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How to view the installed add-ins in Microsoft Word 2007 on Windows XP

Are you completely aware about all the functionalities of your computer? Did you know that your computer may be supported by some additional features? Are you in the know about those external chips or cartridges installed in your computer? If not, it is time you try to identify the add-ins installed in your computer. These can not only enhance your output, but also support your content in a big way. But you can use them to the fullest while putting together a Microsoft 2007 document, only if you are aware that these exist. Now, the challenge lies in identifying the add-ins installed in your computer. Well, this is no rocket science. You can identify them by following some quick and easy steps and make the maximum use out of them while working on your Windows XP PC. Let us see how:

1. Open a Word document
2. Click the “Microsoft Office Button”
3. Click “Word Options”, and then click “Add-Ins”
4. View the add-ins and application extensions that are categorized as:
• “Active Application Add-ins
• “Inactive Application Add-ins
• “Document Related Add-ins
• “Disabled Application Add-ins”

How to view the installed add-ins in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 on Windows XP

PowerPoint is one of the most creative aspects of Microsoft 2007 that can help you to churn out a great content. They have a lot of room for visually appealing and creative content. But at times these creative elements can add a lot of weight to your file in terms of its size. Now that is surely a concern because this directly affects your speed and output. What if you get an added memory to stock all your heavy PowerPoint files while working on your Windows XP PC? Well, nothing can be better! What if I was to tell you that your computer may already have that extra space? Yes, it is tough to believe but true. All you need to do is to identify if certain add-ins are installed in your computer to support your current memory. This might sound a bit technical but is extremely easy.

Steps you need to Follow:

1. Open Microsoft Excel
2. Click the “Microsoft Office Button”
3. Click “Excel Options”, and then click “Add-Ins”
4. View the add-ins and application extensions that are categorized as:
• “Active Application Add-ins”
• “Inactive Application Add-ins”
• “Document Related Add-ins”
• “Disabled Application Add-ins”

A few easy steps and you are sorted in no time.

How to view the installed add-ins in Microsoft Excel 2007 on Windows XP

You want to put a good content together and have some great graphics in mind. Or you have got hold of some really useful data, which you may not need immediately but would want to use it on a later occasion…how do you think you can manage situations like these? Well, you can easily resolve such problems with the help of add-ins that may be added externally or may already exist on your Windows XP PC. So how do you identify them? And how can you put them to use even without being aware that they exist? The answer is that you detect and view these add-ins, which may be active, un-active or support specific functions. By following a few quick steps you will know that these add ins were just a click away and perform an entire range of functions, right from enhancing the speed and storage capacity to giving you interesting graphics and other options while working in a Microsoft Excel document. Let us learn the trick of identifying these add-ins with some quick steps:

1. Open Microsoft Excel
2. Click the “Microsoft Office Button”
3. Click “Excel Options”, and then click “Add-Ins”
4. View the add-ins and application extensions that are categorized as:
• “Active Application Add-ins”
• “Inactive Application Add-ins”
• “Document Related Add-ins”
• “Disabled Application Add-ins”

How to start and stop the Print Spooler in Windows XP based PC

When you give multiple print commands at once, the subsequent print jobs are saved in a buffer on your computer and that buffer is known as Print Spool. Spool means simultaneous peripheral operations on-line. When a print job is huge, other print jobs are saved somewhere on your computer’s hard drive so that the printer can perform those jobs once it completes the first print job. But sometimes, these print jobs get stuck in the spool even after completion. But don’t worry you can resolve this problem easily on your Windows XP computer. When print jobs get stuck in print spool you have to clear or restart the print spool to start printing again.

Do you know how to clear or restart the print spooler on your Windows XP computer?

Here’s how you can do that in a few simple steps:

1. Click on the “Start” button
2. Go to Run and type: “services.msc” and press “ok”
3. Now from local services look for “print spooler” service and right-click on it
4. Click on “start” if it is stopped and vice versa to stop it

Congratulations! You have successfully cleared the print spool on your Windows XP computer. Now you can start your printing on your computer again.

How to share Dell printer on Windows XP network

If you have recently bought a printer for your home or your office you can share that printer with other computers in your home or office network. Yes, you can share your Dell printer on the Windows XP network of computer that you use at your home or office easily. This way you can print anything from any computer that’s present in the network instead of using the printer from just one computer. Important thing to remember here is that these computers must be all connected to the same network otherwise you would not be able to share the printer.

Do you know how to share your Dell printer on the Windows XP network of computer at your home/office?

Here’s how you can do that in a few simple steps:

1. Click ‘Start’ and then click ‘Printers and Faxes
2. Right-click on the installed Dell® printer you are running on your computer, and choose ‘Sharing’
3. Under the ‘Sharing’ tab, select ‘Share this printer’ radio button and name the printer that you want to share
4. Click on ‘Apply’ and click on ‘OK’

Congratulations! You have successfully shared your printer with the computers in your Windows XP network.

How to resolve the “Access is denied” error message on Windows XP?

If you are trying to access a folder, saved on your Windows XP-based PC and an error message is displayed across the screen “Access is denied”, what would you do? Well, you can retry accessing the same, but if this trial also turned futile, it would surely be a frustrating and a worrisome experience. Rather than running to the closest vendor, in your neighborhood, you can try to resolve the same by following the simple step mentioned here. Such an error message is typically displayed when you are attempting to access a folder that was created in a different file system and using a previous installation of Windows.

In your Windows XP-based PC, this is what you can do…

1. Right-click on the folder.
2. Select “Properties” from the drop down menu.
3. Click on the “Security” tab and then click on the “Advanced” button.
4. In the ‘Advanced Security Settings for Shared Documents’ window, select the “Owner” tab.
5. Change the Owner to the current user account and then click “OK”.
6. To check the username, click “Start” and look for the name at the top of the Start menu.
7. Get back to the ‘Security’ tab and make sure that the ‘Full Control’ check box is marked under ‘Allow’, next to ‘Full Control’ for all the users listed under ‘Group or user name’.
8. Click “Add”, type “everyone” in the box and click “Check Names”, and then click “OK”.
9. Allow “Full control” to “Everyone” too and click on “OK”.
10. Then try to open the Folder. You can follow these steps for files and programs too.

Footnotes:

By following the simple steps mentioned here, you can easily access the folder and all its files saved therein, which was earlier impossible.

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