How to Cut, Paste, Respond to a Craigslist Ad and Attach a File to an Email

How to ‘cut and paste’ text

  • Mouse to the beginning of the text to be highlighted.
  • Left click and hold the button down.
  • Drag the cursor (move the mouse) to the right and downward to highlight the text.
  • When your reach the lower right end of the text, let up the mouse button.
  • While the text is highlighted (blue or black), move the cursor into the blue area and right click.
  • A small menu will appear.
  • Mouse down to where it says ‘copy’ and click on that.
  • The text has now been copied to the clipboard.
  • Move the cursor to where you want the text.
  • Right click.
  • On the menu that pops up mouse down to where it says ‘paste’ and click on that.
  • The copied text will now be inserted (pasted).

Responding to a craigslist ad by email

  • In the ad, an email address appears where it says Reply to:.
  • Highlight the email address by holding down the left button (starting near one end with the I shaped cursor not the hand ) and sliding to the other end making it blue.
  • Then let up the left button.
  • Move the finger of the ‘hand’ cursor into the blue area and right click. A small menu screen will appear.
  • Click on copy to copy that email address.
  • Log in to your email account (Gmail ‘Google’, Yahoo ‘Yahoo’, Hotmail ‘MSN’, etc.)
  • Click to create a new email (‘new’ in Yahoo, ‘Compose mail’ in Gmail or ‘new’ in Hotmail.
  • Now right click in the ‘To’ box and click on ‘Paste’ to paste the email address in the window.
  • Put something in the ‘subject’ box (such as ‘my resume’)
  • Add some information in the ‘body’ of the new email and click on ‘send’.
  • Now check your email inbox occasionally to see if someone responds.

Attaching a file (such as a resume ) to an email in ‘gmail’ or ‘hotmail’

  • Log in to your email account.
  • Click to create a new email (‘Compose mail’ in Gmail or ‘new’ in Hotmail).
  • In the ‘To’ box, put the email address of the recipient.
  • Put something relevant in the subject box.
  • In the body (large box) tell the recipient what the email is about.
  • Just below the ‘subject’ box is a button (or link) saying ‘insert’ or ‘attach’.
  • Clicking the button (or link) will cause a window to appear.
  • In this window you will navigate to the file to be attached as described above (Finding Your Folder in Windows) if the file is in ‘My Documents’.
  • If the file is on a thumb drive follow the instructions above (Finding Your Thumb Drive in Windows)
  • Once you find the file, select it and click OK or Attach in the lower right corner of that box and the file will be uploaded and attached. Click ‘send’ to send the email.

Attaching a file (such as a resume) to an email in yahoo mail

  • Log in to your email account.
  • Click to create a new email.
  • In the ‘To’ box, put the email address of the recipient.
  • Put something relevant in the subject box.
  • In the body (large box) tell the recipient what the email is about.
  • Just below the ‘subject’ box is a button that says ‘attach’.
  • Clicking the button (or link) will cause a window to appear with several “browse” buttons. Click a ‘browse’ button. Each button will attach a separate file.
  • In the window that pops up, you will navigate to the file to be attached as described above (Finding Your Folder in Windows) if the file is in ‘My Documents. If the file is on a thumb drive follow the instructions above (Finding Your Thumb Drive in Windows)
  • Once you find the file, select it and click ‘Open’ in the lower right corner of that box and the file will be uploaded and attached. Click ‘send’ to send the email.



Source by Dean Walden

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