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Subscribers: How To Access Alternative Start Menu in Windows 10

There are two known Start menus in Windows 10. They are the desktop mode and tablet mode. Depending on the device you are using and preference, you can set one as your default. Having said that, there is also a third start menu, which is text-based (i.e., no icons). It will load quickly and provide […]

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Carol’s Ramblings…

Well, we are half way through August now and I am just about another year older.  I will not gripe about aging. A lot of folks are not afforded that luxury.

I have had a busy and fun summer.  I have learned some new skills, taught some new skills, and found some new skill that I would like to learn. School will once again be in session and there goes my peaceful commute in the morning, but the plus side is that Fall will be upon us  more quickly than we think and then we will be headed for lots of holiday celebrations.

I will be taking by granddaughters out for back-to-school clothing shopping this coming weekend.  Always a fun time with the grands! What have you done this summer?  Learned anything new? Done anything exciting?  Helped anyone? I would love to hear from you!

I covered Learning Tools in Word this month – not something that too many folks knew about!  I hope you find it informative and helpful in some way.

Until next time, take care of you!

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Word 2016

How To Use A Keyboard Shortcut for the Format Painter in Word

As you are most likely already aware, the Format Painter in Word 2016 copies formatting from one source of test in your document and applies it to another block of targeted text in your document. Once you have created your font, size, weight, formatting (i.e., bold, Italic, etc.), on a particular block of text, and then find that you need to apply that self same formatting to another block of text, you do not have to manually apply it every time. Why rebuild the mouse trap right? You can copy all your formatting and paste it in one action and paste it to your targeted text!

Most folks use the Format Painter command in the Home tab of the Ribbon. To utilize this command, you would select the text that has the formatting you want to use in other areas, click the Format Painter icon, and then select the target text to which you would like to apply the formatting. Once you release your mouse button the desired formatting is applied to your targeted text.

format-painter

Your text selection could be a word, letter, paragraph, etc.

If you are like me, and would like to get maximum results with minimal effort, you need to keep your hands on the keyboard at all times and utilize as many keyboard shortcuts as you possibly can. The keyboard shortcut for Format Painter consists of two shortcuts: one to copy the formatting and one to paste it.

Follow the steps below to learn how to use a keyboard shortcut to accomplish the same thing:

  1. Select your text and click CTRL + Shift + C to copy your formatting.
  2. Select the text where you want the copied text formatting to be applied and click CTRL + Shift +V to paste your formatting.

Keyboard shortcuts are the secret to working faster with Word. Most of the time spent creating a document is with your hands on the keyboard when you are keying in the content. Whenever you use your mouse to perform another action, you have to locate your mouse, move your hand to where it is, move it to the menu, etc.  Obviously this is an interruption to the flow of your work, not to mention extra steps!

Whereas if you were to keep your hands int he same place – on your keyboard – and use shortcuts, you save so much time!

The biggest complaint that I get about using keyboard shortcuts is that folks say they cannot remember what they are! So, what I tell them is that if you want to master them, you must force yourself to use them. Here’s a little secret I will share with you. I have a very small post it note taped to the edge of my desk and on it are the keyboard shortcut keys that I find myself using the most.  After you have used the at least ten to fifteen times, they are in your memory bank!

 

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Subscribers: How To Change Your Column Width in Word Documents

There are many uses for columns in Word, like newsletters, newspapers, catalogs, etc.  A lot of people are fearful of using them and that is because they do not know how to use them. I encourage you to become familiar with this feature. Once you have added columns to your document, you might decide you […]

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Subscribers: How To Insert A Check Mark In Your Document, Etc.

A check mark is a symbol. Word comes with myriad symbols as do other applications in the Office Suite. If you would like to add a check mark symbol to your document, worksheet, presentation slide, or page, the process is very simple. Follow the steps below to learn how: Word, Excel and PowerPoint Open the […]

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Subscribers: How To Use Learning Tools In Word 2016

Learning Tools in Word 2016 are meant to help you improve your reading skills by boosting your ability to pronounce words properly, read quickly and accurately and understand what you have read. Learning Tools?  What?  Yes, I know, I was completely unaware of it myself and it is not really intuitive when you go to […]

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Subscribers: How To Convert Individual Footnotes and Endnotes

Word doesn't really care whether a note is an endnote or a footnote. The choice is yours.  It is very easy to convert between the two, but the method is not very intuitive. To learn how, follow the steps below: If you are working in Draft view, display the References tab of your Ribbon and […]

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Office 2016

Lightning Fast Search Shortcuts for Outlook 2016

Need to find a client’s name really quickly? Employ the shortcuts below to see how quickly and easily this can be done.

  • Click CTRL + E to jump to the Search box.
  • Key in Carol to find all messages containing the word “Carol.”
  • Key in from:Carol to find e-mail from Carol.
  • Key in from:Carol received:this week to find e-mail from Carol that was received this week.
  • Key in from:Carol hasattachments:yes to find all e-mail from Carol that has attachments.

I know. Right? It just doesn’t get any easier than this!

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Subscribers Word 2013

Subscribers: How To Get Rid Of The CTRL + Click Message

In previous issues I have told you how to use the ScreenTips feature in Word to create pop-up screen help in your documents. In some of the later versions of Word, when you move your cursor over a hyperlink, you receive  a message that says Use Ctrl+Click to Follow Link, which can be distracting. Fortunately, […]

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