Mac Application and Folder Shortcuts

A shortcut is an icon that be “clicked” to open an application or folder without having to “go find it” on your computer. The instructions below are for running an application, but the process is the same for opening a folder or a file.
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The Leopard Mac Application Dock

By default, the Dock sits at the bottom of the Mac display. The Dock was introduced in OS X and contains shortcuts to applications. As you move the cursor along the Dock, the icons will be magnified. You can relocate the Dock to the sides and you can set it to “autohide”. The size of the icons in the dock, and the amount of magnification when an icon is highlighted can also be adjusted.
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3 New Features in Google Mail

#1 Color Coding

Setting certain types of appointments in your calendar to a different color from your default calendar color can help organize and highlight specific events.

To set a single event to a different color:

  1. Double click on the event to open it
    OR
    Create a new event and “Edit Details”
  2. Under the even details tab, you will see the “Event color” selections.
    Click on the color you want and the event will be changed to that color in your calendar.

#2 Fifteen Minute Event Duration

 You can now set your default meeting time to as slow as 50 monutes.

To do this:

  1. Click on the Gear icon in the top right of the calendar screen and select “Calendar settings”
  2. Change the default meeting time to 15

#3 Appointment Slots

Sometimes it is convenient to reserve a period of time on your calendar that you allow others to schedule into…Student conferences for example.

To do this:

  1. Click on your calendar where you want to reserve time
  2. Click on “Appointment slots” at the top of the event dialog box

  3. The default duration of a slot is 30 minutes…but you can change that
  4. Click on the 30 opposite “Offer as slots of:”, a selection list will drop down – you can select another value here

  5. Click on “Edit details
  6. From this screen you designate what period of time to reserve

  7. This reservation is for 15 minutes slots from 8AM to 10AM on June 17
  8. Click “Save”. It will look like this on your calendar:

Resetting the View Percent in PDF Files

Stymied about how to get a PDF file you have created to automatically open at 100%? Got a file from a colleague that opens at 65% every time no matter what you do?

If you have Adobe Acrobat Pro Here is the fix:

  • Open the PDF file
  • Click on File > Properties
  • Click on the down arrow next to “Magnification”
  • Select the % value you want
  • Click OK
  • Click on File > Close
  • When asked, click on “Yes” you want to save changes

The document will now open in your selected % view

Managing Windows on the Desktop in Windows 7

Shake, Snap and Peek

Sounds like a bad remake of and 50′s era song – but they are actually three new features in Windows 7 that make managing your desktop easier.
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Converting WORD to POWERPOINT

Do you have a WORD document or report that you want to create a POWERPOINT presentation for? Did you know there is an easy way to import WORD into POWERPOINT? Here’s how:

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Inserting Images Inside Shapes

Let’s say that you want to create a shape that has a picture inside it: 

 

Here’s how you do it… 
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Positioning Images in Word 2007

Sometimes, you may want to place a picture or image in an exact location on the page and have text flow around it. Below are the steps to follow in order to exactly position an image on a page in WORD 2007.

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Inserting Different Orientation Pages Inside a Word Document

Occasionally you may want to insert a page inside a document that has a different orientation. (Landscape or Portrait) This can be useful if you need to display a wide chart, table or graphic that would be “scrunched” if you attempted to display it on a regular page. This is easy to do in Word.

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Visualizing Data in Excel

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