10 Microsoft Word Tricks You Should Know

10 Microsoft Word Tricks You Should Know - Online Convert
Image Credit by = http://bit.ly/1QV7Xx5

 

 

Microsoft word has been around for a long time helping many people easily work on documents of all kinds. There are numerous shortcuts and tips which make using the powerful word processor even easier. Check out some of these 10 Microsoft word tricks you may or may not know about below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 – By now, most of us know about using the shortcuts ‘Ctrl+v’ and ‘Ctrl+c’ to quickly copy and paste our work in word. But did you know that if you make 3 quick clicks along anywhere in a paragraph, you can quickly SELECT AN ENTIRE PARAGRAPH! Try it.

2 – If you want to return to the last edit point on word, simply press “Shift + F5” to do so. Pressing ‘Shift + F5’ will bring the cursor to the location it was last at before you saved the document. Whenever you have to copy some text from any other parts of the word document, and you want to go back to where you were at to be able to paste it, this is very helpful.

 

You should also check out File Formats For Saving Files In Microsoft Word

 

3 – Want a page break? Hit “Ctrl + Enter” and it will automatically insert a page break for you. Most of us forget this shortcut and simply keep pressing the enter key repeatedly to achieve this. But if you use this quick shortcut, it can make your word editing a lot simpler, easier and faster.

4 – Did you typed the wrong word or want to quickly delete one? If you hold down “Ctrl + Backspace” you can delete the preceding word.

5 – Want to quickly change the text from lowercase to UPPERCASE? Hit “Shift + F3” to do so. When you want to toggle back and forth between upper and lower case letters, this shortcut is very handy. In case you made the mistake of writing in uppercase or lower, then simply use this helpful shortcut to correct it.

6 – For those that want to move an entire paragraph or sentence up or down to another place on your word document? While pressing copy + paste may work, you can actually play with the different spots you want the text in, if you press “Ctrl + Shift + Up or Down” arrows. Simply highlight the paragraph or sentence and move it up or down.

7 – Looking to make the text BIGGER or smaller without having to use your ribbon interface or headings? Simply press “Ctrl + Shift + >” to make the font size bigger. Keep clicking on it until you have the size you want. If you want to make it smaller, simply press “Ctrl + Shift + <“ instead.

8 – Word is so cool. It remembers the last action you performed. If you want to repeat it, simply press “F4.” This means if you just tried making the font bigger or smaller (as per the previous trick), you can simply keep hitting ‘F4’ to continue to perform the same action.

9 – Need more space on your word window? You can instantly hide the ribbon interface in Office. The ribbon, although very helpful, can be intimidating and overwhelming to others. If you don’t want to see it anymore, or at least during the present work you are doing, just press “Ctrl + F1” and it will instantly disappear. You can also click down on the arrow icon which is located at the end of the ‘Quick Access Toolbar.’ Once there, either un-tick or tick the “Minimize the Ribbon” option found on the menu. Another way to access this menu is to right-click anywhere on the ribbon itself.

 

Need help or wondering if you should convert to Word? Then read Convert to Word – Why and How to Do It

 

10 – For those that tend to have multiple word documents opened at the same time, cycling back and forth through them can cost some time and effort. For a quicker way, simply press “Ctrl + F6” and you cycle through all the open word documents. To cycle back, use “Ctrl + Shift + F6.

 

 

Great File Naming System Tips

Great File Naming System Tips - Online Convert
Image Credit by = http://bit.ly/1Nv4rg7

 

The majority of us have thousands upon thousands of different files stored on our computers or harddrives. But how you name your files and organize them can have a huge impact on the time you save when you look for those files later. Having a great file naming system in place is very important; especially if you work or earn your money from those files. There are programs and software out there which you can use, but most of them are very expensive. Because using these file naming system tips are free, they are one of the best options to help you to achieve that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why You Need It

 

For anyone who works with files of any kind, the need to have a proper file naming system in place is tantamount. By making the files you save more organized, it can be a lot easier and faster to find them later. Whether you are a photographer, designer, writer or someone who’s constantly using files to earn money, this is important. Not having a correct system in place can end up costing you a client, a job, and money or a combination of all. Even if you don’t use your files for work or earning a living, having a proper file naming system in place can be very beneficial.

