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    Digital Photo Basics
  1. Getting Pictures from Camera into Computer
  2. Getting Acquainted with Irfanview
  3. Basic Terms: View Size vs Print Size, etc.
  4. Virtually Free Photography - Naming Pics, Albums
  5. When Digital Camera Photos Can't Be Found
  6. Digital Photography for Not So Digital Seniors


  7. Crop, Resize, Align, Colors
  8. How to Crop and/or Resize a Photo
  9. Problem Enlarging Digital Pictures
  10. Understanding CYMK & RGB Colors
  11. How to Straighten (Rotate, Align) a Photo
  12. Darkrooms Replaced by Computers
  13. Be Your Own Photo Processing Studio


  14. Adding Text to Pictures
  15. Adding Text to a Photo
  16. Text & Picture In a Word Text Box


  17. Displaying Your Pictures
  18. Printing Multiple Photos on a Single Page
  19. Displaying Your Photos as a Slideshow
  20. Merging Two Graphics Into One
  21. When Multiple Photos Don't All Fit on a Print-Out
  22. Print Yourself or Have Pics Processed Elsewhere?


  23. Online Images - Emailing Pics
  24. Reducing a Digital Photo's File Size
  25. Red X Instead of a Picture
  26. Reducing the File Size of a Video
  27. Print Yourself or Have Pics Processed Elsewhere?
  28. Copying Images from a Web Site or an Email


  29. Pic Formats - File Extensions
  30. Digital Picture Formats (JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF, etc)
  31. Difference Between "Drawing" & "Painting" Programs
  32. Digital Cameras & Megapixelss
  33. Choosing File Associations for Picture Files
  34. Understanding "Animated GIFs"
  35. Comparison of JPG and GIF Image Files
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Cupid Hearts Some Favorite Links
Vista Users Discovering that the
New Operating System Is Not Compatible
with All of Their Programs
  • Trial Versions of MSOffice & WPOffice Available
  • Pictures in Text Improved in MSWord 2007
  • Updated Free "Yellow Stickies" Program Available
    Ann Marie Lorenzini wrote to say she bought a new PC with Vista pre-installed and was advised by Gateway to buy Webroot Spy Sweeper to go with it. Imagine Ann Marie’s surprise when she discovered Spy Sweeper was not compatible with Vista. Several other readers have likewise complained their favorite programs do not run on Microsoft’s new operating system.

    Patches are expected that will update older programs; but Vista users need to contact the individual software companies, since Microsoft has no plans to supply upgrades for programs other than its own.

    Win XP users who are contemplating switching to Vista might want to wait a bit while updates are being created. However, economy-minded users will be glad to know the free OpenOffice suite (at www.OpenOffice.org) already runs on Vista.

Free Trials of MSOffice 2007 &
WordPerfect Office X3 Available

    Speaking of suites, both MSOffice 2007 and WordPerfect Office X3 offer trial versions that can be freely downloaded for evaluation. I would describe the latter as being simply an improvement on an already outstanding suite. (Many argue that WPOffice has always been superior to MSOffice in dozens of ways.) Download the trial version from www.corel.com.

In any case, MSOffice 2007 is a whole new ball game, which only vaguely resembles earlier versions. So is it better than its predecessors? Well, it certainly is glitzy in its use of mini-icons and other graphics in its option choices. However, all this artwork makes the MSWord 2007 toolbar a space-hog which leaves less white space for creating a document. Personally, I prefer the relative simplicity of earlier MSWord versions.

Easy Manipulation of Pictures
in MSWord 2007

    Nonetheless, one cool feature in MSWord 2007 will please folks who like to insert pictures into their documents — an image can be freely moved on a page without first being inserted into a text box. Furthermore, an inserted picture has some attractive fancy border options, and can be freely rotated to any angle.

Another cool improvement is having Page Layout displayed on the toolbar instead of mysteriously being a "File" option. When clicked, Page Layout displays every type of Border, Margin, Column, and Paragraph option you could possibly imagine.

    For columnists and other writers, a helpful feature continually displays the number of words typed in a document (or in a selection) at the bottom of the page.

I could go and on, but downloading a free 60-day trial from www.microsoft.com is the best way to learn about MSOffice 2007.

Updated Version of Free
"Stickies" Program Available

    A program I find absolutely indispensible is Stickies, the free utility that lets you create "yellow stickie notes" that can be moved around on your monitor at will. Stickies are intended for temporary notes and needn’t be saved when powering down — they will remain in place until you delete them. For permanent storage you can right-click the title bar and choose from Save As options.

    Well, Mona Baumgartel wrote that she had received an offer to download a new version of Stickies, but that doing so deleted the notes previously left on her monitor. So be sure to save yours before downloading Stickies 6.0b.

    A link to the free program is on my home page at www.pcdon.com.
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Table-top JukeBox
Patsy Cline    Dinah Shore
  • The Andrews Sisters
  • Teresa Brewer
  • Karen Carpenter
  • Patsy Cline
  • Rosemary Clooney
  • Doris Day
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Connie Francis
  • Lena Horne
  • Brenda Lee
  • Julie London
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Vera Lynn
  • Dinah Shore
  • Patti Page
  • Jo Stafford
  • Kitty Wells
  • Tammy Wynette


  • Jim Reeves    Dean Martin
  • Ames Brothers
  • Eddie Arnold
  • Tony Bennett
  • Brothers Four
  • Johnny Cash
  • Ray Charles
  • Buddy Clark
  • Nat King Cole
  • Russ Columbo, Bing Crosby
  • Floyd Cramer
  • Billy Eckstine
  • Julio Iglesias
  • Ink Spots
  • Wayne King, Guy Lombardo
  • Frankie Laine
  • Dean Martin
  • Mills Brothers
  • Singalong with Mitch Miller
  • Elvis Presley
  • Ray Price
  • Jim Reeves
  • Hank Snow, Hank Thompson
  • Statler Brothers
  • Billy Vaughn
  • Slim Whitman


  • Eydie Gorme, Trio Los Panchos
  • Ana Gabriel, Rocío Dúrcal, Juan Gabriel
  • CeliaCruz, Ernesto Lecuona, Bienvenido Granda


  • Teach Me Tonight


  • Microsoft Word Logo
    1. Creating Labels & Envelopes with Word, Excel, & MSWorks
    2. Replacing NORMAL.DOC when Word Becomes Unstable
    3. Password Protecting Word & Excel Documents

    4. Pictures & Text Boxes
    5. Picture in a Text Box
    6. Placing Both Text & a Pic in a Text Box


    7. Other Document Types
    8. MSWord, Wordpad, Notepad, Google's Writely/Docs
    9. Converting Data between MSWord & PDF Files


    10. Working with Columns
    11. Dividing a Page into Columns
    12. Lining Up Numbers in a Column


    13. Bullets & Page Numbering
    14. Using AutoCorrect for Bullets & Numbering
    15. Add Page Numbering to a Word Processing Document


    16. Backing Up Word Files
    17. Automatic Backup of MSWord Documents

      Computer Commentary
    1. Signing Up with MySpace
    2. More about MySpace + Some Info on Skype
    3. Internet Explorer6 vs Internet Explorer 7
    4. More on Using Internet Explorer 7
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