Awesome Reasons to Compose Email Now and Send Later…

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Just love, love, love the new “Schedule Feature’ Gmail now offers! Why is scheduling emails a beautiful feature to have? It allows the user to compose and schedule an email for automated later delivery on a later date. Much easier than saving in drafts and manually sending the email on a specific date. I like writing messages ahead of time and going back to make edits. Scheduling emails make this a one step process. Imagine no need to stress over forgetting to send an email ever again!

Steps for Scheduling Gmail

  • Open Gmail
  • Click Compose
    • Add Contact
    • Type Subject
  • Type Email
  • Click Down Arrow on Right Side of Send Button
  • Select Schedule Send
  • Choose One of the Recommended Dates
    • or Select a Custom Date & Time
  • Select Schedule Send
  • Choose One of the Recommended Dates
    • or Select a Custom Date & Time

NOTE: Once a date and time is selected a message pop-ups for confirmation

If you want to edit or view the Scheduled Message click the schedule label. You will find a listing of schedule emails under the schedule label.

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Changing Bullet Defaults in Google Slides

Love when users help community question transforms into a helpful tutorial. Earlier this afternoon a Google Slides user inquired about changing bullet defaults. Changing bullet defaults can be a timesaver for both graphic designers as well as students. Sometimes it is helpful to guide others and show them how to use timesaving fun tools for designing purposes. Following is the video tutorial I ended up creating to help the Google Slides user.

Choose a Calendar View…

We live in a diverse world where no one shoe fits all when it comes to viewing Google Calendar. One person may like their calendar set to month view. Another person may choose a week or agenda view. You can enhance a Google Calendar by opening in a day, week, month, year, schedule, or 7-day view.

Set Calendar View

  • Open Google Calendar
  • Click Setting Cog Wheel
  • Select one of the following Views
    • Day
    • Week
    • Month
    • Year
    • Schedule
    • 7-Day

Why Star a Folder or File???

An overlooked tool I find most useful in Google Drive is the Star Section. Place a Star on a file or folder to isolate it in the starred section. I find starring handy for doing a presentation or research. It allows a teacher or presenter to hide confidential files from their audience. Starring a folder provides easy access to research project information. Using a simple tool such as starring a file or folder can be a big timesaver.

How to Star a Folder or File

  • Open Google Drive
  • Click Folder or File
  • Click “More Setting” tool (3 vertical dots)
  • Select “Add to Starred”

Don’t Want to See Google Drive Quick Access? Just Turn It OFF!

In the Google Drive help forum, I noticed a question which asked about turning off Google Drive Quick Access View. What quick access view does is provides a row of the latest edited files. The row sits at the top of the drive. Its purpose is to provide an easy way to find those files a user edits last edited.

How to Turn Off Quick Access