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August 2009

Computers - Just about everyone uses a computer each day, but do you really use it?

Most of us only scratch the surface of it's abilities. Within each issue of our newsletters, we will show you how to use some of the programs that you possibly already use daily, with tips to your advantage and just maybe make you smile.

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   Product Tip of the Month

Dual Monitors

Do you switch between multiple programs routinely?  Example - Do you copy data from your main program to or from Word or Excel?

Do you need to watch multiple applications simultaneously? Example - Do you need to watch email for customer service requests or sales which need to be handled very quickly?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then dual monitors would be a productivity enhancement for you.  With dual monitors, a user is able to open multiple applications and view them amongst screens.

A typical dual monitor setup shown to the right. Notice that each monitor has a different program displayed.  Your mouse moves from either screen and using the copy/paste functions you can easily copy data from one program to another.

Now typically two monitors will do for most but just for chuckles we wanted to show you that your not limited but by your imagination.

Shown to the right is a dispatchers position at the Whitley County Sheriff's Department.

Using the multiple monitors, the dispatcher can view multiple applications at the same time without having to switch between them.

Many computers already come with dual capabilities, especially with laptops, but those that are not can easily be upgraded with a new video card.  Monitors are much less expensive now than in the past so this solution which used to be only available on high end solutions is now readily available for everyone.

Enhanced Productivity is surely a positive outcome when implementing this solution.  Ball State even has produced an article about implementing this at their Library.  Click here to read this article.

   Keyboard tip of the month

Backing Up

How many times have you started to fill out a form and after hitting TAB, you find you need to back up and make a change?  Using SHIFT + TAB you will instantly back up the form to the spot that you needed to go back to without using your mouse.

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