How to Invite Others to Like a Facebook Page

Have you come across an interesting Facebook page that you think your friends would like? If so, invite your friends to like that page so they all see the page’s content in their news feed.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 29, 2022

Have you come across an interesting Facebook page that you think your friends would like? If so, invite your friends to like that page so they all see the page’s content in their news feed. Here’s how to do this on desktop and mobile.

This is for the desktop and mobile using Facebook. Images are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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You can only invite your friends to like a Facebook page. If you want to invite someone who is not your friend, you will have to add them as a friend first. Later, if your friends do not Like a page, they can remove their like from the page to stop seeing the page’s content in their feed.

Invite Friends on Desktop

On a desktop computer, like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, use the Facebook website to send out page like invitations.

First, open a web browser on your computer and launch Facebook. On the site, access the page to which you want to invite people.

Once you see the page, in the tab list beneath the page name, click the three dots menu icon (at the far right). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the menu

Next, in the menu that opens, click Invite Friends. See the below image:

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Selecting Invite Friends option

Now, you will see an Invite Your Friends window, where you will choose your friend(s) to send an invitation to.

Next, to ensure all your friends are listed, at the top of this window, click the drop-down menu and choose All Friends. Then, from the list that opens, select the people to invite to like the page. In the window’s bottom right-hand corner, click Send Invites. See the following image:

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Select your friends and send invites

Tip: To let Facebook also send invites via Messenger, then in the window’s bottom left-hand corner, enable the Also send each invite in Messenger option.

Now, Facebook will send a notification to your selected friends asking them to like your page. They can then either accept or decline your invite for the page Like. Refer to the below image:

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Your invites are sent

Invite Friends on Mobile

If you are on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the Facebook app to send invitations to like a page.

First, launch the Facebook app on your phone. In the app, open the page to which you want to invite people.

Next, on the page screen, beneath the page name, tap the three dots menu icon. See the below image:

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Accessing the menu

Now, scroll down and click Invite Friends. See the following image:

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Selecting Invite Friends

Next, an Invite Friends screen will open. Here, select the friends you would like to invite. Then, at the bottom, tap Send Invites. Refer to the below image:

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Select your friends and send invites

Now, your selected friend(s) will receive an invitation to like your Facebook page. See the below image:

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Your invites are sent

And that’s how you let your friends know about pages that exist on Facebook.

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Zig Ziglar

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How to Drag and Drop Browser Links to Desktop

In four major browsers; Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari; on Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can easily drag and drop a shortcut link to a website straight to your desktop.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
JMarch 1, 2022

In four major browsers; Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari; on Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can easily drag and drop a shortcut link to a website straight to your desktop. Let’s see how easily this is done.

This is for PCs, Macs, and web browsers. Screenshots are from Windows 10

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Create Shortcut Using Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

To create a desktop web shortcut, first open a Chrome, Edge, or Firefox browser window and navigate to the site you want to create a shortcut from. In the address bar at the top of the window, click and drag the Padlock icon (located to the left of the address) out of the browser window, or drag and drop the URL address onto your desktop. Refer to the below image:

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Drag to create a shortcut on the desktop

Next, as soon as you click and drag, you will see the title or address of the website besides your pointer. When you are hovering over the desktop, release your mouse button, and a shortcut icon will be created. To use the shortcut, double-click it at any time, and the site will open in your default browser.

This shortcut does not have to stay on your desktop either; you can move it to any folder on your PC.

Create Shortcut Using Safari on Mac

To make a desktop web shortcut on a Mac, first, open a Safari browser window and navigate to the site you want to create a shortcut to.

Next, in that window, hover your mouse cursor over the address bar at the top of the window, and a small Plus (“+”) icon will appear on the far left side. Click and drag the Plus icon onto your desktop and release your mouse or trackpad button. A shortcut icon will appear. See the below image:

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Drag to create a shortcut on Mac

Now, you can double-click the shortcut icon, and your default browser app will open and automatically load the website stored in the link.

By the way, this is not the only drag-and-drop trick you can do with browsers. Most browsers also allow you to drag tabs between open windows of the same browser.

How to Drag Tabs Between Browser Windows

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If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.

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Want to Change Your LinkedIn Profile URL?

Your LinkedIn profile‘s web address (URL) is customizable, which means you can set it to whatever you want.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 17, 2022

Your LinkedIn profile‘s web address (URL) is customizable, which means you can set it to whatever you want. Let’s see how to change your profile URL on LinkedIn on a desktop and mobile.

