June Tip of the Month

Another helpful Windows 7 feature for the busy individual who needs a way to keep track of everything is Sticky Notes. Already as necessary as pencils and paper clips, Sticky Notes just got more useful.

Now in Windows 7, you can put notes up on your desktop, change its color with a click, and speedily resize, collapse, and flip through notes. That means no more shuffling through piles of papers on your desk to find the note you left for yourself.

To find Sticky Notes on your computer just click on the windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.

Then type in stick notes into the search bar and click on the Sticky Notes under Programs.

After that you will see a Sticky Note appear on your screen.

You can then click on the note and type anything important you  need to remember.

To resize the Sticky Note click and drag the bottom right corner of note.

Add another note by clicking + in top left corner of note.

Delete  your  note by clicking the X in the top right corner.

You can change the color of the note by right clicking on it and  selecting one of the six different colors.

You can format text, add bullets to make a list, or change the text size by using keyboard shortcuts.

Here’s how:

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. Use the following keyboard shortcuts to format the text on your note:

    Type of Formatting

    Keyboard shortcut

    Bold text


    Italic text


    Underlined text




    Bulleted list


    (Press this keyboard shortcut again to switch to a numbered list.)

    Increased text size


    Decreased text size



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