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Using OneDrive with Windows 8

Windows 8 is very closely integrated with OneDrive which is Microsodt;s online storage service. If you have stored the files in OneDrive you can access them easily with Windows 8. In this tutorial you will learn how to use OneDrive with Windows 8.

Uploading Files to OneDrive

  • First of all click on the OneDrive app on the Start screen.
  • Right-click anywhere on the screen, a menu will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • Click on the Add Files button.
  • You will see list of folders on your PC. Now select the desired folder.
  • When you have found the file you need to upload just select it and then click Copy on OneDrive. If you want you can select multiple files.
  • The files will be added into your OneDrive.

Accessing OneDrive in Web Browser:

First of all go to and sign in with your Microsoft account.

You will notice that all of your files and folders will appear. Now click on the desired folder or file to open it.

If you are viewing Office document then you can click Edit document and after that select Edit in Word Online to edit it.

Installing the OneDrive desktop app

To Install OneDrive app

  • For installing the OneDrive app you need to navigate to Download OneDrive page and locate as well as select Download OneDrive for Windows.
  • Once the file is downloaded you can open it and follow the instructions to install OneDrive.
  • The OneDrive Desktop application is now installed on your computer. OneDrive folder will be added to your File Explorer and if you add any files to this folder will be uploaded to your OneDrive.
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Applying Themes in MS PowerPoint

A theme is a predefined combination of fonts, colors as well as effects. Different themes uses different slide layouts. You have already been using a theme even if you don’t know it which is the Office theme. You can select from a wide variety of new themes at any time providing your entire presentation a professional consistent look.

Each PowerPoint theme includes the default Office theme and it has it’s own theme elements these elements are

Theme Colors: There are 10 theme colors and each one of them comes with their darker and lighter variations.

Theme Fonts: There are two theme fonts available at the top of the Font menu under Theme Fonts.

Theme Effects: Theme effects will affect the preset shape styles. You can find the shape styles on the Format tab whenever you select a shape.

Applying the themes:

All the themes which are included in PowerPoint are located in the Themes group on the Design tab. The themes can be applied or modified at any time.

To apply a theme

  • First of all select the design tab on the Ribbon and after that locate the Themes group. Each of the image represents a theme.
  • Now you need to click the More drop-down arrow in order to see all available themes.
  • Now select the desired theme.
  • The theme will then be applied to the whole presentation. In order to apply different theme you simply need to select it from the Design tab.
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Sending an Email in Gmail

If you have got a Gmail account you can send emails to anyone. Writing an Email is very easy and it is just like typing a message ir you can use the text formatting. Attachments and a signature for customizing the message. IN this tutorial you will learn how to compose an email, add an attachment and create a signature that will appear on all the messages that you send.

Sending Email

When you write an email, you will use the compose window. This is the placewhere you will add the email address of the recipient, subject and also the body of the email. The body of the email is actually the message that you want to send to others. You can also add various text formatting and one or more attachments. You can also create a signature that will be added at the end of each email that you send.

To Send an Email

In order to send an Email you are required to follow these steps.

  • First of all you need to click the Compose button located in the left menu pane.
  • The compose window will appear in th elower right corner of the page.
  • Now you are required to add one or more recipients to the To: field. This can be done by adding one or more email addresses which are separated by commas. You can also click To to select recipients from your contacts and then click selct.
  • Now type a subject for your message.
  • In the body field you need to type your message and when you are done click on Send.

Adding attachments

An attachment is a file (an image or document) that is sent along with your email.

To add an attachment

  • For adding an attachment you need to click the paper clip icon located at the bottom of the compose window while composing an email.
  • A file upload dialog box will appear. Select the file you need to attach and then click Open.
  • The attachement will start uploading. Most of the attachments will be uploaded within few seconds but the large file will take some time.
  • When youa re ready to send your email you need to click on Send.

Adding a Signature

For adding a signature follow these steps.

  • First of all click on the gear icon located at top right corner of the page and then select Settings.
  • Now scroll down till you see the Signature section.
  • Now you need to type your desired signature in the box. You can also change font and add other formatting or can insert an image.
  • Now scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Save Changes.
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Getting Started with Edge

MS Edge is a web browser that has been developed by Microsoft. Edge was the browser tht was introduced in Windows 10 instead of Internet Explorer. Edge offers simple as well as minimalistic interface which allows you to browse easily on the Internet. IN earlier versions of Windows, Internet Explorer was the default web browser but with Windows 10, Edge has replaced Internet Explorer as new default browser.

