Word 2010 – Selecting words or paragraphs

Word 2010 – Selecting words or paragraphs

When you are working in Word and want to format text, you will need to select the text before you can apply text formatting (text formatting options are in the Font group on the Home tab of the Ribbon).

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Many people know that they can click the mouse and hold it down while dragging through the text (usually referred to as click and drag).

There are other ways to select text that may be easier and faster. There are several ways of accomplishing these tasks.                              Find what works for you!

To select: Do this:
One word Double-click the word (works throughout Windows programs and the internet)
Several words Click and drag
One paragraph Triple-click anywhere in the paragraph (if you move the mouse before the third click, you will have to try again)
Entire document Ctrl-A (keyboard combination – press and hold the Ctrl key, press and release A key, then release Ctrl)

For more information: http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/word-help/select-text-HA102338121.aspx

Most of our tips and tricks also apply to Word 2007 and Word 2013

Watch out for scams!

Have you received a strange email from the IRS or from EZ-Pass saying that you have a bill to pay? They are scams.

How about a phone call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft saying that your computer has contacted them? Another scam.

If there is a problem with your tax return, the IRS will send you something in the mail. They do not conduct business via email. The same is true for EZ-Pass. And, Microsoft is not monitoring your computer.

Read this article from Consumer Reports on some of the current scams. Be wary of anyone asking you for personal information via email, phone, or even in person.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/08/watch-out-for-these-impersonation-scams/index.htm

Want to Delete Your Facebook or Twitter Account? Here’s How

Sometimes people sign up for Facebook or Twitter accounts, but then decide for whatever reason that they want to permanently delete their account. Deleting your accounts (and all of the posts and pictures contained in them) can be a tedious process.  Facebook has instructions for doing this here. And Twitter provides help with deleting your account here. If you don’t want to delete your entire account, but just delete some postings and better manage your content, TweetDelete can do that for your tweets and Facebook can help you manage your content with their Use Activity Log.

For more information on deleting content (or your entire account), check out the great article Swear Off Social Media, For Good or Just for Now by Molly Wood in The New York Times.

 

Register for Summer PCC Courses!

Do you want to get better at Microsoft Excel, learn how to check out ebooks and emagazines and read them on your tablet, or find out how to research your ancestors online? This summer we have classes on these topics and much more at the Poughkeepsie Public Library! Space in each workshop is limited, so visit our online calendar to check out our offerings and register, or call (845) 485-3445 x3381 for more information.

Learn All About Instagram!

Public Computer Center staff will be offering an Introduction to Instagram course on Wednesday, June 25 at 1 pm. Join us to find out how to snap photos on your mobile device using the Instagram app,  and then share these photos with family and friends.

Check out our calendar of events for more information and to register.

Check out Encore!

Encore is the new way to search for materials in the Poughkeepsie Public Library District (and every other library within the Mid-Hudson Library System too!).  Encore allows users to search millions of book, movie, e-book and audiobook titles available through the Mid-Hudson Library System, as well as downloadable articles from over 7,000 magazine and journals.  Another new feature of Encore is the ability to check out e-books and audiobooks within the library catalog, instead of leaving the catalog and going to the Overdrive website. And like with the old catalog, you can continue to manage your holds and renewals online by logging into your account. If you would like training on how to get the most out of this great new resource, visit us for one-on-one help!

Check out the new catalog here.

Need Help Writing an Interesting Resume?

Our PCC will be offering the workshop Using the Library in Your Job Search on May 28 at 1 pm,  which is full of helpful tips for getting a job. However, job seekers often can’t make it to the class but could still use guidance on writing a resume that will get noticed by employers. GCFLearnFree has a great tutorial that meets these needs, and can be completed at the user’s own pace. Participants learn about different resume styles and what information to include (and not include) in each section, and can also take a look at the gallery of resume samples for ideas on how to format their own resume.

Check out this great resource here.

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