December 2005, V4#12: Design Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

If a hardbound book is produced, custom consider printed end sheets.  Lower cost alternative:

  • Fancy and/or author signed (possibly even numbered) book plate

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June 2006, V5#6: Computer Friday, Dec 26 2008 

Are you one of those folks who can’t seem to get the mouse clicking on the right button? Lots of times, it can be as simple as being left handed – yes, a mouse is by default right handed. Do you continually click the right button, instead of the left? If you don’t share your computer with many others, you can change your mouse to respond too your right clicks (just remember that if you do, all instructions to left click will be right, etc. instead):

(XP instructions) Access your computer’s control panel (double click the “my computer” icon on the desktop; in that window, click “control panel”  in “other places” from the left column). In the control panel, double click “mouse” – this will bring up a mouse dialog box. Under the buttons tab, click the check box for “switch primary and secondary buttons” – the graphic to the right will then change buttons. Don’t forget to click “Apply” (right button now) at the bottom of the box to close it. If you don’t click the Apply button, the buttons may not remember the switch.

April 2006, V5#4: Computer Friday, Dec 26 2008 

Does your mouse never seem to do what the instructions say it is supposed to do? Double check to see if the instructions were for right or left click. Many times we can get the mouse to do something, even if we click the wrong button.

Mouse backwards? Do you have to right click even if it says left? Tune in next month or email us for the instructions…

November 2004, V3#11: Computer Thursday, Dec 25 2008 

Change your screen saver

Right click any empty space on your desktop (what you see when you turn your computer on).  Click “properties” – when the box comes up, click the screen saver tab at the top of the box.  There is a scroll box (with down arrow on the right side) that contains lots of options.  Once you have picked one you like (they preview in the box), you might take the time to explore the other options the box provides.  Last step is to click the OK button.

October 2004, V3#10: Computer Thursday, Dec 25 2008 

Change your wallpaper

Right click any empty space on your desktop (what you see when you turn your computer on).  Click “properties” – when the box comes up, click the wall paper tab at the top of the box.  There is a scroll box (with down arrow on the right side) that contains lots of options.  Once you have picked one you like (they preview in the box), you might take the time to explore the other options the box provides.  Last step is to click the OK button.