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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2009, 06:22:17 PM »
I can't live without office. I use every program nearly every day. I also convert a lot to PDF so I have the full version of Adobe that lets me convert (and protect) anything really. The only program I hate and don't even think I've ever opened it or ever will is Excel I hate spread sheets!! I love power point, and with Publisher I can do my marketing materials on and use my other graphic programs with it.
I was looking at the Windows 7 and really I'm not seeing a good reason to go to it for a while.
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2009, 06:31:02 PM »
I love my office program also, and I think your right about windows 7, I'm not in any rush to make that change.
margemib  ::)
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2009, 06:53:43 AM »
Hi Nubiker,
This link will take you to free software I also have that converts documents to pdf files.
I have not used it in a while but as far as I remember to convert you act as if you were going to print a doc. and from the drop down list you choose the cute software and instead of printing it will convert the doc into pdf, and after that you can do what you need to do.
http://www.cutepdf.com/
margemib  ;)

I use that and love it!!

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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2009, 08:51:35 AM »
I can't live without office. I use every program nearly every day. I also convert a lot to PDF so I have the full version of Adobe that lets me convert (and protect) anything really. The only program I hate and don't even think I've ever opened it or ever will is Excel I hate spread sheets!! I love power point, and with Publisher I can do my marketing materials on and use my other graphic programs with it.
I was looking at the Windows 7 and really I'm not seeing a good reason to go to it for a while.

Linda, do you use any spreadsheets for backup and your follow up? if yes i see it wouldnt be in excel, what do you use? we talked about spreadsheets and databases in the "follow up" topic last week. thanks!

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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2009, 10:06:46 AM »
I hate spread sheets..HATE them. In every software I use I get the reports I need. I also utilize report programs to pull data from the PM software. 
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2009, 10:18:47 AM »
do you need backups when you work with web based software? i thought i would print reports weekly for my records instead of spreadsheets (i like them but they are just too time consuming to maintain). do i need to figure out how to back up my information when working with web based sw, in my case office ally? i just keep wondering, why do i need to keep a hard copy of anything that goes into my PM? of course i know why is it important to keep eobs and superbills.. but printing claims or doing all this filing work when it is all in the computer..  ???

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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2009, 11:16:04 AM »
Linda is anal retentive like me.........backs up everything!!

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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2009, 11:17:03 AM »
Hmm not sure what you mean but backups and spread sheets are different things. If I am working on follow-up I use an outstanding claim report, my providers receive monthly reports and for the ones I have in my web based software (or theirs) they can login and view anytime. Backups vary by vendor but you should find out backup procedures. Some will even sell offsite storage. When I give my monthly reports out I store copies (PDF) in each clients folder on my PC. I really don't use anymore paper than is necessary.
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2009, 11:19:07 AM »
Absolutely backup .. :)   I spend an hour a day doing incremental and then I do monthly as well, I also have external hard drive in case my computer dies and I have an off site secure storage and a secure server as well....But why am I like this.. Why of course I learned the hard way.. a few times over.. NEVER get caught with your pants down. Unfortunately most people have to learn that way :(
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2009, 12:15:11 PM »
so you back up everything even with web based software? how often?

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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2009, 02:49:28 PM »
Hmm not sure what you mean but backups and spread sheets are different things. If I am working on follow-up I use an outstanding claim report, my providers receive monthly reports and for the ones I have in my web based software (or theirs) they can login and view anytime. Backups vary by vendor but you should find out backup procedures. Some will even sell offsite storage. When I give my monthly reports out I store copies (PDF) in each clients folder on my PC. I really don't use anymore paper than is necessary.

LOL, it's nothing bad. I mean I am very funny about trusting just 1 thing as my only source of information storage. I know you have particular quirks yourself when it comes to that.