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    Brent@Ontrax
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    bluepenguin, post: 200181 wrote:
    That was my thinking, but MYOB refuses to support their old products (they would rather you pay $70 per month rather than $0 per month, which is understandable), and my fairly recent piece of software didn’t like running in Windows 8.

    I still use MYOB version 15 as it works perfectly for me and I’ve been using Windows 8 for the past year and now 8.1 for 2 months, I’ve had clients being told that they HAD to get version 17 to work on anything since Windows Vista.

    All you have to do is right click on the MYOB.exe and select “Troubleshoot Compatibility” then try its recommendation and if it doesn’t work then you can select the Version of Windows it last worked on manually.

    Hope This Helps.
    Brent

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    Hi Fab,

    Having worked with JohnW on a few sites, I can honestly say there is a lot mote to SEO/Internet Marketing/Branding than what your web designer has offered you.

    Coming from an IT background with Technical and Programming experience and also creating website, I decided some time ago that a site will always be better if an external person looked after the Internet Marketing/SEO rather than the designer, as designers more often than not will believe that what they do is perfect and don’t want to build a site based on others recommendations, so I know refer my clients to JohnW to do all the preliminary work and then I’m presented with the site requirements before I do anything.

    In your case the site has already been built, so you need to learn what changes are required to boost the site, and IMHO don’t go with the web designer, have someone else look at it, this way the comments and suggestions are in your best interest and as you already have access to your Magento website, you will be able to do basically all then changes required,

    Good Luck with your business.
    Brent

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    Hi Cat,

    That’s a real bugger and they must have very quickly shut everything down, sorry it had to happen to you.

    As Estim8 and James said, you can quite easily move to another host if you have access to the Domain name servers or DNS records but as the system is Fully written by them using their own Cart, it may be difficult, bordering on impossible, to just backup and restore it all somewhere else, but that we can’t be sure of without seeing it or looking into your deeper.

    Do you have access to the cPanel options, or FTP access, for your host? Is it still working?
    Assuming your emails are working, so are they with the same host plan or different? If they are the same then it tells us that you plan is still active and the problem may not be the hosting service but something directly linked to the website.

    Hope your back online very soon, and as Estim8 suggested, as you have access to your DNS records, maybe just take out a cheap (Crazy Domains) web host and redirect the site there so that at least there is something with a message advising Back Soon due to technical problems.

    Hope this helps
    Brent

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    Hi Jakimac,

    Welcome to the FS Forum.

    Changing Hosting companies is very easy, as basically everything is done via pointers. Your current host should have given you access to your system via something like cPanel. If you have this then you can access your emails, website and other settings, like DNS settings (which will show your IP address)

    It is very poor business and just down right rude to ignore customers, especially at their time in need, sometimes just spending 30 minutes to look into the problem can resolve it all and off you go happily.

    You don’t have to have everything with 1 one hosting company, but most people do cause it is just easier, but if the current host isn’t helping you and your having issues then it’s time to move on. Assuming that you own the domain, do you have the domain password? with this password you can transfer the domain name and it’s name server pointers to another hosting company and then take out another website/email host somewhere else, then just change the name servers to point to the new hosting service.

    Recently had to do it for a few clients and I’m in the process of doing it for 1 of my own domains, 1 down 2 to go. Happy to lend a hand if it’s all above your head, just sing out.

    Brent

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    Hi Jason,

    I have a heap of clients Windows machines using TeamViewer and servers using Remote Desktop Connection (RDP). Nowadays it doesn’t matter what you do, if a hacker wants to get in they know all the tricks, but really are we talking about a permanent solution or 1 for whilst your on holidays for a couple of weeks? Hence why routers have a port forwarding option.

    Both solutions will allow you to remotely control your desktop but what you have to determine is if anyone else will/is using your machine at the same time? With TeamViewer it works as though you are sitting in front of the computer, so anyone standing near your machine will be able to see everything you are doing but with Remote Desktop, it works in the background, so to the user the machine still looks locked but you can use it like your desktop, also in the remote desktop settings on your Mac, tell it to automatically Map your local drive and you’ll be able to use Windows Explorer to copy a file from your PC to your Mac. With TeamViewer, as you are the person connecting to the machine, then you have an extra toolbar at the top of your window and this allows you to open File Transfer, so you can then transfer the file from the PC to the Mac like FTP programs. If you have multiple screens TeamViewer can either show you all screens at the same time or you can flick between them, I can’t say I’ve tried Remote Desktop on a machine with multiple screens.

