Simple Wave Cheatsheet from Googles Pamela Fox
While we were at the google wave usergroup Pamela gave us a simple ‘Working with Wave Cheatsheet’. There are other guides out there but they seem a bit complicated for some of the simple things I’m trying out – such as a practical way for co-ordinating documents, recording meetings, adding links for everyone.
Working with Wave Cheatsheet
Things to do when you’re editing a blip
- Cancel a blip you accidentally just made: ESC
- Add a pic: Drag and drop a photo from your desktop into the blip
- Add links: use the neato link icon in the formatting bar
- Formatting: CTRL – 5 for bullets, CTRL – B, CTRL – I, + other normal formatting keys
- Stop editing: SHIFT-ENTER
Things to do when you are not editing a blip ( you’re in read mode)
- Go to next unread blip: spacebar
- Start editing: Hit CTRL-E or double click and select EDIT
- Add an inline reply: Double click on a world, select REPLY
- Start a new blip: ENTER or CTRL-R
Other neat stuff to think about
- Resize / Minimize / Maximize: Get some control over your WAVE workspace
- This can be useful for small screens or big waves
- The URL ‘remembers’ state of the widows, which waves’ selected, search panel query and so on!
- Adding participants
- You can add someone via the + sign in the wave panel or by drag-and-drop from the Contacts panel
- You can’t undo (can’t remove participants) for now.
- Saved searches: great for cleaning up your inbox or giving you alternate views
- SAVE SEARCH button in the middle-bottom wave (eg for participant:jsmith ‘weekly agenda’)
- Folders: Put waves somewhere so they don’t get lost. Just drag and drop, or use the MOVE TO menu
- GAH! GO AWAY! Make use of Archive and Unfollow [mute] – similar to Gmail
- Archive removes a wave from your inbox until it’s edited or replied to
- Unfollow removes a wave from your inbox until/unless you re-follow it
- TRASH: it’s your personal trash can. Throwing a wave away doesn’t affect others view of the wave
- Private replies: great for leaving notes for yourself or having ‘side converastions’ with others.
- By default, you’re the only one who can see a private reply.