2014 is starting at a gallop. It is the first year for some time when we ring customers and are told that they are really busy! May the upturn make this a wonderful year for everyone. We have come back to the office revitalised but without Thembekile, who decided to get married and leave us. We wish her well in her new venture.
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The great one is that the AutoCAD LT special is back until 22 January 2014. This means that you can purchase LT and the subscription (which is optional) for R12 812.46 inc VAT and delivery. The great thing is AutoCAD LT for Mac 2014 is now out and that is part of the special! Please note does not apply to Inventor LT.
The second promotion is upgrading your legacy products (2007-R14 qualify for this one, however all LT products are excluded). For every single seat of the qualifying products, you receive a second seat FREE if you can supply the serial numbers of two of your legacy products. This offer ends on 22 January 2014.
The third covers Product Design Suite purchases: buy Product Design Suite Standard and receive a free Inventor. Buy Product Design Suite Premium or Ultimate and receive a free Inventor Pro. This offer ends on 22 January 2014.
The fourth one applies to subscription renewals where late renewal fees have been waived for all late renewals < than 360 days. This offer ends on 21 January 2014.
Please contact Judith or Willy for quotes.
These give real value to your Autodesk product users. They include the following:
For more information go to https://360.autodesk.com/landing and http://www.autodesk.com/subscription/overview.
In the November PC tip we mentioned file extensions, which Microsoft hides for some reason. Windows uses the file extension (whether you can see it or not) to decide which program to use to open each file.
The regular Windows Update on 15 January had an unintended side effect, at least on machines running both Microsoft Office 2003 and 2010: The Office 2003 programs became the defaults for opening Office programs. That is, Word 2003 for DOC files, Excel 2003 for XLS, and Access 2003 for MDB. This is probably not what you want if, like me, you are using the later version but keeping the earlier one to check compatibility.
Until Microsoft fixes this (which means they would first have to admit that they have made a mistake), here's what you can do.
Start street clean-ups with your neighbours and have regular get togethers. Plant vegetables on the verges for everyone to pick their favourites - bring people back into your community! Not only do clean streets repel crime but knowing your neighbours makes everyone safer.
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We are looking at the "Data" tab on Excel 2010's Ribbon, in the "Data Tools" group. The last button in the Group is "What-If Analysis". This button has a submenu consisting of three items: Scenario Manager, Goal Seek, and Data Table. We looked at Goal Seek in the November issue, and will look at Data Table today.
Data Table allows you to create a table of the results of plugging different values into a formula. It comes in two flavours, one-input and two-input. We will do the former this month.
A one-input Data Table has one or more columns* each headed by a formula, in which we change only one value. The list of values to use appears in the leftmost column. *Instead of columns we can use rows, though this is less common. Our example uses columns.
In the next issue, we will look at using What-If Analysis, Data Table, with two inputs.
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All the Best from the team!
Judith and Rick
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