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How to cut, paste, reply to a Craigslist ad, and attach a file to an email

How to ‘cut and paste’ text

  • Move the mouse to the beginning of the text to be highlighted.
  • Left click and hold the button.
  • Drag the cursor (move the mouse) to the right and down to highlight the text.
  • When you reach the lower right corner of the text, release the mouse button.
  • While the text is highlighted (blue or black), move the cursor to the blue area and right-click.
  • A small menu will appear.
  • Move your 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.
  • The right button of the mouse.
  • In the pop-up menu, move your mouse down to where it says ‘paste’ and click on that.
  • The copied text will now be inserted (pasted).

Responding to an email craigslist ad

  • 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 your hand) and sliding it to the other end to make it blue.
  • Then release the left button.
  • Move your finger from the ‘hand’ cursor to the blue area and right click. A small menu screen will appear.
  • Click copy to copy that email address.
  • Login 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 on the ‘To’ box and click ‘Paste’ to paste the email address into the window.
  • Put something in the “subject” box (like “my resume”)
  • Add information in the ‘body’ of the new email and click ‘send’.
  • Now check your email inbox from time to time to see if anyone responds.

Attach a file (like a resume) to an email in ‘gmail’ or ‘hotmail’

  • Login to your email account.
  • Click to create a new email (‘Compose Mail’ in Gmail or ‘New’ in Hotmail).
  • In the ‘To’ box, enter the recipient’s email address.
  • Put something relevant in the subject box.
  • In the body (big box) tell the recipient what the email is about.
  • Just below the “subject” box there is a button (or link) that says “insert” or “attach”.
  • When you click the button (or link), a window will appear.
  • In this window, you will navigate to the file to be attached as described above (Find your folder in Windows) if the file is in ‘My Documents’.
  • If the file is on a USB stick, follow the instructions above (How to find your USB stick 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.

Attach a file (such as a resume) to an email in Yahoo Mail

  • Login to your email account.
  • Click to create a new email.
  • In the ‘To’ box, enter the recipient’s email address.
  • Put something relevant in the subject box.
  • In the body (big box) tell the recipient what the email is about.
  • Just below the “subject” box there is a button that says “attach”.
  • Clicking the button (or link) will bring up a window with several “browse” buttons. Click on a ‘browse’ button. Each button will attach a separate file.
  • In the window that appears, you will navigate to the file to be attached as described above (Find your folder in Windows) if the file is in ‘My Documents. If the file is on a USB stick, follow the instructions above (How to find your USB stick 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.

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