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Microsoft Office 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows. (Shortcut Matters)
by U. C-Abel Books

Kindle Edition published 2016-07-30
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*Keyboard Shortcuts are in the business of making people fast and healthy when computing*
This book, Microsoft Office 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts is like salvation sent into computing world to help Office 2016 users do greater than they have been doing. The shortcuts are awesomely organized in a tabular form with TASKS and SHORTCUTS neatly separated, and all the Microsoft Office 2016 programs covered. Through this book, you will know more about keyboard shortcuts, mouse, and keyboard, learn 15 special keyboard shortcuts every computer user should know, and many more.
    Programs included in this book are:
    Keyboard Shortcuts in Microsoft Word 2016: Frequently Used Shortcuts, Navigate The Ribbon With Only The Keyboard, Change The Keyboard Focus By Using The Keyboard Without Using The Mouse, Keyboard Shortcut Reference For Microsoft Word, and Function Key Reference.
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Writers' Cafe / A Reason for Not Including Previews at End
« on: Yesterday at 02:41:23 PM »
I find the percent complete number the bottom of my Kindle's page useful.

The problem is that when an author appends a sneak peak of their next book, the number isn't helpful. Whenever I start a new book, I use Go To to find out where the current story ends. In one I read recently, the actual story ended at 82%.

Not everyone cares about this, but maybe we should keep it in mind when putting a book together.

Writers' Cafe / Too Deus Ex Machina-ish?
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:53:23 PM »
Twenty-five percent of the way into my WIP, as the heroine in my WIP is unwittingly getting entangled with the mob, she's contacted by an FBI agent ("here's my card. Contact me if you need help.").

About 90% through, there will be a reference to her temporarily escaping the mob's clutches and making a phone call.

Her own efforts will save her in part, but in the end, the FBI agent comes through and prevents her from being killed.

There's more to it than that, but does it seem too Deus Ex Machina-ish? If so, suggestions to fix it?

Writers' Cafe / Quick Craft POV Question
« on: February 10, 2018, 04:25:51 PM »
The man who is the POV character in this scene doesn't speak Romanian. I could do this exchange in one of two ways.

With an impish smile, she pointed an index finger at him and loosed a string of rapid Romanian.

"What the hell does that mean?"

"You must not run after two hares at the same time."


With an impish smile, she pointed an index finger at him. "Cine aleargă după doi iepuri, nu prinde nici unul."

"What the hell does that mean?"

"You must not run after two hares at the same time."


Which would you choose?

Writers' Cafe / Chinese Accent Verboten?
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:44:57 AM »
One character in my WIP has a Romanian accent (or my idea of what that sounds like). It's fun to write and adds some flavor.

In a scene I'm writing today, I may have a Chinese visitor who speaks English very poorly (a Chinese acrobat). However, I've heard people say that doing that could make the book seem racist.


Writers' Cafe / Quick Family Tree Maker
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:52:13 PM »
Last time I needed a family tree for my characters, I did it manually with a paint program.

Not sure how I missed it before, but today I found this web site:


It's free and quick and easy to use. Here's the relevant part of the tree for my WIP that I set up with no snafus:

(I have no connection with them.)

The Book Corner / Romance Book with St. Bernard Dog?
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:47:55 AM »
I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read. It's a romance book, and the woman has a St. Bernard dog. The dog eats her new neighbor's plants--that's how the man and woman meet.

Anyone know the book that my brain is struggling to remember?


Writers' Cafe / Romance Trope: Same Scene from Two POVs
« on: February 02, 2018, 06:29:21 PM »
I'm looking forward to writing a pair of scenes tomorrow: A cute-meet in which the reader will see the same interaction from two different POVs. I understand this is a common thing in romance books.

Any tips from you romantic types (sorry, writers of romance)?


Writers' Cafe / Trick for Revealing Name of MC in 1st Person, 1st Scene?
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:06:38 PM »
I like to let my reader know the name of the protagonist in the first scene. I usually use dialogue or a trick like this " I was taking a Christmas break from my business, Eric Beckman Investigations."

In my WIP, there can be no dialogue (the MC is in the midst of a heist).

Any nice trick that you've used?


Writers' Cafe / How to Solve the Apostrophe Problem
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:21:44 AM »
The general public seems unable to understand the use of apostrophes for possessives:

Sweden solved this problem: They just eliminated all apostrophes.

Lena's House = Lenas hus.
Mattius's dog = Mattius hund.

Okay, so it's not going to happen that we eliminate apostrophes, but the Swedish system shows that they are totally unnecessary.

Edited just to resize a couple of the images. - Becca

Writers' Cafe / Check Out Popular Highlights in Your Own Books
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:28:23 AM »
If you haven't done this, it's fun and illuminating: Turn on the Popular Highlights feature on your Kindle and then read one of your own books. You'll see what passages your readers have highlighted.

It's a nice way to get an idea of what your readers are thinking when they read your books, and might help for future writing.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Conversion Woes
« on: January 05, 2018, 07:15:24 PM »
When I open an ePub that I got from the Overdrive library with Kindle Previewer, some characters are screwed up. Check the second paragraph here:

I can convert with Calibre, but then the enhanced typesetting is not available. Also, the cover is not displayed.

Anybody found a good solution to this?


