PC Doctor May 19, 2011

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Dear PC Doctor,

I'm using Microsoft Publisher to create a calendar for the month of July. However, the template I'm trying to use automatically defaults to the current month instead of giving a choice. I can change the actual text at the top of the page, but that doesn't change the order of the days in the month to the correct order. How can I make a calendar for July while it's May?


Dear Gene,

To choose a different month other than the current month, select your template from the template gallery in Publisher. Before you actually start to edit the template, look to the right of the template gallery. There is a small customization area where you can see a preview of your template. There you can customize the entire calendar, from the orientation to the color and it also allows you to change the time-frame of the calendar.

            PC Doctor

Site of the week:

I've been a fan of a certain music orientated social network for a while. Check it out at www.last.fm. The idea is that you “scrobble” your music play count from your computer to the website. It works with many different types of music players, including iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp and more. Once you sync enough plays to the website, you can view statistics related to your musical taste. Built into the website is an internet radio service also. Ever heard of Pandora Radio? Select a music artist or genre as a starting point and both last.fm and Pandora will play similar music. However, last.fm has a lot more options. You can easily customize radio stations that only play your music library, a mix of new stuff and your current favorites, or entirely new songs that you've never heard but are recommended based on your taste of music.

Of course, what's a social experience without friends? You can keep tabs on your friends’ latest music plays and even listen to a radio of your friends favorite songs. It's also possible to create playlists and share them. Create journal entries with tags of your favorite songs and artists to share your favorite music! Check out upcoming concerts and chat with fellow fans! It's all that and more at www.last.fm. The best part is that it's free. Alternatively, for a couple bucks a month you can get an ad-free experience.

Until next week... happy computing!