This is for devices using LinkedIn. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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When you change your URL, it will always start with the following:

www.linkedin.com/in/

After the in/ is where your custom URL will appear. The new URL must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 300 characters. You can not use spaces, symbols, or special characters in your URL.

You will likely want to change it to your name in some fashion. Keep in mind, though, that your profile URL is not case-sensitive, which means both “RaymondOglesby” and “raymondoglesby” are the same.

While changing the URL, also keep in mind that you can only do this five times in a six months period.

Change on the Desktop

On a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the LinkedIn site to customize your profile URL.

First, launch a web browser on your computer and open LinkedIn. Sign in to your account, if not already.

Next, in LinkedIn’s top right-hand corner, click:

Me > View Profile

Refer to the below image:

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Accessing View Profile

Now, on the right sidebar, at the top, click Edit public profile & URL. See the below image:

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Accessing your Profile URL

Next, at the top of the right sidebar, in the Edit your custom URL section, click Edit (the pencil icon). See the following image:

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Edit your Profile URL

Your profile URL is now editable. Next, clear the existing URL, type in a new URL of your choice, then click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Changing your Profile URL and Save

And your LinkedIn profile URL has been successfully changed. Compared to changing your profile URL on a mobile device, this method is much easier. People will now need to use the new URL to access your profile. Be sure to update your other social media with your new link.

If you would like to revert back to the previous URL, you can do so using the above steps.

Change on Mobile

On your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the LinkedIn app to change your Linkedin web address.

First, launch the LinkedIn app on your phone. In the app’s top left-hand corner, tap your profile icon. See the below image:

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Accessing your Profile icon

Next, in the menu that opens, at the top, tap View Profile. See the following image:

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Accessing View Profile

Now, your profile page will open. Next to your profile image, tap the Edit (the pencil icon). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Edit

Next, your profile page will open. Scroll down the page to the Contact info section, then tap Edit contact info. See the below image:

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Accessing Edit contact info link

Now, in the Edit contact info section, tap your current profile URL. See the following image:

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Accessing your current Profile link

Next, in the Edit My Public Profile section, tap the Edit (the pencil icon) below Edit your custom URL

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Accessing to Edit your Profile URL

Your profile URL is now editable. Now, clear the existing URL, type in a new URL of your choice, then click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Changing your Profile URL and Save

And that’s all. Your LinkedIn profile URL is now changed.

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How to Disable/Enable Google Search Dark Theme

Google Search’s Dark Theme looks great, but it’s not for everyone. If you would prefer performing your searches on a light theme, here’s how to turn off/on Dark Theme on Google Search on desktop and mobile.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 15, 2022

Google Search’s Dark Theme looks great, but it’s not for everyone. If you would prefer performing your searches on a light theme, here’s how to turn off/on Dark Theme on Google Search on desktop and mobile.

This is for devices using Google Search. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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Turn Off on Desktop

To disable Google Search’s Dark theme on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, launch your web browser and access the Google site.

Next, in the bottom-right-hand corner of the Google site, click Settings. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, in the menu that opens, select Search Settings. See the below image:

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Selecting Search settings option

Next, on the Search Settings page, in the left sidebar, click Appearance. See the following image:

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Selecting Appearance option

Now, in the Appearance section on the right, enable the Light theme option. This disables the Dark theme and enables the Light theme. Simply do the opposite to re-enable the Dark theme.

Next, to save your settings, at the bottom of the Appearance section, click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Save your change

Now, you will see a Your preferences have been saved prompt. Click OK. See the below image:

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Confirm your change

Next, your Google Search will be displayed in the Light theme. See the following image:

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Your Light theme

Turn Off on Mobile

To deactivate Dark theme on Google Search on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, first, launch your web browser and open the Google site.

Next, in Google’s top left-hand corner, tap the Hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines). Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the menu

Next, from the menu that opens, select Settings. See the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, on the Search Settings page, in the Appearance section, enable the Light theme option. See the following image:

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Selecting Light theme

Now, to save your changes, scroll the Search Settings page to the bottom. and tap Save. Refer to the below image:

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Save your change

Next, in the Your preferences have been saved prompt, tap Close. See the below image:

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Close the dialog

And your favorite search engine is now back to Light theme. Simply do the opposite to re-enable the Dark theme.

