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Archive for the ‘MS Office Help’ Category



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

How to Use the Insert Key

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Is the Insert key completely useless? Actually, it isn’t. In Microsoft Word it has a couple of functions you may be surprised to learn about. Continue reading

This article tells how to open a Microsoft Word 2010 document in an earlier version of Word using one of two methods. Give it a look! 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

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

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

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

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

Here’s a tip for those of you who have fought with MS Word to keep certain lines of text together… tired of using things like page breaks and blank lines to force the issue? Then here’s the tip for you! 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

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

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

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

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

Fix Send and Receive in Outlook

Monday, June 13th, 2011

If you’re having trouble sending and receiving email in Outlook, this tip describes a couple methods for addressing possible causes. 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

Sick of your web browser opening up when you’re looking for PowerPoint templates? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way! Check out this awesome office tip now! Continue reading

Like the title says: When it Comes to Bulleted Lists, Where You Click Can Make a Big Difference. Learn the secrets by checking this MS Office article out! Continue reading

Looking to change the size of a picture, Clip Art or drawing shape that you’ve inserted into an Office 2010 file? Use your keyboard! Continue reading

Here’s a useful MS OneNote tip that will teach you how to create an Outlook task from OneNote Notes. Give it a look! Continue reading

Blank MS Word Document by Default

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Check out this handy MS Word tip that will show you how to make it so a blank document opens by default every time you start the program. Continue reading

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