Gmail Signature Files

What is an email signature file? Its text, links, and sometimes even graphics automatically added to outgoing emails.  Its particularly helpful to add one if you are a business owner or wish to show off your web site.

How to add an email signature file to Gmail:

Note: Many email programs and services provide the signature feature, but methods to set it up may vary.


Go to your Gmail account and sign in. You should see an ‘gear’ icon to the right side of the screen, under your profile picture.

Click the gear icon and select Settings. This is where you can find many tricks you can use with Gmail, including retrieving multiple email POP accounts.

gmailsignature02Now scroll down until you find Signature. This is where you can add text, graphics, links, etc. Don’t get too crazy with it. Bear in mind not all recipients will appreciate having to read your signature file. You can add a tagline, web site link, quote, etc.

Now scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the Save Changes button.

Now all your emails will include the text, graphic, links you’ve added.

*Please note that graphics must be hosted online and added with a URL (web site address).

If you need help with this, please contact me and I can help.

Pocketmod- free printable


Pocketmod is a neat site that lets you pick and choose ‘pages’ for a printable page you can cut and fold to make a tiny folio or organizer.

You can pick reference pages such as tips table or conversions, or task lists and calendars. You can even pick a custom page to add what you like.

Its free. Uses a single 8 x 11 sheet you print out. Make a single cut, and folder to make a tiny booklet.

How to check on your Internet connection | ZDNet

You might find from time to time, your Internet connection cut out, cuts in and out, or slows down.

There are several things you can try to figure out the issue;

How to check on your Internet connection | ZDNet. Shows you several options, with links to online (free) services to help.

I also suggest keeping technical support numbers readily available near your computer in case you need their help. I even have it on my cell phone.

For our local area of Western Maryland, we have a number of ISPs. Click here for your area and click links to your ISP for contact information.

What are the F1 through F12 keys?


What are the F1 through F12 keys?.

But don’t let this overwhelm you- just learn them one at a day, at your own pace.


Computer Tip: Create your own recipe book

recipebookThere are tons of recipes you can find on the Web to help you figure out what’s for dinner, but did you also know, you can find tons of recipes for recipes to make things from scratch such a mayonnaise or even house cleaner? Why not compile your own recipe book?

I’ve made such things as gifts before by simply getting a 3 ring binder, finding a 3 ring hole punch, and printing out favorite recipes to assemble in the binder for safekeeping.

Some of the best recipe sites:

allrecipesMy favorite is Allrecipes because I can add the nutrition value of the recipes when I print it out.

Simply select the recipe you want, and click Print.

Now you have choices of how it prints including adding your own notes, to omit graphics, and to include nutritional information.

I also add a section to include things like;


Mix Recipes

Homemade cleaners- remember not to eat.

Take a Sec To Check This Amazing List on imgfave


useful web sites

Take a Sec To Check This Amazing List on imgfave.

A Phone Tip: If lost, call…

A problem with having any mobile phone is the chance of losing it. Here is a tip I use just in case my phone gets misplaced-

Change the wallpaper of your phone to show “If found, please call 555-555-5555.” This way, someone finds your phone, there’s a number to call- not the cell’s number of course, but a number in which to reach you or a family member/friend to get your phone to you.

How to change iPhone lock screen desktop wallpaper

How to change Samsung (Android) lock screen wallpaper

Change wallpaper for the LG840G phone

Or go to Google, and type in your specific make/model phone and add ‘change wallpaper’.

Some phones may not have this feature.

This obviously doesn’t work with phones that are stolen. I’ll post tips to help with that at a later date.

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Video Tutorial: File Formats and How to Change the Default

Here is a video that shows you the file formats, how to open the default program, but also how to change a file format within the MS Word 2003 program.

If you like the video, please share, and if you wish to see more tutorials, leave some ideas in the comments.