Basic Internet Tips

Favor: If you find that any of these tips does not work, please tell me the kind of file or kind of computer or kind of browser you were using so I can investigate and modify these tips.


What You Want to Do

How to Do It

Copy an RTF file, such as the preformatted file for your paper

1.       Click on it.
Your computer asks you to Open, Save, or Save AS

2.       Click Save As

Just remember where you saved so you can find it again.

Copy the contents of a webpage into your own file so you can write your own notes in your file.



1.       Display the link you want to copy.

2.       Highlight everything you want to copy. If you donít know how to highlight, please email me and I will add to the instructions.

3.       Click on the right mouse button.

4.       Select Copy.

5.       Open a new document, such as a Microsoft Word document.

6.       Click in the new document.

7.       Click on the right mouse button.

8.       Select Pasteóthe one that says Keep Source Formatting.
In tests, this selection meant that you kept the table format used in the webpage and you could easily create a note taking area in the left 2 columns. If you donít know how, just email me or talk to me.

9.       Save your file.


Tip: Just remember where you saved it and give your file a meaningful name or use the existing title of the link as the name.
If you are copying many things (such as several resources from Unit 1), you may want to create a folder called History or History Unit 1.

Find something in a file or on a webpage


Example: You want to see all of information on a page that covers

         Pueblos (in US History I)

         Rockefeller (in US History II)

How to do this varies, but thus far Ctrl-F (pressing the Ctrl key and the F key at the same time) has worked.


Your browser displays a box or field where you can type the a few characters from the word you want. You can then click on each Match in the file or on the webpage.


Example: You could try typing



View a link but stay on the same page or screen so you do not get lost in the links

1.       Put your cursor over a link.

2.       Click on the right mouse button.

3.       Select Open in New Window.
If you prefer, you can select Open in New Tab, but Windows tend to be easier to place side by side for comparison.


This course provides resources that are required and others that are for students with a specific question or need; therefore, in this course:

         You should not click automatically on any link you see

         You should read the name of the link and its purpose.
If the link does not match your needs, do not use it.






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