Text Character Counter:
This character counter tool might come in handy if you don't happen to have access
to a program on your computer (such as Microsoft Word) that's able to count the number of characters in a block of text.
You can use this when you are creating classified
ads or composing blurbs for directory listings, or anyplace where your text is limited by the total number of characters
(and spaces, numbers, etc.) -- but it does not format the text into specific line lengths (see next item for one that
Text Format Tool:
The handy format tool easily formats or reformats your text (taken from other sources like emails where the line
lengths are all ragged and may be full of unwanted characters or extra spaces) to a specific number of characters
You can use this to format your own emails to a certain line length before sending (60-65 characters is ideal),
or to clean up the text from emails you've received before sending it out again, or adapting it to other documents or web
For a long time I did not
own Microsoft Word or any other of the Microsoft Office suite of products.
Finding the two software packages below has been a life-saver... they both have free trial downloads, and
I'm still using them without paying for an upgrade.
I finally did buy a copy of Microsoft Word, and it was very much worth it, especially since I bought it
at a very good price through a discount software company...
But I still do not own the other programs. However, with the two
software packages below, I can work with Excel spreadsheets and I can even create documents and save them as PDF files with
NOTE: For me the clickable links in my original Word documents do
not remain clickable in PDFs created with OpenOffice.... see the info below about the FREE PDF converter I found that DOES
keep my links clickable.
The only other GLITCH is that when opening documents
created in one word processor program in any of the other two word processor programs, there slight formatting differences
may show up....
The same is true with creating a document in MS Word or 602 PC and
opening it in OpenOffice and then saving it as a PDF....
However, I can usually go back to the original document and figure
out a way to fix it and re-save it so that it will format acceptably when I convert it to a PDF document.
FREE PDF Converter:
is an AWESOME free resource! I use it to convert Word documents into PDF files, and all my clickable
links remain clickable.
supports converting a LONG LIST of other file formats... see the link in the right section, under Step 2, "Select
the File" ("Supported File Formats").
does all kinds of conversions that I don't even know what they all mean (available in Step 1)!
convert a Word document to PDF....
1: I don't change anything.
2: I "browse" to find my Word document, which is saved on my own computer.
3: I usually leave it on "Wait for conversion in browser" and then click the "Upload and Convert" button (you
don't need to enter an email address for that option, just leave it blank).
when the file is converted, it appears on a new page where I right-click on it and choose "Save Target as" to save
it onto my own computer. You can save it on your Desktop -- or, you can save it within a special file on your hard drive (just
so you know how to find it and open it).
NOTE - ALSO, OpenOffice.org Writer documents can be easily converted into PDF documents. Choose "Export as PDF" in the File menu
after saving the document as an OpenOffice document.
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Free tutorials for some of the most popular computer software
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More for Computer "NEWBIES"
out computer basics by going to sites that are for
people who are new to computers and the Internet. By the way, not just for newbies -- you can find Intermediate and Advanced
training as well.
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Keyboard Shortcuts Program
me, this is a priceless time saver! I honestly, absolutely COULD NOT survive without this program after trying it!
I have programmed all my user names and passwords, my different sig files, frequently visited websites, and even entire
short email templates that I use frequently with this, and instantly insert them whenever I need them with 1 or 2 or just
a VERY few keystrokes!
Saves me TONS of time! ~ Laurie
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ShortKeys is a utility that allows you to set up replacement text or paragraphs for any given number of user defined keystrokes. ShortKeys
monitors the keyboard activity on a global nature and anytime a user defined keystroke combination is typed in, it will be
replaced with the replacement text.
Save Time! Automate tedious and repetitive typing. Reduce errors. Type a few characters and ShortKeys will replace them with up to 3000
keystrokes. You will be amazed how much time ShortKeys will save.
Countless Uses! If you find yourself typing the same thing over and over again, then this product is for you.
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