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You can do IT in later life

May 2006

You can do IT is a regular feature of aimed at trying to help laterlife visitors make the most of Information Technology on or off the web. 

Jackie Sherman who runs the You can do IT Question & Answer section is an IT trainer and author. Jackie has spent her career in education and specialises in teaching IT to adults. Her courses for adults include such topics as MS Office, the Internet, e-mail and basic web page authoring.  

Jackie has also written several books - you can find more details about these by clicking here. Jackie has also been running a course specifically for over 50s.

Via Jackie aims to particularly help those new to IT and the web to build up knowledge and confidence, so no question is too basic. At the same time she will cover Q&As for the more experienced user. 

So if you would like to ask a question of Jackie, or if you have discovered something which may be of interest to others in making the most of the web, then she would love to hear about that too. Why not email her

May 2006


Q: Can you tell me how to jump from one page of a document to another, as it would be very useful in a long document.


A: The answer is to add bookmarks. One click of some relevant text will take you to a marked position on a new page or just to the top of the actual page you are reading.

To add these links, you must bookmark the position you will jump TO, and then create the clickable text you will move FROM.

1. Select the text or just click in the position you want readers to go TO and then go to Insert – Bookmark.
2. When the page opens, give your bookmark a name – without any spaces – and then click Add.
3. Now move to the place readers will be moving FROM and type some suitable text e.g. Click here to move to page 5.
4. Select the text and then click the Insert Hyperlink button or use the menu option and select Insert – Hyperlink. In the window that opens, click the Bookmark button and select the named bookmark you created earlier.


5. When you click OK, you will see the bookmark prefixed by # in the Address box. Click OK to return to the document.

6. Test the link by holding the Ctrl button as you click on the (now underlined and coloured) text. You should move to the position you bookmarked.





Q: How can I add a link within a document to a different file, or even a page on the Web?


A: This time, use the hyperlink facility. To add a link to a website: type and/or select the text that will be clicked and then click the Insert Hyperlink button. In the window that opens, type in the full website address (URL) in the Address box. Make sure you see all the address, including http://. For a file, locate the correct folder in the Look in: box and select an actual file within your computer.

Click OK and you will have made the link.


Q: What are "comments" for and how can I use or delete them?


A: Again, on the Insert menu, you have the option to add a little tag to a document that can contain useful reminders or updates which don't change the actual document text or layout.

Position the cursor where you want the comment to appear and then select this option from the menu. Type in your text into the red bubble that will be offered.



You can only see the comments if you select "Final Showing Markup" on the Tracking toolbar. Add the toolbar by right-clicking an empty part of any toolbar and selecting Reviewing.

To delete the comment, click it and then click the Delete button on the toolbar.




View previous editions of YoucandoIT for more useful Questions and Answers

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