Dear Webby: PowerPoint Defaults 



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It's Tuesday,  August 12, 2008

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Thanks to Sandie for this story: The other day, my wife and I got into some petty argument. (I say it was petty. She would say it was Armageddon). As is our nature, neither of us would admit the possibility, that we might be in error. To her credit, she finally said, "Look, I'll tell you what. I'll admit I'm wrong if you admit I was right." "Fine," I said. She took a deep breath, looked me in the eye and said, "I'm wrong." I grinned and replied, "You're right."
Thanks to Joan for this picture: IN OUR 5 acre yard.... this is a YOUNG COOPERS HAWK... (we think) He and another one have been hanging around for about a week or ten days. I caught them playing together one day. Joan
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Alaska's Division of Elections Sent in by Ross Kodiak voters get Tagalog election pamphlets Many Kodiak residents were a bit confused when they received election pamphlets urging them to "Bumoto!" The pamphlets for four ballot initiatives being decided Aug. 26 weren't in English but in Tagalog, a language widely spoken in the Philippines. An apparent mix-up at the printers was discovered when a resident called Alaska's Division of Elections looking for an English version. Division of Elections spokeswoman Shelly Growden expects pamphlets printed in English to be in voters' mailboxes shortly after the election. Meanwhile, both English and Tagalog versions of the pamphlet are available on the division's Web site: http://www.elections.alaska.gov.
A salesman, tired of his job, gave it up to become a policeman. Several months later, a friend asked him how he liked his new role. "Well," he replied, "the pay is good and the hours aren't bad, but what I like best is that the customer is always wrong."
A travelling salesman finds himself stranded in the tiniest town in Australia. He knocks on the door of a little hotel. "Sorry, we don't have a spare room," says the manager, "but you're welcome to share with a little red-headed schoolteacher, if that's okay." "Oh, that'll be great," says the salesman, grinning from ear to ear. "And don't worry, I'll be a real gentleman." "Just as well," says the manager. "So will the little red-headed schoolteacher."
Still available! Step By Step PC Tune-Up From the Tech Support Pits: From: Ann Re: Powerpoint defaults Dear Webby; I have Open Office, as you suggest, and also power point, however when I open a PP type presentation it opens in Open Office and I would much prefer the PP presentation. How do I configure Open Office so PP is the "prefered" program for those presentations please without having to go to the F5 key.. Thanks as always for your help. Ann Dear Ann By default, a.ppt file opens as an automatically running slide show, pps opens as a working view with the thumbnails on the left and the big pictures on the right. If you want a file to always open as a running slide show, just rename it's extension to ppt. That doesn't change the file, it just tells programs how you want them to open that file. Have FUN! DearWebby

I can't say I've ever gotten a shave from a barber, but I've seen others who have. I was in a shop once, and an obviously new barber nicked a customer several times while giving him a shave. The new man, in an effort to smooth things over asked solicitously, "Do you want your head wrapped in a hot towel?" "No thanks." said the customer. "I'll carry it home under my arm."

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Our high school principal has each teacher report class attendance over the intercom. The instructor must state the number of students present by gender, for example, "I have fourteen boys and thirteen girls in attendance." One day our principal was more than a little miffed at having to remind several teachers of the correct procedure. He was apparently somewhat forgetful, too, when he checked on the girls' physical-education instructor. "I have twenty- seven pupils present, sir," she announced. "Lady," he shouted through the intercom, "I need sex!"

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