Underline option highlights a point

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 April, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 April, 1996, 12:00am

I recently received a Microsoft Word document from a business contact - whom I cannot contact any more - in which he 'highlighted' several paragraphs in an electronic facsimile of the type of mark a yellow fluorescent marker pen leaves. I can't seem to figure out how it works. Help! ROGER YIP Stanley The highlight feature in Word is handy indeed and relatively simple to use.

First make sure you have the highlight button up with the rest of the Word function buttons at the top of your screen. Usually, Word puts it just to the right of the 'U' key that allows you to underline text.

It's a button with a little pen-like icon on it next to a little yellow square, with a down arrow just to the right.

If this button is visible, select the text you want to highlight and click on the highlight button. Your text will be highlighted in fluorescent yellow. You can also use green, blue and violet by clicking on the down arrow on the right of the button.

If the highlight button is not visible, you can put it with the rest of the buttons by following these steps: 1. Click open the 'Tools' menu and click on 'Customise'. 2. In the Customise box, under 'Toolbars', in the 'Categories', select Tools.

3. Drag the highlight button from among those that appear in the adjacent box and drop it at the top of your Word workspace next to the other buttons there.

* * * In this column last week I suggested that a reader buy a vibrating battery for his Motorola 8200 GSC cellular telephone. Not being a user of this phone myself (I use a slightly older model), I didn't realise that the 8200 is the only digital mobile phone with a built in vibrating feature, as several interested readers pointed out last week.

To use this feature, follow the steps below: 1. Press 'Menu' until 'Phone Setup' appears on the display.

2. Then press 'OK'. The display should show 'Adjust Ring Volume'.

3. Press '#' to get to 'Incoming Call Alert'.

4. Press OK. You will hear a ringing tone which has been set for your phone.

5. Pressing # will enable you to access the different tones for the phone. One of the 'tones' will be 'Vibrate Only'.

6. Press 'OK' and you're set. To turn of the vibrating feature, follow steps 1-4 and select the ringing tone of your choice at step 5.

On the subject of mobile phones and accessories, reader Ralph Bishop wrote the following: 'As for other accessories, my favourite location is one block west of the Sham Shui Po MTR station. The street is filled with mobile phone and electronic parts stores. It has the best selection and lowest cost of phones in Hong Kong. For Ericsson phones, there is a good range of accessories including a bottom snap vibrator, hands free earphone and microphone and mobile charger.

'This last item is my favourite. The cord plugs into the bottom of the phone, and the charger plugs into any Continental European socket. The charger is labelled 220v, but it is an electronic type high frequency transformer that works just as well on 120v. Last week I used it successfully in Taiwan.

'All popular GSM phones and most accessories including replacement plastic cases are available along this one block stretch between the north and south MTR exits. As with all small shops, prices vary from store to store and are usually negotiable.

'It's a fun place to visit, especially if you are interested in electronic parts and accessories.' Still on the same subject, reader Rob Goble wrote in asking if I knew of a place at which he would be able to trade in a 'klunky' Motorola 7200 phone for 'one of those dinky' Ericsson GH337 phones.

Rob, you may want to check out the shop above in Sham Shui Po. Send your questions to Tech Talk, Technology Post, G.P.O. Box 47, Hong Kong, or fax 2811-1278/2811-1048.



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