Highlighting does not work in Adobe Illustrator

Have you ever tried to highlight text in Adobe Illustrator and the highlighting does not appear. Here is the solution to that annoying problem.

This occurs because you mistakenly hit the wrong shortcut key for grouping (Command + G / Ctrl+G). You would have hot the keyboard shortcut for Hide Edges (Command + H / Ctrl+H).

So to rectify press the Command+ H / Ctrl+H  or on the menu its View>Hide (or Show) Edges.


Posted by on 20/08/2013 in Adobe, Adobe Illustrator

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How to start page numbering on a specific page in Microsoft Word

This is the steps for Microsoft Word 2010:

1. Open the Word Document and Click on the top of the page where you want to start numbering pages:


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2. On the Page Layout Tab, in the  Page Setup Group, click the Break > Next Page section break.

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3. On the Insert Tab, in the Header and Footer Group, click Page Number. Choose the position in the header or footer where you want the page numbers to appear. For example, go to Bottom of Page > Plain Number 3.


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4. On the Header and Footer Tools Design tab, in the Navigation Group, click to deselect Link to Previous.

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5. Scroll up to previous page/s and delete the page number from the header or footer. You should now have no page numbers at the beginning of your document; only pages from where you inserted the continuous break to the end of the document will have page numbers.

Scroll back down to the page where you inserted the continuous break and highlight the page number in the header or footer.


6. On the Insert Tab, in the Header & Footer Group, click Page Numbers > Format Page Numbers.


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7. Choose the Number Format you want. Select the Start at: and enter 1 into the textbook. Click OK.


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Posted by on 15/08/2013 in Mac Software

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How to change Artboard size to fit selected artwork in Illustrator CS6


Original Image












Desired Results









In the second image the artboard dimensions perfectly match the selected content.

How is it done:

1. Simply select the art work then choose.

2. Select Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork Bounds from the menu. You should assign a custom shortcut to that command if you use it often.

3. Done!


Posted by on 18/02/2013 in Mac Software

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Common Accent Marks on Apple Macs


Using Keyboard Shortcuts

You’ll find the Apple Mac keyboard shortcuts for the most common accent marks in this table:

á, é, í, ó, ú Lower Case Acute Accent
Press ALT+E, release, then press (or another vowel of your choice)
Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú Upper Case Acute Accent
Press ALT+E, release, then press SHIFT+A(or another vowel of your choice)
à, è, ì, ò, ù Lower Case Grave Accent
Press ALT+` (to the left of Z), release, then press A (or another vowel of your choice)
À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù Upper Case Grave Accent
Press ALT+` (to the left of Z), release, then press SHIFT+A (or another vowel of your choice)
ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ Lower Case Umlaut Accent
Press ALT+U, release, then press A (or another letter of your choice)
Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü, Ÿ Upper Case Umlaut Accent
Press ALT+U, release, then press SHIFT+A(or another letter of your choice)
â, ê, î, ô, û Lower Case Circumflex Accent
Press ALT+I, release, then press A (or another vowel of your choice)
Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û Upper Case Circumflex Accent
Press ALT+I, release, then press SHIFT+A(or another vowel of your choice)
ã, õ, ñ Lower Case Tilde Accent
Press ALT+N, release, then A (or another letter of your choice)
Ã, Õ, Ñ Upper Case Tilde Accent
Press ALT+N, release, then SHIFT+A (or another letter of your choice)
ç Lower Case Circumflex Accent
Press ALT+C
Ç Upper Case Circumflex Accent
¿ Inverted Question Mark
¡ Inverted Exclamation Mark
Press ALT+1
ß Scharfes-S.
Press ALT+S
ø Lower Case O With Slash
Press ALT+O
Ø Upper Case O With Slash
å Lower Case A With Ring
Press ALT+A
Å Upper Case A With Ring


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Posted by on 18/02/2013 in Mac Help

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Post to your WordPress Blog using Microsoft Word 2007

Creating a blog post is the same as creating any document — you click and type your text as you want it to appear. Follow these steps to start a new blog post:

  • Start Microsoft Word 2007.
  • Click the Microsoft Office Button
  • Then click New.
  • In the New Document window, click New Blog Post and click Create (bottom-right of screen):

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  • The Blog Post window opens, and a popup dialog box asks you to register your blog account.
  • Select WordPress from the drop-down box and click next.

