Saturday, January 28, 2012

Embedding File Hangs Office

I ran into the problem when embedding files into a Word document. I was using Office 2007, but this may be a problem in other versions. Word says that it is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action. What I had to do is open the task manager and end acroread.exe or whatever pdf program was running. After that I could embed the file successfully.

I'll upload screen-shots if I ever run into it again.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Print Screen Active Window Only Shortcuts

Print screen the active window only by pressing ALT + Print Screen. On a mac you press Command + Shift + 4 then Space-bar, then click the window.

Just a quick tip for reference. There's a more comprehensive tutorial for macs here: or

If you want to capture a selected area in windows, you can do it if you have One Note installed with Windows + S, or from the Insert menu in OneNote, select screen clipping. 

You can also use the screen snipping tool in Windows Vista or 7. Here's a good tutorial on how to assign a shortcut to the snipping tool: