Typing is undoubtedly one of the most important skills that anyone can learn. Every worker, from personal assistants to corporate executives, is more productive when he or she knows how to type quickly and accurately. In fact, being able to type at a rate of at least sixty words per minute opens up opportunities for career advancement that would not otherwise be possible!
|When you learn how to type, your productivity will soar through the roof. Deadlines will seem much more manageable and you'll be able to do more in a limited time period. Generally, people think faster than they are able to type. So when you speed up your typing rate, you can eliminate time spent in putting your ideas onto the screen and spend more time brainstorming or revising.|
Most of the products and services we enjoy today involve typing at some level of their production. Instructions have to be typewritten onto packages and manuals. Government and social-service organizations have to enter information into computerized databases. It takes a skilled typist to write magazine articles, to compose emails, to use the Internet, and to do almost anything with computers.
|As any child who has played online typing games can tell you, learning to type can be fun and exciting! Innumerable sites offer tutorials, exercises, games (our personal favorite is TyperShark), and tests for those who are just learning to type. So get your fingers on the keyboard and start practicing!|
Bonus: Have you ever wondered how people type those special characters like the degree symbol onto memos, logo products, and print advertisements? They aren’t hard to produce! You just use some simple alt codes. Make sure number lock is on, hold down alt, type in the digits of the symbol you'd like to make, and voila! Special characters will be yours!
COMMON SPECIAL CHARACTERS
The following cheat sheet briefly explains a few of the most common special characters and which key combinations you need to create them.
® – hold down alt, type 0174
• – hold down alt, type 249
© – hold down alt, type 0169
™ – hold down alt, type 0153
½ – hold down alt, type 171
¡ – hold down alt, type 173
¿ – hold down alt, type 168
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