Column Mode Editing in Notepad++

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Notepad++ is the text editor of choice for a lot of software developers who work with Windows. When developing with text files you may need to massage the text within them, This can be true if you are using them for testing. You may need to edit multiple columns to add, edit, or remove text. This is where Column Mode Editing comes into play.

Background

Notepad++ is a text and source code editor that runs on Windows. It is a free product that is supported by the open source community. It supports multiple programming languages including HTML, JSON, and XML.

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Using the StyleRef field for chapter headings in Microsoft Word 2013

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Documents that contain multiple headings can be hard to read without context as to where you are in the document. To give readers a visual clue, add dynamic text to page headers that reflect the most recent chapter heading in use.

To dynamically add page header text, use the Quick Parts StyleRef field to reference and display title headings that exist in the document. To see how this can be accomplished, follow the steps in the section below or watch this video tutorial which walks through the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUipPzIHKkg

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Use Shift+F3 To Change Case In Microsoft Word

If you work in Microsoft Word a lot you may need to change the capitalization or case of text you are working with.

To quickly change the case of selected text, use this keyboard shortcut to switch between:

  • lowercase
  • UPPERCASE
  • Capitalize Each Word

To do so, select the text to change and press SHIFT + F3 to toggle between the three settings.

Note: This function also works on Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Windows Developer Day: October 10, 2017

Windows 10 Developer Day

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM PDT Microsoft will host a Windows Developer Day livestream featuring a keynote speech from Kevin Gallo, CVP of Windows Developer Platform.

Gallo and the Windows engineering team will discuss advances and new features for software development in the Fall Creators Update. Also featured is an informative Q&A panel along with several deep-dive streaming sessions.

Although the agenda has not been set, when registering you can choose to receive updates for your area of interest:

RSVP for Windows Developer Day—Fall Creators Update today!

Microsoft Tech Summit Toronto: December 13 – 14, 2017

Microsoft Tech Summit Toronto

Back for another year is the 2017–2018 Microsoft Tech Summit global tour and their only Canadian stop is in Toronto.

Tech Summit is a FREE event that allows you to learn the latest innovations in Microsoft products. Build your skills with the most recent cloud technologies at this technical training event for IT professionals and developers. Each stop on the tour is two days of in-depth sessions, networking opportunities, industry insights, and hands-on labs with the experts behind Microsoft’s cloud services.

Discover the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps at over 70 sessions across multiple tracks, covering a range of topics from Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, which includes Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

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Searching for multiple words within a PDF

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Problem

While editing a PDF document, I was trying to locate multiple words that needed to be removed, Instead of searching for each word individually, I thought there must be a simpler way. Luckily, there is.

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Free eBook: .NET Microservices – Architecture for Containerized .NET Applications

ebook-net-microservicesIf you are like me and love all the free eBooks from Microsoft Press, a new one seems to have slipped under the radar.

.NET Microservices: Architecture for Containerized .NET Applications is an introduction to the architectural design and implementation of microservices-based applications and the management of them using .NET Core and Docker containers. This book is written by Cesar de la Torre, Bill Wagner, and Mike Rousos.

You can find out more information about the book via Cesar’s blog.

The eBook is available for free as a .PDF download: http://aka.ms/MicroservicesEbook. You can also explore the content online at docs.microsoft.com: https://aka.ms/microservices-guide-online-msft-docs.

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