    Also consider what type of internet connection you will be using whilst away. If you plan on using a 3/4G stick then you have to remember that data sent and received is calculated, therefore Remote Desktop would be better as it only sends minor screen updates.

    Hope this helps.
    Brent

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    Hi Marius,

    You need to talk to Steve from Divert To Mobile. He is a forum regular and he can convert your current landline into a virtual number (therefore keeping the number) and automatically divert all the calls to your mobile phone.

    His website is: http://diverttomobile.com.au/ or here is his Flying Solo Profile… http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/directory/34508/divert-to-mobile

    Brent

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    Hi CG,

    I’m not a fan of WD drives anymore, years ago they used to be good quality but they must have made a major change in their business model a couple of years ago and they tend to now only use the 5400RPM low quality drives in external USB and NAS cases which means they are slow and tend to die quickly, and even though they might still have warranty, you’ll loose everything on the drive when you send it in to be replaced.

    I always stick to Seagate and the Expansion drives are nice, you can pick up a 1Tb 2.5″ USB external drive from OfficeWorks for about $90, they are also USB3, it will still work with your old machine (USB1) but they transfer will be faster regardless.

    Also consider what software you are going to use for your backups. If you use the standard Windows backup, this will work but you MUST use the same version of windows to restore the data, otherwise it is a real pain or impossible.

    Anyway Hope this helps.
    Brent.

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    Hi Bearded Bear,

    Welcome to the FS Forum. Yep Barcodes are very simple, all you really need is a 3of9 barcode font and remember that when you create the barcode you should have an astrix (*) at the begining and end of the code.

    Example: Product Code- ABCD12345 will be *ABCD12345* and that cell will be defined as the 3 of 9 font.

    The standard barcode scanners will automatically read the barcode and remove the *’s and return the code within them.

    Let me know if you still need help. I’ve done it heaps of times and I can send you a true type font as well.

    Hope this helps
    Brent.

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    Very true the standard Google Captcha is very annoying, but in the WordPress Plugins if you do a search for Captch, you’ll find the version from BestWebSoft and they are a simple alpha and/or numerical mathematical questions. eg: One + 3 =

    Brent

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    Hi Jacqui,

    Unfortunately it is a pain in Windows Live but it can be done. I found a website which explains it quote well and i tried it on a test virtual machine and it worked.

    It’s the rule setup that complicates it even more.

    http://www.am-novice.com/US/Computer/Logiciel/outlook_express/out_of_office_outexpress.html

    Hope this helps.
    Brent

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    Hi Bridget,

    There are a lot of components that make up a website, so it’s not just the design and features. May I suggest that before you start actually designing the website you talk to an Internet Marketing/Branding/SEO person and they will help you prepare the content and requirements, then the web designer builds the site based on the needs.

    Doing this process first can also help you determine your overall business processes and needs. I’d suggest you have a chat with JohnW, well known on this forum. He is based in Gordon. I can personally recommend his services and if you need help with the website after that then feel free to call for a chat.

    Regards and Good Luck with your venture.
    Brent

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    Hi Leisa,

    Have you tried using a captcha type plugin and ensuring that all comments have to be authorised before they are viewed?

    Brent

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    I develop using a Windows 8 machine with IE, Firefox, Chrone and Safari loaded but once I see the website and/or solution works on these version I then go test different browsers at http://www.browserstack.com.

    Brent

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    The Copy Chick, post: 178919 wrote:
    I suspected as much – but live in hope, right? ;)

    Do you know if these sorts of form creators will allow for the sorts of calculations I’m talking about, or are they only good for checkboxes and adding text into content boxes?

    Honestly I didn’t think you could but I just found this on the Adobe website from 2010 and now I’m going to re-thing a quick solution I did for a friend of mine a coupe of years ago…

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/580691

    Here’s the Google search I used as there’s heaps of other useful pages…
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=calculations+in+PDF+file&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb&gfe_rd=ctrl&ei=69aaUq_OBsON8Qf-04HgCg&gws_rd=cr

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    Unfortunately Not, you will have to use PDF form wizard from Acrobat or other PDF Form Creators to make the fields.

    Brent

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