Tom’s Planner Compatible With iPad And iPhone

Tom’s Planner Scheduling Tool Is Compatible With iPad And iPhone

The popular Gantt chart based planning tool, Tom’s Planner is finally updated. Now, it can be used on iOS devices.  Users can import the MS project and Excel files as it is fully compatible with iPad and iPhone.  In order to use this popular online planning tool, you just have to load the website of Tom’s planner in your mobile safari browser. There is no need to install any app to use Tom’s planner.

It is very easy to enter the details, just drag and drop the task on the open chart.  In order to access context menu, you require to long press or long click. It really works and gives you the access to context menu items instantly.   The feature of importing files is beneficial for users who get the excel shoots in their email but fail to download them.

This online planning tool provides you more options to organize and schedule your daily plan.  The large screen of the iPad surely gives you pleasure to work on this tool. The process of development is going on to make it compatible for the Android Smartphone sooner in near future.

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There are several other online planning tools available in the market such as Microproject and Ganttic. However, Tom’s planner is the most effective online palling tool having latest features that makes scheduling easier and simpler.  The other online tools also provide similar features, but there are some major distinctive features available such as Tom’s planner is easier to use than the others.

Change Or Modify Currency With Symbols In MS Office Accounting Express or Professional

Important Steps To Change Or Modify Currency With Symbols In MS Office Accounting Express or Professional

Accounting software developed by Microsoft is named as Microsoft Office Accounting (MSOA) which is especially aimed for the small businesses. This software was knows as Small Business Account (SBA) formerly and it is the firm competitor for the Intuit QuickBooks. The Microsoft Office software for accounting purpose is presented into two versions – One is Office Accounting Express which is available for free and the second is Office Accounting Professional meant for commercial purpose.

Currently, you will fid both Office Accounting software as Express 2009 or Professional 2009 as the latest version only in USA and UK markets. Because of this market limitation, the currency and symbols of each currency gets affected which are included in this application.

Microsoft Office Accounting ?is able to work with the base currency and the transaction currency. The Professional edition with these features firmly supports the purchase and the sell out transactions in international currency. By default, the United States (US) version of Microsoft Office Accounting 2009 uses US Dollar (USD) as the base and has the symbol $. While, the default UK version has the base currency in British Pound Sterling (GBP), having the £ symbol for it.

However, users from countries rather than UK and US, like India, Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan and etc may perhaps need to make use of another currency and its symbols Rupee (Rs), Japanese (¥), Euro (€), and etc. Now, if you are one of them, then you could now create a “fake” currency with the help of a simple base currency hack for the Office Account Professional.

With this hack, you could swap the default parameters of base currency with your new preferred currency and its symbol. Just go through the following step by step guide to modify or edit parameters of the base currency. You could use the following setting to the Office Accounting Professional along with Office Accounting Pro 2009 or or above version.

1. First, open Office Accounting Professional, and go to the Company which will be situated in the menu bar. Just click on it and select Preferences from the drop down list.
2. Now, in this step, you just have to tick in the check box named as “Use Foreign Currencies”. It will enable the support for foreign currency.

3. Click on the OK button and the setting will be saved.
4. Now, go to Company menu. Select “Foreign Currency” click “Currency List”.
5. Choose USD (which will be for US edition) or else select GBP (which will be for UK edition) from the list. The selected currency should be active with tick alongside.

6. Now, click on the Edit option.
7. You could change here “Three-letter Currency Code” to your preferred one. For example INR for Indian Rupee or EUR for Euro.
8. You have to change the “Description” for each in order to reflect fresh currency.
9. If applicable, you could change the Symbol for your fresh currency.

10. Hit “OK” and save the setting.
11. Now, go back to the menu bar and select “Company” and then “Preferences”.
12. Here, turn off or disable support for the foreign currency. To do so, simply uncheck “Use Foreign Currencies” option.
13. Hit “OK”.
14. From now, you will be able to use the new created currency with its symbol in your Microsoft Office Accounting Professional.

The Express edition of the Microsoft Office Accounting doesn’t supports for the foreign currency, so you can’t apply the above hack to Microsoft Office Accounting Express edition. Use the following trick to change the format of the base currency in the Office Accounting Express 2008 or 2009 or above version.

• Method 1

First, download Office Accounting Professional trial version and install it. Enter the latest MSOA Pro tryout key and upgrade the Express edition to Professional trial edition. The use the steps given above and change the currency in MSOA successfully. When the evaluation period ends, the Professional edition will be reverted back to the Office Accounting Express. Download Office Accounting Professional trial version.

• Method 2

You have to edit or modify the base currency directly into SQL Server database so that it will be easily reflecting to the fresh preferred currency. Microsoft Office Accounting stores the data into the SQL Server.

