PC Doctor January 13, 2011

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Dear PC Doctor,

I was wondering if there was a way to turn the direction of the page in Microsoft Word.  I want the page to lay horizontal instead of portrait.



Dear Barry,

Yes, it is possible and very easy to change the page layout in Microsoft Word.  Click on File in the menu bar, and then select “Page Setup”.  Click on the “Sheet” tab, the change the “Orientation” selection from “Portrait” to “Landscape.”  Done!  Be aware, if you're planning on printing this document; make sure you change the layout of the print to Landscape, as well.

            PC Doctor

Dear PC Doctor,

I own a USB headset that I use for gaming on my PC. When I plug the headphones into the USB jack to use, the sound sometimes still plays over the speakers on my computer instead of my headphones.  Sometimes the sound plays immediately on the headphones, but I usually need to restart whatever is playing sound to get it to play over the headphones.  Is there a setting that I need to change to make my headphones work every time?



Dear Camden,

I too, have a USB headset that I use for voice chatting and gaming, and I have had this problem before.  Unfortunately, I haven't found a permanent solution, but there is a way to force the PC to recognize the headset.  It is still a good idea to plug the headsets in before your YouTube video or computer game has started making sound.  After plugging the headset into a USB port, click on the Sound Manager in your System Tray (little speaker icon down by the time on the menu bar.)  The slider for adjusting the sound should appear.  If your headset has been recognized as the playback device, there should be an icon displayed in the pop-up.  I like to adjust the sound, to see if I can hear the little “ping” sound from adjusting, on my headset.  If that works, I know that sound is ready to play across my headphones!

          PC Doctor

Dear PC Doctor:

            I love my new iPad but one thing that’s frustrating is printing.  Is there any way to print from an iPad?



Dear Rachel:

            Don’t you know … there’s an app for that!  The two major ones for the iPad are PrintCentral for iPad and Print n Go for iPad both available at the iTunes store.  PrintCentral is $9.99 and Print n Go for $8.99.  There are some other apps out there (Google ‘iPad printing’) but these two work great for the price. 

             PC Doctor


Until next time... happy computing!