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Arabic letters became disordered after updating to office 2013

Q: Arabic letters became disordered after updating to office 2013

Hi!

I have a lot of vocabulary translated from English to Arabic and saved in word files. Up until now I was using MS Office 2007 but after the update to version 2013 the arabic words became disordered. I will give you an example with an english word- instead "faction" it is displayed as "noitcaf". Can anyone tell me is it possible to rearrange the letters at once or I will have to do it manually one by one?

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A: Arabic letters became disordered after updating to office 2013

Hi Usercloud, welcome to the Seven Forums.

For Arabic, Hebrew or any other language written from right to left to work in Office as they should, you need to add corresponding input language and enable its keyboard layout. In your case, have you added Arabic as input language and enabled Arabic layout?

Kari

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edanfalls said:





Hello,

I am moving my small business into a new office in a few days and could do with some advice on configuring the network.

There are RJ45 connections in every room which is cool, these all feed into a 48-port patch panel which the last guys left behind.

Every PC on the network needs to be able to access the internet, our storage server and other network attached devices such as printers and faxes.

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you are correct on both points. the issue is where does the DHCP service originate {the router or a Domain Controller[*]}?




Q2). Do patch panels have speed limitations? Despite being entirely passive, is it possible that the patch panel might only be 100Mbit? I haven't bought the switch box yet, so would like to know if there's any point going for 1Gbit over 100Mbit. Couldn't see a model number on it unfortunately.Click to expand...

No, the panel is entirely passive and therefore invisible to the network. Active components, eg routers & switches could be factors.
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Riley50 said:





Hi - winXP disk management no longer shows drive letters but just drive names for all the partitiions on four hdd. My dvd has a letter!
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TKIAClick to expand...

Very interesting to hear! 'cuz i just happened to notice the same anomaly on my own version of Windows XP SP3 within the last coupla days!! (i.e. drive letters appear normally in Windows Explorer and all works well. yet Disk Management doesn't show the drive letters for your my HDD partitions!)

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/* EDIT */
Hmm... but let me one thing that may be different (tho still odd). For my case:
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Sounds like one of the new RAM chips is bad. Swap the RAM chips until you find the one that is defective and get it replaced.

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A:Laptop shows weird letters

Please run Memtest on your Ram
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A:Updating ram & troubleshooting

Wow. It's people like you that make this place what it is.

Amazing post Tedster.

[DonNagual bows down before him]

.... and a sticky it shall be.
 

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A:Setting up branch office need professional ITs

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http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000474.htm
 

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Chipset is critical to normal operation. Do not use anything that has not been specifically recommended by Gigabyte. The chipset impacts on how the motherboard uses everything else you have installed.
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Hello kunjikaly and welcome to Techspot.



While BIOS flashing can be done with CD ROMs on some newer motherboards, this is not recommended. This is because BIOS updating works at the core level of computing functions.Click to expand...

Taken from here by Tedster.

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Have you tried the Fujitsu/Siemens website?

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A:Letters on bottom of laptop

What exactly are you trying to do? Why on earth would you want to open your laptop?
 

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Which company or software are good and fast. To let me use my office computer from home. thank you.
 

A:Which site or software that will let me use my office computer from home computer

It would be the software that your work system administrator allows you to use.
 

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okay I have a Dimension 8300 and it comes with a Radion 8500 but i want to upgrade my video card for the time being with a higher AGP card seeing as the motherboard doesn't support PCI express. So I was looking at around $200 maybe less CAD. The Radeon X1650 XT IceQ Turbo 512MB GDDR3 caught my eye just looking for some more input thanks. The link from tiger direct is here.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Updating AGP

It may work fine, however, I think you'll need a better Power Supply Unit (PSU).

Why don't u check your PSU? Check its sticker, and tell us how many A (amperes) it has on the +12V rail(s).

Regards, and welcome to Techspot!
 

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Hey guys,

I'm wondering about buying a surge suppressor for a small office. A recent electrical storm took out at least one power supply in my dad's office, so I'm thinking we should get a surge suppressor installed. There are five desktops in the office, each consuming on average 300W, I'm assuming. There are also two laptops probably consuming at most 150W.

There is already a UPS serving most of the computers, but that doesn't hold them for very long, as it probably isn't meant to power as many computers as it is. Anyway, I wanna talk to my dad about installing a dedicated surge suppressor. What brand, or better yet, model, should we be getting? I know nothing about surge suppressors.

Regards and thanks for any replies
 

A:Surge suppressor/protector for small office

Tripp, and APC are both good brands, andthe thing to look for it not just surge suppressors and battery backups but ones that have AVR (Auto Voltage regulator) capabilities. brown outs and such can be just as damaging as power outs.
 

