Thursday, September 24, 2015

Some Cool Tech & Math Shortcuts for Documents and Blogging

This is pretty much a cross post from my tech blog http://tech4scots.blogspot.com, with a little more math added in.

Sorry, if you don't have a Mac, but I do think a lot of it is similar to a PC. Here is my

Quick Tips for the Mac Cheat Sheet

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Screen Shots:

 I use the screen shots all the time--especially for student notes or while blogging. Here is how you screen shot and save to the clip board. Press these buttons below and the cross hairs will appear. Just drag what you want saved and then paste it where ever you want it. 

For blogging, I prefer Command + shift + 4 because the photo will be saved to your desktop for easy import. 

You may want to have a folder on your desktop labeled “screen shots,” and drag them in there so your desktop is not cluttered. To do this, go to your desktop, two finger tap, new folder.

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Alternate Keyboard Symbols 

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Equation Editor Short Cuts:

If you don't have this app on your computer:
you can get it by going to the INSERT menu, Object, and the first one is Microsoft Equation. Here are some shortcuts:

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More advanced? Get some ideas here:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236 or in this document from http://atmac.org 
Let me know if you know any others!

~Lisa


2 comments:

Mermaid of Brooklyn said...

Lisa - wonderful list to have. You can also get a degree symbol on a Mac using Option k, which doesn't need a shift key, so it's just a bit easier.

Lisa Winer said...

Thank you!!