Backup Your Data 2017


I had a great lunch conversation with a good friend the other day, that started me thinking about my business and where I am at today. It seems to me that if you want to be successful in life you need to keep adjusting and staying touch with the field you are working in. Example; I think that you would agreed that Technology is always changing.   Like the moves from floppy drives, to CD drives and then to DVD drives, and now cloud storage.  Well, I have seen it all, and now I’m teaching others to understand hardware, software, networking and how to protect their computers from virus and identity theft.
However, there is one thing, I seem to never get across to my students, family and friends, that is backing up their data!  It seems such a simple task for someone working in technology for 30 years, but it seems to always take the back seat to everything else, until your computer fails to startup or you’re attacked by a major virus. Now with the cost of backup drives at all time low price there is no reason not to backup your computer and data.
You can purchase a 500 GB Passport Portable External Drive for about $84.00 dollars and 1 TB Passport for around $98.00 dollars. If you are big into digital photos go for the 1 TB drive. These drives come with a program that’s easy to install and easy to configure for full schedule backup. What’s nice about these drives is that you can take them with you while traveling or going on business trip. Make this a priority for 2013….


Turn off markup in Office 2007

Some of my friends and family know I have been working as part-time system administrator for a local insurance company and it has been interesting to see some of the issues they are running into.
Like this one, you create a very important Word document using Office 2007 and you were tracking changes to that document. When you finish the changes you saved the Final document, however all the red markup from the changes still appears on the final document.  Here are the steps for correcting this issue…
Microsoft Office 2007 has a switch turned on, (the box is checked), for “Make hidden mark-up visible when opening and saving.  The needs to be turned off, to do this you need to be in Word, then select the office radio button, select Word Options, then select Trust Center, now select Trust Center Settings, uncheck the box for  Make hidden mark-up visible when opening and saving. Hit ok when finished.