D-BUST Your Computer Ė Part 4-b

Written by Janet L. Hall


D-BUST Your Computer Ė Part 4-b by: Janet L. Hall

At some time you might find that you have created a document that you will want to save in more then one place, such as another folder. Maybe youíll need to save your document to another media, such as a floppy or zip disk, or a CD Write. And maybe you have created a beautiful document that you would like to use over and over again except some ofrepparttar content will change andrepparttar 107881 document might need to be filed in a different folder, have a different name, or filed in a different format.

On my computer Iíve created several templates (like a pattern) for my business, such as my letterhead, envelopes, and invoices. I donít want to recreate these sometimes-laborious documents every time I need to send out correspondence. But I do need to enter new content inrepparttar 107882 body ofrepparttar 107883 document. I can open up repparttar 107884 template I need to use, type inrepparttar 107885 new information and do a SAVE AS to saverepparttar 107886 * new * document to itís proper folder AND KEEPrepparttar 107887 template as a * blank * document and in itís proper folder.

Usingrepparttar 107888 exercise we did in Part 4-a of D-BUST Your Computer (May issue), letís openrepparttar 107889 document, Hair Meeting 61200 that we had filed inrepparttar 107890 Larry Folder. You want to keep Hair Meeting 61200 * intact * but you need to change some ofrepparttar 107891 content to send out to MOE and save this slightly altered document in your MOE folder. Make your changes and then:

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

A SAVE AS Box will appear. Noticerepparttar 107892 three sections: Save in:, File name:, and Save as type:.

The Save in: section should haverepparttar 107893 last folder name that you saved a document to. In this case you want to save your document in your * MOE * folder, which is located inrepparttar 107894 Clients folder, which is located in MY DOCUMENTS folder.

~~ CLICKrepparttar 107895 small black down arrow next torepparttar 107896 folder name in Save in: ~~ CLICK on MY DOCUMENTS ~~ Locaterepparttar 107897 CLIENTS Folder inrepparttar 107898 box and DOUBLE CLICK on it ~~ The CLIENTS folder should now be inrepparttar 107899 Save in: section ~~ Locate and move your POINTER torepparttar 107900 * MOE * folder and DOUBLE CLICK on it ~~ The * MOE * folder is now inrepparttar 107901 Save in: section

Now you have to give your document a name.

~~ PRESS Your TAB Key to move to File name: or move POINTER to File name: and CLICK.

~~ Something will already be there BUT you want to giverepparttar 107902 document a name you will remember and can easily locate when needed.

TIP: You can keeprepparttar 107903 same document name or change it.

~~ Type inrepparttar 107904 new name you want to give your document or leaverepparttar 107905 same ~~ Press ENTER/RETURN OR ~~ Move POINTER to SAVE and CLICK

WARNING WARNING!! DO NOT dorepparttar 107906 above if you need to SAVErepparttar 107907 document in a DIFFERENT FILE FORMAT, such as TEXT or HTML Code.

Save as type:repparttar 107908 default is usually Word Document but noticerepparttar 107909 small black arrow next to this and CLICK on it. Here is where you are presented with a list of file types that you might need to save your document into.

Now you haverepparttar 107910 two different documents in two different folders.

What if you need to save a document to your hard drive AND a floppy, zip, or CD Write?

One Way to Solve Memory Problems with your Computer

Written by Robin Nobles


Some of us aren't lucky enough to have brand new computer systems that are loaded with memory and bells and whistles. Plus, many software programs are RAM memory guzzlers, and they don't "release" that memory whenrepparttar program is closed. That means that your system is unable to recover that memory and use it with other programs.

When this happens, you get "low memory" messages, or your system may even crash, causing you to lose everything that hasn't been saved up until that point.

Though this article isn't a lesson in memory, let me explain in a very simplistic way what RAM (Random Access Memory) is, and why it's so important to a computer system. Every time you turn on your computer, launch a program, or open a file,repparttar 107880 program or data is loaded into RAM. If your computer system has a lot of RAM, you can open more files or programs at once and load bigger files or programs onto your system.

So, RAM isrepparttar 107881 temporary memory that is required to run your software programs. When you clickrepparttar 107882 "save" button on your system to save a piece of work, you're now using your long-term storage, or hard drive's, memory, which is a totally different memory. Information saved to your hard drive is available to you when you turn off your machine and start it again. It's "permanent." RAM, onrepparttar 107883 other hand, is short-term memory, and when your computer shuts down, you lose everything inrepparttar 107884 RAM.

So, you can see that if you don't have enough RAM on your system, your software programs won't operate like they should. As newer software programs are being developed, they seem to use more and more RAM, which makes it even more difficult for your computer to operate efficiently if you don't have a lot of RAM.

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