This 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.
Insert 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.
If you have not already done so, activate (for sake of clarity) the display of paragraph marks and formatting […]
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.
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.
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.
At the moment I have to do a lot off PowerPoint stuff, so there may come the one or other article concerning Microsofts PowerPoint in the next days. I will not go directly to the basics, but rather the one or other little trick that was (hopefully) not known by some of you . Today I like to show you how to integrate YouTube videos in PowerPoint presentations.
Anyone who don’t like to read the illustrated instructions, may also scroll down and see the whole thing as video.
The integration of YouTube videos is only supported in PowerPoint 2010 and newer. (A workaround for PowerPoint 2007 can be found here.)
Search for a YouTube video and click on “Share”. (Do not worry, it will not immediately shared anything to anywhere.) Now click on the “Embed” button, select the small box titled “Use old embed code” and copy the HTML code from the box […]