PC Doctor June 26, 2015

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Dear PC Doctor:
           
         I don’t have internet at home.  I use wireless service when I’m out places, like McDonald’s or the library.  That means I can’t look at my e-mail when I’m home.  Is there a way for me to save an e-mail message to a flash drive so I can look at it later, without internet?
           
          Thanks, Roger
 
Dear Roger:
           
         There is a way to save an image of your email message to your flash drive so you can look at it later, when you’re not connected to the internet.  It’s not especially straightforward!
 
            Plug your flash drive into a USB port on your computer.  Log into your yahoo account.  Open the message you want to save.  At the top, there is a menu choice called “More.”  Click that.  Choose “Print.”  A new window will open.  Click “Print” again.  (You’ll see it in the upper left of your screen this time.)  When the print window opens, change the destination of your file.  At first, it should list a printer.  Click the button that says “Change.”  Next to where it says “Local Destinations,”  click “Manage.”  Choose “Save as PDF.”  Click “Save.”  You will then be prompted to choose a destination and give the file a name.  Choose your flash drive, which should be showing along the left side of your screen.  Lots of steps but – Voila!  You now can look at that e-mail message without being connected to the internet.
 
Until next time … Happy Computing!
 
         PC Doctor
 
 

Posted: to Athol Library News on Thu, Jun 25, 2015
Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

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