Now, your Google Search will be displayed in the Light theme. See the following image:

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Your Light theme

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When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.

Warren Buffett

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How to View Chrome Saved Credit Card Numbers

If you need to check, update, or delete your credit card numbers saved by Google Chrome’s Autofill feature, it’s easy to do so using the browser’s payment method settings.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 10, 2022

If you need to check, update, or delete your credit card numbers saved by Google Chrome’s Autofill feature, it’s easy to do so using the browser’s payment method settings. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for devices running Google Chrome

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First, open Google Chrome on your Mac, PC, or Linux computer. In any Chrome window, click the three vertical dots button in the top right-hand corner. In the menu, click Settings. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, click the Autofill option in the sidebar, and select Payment methods. See the below image:

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Accessing Payment methods

Now, look for a subsection also called Payment methods near the bottom of the window. If Chrome has previously saved any credit cards, they will be listed here. To see more information on any card, click the three-dots button beside it. See the following image:

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Accessing more information about the card

Next, in the small menu, select the Edit option. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing to Edit the card

Now, in the Edit card pop-up window, you can see the full number of the credit card, its expiration date, the name on the card, and the card’s nickname. See the below image:

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Editing the card information and Save your change(s)

While on the card’s edit screen, you can make changes to the stored card information if necessary, or copy and paste the information to another destination. When you are done making changes, click Save. If you have a problem saving your card information, you will see a small pop-up window at the bottom center of the screen regarding an error.

Back on the Payment methods screen, if you would like to add a new credit card that Chrome will use in Autofill, click the Add button. Or if you would like to delete a credit card saved in Google Chrome, click the three-dots button beside the card in the list and select the Remove option. See the following image:

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Add a new card or remove an existing one

Next, close the Settings tab, and you are good to go. Any time you need to refer to your stored cards again, just revisit Google Chrome:

Settings > Autofill > Payment Methods

Managing Google Pay

If you are logged into a Google account in Chrome and have a credit card linked to Google Pay, you will see it listed. Google Pay is primarily used for mobile payments with your credit, debit, or loyalty cards. You can tap your phone to contactless readers to make payments.  Open:

Settings > Autofill > Payment methods

To view details about a Google Pay-linked card, click the icon beside it (that looks like a square with an arrow inside it), and the Google Pay website will open. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing a Google Pay credit card

Now, if you have a balance on the card, you will not be able to view the entire credit card number like you can with a card that was stored by Autofill locally (see section above). But you can view the last four digits and expiration date. See the below image where we are on the Google Pay website but we do not have an account balance:

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The Google Pay website

You can also add or remove a stored card on the Google Pay website by clicking Remove or Add Payment Method.

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How to Add Drop Cap Using Online Pictures in Word

If you want even more flair with your Microsoft Word drop cap letters, why not take advantage of the Microsoft online images.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 3, 2022

If you want even more flair with your Microsoft Word drop cap letters, why not take advantage of the Microsoft online images. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for devices using Microsoft Word

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First, open Word and click where you want a drop cap letter to appear and navigate to

Insert | Pictures | Online Pictures

Next, you will see the Online Pictures box. Search for the letter you want to use (e.g. type “R” into the Search for box and hit Enter). Simply select your image and click Insert. Refer to the below image:

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The letter “R” Drop Caps

The letter may appear very large or very small within your document, so resize it if necessary.

Now, right-click the image of your letter to format it. For example, Crop the image slightly, setting Wrap Text to ‘tight’ or ‘square’. See the below image:

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Selecting omg options for the Drop Cap

Next, you will see your drop cap in your Word document. See the following image:

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Your finished Drop Cap

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How to Convert JPG/PNG Image to PDF on Desktop

Got a JPG/PNG image file you need to convert to PDF? You can use Windows 10 or 11’s built-in PDF Printer to make a PDF out of your JPG/PNG images.

Got a JPG/PNG image file you need to convert to PDF? You can use Windows 10 or 11’s built-in PDF Printer to make a PDF out of your JPG/PNG images. Let’s explore this nifty feature.

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How the Conversion Works

Both Windows 10 and 11 have a virtual PDF Printer. When you print something from an app with this printer, the printer turns that file into a PDF file. You can then save the resulting PDF file anywhere on your computer.

You will use this virtual printer to turn your JPG/PNG image into a PDF file. After saving it, you can email it, upload it to the cloud, or print a physical copy.

