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Reduce the size of a Word Document
Word documents can take quite a while to open in a web browser, especially if the document contains images.
To reduce the size of the document:
Open document--- Click one of the pictures-- Click Format/Picture.
Click Compress
Next window tick boxes: All pictures in Document & Web/Screen.
Click OK / Apply
Save changes.


Advantages of Using PDF Files over Microsoft Word: Answer

Download a free PDF writer ( Convert Word docs to PDF doc.)
Download Free Cute PDF Writer & Converter

To convert a Word document into a PDF file.
Once you have downloaded the writer & converter
Open your Word document and click File / Print
In the printer option choose Cute PDF Writer and click OK.
Choose where you want to save your file and click save.
Your document will now open with Adobe Reader.

Download Adobe Reader here
( Get Free Adobe Reader 9.1 )

Using Adobe Reader
Document Exploration
Viewing Options
Basic Tools
Word Search


Find a Word
To find a Word or a Phrase on a web site.
Press CTRL & F..... Type in Word or Phrase ..... Click Find Next.
Website Navigation

To immediately go to the top of any Web page, press the Home key on your keyboard. This tip is especially useful if you are at the bottom of a very long Web page and you don't want to scroll back to the top.
To immediately go to the bottom of any Web page, press the End key on your keyboard.

Web Site Shortcuts ( Put a web page shortcut on your desktop )
There's a couple of ways to do this, but they're both easy, so you can just take your pick. First, right click on your desktop and choose New, Shortcut. When the wizard pops up, type in the Web address of the site you want to add. Do keep in mind that it has to be a Web site that starts with the normal "www." Other URLs will not work. Once you have that typed in, click Next. You can then type in a shortcut name for that Web site. For example, if you're adding an HGRA shortcut, name it HGRA. Just give it a name that you will remember so you'll know what each shortcut is for. Click Finish when you're done. You will then see a new icon appear on your desktop.

Second, go ahead and open the Web site you want to create a shortcut for. Once you're there, look in the address bar at the top and you'll see a little Internet Explorer icon (it's a blue "e"). Drag that with your mouse and just drop it on your desktop. A new icon for it will then appear. You can then right click the icon, choose Rename and give it a proper name. Then when you're ready to visit the site, just double click on the icon and you will be taken to it automatically. Talk about convenience. It couldn't be any easier to visit your favorite Web sites!



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Things you probably never knew you could do with a mobile phone.

There a few things that can be done in times of emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.


The emergency number worldwide for mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and you have an emergency situation.

Dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it.

Locked Keys in your car?

Does your car have a remotless entry? This may come in handy someday.

Good reason to own a cell phone.

If you lock your keys in your car and the spare keys are at home.

Call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone.

Hold your cell phone about a foot from the car door and have the person at the other end, press the unlock button on the spare keys, holding it near their mobile phone. Your car will unlock.

Saves someone having to drive to you with spare keys.

Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away and if you can call someone that has your spare key remote for car, you can unlock it.

Editors Note: It works fine......We tried it.

Hidden Battery Power.

Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the insrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile the next time.

How to disable a stolen mobile phone.

To check your mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone. *#06#.

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your phone. Write it down and keep it safe. When your and if your phone gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone backbut at least you know that whoever stole it can't use it or sell it either.

If everyone does this, there would be no point in people stealing phones.

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Vineger Tips


Top 10 Stain Removal Tips

1. Blood
Dry or wet, you can remove blood with Hydrogen Peroxide. Pour a little on to the stain and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Rinse, repeat, and it should be gone. Incidentally, this will not remove forensic evidence of blood, just the stain.
2. Pen Ink
Spray hairspray on to the stain (use a lot) and let it dry. Wash as normal. Another tip for removing ink is to soak the stained article in milk overnight, then wash.
3. Red Wine
If the spill is small, pour white wine on to a cloth and dab the red wine - it works like magic. If the stain is larger, pour salt on it. Both of these tips only work if the wine is wet.
4. Nicotine
Lemon juice should remove nicotine stains. If the stains are on your fingers, use lemon juice and pumice stone.
5. Melted Wax
Lay brown paper over the garment and iron - moving the paper often. The paper will absorb the wax.
6. Rust
Rub with lemon juice and salt and leave in the sun. Then wash as usual.
7. Grease
To remove grease, dab the stain with eucalyptus oil then put through a hot wash. You may need to repeat the process. Another useful tip is to rub butter in to your hands if they are stained with grease. Then rinse with soapy water.
8. Black marks on the floor
Sometimes you get black marks on the floor from the soles of shoes. A great way to remove these is to pour a little lighter fluid on to a cloth and wipe.
9. Crayon on Walls
Use baking soda on a damp cloth to rub crayon stains off smooth surfaces. A more risky way is to use white spirit.
10. Grass
Grass stains can be removed by wiping the article over with methylated spirits. Repeat until the stain is gone and wash.



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Random Tips & Tricks

Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to
pick the little 'stringy things' off of it. That's how the primates do it

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of
spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low
and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on
the cooking channel and it really works.

Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.
It will keep the mosquitoes away.

Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt
or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose.
Place pin in seam of slacks and ... ta da! ... static is gone.

If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside,
just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals

Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and
leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you
bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't
digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works
and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

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ADHESIVE PLASTER Remove a splinter. If a splinter is too tiny or too deep to remove with tweezers, cover the splinter with adhesive plaster. Leave for about three days, then remove the tape and the splinter should come out painlessly.

ALUMINIUM CANS Protect young plants. Remove both ends of an aluminium can and any paper label. Then push into the earth to serve as a collar to protect young garden plants from cutworms.

ALUMINIUM FOIL Line roller trays. Line a roller tray with aluminium foil and discard when paint job is done and your tray is as good as new.

Sharpening scissors. Fold about seven or eight pieces of left over aluminium foil into a pad and start cutting with the scissors.

Clean your iron. Remove a build up of starch, run the hot iron over a piece of aluminium foil.

APPLES. Store half an apple alongside a cake to help keep it fresh and moist.

Absorb excess salt in soups or stews by dropping in few apple wedges or potatoes. After cooking for 10 minutes, remove wedges which should have absorbed the excess salt.

Ripen green tomatoes by placing 5 or 6 in a paper bag with a ripe apple for a couple of days.

ASPIRIN Restore hair colour. Swimming in chlorinated pools can discolour light coloured hair. Return your hair to its normal shade by dissolving eight aspirins in a glass of warm water. Rub the solution thoroughly into your hair and let it set for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off and the greenish tinge should be gone.

BABY OIL Remove emulsion paint from skin by first rubbing it with some baby oil, followed by a thorough wash with soap and hot water.

BABY WIPES Clean a PC keyboard with a baby wipes to remove dirt etc. Always turn off the computer before you clean the keys.

BICARBONATE OF SODA Get rid of strong fishy smells by soaking raw fish is two tablespoons of of bicarbonate of soda in a litre of water. Rinse the fish and pat dry before cooking.

Clean a microwave by putting a solution of two tablespoons of bicarb in 200ml water in a microwave safe container and cook on high for 2-3 minutes. Remove the container and wipe down the interior with a damp paper towel

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