April 6, 2004
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We love letters. The ones we've received in the past couple of weeks have been helpful, to say the least; for all of you Lotus Notes users, we're working over the Newsletter to make it a little more friendly. As for jazzing this up... that's a different issue; since we're not trying to "sell" anything, we doubt this will ever look like those Absolut ads. But keep writing because we will keep reading.
In this issue
Who's (and what's) new
We've added several more Page Editors, and the "Oldlook" gets a reprieve
20 Questions
The Editor made his Premium Services by being the only Expert in a little-known TA. We've found 20 questions that could do the same for you
News from all over
Our far-flung correspondents send us bits and pieces of information that are worth noting
Your questions and solutions
Some questions and solutions provided by one of our newest PEs, JOrzech
Nata's Corner: Open Source
What does it mean? And what's so cool about it?
Inside the numbers
With immeasurable thanks to ameba, a list of certified Experts
Who's New at Experts Exchange
New Page Editors: The nearly fifty Experts who are part of the Experts Exchange team that can help you find the solution to your problem. We've added five new ones: jmcg in Perl, sirbounty in Windows, cl3012 in Multimedia, CRAK in Lotus, alanwarren in Databases, and Lowfatspread in IMB UDB and OS/2. We've also welcomed back GhengisMod to the list of active Moderators after very busy winter.

Oldlook gets a reprieve: A couple of weeks ago, we were informed by Engineering that the Oldlook of Experts Exchange was going to have to be taken down because of the number of errors that were being produced by code changes to the site. Those plans were put on hold a couple of days later, when Jan and Brian were able to find and fix the errors. Oldlook will remain on line, at least for the foreseeable future, until they finish the code for "skins", which will allow members to tailor the look of EE according to their own tastes.

Link Exchange
One of the least-known new features at Experts Exchange is our new Link Exchange. Our Link Exchange program is beneficial to both sites in a couple ways:
1. The number of resources available to users on both sites will increase
2. Site relevance is increased within all major search engines when a site provides links to and from quality resources

If you would like to swap links with EE, just fill out the form at the Link Exchange page.

20 Questions
A few weeks ago, we got a letter that lamented the obscurity of the AS/400 topic area, so we posted a couple of questions, and now it's getting traffic, including some from long-time members who didn't even know it existed. Below are 20 open questions in some of the smaller topic areas; see if you can help and pick up a few extra Expert Points along the way.
OS/2: OS/2 Diskless booting from IBM eServer: How may IBM's eServer be set up to allow PC's that lack the usual BootP (RPL) Roms to PXE boot?
FreeBSD: Data lost on all partitions: Is there a way/tool/service that can restore FreeBSD data that seems to have been wiped?
AIX IBMs UNIX OS: Stack Overflow: I get this error "Runtime Stack Overflow" when I run a programme.
IBM UDB: Difference UDB AIX and DB2 Mainframe: I need very urgent in a few plain words the main difference between UDB/DB2 zOS and UDB AIX.
Interbase: Database sweep: What does database sweep actually do?
Btrieve: Pervasive.SQL V8 on NT4 - hangs after reboot: Upon installing V8 SP1 of Pervasive, the server will only work until it is rebooted.
Filemaker: Filemaker Pro 7.0 Container fields-lost information: I have never had this probelm from FPro 4, 5 or 6. What's new here?
GIS & GPS: Capturing Data from TeleType GPS Receiver on iPAQ: How can I capture the sentences generated by the GPS Receiver in Embedded C++ Version 3.0?
CRM: Goldmine 5.5 How do you exclude fields in the "Create duplicate record" feature: Is there a way to exclude fields in the "Create duplicate record" feature?
ERP: ODBC Connection to Progress fails to open PROMSGS: Does anyone know how the ODBC is trying to open PROMSGS and what permissions it needs to have?
SAP: Allocation Structure in CO: How do you set up an allocation structure in CO in order to process an assessment cycle?
MultiMedia Applications: Nero hangs when accessing freedb: Installed Nero 6 (and a couple of updates) but it regularly hangs (unexpected error has occured) when trying to access the freedb database for track information.
Productivity Applications: Problem with JBuilder 9: I am able to connect to the pserver using wincvs but when i try to connect through Jbuilder, it just says that login failed and says that either the username, password or the repository name is wrong.
Dynamo: Access logs in Dynamo: How is it possible to enable access logging in ATG Dynamo?
Blackberry: Blackberry app: i want it query a Database (MSSQL) on an internal server on the same network as the Blackberry server, then display the results in a table or graph.
GSM: GSM Solution: I need to get logfiles sent from a number of fixed installations (with servers running either Windows XP or 2000).
Weblogic: Using Weblogic 6.1 mbeans for connection pool monitoring?: We need to monitor the number of connections made by Weblogic to the Oracle and MS SQL databases.
Websphere: How To Reset Websphere Pool??: Is there are any way to reset the Websphere pool from Java?
Microsoft Visual Interdev: Copy HTML inserts id attributes: Can anyone tell me how to disable automatic id attribute insertion?
Application Service Providers: EJB CMP relationship: I'm using jBuilder 8 to generate a one-to-one realtionship between two CMP entity-beans and JBoss 3.2 as the container.
Your questions and solutions Featured Experts
Still open: Word documents damaged
I need to access some old school papers I wrote a few years ago in word. When I try to open them opens a file conversion window and shows my document as a bunch of random characters some 250 pages long. Is there anyway to get this file back to normal?
Points: 210
03/18/2004 02:51PM PST
Can you help?

