing how to accom­plish this in Quick­books.  Here is the answer!  » Read more about Enter­ing Quick­books Open­ing AR Balances »

© 2009, david.knoble
by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
Serv­ing Non-Profits, Busi­nesses & Indi­vid­u­als
Rock Hill, SC

Paper Saving Web Site

Do you have lots of adobe acro­bat files that you print out for later ref­er­ence?  Many of the user’s guides for equip­ment and soft­ware on the inter­net are down­load­able in acro­bat for­mat.  I have found a web site that will help you save space and paper to get those into print — all for free!  » Read more about Paper Sav­ing Web Site »

© 2009, david.knoble
by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
Serv­ing Non-Profits, Busi­nesses & Indi­vid­u­als
Rock Hill, SC

Changing Your Company Name in Windows XP

When you setup win­dows on a com­puter, you can type in the name of your com­pany along with your name.  If you do this, then your com­pany name is auto­mat­i­cally filled in when you install soft­ware.  The prob­lem comes in when you change the name of your com­pany.  As a small busi­ness per­son, we fre­quently start out with one com­pany name and then either cre­ate an LLC or cor­po­ra­tion and then change the name.  Here’s how you fix the name in Win­dows XP.  » Read more about Chang­ing Your Com­pany Name in Win­dows XP »

© 2009, david.knoble
by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
Serv­ing Non-Profits, Busi­nesses & Indi­vid­u­als
Rock Hill, SC

Printing Tip — Business Cards

An inkjet printer seems to work best for busi­ness cards today because you can use two or more col­ors (includ­ing black).  How­ever, as with any do-it-yourself project, there are always some prob­lems along the way.   I have three rec­om­men­da­tions to get your busi­ness cards look­ing crisp and clear the first time around with­out wast­ing card stock.  » Read more about Print­ing Tip — Busi­ness Cards »

© 2009, david.knoble
by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
Serv­ing Non-Profits, Busi­nesses & Indi­vid­u­als
Rock Hill, SC