Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.
Q: Isn’t there a shortkey for searching a website?
A: There is. It’s Ctrl+F. It works in lots of software as well as on internet pages and PDFs. If you need to search a page for a word, it’s a great starting point.
According to a Google study in 2011, 90% of people didn’t know Ctrl+F existed. I’ve posted about it several times, on several of my blogs, so I’m doing my part to get the word out.
Among my geeky crowd (you know who I mean), it’s a verb, too: “I Ctrl+F’d that word and BOOM! Found it.”
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.