Making notes on your computer & copying to it

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Many computers have enough memory in their work area – called RAM – so you can have both your favorite word processor program and these web pages available on your computer. If so, you can go from the web to your word processor to type notes, and you can also copy materials from my website as you would highlight them on paper. Here is how to do it, and before you quit, be sure to save your work in your word processor.

On a Macintosh through System 9.x available programs are to the upper right of the screen where you see the icon or name of the program you are now using; click the mouse pointer there to see a list of what is open and to select any. In OS X program icons are shown in the Dock. If you want to make notes or copy something from here:

  • open your word processor then on the web open my website;
  • to copy highlight what you want, select Copy from the Edit menu, then move the mouse pointer to the upper right, or in OS X to the Dock, to select your word processor, then in your word processor Paste what you copied;
  • you may type comments or thoughts you want to remember;
  • move the mouse pointer to the upper right or Dock to select your Browser and you should be back where you were on my website.

Windows is much the same, except available programs are listed in the task bar across the bottom and you must minimize:

  • open your word processor, minimize it, then on the web open my web site;
  • to copy highlight it, select Copy from the Edit menu, then move the mouse pointer to the bottom to click on the word processor, then Paste;
  • you may type comments or thoughts you want to remember;
  • minimize the word processor then move the mouse pointer to the bottom to select your browser to return to where you were on my website.

Use the Back icon at the top of your browser screen to return to where you were.

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Copyright © 2002 John F. Yeaman