Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Holidays to Me!

Look what came in the mail for me!

Want a hint?

It's a fancy bronzy color!

I figured it was about time for an upgrade. Wayne found a great deal on this for me at TigerDirect. The computer came with Windows Vista so I opted for an upgrade to Windows 7 because of all the negative things I have heard about Vista. I also bought the new versions of the Microsoft Office software.

Now, of course when you get new programs and a new computer there is always a learning curve, right? Well, how is this for annoying - there is no "save as" feature in Word or Excel!!! I don't know about you but I use this feature A LOT. So now, if I want to create a similar document I will have to copy all, paste it to a new document and then save it. This is going to be a challenge to remember so that I don't rewrite the original document. I use this a lot - especially when I am printing up yarn labels. If anyone has any secret trick about there being a "save as" feature somewhere - please share!!!

Other than that it's just a matter of getting used to where everything is I think. The menu looks pretty different so again, learning curve. I still have Windows XP and the previous Office versions on my desktop so I'll have to keep going back and forth between them. But, no biggie there. I'm just a little annoyed about the "save as" thing. I mean, why would they get rid of a feature like that????? Obviously, they don't print many yarn labels.

Check out this teeny tiny remote control that came with it.

I mean, this thing is SMALL. It must weigh about 1/4oz or something.

Wanna place some bets on how long it will be before I can't find this anymore?


Ammerins said...
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turtlegirl76 said...

There is a Save As! You have Office 2007 right? Click on the logo in the upper left hand corner. If I were on my work computer now I could walk you right through it. That might have to wait for Monday. But you can set your ribbon preferences in there so you have the "save as" feature showing automatically.

idyllicchick said...

What turtlegirl76 said! That logo in the upper left corner hides all of the things that you are looking for! It took me 20 minutes, two emails and a phone call to figure out how to print from the new Office. It was right there until the logo!

I hope you had a lovely holiday with your new little friend!

Knit Witch said...

YAY!!!! Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I tell ya, this blog is a really useful thing! :)

Raerean said...

I love windows 7. Another idea for your save as is to use ctrl+shift+S I use quick key things like that all the time ^_^

Wayne said...

Happy Red Planet Day!

Rachel said...

I wanted to stop by and say thanks for the comment on my blog regarding my film images! I appreciate you stopping by! Yours is a new blog (and store) to me...I'll have to take some time and go back over some earlier entries!

I upgraded to 2007 about a year and a half ago, and finding out what was hidden in the logo took me awhile too! It was definitely a steep learning curve but now there are so many things I appreciate about the upgrade!

Turtle said...

lol at the remote, sweeet new pc! my new camera arrived tonight....yeah! my old one worked well but was more than 5 years old the discontinued model when i bought it.

theyarnwhisperer said...

new computer looks sweet. what the hell do you do with a remote for a computer?!