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TOP TIP FAVOURITES – PART I

Some of our favourite Top Tips for 2015:

Resize a program window to fit half your monitor

Resize a program window to stretch across both your monitors

Make your computer type “University of Canterbury” (and other repetitive long phrases) for you.

Use Jump Lists to quickly locate your regularly-used files

Gain quick access to the Folders you use most

Email an open file from Microsoft Office programs

Top Tips will be returning in January 2016.
Have a great Christmas!

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Want Action From an Email?

Just a reminder: if you are sending an email to multiple recipients, make sure the ones you want some kind of action or response from are in the To:  field, not the CC:  field.

It might sound obvious, but sometimes people expect action from those in the CC:  field, and wonder why they are not getting a response.

Think of the CC:  field as a “For Your Information” field.

Have you seen these:
Don’t type that text – dictate!
Press Enter!

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SHORTCUT ACCESS TO THE THESAURUS IN WORD 2010 AND WORD 2013

Last week we looked at using Ctrl+F7 to access the DICTIONARY in Word 2013.

This week we’ll look at another shortcut: accessing the THESAURUS in Word 2010 and Word 2013.
In Word, select the word you want to look up, then…

Press Shift + F7.

The Thesaurus will then open at the right side of your Word window.

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Using Ctrl+F7 to access a dictionary definition in Word 2013

Using Word 2013 and need to look up the dictionary?
If you are using Word 2013 then select the word you want to look up, then…

Press Ctrl + F7

Simple as that.
The Dictionary will then open at the right side of your Word window.

Next week: shortcut access to the Thesaurus in Word 2010 & Word 2013.

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Quick full stop on your mobile phone or tablet

Do you know you can double tap the spacebar on your mobile phone or tablet to get a full stop?
Try it: next time you are using your mobile phone or tablet to write a text message, email, note, address – just about anything at all – and you need to enter a full stop, just double tap the spacebar!

Years ago, when I used to have a Nokia N95 mobile phone and I was high-speed-thumbs with my text messages, there were lots of other shortcuts like this. Do you know of any others for today’s smartphones? If you do, please share them with us in the Comments. Thanks!

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