Thursday, November 18th, 2004
Carlos from Columbus asks:
How do I save pictures from a web page?
To save a picture from a web page to your computer, just right-click the image and select “Save Image As…” from the little menu that pops
I have a program and I need to find out what version it is. Where can I find that information?
Most programs hide their version number in their About box. Not all programs have an About box, but most do. Just click the Help menu and see if there is an ” About… ” item.
Embedded Fonts: Keep Your Documents Looking Good!
We constantly hear about news reporters “embedded” in the military to cover the war, well, how about a font embedded in your Word doc?
There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, “He who creates a beautiful Word document is wise, but he who enables others to see that beautiful Word document is wiser still.”
Okay, it’s not really an ancient proverb. But… Continue reading
Have you ever been at a site and saw a link you wanted to follow? You almost click the link, but then decide that you want to finish looking through the web page you’re currently on. What should you do?
Next time you’re faced with the question above, right-click the link you want to follow and select Open in New Window from the resulting menu (you can… Continue reading
Do you have folders full of pictures? I do, both from my digital camera and various scans that I have done. Figuring out which one of these pictures is which is like finding something lost in my daughter’s room—it’s frightening.
Fortunately, there is another way to view these files. Starting with Windows ME you can use “thumbnail view”.
From Windows Explorer or My Computer, click the View menu… Continue reading
Here’s a cool little arrow trick to try with word processing programs. Next time you’re using your arrow keys to go from one area of a sentence to another (left and right arrows), hold down your CTRL key.
Instead of moving one space at a time, you’ll go one word at a time.
If you’re using the up… Continue reading
Do I have to shut down all my software before I shut my computer down?
Not really (although Office XP programs get persnickity about this). Windows will shut things down for you, which can be a real time saver if you have a dozen open programs. However, note that if you have stuff pending (like unsaved documents) Windows will ask if you want to save this… Continue reading
Help! I use Outlook Express and there are times I have stuff sitting in my outbox that I decide to add to or modify. However, the other day I did this and accidentally hit the Delete button. So, I went into my Deleted Items folder and tried dragging the message back to the Outbox. It didn’t work and I had to re-do the whole message. I know it’s… Continue reading
Every now and then you need to really delete a file. Right now.
Well, most people delete the thing, then go to the recycle bin and remove it from there. It works, but there’s a better way.
Next time you’re 100% sure, without a doubt, for certain, that you want to delete a file, hold your Shift key down while you delete. The file will be deleted—skipping the Recycle Bin… Continue reading
Ever have a window that has wandered partially off-screen? Not a big problem, unless you can’t get to the title bar to move it. For example, what do you do if you have a window that gets its title bar hidden above the TOP of the screen? (It happens, sometimes due to a system error, sometimes due a change in screen resolution.) The problem is