Restore unsaved documents in Word

How to recover word documentsI think almost everyone knows the scenario: You work on a Word document and either Word itself or the entire computer crashes. In order to prevent a total loss of the document, Word can activate the so-called “auto save” function, which saves the document automatically every X minutes. So in a crash only the changes since the last automatic save are lost.
But what if you had not saved the document yet? In this case, Word does not automatically restore the document. But here, too, is one last salvation. We want to look at both tips in the following.
Enable automatic saving in Word
First, the automatic save should be activated. If this is active, you can even recover documents that have not yet been saved. (Say: Word opened, […]

How to fix “There was problem sending the command to the program” error

Bugfix solved how to fix there was a problem sending the command to the program errorThis article is about how to fix the annoying “There was problem sending the command to the program” error, which may occur in various Microsoft Office products. Yes, the title of this article is bulky – but it hits the core.
This error can occur in various Office products such as Excel, Word or PowerPoint and shows as follows: For example if you try to open an Excel file by double-clicking the Excel application starts, but displays the error message instead of the file. However, opening the file from Excel via “File -> Open” still works.
Error sending the command to the program

How to start page numbers in Word from specific page

Office-Apps-Word-Metro-iconInsert page numbers in Word documents is a breeze. A click on the tab “Paste”, another on “Page Numbers” and then it is almost done. But if you want to configure only a little more than the orientation or font size of the page numbers, you get an serious problem. Then it suddenly did not seem so easy.
If you want to start the page numbering, for example, from the third page, because for example the first two pages are occupied with the cover page and table of contents, you have to grab in the bag of tricks.
How exactly to do this, if you want to let the page numbers in Word start from any given page, I’ll show you now.
Step 1:
If you have not already done so, activate (for sake of clarity) the display of paragraph marks and formatting […]

How to embed Youtube videos in PowerPoint 2007

I already wrote an article about how to embed Youtube videos in PowerPoint 2010 presentations. Today I want to show you how this works in PowerPoint 2007. However, for this you need first the developer tools. If you do not have this enabled, you can catch up quickly in this way.
I would like to mention quickly that the screenshots in this manual are from PowerPoint 2010, since I have no PowerPoint 2007 here. The method that I show here, but definitely works well with PowerPoint 2007. So please do not be put off by the screenshots.
Step 1:
Click on the Developer-Tab in the ribbon menu and then on the button with the hammer and wrench. A window opens with a fairly long list of controls, which can be embedded into your PowerPoint presentation. Select from this list the “Shockwave Flash Object” and confirm by clicking the “OK” button.

How to show developer tab in Office 2007/2010

If the Microsoft Office applications come to their limits, you can help out in many cases with the developer tools. These allow you to write macros, which are small programs in VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and thus still give your Office projects that certain “liveliness”. However, the tab with the developer tools (Developer tab) isn’t displayed by default. How to enable it in Office 2007 and Office 2010, I want to show you (using PowerPoint) today.
How to show Developer Tools in PowerPoint 2007
Click on the “Menu” button and in the menu that opens, click the “PowerPoint Options” button. Now in the Options window, below the “Commonly used” section, you can find a box where you can activate the developer tools in the ribbon bar.
Activate Developer Tab in Office 2007 (1)