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Issue 36


--- THE NEWBIE CLUB INSIDER Issue 36 June 28, 2001

Written by Tom Glander, mailto:tg@newbieclub.com
and Joe Robson, mailto:jr@newbieclub.com


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You receive the INSIDER as a benefit of membership in
The Newbie Club. Your membership details are at the end
of this newsletter.
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"DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL BY CLICKING YOUR REPLY BUTTON!
Email sent in this manner will not be received. Your 
response must be directed to the addresses listed above.

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<< MENU >>

==> 1. Tom's Thoughts ... "Slim Pickins"
==> 2. Tutorial ... "Cleaning Out Your Cache"
==> 3. Joe's Place ... Announcement: "Changes To The Clinic"
==> 4. Tutorial ... "How to Cut, Copy and Paste"
==> 5. Linda's Office ... "New Release, Word Magic 2"
==> 6. Administration ... "Stuff about your account"

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==> 1. --- Tom's Thoughts ... "Slim Pickins"
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Hello %name%,

Summertime is here with a fury. And it's the hardest thing
in the world to sit in front of the computer.

So I started doing something extra. I finish drywall "for
fun." You know, new construction, sheetrock, taping, joint
compound. All that. Keeps me in shape!

Is your computer in shape? Are you in tip-top shape for your
level of experience? Every computer user the world over has a
particular level of expertise. Whether you're a "green newbie"
or a "not-so-newbie" you can be at the top of your class.

All it takes is belief in yourself and a realization that it's
okay to know a little or a lot about this stuff. So no matter
how much you know, your own confidence level can grow. Like a
child learning to crawl, walk and finally run, you're somewhere
on the growth curve.

It's our goal to see that growth process smoothly along. The
best way to achieve growth is to relax and have fun. Hey, if
it's not fun, it's not worth doing!

Summertime. I spend a few hours by the pool. It helps me relax.
And I think about how I can help more people. It's a great day
when I know I've helped you!

"And that's all I have to say about that. "

Take care,

Tom


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Geek-Speak Buster: "Netiquette"

Someone who is new to the Net is called a Newbie. To
quote from a published author, "it's an insult to be
avoided at all costs." However, that's from a book
written in 1997. I'd say the author has since changed
his tune.

Netiquette is about using the Net the right way. Like
not YELLING WHEN YOU WRITE YOUR EMAIL NOTES! (All capital
letters is like YELLING when writing. See how it works?)

Look before you leap. On the Net, it's "lurk before you
leap." That means read stuff first. Then write your notes.
You can do just that here: http://newbieclub.com/forum

Read FAQ lists. Those are Frequently Asked Questions.
The whole point is to educate yourself enough before
trying something new. Like etiquette, Netiquette is
the art of interacting with others in an appropriate manner.




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==> 2. Tutorial: "Cleaning Out Your Cache"
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I supplied an autoresponder to a Member. There was a problem on
the page where she set things up. I fixed the problem, and told
her it was fixed.

She went to the web page and tried setting up her new account.
But she kept getting the same error. Why?

The answer was in her cache. Pronounced the same as cash. Once
she fixed her cache problem, she could view the proper page.

When you view a web page, it is stored on your computer. That
store is your computer's cache. When you go back to a page,
your browser looks in the cache to see if the page is there. If
it is, it is displayed for you right off your own hard drive.

It's faster that way to view a web page, since it doesn't have
to load via your slow modem connection.

But what if the page has changed, as in my opening illustration?
You won't see the new web page. You'll see the old one stored
on your computer. To be sure you're seeing the latest pages,
you can click the 'Refresh' or 'Reload' button. You can also
hold down the Shift key while clicking, to ensure you force
your browser to open the page from the server computer instead
of from your hard drive.

To clean out your cache so it's not taking up any extra space
(those web pages and graphics do take up some space, and you
should regularly clean out your cache) do the following:

1. Open Control Panel: Start > Settings > Control Panel.

2. Double click on Internet Options icon.

3. Under Temporary Internet Files, click 'Settings' button.

4. Click 'Delete Files' under the Temporary Internet Files
area.

You're done. All the temporary Internet files are removed,
and your cache is cleaned out. Netscape users will need to
go through their browser to clean out the cache. And that's
a totally separate issue!