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ok so i got this game stalker and it seems to run realy bad on my system system specs p gz msi gforce gtx gig ddr ram nvidea nforce sli intel edition chipset i want to update my gpu and motherbord bios but drivers gpu motherbord updating and am unsure updating gpu and motherbord drivers of how to go about doing this for updating gpu am i supost to uninstall the display drivers first or can i just over right them allso am i supost to uninstall the nvidea drivers completly when wanting to update a driver If i click nvidea driver updating gpu and motherbord drivers under add remove programs list it comes up with this menu askin what components i want to remove from my system nvidia display driver nvidea ethernet driver components updating gpu and motherbord drivers nvidea ide driver nvidia nforce pci system managment driver i dont no what this stuff is so im unsure what to do and as for updating the motherbord bios i dont even no were to start please help me thanks nbsp

A:updating gpu and motherbord drivers

www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1633

Try this link it will tell you everything you need to know. I didn't know anything about doing this either but a little bit of web research using google helped me out. Updated my motherboard and videocard bios successfully just 2 days ago
 

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hey guys, first off im quite a computer-technical n00b my first post aswell im just wondering if anyone can help me...
i play everquest 2 and recently iv been crashing after just a minute or so in game, the screen will completly lock up and i cant tab out or anything..then it just goes black...so i think its the drivers, but when i download the latest drivers from omega or ati website, i go to install them and my whole machine just crashes, with both installations. it has happened before bout a year or so back and i installed the new drivers and everythin worked fine so i just dont know what to do.
my computer isnt that good but its not bad, my graphics card is quite old though just radeon x550
if anyone could help me i would GREATLY appreicate it, im really getting frustrated lol

and again...computer noob, so patronise me..
 

A:problem with updating drivers...

Hi and welcome to Techspot. Try this: uninstall the drivers completely. then go into your hard drive and delete the ati folder and all the files. next go here and download driver cleaner pro and install it. http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745 run all the ati cleaners. then, reboot your PC. after reboot, let windows load, then reboot AGAIN. after next reboot, reinstall all the drivers you need.
 

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OK now i have not done this for a while but can some one help me and give me the right link to newest drivers to my sound card/video card.here is a screen shot of what video/sound card i have.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f351/rudebwoyx/picforvideocard.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f351/rudebwoyx/pcsound.jpg
 

A:Help updating drivers on video card and sound card.

http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/
heres the creative downloads page where you will find the drivers for your soundcard.
http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
and that link is to the Nividia drivers download page
 

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So I download the latest driver, and run the install, and then reboot like it tells me... At startup the new hardware wizard pops up saying new stuff has been detected. So, the wizard searces for the software or hardware, and cant find it. Then says your new hardware may not have been properly installed. Should I just cancel the wizard, or do I need to go through it to finish installing the drivers I updated before reboot? Or are the new drivers automatically installed at reboot? thanks.
 

A:Is my driver updating right?

Would you mind posting what card you are trying to update, and which drivers you are trying to update with?
Some drivers require you to remove the previous drivers (and other settings) before installing the new ones, whereas others can just overwrite without a problem.

What you could try doing is to point the wizard to the place where you unpacked the drivers, after which it should find and install the card.
 

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Evening all,

I've got an old computer sitting in the corner of my room which I'd like to do up, just to see if I can. Never done anything like this before but ... why shouldn't I be able to? :lol:

I was wondering what specific order the components have to be replaced in, if any? And does anyone have some nice, clear websites that might give me some instructions?

Lorna
 

A:Upgrading/updating an old PC

It all depends on what is in it to begin with. More RAM is the easiest thing to upgrade but you have to know what type to use. Graphics card is next, again depends on type it is (PCI, AGP, PCIe). After that the CPU and once again that depends on the socket type and your motherboard.

Replacing CPU/Graphics card may well require an upgraded Power Supply Unit (PSU).

Sometimes old systems aren't worth upgrading, and would be better suited for doing a specific task or for playing around with. You could toss on a version of Linux and learn a new way of doing things, or you could just put Windows 2000 on it and use it as a server of sorts. You could turn it into a router/firewall/email server. All kinds of things...
 

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i unfortunately have onboard audio and its the ac 97 audio. I went to the drivers page on techspot and found that there were updates for it, however there seem to be many versions. Does it matter which one? are they all the same? obviously i determined which were xp versus vista but are the ones for xp a fix for everyone who has this or do i need the one that matches my mobo?
 

A:updating my AC '97 audio

its best to match your motherboard first, and if that gives you problems, then start hunting, starting with a generic version, then other mobo versions..

Isn't it easier to go to your mobo manufacturer's site and download it from there?
 

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Hello all,
I've a Dell notebook where the letters g and h do not operate.
I have just replaced the keyboard (that I would have thought the obvious problem) with no change.
All other keys work fine.
Anyone with any clues as to what next?
thanks in advance.
 

