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Microsoft Word .docx Problem

As of Word 2007, Microsoft Office introduced a new file format (and extension) for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Prior to this, Word documents had the .doc extension, but new documents end in .docx. This can be a problem if you have a version of Microsoft Word prior to 2007, as there is no support for the new .docx format, and if someone send you a file in this format, you can’t open it!

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Stop Apache mod_rewrite Appending Query String To Redirects

The Apache web server’s mod_rewrite module is a powerful tool for rewriting URLs. It can catch you off guard in certain situations. For example, if you’re matching a URL to rewrite or redirect to another, you may find that any query string is unexpectedly passed along, too.

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Simple WordPress Speed Optimisation

WordPress is a great piece of blogging software. With very little experience you can have your own blog set up within minutes. However, WordPress does have its faults. One common complaint is that WordPress is slow, and gets slower as more posts are added. Fear not, because help is at hand! One simple change to your .htaccess file can optimise WordPress and speed your blog up dramatically.

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