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help needed: change word font size

Q: help needed: change word font size

how can I get a larger font size than 72, which is the largest size in my drop down menu in word.
thanks!

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A: help needed: change word font size

Select the text that you want to increase the font size of, then click in the
font size box (where it says 12, or 72, or whatever), type a font size number
(such as 144, or 250, or whatever), and press Enter.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-needed-change-word-font-size.532487/
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A:Change display of laptop to external monitor

It should be the Fn + the key that shows a monitor symbol. If it still doesn't display, the motherboard video processor has failed, and not the LCD Panel
 

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A:Altec Lansing ADA885 Info Needed Urgently

Have you called mon ,wed,and fri,I been calling for 3 wks .no body answers.I have a BX1121 3 pins broke I was looking for what color wire goes to which pin oh now their mail box is closeed
 

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A:New smartphone needed

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A:How to change the Service Tag in a Dell Latitude D630 BIOS

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A:Graphics Help Needed

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A:Allocation Unit Size

The larger the allocation size, the fewer the files that can be stored in that partition.

Take a gander at your Video folder, set the view to details, then click the column heading SIZE twice - - that will cause a sort descending of the folder content.

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A:Realtek HD audio manager, change a mic port to a headphones port?

I doubt very much if this will be possible. The mic and headphone ports are wired directly to the Audio section of the motherboard, there connections cannot be altered.

Your best bet is to get the damaged port repaired.
 

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A:Print spooler zero size

Hmm; is the print driver the latest version?

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A:Change in bandwidth with different routers

My gut reaction is - - cudos to DD-WRT.
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clock speed of the processor
memory
the code/firmware

It is well known that DD-WRT is very good (read tight/small) and that allows the hardware (cpu + memory) to perform at its best.
 

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First: Try changing resolution through Screen Resolution menu (Right-click on desktop)
Second: Try changing it through Nvidia Control Panel
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A:Can i change my laptop GPU?

Nikihak said:





Can I change my laptop GPU? I have ASUS PRO5DINClick to expand...

Give ASUS a call and ask what if anything they have available.

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A:CPU change

Are you doing a clean and thorough uninstall / re-install of graphic drivers? If done incorrectly it can create all sorts of graphical anomalies.
 

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A:Memory needed

They were correct, 2GB is the max for your notebook.

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Check-a-drive-for-errors
Check the drives for errors as instructed in the link above^. This may take a few hours depending on the size of the drive. If this fails then we will resort to other options. After doing some research, it seems as if this error occurs a lot in XP.
 

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A:Best practice to change password on Windows and phone

Log out on one machine before you change your password on the other.
Log back in with new password.

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Yes that video card will work with your motherboard.

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I run the exact same CPU in my system 24/7 and while it might be long in the tooth compared with most systems on here, it's certainly not lacking at stock speeds as it is.

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Your're gonna have to look for a long time... It is time to change out of that eMachine into something you can learn on, and enjoy. The life expectancy of eMachines among our clients has been very short.
There isn't anybody at eMachines that can help you on this issue either.
 

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Could you provide the details of your graphics card?
 

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supersmashbrada said:





I'm on the market for something mobile but I have a few questions.

I spend a lot of time using photoshop and dreamweaver. is 14" too small for production work?

Am I missing anything if I dont go for a 17" laptop, besides the obvious weight decrease?

I play some games every so often. SC II, Rift.

budget=1800.00usd. Doesn't have to max out my budget but it has to look good and do the things I need.

Please don't include anything made by appleClick to expand...

In my personal experience with Dell Inspiron E1505 ( 6400 ), it was so horrible that it kept killing my first, second and third power adapter for the laptop. Dell aren't that bad, except they're notoriously ignoring on improving the life of the power adapters, let alone of customers buying the $25 - $80 for new adapter once in every 3 - 6 months.

I do used the photoshop and lots of frontpage on that laptop, and i know for surely doing these things on 14" will be little too small for me. Have you considered Lenovo's or Toshiba? They're very solid and very reliable laptops than anything I touched in the past.
 

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My big question is will I get faster video rendering if the program is on the OS drive?Click to expand...

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If so, this is considerably under your budget:

GIGABYTE GA-H55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $114.99 (with $10.00 rebate) from Newegg.

I personally prefer Gigabyte to pretty much everything else, but opinions will differ as everyone has their own individual experiences and therefore their own personal recommendations.
 

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Thermaltake TR2-450w psu
ATI Radeon HD 4350 1gb ddr2 600mhz
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Seagate 320 gb hd

Keep in mind, the operating system came with the computer. I don't have an install cd. All I have is 3 recovery disks and I'm not betting they'll work with a new mb. My goal is to reuse all hardware if possible. Links in next post.
 

A:Replacing motherboard (advice needed)

frist, only has two ram slots, not 9.6 x 9.6, will it still fit?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157202

second, same as above.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157187

third, almost seems to good to be true. Only shipped with motherboard. No software.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ASRock-ALIVENF6...524373096?pt=Motherboards&hash=item4cf4c9b068

Any suggestions.
 

