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Stephen Kanocz

Internet Explorer (IE)

How to add a page to the 'Favourites'

Once you are on the page, press [Ctrl]+D (that is, hold down the control key and press d). You will get an opportunity to rename the favourite, and to add it to an existing menu, or to create a new sub-folder.

You can bring up the favourites by clicking on the 'favorites' button on the left:

You can close the favourites bar by clicking on the little icon on its right:

How to Delete Cookies

Press the [Alt] key to bring up IE's menu

From the menu, choose Tools=>Delete Browsing History...

Ensure that the options are ticked as in the screenshot below, and click [Delete].

How to print part of a web page

Web standards were not developed with printing in mind, and as a consequence, many web pages print poorly. In particular, it's annoying to have to print an entire page, with its banner at the top, and navigation links and adverts on the sides, when all you want is the article in the middle of the page. In a separate article, I discuss a number of ways to print only a part of a web page, but the instructions below should suffice in most cases:

1.    Select the text you want to print (see screenshot)
2a.    Bring up the 'print' dialogue box from the toolbar (see screenshot).

2b. Another way to bring up the 'print' dialogue box is the RIGHT-click on the highlighted text and choose 'Print'.

3.    Click 'Selection' in the 'page range' area (see screeshot), then click [Print].


How to locate files when sending attachments

Well, you know how to send attachments, so this is really just about finding the files in the first place!
1. In AOL, click on [Attach File]
2. A window similar to the one below will appear. If necessary, click on the 'My Dropbox' shortcut on the  left. You now have two options:
    1. If you know where the file is, you can find it manually and attach it. You may need to scroll down, and/or open one of the sub-folders to do so, but there's not much more that can be said beyond that.
    2. If you do not know/cant remember where the file is, type a part of its name is the 'Search My Dropbox' area (circled in the screenshot below).

Numbering paragraphs in Word

There are several ways to get (automatically) numbered paragraphs in Word, but before we delve into the nitty-gritty, I'd like to say something more general. Namely, that Word has treats  'numbered paragraph' as a format. In other words, the relevant text is marked as being 'numbered' just as it might be be in bold or italics, or centred. This attribute is controlled by the 'Numbering' button on the ribbon, circled in the screenshot below:
The 'Number paragraphs' button in Word

Now for the details:

Method 1 - number after typing

  1. Type your text, including the numbered paragraphs, leaving out the numbers.
  2. Later (e.g. when you've completed the list), select the paragraphs you want to number and click on the [Numbering] button. The text will be numbered and indented.

Method 2 - number as you go

  1. Type the text until you get to the begining of the numbered paragraphs. As soon as you start the numbered text, click on the [Numbering] button. The paragraph will be formatted accordingly, and every subsequent paragraph will be incremented as you would expect.
  2. To stop the numbering, type an empty paragraph (i.e. press <Return> twice).
Method 3 - autoformat
This is similar to the previous method, with the difference that the instruction to number the paragraphs is done by implication. That is, Word notices that you started the paragraph in what looks like 'numbered' style, and changes the paragraph format to suit.
  1. Type a number, followed by a full stop and a tab, and type the text of the first paragraph. As soon as you press <Return>, Word will change the format of the paragraph to a 'numbered' one, and every subsequent paragraph will be incremented as you would expect.
  2. TTo stop the numbering, type an empty paragraph (i.e. press <Return> twice).

Unindenting the text

By default, Word indents numbered and bulleted paragraphs by 1/4 inch (0.63cm). To remove the indent, follow these steps:
  1. Highlight the relevant paragraphs.1
  2. Put the mouse over the highlighted text and RIGHT-click it.2
  3. In the context menu that will pop up, choose Decrease Indent.
  4. Now repeat steps 1-3 once more.
  1. It's best to highlight only part of the numbered paragraphs. Highlighting the entire paragraphs can cause adjacent text to be selected as well, with strange side effects.
  2. Instead of steps 2-3, you could try pressing Shift+Tab on the keyboard. In earlier version of Word this was the keyboard shortcut for 'unindent', but I've not tested if with your version of Word.

Last updated 28/7/11
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