Monday, February 25, 2013

How To Make A Microsoft Word Document “Read Only”?

Many Microsoft Word users are still wondering how to save a document as a read-only file? If you too are among them, then you will find this article quite useful, since we outline here some instructions to save a Word document as “Read Only”.
Microsoft Support instructions to Save MS Word document as “Read Only”
Firstly, you need to launch the Microsoft Word 2007 application in the system by double-clicking the corresponding shortcut icon on the desktop screen.
Tag along the Office tab located in the top right corner of your screen, and from the drop-down menu list, select the Save As option. This displays a new Save As dialogue box.
Now click on the Options tab, followed by selecting the General Options tab.
Now you can see a box with the title Password to modify. Then input a password into the box.
When finished, put a check mark in the field near to Read-only recommended, followed by clicking the OK button. You need to input the password again in order to confirm it. When done, click OK.
Now input a name for your document in the File name field, and then click Save.
How to Prevent Word document from Editing and Formatting? 
As an initial step, open the Microsoft Word 2007 program, and open the document in it.
Now, go to Office tab, and then choose the Review option from the drop down menu.
Then, you have to choose the Protect Document option, followed by clicking Restrict Formatting and Editing under the Protect group. This opens up the Restrict Formatting and Editing window.
After that, put a check mark next to Limit formatting to a selection of styles.
After you complete the prior instruction, put a check mark in the box next to Editing restrictions. When done, choose the No Changes option from the drop down menu.
Now access the Yes, Start Enforcing Protection option. This opens up a new window with a password field in it.
Now input a password into the password field. You have to enter the password twice to confirm it. When finished, click OK.
Finally, click on the Save tab to save the changes you have made in the settings.
These instructions are for Microsoft Word 2007 version. If you have another version installed, visit our support section to avail further assistance.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tutorial To Clean A Drive And Reinstall Windows XP OS

Follow the instructions given below, recommended by the Windows online support team in order to clean a drive and then reinstall Windows XP on it.
Instructions to reinstall Windows XP
First of all, locate your Windows product key. If you are using a retail version of the Windows XP operating system, you will be able to find the product key on the labeled sticker in the folder that contained the CD. If you did not purchase the Windows CD from a retailer, you will be able to find the sticker containing the product key attached to the side or back of the computer case, or it should be present in the packaging that came along with this version of Windows XP operating system.
If the computer you purchased had Windows XP operating system pre-installed in it and it did not have an installation CD, you may be able to find the files that are needed to restore Windows to its original condition in a hidden partition of its hard drive. If you do not posses any documentation, it is better to contact the customer support. You should contact the customer support if you only have a manufacturer-specific "recovery" CD with you.
Find out the size of the hard drive or partition containing the Windows operating system. Go to the “My Computer” folder and then find out the drive that stores the Windows operating system. In most of the cases, it will be the "C:" drive, and will contain a "Windows" folder. Right-click on this drive and select the "Properties" option. Write down the "Capacity" value on a piece of paper, because you will need it at a later time.
Insert your Windows XP installation CD into your CD drive and restart your computer. You will be asked to press any key to access the installer during the restarting process, and then you will be able to see a screen containing white text on a blue background.
In order to start the installation process, press the “Enter” key. To go to the partitioner, press the “F8” key. All known drives will be displayed on the screen. With the help of the arrow keys, select the partition whose number matches the one you wrote down earlier, and then press the "D" key to remove it. This partition will now be listed as "Unpartitioned Space”.
Press the “Enter” key and then select the “Quick” button to format with an NTFS file system.
These are the instructions which you should follow in order to reinstall Windows XP.