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Super cool computer tricks, for dopes like me.

 
 
OCCOM BILL
 
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Thu 12 Apr, 2007 04:26 am
Shocked OMG... Jespah, you rule!
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Francis
 
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Thu 12 Apr, 2007 04:38 am
A small one, very useful to close your applications : Alt+F4
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jespah
 
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Thu 12 Apr, 2007 04:40 am
Francis wrote:
jespah wrote:
Ctrl-B = italic text


Small correction, Jespah, it's bold text.


Oopsie. It's bold, of course.

Thanks, Bill; I've been doing this (Excel jockey stuff) since '95.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Thu 12 Apr, 2007 01:32 pm
Francis wrote:
A small one, very useful to close your applications : Alt+F4
That's news too. Thanks Francis!
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dagmaraka
 
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Thu 12 Apr, 2007 01:45 pm
jes, I think CTRL + Y means repeat the last function or keystroke... so if you were deleting cells,for example, the next selected cell that you click ctrl + Y on will be deleted as well. or pasting, or anything. Handy when you have long email lists or such things.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Thu 12 Apr, 2007 02:37 pm
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
Thanks Dag, that's wicked cool!
See? :wink:
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stephensaw
 
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Sun 20 May, 2007 03:48 am
Hi, I got this trick out from some where on Internet, and trying to share here.

Open Microsoft Paint, then have you copy any picture (you can use Paste From function under Edit menu to browse any picture), when you paste it, have the pasted picture selected, then hold down Shift and drag the picture, you will create 'shadow' or lots of 'duplicate' on the trail.

While holding Ctrl and drag n drop will simply the Copy and paste. Laughing
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dadpad
 
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Sun 20 May, 2007 04:09 am
I had to create a pwerpoint presentation the other day.

I added some action buttons with hyperlinks to different files.

After moving the pwerpoint to my F drive to take to the presentation venue I realised that the links would'nt work and had to move all the different files onto my f drive as well. so far so good. I get to the venu and test the links and of course they dont work cause they are still looking for files on the c drive of my computer at home. Bit of quick work and relink to the files on my f drive and away we went.

Now I am sure I have seen a method of packaging the powerpoint and the links and the files in one easy movement. Has anyone seen this before?
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DrewDad
 
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Sun 20 May, 2007 10:03 am
CTRL-Z will Undo in most applications.
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DrewDad
 
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Sun 20 May, 2007 10:05 am
dadpad wrote:
I had to create a pwerpoint presentation the other day.

I added some action buttons with hyperlinks to different files.

After moving the pwerpoint to my F drive to take to the presentation venue I realised that the links would'nt work and had to move all the different files onto my f drive as well. so far so good. I get to the venu and test the links and of course they dont work cause they are still looking for files on the c drive of my computer at home. Bit of quick work and relink to the files on my f drive and away we went.

Now I am sure I have seen a method of packaging the powerpoint and the links and the files in one easy movement. Has anyone seen this before?

http://www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/pp2003/ppt2exe.html

Might be what you're looking for.
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dadpad
 
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Sun 20 May, 2007 10:24 am
File Package for CD.

Now why couldnt I find that!

When this happens and its so obvious I feel like a real doofus!

Thank you drewdad for making me feel like a doofus, if I can return the favour let me know.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Sun 20 May, 2007 04:37 pm
stephensaw wrote:
Hi, I got this trick out from some where on Internet, and trying to share here.

Open Microsoft Paint, then have you copy any picture (you can use Paste From function under Edit menu to browse any picture), when you paste it, have the pasted picture selected, then hold down Shift and drag the picture, you will create 'shadow' or lots of 'duplicate' on the trail.

While holding Ctrl and drag n drop will simply the Copy and paste. Laughing
Cool! Thanks for contributing, and welcome to A2K!
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Sun 20 May, 2007 04:40 pm
If you highlight some words and then right click and hit "copy" you may store information for pasting elsewhere.
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Chai
 
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Sun 20 May, 2007 05:18 pm
gosh, thanks gus.

if you put your pointer on a certain spot and it turns into a little hand, you can click on it and it magically takes you somewhere else.
Sunmaiden
 
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Sun 27 May, 2007 11:31 am
OCCOM BILL wrote:
someone wrote:
Don't know how to do a screen shot but what I copied and pasted is what came up.
Hold down the control key and look in the upper right side above your letter keys for "Print Screen SysRq" or "Prnt Scrn" or something to that effect and hit it.
Next, open a new file in "Paint" (Probably Start/Programs/Accessories/Paint).
Next under Edit, select Paste.
Next, under File, select "save as" give it a name, and be to sure choose JPEG where it says Save as Type.

You can now make screenshots of whatever you wish. This is cool.


I've been using this for years to compile "click by click" - "picture by picture" instructions for clueless users at work. They absolutely love it.
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Chai
 
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Sun 27 May, 2007 12:27 pm
I just realized you can have a marco within a macro...wow, what a time saver.

While creating one macro, I realized one I already had would be useful at a certain point....so, just ran it, then continued on, and when I ran the new macro...the older one just did its work within the new one!

It seems though you can only use it in that particular file....not sure yet.
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squinney
 
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Sun 27 May, 2007 01:20 pm
Aren't macro's hold overs from the good ol' days of DOS?

Before Windows, one actually had to type things into a black screen next to C: (drive). Macro's saved time by formatting often repeated steps, formulas, etc. so that you didn't have to remember so many things.

DOS was wicked. Unless you are 40+, you probably didn't learn DOS commands.
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Chai
 
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Sun 27 May, 2007 01:32 pm
I don't know about it being a holdover from DOS, but it sure saves a lot of time.

The macro I mentioned is one that does in 2 seconds something that would take me 10 minutes by "hand" and ensures one of the steps I'd have to do during that 10 minutes was forgotten or done incorrectly.
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Region Philbis
 
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Sun 27 May, 2007 05:00 pm
squinney wrote:
Aren't macro's hold overs from the good ol' days of DOS?

Before Windows, one actually had to type things into a black screen next to C: (drive). Macro's saved time by formatting often repeated steps, formulas, etc. so that you didn't have to remember so many things.

DOS was wicked. Unless you are 40+, you probably didn't learn DOS commands.

you're thinking of batch files.
i used to fiddle around with 'em...
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jespah
 
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Mon 28 May, 2007 07:32 am
Chai wrote:
I don't know about it being a holdover from DOS, but it sure saves a lot of time.

The macro I mentioned is one that does in 2 seconds something that would take me 10 minutes by "hand" and ensures one of the steps I'd have to do during that 10 minutes was forgotten or done incorrectly.


Exactly. This is why I've been trying for yonks to get my coworkers to use macros. Hit a button and the whole spreadsheet is formattedd, set up for printing, looks better and it's got confidentiality and page number footers.

Still trying to get them to the press a button stage. Oy.
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