Archive for the ‘windows’ Category

Generating Excel XML, avoiding “found unreadable content”

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

In theory, changing content of an Excel file is easy:

* Parse XML from the zip-file
* Change XML
* Save XML into the zip

In practice I got the error: >>Von Excel wurde unlesbares Inhalt in … gefunden. Möchten Sie den Inhalt dieser Arbeitsmappe wiederherstellen?< < (English: "Excel found unreadable content...") (more…)

certification 77-887 Microsoft Office Word 2010 Expert

Monday, October 6th, 2014

My advice: do use the “second shot” option. At least, I failed to pass the first attempt and had to try again. What was wrong:

* I needed time to adapt myself to the testing interface, and probably made something wrong in several first exercises.
* A few tasks are a bit unusual and I spent too much time on them. You should remember them and do homework.
* I work bad under under time pressure.

The best preparation resource I found is this youtube transcript: It is in French, but everything is clear, especially after the first certification attempt.

On the second attempt, passed. 918 out of 1000 is more than enough.

vim unicode setup for windows 2000

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

To display unicode (utf8) files in vim in windows, the following commands should be added to %PROGRAMS%\Vim\_vimrc:


sharing files from linux to windows

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Yes, one installs and configures Samba. All I need is to access a big folder in the read-only mode. The quick and dirty solution is:


calling batch files with ‘exit’

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Consider ‘main.bat

call child1.bat
call child2.bat

What happens after ‘child1.bat‘ is finished?


extending a virtual disk in vmware

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Extending a virtual disk in vmware

1. Backup!

2. Somewhere in the vmware installation directory, there is a tool named “vmware-vdiskmanager.exe“. There is a lot of options, for resize use “-x“:

vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -x 8Gb

(hint: type the command manually, do not copy/paste from web. Otherwise you can get typographical spaces or minuses instead of the usual ones.)