Hints and Tips

Computer hints and tips. From mail merges in Microsoft Office to the best open source image editor for business. Find out more from GiraffeDog.

Enable Copy Paste in Quick Look Previews on a Mac

Enable Copy Paste in Quick Look Previews on a Mac

Quick Look is fantastic! It allows us Mac users to peek inside a file without having to load a fully featured app like TextEdit or iTunes. We deal with text files all day long, and sometimes all we need is a few lines of code out of it, or a licence key for a client. This hack will show you how you can enable copy paste from Quick Look, speeding up your day! To make text selectable in Quick Look...

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Converting PDF text to a Word Doc on a Mac for Free

There are lots of paid for apps that convert text from an Adobe PDF to a Microsoft Word. Well this is actually possible for free using Automator on the Mac. This example doesn’t export images, but allows you to extract the text from the document. This might get you out of a sticky situation! [nggallery id=3] Tweet

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Editing a PDF file with Microsoft Word 2013

Editing PDFs was always a really complex issue on older versions of Microsoft Office. This has been rectified with Microsoft Office 2013, as you can now open other documents. Follow this short video tutorial and find out how to do this yourself.  GiraffeDog provide remote IT support for Microsoft Office and we can help you resolve issues like this with just a phone call. Contact us today to...

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Find Forgotten Passwords in your Browser

Find Forgotten Passwords in your Browser

Managing your passwords is never simple, and if you’re migrating to a new PC there may be a few that you’ve stored in your browser and forgotten in the sands of time. If you need to find out what the password is open the login page in your browser and then run the following javascript:   Now enter the following code into the address bar. Make sure it’s in the address bar and not any search...

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for your Business

Disaster Recovery may not normally something that is front of mind for you, but with the current floods that are currently being expereinced by the UK, it is something we recommend our customers seriously consider. Can you afford to not have acces to your data? Last years floods cost UK businesses on average £20,000 – £30,000 in repair costs. But what about things you cannot repair or replace...

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Salvaging a Sage Act! 2011 Database from a Remote Connection

Using Sage Act! 2011 is a popular method of managing company wide communication with customers. It may have it’s downfalls but many companies rely on this to handle their back office. Recently one of our clients experienced drive failure on their Sage Act! Server and we were unable to boot the PC and salvage either their backups or database data from the drive. We even attempted to access the...

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