Issue #5 April 23, 2002

1. Controlling Line Breaks in PowerPoint

When you are entering text into a text box in PowerPoint, the text moves to the next line based on the right margin of the text box. Sometimes we want to move to the next line before the text reaches the right margin. Pressing the Enter key does not always work- if you are using bullets, it moves to a new bullet; if you have different spacing between paragraphs than between lines, it will look different. The way to move to the next line is to hold down the Ctrl key and then press the Enter key. This simply moves to the next line within the same bullet or text portion.

2. Uses for the E-mail signature

One option on an e-mail program that is not used as well as it could in many cases is the ability to add a signature to the end of each e-mail that you send. Here are some ideas of items you may want to consider for your e-mail signature: - Your name and contact information - Your e-mail and web addresses - Any upcoming conferences you will be attending - Any sales or special offers - Your company mission statement or tag line - Any awards recently received Your e-mail signature can be a powerful tool for increasing sales, visibility and reputation.

3. Useful Resource - www.sarc.com

Every so often I receive an e-mail from someone telling me about a new virus threat - but it sounds suspicious. The latest was notice about a file sulfnbk.exe that is claimed to be a virus. I had seen this one before and knew it was a hoax. The site I use to see if a virus e- mail claim is a hoax is run by Symantec (the makers of Norton Anti-Virus) and is at http://www.sarc.com. They have a section dedicated to hoaxes that tells you not only that the claim is untrue, but in some cases (as in the sulfnbk.exe claim) how to undo the damage you have done by following the instructions in the e-mail.