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  • Select the Enter your blog URL here text (including the arrow brackets) and type in your WordPress address. Enter your User Name and Password for the WordPress Admin. side, tick Remember Password, if you don’t want to enter it again and click OK:

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  • The Blog Post window opens:

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  • Enter a Post Title and your blog text below the blue line. When complete click the Publish button the the Blog Post Ribbon.
  • The Blog Post window includes two command tabs: Blog Post and Insert. When Blog Post is selected, the groups provide you with the tools you need for working with your blog, working with the clipboard, entering basic text, applying styles, and proofing your entry. The Insert tab is available only if your blogging service enables you to include photos.

Posted by on 13/06/2011 in Wordpress

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Posting to WordPress Blog via Email

Built into WordPress is the ability for the software to check an email account and post each message it finds to a blog. This serves as a quick and easy way to send an email message and publish new content.

To set this feature up, the fist thing you’ll need is a custom, secret, email account. Since WordPress posts everything that goes to this account, it can’t be one that serves more than one purpose, or that gets spam.

Once you have that, go into WordPress and go to the Settings > Writing page. There you’ll be asked for your email server, email login, and password.


After that’s setup, you’re almost ready to go. The other thing you’ll need is a line of code in your blog template that tells WordPress to check the email account. If embedded in your blog template, every time the page loads, WordPress will check the email for new content. The code you’ll need can be found here.

This is a great feature for people who live in their email as they can write a blog post without ever leaving their email application. However, the downside to this is that I’ve been unable to get it to work with images, categories, tags, or any customization other than post title and the actual post content. The ease of posting is trumped by the lack of customization.

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Posted by on 11/06/2011 in Wordpress

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WordPress for Blackberry

This app is one of the best I have ever seen. Post entries from your Blackberry directly to your blog. I am actually posting this from my Blackberry Bold.



Posted by on 10/06/2011 in Blackberry

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How to find Firefox Profile Folder on a Mac

Profile folder are in one of these locations:

  • ~/Library/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/<profile folder>
  • ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile folder>

The tilde character (~) refers to the current user’s Home Folder, so ~/Library is the /Macintosh HD/Users/<username>/Library folder


Posted by on 28/02/2011 in Mac Help

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How to backup Thunderbird on a Mac

Link to articles at Mozilla Website:

Paraphrased below:

Thunderbird saves personal information such as messages, passwords and user preferences in a set of files called a “profile”, which is stored in a separate location from the Thunderbird program files. While it is possible to have multiple profiles, most users just use the single default.

In Thunderbird, the profile stores two main sets of items. First, it stores your local mail, and possibly copies of messages that reside on the mail server (depending on your account configuration). Second, it stores any changes you make while using Thunderbird (for example, changes to account settings and changes to the toolbar).

When you install Thunderbird it creates a profile called “default”. This profile will be used automatically unless you invoke the Profile Manager and create a new profile.

How to find your profile

On Mac

  1. Open Finder and go to your home folder (which is usually the name of your Mac user account).
  2. From your home folder open /Library/, then /Thunderbird/, then /Profiles/. Your​ prof​ile ​fold​er is with​in this​ fold​er.

Backing up a profile

To back up your profile, simply shut down Thunderbird and then copy the profile folder to a backup location (such as an external disk or drive).

Moving a profile

Occasionally, you might want to move a profile or tell Thunderbird to use a profile stored in another location.

  1. Shut down Thunderbird.
  2. Move the profile folder to the desired location.
  3. Open up the profiles.ini file in a text editor. The file is located in the application data folder for Thunderbird:
  • On Mac OS X, the path is ~/Library/Thunderbird/
  1. In the profiles.ini file, locate the entry for the profile you’ve just moved. Change the Path= line to the new location.
  2. If you switch from a relative path to a non-relative path, the direction of the slashes may need to change. For example, in Windows, non-relative paths use backslashes, whereas relative ones use forward slashes. Change IsRelative=1 to IsRelative=0.
  3. Save profiles.ini and restart Thunderbird.

Posted by on 26/02/2011 in Mac Help

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Windows Host File

The Windows Host File is a simple text file without a file extension that was designed to map or override IP addresses before accessing a domain name server. Another way to think of a hosts file is as an address translator and redirector.

Location of the Windows Hosts File

You control the host file. You can easily add, edit or delete entries using a text editor such as Windows Notepad. The exception is Windows Vista. Microsoft support has provided a knowledge base article on modifying the hosts or lmhosts file.

Windows 95 – C:windows
Windows 98 – C:\windows
Windows Me – C:\windows
Windows 2000 – C:windows\system32\drivers\etc
Windows XP – C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
Windows NT – C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc
Windows Vista – C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc


Posted by on 06/01/2011 in PC Help

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