• HDMI - Why You Might Want To Use It

    HDMI - Why You Might Want To Use It HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. Basically it allows you to connect your computer to your TV screen. Why would you want to do this? Think Zoom calls Visiting with family and friends - like they are in the room with you Details in a meeting - I use it in my quilt guilds to see the fine detail of the quilting Workouts - feels like you are sweating with all your buddies Think visuals on your computer Photo slide show Power Point presentation …

  • To Mute or Not to Mute...That is the Question

    To Mute or Not to Mute...That Is The Question Here is a helpful hint for muting/unmuting yourself when you are in your next Zoom meeting. Set yourself up on mute by clicking the microphone icon at the bottom left of the screen. When you wish to speak, press and hold the space bar on your keyboard. Your microphone will be on as long as you hold the space bar down. Lift up on the space bar to mute yourself once again. Personally, I find this a simple and useful etiquette tool. You never know when …

  • The Personal Touch

    Keeping In Touch My dad passed away recently. Among the many thoughtful and much appreciated sympathy cards I received, one really stood out. My friend Sharon sent me something from Send Out Cards. It had a nice picture on the front of the card, but on the inside of the card was a picture of my dad. She had personalized the card by taking the photo I had posted on Facebook, about my dad's passing, and added it to the sympathy card. She wrote a personal note on the inside. On the back of the card…

  • Leading With A Zero

    Formatting A Leading Zero In A Spreadsheet If you have ever tried to format a zip code so that the leading zero didn't disappear every time you typed it in, you know the frustration! There are usually no drop down menu items that address this issue - no matter what system you are using. It shouldn't be this difficult. This is a basic piece of data we collect in everyday business life. In the United States, if you live in states further to the west, you may not even realize what I am talking ab…

  • Take Time To Correct Spelling

    Correct Spelling Gives A Professional Impression It's important to maintain correct spelling and grammar in all written forms. It may be tempting to use 'slang' or 'text style' abbreviations for words, but in the professional world, this is a no-no. If you are in a rush or if spelling is not your strong suit, help is available - right at your fingertips! Many people are aware of Spell Check on many of the editor platforms. Most editors will underline a misspelled word in red to alert you to the …


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