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Document Shortcuts Part 1:
You are working on a complicated document, you hit several
buttons, the text is highlighted and the next thing you see is a blank
screen. All of your text has disappeared. What do you do? There are several
options to undo what has just occurred.
Go to your menu bar
and find the icon that is in the shape of a left arrow. This is an
Undo Typing Arrow. Click on the arrow until your document
returns to its former glory.
Go to the menu drop
down lists, find Edit, and chose Undo Typing.
Again, you can select this option several times as well.
The easiest shortcut uses your keyboard.
On a PC: Press the CRTL button plus the Z (and let go) and
On a MAC: Press the COMMAND button plus the Z (and let go)
(the command button has the little apple on it).
This shortcut is great as you only have to click two little buttons
and you can undo whatever you were working on.
A suggestion is practice with the options described
above. This way you can test it out ahead of time, before you end up letting
out that silent scream when your screen goes blank and you need to know
how to undo what you just did.
The above shortcuts can be used
in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
You visit a website or your company wants you to change
your password every 60 days. This can be a frustrating and time-consuming
process. Not only that, how do you know your password is safe from others,
especially if you use the same password for all of the websites you visit.
Here is a suggestion:
Pick a word that you associate with that particular site: For example,
we will use http://www.volunteertoday.com
as our web site. My word would be techtips.
Split the word or phrase in a way you can
remember. In the middle of the word or phrase,
insert the number of letters in the domain name. Example: our
example has 14 letters, so now we have tech14tips.
Then, if you want, you can even add a letter or letters to the beginning
of the password. Example: we would add vt, so we now have vttech14tips
as our password.
Although, this is not a perfect system for creating
passwords, it gives you an idea of how you can change your password to
be unique for the websites you visit.
Do you have a suggestion of how
to create a unique password,
let us know at email@example.com and put
"password" in the subject line.