Gmail, Tricks and Techniques

How can you make space in Gmail by deleting promotional and social emails?

Recently, I faced a problem. My Gmail memory space had become full. I solved this problem by deleting the emails from the Social and Promotional folder in my Inbox. Now, many people will not know how to select all the emails from a folder aka Social or Promotional. Actually, it is very simple to select all the emails and delete them in one go.

Please follow the steps as follows:

  1. Click on the Social folder tab in Inbox.
  2. We know there is a checkbox before every email. Also, there is a checkbox for selecting all the emails on that page. Click on this checkbox.
  3. You will find a message – “All the hundred conversations on this page are selected”. Next to it you will find – “Select all 18,149 conversations in Social”. Click on it.
  4. Then you will find a message – “All 18,149 conversations in Social are selected”.
  5. Click on the delete icon to delete.
  6. It will ask a confirmation, click OK.

It will take some time and all the emails in Social folder will be deleted.

Tricks and Techniques, Word Tricks and Techniques

Using Find and Replace to Delete Certain Patterns of Words from the Word Document

Few days before, needing to remove certain pattern of words from a MS Word document, I came across a wonderful idea. Every line had two words in the starting followed by a space and a “(“. I opened the “Find and Replace” option by using shortcut key “Ctrl + H”and checked on the “Use Wildcards” option. In “Find” textbox, I entered “(*)[(]”. Entering nothing in “Replace With” textbox, I pressed the “Replace All” button and phew! The pattern was removed from the starting of all the lines.

Find and Replace is a great way to make changes in a Word Document without having to do it manually on every occurrence if they follow a certain pattern. It is one of the examples of smart work and saves a lot of time and effort.