D-BUST Your Computer Ė Part 5

Written by Janet L. Hall


Continued from page 1

Using templates can save yourepparttar agony of recreating a cumbersome document over and over again and it can also save you time!

Speaking of timeÖ TIME is something that many people complain they donít have enough of, especially to dedicate to their computer.

I can not stress enough to you to schedule time with yourself to at least D-BUST your computer monthly! Make it a new habit and start working on it now. Pickrepparttar 107882 same time daily, weekly, or monthly to D-BUST. Schedule it, put it in your planner, and on your to-do list. You wonít have to do everything that Iíve been writing about, especially if you take care of things, such as deleting or saving, as you go along.

Make your computer work for you, thatís what itís suppose to do. It was meant to give you more time NOT take up more of your time.

If you are stumbling around a program, take and makerepparttar 107883 time to learnrepparttar 107884 program. If you have to refer torepparttar 107885 manual or call a friend for help every time you try to use a computer tool, piece of software, or hardware, itís time to takerepparttar 107886 time to get professional help! Hire a high school kid, take a class, hire a tutor, just getrepparttar 107887 help that you need. Userepparttar 107888 Help feature on your computer to learn what you can aboutrepparttar 107889 software or program. If thatís not enough, read a book and dorepparttar 107890 exercises. You are losing valuable time if you donít! Remember that time is money!

By takingrepparttar 107891 time to D-BUST and learn how to use your computer to its fullest, your computer and you will be humming along in no time!

Smiles, not Piles, Janet L. Hall

The Organizing Wizard, Janet L. Hall, is a Professional Organizer, Speaker, and Author. She isrepparttar 107892 owner of OverHall Consulting, and Organizing By Phone. Subscribe to her FREE organizing newsletter at http://www.overhall.com/newsletter.htm or visit her web site at http://www.overhall.com

Copyright 2000 by OverHall Consulting P.O. Box 263, Port Republic, MD 20676 All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce, copy, or distribute so long as this copyright notice and full information about contactingrepparttar 107893 author is attached.



The Organizing Wizard, Janet L. Hall, is a Professional Organizer, Speaker, and Author. She is the owner of OverHall Consulting, and Organizing By Phone. Subscribe to her FREE organizing newsletter at http://www.overhall.com/newsletter.htm or visit her web site at http://www.overhall.com


D-BUST Your Computer Ė Part 4-b

Written by Janet L. Hall


Continued from page 1

Perform your SAVE with your document opened and then do a SAVE AS. USING SAVE AS to a DIFFERENT MEDIA (floppy, zip or CD Write):

Usingrepparttar opened document or open up a document

~~ Move POINTER to File and CLICK ~~ Move POINTER to SAVE AS and CLICK

Again, you will be presented withrepparttar 107881 SAVE AS Box

~~ Insert into your computerrepparttar 107882 media you are saving to: Floppy, Zip, or CD Write ~~ The Save in: section should haverepparttar 107883 last folder name that you saved a document to. In this case you want to save to your (A:), (B:), (D:), (E:), (F:), (you chooserepparttar 107884 letter on your computer that corresponds torepparttar 107885 media type; on my computer, a floppy is my (A:) drive.).

To locate and selectrepparttar 107886 proper drive forrepparttar 107887 media you want to save to:

~~ CLICKrepparttar 107888 small black down arrow next torepparttar 107889 folder name in Save in: ~~ CLICK until you findrepparttar 107890 drive you want to save to.

You can also changerepparttar 107891 name and format ofrepparttar 107892 document you are saving by repeatingrepparttar 107893 steps explained inrepparttar 107894 SAVE AS BOX above.

Press RETURN/ENTER or CLICK SAVE

AutoSave:

This feature in Word is really a recovery feature, it DOES NOT SAVE your documents inrepparttar 107895 true sense. What it does is save changes or entered text to a recovery file automatically for you at time intervals that you must set up. This function is VERY useful if you experience power outages, power failures, or you have to restart your computer before you could save or close your document.

TIP: You must have a document open to set this function and it is protection for your OPEN documents.

Open any document.

~~ Move POINTER to Tools (Located atrepparttar 107896 top of your screen) and CLICK ~~ Move POINTER to Options and CLICK

An Options Box will appear and you will notice several * Tabs * you can click on. There is a lot of * stuff * here that you have probably never seen and a lot of things you can change and customize, but for now letís continue.

~~ Move POINTER to SAVE Tab and CLICK You will see several little box buttons and you want to make surerepparttar 107897 button SAVE AUTORECOVER info every: is checked. If itís not checked:

~~ Move POINTER to that box button and CLICK

Notice that you can changerepparttar 107898 minutes that you want WORD to automatically save your open documents in case of a power surge or failure. I have mine set at 10. To change yours: ~~ Move POINTER and CLICK onrepparttar 107899 little up or down arrow to changerepparttar 107900 minutes. ~~ Move POINTER to OK and CLICK

WARNING, WARNING: After a surge, failure or a restart, WORD will openrepparttar 107901 RECOVERY file and you MUST SAVE it or it will be DELETED!

The Organizing Wizard, Janet L. Hall, is a Professional Organizer, Speaker, and Author. She isrepparttar 107902 owner of OverHall Consulting, and Organizing By Phone. Subscribe to her FREE organizing newsletter at http://www.overhall.com/newsletter.htm or visit her web site at http://www.overhall.com

Copyright 1999, 2000 by OverHall Consulting P.O. Box 263, Port Republic, MD 20676 All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce, copy, or distribute so long as this copyright notice and full information about contactingrepparttar 107903 author is attached.



The Organizing Wizard, Janet L. Hall, is a Professional Organizer, Speaker, and Author. She is the owner of OverHall Consulting, and Organizing By Phone. Subscribe to her FREE organizing newsletter at http://www.overhall.com/newsletter.htm or visit her web site at http://www.overhall.com


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