 

See Why People Will Always Need Files & Conversion

 

Types Of Files Saved

 

Most people have two types of files on their computers; the ones they collect or the ones they make. The ones they collect or are naming can be files such as images, invoices, word documents, utility bills, PDF’s video and/or audio files. Whatever the case, these files can eventually add up to quite a lot. Before, the majority of people had to deal with the storage issue when it came to files they saved. However, due to services such as iCloud and bigger than ever external harddrives, that is no longer an issue for most. In any case, having and using a proper file naming system can make it very easy to find each file, no matter where they are stored.

 

Add A Date

 

If there’s one tip you should make use of whenever you are trying to organize and archive your files correctly, it is adding a date to them. This is even more important for those who earn a living from the files or use them for work. Having a date on each file can make it super easy to find them later. Using this particular YYYYMMDD system – 2016_04_30 – is very efficient and highly recommended. Although this is a reverse date system, it will make it easier finding them later. The date system can actually make each file appear in the chronological order they were created or named on. Of course, you will still need or should add a name to the file after the date. This will be covered on our next file naming system tip below.

 

Add A Name

 

For people who have multiple clients, adding a name to each file they create or save is very beneficial and crucial. This is even more important if you have multiple files belonging to numerous clients. To achieve the best results, use a last and first name such as – Mota_Hector – when naming and saving your files. By adding both first and last names, you can avoid problems later should you ever have several clients with the same first or last names. If you are not working with files that belong to clients or you don’t have their first or last names, then there are other options. Use as much of a descriptive tag on the names of the files as you can.

Examples such as –

  • Project or experiment name or acronym for the file
  • Place, location or even spatial coordinates
  • Unique name of what the file contains or is about

 

Use Underscores _

 

For some reason, most people tend to look at _ underscores in file names as old and/or antiquated. However, while this may be seem as ancient, it is one of the best options for separating the names of a file. By using an underscore on your file naming system, your files can be read by 98% of all computers in the world being used today. So although other options for naming your files may appear to ‘look’ better, using an underscore is the best way to go.

 

Avoid Using Special Characters

 

Because things such as pound signs, spaces or slashes are not readable by computers, avoid using them at all cost. Most computers and systems do not recognize special characters. All of these special characters like ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) ` ; < > ? , [ ] { } ‘ ” and | should be avoided. The vast majority of computers do not know what to do with special characters so it ends up causing problems anyway.

 

Worried about your data? Then check out these Tips on Protecting Important Files

 

Be Consistent In File Naming

 

No matter what system you begin to use in order to make it easier to store, save and find your files later, be consistent. By remaining consistent in your file naming system, you will make sure your projects and work always match previous saved files. Also, try to avoid using capital letters and use lowercase letters only. This can be part of your consistent naming system anyway.
Another tip to remember is to use version numbers in the files you create. Plus, you should always backup your files at all cost. Since cloud services are so readily available – free or cheap – this should be even easier to do.

 

Microsoft Edge – What Can This New Browser Do?

Microsoft Edge
Image by http://bit.ly/1nICd7m

At Online-Convert.com we make sure that our service is compatible with many different browsers and browser versions. This means that we constantly test our service on old and new browsers. With the release of Windows 10, a new browser was added to our list of compatible browsers: Microsoft Edge.

Since we thoroughly tested Edge with our service, it seemed only natural to gather some more information about the newest Microsoft internet browser and share our findings with you. What sets Edge apart from other browsers? Is it better than Internet Explorer? Better than Chrome, Firefox and Opera maybe?

 

What Can Microsoft Edge Do?

 

New Features

Microsoft Edge came with a lot of new and improved features. Here’s a short overview over the newest additions, features and improvements of the browser.

 

Web Notes

With Web Notes, Edge enables you to write notes on a webpage. Doodles, writing and highlighting of text passages is easily done using the Web Note, turning the web into your canvas. Those Web Notes can be saved to your Favorites or Edge Reading List as well as for Microsoft’s One Note. Unfortunately, an export in PDF or JPG, for example, is not possible.

To open Web Notes, click on the according icon on the upper right side of the browser: Edge_WebNotes

Web Notes

 

Reading List & Reading View

In Edge, you have the possibility to fill the so-called reading list with articles and other interesting and important information to read it late. When logged in with a Microsoft account, this reading list is available to you on any device running on Windows 10.

