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Create Custom Presentations with pptPlex

Create Custom Presentations with pptPlex

| July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Learn how to use the free pptPlex add-in to create custom PowerPoint presentations. pptPlex is a cool free add-in for PowerPoint that lets you make presentations that don’t follow a linear path. You can find the download for PowerPoint 2007 & 2010 at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28558. Here I’ll show you how to get started configuring and presenting [...]

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VB: Rock Paper Scissors – Part 2

VB: Rock Paper Scissors – Part 2

| May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s how to add additional functionality to the VB Rock Paper Scissors game. In an earlier post I showed you how to use Visual Basic to create the bare bones of a Rock Paper Scissors game. Now I’ll show you how to add some additional features to it. When you start adding things to a [...]

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Visual Basic 2010: Rock Paper Scissors

Visual Basic 2010: Rock Paper Scissors

| May 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Learn some simple game logic and find out how to create this simple game. When you’re learning to program in a language like Visual Basic one interesting way to extend your skills is to recreate a game as a VB program. Here I’ll discuss the game: Rock Paper Scissors. I’ll discuss the logic that you [...]

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Create a Visual Basic Radio Player

Create a Visual Basic Radio Player

| May 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Learn how to create your own custom radio player with the free download version of Visual Basic 2010. There are lots of fun applications that you can create with Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 utilizing the features that are built into Windows. Here I’ll show you how to create a radio player that plays your favourite [...]

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Visual Basic Project

Visual Basic Project

| May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Learn how to create an alarm application for your system tray. One of the cool things about Visual Basic is that it’s very easy to create quite sophisticated looking applications with only a few lines of code. Here I’ll show you how to create a program that sits in your system tray and runs a [...]

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Create a Doodle Program – part 3

Create a Doodle Program – part 3

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this final part of the series on creating a doodle application in Visual Basic I’ll show you how to add functionality in the form of ellipses and rectangles which can be created as filled or unfilled shapes. I’ll also show you how to add separate line colour and fill colour options and a two [...]

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Create a Doodle Program part – 2

Create a Doodle Program part – 2

| March 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Finished part 1? Now it’s time to add some extra functionality to your Visual Basic Doodler application. In the previous article in this series we created a simple doodle application so you could draw lines in a picture box. This time I’ll show you how to add extra functions to the project including a save [...]

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Create a Doodle program – Part 1

Create a Doodle program – Part 1

| February 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

  Follow these instructions to create a doodling program in Visual Basic Express 2010. This is a VB 2010 Express Edition program that lets you to doodle onto the screen. The program starts with a small window that you can draw on by dragging with the mouse. A line is drawn between the point you [...]

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Excel:  Print Right

Excel: Print Right

| February 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

  If you’re like me, you have a litany of Excel printing horror stories to tell. It seems that when things go wrong when printing an Excel worksheet they never go wrong by halves – it is usually a spectacular disaster. Hit the big red switch Well your printer probably doesn’t have a big red [...]

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5 Cool Excel Chart Tips

5 Cool Excel Chart Tips

| February 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

See how to tame unruly data by: – using multiple axes in Excel – adding pictures to charts – resize chart bars – add data to charts -deal with missing data Creating a basic chart in Excel is simple but when your data requires just a little bit extra attention to look its best, you’ll [...]

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