Convert the Image

The steps to convert JPG/PNG to PDF on both Windows 10 and 11 are pretty much the same.

First, open the folder where your JPG/PNG image is in a File Explorer window. If you are on Windows 10, right-click the image and select Print. If you are on Windows 11, right-click the image and choose

Show More Options > Print.

Refer to the below image:

Selecting the Print option

Next, a Print Pictures window will open. In this window, select the virtual PDF Printer by clicking the Printer drop-down menu and choosing Microsoft Print to PDF. Specify the paper size by clicking the Paper Size drop-down menu and selecting an option. To change the quality of the output PDF file, click the Quality drop-down menu and select an option. See the below image:

Setting the Print Pictures options

Now, on the Print Pictures window’s right sidebar, you have options to change how your JPG/PNG image appears in the PDF. Click an option in this sidebar to view its preview on the left. See the following image:

Selecting the Layout

Next, at the bottom of the window, specify how many pages you want in your PDF using the Copies of Each option. To make your photo fit the PDF, enable the Fit Picture to Frame option. Click Print to start making your PDF file. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting other p[topms

Now, Windows will open a Save Print Output As window. Here, select the folder to save your PDF file. Click the File name field and type a name for your PDF. Then click Save. See the below image:

Selecting a location and file name

Next, to access your newly created PDF, open the folder where you saved it, and you will see the PDF version of your JPG/PNG image there, ending in “.pdf”. See the following image:

Locating your saved PDF file

Now, click or double-click the file to open. Refer to the below image for our final PDF file of Beautiful Lady:

Your PDF file

That’s all there is to converting JPG/PNG to PDF using the built-in option on Windows 10 and 11.

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How to Add a Cover Image to Twitter

Want to change your cover image or add one to your Twitter account? If you have not inserted an image, you will see a blue blank area at top of your account.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 25, 2022

Want to change your cover image or add one to your Twitter account? If you have not inserted an image, you will see a blue blank area at top of your account. Let’s explore how to add a cover image.

This is for devices using Twitter. Screenshots are from iPhone XR.

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First, log in to Twitter, if not already logged in, and open Twitter. Here, tap your Profile icon. Refer to the below image:

Twitter Header 1
Selecting your Profile icon

Next, in the pop-up window that opens, tap on Profile. See the below image:

Twitter Header 2
Selecting the Profile option

Now, in the upper right-hand corner, tap the Edit profile link. See the following image:

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Selecting Edit Profile link

Next, tap on the top of your screen or on an existing image to open your Photos. (On the desktop, click the Camera icon in the image area). Depending on your Twitter settings, you may not see any images. If so, tap on Manage to change your settings or the plus “+” sign to open your photos. Refer to the below image:

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Selected image from Photos

Now, position your image to your liking. Then in the upper right-hand corner, tap Apply. See the below image:

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Position your image and Apply

Next, in the upper right-hand corner, tap Done. See the following image:

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Finish your change

Now, tap Save in the upper right-hand corner. Refer to the below image:

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Save your change

Instantly, your saved image is now your cover photo. See the below image:

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Your finished image

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How to Spell Check in Word Using Keyboard Shortcuts

You may already be familiar with Microsoft Word’s built-in spelling and grammar checker, flagging incorrect spelling, and (sometimes) bad grammar. If you are reviewing a document that’s riddled with errors, you can use these keyboard shortcuts to speed up the process.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 20, 2022
Updated: January 21, 2022

You may already be familiar with Microsoft Word’s built-in spelling and grammar checker, flagging incorrect spelling, and (sometimes) bad grammar. If you are reviewing a document that’s riddled with errors, you can use these keyboard shortcuts to speed up the process. Let’s explore using these shortcuts.

This is for devices using Microsoft Word

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What the Checker Can and Can Not Do

Word’s spelling and grammar checker is enabled by default. When a word is misspelled, Word flags it with a wavy, red underline. When there’s incorrect grammar or formatting, Word flags it with two blue underlines. Refer to the below image:

Spelling and Grammar example

In the above example, Word detected two spaces between “Raymond” and “Oglesby,” so it flagged it as a grammar issue. It also detected “specialist” was misspelled as “specialis,” so it flagged that as a spelling error.

