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How do I get a reference to the last occurrence of a value in an array in Excel?

So if A1:A5 = {3, 3, 4, 4, 5} what function could I put into B1 to get a reference to A4 (the cell containing the last occurrence of 4)?
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Is it possible to restrict the number of copies which can be printed from a PDF?

I have an application where a user can download a PDF for printing. I want to be able to restrict the number of copies that can be printed. Is it possible to digitally sign/restrict a PDF in this ...
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How do you create an email footer (signature) in Lotus Notes R5?

For some reason I am unable to add an automated signature to new memos in Lotus Notes R5. My colleagues who have the same version as me have different options on the menu bar, including "add signature"...
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How do Xeon processors differ from regular processors?

Yes I know that Xeons are meant for server use, require different motherboards and you can have more than one of them in a box. But technically how is a Xeon processor itself different from a regular ...
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Why install for “just me” as opposed to “everybody”?

I'm using windows installer for a client's app, and they are complaining that sometimes multiple instances of an app appear on the computers they are using for testing. This problem has gone away ...
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How do you change the password for the keyring manager in Ubuntu?

I don't have the password for the keyring manager? Can I delete the keyring to renew the password or are there any other ways of stopping the keyring manager from prompting before accessing programs ...
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Fixing copy/paste for Remote Desktop Connection sessions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't copy and paste in Remote Desktop Connection session Recently I have been working with Remote Desktop Connection. I use it to access a virtual machine implemented through ...
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What is the colorized version of the Linux “top” program?

I didn't know "top" had a nicer colorized version like this. What is the command? Does anyone recognize this?
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Converting Excel 2007 files to Excel 2003

I'm currently using a library named http://www.codeplex.com/ExcelPackage>ExcelPackage to generate a large number of Excel files. Unfortunately it saves in an xlsx format, the Excel 2007 OOXML format. ...
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Why does Microsoft Windows' performance appear to degrade over time?

Windows XP/2003 and earlier (can't attest to Windows Vista, but I suspect it's the same) all appear to become more sluggish over time as applications are installed and uninstalled. This is not a ...
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How do I convert Word files or HTML to CHM or PDF?

I have a piece of software that currently packages an MS Word file as the user guide/help. I would like to make this into either a PDF or a CHM file. I do not wish to re-write the help or user ...
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Time Machine vs Source Control?

Finally got convinced to start using some kind of version control for my code instead of zipping down a copy of the project at the end of each day. Downloaded Tortoise SVN and used it to create a ...
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Does it matter if router is set to 10.0.0.1 or to 192.168.1.1?

I just got my new ASUS Eee 1000h. First thing I wanted to is connect to the internet, so I open the wireless connections window and try to find my wireless connection...but it's not there. I have no ...
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How do you send Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Windows in VMWare Player

I run VMWare player 2.5.0-118166 from Ubuntu 8.10 using Gnome 2.24.1. I can find no menu options to send the combination to the welcome screen. Ctrl+Alt is being picked up by VMWare Player and ...
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Best way to convert UIF to ISO

I have a UIF file and would like to convert it to an ISO file. What is the best way to do this on Windows.
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Turning off the cmd window beep sound

Is there a way to essentially mute the Beeping function of the Windows command shell? I'm working on a PowerShell script right now which ends up printing several lines of text to the screen. I'm ...
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How to make Windows XP boot from RAID0

My Situation I'm looking for suggestions regarding getting Windows XP to boot from a RAID0 partition. I've got XP running on an 80GB PATA drive and I've got two new 350GB SATA drives. If I Were a ...
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How do I prevent two OSes from clobbering grub files?

I want to install Linux and OpenSolaris on the same hard disk in different partitions. I'm worried because OpenSolaris seems to actively manage the grub data when updating the OS (part of the "boot ...
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How to fix “GRUB error 17” problem on laptop without working CD reader

I broke the laptop. How did I break it? I remember feeling happy about wubi. Now I feel bad about wubi and everything that I did. I used the partition editor within Windows (System Tools - ...
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What's the best way to to automate the back up of a couple folders in windows?

I've got a couple folders of personal scripts and such I'd rather not lose if the hard drive on my dev machine goes out (all the source is in SVN, and all the other important stuff is backed up ...
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Converting .doc files to .pdf [closed]

Anybody aware of a piece of software which could do MS Office .doc to .pdf conversion for me? I already tried OpenOffice but it appeared to be rather slow and resource-hungry for large documents.
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Display dependent startup scripting in Linux/Unix

I have a multiple monitor desktop where two monitors are controlled by Fedora on :0.0 and :0.1 and another monitor is attached to a Mac mini. I would like to provide a startup script solution to ...
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Can the new MacBook / MacBook Pro Support Dual EXTERNAL Monitors

I'm a looking at getting a new MacBook or MacBook Pro, but what I'd like to do is have it drive 2 external Dell 24" monitors 1920x1200, and I want to close the lid on the laptop itself Can the ...
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Untar, ungz, gz, tar - how do you remember all the useful options?

I am pretty sure I am not the only one with the following problem: every time I need to uncompress a file in *nix I can't remember all the switches, and end up googling it, which is surprizing ...
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Make Excel 2003 Open Spreadsheets in new instances

In Excel 2003, It seems to be putting each spreadsheet I open into the existing Excel application as a new window. this makes it very difficult in a dual monitor set up to put one spreadsheet on each ...
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Which command can I use to recursively rename or move a file in Windows?

