What the F-key? F1 through F4 (Extended!)
As promised I'm back with more function keys! This time we'll be talking about extended combinations like ALT, CTRL and Shift, and how they alter each F-key's function. Just to recap, the function keys are the line of “F” keys going across the top of your keyboard going from F1 to F12.
Not quite as much functionality as I was expecting. Maybe the next set of F-keys will give us something a bit more substantial! Stay tuned!
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Yep, it's Monday alright! That's no excuse for slouching, though! Scroll down for some amazing deals and eye-popping tips from our team here at Worldstart! Check out the nature of PDF files, April's Office Tip on categorizing everything in Outlook 2007, and how to print a specific selection of a file! Quite a few of our readers have been asking for that one! There's also the Monday video tip and, of course, Amanda's delicious Cool Site! It's all here at Worldstart, and if it's not, just wait until tomorrow! ;)
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Hey - Are you a Widows Vista user? Are you going to be? Maybe just thinking about an upgrade? If so, you've just got to try the program that took me from newbie to pro in no time! It's called Professor Teaches Windows Vista and it makes learning Windows Vista a snap!
If you're tired and frustrated with Vista, you're not alone! It's really a great system, but it's juuusssst different enough from previous versions of Windows to make you pull-your-hair-out-crazy trying to make it work the way you want! Come on - Why not say goodbye to all the headaches and take control? Professor Teaches Windows Vista is just the ticket out of frustrationville!
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Oh, and then it takes your learning to the next level! OK, you know how most people seem to learn better by "trying it out" on their own? Well, this has an amazing Vista Simulator built in! So, get this - you watch a lesson, then you can actually "try" it - just like you were using Windows, only you're not going to be able to mess anything up! How cool is that? If that's not the smartest way ever to teach Windows, I don't know what is! It's really like having a private computer tutor! Heck, you can even take a quiz at the end of the chapters to test your knowledge!
Plus, you'll really love the way the presentations progress too- they won't leave you behind scratching your head! You'll start off with the basics, then move on to more advanced topics as you learn. Of course, you can always skip back and review, but let me tell ya, as good as this software is, you probably won't need to! Plus, if you need a quick fix to a problem, you can skip to any topic at any time!
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Now, before I get too far, I want you to know that I used to be a full time professional photographer and I taught a continuing education course in photography. So, when I say this is an great program for anyone who wants to take better photographs, you know you can trust the source ;-) In fact, if I'd had this interactive CD ROM at my disposal back when I was teaching, I could have passed it out and ended the class there - it's that good!
It uses audio, video, and sample photos to teach you how to work all the controls on a camera. You simply pick what you want to learn. Oh, and it's also great for any skill level - beginner to advanced.
The best part of it is the way it's so "hands on". When you're in one of the many virtual "workshops" you can actually try different ways of taking the picture and see the results! It shows you in a few clicks of a mouse what it took an hour for me to explain in class!
Here are some of the topic covered: The Art of Photography, Composition, Capturing The Decisive Moment, How To Tell a Story, Thinking Visually, Lenses, Aperture, Focus, Shutter, Exposure Lighting, Film, and much more!
No mater what kind of camera you use, this CD can improve the quality of pictures you're getting from it. I can't tell you how impressed I am with the solid advice this title provides!
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Q: What are .pdf files?
People use PDF files for everything. The most common use seems to be documents (both interactive and regular), but I've also seen PDF files used for maps, catalogs, presentations, and even e-books. Additionally, I've seen it used for non-web applications as well, including stuff like software help files.
Some Adobe products such as Pagemaker and Illustrator let you save a file as a PDF file. The only other ways are to fork out the big bucks for the Acrobat program, or create PDF files online (5 times for free or subscribe to use). To turn your documents into pdf files online, follow this link:
Another option is a neat little program called Primo PDF Creator . It is a printer driver that allows you to create a PDF file from any program by selecting Print and sending it to the PDF Creator instead of printing a hard copy. Best of all, it's freeware...
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Do you use the color-coded categories in MS Outlook 2007?
I don't know about you but I love them in conjunction with e-mail rules so that as certain messages come in they are marked for my attention as soon as they hit my Inbox.
What I'd like to discuss today is an extension of the category use.
Did you ever notice that practically everything in Outlook 2007 can be categorized just like your e-mail?
Take a look
For example, in the calendar right-click on an appointment
See the Categorize choice? It leads you to the exact same situation that you get when you right-click on a message.
Or instead of trying a right-click on everything, simply take a look at the Standard Toolbar.
See the Categorize button? If you have a task, note, appointment, contact, etc. that needs to be assigned to a category and this button is accessible then you can. It's as simple as that - no more difficult than it is to categorize a message.
I should probably add that while I could categorize my contacts, the color coding doesn't show in all the view options so, if you're looking to color code your contacts you may have to experiment with the way that you view them to get what you really want.
Overall, I found that using this option can really help me to organize and prioritize. Since this feature is very visual with all the different colors to go with each category I find it extremely easy to see what needs to have my full attention with just a glance.
