How To Translate in Google Docs

In today’s multi-cultural and multi-lingual world, it’s important to be able to present your work in different languages when required. In this article I’ll show you how to translate in [...]

How to Write Vertically in Word

We may never need to write vertically in Word if we use it only for basic writing tasks—letters, book manuscripts, resumes, etc.. However, if we design posters, cards, or presentation covers, we may need to do so. In this article I’ll show you how to write vertical and stacked text in Microsoft Word. How to write vertically in [...]

How to Turn Google Docs into PDF

April 16, 2022|Software for Writers|

One of the most popular file formats for sharing written documents is PDF, or Portable Document Format. In this article, I’ll show how easy it is to turn Google Docs into PDF. What is a PDF? The Portable Document Format (PDF) is one that attempts to maintain the design and layout of documents as intended by their creators. [...]

How Do You Delete a Book in Vellum?

April 14, 2022|Book Layout and Design Software|

How can a person delete a book in Vellum for Macs? The short answer is that you can’t because your book is never stored inside Vellum. I’ll explain how Vellum handles your book project files. When you open Vellum to start a new project, one of the first things you do is to import your properly formatted Microsoft [...]

Easy to Follow Tech Tips

Our goal at is to provide up to date and easy to follow tech tips. Every reader is welcome at the Our mission, though, is primarily directed toward two groups of people – those who are writers or creatives of another type, and those of any age who consider themselves “technology-challenged.”

Most of our tech tips pertain to products, software, or technology that writers and other creatives use in the creation of their art or in presenting their work online via their own website and third-party services. You won’t find writing tips here. Our writer is a published fiction and non-fiction author, but we’ll make no attempt at teaching anyone to write. We’ll leave that to others who are more qualified to teach the writing craft.

We don’t teach you to promote or market your work. But we will do our best to teach you to use technology, apps, and services that can help you promote and market your work more easily.

Technology should make life easier, not harder. Every article on this website is written by a person whose age is now closer to seventy than sixty and who enjoys writing, computers, and software – or apps as the younger generations would say.

There is no shame in asking the most basic question. Whoever you are, if you are wondering how to answer a tech-related question, and your search led you here, try our tips. Some are very short and to the point, others go into greater detail.

You’ll also find occasional articles discussing home technology that we’ve used. If we think you could benefit from learning about those appliances or devices, we’ll consider writing about them. Our focus, though, is on tools you use to practice your craft and earn an income from it.

If you are late coming to the online world and just need a little boost with the basics such as how to use a browser or how to type a letter on a computer, check out our Back to The Basics category. You’ll find easy to understand answers there.

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