Printing advice || Inserting Letters/Characters from Other Languages | Alternatives to USBs | Viewing Presentations without MS PowerPoint | Keyboard Shortcuts | Filling in Online Forms | Using the Web Effectively
Printing - useful tips (useful for printing draft work and also journal articles, saving on colour printing in PowerPoint).
Please note - if you print a document that exceeds your print quota your job will be deleted.
Important guidance on working with files off-campus and working with attachments
Reliable and Better Alternatives to USBs
Access your files stored at Queens 1) via the Home (H:) drive on-campus and 2) from anywhere with an Internet connection via the My Files link in Queen's Online. It is important that you understand that USBs can not be considered totally reliable while working at a PC.
Inserting Letters and Characters from Other Languages
Inserting other language characters using keys (2 page pdf)gives tips and a comprehensive list.
PowerPoint Viewer 2003 or PowerPoint Viewer 2007
View presentations, even if you don't have PowerPoint installed. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/ and search for PowerPoint Viewer 2007.
How are you on keyboard shortcuts?
On most packages look up Help then keyboard shortcuts
Shortcuts for the Web:
- To open a new window press CTRL+n
- To close a web window press CTRL+w
- To add a bookmark press CTRL+d
- You can move your cursor into the Address bar by pressing ALT+D
- To go to the next page, press ALT+RIGHT ARROW or to go the previous page press ALT+LEFT ARROW
Shortcuts for Copying and Pasting:
CTRL+C to copy and CTRL+V to paste and CTRL+Z to undo!!! And CTRL+Y to redo
Filling in Forms, using Tables in Word etc
To move between boxes use the TAB key (to go back press SHIFT+TAB) - thanks to CC for this suggestion.
So on the Web to move forward through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar use TAB (to move back use SHIFT+TAB)
On the Web
Google offers online translations (not available on campus)
Useful Google command:- define:term you wish to search for. Example: define:analysis of variance
Did you know that holding down the CTRL key and using the mouse wheel you can shrink or enlarge the text on this page?
To print from the Web it is a good idea to Choose Print Preview from the File menu - that way you can see how many pages are to be printed. Then in the Print dialogue box you can select the pages you want to print.
Any suggestions - send to email@example.com