Tech Tips - Did you Know? [Series - Part 2]

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Often during the course of the day, I'll do something on the computer where I'll think "that's really cool, there's probably a lot of people that don't know you can do that!" I have a Facebook Page called Craig's Classroom where I often post these tips and you can follow if you are interested. Meanwhile, my favorite tips are often too small in themselves to create a whole article on. I decided to start this blog series where I compile 5 tips at a time. Here is the Part 2 of this series. (see bottom for links to Part 1 of series)


When viewing PDF files in Acrobat

Ctrl+0 is Zoom to whole page
Ctrl+1 is Zoom to 100%
Ctrl+2 is Zoom to fit Width of Page


Some programs you use "once in a while"
need to find it, click the windows button
then type a FEW characters
it will quickly pop up list of matches -
e.g. type cal for calculator and then click
(new in Windows Vista and higher)


There are different flight tracking sites is my favorite
don't head to the airport til you know what time the flight is ACTUALLY arriving (cool too to zoom in on map and see where they are and what altitude, etc!)


Did you know you can download
the free kindle app for your smartphone?
on your phone's browser go to these pages
android phone
iPhone/iPad - use App Store icon - search kindle
many classics e-books are even free!
other new titles typ up to $9.99


Do you ever have a web page that you
really want to read but need to "do later"
what I do is drag the icon from the browser to my desktop for a shortcut to go back later
when read the article later, delete the shortcut

If you missed Part 1 of this series, you can click that link to see it.

If you learned something new, leave me a comment!
tell me which numbers above you didn't already know and plan to use!

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Alan Bruzee
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD

I didn't know!!!  I will check out your other post...that is a great way to have people check out your other posts.

Sep 03, 2010 05:45 AM #1
Kathleen M. Feeney
Cafe Realty - Mount Kisco, NY
Mt. Kisco Real Estate - EcoBroker

Thanks for the info - I will definately check out your facebook Page.


Sep 03, 2010 05:51 AM #2
Chris Canfield
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Tucson, AZ
Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona

Great Tips!  I do #5 all the time, and find that it fills up with "things to do later" way too fast!

Sep 03, 2010 06:00 AM #3
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Great tips! I like the short format because they are easier to learn and to remember.

Sep 03, 2010 09:37 AM #4
Amanda Nicodemus
Spring Texas Keller Williams Professionals - Cypresswood - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate

Thanks Craig! My favorite is #5, because sometimes I just bookmark the pages then can't find it later?

Sep 03, 2010 11:18 AM #5
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"


You should have video classes too! :)

Sep 04, 2010 12:53 AM #6
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Michele - I have done video classes in the past - thanks for the reminder that I should start these up again! 

Sep 04, 2010 01:00 AM #7
Lynn Cromer
ReMax Advance Realty - Miami, FL

thank you. Very interesting and I just joined the group. Any ideas on people who have weblogs through wordpress? I'd love to have one.

Sep 06, 2010 03:13 AM #8
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

I'll use the heck out of #2. Thanks for the tip Craig.

Oct 22, 2010 04:59 PM #9
Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966

I love the little tips, sometimes it is exactly what a person needs. Thanks I'll check you out on facebook.

Nov 21, 2010 06:43 AM #10
Judy Jennings
The Green Company - Ashland, MA
Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA

Craig - Never knew about #5, I like it and will use it too! Thanks.

Dec 28, 2010 12:32 PM #11
Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston - Houston, TX
RE/MAX Elite Properties

Craig, I can't believe I never knew about #2.  Thanks.  I think it will come in handy often.

Dec 29, 2010 01:34 PM #12
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Craig, I use my Mac most of the time but the pc gets used for office stuff. Love the Acrobat info - when I want to bookmark a website, I just email it to myself - but your desktop shortcut keeps it front and center - great idea :)

Dec 29, 2010 02:33 PM #13
Eva Aliaga
Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton & Delray Beach: SE Florida Real Estate

Did not know about 5, but I think my desktop will fill up quickly, I just open up a new tab. I usually have toooooo many tabs open.

Dec 29, 2010 05:37 PM #14
Eva Aliaga
Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton & Delray Beach: SE Florida Real Estate

Ah, 1 is pretty cool too, I just tried it out, cool.

Dec 29, 2010 05:39 PM #15
Jeremy Joslin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales

#2 is one that I will definitely use.  good stuff


Sep 06, 2011 02:29 PM #16
Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

Interesting - I didn't know that about the pdf files and I use the magnifier to get around it.

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