Let's Talk Kindle! / No Amazon PW User's Guide on Kindle. Really?
« on: January 01, 2018, 04:50:43 PM »
My Oasis 2 came with a nice user's guide right on the device.

I gave my Paperwhite to my wife. She need's a user's guide. It doesn't make sense that Amazon doesn't have one.

I gave her the PDF version.

Kindle Accessories / An Easy-In/Easy-Out Oasis Case--Not for Reading
« on: December 30, 2017, 10:44:15 AM »
I wanted a case to protect my Oasis. I never want to read with the case on (adds too much weight). I couldn't find a suitable slip case, so I bought this one instead.

It's a snap-in case. With the right pressure at the right places, it pops out of the case, but the process is not as easy as pulling it out of a slipcase or removing it from a folder.

HOWEVER, the protection is quite good, so here's what I do:

1. I don't snap the Oasis all the way in. I just put the heavy side in, close the case, and put the whole thing in my pocket. That way, I can just open it and take the Oasis out.

2. I may modify the case by clipping off the plastic at the folding side.

Kindle Accessories / Oasis 2 Cover That Doesn't Add (Much) Size
« on: December 25, 2017, 01:28:29 PM »
I was happy and surprised to find that my new Oasis 2 fits in my pocket. I want to protect it (the screen at least), but not add any width that will make it hard to put in my pocket. I don't want an always-on screen protector.



Writers' Cafe / How to Properly Obsess Over Sales
« on: December 12, 2017, 12:14:12 PM »
How to Properly Obsess Over Sales
  • Check BookReport
  • Refresh it in case a sale just came in
  • Check the KDP report page, it might have a sale that BookReport didn't pick up
  • Whenever a sale happens, check your rank
  • If you're in the top 100 of a category, check to see if your book is really there and whether it's changed position
  • See if any new reviews have come in
  • Go to step 1
Did I miss anything?

Writers' Cafe / Your Christmas Card from TromboneAl
« on: December 03, 2017, 10:17:08 AM »

Writers' Cafe / Anyone Else Have This Mailerlite in Firefox Problem?
« on: November 29, 2017, 03:23:03 PM »
I can no longer edit my Mailerlite emails in Firefox. If I try to add something to the end of a line, it puts it at the start of the first line. You can see it here:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwkb46M4LBk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwkb46M4LBk</a>

In that video, I try to type "It's" at the end of the line.

Despite their excellent chat help, they haven't given me a solution. I need to do all my editing in Chrome, and that's a bother.

Writers' Cafe / AMS Ad for Permafree First-in-Series?
« on: November 28, 2017, 03:27:57 PM »
Anybody use AMS ads for a permafree first-in-series book?

It would be more expensive per download than any of the promo sites I've used:

and evaluating the ROI would be difficult.

Writers' Cafe / Avoiding Bookfunnel Over-Limit Fees
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:09:52 PM »
I've been giving away free short stories to my subscribers recently, and I use Bookfunnel to fulfill them. The problem with that, I just learned, is that once I go over 500 downloads in a calendar month, I start paying extra ($5 per thousand).

Bookfunnel has done a great job of eliminating requests for assistance in getting eBooks to eReaders, but I thought I might fix this problem by having something like this in my newsletter:

If you're an old hand at downloading eBooks, click here to download the Kindle file. If you need a different version or need some extra help, click here.

Do you think that is worth the extra bother to save $5-10 dollars per month?

Writers' Cafe / Pls Explain This AMS Ad Result
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:18:29 PM »
I've placed a $.32 bid on the title of a book
I search for and view the Kindle page for that book
There are only five books listed under sponsored products and mine isn't one of them. There's space for seven books.

Why wouldn't AMS fill that empty space and display my ad?

Writers' Cafe / AMS Ad Preview Missing
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:10:11 AM »
My AMS Ad design page isn't showing a preview. Is this a glitch, or am I missing something?

Writers' Cafe / Please Bring me Up to Date on MOBI File Versions
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:29:06 AM »
I've found that the only mobi files that reliably display covers on my Kindle Paperwhite are those created via Calibre. However, I see that the sizes of the MOBI files are wildly different when created in different ways. I realize that some MOBIs contain multiple copies of the ebook.

Can someone explain (or point me to a resource that explains) the difference between these files?

If I use the small version created by Calibre, will it fail to function on some devices?

Writers' Cafe / InstaFreebie Preview Questions
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:57:49 AM »
I'm going to have an InstaFreebie preview available for one of my books.

1. I don't want to mislead downloaders, and I'm considering "stamping" the word "Preview" on the cover image. I haven't seen anyone else do that. Probably a download killer. Anyone else do that?

2. Of the six previews I've downloaded, not one had a direct link to the Amazon buy page. Any reason for that?

3. Any other tips for creating an IF preview?


Writers' Cafe / Responses to InstaFreebie Social Media Posts
« on: November 05, 2017, 10:08:04 AM »
I dutifully share instafreebie cross promos with my newsletter subscribers.

I also post about them on Twitter. However, it doesn't seem worth it for anyone, since I rarely get more than two engagements:

I have 4,860 (generally neglected) Twitter followers. Is this a typical response?

Writers' Cafe / Share the Results of Your A/B Testing
« on: November 03, 2017, 09:10:12 AM »
If we share the results of our A/B testing for newsletter subjects, we might all get a better feeling for which subjects are best.

Here's my result for including the word "Free" in the subject:

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