Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Internet Tip 14

Welcome to the next issue of "Internet Tips"! There are three sections to this email: a beginner's tip, an advanced tip, and a useful internet link. Enjoy!

Beginner's Tip: Adding a Chart in Word
Thanks to Stef Morrill at South Central Library System for this tip:

Let's say you're creating a report with Microsoft Word. You'd like to add a little chart to illustrate a point, but don't want to go through the rigamarole of creating a chart in Excel. Here's how to add a quick chart in Word:

1. From the "Insert" menu, choose "Picture" and then choose "Chart".

2. In the document, a chart will appear with a box that says "Document1 - Datasheet" in front. This box is similar to an Excel spreadsheet. Edit the data to match what you'd like to chart. You can add or delete rows or columns and change all of the data and labels. As you change the data, the chart will change as well.

3. Once you are satisfied with the data and labels, close the little Excel datasheet by clicking on the X in the corner.

4. Click on your document outside of the chart, and it becomes part of your document.

If you need to make any more changes, double-click the chart, and you can edit again. (You can also change the chart type from a bar graph to other settings -- check out the options under the "Chart" menu.)

Advanced Tip: Search and GO!
Don't have the time to go to your favorite search engine to find what you're looking for?

Try typing "GO" followed by what you're looking for in the "Address" (or "Location" in Netscape) input box.

If you're looking for sports news, type "go sports news" and press ENTER

Useful Link: How to Read RSS Feeds
A how-to guide regarding RSS Feeds from CNET's