Friday, January 28, 2011

Nifty Little Tools

I bought a new computer recently. It was time. I shopped around, looked for the best deal, even though I was leaning toward buying a Dell again. I loved my Dell laptop, and the one before that. Heck, the IT guy at work loved my Dell laptop . . . which is why he bought it from me. Ha!

Anyhow, finally settled on an HP because they had the best deal out there. I even purchased Office 2010.

Love It! I'm a Word junkie. Yes, I know, there are other programs out there. I love Word. In fact, Word 2010 has a nifty navigation bar that appears on the left hand side of the screen.

What's so nifty, you may - probably not - be thinking? Well, since I have a table of contents, that's what shows up in the navigation bar. So, I can just click on the chapter title and POOF there I am. Voila!!! LOVE IT! This makes editing so much easier.

The other nifty tool on my new computer is Sticky Notes. Basically, it's an electronic post it note that appears on the desktop. You know what I do with them? I write what chapter is next to edit. No more start here inserted into the document so I have to do a Find in Word. Nope! Now, I just open Word, look at the navigation panel, click, and poof there I am, right where I left off. Woo-hoo!

So, that's the post today. Yeah, not a lot about writing, but . . . nifty little tools do come in handy in the writing process. Sticky Notes is my new best friend.

As for the writing . . . I started the read through the other night. I changed a few words, deleted a sentence or two, but, so far, nothing major. I hope to get through a good portion of the read through this weekend and then get back to work on my query next week.

I hope everybody's had a good week and has an even better weekend.



Robyn Campbell said...

Brag, brag, brag! Hmph. *mumble* *mumble*

Are those Sticky Notes on Word 2010? Cuz I'm stuck with 2007 right now. Wondering if I can purchase them without buying 2010.

The Titans need more than a new coach, bub. hehe <3

Charlie said...

Are there any other major differences with the 2010 version? Enjoy the new 'puter.

Scott said...

@Charlie - I'm not sure. I've only just begun to explore the new version. The navagation pane automatically came up when I opened the document. I'm not sure if it's because I had created the ToC already, or if the pane comes up every time. I need to go online and find a 'what's new' document about Office 2010!