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Word 2019 Save as PDF shows ‘title’, not ‘filename’

Using a new (to me) version of Word 2019 brings new challenges.
I create invoices in Microsoft Word and save them as a PDF file to send by e-mail. In Acrobat it started showing the Word document property for document title, and no longer the filename, like I was used to in Word 2013.

The answer is a simple option… you just have to know where to find it:

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KiBiBytes en TeBiBytes

Learned something new today… Also see the wiki:

Een kilobyte, afgekort kB, is 1000 bytes. Vroeger werd er verschil gemaakt tussen een hoofd- en een kleine letter k:

k = kilo (103)1.000
K = kilo (210)1.024

In praktijk werkte dit verwarrend en bedoelde men met 1 kB vaak 1024 bytes.

De oude notatie wordt ontraden sinds er een nieuwe standaard is voor binaire voorvoegsels (zie: veelvouden van bytes). Deze standaard wordt echter nog niet veel toegepast.

Let op: het is nog steeds van belang voor de B een hoofdletter te gebruiken: een kleine letter b staat namelijk voor bit en niet voor byte.

1024 B heet nu een kibibyte, afgekort KiB. 1000 kB heet een megabyte, 1024 KiB heet een mebibyte.

In een tabel:

symboolnaamwaardesymboolnaamwaarde
kBkilobyte10001 = 103KiBkibibyte10241 =2102,4%
MBmegabyte10002 = 106MiBmebibyte10242 =2204,9%
GBgigabyte10003 = 109GiBgibibyte10243 =2307,4%
TBterabyte10004 = 1012TiBtebibyte10244 =24010,0%
PBpetabyte10005 = 1015PiBpebibyte10245 =25012,6%
EBexabyte10006 = 1018EiBexbibyte10246 =26015,3%
ZBzettabyte10007 = 1021ZiBzebibyte10247 =27018,1%
YByottabyte10008 = 1024YiByobibyte10248 =28020,9%

The more you know… 🙂

Reset the Excel Worksheet “Last” Cell

You can tell when the “used range” excel is using is too big and is going to add extra blank rows when you use the scroll bar to the right and it goes beyond the last row of actual data when you scroll to the bottom. Terrible when trying to print your data. I’ve found something, and corrected the procedure, so it consistently works to delete those blank rows.

Do this to get rid of them:

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Excel CSV with comma’s

You want a CSV, a comma-separated file, to actually have comma’s as separators and NOT semi-colons as your field delimiter!
However, in countries where the comma is used as decimal separator, this is not by default for Excel. Various sources hint to the solution, but none are really complete. You need to do this:

1. Change the system – region settings – additional settings – to use a , as list separator.
2. Change Excel – options – advanced – to not “Use system separators”, but manually set a . as Decimal separator and , as Thousands separator.
3. Then with Excel, save your file as “CSV (Comma Delimited)”
4. Change your Excel setting back to what it was (Use system separators), so you can continue your work like you’re used to.

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WooCommerce and Polylang

I ran into this issue: Any link in my code/theme/plugin to standard Woocommerce pages did not go to the correct translated page!
However the solution provided here will break whenever WooCommerce is updated. The correct way of solving this is adding some filters…

//20210216 - (c) My Brain - correction for function wc_get_page_id()
function woocommerce_translate_polylang_page_id($pageid) {
	if (!empty($pageid)) {
		if (PLL() instanceof PLL_Frontend) {
			$pllpageid = pll_get_post($pageid);
			if (!empty($pllpageid)) {
				$pageid = $pllpageid;
			}
		}
	}
	return $pageid;
}
//myaccount, edit_address, shop, cart, checkout, pay, view_order, terms
add_filter( 'woocommerce_get_myaccount_page_id', array( $this, 'woocommerce_translate_polylang_page_id' ), 10, 1 );
add_filter( 'woocommerce_get_edit_address_page_id', array( $this, 'woocommerce_translate_polylang_page_id' ), 10, 1 );
add_filter( 'woocommerce_get_shop_page_id', array( $this, 'woocommerce_translate_polylang_page_id' ), 10, 1 );
add_filter( 'woocommerce_get_cart_page_id', array( $this, 'woocommerce_translate_polylang_page_id' ), 10, 1 );
add_filter( 'woocommerce_get_checkout_page_id', array( $this, 'woocommerce_translate_polylang_page_id' ), 10, 1 );
add_filter( 'woocommerce_get_pay_page_id', array( $this, 'woocommerce_translate_polylang_page_id' ), 10, 1 );
add_filter( 'woocommerce_get_view_order_page_id', array( $this, 'woocommerce_translate_polylang_page_id' ), 10, 1 );
add_filter( 'woocommerce_get_terms_page_id', array( $this, 'woocommerce_translate_polylang_page_id' ), 10, 1 );

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HTTP Error 413.1

HTTP Error 413.1 – Request Entity Too Large – The page was not displayed because the request entity is too large.
Large file? Large problem! On IIS you can get this error while trying to upload. Read this and then think… maybe edit the web.config file in the root? So you try adding this, or something similar:

<serverRuntime>
  <uploadReadAheadSize>2147483647</uploadReadAheadSize>
</serverRuntime>
<security>
  <requestFiltering>
    <requestLimits>
      <maxAllowedContentLength>2147483647</maxAllowedContentLength>
    </requestLimits>
  </requestFiltering>
</security>

but you simply get: HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error – The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid. – so, whatever you were thinking is: Wrong!
When using IIS manager you get:

<security>
  <requestFiltering>
    <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength="2147483647" />
  </requestFiltering>
</security>

while the ‘uploadReadAheadSize’ does not appear anywhere in the web.config. But: it helps and there are no more errors while uploading!
So you have to set these values in IIS Manager itself.
Problem? Solved!

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Mouse drag and drop fails

Fix problem with drag and drop not working in Windows. Have you encountered the problem in which you can no longer drag and drop files and folders in Windows Explorer (if you are using Windows 7) or File Explorer (if you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.1)?

You can click and right click on files and folders, you can select files and folders, but you can’t drag and drop them anymore. We’ve encountered this issue ourselves and after searching for many possible solutions, we’ve found one which should work in most cases. Here’s how to restore the drag and drop feature in a couple of seconds:

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Convert between Local Time and UTC or Zulu time

Here is some visual basic code for you!
You receive a ZULU time and want to store it in your local time?

Dim MyZulu As New Date(year,month,day,hr,min,sec,DateTimeKind.Utc)
Dim MyLocal As DateTime = MyZulu.ToLocalTime()

Or is someone or some API asking you for the next format in return, and all you have is a DateTime with your local time in it?

*UTC + offset as (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss+hh:mm)
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