Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sync OneNote 2010 to Office Live or SkyDrive for Editing Anywhere

Do you enjoy the rich feature set of OneNote but prefer Evernote’s online syncing?  Here’s how you can get the best of both worlds with OneNote 2010 and the free Office Web Apps.

If need to take notes, create outlines, or store random things from your work and life, OneNote is a great tool that’s been part of Office since 2003.  OneNote is one of the least-known applications in the Office suite today, but is now included in all editions of Office 2010 so it’s available to more users than before.  Additionally, anyone with internet access can use the free OneNote Web App in Office Online.  Let’s look at how you can combine these offerings together so you can access your important notes from anywhere and collaborate with colleagues as well.

Getting Started

Office 2010 is designed around integration with the Office Web Apps, and OneNote seems to be the most integrated part.  In fact, when you create a new notebook in OneNote 2010, the default option is to create a Web notebook.
Add a name to the new notebook, and then if you haven’t integrated Office with your Live ID yet, click Sign In.

Enter your Windows Live ID email address and password, and click Ok.

After a few moments, you’ll see the folders from your SkyDrive and Office online account.  Select the folder you want to save the notebook in, and then click Create Notebook.  Select a private folder if you only want to access it yourself, or select a shared folder to share it with your friends or colleagues.

OneNote will now create the new notebook and connect to it online.

After a few moments, the notebook will open in OneNote.  You’ll be prompted to email a link to the notebook to someone, but if you created the notebook just for yourself, click No, Thanks.
Now, everything you enter in this notebook will be automatically synced with your Office Online account so you can access the notes from anywhere.  You can save any information you want in OneNote, and know it’ll always be accessible.  Note that synced notebooks have a globe icon on the notebook, showing that they’re saved online.

Sync Existing Notebooks

You can save an exiting notebook to the web as well.  Open the file menu, click the Share on Web link under the notebook you want to sync.  This will let you save the notebook online as above.

If the notebook was created in an older version of OneNote, you may need to convert it to 2010 format first.  Click the Upgrade button to begin the process.

Click Convert to 2010 in the dialog box that appears, then repeat the steps above to save it online.

OneNote and the Cloud

Once your notebook is synced, you can access it from your Office Online account.  Here you can view or edit your notes directly in your browser, even if you’re on a computer that doesn’t have OneNote installed.

If you’d like to open an online notebook in OneNote 2010, click the Open in OneNote button in the online editor.  Confirm that you want to open the document, and then after a few moments the notebook will download and open in OneNote.

The OneNote Web App allows you to simultaneously with other users, and this works with shared notebooks in OneNote 2010 on your desktop as well.  This is one area OneNote 2010 really shines.  Here we’re editing the same shared OneNote notebook in OneNote 2010 and in the OneNote Web App, each logged in with a different Live ID.  Whether you’re across the room or across the globe, this is a great way to collaborate with colleagues and friends.


OneNote 2010 is a great collaboration tool when combined with the Office Web Apps.  Whether you’re trying to keep up with the random things you find online or organize your notes for a research project, you can feel safe knowing that you’ll always be able to access your notes offline or online.


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How to Install multiple Sky drive apps on your-my desktop

The short answer is "no, you can’t", but the longer answer is, “there is a way”.

If you have two Microsoft accounts (Windows Live IDs), you have a SkyDrive for each. The SkyDrive app on the desktop makes managing the files and folders in the SkyDrive as easy as any other folder. So you might want to have access to both right on your desktop.

You cannot install the SkyDrive app multiple times on the desktop, that simply does not work. There is a work-around, however, and once established, works just as you expect – two folders on the desktop, each accessing its own SkyDrive. Not only that, both get synchronized automatically.

Here is the how to install two separate SkyDrive folders on your desktop. Assumed here is that the computer is running Windows 7.

  1. Create a user account on your computer for the second Microsoft account. In this article I will call the original user “user 1” and new user “user 2” and the SkyDrive belonging to that user SkyDrive 2. User 2 can be a “Standard user” (and really should be).
  2. Switch to user 2. Start > power ?> Switch user 
  3. Start Internet Explorer, sign in with the user 2 credentials. Click SkyDrive in top menu.
  4. Click Get SkyDrive apps (navigation pane, bottom). Follow through and download and install the SkyDrive app.
  5. Switch back to user 1.
  6. Open Windows Explorer. Navigate to Local Disk > Users > user 2. This is the default location where the local SkyDrive folder is located.
  7. Right-click on the SkyDrive folder listing. Click on Send to in the drop-down menu and click Desktop (create shortcut).
  8. That’s it. You now have a desktop shortcut to SkyDrive 2, the one for user 2.
Note that I did not ask you to log out either user. So long as both users are logged in on your computer the synchronizing of the SkyDrive folders will proceed for both. Keep in mind that downloading and especially uploading of files takes considerable time as determined by your Internet connection.