Anything that makes my work and day go a little bit easier is a very good thing!
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Have A High Definition TV?
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Wanna here a sad little story that repeats itself all the time? People go out and buy an amazing new HD TV (Plasma, LCD, DLP ect) and when they plug it in and hook it up, they discover that, much to their dismay, the picture, well, sort of sucks. Why? It's all the in cables!
Unless you are connecting your DVD, Cable Box, Satellite Dish, Bluray, ect to your TV via an HDMI cable, you're just not getting the quality you paid for. Period. Other cables simply can't provide the bandwidth you need to get HD video to your TV at full resoultion. It's a shame to spend hundreds - or thousands - on a top notch TV, only to plug it in with crappy cables.
I can tell you from experience you'll be blown away at what a difference the right cable can make in your picture! I've used 'em all - from the basic yellow/red/white AV cables, to "S" video, then Component Video then to HDMI - and it gets better each time (with HDMI being kind of the hill)! Only problem is, HDMI cables can be crazy expensive at the big box stores - $50, $100, even $200!!
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PS - Obviously, make sure your TV has HDMI inputs (any current HDTV will) and make sure whatever components you're plugging in do as well (again, any newer equipment will).
Your Hard Drive Is Going To Die!
It Happens To Everyone - Do You Have A Backup?
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OK, STOP -
What would happen if, right now, your computer completely crashed and ALL the data on it was lost?
Think about that for a minute - how many photos would be gone? How many important documents? Songs? Presentations? E-mails?
In fact, I've seen firsthand how terrible it is for people. Not just subscribers begging us (some in tears over the phone) to help them find a way to get unrecoverable lost data back, but I've had family and friends lose thousands of irreplaceable photos, work documents, reports, ect. It's just such a disaster when a hard drive goes out, or a virus destroys all your data, or even an accidental deletion wipes out important files.
There are two kinds of computer users in this world - those that have lost important data and those that will!
If you use a computer, you absolutely MUST backup your data! Everyone knows that! Well, I'm really excited to tell you about this fantastic new title we just came across- it's called Guardian Data Backup and it is, without a doubt, the best backup software I've ever used (and I've used some pretty nice stuff)!
First off, I know what you're thinking - doing backups is a pain! Frankly, that's why we get soooo many people asking us if there's anyway to get lost data back!
Wouldn't it be just fantastic if there was an easy-to-use program that you can set to do your backup jobs then just forget it?
Well, that's what we have for you today! It has a help file with it, but I doubt anyone has had to even look at it - you can master this baby in about a minute!
This amazing software FINALLY takes all the hassle out of doing backups! It's really this simple - First, create a backup job by picking out the folder or files you want to backup, then just tell the software where you want to backup to. Easy! Next, just hit the backup button whenever you want to backup those files / folders! Or, better yet, schedule your backup job for whenever you like - and it's done automatically at that time, every time! Just set it and forget it! If there's ever a crash, you'll automatically have a current backup!
Oh, and then it gets even better! You can actually create more than one backup job! In fact, you can create as many as you like. Why would you do that? Well, I don't know about you, but I don't change all my files all the time. My picture files are good if I backup once a week, but with the documents I use for work, well, those change constantly and I want them backed up every day. With multiple backup jobs, I can customize my routine to work the way I do! (Of course, you can do a manual backup anytime you like)
Speaking of scheduling, this is just incredible! You can do backups daily, weekly, or monthly AND select whatever time you like! I have my backups set to run when I'm usually at lunch or dinner, so it all gets done while I'm away!
Oh, and here's something I absolutely LOVE - filters! This lets you create a "filtered" backup job - and it's the first backup program I've seen that does it! You can actually pick a folder and tell it to ONLY backup the types of files YOU want it to backup! Let's say you have a folder with ten different types of files, but you only want word docs and jpegs backed up - this can do it! OR let's say you have a folder and you want EVERYTHING backed up EXCEPT text docs - yup, this can do that too! It's all optional, but it's there if you need it.
Finally, as if all the above wasn't enough, this also compresses your backup files to save space - and it even lets you set how high the compression is! All of this is right at your fingertips and really easy to do!
You know, everyone will tell you the "critical" software you have to have on your PC - Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and a good firewall. Funny thing is they miss the most important one of all - backup software! To me, regular backups are as important - if not even more important, as running anti-virus, anti-spyware, etc! After all - a hard drive crash can happen at any time, just out of the blue - the ONLY defense is a reliable backup!
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PS - EVERYONE is going to experience a hard drive crash or some type of data loss if they are using computers - that's just the way it is. I've lived through several major crashes - hard drives just really do go out sometimes. I can't tell you the level of disaster it would have been if I didn't have a backup!
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Every day I get email asking how to print just part of a web page or e-mail. With this much demand, I just have to show ya how it's done!
First, you need to know that this does not work with every system out there . This tip only works if both your printer driver and the software application you're using supports this little trick. So, take this for what it's worth.
