Saturday, July 28, 2007

How to Find Software Serial Numbers or CD Keys on Google...

Software License details of Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Microsoft Office, Windows XP, Windows Vista and tons of other software can easily be located on Google by running this simple query:


For example, if you are looking for Windows XP Serial Number, then you have to search in google using the following search keys:


And if you are looking for Adobe Photoshop Serial Number, then you have to use the following search keys:


These are actually real software inventory reports generated by Belarc Advisor, a popular tool often used to backup software licenses.

The only problem is that innocent users have placed these HTML reports in public directories of their web servers, the search engine spiders index them and in-turn expose the secret software keys to the whole world.Though most new Adobe and Microsoft software will require additional web or phone activation, that is not mandatory if the Belarc reports have Volume License keys.

Friday, July 27, 2007

How to convert docx to doc without Microsoft Word 2007

Suppose, your client just emailed a Microsoft Word 2007 document ending with a .docx extension but you have no clue about how to open and print the file or convert from docx to .doc and other text formats. No worries, here's are some very simple solutions on handling .docx file when you don't have Microsoft Office Word 2007.

The .docx files, which are now the default file extension in Microsoft Word 2007, are essentially a bunch of zipped XML documents - you can even rename the file extension from .docx to .zip and then extract the file contents using Winzip or some other decompression tools.

In order to convert .docx documents to .doc format, just download the free Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack from here. This will help you open, print, edit and save .docx files in Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003.

And if you are on Mac, you can get the Microsoft Office Open XML File Format Converter for Mac here - this converts .docx to .rtf (rich text format) files which can be viewed in Office for Mac and other Mac word processors. It is also possible to open and edit a .docx file in OpenOffice or StarOffice using the free Open XML Translator from SourceForge which converts .docx Word documents to .odf and vice versa.

The Word 2007 docx format is currently not supported by GMail Word viewer or Google Docs & Spreadsheets.

Source : Digital Inspiration