Dystechnologica — ADD Tip o the Day 467

With ADD or ADHD, or possibly with aging(?), it is possible to be over whelmed by technology.

Why do half my posts suddenly turn bold and why can’t I unturn them?  Why do my posts and Emails suddenly turn to small print while I’m in the middle of writing them?  Why when I put a link in something does everything else I put after that get underlined and why can’t I fix it?  Why can’t I make selected words in my posts be the size I want them to be? And why are some of my paragraphs semi bold and some semi drab?

Nonetheless, I limp along and get something done, even if not quite right.  But those were not rhetorical questions; I am hoping to get some tips from you.

So I guess the Tip o the Day is to ask for help.

And maybe that I don’t have to seek perfection.

By the way, I seem to be getting the hang of my new iPhone 5 c and i love it.  More about that later.

PS I actually wrote this post some time ago, and didn’t post it (dystechnologica?).  That was before I ran my Iphone 5 c thru the washing machine (dyswashologica or dysiPhonica?).  I now am loving my iPhone 4.

doug

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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12 Responses to Dystechnologica — ADD Tip o the Day 467

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  3. homey- thank you for your kind offer. I have been trying to figure out exactly what the problems are, but they are random and erratic, so it’s hard to be specific. have figured out that the control button and mouse wheel together are part of the problem and maybe part of the solution.
    i do the typing in wordpress – should i try word and then pasting?
    thanks
    doug

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    • homemakersdaily says:

      Those are definitely the hardest ones to figure out. I do my typing in word and then copy and paste into wordpress. It’s definitely worth a try. That’s the thing -you just never know what will work. It’s usually some small thing you just stumble on. You can also do a google search on your specific problem and sometimes you can solve it that way. If you keep trying, you’ll figure it out.

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  4. mommaadd says:

    Hi Doug. I thought of another way for you to get more comfortable with your computer. Youtube has many, many good videos that serve as tutorials. Some are task-specific, so if you have a specific question, type it in the search box. You will surprised by the number of videos that pop up. Good luck!

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    • momma- thank you for the suggestion. I’ll have to figure out what to search, just “computer” or “technology” isn’t likely to do it. So I put in “wordpress” and came up with a ton of tutorials. Will try that!
      thanks
      doug

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  5. mommaadd says:

    I cannot believe these darned iphones don’t come with tutorials! Teenagers are great with all technology. They are all experts. I don’t know how old your grand children are, but if there is a teenager in the group, ask for a few lessons. My 16 year-old daughter bails me out all the time – on the computer and the iphone. You can also do a search for iphone instruction, etc. on your computer. In my opinion, you are doing great. You manage a blog! That’s fairly advanced. I know I couldn’t do it.

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    • momma –
      my grandson here is 11, but he gives me i phone lessons. the 16 year old just visited and helped out with some computer things. so you are right on, and i am blessed with these tutors. doing ok with the phone, but still struggling on the computer, seems to have a mind of its own.
      as always, thank you for commenting
      doug

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  6. homemakersdaily says:

    Are you typing your posts directly into wordpress or typing them somewhere else and pasting them into wordpress? There might be some stray formatting that’s causing problems.

    You should be able to highlight sections and then go up to the format bar and select the formatting you want – bold, not bold, etc. I have wordpress.org so mine is a little different but I would be more than willing to help you. I’m just trying to figure out how I can without having you give me your log in and password.

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  7. scott-thank you for your kind comments, am very glad the book and blog are helpful to you. as for the computer, i use the stumble along blindly method.
    and as always, thank you for the most welcome comments.
    best wishes
    doug

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  8. Scott Marckx says:

    Just know you are not the only one. I’m 47 and I’m no good at computers. You are way ahead of me with having a blog and even knowing how to post on it. My wife helps me when I get into computer trouble.
    I’m glad you didn’t wait until you figured out the computer stuff all the way to do your book and blog. They have been very helpful to me, and I’m sure many others.

    Thank you!
    Scott

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