In addition, Edge comes with a practical reading view that allows you to strip websites and blogs of content that would distract your reading. You can enable the reading view by clicking on the book-icon on the upper right side of the browser: Reading View

Reading View

 

Other

Another neat little thing that has been added to Edge was a preview when hovering over tabs. This comes especially in handy when you have a lot of tabs open and quickly want to check what page is stored under which tab.

 

Comparison To Other Browsers

But how does Edge hold itself against other popular web browsers? Check out the following table that brings browsers like Chrome and Safari face to face with Microsoft Edge.

MICROSOFT EDGE GOOGLE CHROME INTERNET EXPLORER MOZILLA FIREFOX OPERA SAFARI
Cost:

  • Included in Windows

Operating System:

  • Windows

Features:

  • Bookmarks
  • Downloads
  • Password Management
  • Spellchecking
  • (Search Engine Toolbar)
  • Privacy Mode

Media Support:

  • JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, ICO
  • MP4
  • WAV, MP3
Cost:

  • Free

Operating System:

  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iOS

Features:

  • Bookmarks
  • Downloads
  • Password Management
  • Spellchecking
  • Search Engine Toolbar
  • Privacy Mode

Media Support:

  • JPEG, WebP, GIF, PNG, BMP, ICO
  • MP4, WebM, OGV
  • WAV, MP3, OGG
Cost:

  • Included in Windows

Operating System:

  • Windows
  • OS X (dropped)

Features:

  • Bookmarks
  • Downloads
  • Password Management
  • Spellchecking
  • Search Engine Toolbar

Media Support:

  • JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP
  • MP4
  • MP3
Cost:

  • Free

Operating System:

  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Unix

Features:

  • Bookmarks
  • Downloads
  • Password Management
  • Spellchecking
  • Search Engine Toolbar
  • Privacy Mode

Media Support:

  • JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, ICO
  • MP4, WebM, OGV
  • WAV
Cost:

  • Free

Operating System:

  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Unix

Features:

  • Bookmarks
  • Downloads
  • Password Management
  • Spellchecking
  • Search Engine Toolbar
  • Privacy Mode

Media Support:

  • JPEG, WebP, GIF, PNG, BMP
  • MP4, WebM, OGV
  • WAV
Cost:

  • Included in OS X

Operating System:

  • Windows (dropped)
  • OS X
  • iOS

Features:

  • Bookmarks
  • Downloads
  • Password Management
  • Spellchecking
  • Search Engine Toolbar
  • Privacy Mode

Media Support:

  • JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP
  • MP4
  • WAV, MP3

 

Browser Speed

The factors mentioned above are easily compared to one another. One crucial point for all users, however, is a lot harder to measure: browser speed. Which browser is, in the end, the fastest? Of course Microsoft put their new browser on the top spot in their self-conducted tests:

Browser Speed
Taken from https://www.microsoft.com

Other sources are more skeptical and still feature Google Chrome as the leading browser when it comes to side loading speed (e.g. this test conducted by Mashable). It seems that, even if Chrome may still be the “fastest” internet browser today, Edge is catching up very fast.

Ten Must Have Android Apps For 2016

Ten Must Have Android Apps For 2016 - Online Convert
Image Credit by = http://bit.ly/SXe9y3

Without a doubt, apps have made our lives so much easier that we often wonder how we ever lived without them. Here are ten must have Android apps for 2016 that everyone should have on their Android phones. Smartphones offer us the ability to download applications for just about every need we have. From games to paying via our phones, there is just so much to do with an app that each day our lives become more simplified in a way. It wasn’t long ago that we used our cellular phones just  to make phone calls. However, as smartphones continue to get smarter, more innovative and advanced, making a call is no longer the only thing we can do with them.

 

WhatsApp –

 

A few years back,  most users had to pay for sending text messages via cell phones to one another. Soon after, some carriers let users have a certain amount or unlimited amount of texting. All that is moot now with WhatsApp, the instant messaging app. This app is just more than an SMS app though. You can also make free phone calls, send videos, files and just about anything to Billions of users all over the world. Best of all, it is not only free, but there are no annoying ads whatsoever like most free apps. This is perfect for those with Wi-Fi connections since you can use it all day without worrying about data usage. Since WhatsApp uses the person’s own phone number, users whose phone numbers you have saved on your phone will be added automatically to your address book.