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==> 3. Joe's Place ... Announcement: "Changes To The Clinic"
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Hi %name%, how's things?

Have you used the Newbie Club Clinic yet? We introduced it 2
months ago as a Free Service on a trial basis. With 90
experienced support technicians supplying the help, you can
imagine how costly it is to operate. But all good things must
come to an end, and on July 1st the service will no longer be
offered free of charge.

Just consider this ...

There are some sites on the Web offering email Technical support
for between $9.95 and $14.95 PER QUESTION. Now that's extremely
good value when you consider the cost of using your local
Computer Center to solve your problem.

But in true Newbie Club tradition we've gone one better, because
we're keeping the Newbie Club Clinic Subscription charge down to
the extraordinarily low price of just....

$19.90 PER YEAR for UNLIMITED USE!

So a one-off Subscription charge will cover you for UNLIMITED use
and UNLIMITED numbers of questions. I think you'll agree that
it's a very small price to pay for the peace of mind of knowing
that you'll have the experience and technical know-how of 90 Full
Time Computer Technicians on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Please note, that this has NOTHING to do with your Newbie Club
Membership. That will always remain free.

There's quite a lot to announce this week, including another New
Product (see Linda's Office Corner), so I'll sign off by saying

Keep smilin' %name%,

Joe

PS Just in case my English accent causes confusion, let me repeat
that the changes to the Clinic do NOT affect Club Membership in
any way. That will always remain free. Sounds good to me!


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==> 4. Tutorial: "How to Cut, Copy and Paste"
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How do I move text from my email program to a word processor?

The easiest way is to copy and paste. Here's how. (All clicks
are LEFT clicks unless stated otherwise.)

1. In your email program, move the cursor to the beginning
of the text you want to copy and click to set it.

2. Click and hold down the mouse button while moving the mouse
to drag the cursor over the text. See how it changes color?
This called "selecting the text."

3. Right click the selected text.

4. On the popup menu that appears, click 'Copy'.

The text is copied to the invisible Windows clipboard.

5. Move to your word processor and click the mouse where you
want to insert the text.

6. Right click, and select 'Paste'. The text will appear.

You can substitute the keyboard shortcuts for this if you
want to. To copy, highlight the text, then press the Ctrl
key and the C key together. Move the cursor, then press the
Ctrl key and the V key together.

If you want to copy all of the text immediately, click once to
set the cursor. Then press Ctrl and the A key together. This
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Learn more: http://newbieclub.com/keyboard



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==> 5. Linda's Office Corner: "New Ebooklet - Table Wizardry"
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We're taking editorial control this week to promote Linda's
latest Newbie Club ebooklet, "Word Magic 2 -- Table Wizardry".

It's a great addition to her previous ebook on MS Word, named
Word Magic! Fonts, Fun and Formats ( available from this page:
http://newbieclub.com/wordmagic )

Her second ebook covers the world of tables. We use tables to
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Go now. You do want to master the word processor, don't you?
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Linda's column will appear here next week.


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6. Administration
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Subscription details:

To make changes to your membership details, such as updating
your name or email address, or unsubscribing (huh?), visit your
membership management headquarters...

Click==> http://newbieclub.com/membership.php and check on
your details now! You should see your info listed as ...

Name: %name%
Address: %email%

You can cancel your membership, change your name, update your
email address and more.

Back issues of the INSIDER are found here...
http://newbieclub.com/issues

... and we beg - sorry, encourage - you to forward this email to
someone you know. Just don't spam anyone with it!

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The TNC INSIDER is a publication of The Newbie Club and is
owned by Roglan International LLC, whose partners are
Tom Glander mailto:tg@newbieclub.com and
Joe Robson mailto:jr@newbieclub.com.
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(C) 2001 The Newbie Club(TM) All Rights Reserved


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