Did you know you can make a Word document a PDF, and even create some markups on it?
First, open your Word document that you want to make a PDF. Second, pretend this is your Word document (I know it’s a stretch!) LOL! Now head on up to the File menu in the upper far left corner of the Word program toolbar. When you come to print, use the drop-down box to look at ALL your options!
When you come to Microsoft Print to PDF, you can now turn your Word document into a PDF!
Select the Microsoft Print to PDF option. Then select the Print button.
When you go to print your Word document to a PDF, it’s going to ask you to save the document. Find an appropriate place to save it, and name your document. Then you will have to browse back to where you saved it to open the PDF. Make sure your PDF opens up in Adobe DC.
Once you open your document in Adobe DC, look on the right-hand menu. There is a section call Fill and Sign. Select that! Now it will give you the option to do some minimal editing, such as; adding text, checking off boxes and signing the document!
A toolbar will appear above your PDF. If you select the X to checkmark a box. It will bring up an X that you just need to drag and drop to the box! Pretty sweet, huh?
Guess what it gets better, you can SIGN the document!!!!!! See below where there is a sign icon? Select that and it will ask you to type in your name. It will remember you in the future! It creates a signature for you and you can drag and drop it where you need it.
Look at that, my signature was adding to my document!!!! Yay!! Let’s save time, ink and trees everyone!!!!
So, we have had an Amazon Dot for nearly a year now. I primarily use it to play music, ask it the weather and the news, very rarely do I order something from it. My soon to be 5 year old daughter uses it to play Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer every month of the year. She also asks her the weather and to asks her to tell her jokes.
Today she was watching Spookley the Square Pumpkin. It’s a story about a square pumpkin that gets teased and taunted by the other pumpkins but in the end he’s the true winner! The pumpkins are competing for a Candy Corn Crown. It’s a cute story the first or second time you watch it, but after about 15 times you tune it out and try to go to your parenting “Happy Place”! LOL!
Today I was otherwise occupied in the bathroom, when I heard my daughter go to the Amazon Dot and say, Alexa, Candy Corn. Alexa politely came back with, “Brach’s Candy Corn two count. Would you like me to order this?” My daughter said “Yes” and then next thing I hear Alexa say is, “Your order has been placed, you will receive your Candy Corn on Sunday”.
My first thought was, I gotta shut that off! I unplugged the machine until I shut that function off. I should have shut it off to begin with, but it was never an issue before and luckily this instance is only going to cost me a little over $6.99!
So, here’s how you shut that off!!!
Go into your Alexa App on your phone. Look for the three lines in the left corner and click on them. It will bring up this screen. Scroll down and look for Settings and click on it.
That will bring up this screen, scroll down and look for “Voice Purchasing”
You will then see this screen below. You can either shut off voice purchasing or make it so that you have a 4 digit code. I’m just shutting it off, because I rarely use it and my daughter has an excellent memory and will remember that passcode faster than a grown up word she should not be saying!
Blue on Purchase by voice shows it’s enabled. click the button to gray it out and save changes. If you want to require a 4 digit code, leave voice purchasing on, but enter a 4 digit code and then click save changes.
Then you are done. No more Candy Corn, Barbie Dolls and or Doll Houses coming to your house!!!!
I have a fix for that!!!! It appears to started after the last update to iOS 10.3.2. All of a sudden people started complaining that I sounded muffled. At first it was the same person, so I thought it must be on their end. Then the complaints came in from other people. There is a setting that can be changed that will fix this issue!
Go into your Settings on your iPhone. Scroll down to the General button and open it.
While you are in the Settings–>General area, scroll down to Accessibility.
Under Settings –>General–>Accessibility look for Hearing Devices.
Go into Hearing Devices.
Settings –> General –>Accessibility–>Hearing Device
As weird as this is about to sound, turn ON Hearing Aid Mode. Yep, you read that correctly!!!! Make a test phone call to someone who complained about you being muffled and see if this has indeed fixed your issue! Let me know how it works for you!
