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Word Processing: 10 Cool Keyboard Tricks

While editing a manuscript, I found a need to make the process faster with the use of hotkey (keyboard shortcuts), wildcards, and some keyboard tricks to get things done. These work only in MS Word. Doing this Does this — Pressing the dash key 3x will create a horizontal line in your document == = Pressing the equal key 3x creates a double line in your document Ctrl   H Opens the Find/Replace feature. Ctrl  E Aligns text and graphics to center =rand(08,10) Type this in your document creates random text if you ever need to add random text. ^p^p ^p …

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Portable apps for the Personal Computer

Portable apps are application that are small enough to work off a flash drive, which enables users a means to work off an external drive. Why use a portable drive? I own a Windows Pro tablet, which doesn’t have a very large hard drive. Portable apps allow me to use programs without having to install them because I’m working off the flash drive. I can also share programs with multiple systems. I can switch between the tablet and my desktop PC. Since the programs are smaller, you can also use these versions if you don’t like the software taking up …

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Google Gmail- Setting it up as default email in Chrome

You may find that when clicking links in web sites to send email, you get Outlook email popping up. If you use primarily Gmail, this can be frustrating. Want Gmail to be the default email handler? Here’s a quick tutorial: 1. Open your Gmail in the Chrome Browser and sign into your account. 2.  Take note at the upper right-hand corner of the browser, there is an icon called the Protocol Handler icon. 3.  Click on that; this switches your default email handler to Gmail. If you cannot see the icon, there is another way; Go to Chrome settings using …

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10 Amazing Window Shortcuts You Aren’t Using (video)

I use many keyboard short cuts, otherwise known as hotkeys, to do things on the computer. It helps to know the shortcuts to speed things up, but also it cuts down on the switching the mouse-clicking. Some main hotkeys I use.. Hotkeys What it does Ctrl + S Saves your file Ctrl + P Prints document Ctrl + X Cuts selected text or graphic to clipboard Ctrl + V Pastes what you’ve cut to clipboard to another window or file. Ctrl + O Opens new file Alt + F4 Closes the open window WordPress Tags: keyboard shortcut, hotkeys, tips, windows, …

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Five Tech Helpers For Your Resolutions

Keeping resolutions can be heard enough on your own, but why not let technology help you along the way? Here are some tech to help you with your goals; Google Keep– keep track of your task lists and ideas on a page you can easily gain access too. This also includes an Android and iPhone app that syncs with your account. Printable Planner– This Pinterest board includes many planner related links, including stickers, and organizers you can print for free. You can get a paper planner, or use smart phones apps as well. Diet/fitness trackers– This service is free and …

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