Keyboard Shortcuts – Microsoft WordWe’re used to the arrow, Backspace, and Delete keys working with a single character at a time. However, we can add the Ctrl key to have them effect entire words or paragraph at the same time.
Ctrl + Left Arrow – Move cursor to beginning of previous word
Ctrl + Right Arrow – Mover cursor to beginning of next word
Ctrl + Backspace – Delete previous word
Ctrl + Delete – Delete next word
Ctrl + Up Arrow – Mover cursor to beginning of paragraph
Ctrl + Down Arrow – Mover cursor to end of paragraph
Mac Users: – Use the Option key instead of the Ctrl key
How many times have you started typing an address in the “To” line of Microsoft Outlook and it fills an address in for you? Has this happened and you know that the address isn’t a good one anymore? If you look to the far right of the name it is filling in, you should see an “x”. If you click that “x”, Outlook will eliminate that address from it’s auto fill in list saving you from sending an e-mail to a wrong or outdated address.iPad Apps
Cozi– Cost: Free with ads, $5.99 without- This app provides a shared calendar that ‘s color-coded for each member of the family. There’s also a shared shopping list, to-do list and journal. It’s also available for Android devices.eWallet– Cost: $9.99 – This is a Password manager. Imagine never having to remember them again or store them in an unsafe manor. This newest version also includes built in iCloud support so it can automatically back up your password database. (also for Android)
Bump – Cost: Free – Use Bump to quickly and easily transfer photos from your phone to your PC. You just open the app, choose the photos you want to transfer, open up the Bu.mp Web site in your browser, and then “bump” your phone on the space bar. (also for Android) http://bu.mp
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Tricks to Print Faster
1. Keep your printer turned on: Printers enter sleep mode when they’re not in use, so they’ll wake up faster when needed. Before they can print again, they all need time to prepare themselves after any long lapse in printing activity. Powering the printer all the way off forces it to do even more and inkjet printers take the longest to prepare.2. Print in draft mode: If you don’t need your printout to look especially great, the draft mode will generate output more quickly. Look for ‘draft’, ‘eco’ or ‘fast’ in the settings. For most printers, if you can find the printer in your Control Panel, you should be able to right click on the picture of your printer and choose “Properties” or “Printer Properties” and find the setting to change.
3. Print using black or grayscale mode: If you print in a single color instead of four, you’ll save at least a little time because the other colors won’t need to mark the page.
4. Print two pages per sheet: Pulling paper through a printer takes time, but you can cut that time in half by telling your printer to print two pages per sheet. The pages will be smaller, but legible in most cases. Again, if you can get to the properties of your printer, look for a feature called ‘n-up’, ‘multiple page’ or something similar.
5. Keep file sizes small: Photos and complex graphics significantly increate the size of your document file and, consequently, the time it will take for the printer to generate your pages.