Friday, July 17, 2009

MyAnswers: This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.

I've recently fixed a computer which displayed the message: "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." The message appears when clicking on a link in an email in Outlook 2007 which is an annoying problem. It was very time consuming to determine a fix this issue.

To our users please don't installed Firefox on a computer. This problem from our tests is due to Firefox. This has been a problem for a couple of years and it keeps popping up. Because there are new releases of software, each time the previous fix doesn't work, so we have to find a new fix.

The fix for this problem is documented in MyAnswers solution 1665.

- Kelvin Eldridge

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wanted: Cleaner, Helena Valley area.

At JustLocal we regularly receive enquiries from people wanting products and services.

If you are a cleaner servicing the Helena Valley  area (Western Australia, postcode 6056) and have police clearance, please contact us using the Contact information on the JustLocal site and we'll pass your information on.

This request was received on the 16th of July 2009.

- Kelvin Eldridge

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Version 4.0 Microsoft Exclude file now available.

It gives me pleasure to release the latest version of the Microsoft Exclude file. A great number of people in Australia don't like the way Microsoft products accept the ize spelling in words such as organize.

Microsoft have provided a solution where users can create their own Exclude file, so words like organize, summarize, etc. are shown as spelling errors. Whilst the solution is very easy to implement, creating the Exclude file can take a great deal of time. Now you don't have to waste your time because we've already done the hard work.

We create two Exclude files. One for Word 2003, and the other for Office 2007. The Exclude file for Office 2007 now works across all the Office applications, which is a great update by Microsoft.

Our Exclude file now contains over 2,400 words. Not only does it include a large number of the ize words, but it also includes errors we've found in the Microsoft spellchecker. We're now also including secondary spelling variations, so you'll know you're using the preferred Australian English spelling. 

If you don't like ize spelling, or simply want more consistent spelling in your documents, then check out the Microsoft Exclude file which is available now.

- Kelvin Eldridge

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Virus alert: "Memory Of..." from "Independence"

I've been receiving a number of suspicious emails which really don't make much sense.

The emails have the subject "Memory Of..." and come from "Independence" with a faked email address.

OzEfilter lets me know the emails are coming from Korea, so for me, they are definitely emails I wouldn't normally receive.

The email comes with an attachment "memory.rar".  A rar file is often a compressed file, but when I view the contents there doesn't appear to be any attachments. The file is twenty bytes.

I've submitted the file for review by the anti-virus company I use (as detailed in MyAnswers solution 1890) and I'll let everyone know what I hear back.

I would suggest deleting these emails. OzEfilter users can delete them at the mail server safely away from your computer.

- Kelvin Eldridge