IT’S THE LIEBSTER AWARD!

 

 

 

photo-liebster award

Thank You For The Cool Trophy, Really!

Well looky here, I have been nominated for the prestigious, much coveted and fought over, LIEBSTER AWARD! I truly have to give my thanks and appreciation to Shruti of Shruti Insights, for offering me this unexpected and awkwardly wonderful opportunity. She has offered me a chance to experience a shot at the Golden Ring, the Kewpie Doll, the Final frontier of Fame and Glory in the ” Blogosphere “. I certainly would never have attempted, or volunteered for Honors such as these, on my own, so again Thank you for the inspiration, and privilege, only using my fear of shotguns or Wrathful, and thoroughly disappointed Friends, to make a man of me, and Accept this One Giant Leap For Mankind Test. Shruti, you’re the best!
So there are rules to all of this. Apparently in order to be a big shot around these parts, I have to play by THESE RULES.
Put the Liebster Award logo on your blog.
Thank and tag the blog who nominated you.
Answer their questions and come up with 10 new ones for you nominees.
Nominate 8 blogs with less than 200 followers, let them know you’ve nominated them and link them in your post.
No tag-back.

 

So Shruti, with much pounding of heart, I will under take this feat, and I Thank You sincerely for your having Faith and Belief in my abilities!

These are the Ten questions I get to answer!
1.Among your blog posts, which one is your favourite?
Well thank you for asking! My favorite post was a story I wrote a couple of years ago, called ” The Waiting Game”, and It was basically a true story about circumstances I had no control over. I only embellished it a tad.

2.At what time of the day do you usually write a blog post?
That is tricky because I post whenever I am either inspired by an idea, or feel like I’m not delivering enough, or not giving people what they want.

3.What is your favourite word in your native language?
Wow, I wish you hadn’t asked me that. I don’t believe I have a singular favorite word. My favorite phrase is ” Papa, I love you! ”

 

4.What do you like to eat in the morning?
That is an easy one, as I don’t eat in the early day. Usually I start getting hungry about 2 or 3 in the afternoon, and I’m a guy so it really doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it can be wolfed down easily.

 

5.Choose one: tea, coffee, milk, hot chocolate. Why do you choose it?
Coffee with cream and sugar. But again, I drink freshly ground dark French Roast. Oh I’m sorry, you asked why? I grew up with good coffee in the S.F. bay area, and I’ve learned coffee really is the cheapest beverage, aside from water, and I don’t like water as fish do things in it.

 

6.Do you have a close friend? Is there one thing that you can only do with that friend?
I am married to my bestest, closest friend, and the thing we do together, I am not allowed to publicly speak about!

 

7.What is your favourite book and why do you like it?
That’s a hard one, but I can safely say my nearly favorite book, if I can only name one is BattleField Earth, by L. Ron Hubbard. I like that it’s long and involved, even though some of it is rather childish, I enjoy humanity taking back their home, and making a difference out in the cosmos.

 

8.What do you really want to learn but you haven’t got the time to do it?
Everything! I want my education to always continue. Right now I want to learn how to make my site work for me. The part about not enough time, unfortunately takes presidence over everything.

 

9.What do you miss from your childhood?
I miss my mommy! She died when I was 9, and I had to grow up because of that.

 

10.Where will you go if you just feel bored at home?
I am not at home at present. In December, I had to come down here to Reno Nevada to help take care of my family. I don’t get bored at home, as I live on 20 acres, in the mountains, and if the trailer feels cramped I just go outside.

 

Now it’s time to make my own nominations for the LIEBSTER AWARD, so I hope I don’t lose any friends over this!
Random Musings And Wanderlust 
Bittersweet Sensations  babyruthbeer
https://girlonstreamblog.wordpress.com/

Dr. J M Landin @ RedNewtGallery

LIZZIE BRIGHT  @  http://lizziebright.com/
Victoria Iskak   @  Raindrops & Fireflies
Margaret  @  Suds & Kisses
mboki_m  @  learning web development

 

And now, finally I get to ask my nominees their most dreaded and difficult to answer, questions.

1) Now that you are here in the magical realm of the blogosphere, what do you want?

2) What is your inner animal?