A:letters g and h do not work on keyboard

FREDDO said:



Hello all,
I've a Dell notebook where the letters g and h do not operate.
I have just replaced the keyboard (that I would have thought the obvious problem) with no change.
All other keys work fine.
Anyone with any clues as to what next?
thanks in advance.Click to expand...


Are you sure the keyboard you bought hasnt been sold as it has the same problem ?

Other than that I would say that the socket the ribbon fits in may have a bad connection or if your ribbon runs from the board and plugs in the keyboard then that may be faulty.

I see on my latitude c600 that those 2 keys are above the thumbstick it may be this causing the problem, as well....


Regards
 

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Im upgradeing my asus mobo p5b to the newest bios which is P5B-0701

now how do i install it some one told me about the utlities im on xp pro sp2 please help me thanks i need to upgrade it soon
 

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Please pardon my ignorance In the near future I will be upgrading my P CPU GHz to GHz I have an Intel D HV mother board From what I have read I will have to update the bios so the new USED cpu will work I have to go from P to a P I have been to the Intel website and downloaded the necessary file IFlash P and Express to Iflash the Bios Updating separate Updating the Bios Iflash floppy disks I have disk and pour over the directions At this point I will say I am not going to attemp this myself because I have read how screwing up can trash your mother board The directions are as follows on the Intel website for floppy disk Save the Iflash BIOS update file to a temporary directory Duoble click the exe to extract the necessary files Double click RUN BAT file to create a bootable floppy disk with the necessary files Boot the target PC with the floppy disk in the floppy drive to autonmatically BIOS update process My question I cannot find this exe to double click where is it Second question I cannot find the RUN BAT to double click I looked at what I downloaded to the floppy and I do not see it I do not get it I looked in the temp files but it is not there I looked at the example in the Intel website and it is supposed to be at C Temp Although I will not be doing this myself I would at least be educated somewhat is there anyone that can tell me what I am overlooking thanks DBonniwell nbsp

A:Updating the Bios Iflash

I know you have two threads running, but please reply to this one only (its in the relevant section of the forum).

Have you downloaded the file to a location on your PC that you know? eg the Download folder or the Desktop etc.

If you haven't, lets just download it to your Desktop for now.
-click on the download link. It will open a "Save As..." dialog box.
-Navigate to your Desktop. Click Save.
-Once thats finished, open that file. (this is the "2. Double click on the *.exe to extract the necessary files" step)

If its a self extracting .zip it will have a dialog box with a folder path (which you can change) and a few buttons "Extract" "Close" "Help" or similar.

-If you have this, lets change the path to (copy and paste it into the box) C:\bios extract so we know where its going for now.
-Click the Extract button and let it do its magic.
-After that just open My Computer>C drive>bios extract folder and open it.
-Look for the Run.Bat file and put in the floppy disk in the drive. It will format it and load the files into it.

Then just put in the floppy disk before you power up your PC.
 

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PC brand eMachines T some hardware upgrades CPU AMD Athlon Motherboard nForce Video card brand model EVGA Geforce to this... I image not how don't know really updating? describe Amount of system memory gig I don't really know how to describe this... image not updating? Windows version Home SP My problem is this Sometimes a game I play Guild Wars will appear to quot freeze quot but in fact it is just not updating the picture It has never happened to me with any other games but it just seems to weird to be a Guild Wars problem and noone else seems to have it Alt-tabbing ctrl alt del everything leaves me with the picture it was at I know it s not frozen because I still hear sounds and I can still move What I don't really know how to describe this... image not updating? I mean by saying I can move is this If I click my mouse somewhere on my quot frozen quot picture my character will move How do I know when my image is quot frozen quot I see it on my brother s screen next to me It responds and all perfectly all right I can hear sounds from battle cinematics and everything But the picture does not change I can even hear cinematics when frozen I froze right next to where a cinematic would start while a battle was going on I HEARD the battle finish then my I don't really know how to describe this... image not updating? brother talked to the person that starts the cinematic and I HEARD the cinematic The picture however did not change Oh yeah nothing is overclocked nbsp

A:I don't really know how to describe this... image not updating?

Well, I think I found the problem... I downloaded RivaTuner and ran the Hardware monitor log. Next time the problem happened, after I rebooted, I checked the log. Right when it happened, the "Core VID" stopped showing anything. I looked on the internet and the "Core VID" is something with voltage... Now the solution, I know not. Do I need a new power supply? I AM running slightly below the minimum for the card right now, but my computer is hardly an energy hog, so I had assumed it would be alright. It has been for 3 months, until now.
 

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I Recently downloaded the new ATI Catalyst 6.6 drivers and i am having trouble installing them. everytime i run the installer, half way through the installation i get an error box telling me that "C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/lsass.exe has been terminated unexpectedily" and a countdown begins telling me that my pc will restart in 1 minute. my Catalyst does not have time to complete the installation or is partcialy installed. why is this box occouring?