Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Internet Browsers - why you need 2...

Recently I've had some issues with my current browser -Internet Explorer 9.  I couldn't edit my own website and on certain websites I was not able to save my user name and password so that I don't have to type it every time I visit the site.  When I tried the same tasks using Firefox 8...no problem!

Every browser is different so you should check them out and see which one works best for you.  The browsers are free so it's a good idea to download at least 2 so that if you have a problem with one, you can easily switch to another.

Only 1 browser can be your DEFAULT browser, which means when you click on an internet link from your email or other program, the DEFAULT browser opens.  (Usually when you open a browser that is not your DEFAULT browser, you will be asked if you want to make the current browser your DEFAULT browser.  If you want to change your DEFAULT browser to the browser you just opened, click YES when prompted.)

Most PC's come with Internet Explorer already installed.  To download additional browsers, check out the following websites:


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Create a Chart in Microsoft Excel with 1 Keystroke

If you want to create a simple column chart in Microsoft Excel, do this:
  • Click anywhere within the data you wish to chart and press the
    F11 key  (function key at the top of your keyboard).
This action works nicely if your data is consecutive with no blank rows
or columns between the data.  If your data is NOT consecutive, you will
need to select the data BEFORE pressing the F11 key.
The chart below is the result of clicking in any cell above and pressing F11.
Click on the chart below to enlarge the chart.