3) On your blog, are you public, or private, in regard to your personal self?

4) Are you happy in your present place in this life?

5) If I could give you one wish, what would that be?

6) What would be your ideal job?

7) Do you have a favorite kind of pet?

8) Are you able to discuss, religion, politics, or feelings openly, with strangers?

9) Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently, and of course, why?

10) How many fingers am I holding up?

I told you these would be formidable questions, even though I didn’t word it that way. I didn’t want to scare you away. And in advance, Thank You for playing, now take your dang football and go home!

reinstall Teredo tunneling pseudo interface part 1.

I mentioned last week the fact that I caught a bug. It was adware, and I cleaned it up with 4 plus hours of deleting and scanning and cleaning again. Now I keep finding more things going wrong with the old pc. Suddenly a webpage would get unresponsive, and navigation became difficult.
I ran another set of scans and sure enough, more adware, so I cleaned it up and the next time I went forth into Webville, I had the same symptoms again. That’s when I received a message about how my computer needed an updated piece of hardware.

Teredo tunneling pseudo interface is the gadget that tells other computers who it is. It might have worked fine forever except there are too many computers for an old interface. The net is expanding and a new interface has been employed.
I told my machine to fix the problem and it said it couldn’t. So I tried a couple of times and decided to get an answer out there. I couldn’t get Microsoft to do anything, and other sites kept saying, here download this…
I almost installed a couple of different supposed to be fixes, when I saw these products were another attempt to infect my pc even more. I started checking reviews on the fix I needed and found my answers. I will post the answer after this so if you don’t want to look at it, I won’t blame you.

Spy Watch : Is Your Computer Protected?

 

 

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WTF my view online

I am running another scan on my “old, outdated, nearly obsolete computer. I haven’t been downloading much since the big adware thing hit me. I’m not sure that anyone is safe out there. Which security systems should you use?

I am told over and over, by marketers and the likes, ” don’t use free anti-virus or security programs”, as they’re not safe. The impression is free programs are substandard, or a diluted version of the real thing. I believe both views are correct in some cases…..

I have bought different programs such as Symantec and McAfee in the past, and wondered if those programs were actually worthwhile. They pretended to do the jobs they were supposed to do, but when it came time to renew the subscription, all of a sudden the computer is infected and full of viruses and trojans and worms etc.

Chances are the various programs do, what they’re promising to do and only give that hype to get you to buy that service again. If that’s the case I don’t need that kind of pressure on my mind. But….

I did a scan with Trend Micro Housecall and that program found 10 or 12 bad problems. I deleted them of course only to have my pc acting up again as soon as I went on-line. So I scanned the computer again and was notified everything was clean.

Not knowing any better I figured everything was fine, and proceeded to go on-line and had the same problems all over again. It got so bad with, slowness, hyper-links that shouldn’t be there, pop-up ads, and a computer tech program slamming into my browsing experience.

I called the number and got a tech to look at my machine. I’ll relate that tale later, but for now I’ll tell you the end result of his findings. He poked around and showed me how I had 21000 error messages, and showed me some adware stuff in the files. He did not fix the problem, but told me I could buy something that would fix it and said it would cost me about $500 to be right with the net again.

I got it all fixed sort of, meaning now it’s an ongoing task to kill the beasts that got me. I did what my previous article said and spent 4 1/2 hours cleaning the system. And I did that with a free system, although I will send Malwarebytes a donation.

Here is that link again for those who think they need it. http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-coolsalecoupon-virus/

HTML Tutorial 3 – Adding Images & Backgrounds To Your HTML Website

Some people understand how to do tasks better if it is in a visual format. My experience is, I understand and remember more if I read and then rewrite it. Since I did manage to figure out how to put video on the site, I will bring more video to you.

This is a short video showing in pictures  how to add imagery to your site, through the HTML code, that makes your site look the way it does.

I hope this is helpful, and you should expect more of these articles on this site.

How to remove “CoolSaleCoupon” (Virus Removal Guide)

Hey I’m back and now the long awaited sequel to the adware and virus story you read so much about.  I’m sorry these last posts were so wordy.

