How to Make Your Life Easier

Dan Randall
Instructional Psychology and Technology
12/12/13
Windows:
Alt + Tab = toggle between two programs
Alt (hold) + Tab (press and release) = brings up box with all programs op...
Mac (same key stroke, different names):
Command + Tab = toggle between two programs
Cmd (hold) + Tab (press and release) =...
Ctrl + x = cut
Ctrl + c = copy
Ctrl + v = paste
Ctrl + z = undo
Ctrl + y = redo
(this is not always
redo)

Ctrl + n
type)
...
Ctrl (hold) + left click = Select multiple objects
Shift (hold) + left click and drag = Maintains
proportion ratio
Ctrl + ...
Ctrl + right (or left) arrow = jump to next word
Ctrl + shift + right (or left) arrow = select next word
Shift + down (or ...
A Few Things You Might Not Know


Own your data (take it with you when you leave!)



Track citations



Read and annotate PDFs



Manage PDFs



Col...
A Couple of Tricks You Might Try
Drawing (and textbox) version:

Picture version:

This tab is only available when you click on a drawing (or textbox) or p...
Make sure you are using the correct box!
Outline, no fill

Fill, no outline

Outline and fill
(they don’t have
to be different
colors)
Right click, select “Edit Text”
Choose the wrong shape, but already have text in? Just change the
shape! Make sure you select the original shape first!
Anchors adjust lines

Change Point Types
If you are interested in learning basic design
principles? I recommend:

The Non-designer's Presentation Book:
Principles ...
Here’s a Few Options
iptedtec.org
Iptedtec.org/secondaryed
http://iptedtec.org/tsa_1/
Consider signing up for

IPT 286
It’s geared towards education majors,
but provides tech skills for anyone who wants to ta...
Please visit
IPTedTec.org

Dan Randall
dan.randall26@gmail.com
DanRandall.com
Tech Tricks: How to Make Your Life Easier
Tech Tricks: How to Make Your Life Easier
Tech Tricks: How to Make Your Life Easier
Tech Tricks: How to Make Your Life Easier
Tech Tricks: How to Make Your Life Easier
Tech Tricks: How to Make Your Life Easier
Tech Tricks: How to Make Your Life Easier
Tech Tricks: How to Make Your Life Easier
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Tech Tricks: How to Make Your Life Easier

  1. 1. How to Make Your Life Easier Dan Randall Instructional Psychology and Technology 12/12/13
  2. 2. Windows: Alt + Tab = toggle between two programs Alt (hold) + Tab (press and release) = brings up box with all programs open While still holding Alt down, press Tab to change selected program
  3. 3. Mac (same key stroke, different names): Command + Tab = toggle between two programs Cmd (hold) + Tab (press and release) = brings up box with all programs open While still holding Cmd down, press Tab to change selected program
  4. 4. Ctrl + x = cut Ctrl + c = copy Ctrl + v = paste Ctrl + z = undo Ctrl + y = redo (this is not always redo) Ctrl + n type) Ctrl + o Ctrl + s Ctrl + p = new (file = open = save = print Ctrl + a = select all F1 = Help Ctrl + f = find On Mac: use Command instead of Control
  5. 5. Ctrl (hold) + left click = Select multiple objects Shift (hold) + left click and drag = Maintains proportion ratio Ctrl + down (or up) arrow key = jump to next line Ctrl + shift + down (or up) arrow key = select next line
  6. 6. Ctrl + right (or left) arrow = jump to next word Ctrl + shift + right (or left) arrow = select next word Shift + down (or up) arrow = select next line Ctrl + down (or up) arrow = jump to next paragraph Ctrl+ Shift + down (or up) arrow = select next Paragraph Ctrl + b = bold Ctrl + i = italics Ctrl + u = underline Ctrl Ctrl Ctrl Ctrl + + + + l r e j = = = = align align align align For all available shortcuts, visit: http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Word_2010.html left right center justify
  7. 7. A Few Things You Might Not Know
  8. 8.  Own your data (take it with you when you leave!)  Track citations  Read and annotate PDFs  Manage PDFs  Collaborate with others using Group folders  Access files via Mendeley.com  Word Plugin allows you to: • Insert citations • Refresh citations changed in Mendeley with 1 click • Insert an automatically generated Bibliography To download and use for free, visit Mendeley.com
  9. 9. A Couple of Tricks You Might Try
  10. 10. Drawing (and textbox) version: Picture version: This tab is only available when you click on a drawing (or textbox) or picture
  11. 11. Make sure you are using the correct box!
  12. 12. Outline, no fill Fill, no outline Outline and fill (they don’t have to be different colors)
  13. 13. Right click, select “Edit Text”
  14. 14. Choose the wrong shape, but already have text in? Just change the shape! Make sure you select the original shape first!
  15. 15. Anchors adjust lines Change Point Types
  16. 16. If you are interested in learning basic design principles? I recommend: The Non-designer's Presentation Book: Principles for Effective Presentation Design Preview it here
  17. 17. Here’s a Few Options
  18. 18. iptedtec.org
  19. 19. Iptedtec.org/secondaryed
  20. 20. http://iptedtec.org/tsa_1/
  21. 21. Consider signing up for IPT 286 It’s geared towards education majors, but provides tech skills for anyone who wants to take the class
  22. 22. Please visit IPTedTec.org Dan Randall dan.randall26@gmail.com DanRandall.com

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