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Senior Network Analyst at Town of Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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awarded  Commentator
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comment How can I automatically convert PowerPoint to PDF?
@OWiz Since you have PDFCreator already let's focus on that. I don't intend to recommend one driver over another, so let's go with what you have. Try to print something to PDF creator in GUI mode. Once it pops up go into the Options menu, and enable autosave. Save your settings and give it a try from the command line.
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comment How can I automatically convert PowerPoint to PDF?
use the /pt option from the command line to print and specify which printer. officeone.mvps.org/pptfaq/ppt_cmdline.html Setting document defaults in distiller should get you past the print options GUI pop-up.
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comment How can I automatically convert PowerPoint to PDF?
It is a print driver, anything you can print you can make into a PDF.
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answered How can I automatically convert PowerPoint to PDF?
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awarded  Critic
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comment Router in a box
You could use a wire cage (with large openings, but not large enough to pull the whole router through) to protect the router. Think of something like the cage over a gym clock to protect from stray basket balls, not a tight mesh like the faraday cage in your microwave oven.
Sep
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answered Router in a box
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comment “You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.”
Save as (Windows/DOS) ASCII. It works fine on my Win7 and Win 2003 machines.
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answered “You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.”
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comment why I can't connect using VPN to my office with some ISPs?
possibly. You should be less vague. Which ISPs do you have problems with? What type of VPN is it? What sort of error do you get when you try to connect and it fails?
Aug
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comment Switches and negotiated speeds
aside from using 8 vs. 4 conductors in some Cat5 wiring, the number of twists on each pair is greater in Cat 5e or 6 vs. Cat 5 this reduces crosstalk and allows for gigabit speeds. Over a short enough distance, Cat 5 might be able to support gigabit with good equipment on either end, but to be certain you should make sure it is 5e or 6. My house is wiried with mostly cat5 as i did it back in 1999, and it works ok for Gigabit, but at work anywhere we see cat5 (not 5e) we rip it out. 99% of the time when our workstations are having network issues, it is the wire.
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answered Switches and negotiated speeds
Jul
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comment is windows 8 a closed platform?
Ramhound, I don't disagree. I was only saying what the difference in Certified vs non-certified was. You are 100% correct, you have always since Windows started, needed certification to use the logo. The only thing unique to Windows 8/RT is the store (which existed before, but is now central to the use of Windows) which requires certification. I do believe I said that you can run an unpublished (and even uncertified) app.
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answered Is there a way to find all hidden TrueCrypt containers on my system?
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answered is windows 8 a closed platform?
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answered Are there any precautions I should take before cleaning an anti-glare or matte display?
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awarded  Editor
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revised convert phone signal to ethernet?
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