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There's lots of things that I'll do and then think "I wonder if others know this too?". These aren't big things in themselves to make a whole blog post about it, but I can put a few together and then share them all with you.

This group of  tips are specifically for ActiveRain...

Did You Know ...
Once you hit submit comment, have you ever noticed something you spelled wrong? Go back to your comment after and click the "Edit" link and you can fix it.

(Added note: The Edit link has a limited lifespan of what appears to be one day where you can still edit your comments, after that it is no longer available)

Did you Know...
update note: Originally in this post, I repeated what was heard mentioned that 9 words or less will not get comments points. That is close to true... however, more accurately it is how many characters in the comment you make. Any comments less than 50 characters will not get points. My post Getting Points for Comments explains this in more detail.

Did you know...
if you want a new line of text but without the big spacing between the lines, press Shift+Enter (instead of just enter). This is known as a line break and it won't give you the big spacing that a normal paragraph ends with.

This is especially useful at times such as when you are doing your address block in your blog signature.

If you learned something new, let me know... leave a comment!
(and don't just say "nice post" You won't get points! :)

This is Part 3 in my "Did You Know?" series. You can use that link to see the other articles

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Karen L. Pietsch
Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc. - Crystal Lake, IL
Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate

Craig, yes I learned something from this that I've been struggling with.  That being the proper formatting of line spacing in the post itself.  Everytime I would backspace into a former paragraph, the text would get smaller and smaller.  Now I know (hopefully) how to stop that from happening.  

Although I do have another issue.  I save my post content on a word document with a specific font but when I paste it in for submission, the font gets lost and a smaller font is used for some reason.  Still haven't found the answer to that yet but I'm sure if I keep reading here, I will.  ;)

Thanks for being there for me.  :)

Jan 23, 2011 04:19 PM #104
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Karen - I'll be doing a post on blog formatting (hopefully very soon) - Meanwhile my suggestion to you is to FORGET MS Word for doing your blog content and use google docs (free, web based) and copy/paste goes MUCH smoother! :)

Jan 24, 2011 02:36 AM #105
Karen L. Pietsch
Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc. - Crystal Lake, IL
Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate

I found you Craig.  I'm repeating what I sent to you earlier regarding your answer to me on this.  Thanks again.  :)

Thanks for writing.  I actually learned all about not using Word late last night as I went through a number of your "training" blogs.  I appreciate you taking the time to write me about this.  Much appreciated.  I'm trying to go back through my comments to make sure that I've left everything as a "closed" issue with any questions or concerns I may have posed.  Thank you for taking the time to come back to me with your answers.  ;)

By the way, if it hadn't been so late at night, I probably would have gone through all your posts that I needed to help enable me to be better at the scenario you offer here.  AR is great!  :)

Jan 24, 2011 03:11 AM #106
Brian West
imortgage - Gilbert, AZ
Arizona Lender

ahhhhhhhhh shift plus enter.. that was driving me nuts and wondered how everyone else was able to do that, thanks!

Feb 04, 2011 05:51 AM #107
Stephanie Greenberg
Lion Real Estate - Fresno, CA
Fresno Homes For Sale

Awww, now I know how to avoid that big gap when I am writing.  I will also make sure my comments are more than 10 words to earn the "good" award.

Mar 11, 2011 12:13 PM #108
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Karen - thanks for your appreciation

Brian - aha - you got it

Stephanie - terrific - thanks for visiting :)

Mar 11, 2011 01:40 PM #109
Dave King, GRI, ABR, Green
Long and Foster Realtors - Reston, VA

I wonder how many other things we don't know that would benefit us all.  Just like our brains, we're all probably only using a small percent of our potential.  Thank you~


Apr 01, 2011 02:29 AM #110
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Dave - one step at a time - glad I pointed out something that helped -c-

Apr 01, 2011 05:02 AM #111
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

Cool sutff.  I had no idea about the 9 word minimum for the comment.  The edit link is a great idea too but I'm not sure where the edit link is.  That will be my next project to find that one.  Your posts are always helpful and informative. 

Apr 14, 2011 08:18 PM #112
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

I was learn something from you! Are you going to be at the TX Rain Camp as well>? I am hoping so because I am planning on going.... ;)

Apr 14, 2011 08:31 PM #113
Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468

I knew about the 10 words but not the shift enter tip!

May 01, 2011 03:13 PM #114
Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

I didn't know about the 'shift-enter' capability for shortening the line spacing. That will come in useful. Thanks.

What I would like to learn about is blog bookmarks that appears on your home page. this is the 5th line up from the bottom on the left hand column.

Jun 04, 2011 05:01 PM #115
Susan& Charlie Ahern
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Coronado, CA
Owner & Broker, Coronado Real Estate 4 Sale 619-92


I will most definitely check back on your classrom more often. It is worth the time. Thanks.

Jul 24, 2011 11:02 AM #116
Linda Blumenthal
Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087 - Westhampton Beach, NY
NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR

Thanks so much Craig.  I had no idea about the shift and enter spacing.  Any other tricks?

Aug 25, 2011 04:56 AM #117
Karen Eddinger
RE/MAX On The Lake - Seattle, WA
Relocating to Seattle?

After reading your post, I realized I don't have a blog signature.  I hope there's a post on that! (and I am now counting the words).

Sep 06, 2011 05:39 PM #118
Sarah Maus
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Land O Lakes, FL
Your Florida Suncoast REALTOR®

Hi Craig!  That did the trick!  I am sooo glad I found you!  I will take the time to go back and read the other parts to this blog as well...Have a great day!

Sep 20, 2011 06:18 AM #119
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Craig, good to know about the shift+enter....especially good for addresses. Thanks for the tip.

Oct 11, 2011 05:26 PM #120
Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

Thank you for sending me this page!  I cannot express how great it is to know how to fix my signature!!!  It always seemed way to large and just a mess.  But with your help I feel it is much more appropriate!  Thanks again!

Aug 20, 2013 09:05 AM #121
Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

I did know these things, but I am going to check out the other posts and see what I can find that I don't know : )

Sep 17, 2013 12:15 AM #122
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I did knot know about Shift+ Enter. Thanks for sharing.

I noticed that sometimes I'm not able to post a comment at all( when comments are allowed), do you know why it can happen?

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