Monthly Archive for May, 2010

Spell Checking Options…

Do you hate it when you have a document with an entire section of technical terms, part numbers, or some other text that is never going to pass the Spellchecker inspection?

Do you hate that it’s going to stop again and again and again waiting for you to tell it to ignore the text that you already knew it wouldn’t like.

To avoid the hassle, would you like to know how to get Word to skip over specific sections in a document while still running a check on the rest?

First, you need to select the text that you want the Spellchecker to skip.

With the text highlighted you’ll need to get into the Language portion of Word’s proofing tools.

Click on the Review tab of the Ribbon and click the Set Language button in the Proofing section.


 Check the option for “Do not check spelling or grammar” and click OK. (Note: the grammar check will also be turned off for the selected text so you’ll have to check that manually.)

This should return you to your document where you find that you’ll no longer be hassled by the spell check, well at least in that particular area.

Dan M.

How to Place a Better Report Request

Every day, the Customer Support Center (CSC) receives requests for either a creation of a new report or a modification of an existing report. When a ticket is placed to the Data Warehouse team, it is best to include as many details as possible so we can complete the request as quickly as possible. Typically, all requests have many items in common. Below are some suggestions for a better report request.

These are the items that all requests should contain:

1. The Name of the Requestor
2. The Name of the New Report or name of the Old Report that needs Modification
3. Purpose of the Report (As many detail as you can provide)
4. The Folder in Managed Reporting (MRE) where the Report resides or will reside
5. Due Date of when the request is due

If you need a modification or have an issue with an existing report, you should include the above plus:

1. The Parameters or options that you have chosen before receiving the error.
2. The Error that you are receiving
3. The field that you would like to change or add
The more details a request contains, the faster we can produce or modify a report.
In an effort to provide our team with more details, you can supply us with the Banner fields that are needed. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Place cursor in the field needed for reporting.


2. Click on Help.


3. Click on Dynamic Help Query.


4. Include the data in these three fields for your report request.


This provides our team with a better understanding of where the data resides in Banner and the exact field(s) you are looking for. It also provides our team with the ability to verify the data that we are pulling for your request.
Thank you.


Scope and Prevalence of Cybercrime in the United States

          The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) was formed in May, 2000 as a joint venture between the FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center and a branch of the US Department of Justice.  Since its formation, the IC3 has fielded hundreds of thousands of cybercrime complaints through its website ( from citizens and industry.  Complaints are stored in a centralized database for access by local, state, and federal investigators.  Through this means, patterns in complaint types, perpetrators, popular scams and complainants can be identified.  Many of these cases have resulted in prosecution.  

          The 2009 edition of the Internet Crime Report ( reveals a continuing upward trend in domestic cybercrime, as well as an increase in those cases referred to law enforcement agencies:

          In 2009, the most common scam was that of e-mails purportedly sent by the FBI in order to extort information from a targeted individual.  Another scam involved US Attorney General Eric Holder (  Other scams included:

                        - Non-delivered merchandise and/or payment
                        - Advance fee fraud
                        - Identity theft and overpayment fraud

          Other trends in 2009 included “hitman scams, astrological reading frauds, economic and job-site scams, and fake pop-up ads for anti-virus software.”  Most telling for 2009 was the substantial 18.2% increase in complaints (over 2008) and the 52.7% increase in online fraud losses.  Some conclusions may be drawn from these recent statistics:  on-line fraud shows no sign of abating, fraud losses continue to increase at a dramatic rate and an awareness of the IC3 website may be growing – which is a good thing.

          As always, when conducting transactions over the Internet, deal only with reputable vendors and trustworthy individuals.  Please do not open e-mails or attachments from entities you do not recognize.

Mike Z.