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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Google Docs -- those darned cutoff tables when you print

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You make a beautiful table, but when printed, it's split between two pages, and it confuses your readeres. There's no elegance, but here's a hack

  1. Highlight the bottom row of your table (bottom of the page)
  2. Click the tiny gray arrow at the far right of the row
  3. Hover and choose "select bottom border"
  4. Then on the toolbar, choose border dash, and select the style you want. I like the third of three.
  5. You will now see a signal to your reader that the table continues on the next printed page
  6. In addition, for further clarity, always give your top row of any table a background color. That way, when they don't see the background color, this is another clue that they're looking at a continuation of a table.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Setting up Google Authenticator on a replacement android phone

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If you have your old phone
  1. Use your old phone to bring up Google Authenticator
  2. That gives you the list of apps that you have to transfer over to Google Authenticator on your new phone
  3. Now install Google Authenticator on your new phone
  4. On the new phone, go to the first app in the list and log in.
  5. If it prompts you for an authenticator code, get that code from your old phone
  6. Your goal is to have Google Authenticator take a picture of the scancode (barcode, whatever) with your new phone. Depending onn the current app, you may need to choose
    1.  "change authentication device" OR
    2.  "add new authentication method" OR
    3.  "reset authentication method"
  7. Take the picture with the bar code on your new phone
  8. Now repeat the process by going to the second app, third app, etc.
If you don't have your old phone:

  1. This depends on the app: We think there's a prompt where it asks for the authenticator code, where it says "lost my authenticator device," so click that. 
  2. Follow the instructions (we've never tried it)
  3. If that doesn't work, as at the Verizon store

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Easy way to restore your apps when getting a new phone from Verizon

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Go into Google Play --> settings --> library, and click install on whichever ones you want

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If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Solved! Printfriendly button in blogspot not always creating a new copy

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  1. When you’re on blogger dashboard site, click on lock icon (secure) on left site in line with browser bar. 
  2. Here you will see : Cookies
  3. Remove blogger site caches/cookies.

I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas.

If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Solved! How to see all my drive pictures from anywhere



Step by step reasoning

  1. I had 100 GB paid storage at 1.99 per month, and was using about 35 GB of it for almost all my files that are not pics or videos.
  2. I wasn't my putting pics there at all because my pictures file is enormous (400 GB). My windows pics are all videos and pictures mixed.
  3. There are three tiers of Google Drive Storage Plans:
    1. 15 GB for free  
    2. 100 GB at 1.99 per month
    3. 200 GB at 2.99 per month or a discounted annual fee
    4. 2 TB at 9.99 per month or a discounted annual fee
  4. I don't want google to have any control over my pics (ie synching)
  5. I do already use google's new feature that does real-time auto-backups of anything I want from my computer to Google's new folder called "Computers." I use it mostly for scans, and they're all in one folder in "My Documents."
  6. I decided to use that same feature to backup the entire pictures folder to google drive. It would also go to the "Computers" folder because that's what Google Drive offers.
  7. So now I have two folders getting uploaded to "Computers." So I had to change the setting to say never delete what got uploaded. This means that moving forward, I do have to delete what's in the scan folder on my hard drive once in a while, as I like to keep that empty. I don't need those scans on my hard drive. But I do want my pictures!
  8. Because I started with 400 GB of pictures, I thought I would have to upgrade to the 2TB plan, which costs $10 per month. 
  9. But as mentioned my pictures have videos mixed in, and I realize I don't have a pressing need to put the movies on Google Drive.  I was able to use a ccleaner feature to find out that without the movies, my pictures only add up to about 75 GB. And the Gdrive upload feature I'm using lets me exclude files! So I excluded all the movie filetypes I could think of. This means I only have to upgrade from the 100 GB (1.99 per month) storage to the 200 GB (2.99 per month) storage.
  10. And because the 200 GB plan gives you a discount for paying annually, which I've chosen to do, it's really only $2.50 a month for the 200 GB plan. So I'm only paying fifty cents more per month now than I was before.
  11. I am going to keep crashplan. Better a belt and suspenders.

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If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Blank success page in Quicken Deluxe 2019

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What fixed it for me was these Quicken instructions:

  1. Hold the Control key and select File menu > File Operations > Validate & Repair.
  2. Check the Validate file box and click OK

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Printfriendly not friendly enough

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I use the PrintFriendly plugin, but unfortunately, the printout removes all the color. I sent an email along to the PrintFriendly folks, but got an answer that I couldn't slog through:


PrintFriendly Support support@printfriendly.com

12:59 AM (14 hours ago)
to me
Customize the style of PrintFriendly & PDF content using our Custom CSS Feature.

https://support.printfriendly.com/button/developer-questions/custom-css-styles
- WordPress Only: https://support.printfriendly.com/button/wordpress/create-custom-css-file
Taylor NorrishFounder, PrintFriendly.com
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I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas.

If you would like to know more about PythonistaCafe, where we share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too.