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-coolsalecoupon-virus/
This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove “CoolSaleCoupon” virus from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the setup process.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Uninstall CoolSaleCoupon program from your computer
STEP 2: Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome
STEP 3: Remove CoolSaleCoupon adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner
STEP 4: Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 5: Double-check for the “CoolSaleCoupon” malware with HitmanPro

STEP 1 : Uninstall CoolSaleCoupon program from your computer

In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer.

To uninstall the CoolSaleCoupon program from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the “Start” button, then click on the “Control Panel” menu option.
[Image: Control Panel in Windows Start Menu]
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel” .Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there.
[Image: Type Control Panel in Windows 8 search box]
When the “Control Panel” window opens click on the “Uninstall a program” option under “Programs” category. This option is shown by the arrow in the image below. If you are using the “Classic View” of the Control Panel, then you would double-click on the “Programs and Features” icon instead.
[Image: Uninstall a program]
When the “Programs and Features” or the “Uninstall a Program” screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall CoolSaleCoupon, Discount Cow, V-bates, PriceMeter, Supra Savings, weDownload Manager, PureLead, Search Assist, Re-Markable, Zombie Alert, Wajam, Coupon Server, Lollipop, HD-Total-Plus, BlockAndSurf, Safe Saver, SupTab, Search Protect, Lollipop, Software Updated Version, DP1815, Video Player, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, LyricsBuddy-1, PureLeads, Media Player 1.1, RRSavings, Feven Pro 1.2, Websteroids, Savings Bull, TidyNetwork, Search Snacks, MyPC Backup, Re-markit and any other recently installed unknown program from your computer.
To view the most recently installed programs, you can click on the “Installed On” column to sort your program by the installation date. Scroll though the list, and uninstall any unwanted or unknown programs.
[Image: Uninstall CoolSaleCoupon from Windows]
Depending on what program has installed the CoolSaleCoupon adware infection, the above program may have a different name or not be installed on your computer. If you cannot find any unwanted or unknown programs on your machine, then you can proceed with the next step.
If you are having issues while trying to uninstall the CoolSaleCoupon program, you can use Revo Uninstaller to completely remove this unwanted program from your machine.

STEP 2: Remove “CoolSaleCoupon” Ads from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus from Internet Explorer
You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC.

Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear icon” [Image: icongear.jpg] in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options.
[Image: Internet Options in Internet Explorer]
In the “Internet Options” dialog box, click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.
[Image: Reset Internet Explorer]
In the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section, select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
[Image: Reset Internet Explorer to its default settings to remove CoolSaleCoupon]
When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the “Close” button in the confirmation dialogue box. You will now need to close your browser, and then you can open Internet Explorer again.
[Image Reset Internet Explorer settings]
Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus from Mozilla Firefox
If you’re having problems with Firefox, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill information, browsing history and open tabs.

In the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu button ([Image: Firefox Menu button]), the click on the “Help” ([Image: Firefox Help button]) button.
[Image: Click on the Menu button then Help]
From the Help menu, choose Troubleshooting Information.
[Image: Troubleshooting Information in Firefox]
Click the “Reset Firefox” button in the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page.
[Image: Reset Firefox to its default settings to remove CoolSaleCoupon]
To continue, click on the “Reset Firefox” button in the new confirmation window that opens.
[Image: Click on the Reset Firefox button]
Firefox will close itself and will revert to its default settings. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click on the “Finish“.
Note: Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data“. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.

Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus from Google Chrome
Click on the “Chrome menu button” (Chrome menu) on the browser toolbar, select “Tools“, and then click on “Extensions“.
[Image: Extensions menu in Chrome]
In the “Extensions” tab, remove the CoolSaleCoupon any other unknown extensions by clicking the trash can [Image: Remove an extension from Chrome] icon.
Basically, if you have not installed an extensions then you should remove it from your web browser.
If you cannot remove the CoolSaleCoupon extension, and under the trash can you can see the “Installed by enterprise policy” text, then you will need to follow our “Remove Installed by enterprise policy extension from Chrome” guide.
[Image: Remove CoolSaleCoupon Chrome extensions]
STEP 3: Remove CoolSaleCoupon adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer and web browser for the “CoolSaleCoupon” malicious files, browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “AdwCleaner”)
Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
AdwCleaner Icon
If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the “Scan” button as shown below.
Click on Scan button to find CoolSaleCoupon virus
AdwCleaner will now start to search for the “CoolSaleCoupon” malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
To remove the “CoolSaleCoupon” malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the “Clean” button.
Remove CoolSaleCoupon virus with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or documents, as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.
AdwCleaner removing CoolSaleCoupon virus
STEP 4: Remove “CoolSaleCoupon” virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more.
It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.

