Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Microsoft Movie Maker is free and easy

Movie Maker is a free application that is included with the XP sp2 or above OS. While it may not be as nice as iMovie, it certainly is easy to use and provides the basics of editing, transitions, fading video or audio, and titling. I used it to edit some video shot with a still camera in movie mode and it was painless to learn.

Here's a sample using Movie Maker

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Excel does not prompt to save on exit

Cal from Bemidji, called with a problem in which MS Excel does not prompt to save when closing. We Googled this, and it appears that others have had this problem in certain circumstances.

The behavior is far from normal, and may be hard to replicate. This posting on lockergnome may provide some answers/suggestions.