To apply this setting, execute the “SQL Server Studio”. It should be installed in the system separately. Now, connect to the database engine namely MSSMLBIZ.

Select the “New Query” option from the toolbar. Now select the database of the specific company for which you have to modify the currency. Enter the following SQL into the New Query window:

update CurrencyTable set IsoCode=”XXX“, Symbol=”Y” where supportingTableId=79

You should replace the “XXX” with your definite currency code of the 3 letters. Replace Y with your preferred currency symbol. Now, run the SQL statement and the change will take effect.

MS Office Outlook Connector To Access Your Hotmail Account In Outlook

Use MS Office Outlook Connector To Access Your Hotmail Account In Outlook

Users having an account in MSN Hotmail or Windows Live Hotmail (more popularly known as just “Hotmail”), were previously able to configure their Hotmail account to MS Outlook with the help of HTTP connection. However, the HTTP connection method no longer works and Hotmail users need to subscribe for the paid Hotmail Plus service.

The moment a user attempts to configure Hotmail to MS Outlook through HTTP connection, he/she gets an error message saying that the user need to subscribe in order to access Hotmail via MS Outlook and prompts the user to sign up via the URL

Sometimes a different error message might occur notifying the user that the login credentials are invalid and Outlook might keep on prompting the user to input the correct password even though the user has already entered a valid one.

However, you may resolve this issue and access your Hotmail account from Outlook by using MS Office Outlook Connector, a free utility provided by Microsoft. This connector can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center. It is also available as a Windows Live Essentials component.

Configuring your hotmail account to Outlook using MS Office Outlook Connector has a number of advantages over POP3 and HTTP connection. This connector allows you to access and efficiently manage your Hotmail account including contacts, email messages and calendars from Outlook itself.

Within Outlook, you can apply rules, Junk Mail filter, macros, alerts, etc. to your synchronized email messages. To use this connector, you need to follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Once the installation process is over, launch Microsoft Outlook. The MS Office Outlook Connector will ask you to input your login details and the sender name which needs to be tagged with the outgoing emails.
  • Once you have entered all the required information, you will see a new folder “Hotmail” added to your Mail Folders tree of Outlook.
  • You need to expand the node “Hotmail” so as to access your Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Junk E-mail, etc. You will find new additions namely “Contacts” and “Calendar”.

  • For syncing your emails in Hotmail account and MS Outlook, all you need to do is click on the “Send/Receive” button. Sometimes, Outlook will automatically receive your emails based on present interval.


You may also access multiple Hotmail accounts using the MS Outlook Connector. For doing so, you simply need to go to the menu bar, click on the pull down menu for Outlook Connector and select the option for adding a new account.

You may use MS Office Outlook Connector with MS Outlook 2003 and 2007 versions only. For rest of the email clients, Hotmail is in a process of adding SMTP and POP3 to enable users to retrieve their emails using POP3 protocol.

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Add-On for Converting MS Office Documents to the PDF Format

Add-On for Converting MS Office Documents to the PDF Format

Converting any MS Office document to a PDF format is very easy and free. Now you do not need to spend to get word to PDF convertors. The free plug-ins from Microsoft allows you to convert all your spread sheets, word documents, MS Access file, PowerPoint presentations, OneNote, InfoPath, Visio, and Publisher to the PDF format.

This ‘Microsoft Save as PDF’ is compatible with all the programs of Microsoft Office Suite 2007. The Save as PDF plug-in needs to be installed to avail this feature. You can download this directly from the Microsoft Download Center for free. This is a supplementary tool that is subjected to the license terms of Microsoft.

After installing this plug-in, the PDF save as option gets enabled or added to the save as list. Once this appears you can directly save all the MS Office documents in the PDF format.

Check Out The New Features And Improvements In Ms Office 2007 Sp2

Check Out The New Features And Improvements In Ms Office 2007 Sp2

Microsoft has released SP2 (Service pack 2) for MS Office 2007 suite. MS Office 2007 SP2 comes with several enhancements and features to offer productive and reliable business productivity software.

Below mentioned is a list of enhancements, updates, fixes and features that are introduced in 2nd service pack for MS Office 2007.

Along with the release of MS Office 2007 SP2, Microsoft has also published KB953195 which gives you an overview of the improvements in SP2, known issues as well as behavior changes expected after installation.

MS Office 2007 SP2 for Office Desktop Programs:

  • The SP2 installation will not be slipstreamed or integrated into present MS Office setup. Instead, you will be provided with an uninstaller tool which you can use to uninstall MS Office service packs and revert back to MS Office 2007 Service pack 1 without having to reinstall MS Office.
  • SP2 comes with an improved cryptographic functionality which supports all cryptographic algorithms being offered by the OS.
  • Offers a built-in native support for saving documents as ODF (Open Document Format), XPS (XML Paper Specification), PDF (Portable Document Format)due to which you do not need to install any additional plug-ins or add-ons.
  • Possesses an ability of ungrouping SmartArt graphics.

MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Redefines the way SmartArt graphics are offered in XML code.
  • Supports additional file formats including ODF document format (.ods, .odt, odp), PICT image format.
  • Supports other third-party add-ons for opening and saving any unsupported file formats.
  • Object Model support to create charts in Word and PowerPoint.

MS Access

  • Re-include facility for exporting report form to MS Excel.

MS Excel

  • Enhanced functionality for charting
  • Ability to fix minor bugs associated with table or chart display, printing, cell lock and Euro conversion.   

MS PowerPoint

  • Facility for adding animations to SmartArt.

MS Outlook

  • Offers enhanced performance, especially while you deal with Solid state drive (SSD) and big database.
  • Superior calendaring reliability.
  • Better event reminding capability and improved calendar synchronization.

MS OneNote

  • In case you accidentally close a note, it will be auto loaded when you restart your system the next time. You may close this feature by going to “OneNote settings”.

Other Features

  • Ability of exporting UML models to XML file in compliance with XMI standard using MS Visio.

MS Office 2007 SP2 for Servers

  • Improvements in manageability and performance have been made to variations in ECM (Enterprise Content Management) including STSADM commands used to repair links between the source page and the target pages.
  • Office Project Professional of 2007 has made way for improvements concerning the web access of Office projects.
  • Additionally, Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0 has been enhanced with timer jobs of indexing rebuild, along with the improvements on contents databases with read only permissions.

Download MS Office Compatibility Pack To Open, Edit, View And Save Office 2007 Files In Office 2000, XP And 2003

Download MS Office Compatibility Pack To Open, Edit, View And Save Office 2007 Files In Office 2000, XP And 2003

Since the time Microsoft released and started distributing 2007 MS Office System in the year 2007, a number of corporate as well as retail customers have upgraded and switched on from Office 2000, Office XP or Office 2003 to MS Office 2007.  MS Office 2007 offers a lot of new enhancements including a whole new GUI (Graphical User Interface) with tabbed toolbar which is entirely task-oriented.

Among the new features that are included in MS Office 2007 business productivity suite, the major difference is the usage of new XML formats as default file formats. Whenever you create Excel 2007 workbooks and spreadsheets, PowerPoint 2007 presentations and Word 2007 documents, they are saved by default using the file extensions such as .xlsx, .pptx and .docx respectively.

However, these new XML based extensions are not supported by older versions of MS Office (XP, 2000 and 2003). Therefore, you are unable to open, edit, view or save any Office 2007 files using the previous versions of MS Office. The best solution to this problem is to upgrade to MS Office 2007.

Once you upgrade to MS Office 2007, there will be no compatibility issues related to spreadsheets, documents and presentations created and saved in different versions of MS Office. MS Office 2007 comes with a backup compatibility support which contains Office files of almost all older versions of MS Office.

However, not all companies and all users are able to upgrade to MS Office 2007 due to the price consent. In such cases, users who use the older versions of MS Office such as Office XP (2002), Office 2003 and Office 2000 will be unable to open, edit, view or save the files which are created in MS Office 2007.

Nevertheless, to take care of this issue related to Excel, Word and PowerPoint 2007 XML file formats, Microsoft offers MS Office Compatibility Pack. This compatibility Pack eliminates all Compatibility issues related to MS Office files and allows you to exchange files and documents between various MS Office releases.

If you happen to run MS Office XP version (i.e. Excel XP, Word XP ,PowerPoint XP), MS Office 2003 version (i.e. Excel 2003, Word 2003, PowerPoint 2003), or MS Office 2000 version (i.e. Excel 2000, Word 2000, PowerPoint 2000), you need to simply download this Compatibility Pack (FileFormatConverters.exe) from Microsoft website and install the same on your system.

After doing so, you’ll be allowed to open, edit, view and save workbooks and spreadsheets, documents and presentations in XML format of MS Office 2007 using your existing MS Office version (i.e. XP (2002), 2000 or 2003). You do not need to upgrade to MS Office 2007 anymore.

If you wish to open, edit or view any excel, word or PowerPoint 2007 file in MS Office XP, 2000 and 2003, you need to just double-click on the workbook, document or presentation. You can save the files by clicking on the button “Save”.

 In order to create a file in 2007 XML format, you need to simply open a fresh blank workbook, document or presentation and save the file or documents by clicking on the button “Save”. While saving Excel and PowerPoint 2000 files, you need to right-click on the Excel or PowerPoint file and choose the “Save As” option.