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Storm Advice for PC's
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We’ve had a few bad storms in our area recently, and the internet is up and down like a yo-yo :(

We tend to see a lot of computers with damaged hardware in the weeks after stormy weather – some will blow during a big storm, but others will hang in there and fail a few weeks later because of smaller power fluctuations causing damage to the circuits.

Switching computers (and other expensive electronics) off at the wall during stormy weather (especially if you are not using them anyway) can reduce those small, cumulative bits of damage and extend the life of your computer.
 
If you'd like some more info about how it works and what you can do about it check out http://helpmedave.com.au/computers-storm-damage/

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Tip 14 – Handy uses for Hyperlinks.

A Hyperlink allows you to click on a text or image and be taken straight to a new web page or document. You see them most often in web pages, but did you know that you can add your own Hyperlinks to Emails, Word Documents, Excel sheets and most other Office applications?

Setting up a Hyperlink is as easy as highlighting the text or image you want to click on (the anchor or Text to Display), right clicking your mouse and choosing Hyperlink from the menu. Select or add the destination Address (the file you want to be opened when you click) and you are done!

If you’ve used Tip 13 to Copy As Path the files address then you can paste that path in as the destination address.

Some ways to use Hyperlinks:

• Emailing your contact details – you can add a photo link to your Email taking readers straight to your website or FaceBook page. Add it to your Email Signature if you want everyone to see it.

• Create a Master document to organise links to all of your Ideas or Recipes pages (you can link out to websites as well as documents you’ve created yourself).

• Send someone on your network a link to open the document you want them to look at, rather than just telling them where it is.

• If you’re creating a very long report you can link to a heading or bookmarked position elsewhere in the document.

• Web and Email addresses are usually auto-formatted as Hyperlinks, but you can get a more professional look by setting it up manually. Instead of your email saying “go to our XYZ form page at http//…..” you can just say “There’s more info on our form page” or “We also have that in vanilla, chocolate and raspberry” with links to your other product pages.

• If you regularly use two documents together (eg pasting an updated Excel graph into this months Word report) you can add a link so that the second document can be opened with one click.

Do you set up your own Hyperlinks? What other uses have you found for them?

Let us know :)
Jen and Dave

We'll be adding to Quick PC Tips regularly, but if you'd like to see the full list to date (with screenshots) check out:
http://helpmedave.com.au/quick-pc-tips/
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Tip 14 – Handy uses for Hyperlinks.

A Hyperlink allows you to click on a text or image and be taken straight to a new web page or document. You see them most often in web pages, but did you know that you can add your own Hyperlinks to Emails, Word Documents, Excel sheets and most other Office applications?

Setting up a Hyperlink is as easy as highlighting the text or image you want to click on (the anchor or Text to Display), right clicking your mouse and choosing Hyperlink from the menu. Select or add the destination Address (the file you want to be opened when you click) and you are done!

If you’ve used Tip 13 to Copy As Path the files address then you can paste that path in as the destination address.

Some ways to use Hyperlinks:

• Emailing your contact details – you can add a photo link to your Email taking readers straight to your website or FaceBook page. Add it to your Email Signature if you want everyone to see it.

• Create a Master document to organise links to all of your Ideas or Recipes pages (you can link out to websites as well as documents you’ve created yourself).

• Send someone on your network a link to open the document you want them to look at, rather than just telling them where it is.

• If you’re creating a very long report you can link to a heading or bookmarked position elsewhere in the document.

• Web and Email addresses are usually auto-formatted as Hyperlinks, but you can get a more professional look by setting it up manually. Instead of your email saying “go to our XYZ form page at http//…..” you can just say “There’s more info on our form page” or “We also have that in vanilla, chocolate and raspberry” with links to your other product pages.

• If you regularly use two documents together (eg pasting an updated Excel graph into this months Word report) you can add a link so that the second document can be opened with one click.

Do you set up your own Hyperlinks? What other uses have you found for them?

Let us know :)
Jen and Dave

We'll be adding to Quick PC Tips regularly, but if you'd like to see the full list to date (with screenshots) check out:
http://helpmedave.com.au/quick-pc-tips/
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Tip 11 – The Magnifier

Did you know that Windows has a handy inbuilt magnifying glass?

Click on your Start Button and type Magnifier to bring the tool up.

You can use the + and – buttons to choose how much to magnify by. The View menu gives you 3 options:

Full screen – this magnifies everything on your screen. Unlike the regular zooming that we talked about last week this will increase the size of your icons and menu bars, not just the active document. You will have to move around (push your mouse to the edge of the screen) to find things that have disappeared off the edges.

Lens – This gives you a square magnifying glass so that just the area under your mouse is magnified. You can still select, type and work normally within the magnified area. This tool does magnify icons or menu items, so it’s handy for anyone who struggles with smaller print, or if you are working on a diagram or web page and want to see the whole thing but zoom into areas of interest.
Docked – creates a viewing pane at the top of the screen – the area of the screen you are looking at will be shown magnified up there.

The Settings menu gives you some extra options to play with: a slider so that you can increase by 50% at a time; a colour inverter for documents where the colours are hard to read, and the option to turn the magnifier on every time you start your computer.

To go back to a normal view you can switch to 100% on Full Screen mode – that leaves the tool open and you’ll have a little magnifying glass on your screen to bring it back up. Or of course you can simply close the tool to return to normal size.


We'll be adding to Quick PC Tips regularly, but if you'd like to see the full list to date check out:
http://helpmedave.com.au/quick-pc-tips/

(The link also has screenshots for each weekly tip)

Did you know this one? Do you think it will be handy, or maybe you have a suggestion for next weeks Quick PC Tip?

Let us know :)
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Tip 10 – Zoom in to read small text

Hold the CTRL button and use the scroll wheel on your mouse for a quick way to zoom in (or out) of any website or document.

Clicking the scroll wheel also gives you access to special functions – eg a scroll wheel click in explorer will open that link in a new tab and clicking the scroll wheel on a website or document lets you move around the page faster.

We'll be adding to Quick PC Tips regularly, but if you'd like to see the full list to date check out:
http://helpmedave.com.au/quick-pc-tips/

(The link also has screen shots for all the tips)

Did you know this one? Do you think it will be handy, or maybe you have a suggestion for next weeks Quick PC Tip?

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Tip 8 – Blank Documents with 1 click

If you already have a Word document open and want a new document: hold down shift and left click the Word icon on your start bar. Voila – a new blank document without going near the file menu!

This Super Quick PC Tip works for any of the Microsoft Office apps.

We'll be adding to Quick PC Tips regularly, but if you'd like to see the full list to date check out:
http://helpmedave.com.au/quick-pc-tips/

(The link also has screen shots for all the tips)

Did you know this one? Do you think it will be handy, or maybe you have a suggestion for next weeks Quick PC Tip?

Let us know :)

Jen and Dave
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