Sunday, December 8, 2019

Computer Class Update 12-10-2019

We will be back in Florida on the 11th and will be at the club this coming Tuesday. It will be the only class until 2020 as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve both fall on a Tuesday. I will be at the club both days but the Cultural Center is closing early.

Here are a few things you might like before we get to the actual class dates.

Change Case In Google Docs
When writing I find the need to change the case of words or groups of words. This can be done one at a time but I have been used to being able to select a dropdown list in Word.

I would select the words and on the Home tab, in the Font group, and pull down the change case dropdown list. I was looking for a way to do it in Google Docs as this is my word processing program of choice now.

In your document, select the words you want to change.

From the Format tab, choose Text > Capitalization and then choose one of three options--lower case, UPPER CASE, or Title Case.

This works great but there is an Add-on that gives you more options.

Select Add-ons > Get add-ons

In the search box, type Change Case, then open the Change Case add-on to add it to your Google Docs Add-ons list.

Select the words you want to change. From the Add-ons tab, click Change Case and then choose one of six options.

Although there is a way to change case in Google Docs from lower to upper to title case, there is no way to perform other case changes. I hope this add-on will prove useful to you as it has for me. Another tool for the toolbox


Ways to Reuse an Old Router
If your ISP has sent you a new router, or you simply fancy upgrading your current router, you’ll run into a problem. What should you do with the old router?

If you don’t have an old router to use, grab one at the free table at the next general meeting might. These are some good ideas and some of you will find them useful. I especially like using an old router to extend the range of my WiFi and for a unique WiFi SSID for guests to use at my house.


How to Download Anything on the Web for Free
There are lots of useful things online that aren’t easy to download. Photos, music, videos, maps, and other exciting content don’t come with a download button. It’s also possible they’re no longer free or they may be gone from the web altogether.

There are some good ideas in this article. Check out what looks useful to you. And these are not the only places for free stuff on the web.


Online Media Cropper
Croppio is the easiest way to crop and cut media files online. Upload a file or drag and drop it into the upload box, set the desired area and then download it for free. This is a simple free online tool, there is no need to install any additional software to your computer because you already have the right of the box an online media cropper. And it does lots more…

There are many ways and we have discussed a number of them to edit and crop and resize images. This one looks pretty good and it is all online.

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