Both folders will be accessible, of course, at all times, including when the Internet connection is not available. Synchronization will resume when the Internet connection is reestablished.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

How to use WhatsApp on a Computer using Wassapp for PC Client

Wassapp: WhatsApp for PC Client:

WhatsApp doesn’t need any introduction. It is one of the most popular cross-platform messaging application. Everyday millions of users use WhatsApp to stay connected with friends, family and loved ones. WhatsApp Messenger is available for almost all mobile operating systems like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Symbian. However, there is no WhatsApp for PC and web based chat client or software is not available for computer. This may not be a big issue for most users. But for me it is a serious a problem. I hate typing on mobile phones, I always prefer physical keyboard over touch screen keyboards. So when I’m using computer I always wanted to use WhatsApp on computer to chat with friends. Fortunately, there is still a way to use install and use WhatsApp on PC.

What is Wassapp?

Wassapp is a PC application developed as a non-official client for WhatsApp Messenger.

Login with your phone number, import your contacts and chat with them instantly using your keyboard! Just like if you were using your smartphone.

Wassapp is available as a dedicated Windows installer package which around 11 MB in size.

Currently Wassapp supports on Windows PC’s.


  1. Phone number registration (needed if your phone number was registered with a recent WhatsApp version).

  2. Login using an already registered phone number (if it was registered in Android/iOS using an old version of WhatsApp).

  3. Group chat support (creating group chats is not supported yet).

  4. Last seen support.

  5. Emoji support.

  6. File sending support.

  7. Contact nickname retrieval.

  8. New message notifications.

Minimum System Requirements :

  1. Operating System: Windows XP SP2 or greater.
  2. Minimum 256 MB Ram
  3. .NET Framework 4.0
  4. Internet connection

How To Setup and Use Wassapp on a PC :

Download and Install Wassapp for PC Client. Start Wassapp after completing installation process. On the welcome screen you will get two options, log in to your existing WhatsApp account or register a new account.

If you are already using WhatsApp on a mobile phone you need to enter the phone number and password. If you are using an Android phone then password is the IMEI number of the phone. Apple iPhone users need to inter Wi-Fi Mac address in the password field.
When I was testing it, I didn’t have WhatApp account, so I selected Register option. To register a new account, select your country first then enter the mobile phone number. Now you have to enter IMEI number of any mobile or WI-Fi Mac address if you have an iPhone. Next, select method of receiving the WhatsApp verification code and click on ‘Request Code’ button. Now you will receive the verification code either by SMS or by call. Enter the code you have received and proceed to the next screen. A password will be generated for your account, copy the password and login to Wassapp using it.

Once you have logged into the WhatsApp for PC client, you will be welcomed with a streamlined chat window. You can either add contacts or import existing phone contacts. Once WhatsApp contacts are added you can start chatting with them. Wassapp supports smilies and file sharing through attachments. It also supports group chatting and ‘Last seen’ feature. So it is basically a full-fledged WhatsApp for PC. You will get notification when you receive a new message, but for that you need to keep the software open in the background.

So, What are you waiting for Now,Download Wassapp for PC and Get Started.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How to make Drop down and use across different sheets

Many times we have to write the same values in the Excel sheet and we dont want to write the same text again and again, instead we want a selection menu or a dropdown to populate data for us and we just have to select it.

Lets have a look at the very powerfull functionality of Excel which is known as Data Validation Tool.

Lets learn how to create a drop down in list and to use across multiple sheets.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Excel by cliking on Start->All Programs->Microsoft Office-> Microsoft Excel

Step 2: Select a row and enter data where you want to put the data which will be used in Drop down list.

Step 3: Click on the Data Tool on the Excel Ribbon on Top

Step 4: Click on the cell in the same worksheet or the different worksheet where you want your drop down to appear.

Step 5: Click on Data Validation Tool and select Data Validation

Step 6: AFter you select go to the setting pop up and select "LIST" as the Validation criteria allow.

Step 7: Click on source and select the range to show in Drop down.

Step 8: Select Range and click on OK:

Yipee! You are done with the Drop Down with values you provided in source.

You can add more values in the Source row and it will automatically be added in the Dropdown list.