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Many of us spend most of our work time in a few applications such as Outlook (email) and a web browser. This example macro for Microsoft Outlook will let you add a button to the Outlook Ribbon that will open a specific website URL.
Outlook has a custom URL protocol that allows interaction with different elements such as folders, mail and calendar items and contacts, Since Outlook 2007, this has been restricted for use only within Outlook itself but there are some tremendous opportunities for use from simple web systems. This post explains how to turn it on, even for Outlook 2013 (Office 365 version). It also gives pointers to other articles on how to use the protocol.
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Update 2018-04-22: Reformatted after move from WordPress to Hugo. Wow! I’ve just discovered by accident that Windows 7 beta supports a few IPTC XMP attributes in picture files. At last, Microsoft supporting standards! Above is a screen shot from the properties of a test picture. The Description and Origin sections seem to be standard IPTC fields and I checked them out using iTag. In iTag the Title attribute comes out as both the Title and the Description.
One of the features available under UNIX is the Message of the Day (MOTD). This is run every time you start a command prompt and displays the content of a file. In addition, the UNIX shells allow all sorts of stuff to be run and configured every time you start a new prompt using the .profile and .bashrc command files. Windows users don’t generally expect that kind of flexibility from their command prompts.
The migration from WordPress is now completed. This blog and the new Knowledgebase are generated using Hugo and hosted with Netlify.
If you want to generate a table of contents list (toc) for a markdown file, you can use the native Kramdown feature.
Example code to add to every page as a footer to enable the Disqus comments service.
A comprehensive list of filters available to modify/format Jekyll variables.
This is a list of
tags that can be used in Jekyll.
Some reference sites and links for Jekyll and Liquid.
The following code automatically generates a list of pages that exist in a given folder.
The following code automatically generates a list of collection documents.
It assumes that the collection uses
output: true and optionally includes a collection title and description defined in the
_config.yml configuration file.
While sites generated using GitHub pages can use Jekyll to enhance them, there are some limitations and, it seems, a number of problems.
These are the default attributes (variables) that you get with each part of the Jekyll domain.