Thursday, March 2, 2017

Class Summary 3-2-2017

Demonstrated a loud bluetooth speaker. It was the S5 Zealot. It is easy to pair up with a cell phone.

Polaroid 360° Motorized Rotating HDTV Amplified Antenna with Remote. An inexpensive rotatable TV antenna you can put in your attic.

New Lenovo $199 Windows 10 laptop/tablet. A low end but lightweight and useful laptop.

Explorer++ is a free multi-tab file manager that features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing experience.

Email Checker is a simple tool for verifying an email address. The free version allows you to check up tp 5 address per day.

Printing Postcards
Or you can use a template right in MS Word.

Sneak Peeks, Advanced Access, and Special Giveaways at Free ebooks for Kindle and other book readers delivered daily to your email.

Walmart savings catcher is an app for your cell phone that allows you to scan in your receipts. Once scanned, Walmart views all the local ads to see if you could have gotten each item cheaper elsewhere. If so, they give you the difference in a store credit.

Sam’s Club Scan and Go is available on Android or on your iPhone. It lets you scan the items as you place them in your basket. When you are done, click Pay and you get to avoid all the lines and walk right out.

Efax lets you receive and send a fax from your PC. Free up to 10 per month received. 30 day trial on the sending.

CamScanner is a great way to scan documents to your cell phone, edit them, and save them as PDFs or even editable documents.

Searching on the class blog is easy when you use the site parameter in your browser. Let’s say you want to look for the summaries that talk about using LibreOffice. If you just type LibreOffice into your browser, you will get thousands of results and probably nothing about the class summaries on the first few pages. Instead type the following:


You are telling your browser that you want to search for LibreOffice, but only on pages contained in the site named

Auto Forward emails when you have multiple email addresses. For example, I have my comcast email set to forward all emails to my Yahoo account. I do that by opening my comcast email page and setting the auto forward address to my yahoo address. All email servers allow you to do this.

To post email content on Facebook, simply select what you want to post on Facebook in the email and Copy it to the clipboard. Then go to Facebook and paste it into your post.

Use Blogger to create a free website or for an easy to build low cost one.

Saving LibreOffice Documents by Default in Microsoft Office Formats

Choose Tools > Options > Load/Save > General.

In the Default file format and ODF settings area, first select a document type, then select the file type for saving. I suggest setting it for Microsoft Word 2007-2010 which will use the docx format,

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