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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 21:22

Re: Libre Office

In LibreOffice for Unix ... You have to choose your selection mode before you start selecting text. You can switch to using Block Mode Selection by first pressing Ctrl-Shift-F8...

Booting back to Windows, it turns out this pre-chosen [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 18:34

Re: Libre Office

In Libre Office the left ALT does something weird...

You're right. I've just booted from Linux Mint on a USB stick - selecting text in LibreOffice Writer works in a very different way from the Windows. The good news is that you [more]

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 17:47

Re: HYP and Investment Trusts

Indeed, all the analysis that anyone requires about income ITs is constantly being refreshed on those boards, so an extension here would be redundant.

Our Luniversal has been actively documenting an HYP-like approach using baskets of [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 17:06

Re: Libre Office

I am sorry that my question wasn't as clear as it should have been. I do have Libre Office, and run it on linux mint. But I can't get the 'select column' feature to work, that's what I'd like to do.

One other thing you weren't clear [more]

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:29

Re: Seminar: How to create a high-yield portfoli

Do you have a source of RPI data that you use? If not I'll just google it.

The best source for the RPI is the 'horse's mouth' - the Office for National Statistics. Remember that the RPI is an index (like the ftse) - the percentages we [more]

Mon May 25

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breelander replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 23:27

Re: "burnt" laptop

Mes chers didds, voici Poirot, get your mate maybe to snoop about for potentially hot things in his daughter's bedroom? ;)

I'm sure they'll be stone cold by now - encrusted with tell-tale smears of once-molten plastic. [more]

Sun May 24

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 17:47

Re: IMI dividend

I've just checked and it is still not there.

If you didn't get it on Friday (as I did with TDD) I'd expect it the following working day - but that's not until Tuesday (Monday being a bank holiday).

Bree.

Sat May 23

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breelander replied to the Land of Off Topic Posts board. 18:04

Re: Cloud of the Day

"My hobby: Teaching tricky questions to the children of my scientist friends."
http://xkcd.com/1145/

Bree.

Fri May 22

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breelander posted to the Land of Off Topic Posts board. 14:40

Autumn Ball

Dallas style...
http://dallasautumnball.com/

Bree.

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 14:25

Re: It work! Eureka

Just drop the company names as everyone here is perfectly happy just with the tickers anyway.

Poor advice IMHO (don't think that's an epic yet)
Not that long ago there was a campaign on this and several other boards to use [more]

Tue May 19

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 14:45

Re: User profile cannot be loaded

Which Windows version?

Presumably Windows 7, the OP linked to a Youtube video about fixing Windows 7.

Bree.

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 14:39

Re: User profile cannot be loaded

in the short time that it is loading the screen I press F8 lots of times (or is it Fn+F8) - but I am not getting any thing but the blue logon screen.

You have to get in really early with the F8 key, you have to press it before [more]

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 12:59

Re: Beginners HYP 2015 Review and Next Purchase

You look pretty heavy into Lloyd's bank and it looks out of place but clearly there must be reason for that.

Apparently, the 'reason' was an overenthusiasm for Banks in the heady days before the banking [more]

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 12:49

Re: Is LLOY now HYP?

Maybe it is now even respectable enough to discuss on this board?

As a once respected HYP play that fell from grace it's always been 'discussable' on this board, though in recent years only in the 'will it ever recover' sense. [more]

Mon May 18

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breelander replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 00:31

Re: Plus500. The Fall From Grace?

Perhaps I should add that after many years of trading with TDW they suddenly said a while ago that I couldn't trade until I provided further documentation, so it is not clear to me how unusual the current Plus 500 situation is.

Not [more]

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breelander replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 23:20

Re: Rights Issue

I have actually just received a message from HL...

Glad to hear you got there in the end.

It seems you have to type a message stating what you would like to do, slightly more convoluted than a simple box ticking [more]

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breelander replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 14:57

Re: Rights Issue

For the purposes of tracking spreadsheets etc, my original Kier holding is naturally now showing a substantial loss

That's because your Kier shares are now trading 'ex-rights'. Remember, a more complete value for your 'Kier' holding [more]

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breelander replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 14:02

Re: Rights Issue

I intended to take up the Rights Shares and assumed some sort of message would appear in my account giving me options

Yes, it should have. However where it appears and what the options are is very much up to the individual broker, [more]

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breelander replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:16

Re: Telecom Plus

Not sure what to do now. anyone else in the same position?

Welcome to the Fool!

No, I'm not in your position (not holding TEP) but I can give you some background to the fall. It may help you decide what to do. Presumably [more]

Sat May 16

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breelander replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 22:16

Re: Brexit possibility rendered negligible

That Times article is subsciption-only.

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