Useful Microsoft Word Shortcuts That You Probably Don’t Know

Microsoft Word: Love it or hate it, practically everyone uses it. I’ve been using it so long, I thought I knew everything about it. But I stumbled across some super helpful shortcuts — hidden tricks and timesavers that make Microsoft Word easier and faster.

Double Click And Drag. If you’re like most people, when you want to move a section of text from one place to another, you use Control-C to copy and Control-V to paste. That’s fine. It works. But there’s a faster way: Double click or highlight what you want to move, then simply drag what you’ve highlighted to where you want it to land.

Double Underline. You know you can affect text by hitting Control-B to make it bold or Control-U to underline. But if one line of underlining just isn’t emphatic enough, Control-Shift-D will double underline. (On a Mac, use Command-Shift-D.)


Change Case. Instead of retyping everything to change from lower case to Title Case or to UPPERCASE, just highlight the text you want to change, click the case button, and then choose which case you want.

Add the Date. How many times a day do you type the date? If you do it even once, that’s too much. Next time, just hit Alt-Shift-D (or Control-Shift -D on a Mac) to add the date automatically.

Conform Fonts. This one used to drive me crazy: I’d copy and paste some bit of text from another document or from the Web, and then I’d have to click all over the place to get the font size and style to match the surrounding text of my existing document. No longer. Here’s all you need to do: Highlight the non-conforming text, then hit Control-Spacebar. Done.

Source: Yahoo News

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How to Setup Your Facebook Timeline

Timeline is Facebook’s new way of presenting you to the world. It replaces your traditional profile page – the one with your headshot and a smorgasbord of personal musings, photos and other items to share with friends. Instead of just a snapshot of you today, Timeline is supposed to be a scrapbook of your whole life.

Start by choosing a cover photo, the image that will splash across the top. Keep in mind the dimensions are more like a movie screen than a traditional photo. A close-up portrait of your face won’t work well, but one of you lying horizontally will. Your old profile photo will still be there, but it’ll be smaller.

The timeline stream is your life on Facebook in reverse chronological order. You can change who has access to which posts. You can change the date on a post. For major events in your life, you can click on a star to feature them more prominently.

Start with your older posts. Find the button for Activity Log. Think carefully about what you want to highlight when people scroll through your past. Facebook has a secret formula for determining which items are included in your highlights, using such factors as how many friends commented on a post. That may not necessarily be what you want to showcase.

If you’re not ready to start Timeline, you can still view Timelines your friends have already activated. Just keep in mind that Facebook eventually will force you to switch, so you might as well do it now if you have the time.

 

Source: HuffingtonPost.com

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