Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Ten Commandments for Shoppers in Supermarkets

1. Thou Shalt not walk backwards when in store
2. Thou Shalt not park your trolley in the middle of the aisle
3. Thou Shalt not prop exactly where I want to shop
4. Thou Shalt not walk double abreast in an aisle
5. Thou Shalt not block my way when I am trying to wheel my trolley down an aisle
6. Thou Shalt not barge into me with a trolley
7. Thou Shalt not pack shelves while I am shopping
8. Thou Shalt not place obsticles in aisles
9. Thou Shalt not use the supermarket as a meeting place
10. Thou Shalt not push in before me when waiting at the checkout

Saturday, March 11, 2017

How to set up and print A5 pages in word on A4 paper

Well as you may have realised I have been busy working on my computer and problem solving as I go.
Here is another Tip this time for Word.
Let's say you have set up an invitation or a flyer and decide it would be better to print 2 to a page.
There are long ways around this but to save time this I found was a great solution.
In Word go to page setup, paper, paper size select A5
To print select print and change pages per sheet to 2
Under "Page Range" select pages and type 1,1 - this step is important
That's it. Good Luck

How to copy photos from ipad to windows computer

I have been having trouble for ages trying to get information and in particulars photo's off my ipad or iphone onto my laptop which has windows 10. I came across a solution which I would like to share with you. It does not seem to be permanent but it works.

Attach ipad to computer via usb port then on computer
Go to Control Panel (right click mouse on first icon at bottom of screen),
click on view printers and devices,
Scroll down if you need to and you should find your ipad
Right click mouse on ipad icon and select troubleshooting
the computer will start "detecting problems"
after a bit it will ask fix this problem or ignore
So select the fix.

Your ipad will now be visible in File Explorer(left click on the first icon at bottom of screen) Click on the ipad, and click on in my case the first or second icon to find what you want. Good Luck

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Why is Microsoft Edge default for opening pdf files and how to fix

Hi I have been battling with this problem for awhile well ever since changing to Windows 10 and now today I was opening files and the screen was blank so after googling I found a fix which I will share below Apparantly if there are updates this can change back so just be aware and keep some notes of how your fixed the problem. Here we go goodluck. Right click on mouse and select Search, type in Default Programs, in the column on left hand side under System select Default Apps, then RH column select Choose Default apps by type, LH side scroll down to .pdf, RH click on Microsoft Edge to connect, Select the option you want and I selected Adobe Reader. All done.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Ramsay's of Clackmannan

It has been awhile since I researched this family but as I received an email recently thanking me for putting the information on line as it helped them find a family connection that had been eluding them here is a link for you family history researchers Other names connected are Taylor, Ferguson, McKenzie, Norrie mainly around Clackmannan, Saline, Fife, Fossway and Tullibole. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by leaving a reply to this post. Cheers
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

"Getting started - why go online? Keen to start your family tree, you type the name of an ancestor into a search engine, and literally hundreds of> websites come back at you. Some are free, some pay-per-view, some subscription - and suddenly you don't know where to begin. There is an overwhelming amount of information on the internet, and it's difficult to know which of the pay-for services are of value to you. It is fair to say that most genealogy sites for which you have to pay have some worth - it just depends whether they are going to be worthwhile for you. Here are some tips and guidelines to help make order out of the chaos so you can make the right choice when it comes to selecting your website. The bottom line in genealogical research is that you are going to have to pay for it. You cannot manage without the basic building blocks of certificates and census returns, and money can be liberally spent in travelling to archives, paying online fees, hiring private researchers and whatever else you deem necessary as you continue your research. But there are good reasons why more and more genealogists are going online. There is a wealth of material available on the web, and it is being added to every day. Databases and search engines make information accessible in a way in which it wasn't before: searches that used to take weeks or months now take only a few minutes. And sometimes it's cheaper and easier to do what you can online and in your own time than travelling to archives and bowing to time pressure there. You may find that you can use online resources for free or more cheaply at archives, but is it worth the time and expense of travelling there? And you will still have to pay for the photocopying! First of all, there are lots of excellent free resources used by genealogists - here is a small selection: www.freebmd.org.uk for some birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales.. www.familysearch.org for the vast international genealogy website run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints www.rootsweb.com for genealogy chat and all kinds of relevant information." I would also like to add to this that the use of mailing lists is a marvelous way to find answers and the people on these mailing lists are extremely generous and it is not unusual to receive scans of original documents from lookups by someone who lives close to an archive. Or offer to post a copy of original documents. I have been amazed at peoples generosity. "What goes around come around" Here are some tips about recording your research and I find is still very relavent to me today some 15 years later. genitips
"Getting started - why go online? Keen to start your family tree, you type the name of an ancestor into a search engine, and literally hundreds of> websites come back at you. Some are free, some pay-per-view, some subscription - and suddenly you don't know where to begin. There is an overwhelming amount of information on the internet, and it's difficult to know which of the pay-for services are of value to you. It is fair to say that most genealogy sites for which you have to pay have some worth - it just depends whether they are going to be worthwhile for you. Here are some tips and guidelines to help make order out of the chaos so you can make the right choice when it comes to selecting your website. The bottom line in genealogical research is that you are going to have to pay for it. You cannot manage without the basic building blocks of certificates and census returns, and money can be liberally spent in travelling to archives, paying online fees, hiring private researchers and whatever else you deem necessary as you continue your research. But there are good reasons why more and more genealogists are going online. There is a wealth of material available on the web, and it is being added to every day. Databases and search engines make information accessible in a way in which it wasn't before: searches that used to take weeks or months now take only a few minutes. And sometimes it's cheaper and easier to do what you can online and in your own time than travelling to archives and bowing to time pressure there. You may find that you can use online resources for free or more cheaply at archives, but is it worth the time and expense of travelling there? And you will still have to pay for the photocopying! First of all, there are lots of excellent free resources used by genealogists - here is a small selection: www.freebmd.org.uk for some birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales.. www.familysearch.org for the vast international genealogy website run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints www.rootsweb.com for genealogy chat and all kinds of relevant information." I would also like to add to this that the use of mailing lists is a marvelous way to find answers and the people on these mailing lists are extremely generous and it is not unusual to receive scans of original documents from lookups by someone who lives close to an archive. Or offer to post a copy of original documents. I have been amazed at peoples generosity. "What goes around come around" Here are some tips about recording your research and I find is still very relavent to me today some 15 years later. genitips