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Archive for July 8th, 2010

Printing Headers and Footers in IE 7 and IE 8

Posted by William Diaz on July 8, 2010


Every now and then the need arises where a user needs to print a web page with a custom header and for filing or reference purposes. We are still pretty much running on an Internet Explorer 7 platform (sigh) so this can be somewhat cryptic as IE 7 uses codes to determine what and where header and footer information is printed. Header/Footer codes are accessed from the File > Page Setup menu in IE: Read the rest of this entry »

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Outlook Express Compact Messages Prompt

Posted by William Diaz on July 8, 2010


Every now and then someone would complain about this message appearing after logon: To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages…”

The problem was that they failed to complain to the right person. Eventually, one of my co-workers encountered it and asked me to investigate. We thought it odd because we used Outlook, not Outlook Express. To quickly identify the culprit, I turned to Process Explorer from SysInternals and used the Find Window’s Process menu icon. Simply drag the crosshairs over the window in question and Process Explorer highlights the process. You can see below the process identified was WindowsSearch.exe: Read the rest of this entry »

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