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q: Today we were shown an Excel Spreadsheet whose right border was printing on the left side of page two. What's the easiest way to resolve this?
a: Click File-Print - and in the print preview window, select "Fit Sheet on One Page".
Q: Why does Gmail wrap my plain text emails at 78 characters?
When sending Rich Text or HTML emails, they text goes all the way to the end, but plain text is very skinny.
A: As answered on their forums site, they have to for compliance reasons. If you don't like it, stop sending as plain text. Plus Rich Text in Gmail when used through Chrome allows you to paste images inline which is great for screen shots of error messages.
2.1.1. Line Length Limits
There are two limits that this standard places on the number of
characters in a line. Each line of characters MUST be no more than
998 characters, and SHOULD be no more than 78 characters, excluding
The 998 character limit is due to limitations in many implementations
which send, receive, or store Internet Message Format messages that
simply cannot handle more than 998 characters on a line. Receiving
implementations would do well to handle an arbitrarily large number
of characters in a line for robustness sake. However, there are so
many implementations which (in compliance with the transport
requirements of [RFC2821]) do not accept messages containing more
than 1000 character including the CR and LF per line, it is important
for implementations not to create such messages.
The more conservative 78 character recommendation is to accommodate
the many implementations of user interfaces that display these
messages which may truncate, or disastrously wrap, the display of
more than 78 characters per line, in spite of the fact that such
implementations are non-conformant to the intent of this
specification (and that of [RFC2821] if they actually cause
information to be lost). Again, even though this limitation is put on
messages, it is encumbant upon implementations which display messages
to handle an arbitrarily large number of characters in a line
(certainly at least up to the 998 character limit) for the sake of
q: The computer plays audio fine, but audio from Google Chrome (eg: Pandora) will not play. Further, Chrome does not show up in the Audio Mixer with other applications.
a: After some digging this seemed like a pretty common issue.
One recommendation was:
As a possible workaround (mostly to confirm/refute hypotheses), could people try one or both of the following:
(1) Setting their speaker config to 2/2.1 if it's currently set up for 5/5.1/7/7.1, etc.?
(2) Setting their default audio format to 48 kHz (or 96 kHz, or even 88.2 kHz)?
In the end, the user changed their settings from:
Mono & 16 bit 44kHZ to:
Stereo and now it works.
q: A customer installed QuickBooks 2011 on a Windows 2008 Server. QuickBooks would not run because Internet Security was too high. The suggestion from QuickBooks was to lower the slider for the Internet Security Zone but it is locked.
a: We found this great article that suggests running "Configure IE ESC" from Server Manager. We did. Then we disabled Internet Explorer Enhance Security Configuration "IE ESC" for Administrators. We re-opened QuickBooks without the security error.