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Start an Internet search on a word or phrase in your OpenOffice.org file from within your OpenOffice.org program. Two quick steps to the information that you need. Continue reading

MS Excel: Sort Direction Choices

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Is your Excel data set up “backwards” for the purposes of sorting? Don’t transpose your data – take charge and make Excel change its sorting direction to meet your needs. Continue reading

If you’re going to see a screen tip when you hover over the link, then it might as well be something more useful than the old “Click to follow link”! Learn how to customize your hyperlink screen tips here. Continue reading

Here’s an OpenOffice.org extension you can use to import and export GoogleDocs, Zoho and WebDAV files right from inside your OpenOffice.org program suite! Continue reading

Learn to “right-click” correct your spelling errors in Microsoft Word without running the Spell Check or using your mouse! Continue reading

MS Excel: Change a Chart’s Location

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Unknown to many, once a chart has been created it is not locked into that location. Learn what your options are and how to make a chart move locations here. Continue reading

Handouts are often a necessary element of a presentation… keep your audience from frantically copying everything on each slide with handouts designed to meet your specific needs. Continue reading

A well placed mouse click on your vertical scroll bar will mean a world of difference between randomly flying through your files and a controlled movement. Learn how to control your scroll… Continue reading

Let MS Office transfer SmartArt information from one layout to another. Continue reading

Learn to add exceptions to OpenOffice.org Writer’s AutoCorrect settings for abbreviations and two capital letter words. Continue reading

Learn to create an index for your Word documents in a fraction of the time you’d think. Continue reading

Learn how to disable or remove the OpenOffice.org extensions that you don’t use. Continue reading

Do you really use all the buttons located at the bottom portion of Outlook’s Navigation pane? I know that I don’t and yet they are visible, taking up space… Learn how to design a Navigation Pane that works best for you. Continue reading

MS Word: Table of Contents

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

It’s not uncommon to use a table of contents or to dread the work it takes to create one manually. All the formatting involved can be the stuff of nightmares for weeks on end. Here’s what you need to know in order to avoid those nightmares for good. Continue reading

Accidentally grabbing and dragging the fill handle? Find yourself staring at a piece of data you didn’t place in the cell and have no idea how it got there? Here’s an idea to try… Continue reading

Out with the Document Map and in with the Navigation Pane.
Use the Navigation Pane in Word 2010 to rearrange the sections of your document. Continue reading

Learn how to make sure that hidden slides do not end up in your printed handouts with this easy-to-follow Open Office tip! Continue reading

Often when we filter data it’s to use that data subset somewhere else… so we filter, select the set of data, copy it, move to the new location then paste. Learn to do all those steps via a single dialog box. Continue reading

MS Outlook: Block Senders From Your Inbox

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

We all have them… the messages that come in over and over but we don’t want them and no matter what we do they still keep on sending them. If you’re looking to have them bypass you Inbox then here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of buttons on your tool-bars? Here’s a quick and easy way to temporarily get a bit more information about a specific button without actually using it and then regretting the choice. Continue reading

If you find yourself frequently going back to edit the last Word file closed, then I’m sure that you’d find it extremely helpful to start Word and that last file at the same time… Learn how to create a shortcut to do just that. Continue reading

Much to our dismay it’s not uncommon to have blank lines throughout a long, long list of data. Removing them manually can be a very time consuming, headache generating and all around frustrating experience, but what’s the alternative? Continue reading

If you create and use custom slide layouts then you’ve probably wondered about the prompts in the text and content boxes… can they be changed? Absolutely, and here’s the place to learn all about it! Continue reading

MS Office: Finding the Close All Command

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Tired of closing each Word document separately? Learn where to find the Close All command in the newest versions of Microsoft Office. Continue reading

OpenOffice.org: Paste Button Options

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Looking for a quick way to complete a “Paste Special” in an OpenOffice.org program? No problem… here’s a super-quick tip that you’re going to love. Continue reading

Looking for a few more modern looking templates to use in OpenOffice.org Impress? Here’s the tip for you! Continue reading

MS Word: Embed Fonts

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Most of us have seen the results of moving a file to a computer that doesn’t contain the fonts that were used in its creation. The font substitution will wreak havoc on your file… find out how to avoid this problem when sharing Word documents. Continue reading

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