Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Office Problems

PCMag.com has an excellent article on workarounds for some of the most frustrating issues when using Microsoft Office. As I scanned the article, I consistently had to stop, re-read, and then try it to see if it worked. I picked up many good tips. Each page concerns a different piece of Office:

Changes to IE Coming

Microsoft has changed the way Internet Explorer works with ActiveX controls. Instead of automatically activating the controls for the web page, users will be asked to activate the control once. All ActiveX controls will then be activated for that page. This is one way Microsoft feels they can avoid infringing on the Eolas patent, which deals with the automatic activation of small programs such as plug-ins or applets or scripts. This update will be available through a future security update, as well as in new products such as Internet Explorer 7. [from internetnews.com]