What command in Windows emulates the recursive move / rename command from Unix?
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How do I know my laptop is 64-bit compatible?

I recently plan to buy a new laptop to run a 64-bit OS, but a friend told me that my current laptop is already 64-bit. How can I verify if my laptop is ready to load a 64-bit OS or not? Here is the ...
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Can my Linux box turn off the UPS after it shuts down?

I have an APC UPS with all my computer peripherals plugged into it. When I'm done using the computer, I'd like to be able to type "shutdown" or "init 0" and walk away from the machine, trusting that ...
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Change permissions upon uploading with scp

I am uploading files to my shell account using scp. As I need different permissions on the server than on my computer, I'd like to have a way to easily change the permissions upon upload without ...
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How to extract RPM from RPM database on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Is there a way to extract an installed RPM from an RPM database on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to reproduce the original .rpm file?
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Can I get Chrome to work with sites that use windows integrated security?

I've had success altering about:config in firefox to get firefox to work with certain intranet sites that use windows integrated security. Is there something like about:config in Chrome? Is there some ...
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How can I remote desktop from Windows XP into Windows Vista?

How can I remote desktop from Windows XP into Windows Vista? Is there an update to XP's mstsc.exe app that will allow it to work with Vista's version of the RDP protocol? I know there's VNC, but I'd ...
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Excel chart: How to reverse the X axis of time series data

In Excel 2003, I have a time series from a financial report that goes something like this: 2007 2006 2005 Amount 300 200 100 I want to create a graph of the time series that looks ...
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On attempt to back up data, copy and paste fails to copy any files. What is the root cause of this on laptop running Windows XP system?

Laptop (running XP) fails to start most of the time i try to boot it (last 20 times). Tried it again tonight, it started. Bought an external hard disk to backup required data a few days ago in case ...
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Tabbed browsing of documents in Microsoft Word

Is there any way to enable tabbed browsing of documents in Microsoft Word (at least in Office 2003) like we see in EditPlus or TextPad?
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How to avoid keyboard layout automatically changing on windows

I have two input languages in my language bar (windows xp). The problem is that windows likes changing between them without any intervention. That's really annoying! I know about the shortcuts and ...
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Integrated Help - Merged Help Indexes

If anyone has had more than a couple of Microsoft tools or products installed (or a local install of the MSDN library) side by side, you might have noticed that opening help (hitting F1) or opening, ...
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Password Cracking Windows Accounts

At work we have laptops with encrypted harddrives. Most developers here (on occasion I have been guilty of it too) leave their laptops in hibernate mode when they take them home at night. Obviously, ...
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Windows Vista: How to execute a .exe program in the cmd “As Administrator”

Yes, that's it. I need to run a program .exe in the dos cmd line and it needs to run like when you right button and select "run as an administrator"
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32 vs 64 bits… what's the big deal?

Why is it considered to be such a big deal to have a 64-bit computer? Why does it "change everything?" Why do applications need to be designed differently between 32- and 64-bit platforms? And, on ...
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Installing a specific package version with yum

I have a Fedora system with Postgres version 8.3 and I want to downgrade to 8.2 because of a compatibility issue. I've been using yum for everything, but it's my first time with this package manager, ...
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How do I set the desktop background on Windows from a script?

On X Windows I had a cool 'silent-alarm" reminder script that would change my root window (background) color to solid red, just for a few seconds a few moments before changing it back. Is there a way ...
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Bare-metal virtualisation for the desktop

What knowledge exists about bare-metal virtualisation products? I'm interested in building a new desktop machine for home. I've been looking at the Intel Quad Core processors and I'd like to put 8 GB ...
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Copy boot partition from one disk to another

I'm currently facing a hardware HD problem. Once of my HDs has semi-died. It works, kind of, data is being read, but every now and then it decides to not respond for a while. Windows hangs for a few ...
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What is the easiest way to convert MPEG video to FLV format?

I have MPEG video (.mpg) that I would like to convert to FLV format for use in Flash players. What is the easiest (idiot-proof) way to do this on a Windows machine?
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Run script on suspend/resume in Mac OS X

Is there any way to automatically run a script on suspend/resume (i.e. when I close the lid, or after opening it) under Mac OS X 10.4?
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What are the benefits of a dual-core CPU over a quad-core in a desktop PC?

I know that in most cases when you buy a dual-core CPU for the same price you could get a quad-core, you end up getting 2 cores that are faster individually than the 4 cores individually in the quad-...
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How to Send the Contents of a Text File to the Clipboard from the Command Line in OS X?

I would like to send the contents of a text file to the OS X clipboard. Does Mac OS X have a built in way to do this, or will I have write a script to do this myself? Or in other words, how do I ...
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Disable the Research Task Pane in Excel/Office

Can how I disable the Research Task Pane in Microsoft Excel/Office 2003?
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How do you specify a specific worksheet to open for a MS Excel workbook using a hyperlink?

I have a MS Excel workbook with several worksheets. Users are directed to this spreadsheet using a hyperlink in an e-mail. Is there any way of expressing the hyperlink for getting the ...

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