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9 Tools (you already have) to

Make Your Life Easier

By:  Kayla Steiner from Region 11

 

 

From your “Start” button or Accessories:

(depending on which version of Windows you are running)

 
 

Sticky Notes in Windows

hit start, accessories, sticky notes

Or

Accessed from your “Start” Button

Automatically saves to your desktop with your notes

 

 

 

Snipping Tool (also known as a screen shot)

Start, accessories, snipping tool

Or

Accessed from your “Start” Button

After clicking the tool, drag your cursor across what you want to “snip” or get a screen shot of

Save

Click new (if you want to snip more images)

 

 

Problem Steps Recorder

You can use Problem Steps Recorder to automatically capture the steps you take on a computer, including a text description of where you clicked and a picture of the screen during each click (called a screen shot). Once you capture these steps, you can save them to a file that can be used by a support professional or someone else helping you with a computer problem.
 
When you record steps on your computer, what you type will not be recorded.  If what you type is an important element, use the comment feature described in the "annotate" section below. 
 
 

To record and save steps on your computer

  1. Open Problem Steps Recorder by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then typing psr. In the list of results, click psr.

  2. Click Start Record. On your computer, go through the steps on your computer to reproduce the problem. You can pause the recording at any time, and then resume it later.

  3. Click Stop Record.

  4. In the Save As dialog box, type a name for the file, and then click Save (the file is saved with the .zip file name extension).

    To view the record of the steps you recorded, open the .zip file you just saved, and then double-click the file. The document will open in your browser.

To send the problem steps in e‑mail

  • After recording and saving a .zip file, click the help down arrow Picture of help down arrow, and then click Send to E‑mail recipient. This will open an e‑mail message in your default e‑mail program with the last recorded file attached to it.
    You won't be able to click the Send to email recipient option until you've recorded and saved a file. 

To annotate problem steps

  1. Open Problem Steps Recorder by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then typing psr. In the list of results, click psr.

  2. Click Start Record.

  3. When you want to add a comment, click Add Comment.

  4. Use your mouse to highlight the part of the screen that you want to comment on, type your text in the Highlight Problem and Comment box, and then click OK.

  5. Click Stop Record.

  6. In the Save As dialog box, type a name for the file, and then click Save.

    To view the record of the steps you recorded, open the .zip file you just saved, and then double-click the file. The document will open in your browser.

 
 
 
 

Paint 

Start, accessories, paint

Or

Accessed from your “Start” Button

It is for editing clippings or images

 to reformat an image

 crop, resize, rotate

 

 

Calculator

In accessories

Or

Accessed from your “Start” Button

Click “view” for scientific Calculator, statistics calculator

Not a full scale $200 version

Has a history

Unit conversion calculator 

Date calculation

Worksheets: mortgage, vehicle lease, miles per gallon

 

 

 

In Outlook:

Voting Buttons

Ask a question to a group of people quickly 

After opening a new email

Click on the “option” tab

Use "voting buttons" for quick answers

  Approve

  Reject

  Yes

  No

  Maybe

  Custom option allows you to set the answer options

        Don’t deliver before:

        Send responses to:

        Expires after:

When it comes back, go into sent mail and check "tracking" to see their responses

Use the vote tool

 

 

Delivery Options

After opening a new email

In message select “options

Select “delay delivery(in the upper right area)

Then enter the date and time to send the email, direct replies to, etc.

 

 

Have Responses Sent To Someone Else

After opening a new email

Select “options

Select “direct replies to(in the upper right area)

Enter the email address of the person the replies should go to

Translate

After opening a new email

Choose “translate(In Word, it's under the “Review” tab)

Highlight a passage

Choose translate selected text

Choose the language

Click the insert button

 

 




Create a signature

1.     On the Home tab, click New Email.

2.     Click the Message tab.

3.     In the Include group, click Signature, and then click Signatures.

4.     On the Email Signature tab, click New.

5.     Type a name for the signature, and then click OK.

6.     In the Edit signature box, type the text that you want to include in the signature.

7.     To format the text, select the text, and then use the style and formatting buttons to select the options that you want.

 

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