Mike’s Technical Tip: Using Google Calendar’s Keyboard Shortcuts

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Using Google Calendar’s Keyboard Shortcuts

I’m a big fan of keyboard shortcuts (as opposed to clicking and mousing all over the place) and Google Calendar is chock-full of shortcuts you should know if you feel the same way. Read on to learn how to enable and use them.

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Let Photoshop Identify Mystery Fonts

A problem just about everybody using a computer has had over time is identifying a font. Many, many years ago you had to either just recognize fonts by eye, or look through an ever-outdated book of font families, hoping to find the one that matches your sample. But if you have the latest version of Photoshop, it can now be done with just a few clicks.

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Creating E-mail Aliases Without Help From IT

There are times when you can’t or don’t want to use your primary email address. Although you can use a personal or free “throw-away” email address, those techniques can be a hassle or unsafe. Plus, if you don’t have any way to access those accounts via your primary email application, it can be a pain. You could talk to your IT people or sysadmin and ask them to create a new email address, set up so you can access it along with your primary one, but there’s a much easier way to do it; it takes no technical knowledge at all; and you can make as many addresses as you want – here’s how.

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Using the PANTONE® Color Finder

The PANTONE Matching System (PMS) is is both universal and complex, and sometimes a designer might reference a color by its PANTONE number. But what if you need to know that color’s web (“hex”) or RGB values, or even its closest equivalent in 4-color (CMYK) for printing? There’s a great page on the PANTONE website for just that. (Confused already? You can brush up on all these terms in this post.)

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Using the “Jump to date” Feature in Google Calendar

Google Calendar has all kinds of great built-in functions, but one that’s missing is the ability to easily jump to any day, month, or year. Luckily, there is a way to enable that, if you know where to look.

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