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Paste without formatting using a single hotkey
Have you ever tried to copy text from one place and when you try to paste it, it ended up with all the formatting from where you copied from?Word, Excel, and even GMail suffer from this.Normally what you have to do is open up notepad, paste into notepad, select all, copy again, AND THEN paste it where you wanted it.Now you have another option, by using and installing PureText, that entire process has been shortened to Windows-V ......

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:29 AM

Excel duration converts to date
I'm working on an Excel 2010 spreadsheet and I'm trying to put in durations for some tasks I want to schedule.The interesting thing is that up until a few minutes ago, I couldn't do it.I was entering in "47:00" and excel was (and still is) converting it to "1/1/1900 23:00:00"In my mind, I want the value to be 47 minutes, but for the life of me I cannot find a fix for this behavior.Here's the weirdest thing, I haven't had this problem in the past. Usually I put in times, add them up and they work ......

Posted On Monday, July 9, 2012 3:24 AM

Tree Surgeon 2.0 - The future on the T4 Express
If you've never been a fan of TreeSurgeon (http://treesurgeon.codeple... then skip this post.However, if have been there have been some interesting developments over the last couple of years.The biggest one is T4Recently Bill Simser wrote a detailed post about the potential future of tree surgeon, called "Tree Surgeon - Alive and Kicking or Dead and Buried" He raised the question:Times have changed. Since that last release in 2008 so much has changed for .NET developers. The question is, today ......

Posted On Sunday, July 8, 2012 8:20 PM

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