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10
Jul
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Insert Date and Time: MS Word

You can type today's date quickly by using MS Word's AutoComplete. Word's nifty feature that anticipates what you're trying to do and types it for you. You can also insert the date and time from the menu bar. If you can't remember the date, it's not ... a problem. The computer keeps track and inserts the correct date for you. The way you insert the date depends on whether you plan to print this document once or use it regularly. Need to put a time stamp on a document? There's no need to look at your watch and type it by hand. For a One-Time Use Follow these steps to type today's date in a ... (view more)

Tue
04
Jul
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Enter Numbers, Dates and Time: MS Excel

When entering numbers in Excel you can type the numbers into a cell by using the keys on the top row of the keyboard or, if Num Lock is turned on, by using the keypad on the right side of the keyboard. To do so, follow the steps below: Type the ... numbers in the cell and press Enter. If you type decimals, such as 1.5000, Excel often eliminates the trailing zeros and displays 1.5. Note that another future article will tell you how to control this. You can also type dollar signs, commas, or percent signs, and Excel displays them with the numbers. Even when you type these symbols, Excel interprets ... (view more)

Wed
14
Jun
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Create and Modify Headers and Footers: MS Word

When you want the same text (such as a title) to appear on the top of every page, you are creating a header. On the other hand, text that appears on the bottom of every page is called a footer. Both headers and footers appear within the page margins ... and are unaffected by adding and deleting text in the document. You can set the measurement for headers and footers in the Margins tab of the Page Setup dialog box. Longer documents often must have certain text on every page, such as chapter titles, author names, dates, file names, or page numbers. You wouldn't want to have to type the text at the ... (view more)

Fri
26
May
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Use Tabs Command: MS Word

When you press the Tab key, the insertion point moves to the right 0.5 inch which means that your typing moves 0.5 inch to the right. This is MS Word's default tab. You use this tab to indent the first line of a paragraph, or even to separate short ... items, such as the chapter name and page title on a table of contents. You can also use tabs to place columns of short items side by side, such as those in a schedule of events, but for that use you may want to set a custom tab. Tabs come in four varieties: left, center, decimal, and right. You use the ruler or the Tabs dialog box to set the tabs. ... (view more)

Wed
17
May
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Create Numbered Lists: MS Word 2000

Similar to bulleted lists , numbered lists can be created either before or after you create a list of information using MS Word. For example, you can either: Click the Numbering button to toggle numbering on, and then type the list Type a list, ... select it, and click the Numbering button to toggle numbering on. You can also create an automatic numbered list on the keyboard. Type a number and a period and then press Spacebar or Tab at the beginning of a paragraph. When you press Enter at the end of the paragraph, the numbered list is automatically created. Numbers are automatically added to the ... (view more)

Tue
16
May
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Add Bullets: MS Word 2000

A specific list of items in a business document is commonly formatted with a hanging indent with numbers or with small symbols called bullets to the left of each item. If the items must occur in a certain order, use a numbered list. If you can list ... the items in any order, use bullets. You can use bulleted or numbered lists for the following purposes: To shorten the text To draw attention to certain elements To summarize To show sequence or relationship Create Bulleted Lists You can create bulleted lists either before or after you've typed the text. Click the Bullets button to toggle bullets ... (view more)

Sat
22
Apr
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Insert Sequence Fields: MS Word

Here's a tip for all the legal secretaries and paralegals out there. Question: how many times has the attorney told you to prepare Interrogatories or Answers to Interrogatories? It takes a lot of time to type in the same word with a different number ... after it for each and every Interrogatory or Answer, doesn't it? Not any longer! Below are steps you can use to speed up this process and also give you an idea of how sequence fields work. Once you've mastered how to do this, I'm sure you'll find lots of different ways to use sequence fields in MS Word! Type Interrogatory and press the Spacebar. ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jan
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Print Head

A computer printer is a computer peripheral device that produces a hard copy (permanent human-readable text and/or graphics, usually on paper) from data stored in a computer connected to it. The world's first computer printer was a 19th-century ... mechanically driven apparatus invented by Charles Babbage for his Difference Engine. Methods of image creation The medium for most printers is paper, so they are usually classified according to the method of image creation: Toner-based printers Laser printers refer to the method used to adhere toner to the media. The advent of cost-effective, precision ... (view more)

Thu
10
Nov
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SureType Review

Synopsis: Wouldn't it be cool if you could type in a word and have your computer perform a series of functions? With SureType, it's a reality! No matter what you are doing on your computer -- and regardless of which application you're using -- you ... could just type in word\ (for example), and immediately have Microsoft Word load. Similarly, you could type excel\ and Microsoft Excel will open -- or, you could type in address\ and have your full email address typed onto the screen! With SureType, the possibilities are endless. And don't forget: only when you type the special expansion key after a ... (view more)

Tue
01
Jun
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Freeware greeting card program?, Part 2

Recall -- Last week, Infopackets Reader Jenny C. asked if I knew of a freeware greeting card program. She wrote: " I am wondering if you could help me: I have been trying to find a small (and hopefully free) software program to create ordinary ... greeting cards -- one that I can put my own pictures or clipart on, write my own verse, and mail it (via snail mail) to friends. I used to use a greeting card program that came pre-packaged with my computer, but the program has expired and I can no longer use it. I would love to make my own greeting cards and I am sure other subscribers would too. ... (view more)

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