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A:Advice regarding graphic cards needed!

I've moved your thread to the Audio and Video sub-forum, which is a more suitable place for your enquiry.

Also, I would recommend you provide us with the total wattage of your power supply.
 

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A:AMD processor upgrade - large wattage change question

Have you checked that the motherboard is compatible with a dual core processor. An additional 10 Watts should not be a problem but the extra heat might be although that may be overcome by using a cooling pad.

What is the model of the PC.
 

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A:Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop - video tracing - characters change at random

Welcome to TechSpot! Your thread is better suited to the Windows OS or Hardware forum, so I m going to ask the moderator to move it. I hope you subscribed to the thread because we don't email the reply.

If I had to give you a quick answer, I's suggest replacing the video card.
 

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A:BIOS not installed, serious help needed before I cause more problems

I suspect that you do not have the jumpers set correctly on the Fujitsu drives. They must all be different to give each drive a separate ID.

There may also be a problem with your Bios settings or possibly the Bios is incompatible.

From what I have read on the subject the SCSI set up would give a noticeable increase in speed.
 

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Thanks.
 

A:Steps/hardware needed? Replaced hard drive, load Win 7 w/ sys image DVD

This should help.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/675-system-image-recovery.html
 

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My Decisions: UPDATED
Mobo
CPU
Graphics Card
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Case
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Monitor

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A:Tips & advice needed for building my first PC - let's make it a good experience!

The motherboard will work with your i5 2500k, says it supports (1155) so should be fine.

For graphics card, i'm not so sure, but I know the Radeon 6950 is great. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161361&cm_re=radeon_6950-_-14-161-361-_-Product

For your HDD, a SSD is the future haha. This one was recommended to me http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226168&cm_re=mushkin_ssd-_-20-226-168-_-Product Save you some $$$$ aswell.

Hope this helps a tad!

Oops sorry, that PSU should get upgraded. Corsair from what I've heard is the best option out there. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021&cm_re=corsair_750w-_-17-139-021-_-Product

750W should be fine, 520W might not be enough for the power of your graphics card.

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A:Toshiba tecra s1 hard drive size

Hello Andy, its 2.5" and its an IDE and i can't go beyond 100GB if i remember correctly...
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Finally, it is time for me to get a new PC. I will build it myself. But I have no idea what to get...
I need a PC for video editing and rendering (preferably HD), MS Office, Adobe Photoshop/Premiere Elements v7, and surfing the web (firefox). I also like to overclock.
I would like the PC to have at least 500GB storage (WD), preferably 4GB RAM, and I'd like the PC to be cool and quiet.
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[For simplicity, the prices should be in USD. I will search for the products myself. In Israel, some components aren't available.]
I do not game on my PC.
Any ideas?

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A:New PC - advice needed

Does that ~$600 USD budget need to include a monitor and an OS?
 

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My socket AM2 based computer has a faulty motherboard and needs a replacement to get it up and running again. It does not turn on, I have ruled out the other components as the cause of this problem.

The other components are:

AMD Athlon 64 4xxx/5xxx+ X2 series dual core processor
2GB PC3200 RAM
Asus 7900GS GPU

It looks like a replacement will cost around £25-60 judging by what is available on ebuyer.com.

Any suggestions/recommendations? Anything on par with the old motherboard will be fine. I won't need something future proof as this is only a secondary computer my family uses.

I will be upgrading my own computer next year and passing it down to them so we are only looking at getting this computer back up and running in the meantime (they are currently stuck with the aging laptop!)

Thank you in advance your help will be much appreciated

also, Merry Christmas =)
 

A:Replacement needed for socket AM2 motherboard (M2N-SLI Deluxe)

You might have made a typo in describing your CPU. Is it an Athlon 64 X2 4600+?

I am surprised how few retailers are selling AM2 boards these days. TigerDirect has two and Newegg has three available. Personally, I would go with the Foxconn one, but I am biased for Newegg. haha
 

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A:First build, guidance needed please

Hi Vale,
1)can you put a number on the "limited budget" for us?
2)You are in the UK correct?
3)I assume you will be buying components online?
4)What bits and pieces (if any) will you carry over from your current PC? ...Packard Bell if I recall?
5)What size monitor are you doing your 3DaMax type work on?
6)is there any other significant use for the machine?...ie gaming ect?
7)how 'future upgrade' minded do you want this machine to be?
8) do you have an online vendor you favor doing business with?

These will be very helpful in getting you suggestions for your new build
 

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A:Change my S3 ProSavage DDR

Appears that your video is onboard, and that your board has an AGP graphics slot.

So you could theoretically purchase an AGP card to replace it. These are the supported types:
Supports AGP 2.0 1x/2x/4x

This is a quick search on Newegg, just make sure you stick to ones that have 4x, not ones that are exclusively 8x. You can probably search online elsewhere as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600007850&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Pagesize=100
 

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