Category Archives: General Computer

Outlook attachments

Most users know that if you copy a file you can paste it into the body of an email to make it attach.

Browse your system and find the file you want to attach to a message.

Click and drag the file from its folder into the Inbox panel location (dropping it on any message in the inbox). This creates a NEW message and attaches the file in one action. Now simply address it and add a message.

Selecting multiple file

When you’re selecting a bunch of files in Windows 7, what’s your method? Do you drag a box around them and hope you don’t ensnare anything extra?

For few files hold control and click the desired files. Alternatively if you need a solid bunch of files; click the first one then hold shift and click the last one (you can now release the shift button. You can also use Ctrl+Click on top of this grabbing the stray files.

‘F’ keys

When you’re working in an application, depressing this key will bring up the application’s Help menu. If there is no open application, F1 will open Windows Help for you.

The F2 key is used to rename a selected item or object.

If you press this key it will display the Find: All Files dialog box.

This function key selects the Go To a Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows explorer).

This key is one of my favorites. Depressing this key refreshes the current window. In Internet Explorer F5 will Refresh the web page.

Moves among panes in Windows Explorer.

If you happen to be in Microsoft Word, depressing this key will start the Spell check operation for you.

This key can be used to start in Safe Mode if depressed during your boot up.

In Excel, pressing this key will calculate all formulas on a worksheet.

This key will activate menu bar options. Use right and left arrows to select menus and down arrows to display pull down menus.

If you’re in Internet Explorer, this key will allow you to toggle between full screen viewing mode and normal viewing mode.

If you’re using a Mac this key will eject a CD for you.

Webpage shortcut

When typing an Internet address you do not need to type http:// or even www. in the address. For example, if you wanted to visit Google you could just type and press enter. To make things even quicker, if you’re visiting a .com address you can type google and then press ‘Ctrl + Enter’ to type out the full address.

Smart window

View two windows side-by-side using Smart Window (Windows 2007 only):

  1. Click and Drag on the Title Bar of the first window you wish to use and drag it to either the left or right side of your screen. Let go of the window when you see the outline of the window re-size to ½ of the screen.
  2. Then choose the other window you wish to view on the other side of screen and click and drag it until the outline appears and it resizes to the other half of the screen.

Features of Word 2013

Works great on Tablets and PC.


Double-tap with your finger or double-click with your mouse to zoom in and make tables, charts and images in your document fill the screen. Then tap or click again outside the object to zoom out and continue reading.


Reopen a document and keep reading right where you left off. Word remembers where you were—even when you reopen an online document from a different computer!


Open PDFs in Word like you would open any other document. Your PDF will open as a fully editable Word doc. Edit paragraphs, lists, and tables just like you would in any other Word documents. Please note: All formatting will come through, but only as ‘Normal’, it will not pre-select and apply styles.


Upon ‘Insert’ and ‘Online video’ you can then search for a video in the search bar that appears and users can then watch the video in the word doc without any interuptions.


Get a live preview as you resize and move photos and shapes in your document. The new alignment guides make it easy to line up charts, photos, and diagrams with your text.


Upon opening Word 2013 it offers a variety of basic templates for layouts such as reports, blogs, certificates, calendars etc.


You can select read mode and Word will flow the text to fit the screen you a working on, for even less distraction, you can hide the toolbars.
While in read mode you can carry out important functions such as: highlight text, translate it or look up the definition of a word, through a simple right click


Mark ups and comments are displayed in a clean mode until click the small red line or comment icon, then you can see reviewing and comments as well as the people that made them, by hovering on the person’s name you can call, email, IM or video chat. Alternatively you can directly reply to comments.