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Archive for the ‘MS Office Help’ Category



Learn a quick, no copy-and-paste method to get stuff into OneNote without all the added rigmarole! Continue reading

MS Outlook 2010 gives you some pretty cool options when it comes to redundant e-mail conversations. Check it out here! Continue reading

MS Excel: Insert and Paste In One Step

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Here’s a super-helpful MS Excel tip that will teach you the painless way to insert and paste rows and columns. Continue reading

Here’s an interesting little gem that will allow you to copy formatting such as headers, footers and paragraph settings from one file to another without a whole lot of hassle. Continue reading

Resetting Spell Check in Word

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

If the spell checker in MS Word has stopped working, this tip describes methods for getting it back up and running. Continue reading

If you’ve recently switched from a menu-driven version of Office to Office 2010, then you may still be trying to adjust to the Ribbon. Thankfully, Microsoft has put help for this situation out there. Continue reading

If you’ve ever wanted to create a really cool and interesting calendar then I’m sure that you’ve tried to use something from the MS Word templates. Those aren’t bad, and definitely have potential, but can’t compare to what PowerPoint has to offer when it comes to graphics and design. Continue reading

Check out this handy Office Tip on how to find the Reading Level and Other Readability Statistics Pertaining to Your Document. Continue reading

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now the Error button that pops up whenever Excel’s Error Checking feature thinks that there may be something wrong with a cell’s contents. Well, what if there are no errors? Continue reading

Sorting Sent Email in Outlook

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Karen from the Oaks NSW Australia asks:

I’m running Outlook 2007. I save my incoming email messages to various folders, so that I don’t fill up my Inbox. However, if I move sent messages from my Sent box to these folders, they lose their To Information and just show that they are from me. When I’m looking for

Unfortunately it happens way too often – we receive a worksheet containing numbers but the cells were formatted as text.
Too bad we need them as numbers! Thankfully, there’s a quick and easy solution! Continue reading

Have something to say to the makers of MS Office? Well, if you can fit everything in 1000 words or less, you’re in luck! April has found just what you’re looking for! Continue reading

Wondering what happened to Normal View in MS Word? You may have found Draft View as a substitute, but is there any way to make it stick? April explores an answer. Continue reading

Need to place a graphic in MS Word to an exact location? This helpful MS Office Word tip is just the medicine! Give it a look now and put those graphics where you want them easily! Continue reading

Have documents you access a lot? Check this handy MS Office tip that will teach you how to “pin” regularly access documents with ease! Continue reading

Ever found yourself staring at a column of data trying desperately to figure out how you’re going to peel out the portion of the data in each cell that you actually need? With the right formula anything is possible! Check it out! Continue reading

Be default, when we tell Excel to print we end up with whatever worksheet is currently selected spitting out of the printer.

Usually that’s great since it’s exactly what we want most of the time… but what about the other times?
You know, when you wanted the entire workbook or even multiple worksheets, but not all of them?

Learn how to remedy this problem by reading this tip! Continue reading

Are you looking to put a little space in-between your MS Word paragraphs, but don’t know where to find the option to do so? April has your answer right here, and it’s easier than you think! Continue reading

MS Excel: A Locked Cell is Not a Cell Protected From Changes

If you’ve ever found yourself nosing around the Protection tab in the Format Cells dialog box then you’ve probably found that the Locked check-box was selected and possibly thought that your worksheet was safe from changes made by others…

Controlling Spell Check in PowerPoint

Friday, April 15th, 2011

When the wavy red line became a part of the Spell Checker feature, I fell in love with it. I like that I know immediately when and where there is a problem.

On the other hand, I also know that I spend more time actually composing my writing, since I frequently stop, go back and fix those errors as they occur. It takes

MS Word: Insert Text Boxes That Come With Their Own Pizzazz

I often find myself using text boxes in Word for a variety of reasons… often it’s something that needs to stand out from all the rest of the text, or needs to be very mobile… and let’s face it, moving plain text around is just a pain.

Some people have one central location where they open Office files from on a regular basis… but others have several locations, and it’s a bit of a pain to constantly navigate from one location to another.

The more files you open, the bigger that pain becomes until it’s an all out headache.

You’ve got to be

There are certain things that we’d all like to have when we begin a new Excel workbook… such as number of worksheets, font, font size, etc…

For many people, this seems like an elusive process, since there are so many places to investigate looking for the old Default button.

Fortunately for all of us, a few

Here’s a tip that I recently found and put to immediate use… so I thought I’d share.

My sister had a birthday not too long ago, and a couple of friends and I decided to take her away for a few days on a getaway – no kids – no husband… only “the girls” were going on this one!

There are times when I’ve found myself working in MS Word, and I’ve needed a title or header for a page or section that was more of a title bar… something like this:

To create it, I could choose a text box and then format it appropriately but the reality is that  it’s not

It’s not uncommon for us to find ourselves dragging a picture or drawing object around a document to place it where we need it, and then to turn around, go back to the Ribbon to set the word wrapping.

Let’s face it, sometimes it feels like a good 10 minutes before we’re done tinkering with these basic things, after inserting a picture

Many of us use the Print Screen button to capture screenshots… basically it’s a copy of whatever was on the screen when you hit the button and then it’s available to paste into your programs.

You may also know about the advantage of combining the Alt key with the Print Screen – it captures only the active window or dialog box.

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