Thursday, March 21, 2013

Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Get to know the new Office 2013 with these downloadable and FREE Quick Start Guides. These printable guides contain useful tips, shortcuts, and screenshots to help you find your way around. If you are a Windows 8 user, you can open and view these guides in the Windows 8 Reader app without any additional steps.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Where was I? or RELOCATE!

Yes, there are two names for today's post. Because I'm old school, I used the old terminology, "relocate." If you spent any time on an electric typewriter, you may remember a fabulous button called RELOCATE. It would take you back to the last three places you were on your document. It worked great for when found a mistake and needed to fix it and then return to where you left off. These electric typewriters were the beginning of today's word processors.
This brings us to today's Word tip: Shift+F5.
If you are a person who likes to "jump around" your document as you type, you'll love this. Say you're typing a long thought. You stop and read what you have just finished typing. You notice an error. You click on the error and make the change and now need to return to where you left off to continue your thought. Pretty easy to do if your error is on the same page, but if it is on different pages, you might want a shortcut. After fixing your error, you don't need to scroll all the back to where you were to continue. Instead, just press Shift+F5. Word will remember will remember the last five places you've been for easy navigation as you type.