Have you ever needed to insert page numbers in Microsoft Word but you want those numbers to start on a page other than the first page of the document? The video below will show you how to do just that on both a Windows and Mac computer.
Google recently moved the links that had appeared at the top of your screen in a dark toolbar to a menu accessed by clicking an icon with 9 small black squares. Below is a screenshot showing the old and the new ways to access these resources.
Colby Apps Drive is a great place to create and share documents, but what if you have a document created in Microsoft Word or Excel or a PDF? In the following video I’ll show you how you can upload those files to your Colby Apps Drive and convert them so they are fully editable on the web.
NOTE: Colby Apps Drive is NOT the place for private, institutional or sensitive information (as defined at here)
NOTE: After this recording Google changed their Toolbar location, for more information check this post.
Have you ever been frustrated by misbehaving formatting or mysterious alignment in Microsoft Word? Below is a video describing a feature that may help you track down what is going on.
Two of the biggest frustrations I used to have when working in my Colby Apps E-mail were:
- Difficulty finding e-mails I needed to reference
- Having to take my hands off my keyboard to use my mouse to do things like click “Send” or “Inbox”.
Today I’m going to discuss ways to help prevent these frustrations.
Most of us are used to seeing e-mail messages in our inbox show in reverse chronological order with the newest at the top. But did you know that you can change how your messages appear in your Colby Apps E-mail inbox such that you might be able to increase your productivity?
Formatting a bibliography with hanging indents in WordPress isn’t quite as straight forward as it is in some word processors like Microsoft Word, but it isn’t very hard either. Here is a video tutorial showing two techniques for formatting your bibliography in WordPress to have hanging indents.
Using data in a spreadsheet to automate the e-mail process can be a huge time saver, but Google doesn’t have that sort of functionality built into their e-mail system. Thankfully they do allow for the creation of custom scripts that can add this functionality. Below is a video showing you how to use a Google Spreadsheet with a built-in e-mail merge script.
Have you ever been typing text on the web (CommonSpot, WordPress, Moodle or the Wiki) and when you hit the Enter (or Return) key on your keyboard you get an extra line of blank space that you don’t want? You aren’t alone!
Computer programs and operating systems were designed to try to limit the number of times you have to move your hands off of your keyboard and over to your mouse. They accomplish this by creating keyboard shortcuts for most common tasks. A keyboard shortcut is a combination of keys that are pressed all at the same time. Below is a list of some common keyboard shortcuts for both Macintosh as well as Windows users (along with some that work no matter what type of computer you have). [Read more...]