If using Winzip you must extract from the archive before trying to view (as Winzip will open it with the default action of Start a new document based on this template). Drag to the desktop (or extract) and right click and choose Open. Don't double click as this will start a new document based on the template.
This site is available as a zip file for downloading to disk so it can be read offline. Downloaded files are included.
Unzip to any directory keeping the directory structure. Create a shortcut to index.html and drag to your Start Menu.
Download this site in a zip file
Download the shareware version (554 KB)
Download the registered version (601 KB) and pay US$16.00 by credit card
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These were believed lost until recently. These are custom levels for the game Warcraft 2. I no longer have warcraft and have forgotten how to use them. This file contains 7 very difficult levels.
Download Warcraft.zip (77K)
Download a copy of the article from the IE5 page (IE4 users don't need this unless they want to customise autoscanning), a file for autoscanning, and sample country specific reg files (Aus, NZ, GB, & US).
RegShortcut provides shortcuts to keys or values in the registry. It can be used as a command line utility or by right clicking in a explorer window (or desktop) and choosing New - Registry Shortcut.
This file include the source files.
Download RegShortcut.zip (15K)
Unlike Backup in Windows 95 Backup in Windows 98 cannot run without a user clicking a few buttons. This means it cannot be automated. StartBackup is a small program that clicks the buttons so Backup will run without user intervention
These files include the source files.
See the article on the General Tips and Hacks page for information you need to supply me if you want this ported to a non English version of Windows 98.
Download StartBackup.zip (10K)
Download StartBackupDutch.zip (9K) for Dutch Windows 98
Download StartBackupSpanish.zip (9K) for Dutch Windows 98
This zip file contains eight custom icons suitable for use as folder icons. See Setting Icons for Individual Folders on the Icons page.
Download CustomIcons.zip (9K)
This zip file contains the two html files that are the Easter Eggs in both Windows 98 and IE5.
Download EasterEgg.zip (10K)
This zip file contains an icon and reg file that makes the current open folder in Explorer green. See Shell Icons on the Icon page.
Download OpenFolder.zip (3K)
This zip file contains vbs scripts and batch files that add or remove the cascading start menus, and add and remove the 59 (at last count, they're added to every couple of months) extra explorer options. They are provided here because they are too large to paste from a page. See the Explorer and Start Menu page.
Download ExplorerOptions.zip (9K)
A help file listing all the command line parameters (including the hidden ones) for Command.com and its' internal commands. See the Win98 Dos Reference Page.
Download commandcom.zip (15K)
Contains a program to remove browser customisation (branding) that organisation such as ZDNet use and to set the browser titlebar. Also contains sample bitmaps, a copy of the article on the IE5 Tips page, and a reg file explaining how to brand IE your own way.
Download bitbrand.zip (21K)
This program scans Word 6 & 7 (95) templates and lists the macros in the file, including encrypted macros. It does not read password protected files (unless you know the password.
This program is written by and is copyright to Mike Janda. Its' purpose is to detect macro viruses. See the readme file in the archive.
This is the only download not written by me and is offered as a public service. Mike Janda allows distribution as a public service and his permission was explicitly sought and given.
Download lwm120.zip (26K)
This converts values to percentages without dividing by 100. It works on selected cells and ignores cells that don't contain numbers.
Copy the text in the link to a new module in excel. See help on how to create a macro as it varies greatly between 95 and 97. Tested in Excel 95, 97, and 2000.
If you need this macro consider using Access instead of Excel. This will likely be the only Excel macro ever on this site.
Download Excel Macro
Word Mouse Tips Revised is the printable version of Word Mouse Tips. This is in Word 97 format. If you have Word 97 and IE4 this will open in your browser and can be saved or printed, else it is a normal download.
Last updated 28/1/2000. Extra command line switches listed.
Note to Americans - This is formatted for A4 paper. You'll need to adjust page breaks before printing if using US Letter. For Word 97. [Word 6 users see further down]
Download or View Word97MouseTips.doc (272K and 13 pages)
Word's Mouse Tips is a help file listing over a hundred ways of using the mouse in Word 97. How to select text, graphics, and tables. How to use the status bar, title bar, rulers, and scroll bars. There is also a full (1,271 of them) command listing for Word. The help file is supplied with a template that adds a menu entry on Word's help menu. Fonts in drawings are now bigger and extra tips added. For Word 97
Download WordMouseTips.Hlp (WordMousetips.zip 275K)
Spelling Helper is two programs to assist with spelling words. Spelling Helper itself allows searching of Word's dictionary while Expand searches the current document to finish the word or phrase that is being typed. Supplied with online context sensitive help. For Word 97. [Word 95 and Word 6, Wordbasic versions of these are included in both the shareware version of Serenity Macros]
Download SpellingHelper.dot and Help File (SpellingHelper.zip 72K)
Format.dot is an addin template adding extra commands to Word. Adds 10 macros to indent and unindent both margins, and increase or decrease space before or after a paragraph by 1/4 or 3 points. Also adds these and 6 inbuilt Word commands to a menu and toolbar called Quick Format.
Space before and after a paragraph is useful for laying out newsletters where the text must fill exactly a given space. Indenting both margins is required when quoted text exceeds about 100 words. For Word 97.
Download Format.dot (Formatdot.zip 17K)
VBA Reference is a reference of
This is only of use to Word VBA programmers, Word Mouse Tips includes any useful information from this file for non programmers (the default keystrokes and description for each Word command). For Word 97
Download VBAReference.hlp (VBAReference.zip 234K)
Mouse Tips is a document listing over a hundred ways of using the mouse in Word 6. How to select text, graphics, and tables. How to use the status bar, title bar, rulers, and scroll bars. The advantage of this over the help file is that it can be easily printed (2 pages). For Word 6, 99% is suitable for Word 95 and Word97
Download MouseTips.doc (Mousetips.zip 9K)
FormatFloppy is a macro that starts the Format dialog box that normally requires right clicking a drive in Explorer. It is hard coded to full format the A: drive. This can be changed in the program. Directions on creating your own FormatFloppy macro. For Word 95 & 97.
Download Format.txt (Format.txt 3K)
Tweak Start Menu (TweakSM.doc) is a VBA program that adds and removes items from Windows 95 Start Menu. Requires IE4 with shell integration for full functionally. This program requires Microsoft Word 97 to run. Will eventually be released as a stand alone program.
Download the Program File (TweakSM.zip 15K)
Set the default extension in Word's File Open dialog box. Directions on creating your own FileOpen macro. For Word 95.
Download FileOpen.txt (1K)
Tweak95.hlp is a help file containing 39 tips and registry edits, MSDos.sys syntax, undocumented Dos 7 & 7.1, and command line switches for common Windows programs. (Soon to be updated)
Download the Help File (Tweak95.zip 67K)
Open SerenityPhoneDialer.dot in Word. Remember don't double click in explorer, choose open from the right click menu. For Word95 and will convert to Word 97.
Download Serenity Phone Dialer (SerDial.zip 5K)
Open InsertWatermark.dot in Word. Remember don't double click in explorer, choose open from the right click menu. For Word 95 only.
Download Insert Watermark.dot (Watermark.zip 31K)
Add the filename and path to Word's Titlebar. Directions on creating your own titlebar macro. For Word 95 & 97
Download Titlebar Text (3K)