Here's how it usually works:
1. First, select the area you would like to print.
2. Next, from the file menu , select Print...
3. When the printer dialog box comes up, look for an option for " Selection ", in a " Print Range " frame. Again, not all printers / software support this.
4. Click Print.
Oh, one more thing. If you can't print a selection, you can always copy and paste the stuff you want into a word processor and print it from there. Sure, it's not nearly as much fun, but it's better than printing out eight pages of junk just to get a small section of text.
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Monday Video Tip
I mean it! Go ahead and highlight some text and drag it somewhere! Wait, don't just put that anywhere, it's fragile! Okay, it's probably better that you watch today's video tip on dragging text from one field to another. It's a quick one, but it'll save you a lot time when you're filling out text fields on websites! Click the link below!
Or, if you're the reading type, check it out here:
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I can not wait to share Carl Warner’s foodscape photography with you! I have been sending everyone I know to this gallery. So what’s so interesting about these photos? You’re right to ask! They are made completely of food.
The gallery is setup slideshow style, so you’ll need to click the next button to move onto the next photo. You can also click on any photo on the strip to see it larger. There are fourteen photos in total each is of a different landscape.
Each photo has information underneath about the photography process that Warner uses to make these amazing images. Some of them take days to setup and shoot properly then blend together.
Be sure to check out his website too if you want to see more, you’ll find it here. I know I couldn’t wait to find out if there were more foodscapes, and there are! You’ll find them by clicking on the orange square. You’ll also find other amazing still life photography there as well. I adore the winter landscape.
Check this one out today, and pass it along to all your friends!
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4GB Flash Drive Promotion!
WARNING!! - Dirt Cheap Price Can Change At ANY Time!!
Run To The Site For Our Lowest Price Ever On A 4GB Flash Drive
All I can say is WOW! Did we score a deal for you! One of our suppliers gave us an absolutely mind-blowing deal on some 4GB PQI Flash Drives! We've had some fantastic deals on flash drives in the past, but this has got to be the best ever! We're talking a whoppin' 4 GB worth of storage for just $12.97!! These have a retail of $40 - and most big chain stores sell them for that kind of money all day long!
But there is a catch -
The promotion is only for a limited time - and we don't know when it will end! Could be this morning, could be next week. Once our cost goes up, your cost will go up! It's something new they're trying, so we decided to play along! My advice? If you want an amazing, $40 4GB flash drive for $12.97, I'd high-tail it on over to the site as soon as you read this!! Get your orders in at $12.97 while you can!!
We all know flash drives are probably the best invention since the internet, but when you think about you can store on these 4GB drives, it's really somethin'! Think about this - these can hold the same amount of data as not 1, not 3, but 6 - count 'em 6 - CD-ROMS! Heck, we're talking enough storage for 600 12MP images from your digital camera, 1000 MP3s, or 80,000 typical office documents! That's a lot of data!!
PLUS it's small and easy to take along - this thing isn't even as long as your index finger! Oh, and get this - if you buy several (and at this price you probably should), you can actually stack & snap them together! The little hole is also ideal for hooking onto a keychain - a great way to keep your important data with you all the time!
I don't know about you, but I can't live without my flash drives! I've used them for the typical "taking documents to the office" routine, but there's a TON of other uses too! Stick MP3s on 'em and listen to your favorite songs at work. Oh, and have you seen some of the newer car radios? They have USB plugs on 'em so you can take a flash drives loaded with MP3s and play it right in your car! Oh, and this is a really great way to take photos over to show off to family and friends! Just drag & drop your photos to it and plug it into any computer! Seems like I come up with new uses for these things all the time - you gotta grab 'em when the price is low like this - you know you're gonna need one soon!
OH, almost forgot - these are USB 2.0 drives so yeah, they're wicked fast! No sitting around staring at progress bars while you copy!
Again, these are just $12.97 and US Shipping is FREE! For that kind of money, better grab a couple! Please note - this was a special promotion from one of our suppliers and the price on these will increase the second they decide to end the promo! Grab yours ASAP - before the price goes back up!
Oh, and you even get to choose the color!
PS - $12.97 is our best price ever on 4GB flash drives of any kind - and these are some of the best quality available! Don't miss out, as soon as our supplier raises our price, we're rasing the price (and that could even be sometime today)!
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Sunday, April 12, 2009
Computer Tips [ 15 More Keyboard Shortcuts + Cool Printing Trick + PDF Files - What You Need To Know ] 04/13/2009
Personal & Educational Use Only This blog consists mainly of FREE newsletters from computer web gurus that I receive. I thought you might like to see them all in one place than try to discover them on your own. A moderate amount of editing may be done to eliminate unrelated repetitious ads or unnecessary text which bloat the post. However I have given the authors full credit and will not remove their site links because you deserve to see where it comes from and they deserve to get credit for what they have written. Your use of this site is simply for educational purposes. For more computer-related help go to: CPEDLEY.COM for free software, advice and tips on low cost products which are very helpful. If you want to contact the editor, please go CPEDLEY.COM and check the Contact page for email address.