Sunday, March 26, 2006

Computer Tip

Recently, while visiting an interesting website called Wanda’s Country Home, I came across a handy computer tip.
Thought I’d share it with you….

To make the degree symbol when typing temperatures:
Type your numbers on the NUMBER PAD, e.g. 350
Then, while holding down the alt key with your left hand, type 167 on the number pad, and viola! You’ll have your degree symbol…see? 350º
Try it!

If you do visit the above site, check out "Pine Tree Crosses". It relates the story of an amazing phenomenon of special interest with Easter coming up.

For other computer tips see Zoey’s blog. She posted one recently that I appreciated learning….how to sort your favorites by alphabetical order. It’s so much easier to find my blog pals on the list now!

And just to brighten up your Sunday (or Monday, depending on where you are in the world), here’s a pretty pink bouquet of carnations from our church.


Alice said...[Reply]

Still the Schoolteacher, aren't you, dear? Thanks so much for that hint (it's to be 27ºC here today). I remember now that I did know that shortcut years ago but then I forgot it.

Loved the photo of the carnations (one of my favourite flowers for their delicious perfume).

Autumn said...[Reply]

I have wondered how to do the º
(degree) I love to post recipes but never could figure out how to use the symbol. Thanks for the tip.
The flowers from your church were beautiful. Great post

Connie and Rob said...[Reply]

Now who in the world came up with that one...ºº How fun...ºº

You are the best for passing that along. Thank you.


Alice said...[Reply]

I forgot to say how sweet you look in your cosy pink gown and little bunny slippers sitting at your computer .....

Motherkitty said...[Reply]

Hi, Kerri. Good tip about the degrees symbol. I didn't know that. I tried to find the post about sorting your links but couldn't find the right post. Anyway, I loved the pink carnations. They are so beautiful and I imagine they smell lovely.

Sue said...[Reply]

Thanks for the link to the tips and also the great story about the pine trees. I will check my pine tree first thing tomorrow!
I love the spicy smell of carnations. I've never been able to make them grow here though :(

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...[Reply]

Very cute clipart you have there. Nice to know about the degree sign.

Val said...[Reply]


that is SO useful to know how to make the degree sign. I used to open up Word, insert degree symbol, then copy and paste - what a drag! Your instructions are so much better.

Oh, and I note that the mama bear is having a "slipper day"! It's becoming a world-wide phenomenon.

Zoey said...[Reply]

Kerri, thanks for the degree tip! I used to know it, but recently forgot how and had to just type out the whole word. I do love 'puter tips.

Sonia said...[Reply]

Thanks for the tips and links!
Love the bunch of flowers, too!
And last but not least, I agree with Alice, you are very pretty and happy sitting at your computer ..... LOL!!

Tanya said...[Reply]

I tried the degrees thing. It didn't work. I guess a laptop (even with a number pad) can be fickle :( Guess I'll just have to resort to typing those whole seven letters out (and yes, I did have to stop and count in my head how many letters there were in degrees!!)

Abandoned in Pasadena said...[Reply]

I visit Wanda's Country Home now & then, but I missed the degree thing...I'll have to try it...thanks.

I'll also check out Zoey for tips...and thanks for the pretty flowers.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...[Reply]

Thanks for the degree tip...I tried it and it worked.

katya said...[Reply]

As a new blogger I was delighted to find your blogg. I love cats birds and flowers and call your "chickadees" great tits - that's the UK for you. I often hear but rarely see woodpeckers and have had to leave my cats with my ex as I am not allowed them in the house I rent. Keep up the fab photos.

Great stuff