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  1. [quote user="Jonzjob"]

    As the paint is new a chemical stripper should take it off quite easily. [/quote]

    Are you joking?!!!

    Last Saturday I spent FIVE hours stripping two doors (front only) and I thought I was going to go around the bend!

    I then spent my Wednesday and Thursday afternoon off re-painting the whole lot BACK to how it was - because I have learned that ugly CAN be made acceptably attractive with the right accessories but it can never become naturally beautiful - EVER!!!!


  2. [quote user="Quillan"]

    I don't know Vista but as this function has been included since W2K it is probably included in Vista as well.

    I have to start with making an assumption, you have a modem port on your laptop and have a cable which allows you to plug it in to a phone socket. If you don't then it simply won't work.

    First look in the Printer and Fax area, you should see your current printer plus an icon marked Fax. If you don't have the Fax one proceed as follows.:

    In the Printer and Fax screen go to the top left and click on 'File' then select 'Install Local Fax Printer' and a new icon will appear which looks like a Fax machine and called Fax.

    Once you have the Fax icon proceed as follows:

    When you double click on the Fax for the first time you will be asked a load of questions like phone number, your name etc which is put on the fax when you sent it so people know where the fax comes from. You will also be asked about pulse or tone dialing (select tone), it should pick up the internal modem. I can't tell you exactly the order of questions as I don't have a modem so on my machine it won't progress through the screens so I am working from memory.

    When you have finished you will arrive at the fax window which is not too different to an email program with the usual stuff down the left side like Incoming, Inbox, Outbox (yes you can receive as well) and Sent. If you get in a muddle then delete the Fax Icon from Printer and Fax then start again. You can change things via the Properties by right clicking on the Fax and selecting Properties.

    To send create your document in Word or whatever then go File, Print and then select Fax from the list of printers as it won't be default and you don't want it as default because every time you click on the print button in a program it will fax it and you don't want that.

    If you have other things to send you can scan them and send them that way (a passport for instance). You can sent anything from your Laptop that can normally be printed from your Laptop. If you have VOIP via your router where you connect a normal phone to it then the fax will work as normal, just use one of those cheap two in to one adapters. If you use another method like Skype etc it won't unless you have a standard phone line.

    The Fax ability is nothing to do with Office, its part of the operating system, in your case Vista.

    Good luck, any problems get back to me via the thread or PM.


    That'll learn ya! [6]

  3. I have spent the last week (and quite a few euros) stripping and sanding my wooden bathroom cabinets because I felt like a change.  I then painted them with a coat of undercoat, gently sanded that before applying two coats of paint that I took hours choosing in 4 different D.I.Y. stores. 

    I now have a bathroom that looks like something out of that horrible Austrailian series "Sons and Daughters"!  I feel like crying.

    So, this Saturday I will be locking myself in the bathroom and stripping the whole lot off and applying wood varnish - AGAIN!!!

    Oh well, you live and learn[:(]

    Anyone else had a decorating disaster? 

  4. [quote user="Just Katie"]Hey Twinks; you still sneak on here from time to time too do you?  See you Friday Xx[/quote]

    Well I was logged out for a couple of months and couldn't get on the forum - then I managed to get on with another identity and Cat sorted me out again. See ya on the weekend!

    Nice to see you too coops and sweet and Christine and wooly and Richard and everyone else!

  5. Ok!

    200g of black choc.
    6 eggs
    Pinch of salt

    Melt chocolate √† la bain-marie.
    Seperate egg whites - put the yolks in a large mixing bowl.
    Whisk the egg whites and salt into fluffy stiff snow (?)
    Add the chocolate to the egg yolks as soon as it's all melted (this will make little pepettes of chocolate form) then take a quarter of this mixture and fold it into the snow with a spatular taking care not to break the fluffy white stuff (keep it nice and airy).
    Add the rest then pour either into 6 individual coupes or one big one just for you!
    Place in the refridgerator for 2-3 hours. 


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