Posting Messages 101 - Beginners class - age no limit!! :-)
- Dear Czech members and listers:
Hehehe. I'm sorry! If I don't let out a snicker, I'm gonna POP! Oh
gosh, I read and re-read, and couldn't believe it. I went to the bat
mirror and told the guy in the mirror to be nice, as he remembered being in
the same circumstances. How many times I said something in a kidding
manner and it backfires in my face!!!!! Remember folks, we are Czechs; we
make mistakes, and lets laugh at ourselves (even if it hurts a little but
makes us feel better and others will think much more of you for laughing,
too!) Heck, last time it happened to me, took three weeks or so before I
began to receive messages from the offended party.
O K, this is going to be a long lesson, so get a pencil, pad and cup of
coffee, tea, or whatever you partake!!! But there is going to be a test at
the end of the class, and maybe a pop quiz in between times! Our former
email list made it simple to reply to the originator of the message
(clicked on REPLY) or to the whole group (clicked on REPLY ALL) The
eGroups does not have this ability to reply to the sender that easily.
If you want to reply to an individual person in the group and have their
email, you can place your Mouse cursor in the "TO" box of the message,
delete the address of the group and type in the individual person's email
address. If you do not have their address, it can be found in the message,
but takes some peeking and looking! I use Internet Explorer and the
following instructions apply to that browser. Netscape users may find the
same info in their program. If you use Eudora, sorry, I can't help you.
If I plowed a field, I would use a John Deere as I was lead to believe they
are simple to operate, use less fuel, have more power, etc. Course, the
in-laws felt the same about their Farmalls!! LOL
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We will assume you received a message from sister Framtiska about how
tomatoe preserves were made and you want to reply to her privately, as
Momma did not want to share the recipe with everyone and you plan to tell
your favorite sister how Momma wouldn't like what she just did.!!! Now
Czechs, this may be a little simple for some, and some may need a little
help. Not everyone was born typing on a computer and we hollered at the
doc not to cut the cord until we saved our work!!!!
(1) You still have the message open and the message address is highlighted
above the message. The message is a darker color than rest of the
messages (Dark blue on my PC), and what we refer to as highlighted.
(2) Put your Mouse Cursor on the highlighted message and press the RIGHT
Mouse key. (If you have your Mouse set up for left hand use, you will need
to reverse these instructions on what key to press).
(3) What appears next is called a Menu. This Menu has 6 sections
(Microsoft tries to give you more!) At the bottom of this Menu is
<Properties> (The brackets are used to indicate the words we are looking
for) Put your Mouse Cursor on <Properties> and click your LEFT Mouse
(4) Viola! New Menu. Note the two tabs at top of this menu - <GENERAL>
and <DETAILS> The General tab is highlighted as the rectangle box is
around GENERAL - not colored as before. See, we learned something else -
no extra charge!
The GENERAL Menu gives subject name of the message and the next line
indicates where the message came from. If it is an individual's name,
that person sent it to you. If it shows or has eGroups anywhere in this
address, it came from the eGroups list of the TexasCzechs. If you replied
to this message without making any changes in the "TO" box, it will be
posted to the TexasCzech@eGroups... We don't want to do that (AGAIN) so
take a sip of whatever you have, a deep breath and relax a moment, if you
need to. We are gonna switch from right to left and back more times than
you want to, but it will come easy after trying it a few times. I can just
see someone hollering at me at a CHS meeting: Hey, Right or Left, over
here!! Again, don't give up - it's something new and the fear of the
unknown can set in! However, it is HARD to damage your computer without
pouring fluid on the keyboard, a lightning strike, or backing over it with
the John Deere!
(5) Remember we are at the Menu with <GENERAL> and <DETAILS> at the top,
with the General Menu showing. O K,
place your Mouse Cursor on the <DETAILS> tab and click the LEFT Moue
button. Another Menu appears, with words, letters, numeral, etc on many
lines. Appears as if a child might have been playing with the keyboard, but
each line means something and how the message is sent from one place to the
other, whether from one room to the other or to Praha, CZ. Start looking at
the top line and read down. Look for a line that reads, in this case, From
"John L Mikeska"<jlmikeska@...> There may be a "mail to" in front
of Jlmikeska. Some of these lines are 4th from the top, to line 6 or 7.
This is the person that originated the message.
I think many might be confused by now. If you have a printer, print out
this message, for I want you to go into this message, that is sent to
TexasCzech eGroups and pick out my name and reply to me, if you wish. I
will reply with a grade of 100, down to a 75 for effort! Those that make a
100 will have their name given to Rick for possible fresh donuts!!!!! (I;m
from Texas and do not know what doughnuts are!) If no printer, made
simple notes on down and come back here,
Ready? Again, lets start when the message is on screen. Put the Mouse
Cursor on the highlighted message and left click the Mouse Button. Then
put the Mouse cursor on the Properties name and RIGHT click the Mouse
button. The <GENERAL> and <DETAIL> tabs will appear at top of the new menu
coming up. NOW place the Mouse Cursor on the <DETAILS> tab and click the
RIGHT button. Go down to the line that ready from "John L.
Mikeska"mailto:jlmikeska@...> With a steady hand, place the mouse
cursor on the quotation mark < " > in front of John. (We're almost
through, don't give up!) With the Mouse cursor on the quotation mark, hold
the mouse steady and press the Left Mouse button. DO NOT RELEASE the Left
Mouse Button. While holding the button down, began moving the mouse to
your left. Notice you are highlighting my name and address. Continue until
you have highlighted the bracket ' > " after .net. Now, carefully release
the Left Mouse Button. My name and address remains highlighted. This may
take a little practice to steady you hand and highlight the name and
address. Don't worry, I didn't do it at first, but faster than Richard
O K, I lied above. One more mouse button to do! Place the Mouse Cursor
on my highlighted name (cursor may be just a vertical line and not an
arrow) When the cursor is on my name and address, press the Left Mouse
button. You will see a new menu with some words "grayed out", which means
they will not work in the menu at this point. However, Copy and Select All
are in dark letters. Place the Mouse Cursor on Copy and Click the RI:GHT
Mouse Button. The Menu disappears and the email screen reappears. What
did you do wrong? Nothing!!! BUT just don't press the right mouse button
until ready to use the email address you just saved.
OK, If you want to try for a doughnut :-) , send this message back to me.
With the message showing, press the reply or reply to all key. Now, you
will see TexasCzech@egroups.com showing as the "to" address. Put your
Mouse Cursor at the end of .Com in the "to" Field, press the Right Mouse
button . You will see the Menu come up with the words Paste and Select All
in dark letters. Put the Mouse Cursor on Paste and press the Left Mouse
Button. My name and address appears on the line. Just put your cursor at
the front of texasczechs and press the delete key, deleting the
texasczechs@... address. The message will come to me.
The address you saved in this manner remains present to use. If you send
this message back to me, I surged you delete the majority of it (you will
still have the original message you received on your computer). Place your
Mouse cursor anywhere in the message and press the Left button, put the
cursor over Paste and press the Left Mouse button and my name and address
appears again. It will stay there until you save another message, word, or
sentence, or turn off your PC. Before you do that, try putting it on some
Lotto Tickets :-)
Sorry for the length, but you can now find a senders message and
automatically place it in the message to send to an individual, or do it
Well, they say problems come in threes. Whose next? Probably me. But I
will laugh about it, and hope you will, too.
Sir John, Earl of Berkshire
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