Monday, April 29, 2013

Fixing “EM Is Not A Function” Error In Firefox

Occasionally, while working on Mozilla Firefox, it may suddenly stop working with an error message saying, “EM is not a function” or something similar to it. This error occurs due to the presence of certain Mozilla Firefox add-ons or plug-ins, which are not compatible with the current version of Firefox that you are using. One method to get rid of this issue is to disable the troublesome add-on that is responsible for the message. Here are some helpful guidelines that will assist you to locate and disable add-ons or plug-ins causing errors in Firefox browser.


• First, you have to navigate to the Firefox Plug-in Check Web page and you need to wait for the browser to detect which plug-ins is outdated. Then you should click on the yellow or red Update button near to the plug-in that needs to be updated. Click on Download Now and then on Save File option.
• Now you have to move to the folder where the downloaded files are saved. Double click on the plug-in installation file that you have downloaded. Then click on the Next button at each prompt and select Finish to update the plug-in. You should repeat the same process with each outdated plug-in.
• Close and reopen Firefox and check whether the error message continues to occur. If the problem persists, click on the Tools menu and click Add-Ons option to open the Add-Ons Manager tab.
• You have to choose the black circle icon located at the upper right corner of the screen and click on Check For Updates. Select Next and click OK in order to install any updates found. If the error message still occurs, move to the next step.
• Then return to the Add-ons manager tab and select Extensions, which is on the left side of the screen. Look for the most recent add-ons that you have installed among the list of add-ons. Then choose Disable button to the left of the add-ons’ name, and then click on the Restart link.
• You need to repeat the process of disabling each add-on until the error message disappears. Again, return to the Add-Ons Manager tab and select the Enable option next to each of the add-ons that did not cause the error.
Mozilla Firefox add-ons are very helpful in enhancing the browsing capability and operational bandwidth. However, while adding such plug-ins you need to ensure that they are compatible with the version of Firebox browser that you are using, otherwise similar Firefox errors may arise.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Changing Fonts In Wordpad

WordPad is a free Word processor program designed and marketed by the software giant Microsoft and is a great way for learners to start exploring the art of document creation. The application is included in all versions of Windows Operating systems from Windows 95 onwards. It includes several improved features and functions than Notepad but lacks some functions that you may see in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Works. With the assistance of various features and functions of WordPad, one can possibly create, view, print and edit rich-text documents.

Although WordPad supports rich text format, lacks security features such as a spell checker. You can change the default font in MS Word and such feature is missing in the WordPad. To compensate such situations, you need to create a WordPad document and set it as the default font or use it as the default shortcut, when you launch the WordPad program. The procedure is simple and will not take much of your time to complete.

Microsoft Support Instructions

  • Open WordPad application on the Windows system. For this, double-click the WordPad icon located on the desktop screen.
  • Now highlight the entire WordPad page by clicking the Ctrl+A key on your keyboard. 
  • Now click on the Format tab on the upper menu bar and choose the tab labeled Font from the drop down format menu list. Here you can customize the font settings and set it as the default font settings for your WordPad program.
  • Now tag along the File tab and choose the Save As option from the drop-down list to save the document. 
  • Now you may enter WordPad in the name field and then click Save.
  • Now right-click the newly created WordPad file and choose Properties tab from the contextual menu list.
  • For making the WordPad file read-only, put a check mark in the box that corresponds to the Read-only option and then click OK. By doing so, you can prevent the accidental changes to the WordPad document.

After customizing the font settings in WordPad, launch the WordPad application again to inspect whether the settings are saved properly or not. If everything is perfect and trouble free, then the font will appear in your document as the default  font. If the selected font is not set as default, contact the Microsoft Support center for more help.