Sunday, August 4, 2013

Figure Out Your Google+ Notifications Here!

 Set Google+ Notifications and let Google watch for new posts for you.

So, you’ve been using Google+ for a little while and you’ve been adding people that you’d like to follow as well as a few communities. But having to click on the communities or people all the time to check for new posts? That's a bit of a pain.

 Google+ comes your rescue with Notifications. It’s pretty easy to do, but to make it a little more convenient, use Circles.

Here you go:

The easiest way to go about this is to create a Circle and add the people you’re following or subscribe to a Circle.

  1. Now, navigate your Google+ homepage
  2. Click on the Circle name if it’s at the top of the stream, if it’s not, click on More and select the Circle from the drop-down list
  3. To the right, at the top of the stream, click the little bell icon to turn Notifications on.
There you go. Whenever anybody posts to that Circle you’ll get a notification indicator telling you that it’s time to go do some reading.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Split Me Up

Q. I have a large document that is composed of individual personnel files. They're all the same number of pages and I would like to send them individually rather than as one full document. I've been told there's a way to split these up on my multi-function printer scanner, but I'm not sure how to. Do you have any direction? — Tina

A. This was an interesting question because I've never heard of this being done, so this was a fun learning experience for me. Here's how you go about splitting a document up. On the scanner screen of the multifunction device, look for a feature called Divide. Press the button to enter the Divide function screen and here you will be able to supply the point at which the document is supposed to be split up. There is also a function to name each one of those divisions, because by default, the scanner will just use the internal numbering system +1 as it goes along. The function button you want to look for is Subject Title. Press to enter this function and you can then name the document. You won't be able to personalize the name each individual scan, but you can give it an easily identifiable code such as HR – 1. The scanner will then proceed to increment the numbers up until document scan is complete.

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Can't Find My Auto Saved File!

Q. Bob, I had a little mishap happen when I was working with Excel and I seem to have lost a file that I was working on. I do have Auto Save and Auto Recovery on. But it doesn't show the file in the left-hand column when I open Excel. Is there a way that I can find that file I was working on? – Juan.

A. That's very good news that you have Auto Recovery and Auto Save working and the even better news? There is a way to find the file that you were working on. Open the File tab and click on Recent. At the bottom click on Recover Unsaved Documents and this will take you to the folder that these documents are temporarily stored to. This is common all through Microsoft Office so you'll find it in all of the applications.

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