Category Archives: Support

Offering support in many areas including Adobe Master Collection, Microsoft Outlook unique functions as well as the mundane, setting up your email for SSL, etc. General computer and FYI types of knowledge that have been learned simply by trial and error as well as days of searching for information from anywhere and anyone. I hope it helps you.

WordPress Image Insertion & Optimization

Wordpress: Martha's Landing Condo's

WordPress: Martha’s Landing Condo’s

Several of my clients use WordPress as their website content management system, as do I. Depending on your comfort level with technology, WordPress can have a steep learning curve especially if you have a day job.

Here are 3 excellent resources you can use to make your posts more effective on your WordPress site. Study the optimization notes provided as this will greatly help your site function at it’s optimal speed and efficiency. I’ve seen clients take down their website’s server every-time they upload an image because they refused to optimize images (usually these are people with semi-professional camera equipment but no idea why they would need to downsize their images for the web).

  1. Wordpress: Edmonds Adventist Church

    WordPress: Edmonds Adventist Church

    Images are a vital part of grabbing a visitor’s attention but they can also slow down your website if not optimized properly. See these tips on optimizing images for your WordPress site. (Read more)

  2. So you have a WordPress site and a determination to learn how insert your own images into your posts. Here’s the tutorial for you! (Read more)
  3. This is the most thorough explanation of how and why you should optimize images for the web. So What If You Don’t Have Photoshop? See item 4! (Personally, I have used GIMP before with satisfactory results.) (Read more)

I hope this helps you to become more comfortable with your WordPress site and one of many things you can do with it to attract visitors!

Productivity Tool for Large Screens

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Who doesn’t like those massive monitor screens? Then comes the desire to use all that screen real estate to its optimal productive level.

Check out the free open source app from Spectacle. You’ll have to remember a few keystrokes to use it but it’ll give you a flashback to those, oh so technically savvy days of shortkeys like Ctrl +Z or Alt +Tab among others. Just don’t flash back too far, you may have gone too far if you start remembering command-line prompts.

Spectacle works on Mac OS 10.7+ platforms to tidy up your desktop by constraining windows in a neat grid based layout so you can focus on the task at hand with all your tools in plain sight — and that means a lot if your office looks like a complete wall of monitor screens or closely resembles the “Bat Cave” setup.

Ok, this might be productivity on steroids for most people, but you never know how useful a tool can be till you try it, right? Comment if you found this helpful.

Check out Spectacle here.

Switching email address to reply from in Outlook

The quick and dirty manual way to change which email address you reply from in Outlook 2007…

When you click Reply or Forward from an email you received from, hypothetically, your “old email account” …in your new message window, below the large Send button you will see a drop down list called Account with all your email accounts managed by Outlook.

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Switching email address to reply from

Click on the email account you would like the reply to come from if other than the original account it was sent too.

That’s the quick and dirty way… I hope this helps.

Email address change, changing reply to email address in Outlook 2007

So you have changed your email address over from AOL or Hotmail to something on your existing domain. Great!

Your email address now looks more professional, and you’ve even setup name@company.com and now your explanation of your email address takes even less time to explain over the phone! What about those clients who can’t seem to remember that your email address has changed?

If you are using an email manager like Outlook 2007, you can simply change the reply to address setting on the old email address to be your new address. Also make sure you set your new address to be your default email address for all new outgoing emails to avoid confusing people. Here’s a few simple steps how to change your reply to address in Outlook 2007, for other versions see your user’s manual or best of luck in your continued search.

This tutorial assumes you still have access to both old and new email addresses and now have both setup in Outlook.

Launch Outlook.

Click on Tools, and then Options

In the Mail Setup tab, click on E-mail Accounts.

Your new email address should be set as the default (shown at the top)

Click on your old email address account  to select it.

Click on the Change button

A window will open where you should have already setup account settings, incoming and outgoing servers, and username and password for your email.

Click on More Settings

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In the general tab of your old email address, change the reply email address to your new email address so that when you receive emails from the old address, you will reply to the recipient with your new address.

*NOTE:  It doesn’t hurt to add a slight change your signature line which states that this is your new email address and request that recipients update their contact information for you.

When you are finished, click Ok

Click Next and then Finish.