Differences between Edge and Internet Explorer

If you have used Windows 8.1 or earlier then you must have used Internet Explorer for web browsing. Though Edge is pretty much similar to Internet Explorer but you may require to adjust to some of the key differences between the two.

When you will open the Edge or a new tab, there is no address bar at the top of the window. Now the address bar will be in the center of the screen with the words Where to next? Above it.

Now Edge has taken History, Favorites and Downloads features and compressed them into a single menu known as Hub.

In Internet Explorer, the navigation buttons will show you the drop-down menu of the recently visited websites, this feature is not included in Edge.

Edge has a simpler and stripped-down interface then Internet Explorer, thus making it faster browser.

To Open Edge:

In order to open Edge browser you need to locate and select the Edge icon from desktop on the taskbar. You can also access the Edge browser from Start button.

Getting to Know Edge:

Edge is a very simple web browser that has got a clean design that is very easy to use as well as navigate. If in the past you have browsed Internet from Internet Explorer you may find several elements of Edge are pretty much familiar but if you have not used Internet Explorer before then you need to spend some time in order to become familiar with Edge interface.

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Working with Forms in MS Access

Though you can enter the data directly into the database tables, you may find it very simple to use forms. Forms ensures that you are entering the right data in the right location as well as format. This will let you keep your database accurate as well as consistent.

Working with Forms:

To open an existing form
  • First of all you need to open your database and then locate the Navigation pane.
  • Now in the Navigation pane you need to locate the form you want to open.
  • Now double click the desired form.
  • Now it will open as well as appear as a tab in the Document Tabs bar.
Entering and Modifying Data
  • To add a new record
  • There are two different ways to add a record to a form
  • In the Records group on the Home tab of the Ribbon you need to click the New command.
  • On the Record Navigation bar at the bottom of the window you need to click New Record button.
To Find an Existing Record to View or Edit

There are two different methods to find and view an existing record by using a form and they both use Navigation bar at the bottom of the screen.

  • To look through the records one at a time you need to click the navigation arrows. The right arrow will take you to the next record and the left arrow will take you to the previous one.
  • For searching for a record, you need to type a word you know is contained in that record in the navigation search box.
To Save the Current Record:
  • First of all select the Home tab and then locate the Records group.
  • Now you need to click the Save command and the current record will be saved.
To Delete the Current Record:
  • First of all select the Home tab and then locate the Records group.
  • Now click the Delete command.
  • Now a dialog box will appear and you need to click Yes.
  • The record will be permanently deleted.

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Tips for Managing Multiple Windows

Windows 10 has many features which makes it very simple and easy to multi-task as well as work with multiplee windows simultaneously.


Snap lets you resize windows instantly which is especially convenient when you need to see two windows side by side. In order to do this click and drag the desired window to left or right till the cursor reaches the edge of the screen, then release the mouse. The window will snap into the place and in order to unsnap a window, just click and drag the window down.


Flip features is used for switching between open windows. In order to do this you are required to press and hold Alt key on your keyboard and then press the Tab key. You should continue pressing the Tab key until the desired window is selected.

Task View:

Task view is pretty much similar to Flip but it will work differently. In order to open Task view you need to click the Task view button located near the bottom-left corner of the taskbar. You can also press Windows key+Tab on your keyboard. All of your open windows will appear and you can easily click to select any window you need.

Virtual Desktop:

Instead of keeping everything on the same desktop you can easily move various windows to a virtual desktop in order to get them out of the way. This feature was not available in older versions of Windows, and it is especially handy for managing loads of windows simultaneously. In order to create a new desktop, open the Task view and then select New desktop near bottom-right corner. Once the multiple desktops are created you can use Task view in order to switch between them. You can also move windows between the desktops. In order to do this open the Task view and then click and drag a window to the desired desktop. In order to close virtual desktop you need to open Task view and then click the X located at the upper-right corner of any desktop you need to close.

Showing the desktop:

If you have got loads of windows open at the same time it will be very difficult to see the desktop. When this will happen you can click the bottom-right corner of the taskbar to minimize all the open windows. You need to click it again to restore minimized windows.