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MS Excel: Sum It Up Super Quick

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Often I find myself writing a sum formula in MS Excel. It’s not difficult and with Excel’s Formula AutoComplete it really is simple to do, but today I have a technique that can improve our efficiency when it comes to this particular formula. Continue reading

We all know that Find & Replace can definitely save lots of time and energy for a variety of situations… find out where you can get a Writer extension to expand your Find & Replace abilities. Continue reading

Learn to turn Excel’s Formula AutoComplete feature on or off without going all the way into the programs options. Continue reading

Learn to password protect your Writer documents to keep the content from prying eyes. Continue reading

Need to add text to your slides that you do not want edited in the usual manner? Whatever it is that you’re looking to have on all slides of a presentation you’ll want to read this to find out how. Continue reading

I know who sent it but I just can’t find the right one…
When going from folder to folder, sorting each one by sender and then looking through the lists isn’t on your “To Do” list then here’s a quick alternative. Continue reading

Many of us, for a variety of reasons, will use field to insert information such as the current date. You actually have two options, an automatically updating or a fixed date…

Which type have you put into your document? Continue reading

Need to smooth things out in a too-tall row on an Excel worksheet? Give this alignment trick a try… Continue reading

If you’re someone who uses Writer’s date field in your documents then I’m sure you’ve found that it looks like this: 06/15/11. But what if you’d like something else? Continue reading

Setting identical animations multiple times on a slide is a pain… If you agree, then you’ll want to take a look at this tip on how to avoid all the repetitious work. Continue reading

Reach virtually any command in MS Excel with this incredibly quick keyboard shortcut! Continue reading

We all know the convenience of selecting cells using the Shift and Ctrl keys with the mouse… but if you’re not into key combination or just aren’t good at using them then here’s the keyboard free way to accomplish your goal. Continue reading

MS PowerPoint: Reducing File Size

Monday, July 4th, 2011

We’ve all done it… created an awesome presentation and found that when finished that the file size was huge!

While disk space my not be a huge issue for you, these monstrous files can be a pain to move from place to place.

Numerous pictures in a presentation will definitely inflate the file size, but the concept of

Tired of trying to select an object on an OpenOffice.org Impress slide? Here’s the one-two punch to make the problem disappear! Check it out! Continue reading

It happens to all of us – we’re working on a spread sheet and we find that we need to calculate something but we just want to quickly get the information we need without all the formula writing nonsense. Thank goodness there’s a calculator! Continue reading

Many times when we’re working with data in a spreadsheet we need to know the sum of a range of data. Here’s a couple of suggestions for finding the sum of cells quickly. Continue reading

I find that often I will cover objects on my presentation slides so that the animations or whatever will work correctly. However, when I need to select those hidden items, it can be quite a painful experience. There is an easier way, and it’s right here! Continue reading

Often we need to Spellcheck a document in a foreign language and, unfortunately, we don’t have one. Until now, that is… Continue reading

Sometimes you’ve got a placeholder in your presentation that contains a SmartArt, table, text or whatever that you want to use elsewhere. The problem is that when you copy then paste the item it shows up in the other program a total mess! Learn the easy way with this tip! Continue reading

MS Excel: A Quick Outline… Or Not

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Cell borders in Excel are used for an infinite number of reasons: to draw the readers attention to particular information – to visually separate one type of information from another and a lot more. Here’s a quick primer. Continue reading

Do you know the difference between relative and absolute references? April expands on this, plus the power of the $ symbol in this handy Open Office Calc tip! Continue reading

Most Excel users know that if you have data in a cell you can use the fill handle to increase the selected cell range down a column or across a row. Well, what if that range is more than one? April explores. Continue reading

Looking to get rid of the page number on the first page of an Open Office Writer document? You need to check this tip out, then! Continue reading

With the release of Excel 2010 we have another quick, easy-to-use and powerful tool to take a graphic look at the trend found in a set of data… Sparklines. Continue reading

By now we’ve all found the Format as Table button on the Home tab of the Ribbon will take a range of selected cells in turn them into an easily and beautifully formatted table, but did you know there’s an easier way? Continue reading

Looking for a way to easily insert title rows into Open Office Calc before printing? No luck so far? Let April be your guide in this handy tip! Continue reading

There are times when we need our OneNote notes transferred to MS Word, PowerPoint or Excel. Maybe we’re sending them to someone who doesn’t have OneNote or maybe we need to incorporate them into a document. Whatever the case, here’s how you do it! Continue reading

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