free ringtone: “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Jovie and Buddy

Jovie (and Buddy) singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” a cappella

Jovie: “So really I’d better scurry…Well, maybe just a half a drink more…the neighbors might think…”
Buddy: (in a sweet and non-threatening voice): “Baby, it’s bad out there…”
Jovie: “Say, what’s in this drink?”
Buddy: (again, in a sweet and non-threatening voice): “No cabs to be had out there…”
Jovie: “I wish I knew how…”
Buddy: (still in a sweet and non-threatening voice): “Your eyes are like stars right now…”
Jovie: “to break the spell….”

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Need a New Page? Don’t Hit Enter Till You Get One, Hit CTRL+Enter

Sometimes the smallest computer tip escapes me because I’ve known and used it for so long, but today, I helped someone create a Table of Contents for a document and when I turned on Show/Hide paragraph marks, check out what I saw on the page my client had reserved for the TOC:

I didn’t count the hard returns, but suffice it to say this is NOT the best way to get a new page. In this particular situation, as soon as the Table of Contents is generated and fills the page, ALL those hard returns will have to be deleted.

In the broader scope of document editing, anytime someone presses the Enter key multiple times to get to the next page, all those extra hard returns will have to be deleted when the document is edited and pagination changes. When this method of getting to a new page is used multiple times throughout a document, editing can easily turn into a circular game of adding and deleting hard returns every time text is added or removed.

Instead of pressing the Enter key over and over and over and OVER again, try pressing the keyboard shortcut “CTRL+Enter” to insert a page break at the location of your cursor.

With the paragraph marks shown, it looks like this:

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I’ll address all the unnecessary spaces and tabs after the word ARTICLES in another post.

WordPerfect: How to Change Outline Format when “Edit Style” is Grayed Out

Below is an example of a basic 4 level, double spaced, flush left outline:

But suppose you wanted to change your outline format from flush left paragraphs to indented paragraphs? If you are comfortable with WordPerfect Bullets and Numbering, you might click “Outline” in reveal codes or “Modify” in the Property Bar to open the “Create Format” dialog box to display settings for the active outline:

So far, so good. But when you look more closely, you’ll see that the “Edit Style” button is grayed out. Unavailable.

that’s inconvenient.

But there’s another way. Actually, TWO other ways. Check it out:
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How to Set Outlook as your Default Mail Application in Windows 10

I admit, I like Windows 10, but there are a few settings that tend to annoy me because they exploit the everyday user’s unfamiliarity with Windows 10 in order to push built-in Windows 10 apps on the unsuspecting. One of those settings designates the Windows 10 Mail application as the default mail application – even after Outlook has been installed.

[Just to clarify: When you are reading an email in Outlook and you click “Reply” you get a new email Window in Outlook. That’s not the issue.]

Here’s how this setting can cause you problems: When you click an email link on a web page – or even an email link within the body of an email you may be reading in Outlook, instead of opening the new email window in Outlook, Windows 10 will open a new email window in its own email application.

If you’d like all new email windows to open in Outlook, follow the 3 steps below to change your Windows 10 default mail application to Outlook.

1. In the Windows 10 search bar, type the word “Default” and the window should expand upwards displaying “Default app settings”

2. Left-click “Default app settings” and a window showing your Default Apps should appear with “Email” at the top.

3. Left-click somewhere over the envelope icon and select the email program you prefer.

(see the images below for more help and
click any image to view it larger on its own page)

When you begin typing, a menu similar to the one in the image below should pop up above the search bar.

After you click “Default app settings” you should see the following menu displaying the Mail icon under the word “Email”:

If you hover your mouse over the Mail icon, it will be highlighted with a gray bar as in the image below:

When you left-click anywhere on the gray bar, a menu will open similar to the one in the image below. Just click the email application you prefer (in this example, I’ve used “Outlook 2016”) and you’re done!

Hopefully, a Windows 10 update won’t hijack that setting and make you do this again. 🙂

Haunted Mansion Grim Grinning Ghosts

Haunted Mansion Grim Grinning Ghosts:

Click the Above Image to Shop Red Bubble for Products Featuring It (in both black and white print).

A perfect ringtone for Halloween! Or any other creepy time of year:

“When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake, spooks come out for a singing wake. Happy haunts materialize and begin to vocalize. Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize.”
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Listen:

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free ringtone: Parks and Rec Theme Song

Parks and RecParks and Recreation:

The first 29 Seconds of the Parks and Rec Theme Song Right click HERE to download.

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free ringtone: No Sign of Intelligent Life Anywhere

Buzz Lightyear No Sign of Intelligent LifeToy Story:

Buzz Lightyear saying “There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere.”
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Listen:

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share your email address, but hide it from spammers

Type the following code in your “contact” page or wherever you want your contact information to appear on your website:

htmlcodeforjavaemailaddress

Copy the code below, paste it in a text file and edit the content in red:
(You can use any text editor, like the Notepad app in Windows.)

<!– Begin

// NOTE: If you use a ‘ add a slash before it like this \’
// NOTE: to turn any code into a comment, type two forward slashes //
in front of the line of code
// NOTE: I left the css code in, but you would need to create it in your own style sheet

document.write(‘<span class=”phonetitle”><nobr>’);

document.write(‘Your Name Here‘);

document.write(‘</nobr></span><br>’);

document.write(‘10901 Your Street<br>’);

document.write(‘City, ST 12345<br>’);

document.write(‘PHONE: <span class=”phonetitle”>(555) 555-5555<BR></span>’);

//document.write(‘<br>’);

document.write(‘EMAIL: <A HREF=”mailto:yourown@emailaddress.com” class=”link”>yourown@emailaddress.com</a><br>’);

//  End –>

Name the text file “phone.js” and save it in the same folder as the file containing the first code.

Now, your email isn’t underlying text that’s easily found by scammers and spammers, it’s buried in code. The downside is that anyone who’s not running javascript can’t see your content – rare, but possible.

Caveat: If your website is hosted on WordPress.com, they don’t allow javascript, so this code won’t work for your site.

(code snippet credit allwebcodesign.com)

Haunted Mansion “Of Course, There’s Always MY Way…”

Haunted Mansion Message Notification

Click the Above Image to Shop “Of Course, There’s Always MY Way” Merch on RedBubble (in both black and white print).

A perfect message notification for Halloween – Or any other creepy time of year.
This clip features the haunting voice of the Ghost Host who challenges Foolish Mortals to find their way out, and then taunts: “Of course, there’s always MY way.” (this clip is just the voice, withOUT the thunderclap or the screaming.)
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wordpress: where can I find the post id?

When I’ve used the [display post] feature of wordpress, I sometimes need to find an id number for a particular post. There are two quick, easy ways to find the post id:

1. If you’re logged into your WordPress dashboard, click Posts > All Posts. Find the post you need and hover or roll your mouse over the title. The post id number will appear in the progress bar in the bottom left of the browser.

wordpress-post-id-hover-over-post-title

2. If you are editing a post, it’s displayed in the URL.

wordpress-post-id-in-edit-post

Hope this was helpful!