Monday, November 14, 2011

Re: [Biostat Blog] Find and Navigation Pane in Word 2010 does not work with Mendeley Word plugin

On Nov 14, 2011, at 6:09 PM, MK wrote:
> Is that a pun? Word 2011 is only available for Mac :)


Like I said, why not just upgrade?


-- Phil

URL for REDCap at U of C

As requested, here is the URL that people should be referred to for information about REDCap:

https://ibi.uchicago.edu/resources/redcap/


-- Phil

Re: [Biostat Blog] Find and Navigation Pane in Word 2010 does not work with Mendeley Word plugin

On Nov 13, 2011, at 6:30 PM, Masha Kocherginsky wrote:
> Find and Navigation Pane in Word 2010 does not work with Mendeley Word plugin

It seems to work fine for me with Word 2011. Why not just upgrade?


-- Phil

Sunday, November 13, 2011

"Find" in Word 2010 does not work with Mendeley Word plugin

I've been having issues with using Find in Word 2010 - the results show up in the navigation pane for only a second, then disappear. And then there is no way to move to the next search result.

I searched online a little, and found it it's because of the Mendeley Word plugin! I uninstalled it, and Find in Word now works. Sad but true.  See here:
http://feedback.mendeley.com/forums/4941-mendeley-feedback/suggestions/1422495-ms-word2010-navigation-pane-error


Monday, November 7, 2011

How to deal with hard-coded file paths in Windows 7


Problem: you inherit a project from a colleague where the file paths to data in source code files are hard-coded. You don't want to update the paths and re-save the file because that would change the time stamp. The Windows 7 solution is to create a symbolic link that will point to the directory where you now have the data. For example, your colleague stored the data in "C:\Documents and Settings\OldUser\My Documents\Project1\".  You store it in "I:\Clients\Client1\Project1\".  To set up the symbolic link you need to first create the directory with the same path as the path that your colleague had - this is where the symbolic link will reside. In Windows 7, the directory "Documents and Settings" is not accessible directly, but here is a work-around.

1. Open an administrator Command Prompt.  Enter “command” in the Start menu search, right-click on Command Prompt, and select “Run as administrator”.

2. If the directory does not exist, make it using DOS mkdir command. E.g.
     cd C:\Documents and Settings
     mkdir OldUser
     cd OldUser
     mkdir "My Documents"
     cd "My Documents"

3. Now you're ready to create the link; remember the syntax is mklink /D locationOfLink targetDir.
 
     mklink /D "C:\Documents and Settings\OldUser\My Documents\" "I:\Clients\Client1\Project1\"

4. Go ahead, run your Stata command:
     use "C:\Documents and Settings\OldUser\My Documents\Project1\data.dta", clear


For other ways to create symbolic links in Windows 7, see here:

Thanks, PS!!!

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Followers

google analytics