 

Looking for ways to change formats on a 3GP file? Check out Mobile 3GP Video Converter Free Download

Clean Master –

 

If there is one app every user should have on their phone, it is Clean Master. This all-in-one cleaning app takes care of all the residual files, cache, unused files, search history and much more for you. In the event that you find your phone lagging due to too much system resources being used, Clean Master has that covered as well. Hit the “One Tap Boost” button and immediately all those apps are sent packing as it releases RAM. It also saves you battery life and offers a few other apps within itself which are very cool as well such as AppLock.  

 

Evernote –

 

We have all used post-it or some kind of note keeping method at one time or another to keep track of things we may forget. Evernote is an app which allows users to have multiple notes right on their phones. Whether you have a simple to do list or food shopping list, you can use this app to jot anything that comes to your mind right down. You can also track expenses, share notes with others and attack files as well.

 

Pushbullet –

 

Too many of us are really busy these days which is why the Pushbullet app is such a welcome. This app is all about saving the user time and allowing you to communicate with your phone from your computer or vice-versa. Let’s say that you need to see who is texting you but do not want to grab your phone; Pushbullet will display those notifications on your computer or laptop. You can even interact back and forth with those messages right from your PC or computer as well. If you are one who does not like having to dig out your cell phones from your pockets every few minutes, the Pushbullet app is just for you.

 

Swype

 

Texting and writing on our devices is one of the things we do most these days. But the Android built in keyboard is not that easy to use and can be annoying at times. This is where Swype comes in to the rescue. This app allows you to swipe the words you want to write easily by dragging your finger from letter to letter. Once you have completed the word, it appears on the screen and you are done. One great feature is that it automatically ads a space to each word as well. Although it can be tricky at the beginning, once the Swype gets used to your movements, it can make texting more easier than ever; especially with text suggestions that pop up. Swype also has a handwriting recognition feature which, although a bit hard to get used to at first, can make your writing a breeze.

 

Spotify –

 

This app has been around for a while now and you can call it the mother of streaming. However, it is still one of the best apps to use when it comes to streaming music services. With users topping in the Millions from all over the world, the user base is one f the largest around. Having that many files at your fingertips allows you to have millions upon millions of tracks at your fingertips in no time. One of the few drawbacks is the adverts which interrupt your music playing. However, this is all done so you can upgrade to premium where there no restrictions.

 

Strava –

 

For anyone who runs or cycles, Strava is one of those must have apps. This useful app allows users to track their speed, elevation and distance while you find and follow routes. One of the best features on this application is the ability to view on leaderboards your own personal records, friends or other users. Having this feature lets the user compete against themselves or others all over the world.

 

Avast Mobile Securtity & Antivirus

 

One of the drawbacks of cellular phones is the numerous malware and virus which can easily invade your phone or tablets. Luckily, Avast has a great mobile security and antivirus app for you to keep your device safe. This app has privacy tools, antimalware tools and even anti-theft tools to help you protect your gadget. Avast can also help to clean up your browser history and other files which may clutter your phone.

 

LastPass Password Mgr

 

The days of easy passwords for your files, devices and websites are no longer an option to settle for. Now, security should be a major concern for every user out there. However, creating a new and different password for all your sites can be tedious and hard to do. Most of us have trouble remembering just one, let alone all of them. Luckily, LastPass Password Mgr can do it all for you. LassPass can remember all of your existing passwords and help you create new ones. While the service and app are free, using it on a mobile device will cost you $1 a month or $12 a year. Nevertheless, this is well worth it.

 

Want to protect your phone from hackers? Take a look at Best Ways To Protect Your Mobile Devices From Malware

Pocket –

 

With so many things to read on the Internet these days, it is hard to be able to do so in our busy lives. The Pocket app however, allows you to save web pages, videos or other stuff you see Online but want to check out later by storing them in one place for you. Before you think that this is just like a bookmarking tool, it is not since Pocket lets you see the content you save offline. This is pretty awesome when you don’t have an Internet connection or do not want to waste all of your data.

We hope you have enjoyed this list of the ten must have Android Apps for 2016. Keep in mind that many files may not work with a certain phone or on other devices. In that case, Online Convert allows you to easily change the format of whatever kind of file you may have. Whether it’s a video, PDF or audio file, you can easily use our free tools to change them to hundreds of other formats in quick, easy steps.