So it’s the new year and as usual, most people are looking to get healthier. There are all sorts of technology-based items that can help you keep you on track!
There are lots of different food diaries, exercise diaries and the like. I’ve looked at several almost all of them offer some sort of premium service. So far the one food diary that I have liked the most is My Fitness Pal. It allows you to sync your Fitbit and TONS of other devices with it. Many of the other diaries only sync with certain devices, which I think is a downfall. If you pay for the premium you can customize your macro-nutrients so you can focus on certain nutrients more than others. Recently when I was stuck at a certain weight and couldn’t seem to get it to budge I figured out the cause thanks to a Facebook group I was in. The app will work with your activity tracker and add more calories to your daily allowance. So, I thought I was able to eat a little more (not going wildly overboard but still under my allotted “extra” calories, and that’s what was doing it! Turn that feature off if you get stuck at a certain weight!!!!! My weight finally budged after that!!!
Many of you have Apple iPhones, you probably are aware of their “Health” App. Well, it’s supposed to track your sleep, mindfulness, physical activity, nutrition, and sleep. For a more detailed idea of what it can do, there is an awesome article from How to Geek here! It integrates best with, of course, the Apple watch. Unless you have a ton of money to blow on that along with the fact that the new iPhone that is coming out is supposed to be over $1,000!!!! I find it to be a giant waste of money!
The Apple Health App also integrates with My Fitness Pal for the nutrition portion of the app. It also works with some iHealth devices. They have a wireless blood pressure monitor that keeps track of your blood pressure so you can show your doctor. iHealth also sells a Smart Gluco Blood Monitoring System to test your blood sugar and you can sync it with your iPhone to keep track of that. They also sell scales.
Withings sells many devices that will sync with your phone, as we all Fitbit. Fitbit also sells scales. I have the Aria scale. It syncs with my phone and tells me my body fat percentage. Last time I got on it, my weight didn’t go down, but my body fat did. I have been working out more lately on a new regime so I can attribute my body fat going down. I don’t know how accurate the body fat calculator is on this scale, but in this case, it would seem to me that it’s working. Remember a pound is still a pound whether it’s fat or muscle, they weigh the same!!!!! Muscle just takes up less space!!!! As shown by this picture of some props that are in my office!
Now I have a Migraine app on my phone called Migraine Buddy, it’s a pretty slick program that helps you keep track of daily headaches, possible causes, what you did to or take that helped or didn’t help AND a sleep tracker. The sleep tracker is inaccurate. I was annoyed by it when I realized that it was getting it from my Apple Health App. My Fitbit sleep tracker is way more accurate. So, I thought why can’t my Fitbit tell Apple’s Health App Sleep Tracker the correct info. Well, apparently it’s not that simple! It doesn’t work yet, BUT there’s an app for that!!! It’s a $2.99 app called Sync Solver. It manually will allow you to sync all your Fitbit data to your Apple Health App. Now all of your info is in 1 App. Seems a bit ridiculous, but if you are like me someone who suffers from Migraines it’s good to have a record of all of this stuff to show my doctors because if feels like a never ending battle trying to prove to them that it isn’t JUST STRESS!
So, there are lots of new devices out there to help you keep track of your health, and help you to become a happier, healthier person.
You need to change your password in Windows 10. How do you do that? Simply hit the keys on your keyboard: Control-Alt-Delete and this screen will come up. See the 4th choice down “Change a Password” this will change the Windows 10/Network Password.
Your password should be at least 8 characters, a capital letter, a small letter, a number and a symbol.
After you change your password eventually you will need to change your Office365 password. Outlook will stop sending and receiving email. The best way to be able to tell this is by the photo below.
If this happens, go up to the top ribbon bar and select the Send and Receive tab. You should see this symbol, where it says: Type Exchange Password and Connect.
When you click on this icon it should bring up this screen.
Type in your new password and make sure to click Remember my credentials otherwise it will ask you this about every 5 minutes. Annoying!
Remember if you have PipeLiner on your computer you will need to update your Pipeliner password as well. Here is a link on how to do that in case you have forgotten.