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The commercial corner: Multi-family commercial properties: Helpful hints

National Mortgage Professional
Nov 20, 2006

Tech bytes: Make every second countMike VernonMicrosoft Office, keyboard Mike Vernon is the National Association of Mortgage Brokers Technology Committee co-chair, as well as the vice president of the Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers. Every month, Mike will be on hand to help establish a baseline of knowledge, relative to technology, for anyone within the industry - from the tech-savvy to the technologically challenged - who wants to know. How important is one second? Just ask any world-class Olympic runner who came in second by half a step. Go ahead and ask any driver who narrowly avoided a collision. You may also want to ask the owner of a thoroughbred whose horse finished a full second back at the Kentucky Derby. Every day, you are allotted 86,400 of these little bits of time, and whatever is left unused is then thrown away. You will vault ahead of the competition by maximizing every one of these precious seconds. A good place to start is at your computer. Some of you may now think that I am going to scold you on the evils of wasting time on a computer by surfing the Internet or playing a game. I'm not doing that. I am going to assume that you, being an adult, understand that spending your time wisely and on productive activities is a key factor in whether or not you will be successful. What I am talking about is operating in a more efficient manner on your computer. By using the following list of keyboard shortcuts, you can speed up the time that you take maneuvering in and out of various procedures you often ask your computer to do. - Open an e-mail message: CTRL+SHIFT+M - Open the address book: CTRL+SHIFT+B - Open an appointment: CTRL+SHIFT+A - Open a contact: CTRL+SHIFT+C - Open a meeting request: CTRL+SHIFT+Q - Open a task: CTRL+SHIFT+K - Make the Find a Contact box active: F11 - Switch to Inbox: CTRL+SHIFT+I - Switch to Outbox: CTRL+SHIFT+O - Check for new mail: F5 or CTRL+M - Open the Advanced Find dialog box: CTRL+SHIFT+F - Mark an e-mail message as read: CTRL+Q - Delete an e-mail message, contact, calendar item or task: CTRL+D - Delete a word: CTRL+BACKSPACE - Select all: CTRL+A - Copy: CTRL+C - Paste: CTRL+V - Undo: CTRL+Z - Print: CTRL+P For other useful tips on how to more efficiently utilize your computer, please visit http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q126449. If you have any questions, ideas or problems that you'd like researched, contact me at mike.vernon@followyourcustomer.com. Mike Vernon is the Technology Committee co-chair for the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, vice president of the Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers and president of FollowYourCustomer Inc. He may be reached at (877) 365-5692 or e-mail mike.vernon@followyourcustomer.com.
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