You can download download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the below link.
MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free”)
Once downloaded, close all programs, then double-click on the icon on your desktop named “mbam-setup-consumer-2.00.xx” to start the installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup program]
Picture of User Account Control You may be presented with a User Account Control dialog asking you if you want to run this file. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
When the installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard]
To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your machine, keep following the prompts by clicking the “Next” button.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Final Setup Screen]
Once installed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program, and that a scan has never been run on your system. To start a system scan you can click on the “Fix Now” button.
[Image: Click on the Fix Now button to start a scan]
Alternatively, you can click on the “Scan” tab and select “Threat Scan“, then click on the “Scan Now” button.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Threat Scan]
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now check for updates, and if there are any, you will need to click on the “Update Now” button.
[Image: Click on Update Now to update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware]
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for the CoolSaleCoupon virus. When Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is scanning it will look like the image below.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware while performing a scan]
When the scan has completed, you will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes Anti-malware has found, click on the “Quarantine All” button, and then click on the “Apply Now” button.
[Image: Remove CoolSaleCoupon with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware]
Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now quarantine all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. When removing the files, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removing CoolSaleCoupon]
After your computer will restart, you should open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform another “Threat Scan” scan to verify that there are no remaining threats
STEP 5: Double-check for the “CoolSaleCoupon” malware infection with HitmanPro

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti-virus software, firewalls, etc.). HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer.

You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “HitmanPro”)
Double-click on the file named “HitmanPro.exe” (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or “HitmanPro_x64.exe” (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
[Image: HitmanPro start-up screen]
Click on the “Next” button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
[Image: HitmanPro setup options]
HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for CoolSaleCoupon malicious files.
[Image: HitmanPro scanning for malware]
When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the “Next” button, to remove CoolSaleCoupon virus.
[Image: HitmanPro scan results]
Click on the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
[Image: HitmanPro Activate Free License]
Your computer should now be free of the CoolSaleCoupon adware infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the Premium version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future, and perform regular computer scans with HitmanPro.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove CoolSaleCoupon adware from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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What is CoolSaleCoupon?

Hey folks, there is a bunch of adware running rampant.  My computer got infected and I thought you might want to check yours.

 

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-coolsalecoupon-virus/
CoolSaleCoupon is advertised as a programs that displays coupons for sites you are visiting and competitive prices when you are viewing product pages at sites like Amazon. Though this may sound like a useful service, the CoolSaleCoupon program can be intrusive and will display ads whether you want them to or not.
The CoolSaleCoupon adware infection is designed specifically to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.

When installed, the CoolSaleCoupon browser extension will display advertising banners, pop-up advertisements and in-text ads, stating that they are brought to you by “CoolSaleCoupon”.
These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the CoolSaleCoupon publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.
When infected with CoolSaleCoupon the common symptoms include:
– Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
– Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
– Browser pop ups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
– Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.

How did got CoolSaleCoupon on my computer?

CoolSaleCoupon is an adware program that is commonly bundled with other free programs that you download off of the Internet.
Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed CoolSaleCoupon without your knowledge. CoolSaleCoupon is typically added when you install another free software that had bundled into their installation this adware program. Most commonly CoolSaleCoupon is bundled within the installers from CNet, Softonic or other similar custom third-party installers.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this CoolSaleCoupon adware. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.
It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

CoolSaleCoupon Overview:

CoolSaleCoupon will inject pop-up ads, advertising banners and in-text ads within your web browser
Adware detected in the CoolSaleCoupon program
Integrates into the web browser via the CoolSaleCoupon browser extension
Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle or with third-party software (example: CNET installer, Softonic Installer, InstallRex installer and many more)
CoolSaleCoupon has a poor reputation within the MalwareTips Community
How to remove “CoolSaleCoupon” (Virus)

