If you’re writing functional dependencies in a Microsoft Word 2010 document and want to insert the “Long Rightwards Arrow From Bar” symbol you should select “Symbol” from the Insert Ribbon (in Word 2010), and then on the Symbol dialog window select the “Segoe UI Symbol” font and you will find the symbol in the “Supplemental Arrows-A” subset. Then just click the “Insert” button.
Faced with analysing a proprietary log file from a Linux system I turned to Excel to look at the data. The dates in this log file were stored in the standard UNIX timestamp format (number of seconds since midnight on the 1st January 1970) so I needed a formula to convert this into something readable. This is what I came up with. Continue reading
Often when writing a long document or report there is a need to switch from portrait (vertical) to landscape (horizontal) orientation for an individual page, for example to include a full-page table that is wider than it is high. This short “How To” explains how to do this using Microsoft Word 2003. Continue reading