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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.