Collect Text From Multiple Points in Microsoft Word with Spike


Microsoft Word is perhaps the most used office application. However, many people use about 10% of its features. It is probably not glamorous to talk about hacking Word, but it is a powerful editor. One shortcoming with Windows is that its built-in clipboard only retain the most recent copy/paste data. When editing a document though, there are many times you wish to collect a bunch of texts and paste all somewhere else. That’s where Spike comes in (only available on 2010 or earlier versions). Follow the steps below.

  1. Highlight the text you want to copy and press CTRL-F3. The information is in the Spike.
  2. Continue with CTRL-F3 until you gathered all your text.
  3. To paste the collected text into a new location or another document, press CTRL-SHIFT-F3. The Spike will now be empty.

The bad news is this features seems to be removed from Word 2013 but plenty of people still use Word 2010, so I hope this tip helps.

Use Google Chrome Like A Pro


Google’s Chrome web browser is a popular browser, for good reason: clean and polished user interface, speedy JavaScript performance and its library of extensions that make it even better. But don’t let the minimalist look fool you. There is plenty of hidden functionality embedded just below the surface that you probably don’t know about but should be using. In this presentation, I will talk about tips and tricks hidden inside Chrome that you will want to know.

Topics include:
Omnibox (what is that?)
Tab management
Chrome as file viewer
Drag to search
Bookmarking made easy
Opening tabs like a pro
Zooming in and out
Chrome on smartphone
Hidden settings

And more!