How to turn off the changes tracking of MS Word
I have an attorney who would like to send an ms word document and ensure those who receive the document cannot see any changes he has made. How can we do this?
Date: 03/24/2004 06:26AM PST
View the solution

Still open: Scrambled table in Word via ASP
I want the file to open in Internet Explorer or Word. The file opens in Internet Explorer or Word (depending if I use Response.AddHeader... or not) but the table in the document is scrambled. Has anybody got any idea why Word scrambles the table and how I can prevent or fix it?
Points: 250
03/15/2004 01:42AM PST
Can you help?

Still open:Key events or run Macros
I designed a Module in MS word template with some functions and want to run these macros on key events like on key press A keyA macro will run.
Points: 25
Date: 03/25/2004 01:32PM PST
Can you help?

How do you unprotect a Word document when you don't know the password?
I have a Word document that I want to edit, but I don't know the password to unprotect it. Does anyone know a way to circumvent this?
Date: 03/24/2004 04:43PM PST
View the solution

cheekycj
One of the Grand Old Timers at Experts Exchange, cheekycj has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburg in Computer Science and a Master's in Telecommunications Engineering from the University Of Pennsylvania. He currently works for a large Internet company as a developer, working in Java (J2EE), ColdFusion, CGI (Perl), Javascript and C++, and is familiar with PHP, ASP, XML, web servers, web architecture and designing web systems. Otherwise, one of our favorite EE members doesn't know a thing... LOL... and he's also the proud papa of a beautiful little boy.
Login Name: cheekycj
Registration Date: September 25, 1998
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Certificates: Guru for ColdFusion and Web Development, Master for JSP

PashaMod
PashaMod first joined Experts Exchange in January, 2003, and was well on his way to HOF status when he found his true calling: helping out with the site. He began hanging around the Expert Input and Suggestions TAs, and then found the Cleanup process, and was immediately hooked. He joined the Moderator team in June, 2003, and has been a mainstay ever since.

In addition to Cleanup, PashaMod is our semi-official "Keeper of The Word", assisting the Admins by making sure the Help pages and various other documents are kept up to date. Pasha, have a cold one on us!

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News from All Over
Our Page Editors send us all kinds of interesting articles they come across. Here's what we've received lately.

Links versus content
SitePro News had an interesting article about which is a better way to get to the top of the search engine rankings: links or content. Generally speaking, we like the idea of content-rich sites, but you can make up your own mind: read the article here.

Google enters the email fray
Sometimes even the head man gets involved. WesLennon, our inimitable Director of Community Support, send us a CNet story about Google's new challenge to Yahoo and Microsoft: Gmail. Tired of bouncing emails when you fill up your 5 mb of web email? Read about a gigabyte...

Nata's Corner: Open Source
A friend of mine asked me recently what "open source" software is, and what was available to her to use on her Windows PC, so I started looking around for information about it.

There are tons of sites, and a bunch of people at EE, who can probably give you a better explanation than I can, but basically, an open source program is one in which the author has given users access to the source code for the program; it's also usually free, because the code is freely distributed. The best examples of open source are the Linux operating system and the Mozilla browser.

The advantage to it is that if you've written a nice little program, you can get hundreds or thousands of programmers to help modify and improve it, and usually you can get their help for very little money -- they do it because they can help build a better mousetrap. You also get programs in which the bugs are worked out fairly quickly -- no more waiting around for the next patch or service pack.

Check out the Linux TA at Experts Exchange for some of the Internet's best open source Experts.

Inside the numbers
ameba has spent a lot of time at Experts Exchange, and during his tenure has come up with all kinds of interesting and useful ways of looking at the site. His latest project is a list of all of the Certified Experts, which he updates daily at his site. We'll be publishing the list of new certificates awarded every issue; what follows is those earned from March 21 through April 2..
ExpertCertifiedin Topic Area ExpertCertifiedin Topic Area ExpertCertifiedin Topic Area
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capricorn1
routinet
mouatts
shaneholmes
andrewjb
Webstorm
zzynx
acampoma
Fatal_Exception
Bartender_1
jkr
YarnoSG
KarunSK
dante469
frodoman
Master
Wizard
Master
Master
Master
Master
Master
Master
Master
Guru
Master
Master
Master
Master
Master
Master
Visual Basic
MS Access
MS Access
ASP
Delphi
Delphi
Java
Java
Microsoft SQL
Windows 2000
Windows 2000
Windows 2000
Windows 2000
.NET
.NET
.NET
Snowguy
sirbounty
Netman66
LucF
sirbounty
FishMonger
R_Rajesh
mvidas
Vahik
mrichmon
seanpowell
blue-genie
esteban_felipe
Joeisanerd
lrmoore
wyliecoyoteuk
Master
Guru
Master
Master
Master
Master
Guru
Master
Wizard
Master
Master
Master
Master
Master
Sage
Master
Hardware
Windows XP
Windows XP
Windows 98
Outlook
Perl
Excel
Excel
Exchange
ColdFusion
Web Development
Flash
C#
C#
Networking
Networking
Dabas
Idle_Mind
nazirahmed
DanRollins
turn123
frodoman
astaec
rherguth
vanekl
coreybryant
ewtaylor
paullamhkg
lrmoore
tim_holman
trywaredk
weed
chicagoan
Master
Master
Master
Master
Master
Guru
Wizard
Master
Master
Master
Master
Master
Guru
Master
Guru
Guru
Master
VB Controls
VB Controls
WinNT Net.
Programming
Applications
Crystal Reports
Browser Issues
Databases
Mysql
FrontPage
Microsoft Network
Linux Setup
Firewalls
Firewalls
Windows Security
Photoshop
Security
 
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