Friday, 16 of November of 2018

July 30, 2012 – Lots of fraudulent emails from company claiming to be QuickBooks – Intuit!

Anyone using QuickBooks payroll be aware of emails sent your way requesting information from you. QuickBooks is not asking for anything personal – checking account numbers, passwords, email addresses etc., through email. If you do receive something that looks like it came from Intuit (company that owns QuickBooks) immediately check with the company directly. Also forward the email to If you have any questions about it you can also contact me directly.

May 16, 2012 – Having fun with Internet Explorer

Remember the old video games? Well, if you are bored and just want to have some fun click here and look at some cool things from Microsoft. One of my favorites is Touch Effects – check it out!

January 4, 2012 – Wow! It’s a new year

Just wanted to let you in on something. Remember never put information on Facebook letting out too much about yourself. You’d be amazed what people can pick up about you on social media. Identity theft is rampant. Watch what you post!

July 29, 2011 – Little software changes can make a huge difference to you.

Checking into Microsoft Word 2010…

They used “ribbons” before, well, kind of the same but be careful when you are saving documents.

Click File and you find  your options are for Save, Save As, Open, Close, Recent…

Click Recent it opens a window to the side on the same window.

If you have any questions, or need help with the new Microsoft Office Suite give me a call.

Happy Friday,



June 1, 2011 – Can’t email from QuickBooks?

If you ever have problems emailing from QuickBooks, make sure your preferences are set correctly.

In QuickBooks 2010:

  1. Click Edit from the main menu
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Click Send Forms
  4. Select Outlook or QuickBooks Email on My Preferences tab
  5. Click Company Preferences tab and edit the templates for your email.

In QuickBooks 2011:

Follow the instructions above and there is an additional option available. This option utilizes Web Mail to send your estimates, invoices, statements, etc. It allows you to use Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo or other web mail services.

To use Outlook as your preferred sending method make sure you have Office 2010.

Have a beautiful day and remember you can always ask a question.



May 6, 2011 A little bit of frustration…in your life

Microsoft has something called “Compatibility Mode”. The problem is when you open a file from 97-2003 make sure that you save the file first.

Opening a Microsoft Office Word 2003, Word 2002, or Word 2000 in Microsoft Office Word 2007 turns on Compatibility Mode and you see Compatibility Mode in the title bar of the document window.

In Compatibility mode there are no enhanced features available. To turn off Compatibility Mode do the following:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button
  2. Click Convert
  3. Click the Microsoft Office Button again and click Save.

Now you will have all the features available to you to edit your document. Remember, this replaces the 2003 or earlier version with an updated 2007 file.


April 14, 2011 – “MS Removal Tool” Virus

It never ceases to amaze me when people can program these malicious viruses – why not put your talents to good use.

There is another virus called the MS Removal Tool. It is pretending to be a Microsoft program when in reality it is a Trojan virus. It will usually pop up when you are downloading another item you thought was safe. It disguises itself by a pop-up telling you that you have 37 or 370 viruses on your computer and to “click here” to remove them. After that, it takes over.

If you have had the misfortune of clicking on this pop-up there is an easy fix.

  1. Start your computer in Safe-Mode (most computers will go into safe mode if you turn it on and tap F8 until you seen a black & white screen
  2. Next, use your arrow keys on the computer and choose Start in Safe Mode
  3. Run your anti-virus software (AVG Free is great and has found this virus)
  4. Make sure the malicious software is quarantined by your software and remove it
  5. Don’t worry, if you don’t have anti-virus software, you can still download it and try these steps again.

Surfing the web just keeps getting a little trickier as time goes on. Unless it specifically has the Microsoft logos and links to don’t click it.

Have a great day,


April 1, 2011 – No April Fool’s Joke…

Did you know you can pay your employees using direct deposit. it’s simple…make sure you have activated your Direct Deposit service. Click the Employees menu, My Payroll Service, and Activate Direct Deposit.

Now here’s how to set up your employees.

  1. Click Employee Center
  2. Select the employee to setup direct deposit
  3. Click Setup Direct Deposit in the Employee Information section
  4. Select Use Direct Deposit for checkbox
  5. Select to deposit into one or two accounts
  6. Enter the employee’s banking information (get a voided check for routing and account numbers)
  7. Click OK in the Direct Deposit and Edit Employee windows.

You’re done…have questions contact me at

Have a hopefully, prank free day!


March 18, 2011

There are some confusing aspects in Microsoft’s new “ribbon” toolbars. In Excel one of the big changes  is not being able to autofit columns and rows as easily as before. It’s buried in the ribbon. To use this function:

  1. Click in the corner of the worksheet to the left of Column A (this will select the entire worksheet)
  2. Next, go to the Cells section on the Home ribbon.
  3. Click Format
  4. Click Autofit Column Width (row height autofit is also on this menu.)

Hope you’re having a fantastic Saturday – at least it’s sunny here!



March 4, 2011 – Did you know…

You can put in all the smiley faces and characters using some simple keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word. Just click on the button to open the main menu. 

From there Click Word Options — Proofing –AutoCorrect Options…

On the AutoCorrect tab you’ll see the keyboard shortcuts you can use. This is also a great place to put in words that you type consistently wrong and have them automatically change to the correct spelling.

Happy Thursday!