A Better Way


The January column included an item (page 73) that described a way to repair Word. After it ran, I realized there is a faster, easier way to do the job.

So if any Office application appears in need of repair, open Control Panel and click on Add or Remove Programs. Then cursor down to the Microsoft Office item, and click on Change. Be careful not to accidentally click on Remove (see screenshot).

After a brief pause, this screen will appear:

Click on Reinstall or Repair and this screen will appear:

Click on Detect and Repair errors in my Office installation and be sure to place a check at Restore my Start Menu Shortcuts. The operation will take several minutes, after which time your applications will be as good as new without loss of shortcuts.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.