These are the basics that Word checks for by default. However, you can make Word’s spelling and grammar checker work harder by enabling some additional features in its Settings menu. Head to:

File > Options > Proofing > Settings

For example, you can have Word check for passive voice, split infinitives, superfluous expressions, and so on. See the below image:

Grammar Settings

If you scroll down, you can check for more grammar options, such as Inclusiveness:

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More Grammar settings

You can also do things like, exclude specific words from the checker, check for inclusive language, ignore URLs, and much more.

So what can Word’s spelling and grammar checker not do? As comprehensive as it may seem, it often fails when it comes to noticing the incorrect usage of a properly spelled word. For example, “troubleshoot.” See the following image:

Grammar error

In this case, Word failed to catch the incorrect usage of “troubleshoot,” it should be “troubleshot.” That said, you can count on Word to detect a lot of issues in a document, but you can not rely on it 100%. As a matter of good practice, always re-review your document before sending it out.

Using the Keyboard Shortcut

In Word, you can use the Alt+F7 shortcut to jump straight to the first error behind where the cursor currently is in the document. So, if you want to start with the first error, you will need to place your cursor at the beginning of the document, or in front of the first error. Refer to the below image:

Spelling error

When you press Alt+F7, Word highlights the spelling or grammar error and gives you the option to either correct or ignore the issue. Press the up or down arrow keys to highlight the desired option, and then press Enter to select it.

Note! you can only highlight spelling and grammar suggestions with your arrow keys. If you want to ignore the suggestion, you must click that option with your mouse. See the below image:

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Highlight the Spelling error

Spelling errors generally have more suggested corrections to choose from. See the following image:

Correction for the Spelling error

You can also ignore the spelling error, just as you would with the grammar error. The only difference is, with spelling, you can choose to:

  • Ignore every instance of that same error
  • Ignore just the specific error (even if it also exists elsewhere in the document)

Refer to the below image:

Ignore the Spelling error

In addition, you can also add that word to the dictionary. When you do this, Word will no longer flag the word as an error. This is useful if the word happens to be a part of an in-house style guide or something similar.

Click the three dots to the right of Ignore All and then click Add to Dictionary from the drop-down menu. See the below image:

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Add to the Dictionary

When you are ready to move on to the next error, just press Alt+F7 again. Continue doing this until all of the issues within the document have been checked.

Word’s grammar and spell checker is very useful for reviewing the content within a document, but it can be quite distracting when it’s throwing back errors while you are writing. If it’s too distracting for you, you can turn it off as you type.

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How to Add Alt Text to Facebook Images

Facebook automatically adds alternative text (alt text) to images you upload, but the descriptions are not always accurate. You can make your images more accessible to visually impaired users by writing accurate alt text for your images.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 18, 2022

Facebook automatically adds alternative text (alt text) to images you upload, but the descriptions are not always accurate. You can make your images more accessible to visually impaired users by writing accurate alt text for your images. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for devices using Facebook. Screenshots are from iPhone XR.

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Use the Mobile App

To add alt text to an image you are uploading using the Facebook mobile app, first, open the app on your smartphone, compose a new Facebook post, then select a photo from your device to upload. In the post preview, tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the image. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to edit a photo

Next, a menu will appear at the bottom of your screen. Here, tap the Edit Alt Text option. See the below image:

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Selecting Edit Alt Text option

Now, you will be on the Change Alt Text screen. In the text box below your image, enter the text that accurately describes the image you are posting. Then, tap Done. See the following image:

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Entering Alt Text and saving your change

The alt text is now added to the photo. Refer to the below image for our final image:

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Your final image

Keep in mind that this alt text description can only be read if someone is using a Screen Reader to access Facebook; it will not be visible on the image.

Use the Desktop App

You can also add alt text to your images on Facebook from your computer. First, launch Facebook from any browser of your choice and then begin creating a new post with an image. Next, in the post preview, click Edit in the top left-hand corner of the image. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to edit a photo

Now, the Photo Detail window will appear. Here, click Alternative text at the bottom of the menu in the left-hand pane. See the below image:

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Selecting Alternative Text option

Next, the Alternative text menu will expand. Click the bubble next to the Custom Alt Text option to select it, and then enter the alt text for your image in the text box. See the following image:

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Entering your custom Alternative text

Now, click the blue Save button at the bottom of the window. Refer to the below image:

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Saving your change

The alt text is now added to the photo. Refer to the below image for our final image:

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Your final image

Keep in mind that this alt text description can only be read if someone is using a Screen Reader to access Facebook; it will not be visible on the image.

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