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Need a last minute Valentine card?

You can find a number of free printable Valentine’s Day cards on the Internet, but I made a design that includes a matching envelope.

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Here are some ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love;

  • Take a walk in a park. Even in cold weather, you can enjoy the scenery and the presence of your loved one.
  • Dinner- Make a special dinner or go out to a restaurant. You can also start a tradition of making a favorite meal for this holiday.
  • Share a bottle of wine or sparkling cider.
  • Make love coupons to be used in the coming weeks. Here is a printable love coupon file.
  • Give/share a massage. You can also use the special scented oils, but baby oil works fine too. How to give a massage.

For those who do not have anyone to celebrate, take the day to love yourself or enjoy time with single friends to celebrate love of yourself.

  • Take a bubble bath. DIY Bath Homemade Bubble Bath.
  • Buy yourself chocolate, wine, or other gift to appreciate who you are.
  • Buy yourself flowers or a single rose to remind you that you are a lovely person.
  • Have a singles party with friends who are also single.
  • Watch a movie by yourself or with other single friends.

Have a great Valentine’s Day!

Word Processing: 10 Cool Keyboard Tricks

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While editing a manuscript, I found a need to make the process faster with the use of hotkey (keyboard shortcuts), wildcards, and some keyboard tricks to get things done.

These work only in MS Word.

Doing this

Does this

Pressing the dash key 3x will create a horizontal line in your document

== =

Pressing the equal key 3x creates a double line in your document

Ctrl   H

Opens the Find/Replace feature.

Ctrl  E

Aligns text and graphics to center

=rand(08,10)

Type this in your document creates random text if you ever need to add random text.

^p^p

^p

Using Find/Replace, put ^p^p in Find and ^p and this removes manual spaces between paragraphs

Ctrl  SHIFT  m

Inserts a comment where you put your cursor in the document.

SHIFT  F7

Pressing these two keys open the built in Thesaurus. You can often find synonyms by RIGHT-CLICKING over a word. You will choices of words to use.

LEFT CLICK

The mouse

Clicking a word twice will highlight the word. Click three times, and you select the entire paragraph.

 

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Google Gmail- Setting it up as default email in Chrome

google gmailYou may find that when clicking links in web sites to send email, you get Outlook email popping up. If you use primarily Gmail, this can be frustrating.

Want Gmail to be the default email handler? Here’s a quick tutorial:

1. Open your Gmail in the Chrome Browser and sign into your account.

2.  Take note at the upper right-hand corner of the browser, there is an icon chrome icon called the Protocol Handler icon.

3.  Click on that; this switches your default email handler to Gmail.


If you cannot see the icon, there is another way;

  • Go to Chrome settings using the small Settings icon chrome settingslocated at the upper right hand corner of the Chrome browser.
  • At the bottom of the Settings screen, click Advanced settings.

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  • Now scroll to Privacy.
  • In the pop-up window, you will need to scroll down to Handlers.

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  • Select the drop down menu for Gmail and click Done.
  • You now have your Gmail email as your default handler of email.

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Mouse Tips

When navigating the screen with your computer (PC) mouse, take note on the number of buttons that are available;

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RIGHT BUTTON- This button provides the action of clicking, double clicking, and dragging the cursor to create action. Single or double clicking on an icon will open the file/program, or clicking and dragging will ‘highlight’ files/programs and even text in documents.

  • Use the

rightclickLEFT BUTTON- This button provides extra commands in the form of pop up menus. By ‘left-clicking’ on an icon, text, program, you get a pop up menu with commands such as Properties or Cut/Paste commands. This varies depending on what item you selected.

SCROLL BUTTON- This button moves like a wheel to navigate through web pages or documents in word processors. But it can do other things too;

  • Hover over a hyperlink and press the Scroll Button down like a button and it opens another tab.
  • In a browser, click the Ctrl key while scrolling and this will enlarge or make smaller the text.

A tutorial on Mouse properties;

8 Cool Alternate Uses for an Android Smart Phone

Some of these methods could potentially be done with any smart phone.