The quest for the paperless office

Many of us have filing cabinets full of paper we’d either rather not have to store, or experienced times when we’re unable to find a particular document when we want it.  What are some of the ways that we can save paper & reduce the clutter in our lives? Saving documents electronically can be a […]

Dropbox: Restoring previous versions of files

Dropbox allows you to restore earlier versions of any file. The fee edition of Dropbox allows use of previous versions of files over the last 30 days, but the paid editions have an option known as “Packrat” that allows unlimited undo history. To access this feature, launch the Dropbox website. Go to the folder where […]

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Good office ergonomics

Recently a friend of mine developed repetitive strain injury.  His work of developing written language for a people group in Cambodia requires extensive use of a computer keyboard.  This constant keyboard work exacerbates his injury & requires significant changes to resolve it.  Like most things in life, prevention is better than cure. What are the […]

Handy Keyboard Shortcuts

  Keys Action F2 Rename F3 Find F5 Refresh F6 Switch between panes in Windows Explorer ALT+ENTER Properties CTRL+X, C, or V Cut, Copy, or Paste CTRL+Z Undo CTRL+A Select All CTRL+drag a file or folder Copy a file or folder to new location CTRL+SHIFT+drag a file to the desktop or folder Create a shortcut

Future Trends in IT; Virtualization

Virtualization is a technology that has been around for years, but it’s application is now filtering down to the everyday computer user. It is the creation of a virtual, rather than actual, version of something, such as an desktop computer, a server, a storage device or network resources. By creating a virtual environment we can […]

Two Monitors are better are One!

Gone are the days when a computer monitor the size of a large microwave sat on your desk. Today, flat screens are the product of choice. Because they have a much smaller footprint, options become available that we may have never considered before. Extra large monitors (which can be expensive), or even two computer monitors […]

Take time to proof read your email

We’ve all received emails that were sent in a hurry & with little care. Poor grammar, incorrect spelling & clumsy sentences can confuse the meaning & even give the wrong impression. A few “tricks of the trade” can help you minimize problems with your emails: Briefly proof read everything before you send it. That quick […]

Consider creating a Standard Operating Environment

A Standard Operating Environment (SOE) specifies the software that is to be consistently used on all computers within an organisation. It is common practice for large organizations to use a SOE because it reduces their total cost of setting up, managing & supporting their computer infrastructure. An SOE simplifies technical support by minimising the number […]

View formatting in your Word Processor

There are times when we cut & paste information from different sources, but the original formatting gets pasted along with the text. To view the formatting of a particular block of text, highlight the text and press SHIFT-F1. There is the option to tick the check box “Show all formatting marks” in order to see […]