Monday, July 14, 2014

A Non-Techy Tip

I learned to type on a manual typewriter starting in 7th grade. Yeah, I'm THAT old. The transition from the manual to electric typewriter fueled my fears. After all, others told me if you held a key down too long, you'd get a whole line of zzz's on the paper.

You can imagine my consternation at the advent of the computer age. My first introduction to this new addition left me totally befuddled. Back then, what you typed on the screen wasn't always what you'd get.

Fast forward to the present. The Internet presents its own challenges to the non-techy person. My eyes still glaze over when someone gets too detailed. Give me a simple cheat sheet, please. Ah, but I've found ways to adapt. Here's a tip that might even help the techies out there:

Do you want to post on Facebook groups, but don't want to/are mystified by/too cheap to use those fancy scheduling programs? Manually posting is a daunting task, but I've got a secret. Shh, I'll tell you, but keep it between us.

Type several posts in Word, and save the document. Minimize the document in your browser, and open a group. Pull up the Word document, copy the post you want to insert in the group, and again minimize the document. *Paste the copied item into the group, and hit "post."

Go to the next group and repeat from * above. As one of my blogging friends would say, "easy peasy."

Writers and Readers:  Do you have any non-techy computer tips? Please share. 

Photo Credit:  hoboton


Jean Fischer said...

I do this with my blog posts, too. I always write them and format them in Word and then just paste them into Word Press.

quietspirit said...

Susan: This works! I found this out real quickly. Thank you for the help to others.

Karen Lange said...

This is a great tip, Susan. I do the same thing when posting a book review on several sites, like Goodreads, Amazon, and CBD. It really does make it easier! )

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. like the others I always type in Word and then transfer over .. and save a copy ...

Cheers Hilary