Mon, Apr 27, 2020 9:44 pm
Formatting endnotes in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style
If you are using Microsoft Word to write a paper adhering to the
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)
guidelines for citations
that appear in the
section of the paper, references to endnotes should be made
in the paper using Arabic numerals
at the end of sentences with
the numbers put in superscript.
Ludwig considered it an honor that his books were among those burned by the Nazis in 1933.1
1. Emil Ludwig, Three Portraits: Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin (New York:
Alliance Book Corporation: 1940), 49.
You can configure Microsoft Word for CMS style citations by clicking on the
References tab and then selecting a Chicago option for the
Style option. Microsoft Word 2010 lists "Chicago Fifteenth Edition"
as the CMS option.
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Wed, Apr 22, 2020 4:44 pm
If you are concerned about malicious
being hidden inside a PDF file, you can upload the file to Google's
site which will scan
the file with many antimalware programs. The scan results will show if
any of the dozens of antivirus programs the site uses in its scans have
detected malware in the file. However, for additional security, you may
want to know if the file contains code that will automatically be executed
The VirusTotal site will provide that information. For PDF files, you will
see "pdf" displayed in a gray oval underneath the file that was scanned. If
there is code within the PDF file that will automatically be executed when
you open the file, next to that oval will be another one with "autoaction"
it. Just because you see "autoaction" or "js-embedded" doesn't mean the
isn't executed, if you are using the
take the following steps:
- From the menu at the top of the Foxit Reader window,
click on Tools and select Preferences.
Also click on Trust Manager from the Prferences menu
and make sure that the "Enable Safe Reading Mode" check box is checked.
In the description of that setting, you will see "Foxit recommends that you
check this option for controlling unauthorized actions and data transmissions;
functions to efficiently avoid attacks from malicious documents."
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Removing an email address from a SparkPost suppression list
I use SparkPost to distribute
a newsletter by email for an organization I support. A member of the
organization reported to me that she has not been receiving email copies
of the organization's newsletter, so I logged into the SparkPost account
after this month's newsletter was sent and clicked on Events
on the Dashboard, selected "Last 7 Days" in the Events Search
date range selection field and then put the member's email address in the
"Filter by recipient email address" field and hit Enter. I saw
an "Injection" and a "Bounce" event whereas I would see an "Injection" and
a "Delivery" event for email successfully sent to a recipient. When I clicked
on the View Details button, I found that the email sent to
the member bounced with SparkPost listing the reason as "554 5.7.1 [internal]
recipient address was suppressed due to customer policy." At the SparkPost
page on the problem,
554 5.7.1 — Recipient address was suppressed due to customer policy,
I saw the possible reasons for that bounce message appear listed as those
- The address was invalid (address does not exist)
- The user clicked the list-unsubscribe header
- The user clicked one of your emails and flagged it as
SPAM. This FBL (FeedBack Loop) event should add that email address to your
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Wed, Apr 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Unable to type in Microsoft Edge address field
I couldn't type anything in the
address bar where URLs are entered nor could I type in the "Find on page"
field in Edge on a Microsoft Windows 10 system. But in tabs opened to
pages where I might type some input, such as a tab in which I was viewing
a Wikipedia article, I cold type and see what I had typed appear. E.g.,
in the Wikipedia tab, I could search for other Wikipedia articles. And in
the outlook.com tab that was also open, I could compose email messages. I
could also type input into the Microsoft Windows "Type here to search"
field at the bottom of the screen. When I searched online for a
possible resolution to the problem, I found a couple of pages where
people linked it to McAfee antivirus software on the system, but that
isn't installed on the system. I also saw a couple of pages where people
stated that running the built-in Windows
ctfmon.exe program might resolve the problem. I opened a command prompt
and issued the tasklist
command to see if it was already running. It was and when I ran it again
anyway, there was no change to the problem.
C:\>tasklist | find /i "ctfmon"
ctfmon.exe 25000 Console 3 22,444 K
Closing and reopening Microsoft Edge resolved the problem.
Wed, Apr 15, 2020 2:04 pm
Gvim stuck in insert mode
While editing a file with the
text editor on a Microsoft Windows 10 system, I found I was stuck in insert
mode. Hitting the Esc
key would no longer take me out of insert
mode and when I closed and reopened the editor I would be put in insert
mode as soon as the editor opened. I switched to another user account on
the system and opened gVim from that account. I could use the escape key
on that account to exit insert mode, which proved that there wasn't a problem
with the escape key on the keyboard. I was able to resolve the problem
by clicking on Edit
, selecting Global Settings
then Toogle Insert Mode
After I selected Toogle Insert Mode, the editor was taken out
of insert mode and I was then able to enter editor commands. I could re-enter
insert mode by hitting the i key as usual. Though I could now
move in and out of insert mode with the Esc and i keys
as usual, when I closed and reopened gVim, I found it was not exiting
insert mode when I hit the Esc key, so I had to select the
Toggle Insert Mode option again from the menu. I'll have to
check the gVim Startup Settings later to see why it is not responding
to the Esc key on the one account, though there may be an issue
outside of gVim as I found that I can no longer type
the address field of
Microsoft Edge tabs, though I could type in the search field of an
already open Wikipedia
tab in the browser.
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