I am a regular reader of your column and, thanks to you, I feel as if I’ve mastered the differences between files, folders, and shortcuts. But now I’m hearing of yet another computer term, “virtual folders.” Is this basically just another name for a folder or is it in fact something different?
My old five-year-old computer conked out the week before. Should a four-year-old computer just die like that? Do these things come with built-in obsolescence?
I’m confused by your previous column on Excel (archived at Greenwich-post.com). When you had us copy the formula for Jane’s pay to Bill’s pay and Susan’s pay, Excel did exactly what it should have done and correctly calculated pay for Bill and Susan. I have no complaints there, but why didn’t their pay get set according to Jane’s hours?
I need to use Excel for the first time. Can you give me some pointers? —F.N.