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Tips & Tricks


  If you have any good tips or good links that you
 would like to share with others please drop me line. 

Don't Know how to use a Flash drive? 

Then help yourself by going to
"Google" and asking
"How to use a flash drive"
Lots of tutorials will be available some with pictures to
help you and also show you how to remove them safely.



 Why not write your life story?
 Now you have learnt how to use the word processing software on your computer, why not start writing your life story?  Your grandchildren and even your children will love reading about how and you where grew up.  Think of it as a legacy that you can leave for your great grand children.  Just give it a bit of thought, and when you get your thoughts together there will be no stopping you.  For some ideas of what to include in your story click HERE.



                                                         A few tips for Internet Browsers.

Saving a Picture from the Internet
If you see a picture on Netscape or Internet Explorer that you would
 like to save on your computer the procedure is very similar.
Place your mouse pointer on the picture, Right click and select 'Save Image as' or 'Save Picture as'.
 Note the file name and  where it is stored. You may change the file name if you wish, just type another name
over the highlighted text.

To view the picture off line:
Netscape - click on 'File', 'Open Page', 'Choose file'. In the dialog box
 be sure that in 'Files of type' - 'All files (*)' is selected.
Internet Explorer - click on 'File', 'Open', 'Browse'. In the dialog

box be sure that in 'Files of type' - 'All Files' is selected.

Forward and Back Buttons.
When surfing the net, click the 'Back' or 'Forward' buttons with
 Internet Explorer or Chrome and the browser displays the previous page. The browser does not go to the internet to retrieve this page, it gets it from the hard drive. Pages are stored in the  cache to save time and internet traffic. 
 TIP - Right click on either button and you can go directly to any  Previous page


A tip that Jim read.
Instead of clicking the Back button on the Tool bar when on the Web,
just hit the  Backspace  key on your keyboard.  Saves reaching for the  mouse.
Also when you are at the bottom of a page and want to get back to the top quickly tap the Home key and to get to the end of the page tap the  End key


                                                          Some tip for Email.

Placing a Picture into an E-Mail
Place your cursor where you want the picture to go, click on Insert  in the top menu, select Picture.  Browse to where you saved the Picture,  select it, click Open and then OK

Forwarding Emails.
When you receive an Email that has been forwarded from another  address, a ">" is usually placed at the beginning of each line to let you  know that this is forwarded text.  Every time the E-mail is forwarded,
another ">" is added in front of the text. If you want to send the text to someone without all the ">>>" there is a simple  way using 'Copy' and 'Paste'.  Highlight the message including all the ">>>". Right Click and select  'Copy'. 'Paste' the text into a word processor such as Word or WordPad. Highlight one of the ">" then select 'Edit',  'Replace'. In the box beside  "Replace With" press the space tab (i.e. you have inserted a blank space) . Click on "Replace All".   Now you should have a clean copy of the text that you can highlight, 'Copy' and 'Paste'  into a new Email . you may still have to tidy it up a bit first though.

Editing unwanted Text.
When you 'Reply to' or 'Forward' an Email, you have the opportunity to delete unwanted text such as the numerous headers  and email addresses or the redundant messages. Just before you 'Send', highlight the unwanted text and press 'Delete'.  You can only edit Emails content after you hit Forward or Reply.


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