02 December 2010

Disclaimer and Disclosure

I want to post a disclaimer and disclosure policy to this blog page, but I guess I don't know how to cut and paste. I've never had a need to use these options (if thats what they're called). I'm running Windows 7 in this new computer I bought in July. At the same time, I bought a book "Windows 7 for Dummies" as a companion reference guide.

I'm baffled and befuddled. I can't make heads or tails out of the section on cut, copy and paste. This should be a really simple and easy process, and this book is designed as an easy to read guide for semi-intelligent people. Okay, I did manage to follow the instructions to cut what I needed to cut to move it to my blog page, but when I went to paste it, I couldn't find it. The book says its stashed on clipboard. Okay, where do I find the clipboard? (or is it notepad?) I'm so confused. Where to look? I don't have a clue.

Whoa! Wait a minute here! I don't have a problem cutting or pasting in Word or Works documents...that's really easy...I do it all the time when I'm prewriting these posts. Maybe because it's because I don't have that nice little tool bar (when I'm on line) with all the cute little icons...most of which I have no idea what they are or what they're for. I don't know why I'm finding it so difficult to do this on line. It's the same process isn't it? I dunno. I think I'm out of my league here.

Okay, so Windows 7 is different than XP and Vista, but not so different that this process should be beyond my intelligence. In fact, with all the new stuff in Windows 7, it should be easier and less confusing, right?

I don't have anyone close who is more computer litterate than I am, so I depend heavily on my sister for techniques and different ways to do things...I can only ask questions while we're chatting on Google chat or if I happen to catch her available for a phone call on a Saturday when she's not working.

With this said, I need some help figuring out how to cut and paste this disclosure policy and disclaimer. Maybe someone would be so kind to 'talk' me through the process. You know I only have to do this one time then I'll remember how to do it in the future. I'm still tweaking the page, so it's a work in progress. Be prepared...more changes to come in the next few weeks.


  1. Hi Peg,

    Cutting/copying and pasting hasn't changed much from XP and Vista, but the menus have changed.

    Probably the easiest way to bypass the menus, is to use shortcut keys. For example, once you've highlighted the information you want to copy or cut, do this:

    Press Ctrl+X to Cut the information.
    Press Ctrl+C to Copy the information.

    Then, to Paste that information, click inside the receiving program, and press Ctrl+V. The cut/copied information will appear in the new program.

    Using the shortcut keys lets you bypass all of Windows rearranged menus.

    Feel free to ask me any other questions about the book on my Web site: www.andyrathbone.com

  2. Thank you, Andy for the 'easier' to understand instructions. Welcome to my blog too. Hope you stop by again sometime.


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