Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What's the difference between Local , LocalLow and Roaming?


"Windows uses the Local and LocalLow folders for application data that does not roam with the user. Usually this data is either machine specific or too large to roam. The AppData\Local folder in Windows Vista is the same as the Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data folder in Windows XP.

Windows uses the Roaming folder for application specific data, such as custom dictionaries, which are machine independent and should roam with the user profile. The AppData\Roaming folder in Windows Vista is the same as the Documents and Settings\username\Application Data folder in Windows XP."


"Roaming is the folder that would be synchronized with a server if you logged into a domain with a roaming profile (enabling you to log into any computer in a domain and access your favorites, documents, etc. Firefox stores its information here, so you could even have the same bookmarks between computers with a roaming profile.
Local is the folder that is specific to that computer - any information here would not be synchronized with a server. This folder is equivalent in XP to C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data.
LocalLow is the same folder as local, but has a lower integrity level. IE8, for example, can only write to the locallow folder (when protected mode is on)."

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MS Word: What Happened to the Normal View

If you’re using either Word 2007 or 2010 and preferred working in the Normal view, then you’re probably wondering what happened to it.
I’m sure you've investigated the View tab of the Ribbon and this is what you found:

[Print Layout] [Full Screen Reading] [Web Layout] [Outline] [Draft]

While on the surface it seems that they've done away with the Normal view, the truth is that they just renamed it. Try the Draft view.
Feeling better?
Yeah, I though you might.
Of course the happiness will be short-lived when you save a file in the Draft view and then find that later it opens in the Print Layout view again.
After you’ve changed the view of each document you open to Draft for a few days, you’ll be tired of it and wonder why they created the Draft view if Word wasn’t going to keep the setting when it’s opened again at a later time.
Well we can stop wondering about the whys and still not give up on having things presented to our liking…
Microsoft has included in the program options a place to tell Word whether or not you prefer to allow documents to open in the Draft view.
If you like that view then you’ll want to allow it, and here’s how you can make Word do just that.
Begin in the Office Button / File tab and choose Options.
In the Options dialog box choose the Advanced category on the left