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Using WordPad

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wordpad

Wordpad Tutorial, Keyboard shortcuts and exercises V2  EBOOK DOWNLOAD

A fellow blogger was outraged the other day as their work was lost due to a minor glitch. I tried to help, after the fact, which really wasn’t much help at all. That did make me think maybe I could help by showing everyone what wordpad can do. I tend to do most of my writing on wordpad.
I also picked up a pdf file on wordpad, with all sorts of tips on how to use it. The pdf also has a couple of pages telling you all of the keyboard shortcuts available, how to highlight words, and how to do almost anything you may want to do.

Wordpad Tutorial, Keyboard shortcuts and exercises V2   DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Using WordPad

In this article
Create, open, and save documents
Format documents
Insert dates and pictures to documents
View documents
Change page margins
Print documents
WordPad is a text-editing program you can use to create and edit documents. Unlike Notepad, WordPad documents can include rich formatting and graphics, and you can link to or embed objects, such as pictures or other documents.
WordPad window

Create, open, and save documents
Click to open WordPad.
Use the following commands to create, open, or save documents:

To Do this
Create a new document Click the WordPad menu button , and then click New.
Open a document Click the WordPad menu button , and then click Open.
Save a document Click the WordPad menu button , and then click Save.
Save a document with a new name or format Click the WordPad menu button , point to Save as, and then click the format you want to save the document in.
Note
WordPad can be used to open and save text documents (.txt), rich text files (.rtf), Word documents (.docx), and OpenDocument Text (.odt) documents. Documents in other formats are opened as plain text documents and might not appear as expected.

Work faster in WordPad
There’s a quick way to put the commands you use most often in WordPad within easy reach—put them on the Quick Access Toolbar above the ribbon.
To add a WordPad command to the Quick Access Toolbar, right-click a button or command, and then click Add to Quick Access Toolbar.

Format documents
Formatting refers to how the text in your document looks as well as how it’s arranged. You can use the ribbon, located just underneath the title bar to easily change the formatting in your document. For example, you can choose from many different fonts and font sizes, and you can make your text almost any color you want. You can also easily change how your document is aligned.
Click to open WordPad.
Use the following commands to change the formatting of your document:

To Do this
Change how text looks in your document Select the text that you want to change, and then use the buttons on the Home tab in the Font group. For more information about what each button does, hover over the button for a description.
Change how text is aligned in your document Select the text that you want to change, and then use the buttons on the Home tab in the Paragraph group. For more information about what each button does, hover over the button for a description.

Insert dates and pictures to documents
Click to open WordPad.
Use the following commands to insert the current date or a picture:

To Do this
Insert the current date On the Home tab, in the Insert group, click Date and time.
Click the format you want, and then click OK.
Insert a picture On the Home tab, in the Insert group, click Picture.
Locate the picture that you want to insert, and then click Open.
Insert a drawing On the Home tab, in the Insert group, click Paint drawing.
Create the drawing that you want to insert and then close Paint.

View documents
Click to open WordPad.
Use the following commands to view documents:

To Do this
Increase or decrease the zoom level On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom in or Zoom out.
View the document at its actual size On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click 100%.
Display the ruler On the View tab, in the Show or hide group, select the Ruler check box.
Display the status bar On the View tab, in the Show or hide group, select the Status bar check box.
Change the word wrap settings On the View tab, in the Settings group, click Word wrap, and then click the setting that you want.
Change the unit of measurement on the ruler On the View tab, in the Settings group, click Measurement units, and then click the units that you want.
Tip
To zoom in and out in a document, you can also click the Zoom in or Zoom out buttons on the Zoom slider in the lower-right corner of the window to increase or decrease the zoom level.
Zoom slider

Change page margins
Click to open WordPad.
Click the WordPad menu button , click Page setup, and then select the options you want.

Print documents
Click to open WordPad.
Click the WordPad menu button , click Print, and then select the options you want.
Note
You can use Print preview to see how your document will look before you print it. To use Print preview, click the WordPad menu button , point to Print, and then click Print preview. When you are finished previewing your document, click Close print preview.
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