Spellings Across the Pond: UK vs. US English

Of some annoyance to me is the different spellings of the same words between the UK and the USA. I’m in the UK and culturally I prefer UK spellings. But it is not that simple. Microsoft Word that is ‘made’ in the USA seems to ‘think’ that it is fine if I spell prioritise as … Read more

Italicise text between speech marks using advanced find and replace in MS Word

All of this post is my notes. It is not designed for ‘you’. I use advanced features of find and replace in MS Word. I write my notes like self-talk because I’ve noticed that in a few months’ time I may not remember every aspect of this. Challenge Recently I wanted to find an easy … Read more

Learning how to use software

Lots of people are content to refer to themselves as luddites when it comes to things technological. The main reason for that is the sense of camaraderie and support from equally dim people. How would I know? I’ve seen and experienced the phenomenon too many times over the last 20 years. Cognitive miserliness The underlying … Read more

A problem fixed

So – for the last 2 years I have realised that many images in posts were not showing. Those were mainly before 2015. That as annoying but not in need of an urgent fix. I tried loads of thing that didn’t work. But – I kept on researching the problem every two to three months.  … Read more