Don't miss the added and bonus tips. They're the best part.
Enjoy. . .Drew
|OK, this one is easy. Highlight
any text you want to copy and then hold down the Control key and hit C. You're
data will be copied to the clipboard. Then paste the data to Word or anywhere
Additional TIP. When you paste to word you get all the formatting, tables links that might or might not want. I recommend that if you don't want all the formatting (which can crash Word) you paste it to Notepad first, then copy it in Notepad and paste it to word.
It will be clean of all formatting. Try it and if you're like me, you'll keep Notepad on your shortcut bar (last weeks tutorial) or at least as a shortcut on your desktop.
So, for example when I'm creating a page, I often use the same graphic or the same word many times. I just copy it once and keep pasting till I'm done. And here's a tip. Additional tip.
If you use unformatted text and you want to replace something you are pasting into, highlight all but the first and last letter and what you are pasting will take on the format(s) of what you're pasting into. I use this all the time and it really does save me time.
|This is a
way of highlighting everything on the page. Try it now. When you want to copy
a story from a web page, simply hit Cntrl. A and then use Cntrl. C and you've
got it all (Soon we'll cover using two monitors so you can have the Internet on
one monitor and Word open on the other. It's great for doing research.
|This week's Hot product
is all about backing up and well, much more. But backing up is really the key.
Whenever you're typing, drawing or calculating I can't overemphasize how often
you should backup and save your work.
Cntrl. S will save your current file without ever leaving the keyboard. If you ever type more than a few paragraphs without hitting Cntrl S. I think you're really taking a really big chance.
Additional Tip. Saving is good, but there's more. As you type, it's a good idea to rename your file as you progress. So, if you're writing a 10 page paper, you shouldn't always save it as the same file. If you make a mistake, you'll still lose everything.
Here's the easy way to protect yourself. Every few pages, do a Save As, and add a suffix number. So, if this is the September 18th newsletter, I'd make it _1, _2 and _3 as I go along.
That way I can always go back and pick up the last good draft. I sometimes get to _25 before I'm done. And it's easy to know which to use, it's the highest number or letter you've used as your suffix. Plus, they always save together so it's easy to check them, delete them or archive them.
|Very easy. This will open
a new page. You can use it to open a new window so that you don't lose the window
you're on when you choose to follow links off the page. (More later) Or open a
blank page in most programs.
|This is a good one. Sure
it's the Find box. But it's really much more. When you hit Cntrl. F, the Find
dialog box comes up.
Additional Tip. But why do you care on the web? Well often you are searching or you reach a long web page and you have no idea where what you are looking for really is.
Well, I always enter a word or part of a word (since I'm a terrible speller) to find just what I want fast. This is a really underused Internet major aid.
Try this a few times and you'll see just how much time you save. You know, everything really is on the Internet. Finding it is the hard part. This works really well with my tip on finding old lost LPs on the Internet. Click to see my Finding Memories Tip.
one more. The Bonus Tip
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