[September 15, 2008]
Wow! Can you believe it's the middle of September already? I guess I really am getting old because the time just seems to fly right past me now. Before you know it, Halloween will be upon us and right after that Thanksgiving and Christmas! I confess that I have actually already started my holiday shopping - gotta strike while the iron is hot and there are sales to be had right?
Thanks to all of you for such an enthsiastic response to my new blog. I have gotten plenty of postive response and so I think it will become a permanent fixture.
Perhaps not all of my readers are aware, but I also write articles for a newsletter called Dave's Computer Tips and he is getting ready to debut the new look for his website and newsletter just around the same time that you receive this. But even better, is that Dave is launching his new Forum so that everyone can write in and ask questions and Dave, myself, Ken, and Joey will be doing our level best to answer you! Dave also has a pretty sweet special going on at his site right now too so you may want to subscribe to his newsletter as well. Oh, did I mention that his newsletter is FREE? You really should check it out - I know you will learn something while you are there. If the link above doesn't work for you for some reason, just copy and past this text into your browser: http://www.davescomputertips.com.
The leaves have started to turn where I live and they are slowly blanketing the driveway so we will be getting plenty of exercise in the coming weeks.
We will leave next week for Charleston and Savannah and hopefully I will return with my batteries recharged and ready to work! I will let you know all about it in my blog when I return. Hopefully, we will not encounter any major weather emergencies while we are gone!
Let's get to the tips now!
Speed Up Paragraph Movement in MS Word - You will love this!
Find Huge Attachments in MS Outlook 2007 - Saves Your Time and Your Sanity!
Use a Picture File as the Background in MS PowerPoint - Make Grandma happy!
Not many folks know about this little tip that can save you lots of time when you are tasked with moving paragraphs around in a long document. You can move your paragraphs using nothing but the keys! That's right - just the keys.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Place your cursor at the front of a paragraph.
- Press Alt + Shift.
- Now use the Up and Down Arrows to move the paragraph text up or down.
Slick trick isn't it?
Are you tired of receiving the notice that your mailbox has gone over its size limit in MS Outlook?
Well you can now take care of that in short order! Follow the steps below to find out how:
- Click on Tools | Avanced Find | More Choices.
- In the Size drop-down menu, select greater than.
- Enter a kilobyte variable.
- Click Find Now.
Then drag those huge messages to your personal folder or, better yet, delete the suckers!
Sometimes you want to get a little fancy with your PowerPoint presentation. Suppose you had put together a little presentation for Grandma and you wanted to do something special for her. Sure, that snazzy template is great but it won't mean a lot to Grandma.
Wait! I bet Grandma's eyes would light up if she saw her old house in the background of this presentation wouldn't it?
Follow the steps below to learn how to accomplish this task:
- To use a picture file, rather than the template's defined background, select Format | Custom Background.
- Check the Omit Background Graphics From Master box.
- Open the drop-down list above the check box, and select Picture.
- Select the picture file.
- Select OK.
- Click Apply.
Now that wasn't difficult at all was it? And I bet Grandma is gonna love it!
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