Microsoft Word for Mac crashing due to font conflicts

The biggest cause of crashes is font conflicts in Microsoft Word for Mac .

There’s an application in your Applications folder called Font Book.
Open Font Book
In the left side click All Fonts
In the Font column, select a font then use Edit > Select All
From the Edit menu choose Resolve Duplicates. This only takes a minute, but nothing happens on screen except for the little wait cursor for a moment or two.
From the File menu choose Validate Fonts.
This opens a new window.Let it run till it’s done.
Click the check box to select all
Then click the Remove fonts button
This moves all duplicate and corrupt fonts to the trash.
Empty the Trash.
Restart your computer and see if Word and other applications no longer crash.


Show hidden files Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion

To enable hidden files/folders in finder windows:

Open Finder
Open the Utilities folder
Open a terminal window
Copy and paste the following line in:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Press return
Now hold ‘alt’ on the keyboard and right click on the Finder icon
Click on Relaunch
You should find you will now be able to see any hidden files or folders. One you are done, perform the steps above however, replace the terminal command in step 4 with:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO


To Do When Mac Crashes

Yes, it’s our dirty little secret: Macs crash. Not very often, but they do. Freezing, spinning beach balls, Kernel Panics. Yikes! Follow these steps to get past the most common Mac crashes and on with your day.

Two Different Kinds of Crashes. The first thing to learn about Mac crashes is that there are two types: application crashes and computer crashes. The first kind, application crashes, are known by either the endlessly “Spinning Beach Ball of Death” (SBBOD), or the nice little alert message that comes up saying, “the application ___ quit unexpectedly.” The other kind is when your whole computer crashes and is not responsive. This will be obvious because either no mouse or keyboard click will effect anything, or worse, in a Kernel Panic (nice name, huh?) a gray image with text in many languages descends from the top of your screen like a premature curtain dropping on a bad stage show.
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Mountain Lion and Scrollbars

OS X Mountain Lion changed not only how scrolling works, but if and when scroll bars appear. The issue of natural vs. unnatural scrolling is one that can be successfully argued by either side; in other words, I think it’s a toss-up. But the issue of scroll bars not appearing, or only appearing if you are in the process of scrolling, is a user interface mistake on Apple’s part. Apple may have gone a little too far in its zeal to bring all things iOS to the Mac OS.

You don’t have to live with Mountain Lion’s scroll bar defaults; you can change them to meet your needs or preferences.
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How to Flush DNS cache in Mac OS X

Flushing your DNS cache in Mac OS X is actually really easy, and there are two different commands to use, one for Leopard and for Tiger. Depending on your version of OS X, open your Terminal and follow the appropriate directions below:

Flush DNS Cache in Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, or OS X 10.7 Lion
Launch Terminal and issue the following command:

dscacheutil -flushcache
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Save Google Books on Your Computer as PDF File

Google Books is most popular online book store for read many popular books online. Google Books provides us facility to read full text books in digital format. Not only Google Books you can also find many more online service providing books for online reading but Google Books is best in all. First Google Books known as Google Book Search and Google Print and provides users to read many types of books, magazines and documents for read them online without any cost. But now Google has announced the launch of its new service “Google Books”. With Google Books you can purchase and download more than 3 million free books from anywhere in the world using this service. You can read these download books on browser and your Android OS and iOS also. Or you can also read these books any other e-book reader using Adobe Digital Editions software.

If you have internet connection then no problem for access all Google Books online but if you want read them offline or no net connectivity area then you must download these books. So you need to download these Google Books on your system for further system. Google Books Downloader is a little and freeware software that allows you to save these books in PDF or JPEG format (note: it supports only the books marked as “full view”).
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