Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Works for Me Wednesday Idea
Rocks in My Dryer hosts Works for Me Wednesday every week. You can link to the whole assortment of tips there.
So here's my tip. It's not a recipe or a parenting tip or even a homeschooling idea (maybe I'll do one of those later today). This is a computer shortcut:
Sometimes I need to use a word or name that has accents or other markings in it that aren't on my keyboard. Like "Chez Hélène." I know you can get alternate virtual keyboards and that there are all kinds of things you can do so that you can really type in French or German. But since I just need an occasional word, I usually Google it and then cut and paste it (with proper accents) from the Internet. Most of the time I don't even have to go to the actual websites: I can take it right from the Yahoo search page. And it works for anything you're typing: I've pasted words and names (or even just one letter with the right accent) onto blog posts, emails, and into Word documents.