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Have a Word Macro Detect Your Thumb Drive

I keep all my word files on a 8 gb USB jumb drive so that I can take them from one computer to another. I have all my templates and custom macros in one directory. I have a macro to attach the template to the documents.

The problem is the drive letter changes as I move the USB drive from computer to computer. Then I get an error and I have to use debug to change the drive letter at the start of each session. Is there any way to make the macro look for the template taking into consideration that the drive letter may change.

Thank you,

Question asked on February 4, 2009 at :55 AM :: Comments to date: 0

Microsoft Out-of-Band Security Update

I just received an email from Microsoft about an Out-of-Band security update. What is an out-of-band update?


Question asked on December 16, 2008 at :33 PM :: Comments to date: 0

I Can't Print Using My Old DOS Program

I've got an old DOS program that I still use and it can only print to LPT1: or LPT2:. My printer is a network printer connected using an IP port. How can I print from this DOS program using Windows XP or Windows Vista?

Question asked on January 11, 2007 at :37 AM :: Comments to date: 0

Finding Old Files

When you run the disk clean up program, it compresses old files. How do I find them so I can delete them to save space on my hard drive?


Question asked on August 20, 2006 at :21 PM :: Comments to date: 0

Windows XP Memory Requirements

What percentage of memory can I be using on my computer without needing to shut down a couple programs? What level of memory usage is still healthy for my pc? Mary

Question asked on August 9, 2006 at :16 PM :: Comments to date: 0

Referenced Memory Cannot Be Read

I loaded a video game and it won't run because of the following error: the instruction @ 0x7c911404 referenced memory @ oxffffffff9 cannot be "read". I am also trying to download vidoes from ITunes onto my ipod, and it won't show.. When I tried downloading the ITunes 6 version again on the computer it gave me a similar error message as above (maybe not the exact same numbers, but it was an .exe file that could not be read.. Do I have a driver issue on this computer? I tried downloading a recent VGA driver after talking to the game manufacturer support center, but it's still not working. They gave up trying to help me with this error. Please help if you can. Theresa

Question asked on May 16, 2006 at :00 PM :: Comments to date: 0

Moving My Documents

I just added a new hard drive to my computer and I want to move the My Documents folder to it. How can I do this?

Question asked on July 27, 2005 at :54 PM :: Comments to date: 0

How to use Windows XP Remote Assistance behind a firewall

I tried to invite a friend to connect to my machine using Remote Assistance and he can't connect. What's wrong?

Question asked on July 25, 2005 at :45 AM :: Comments to date: 0

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