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Office 2013: How Much Should I Pay?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Jack’s confused by the price range he sees for Office 2013. We look at what he can expect to pay and the Office 365 alternative. Continue reading

The copy and paste function in Lore’s Outlook isn’t working. We help troubleshoot. Continue reading

As part of a program they call Student Advantage, Microsoft is offering free access to Office 365 Education to students attending schools that have a license for Office 365 ProPlus or Office Professional Professional Plus for use by their faculty and staff. Continue reading

In The News 06-21-2013

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

In The News 6-21-2013: Ford brings buttons back to cars, MS Office come to iPhone and Facebook gets #hashtags. Continue reading

Microsoft has changed its mind about Office 2013. The company had previously announced that if you purchased Office 2013 and the computer it was installed on failed, you were just out of luck. But thanks to angry consumers, that policy is changing. Continue reading

Advanced Office Password Recovery

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

If you’ve forgotten your Microsoft Word document password, recover it for free with the Advanced Office Password Recovery program. Continue reading

Simplify your life by bringing in your Outlook and Google calendars onto your iPhone in one step! Continue reading

Learn to control task panes in your Microsoft Office Programs with just a few keystrokes. Continue reading

MS Word: Watermarks in Under a Minute

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Learn how to quickly insert ready-made or custom watermarks into your Word 2007 & 2010 documents. Continue reading

MS Excel: Your Inserting Options

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Do you know your options when you insert a row or column into and MS Excel worksheet? No? Then here’s what you need to know when it comes to some fast formatting choices for those new rows and columns. 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

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

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

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

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.

MS Word: Pick and Choose Which Non-Printing Characters to Display

If you’ve ever used Word’s ability to display the non-printing characters in a document, you know how helpful it can be to visually verify information such as the actual number of spaces, tabs or paragraph marks present.

However, when you use that feature you

MS Word: Using a Spreadsheet Within a Document

On more than one occasion, I’ve found that within a document I’ve needed to present data that really should be set up in Excel.

Don’t get me wrong, Word’s tables are great, but when it comes to calculations and numeric data displays, Excel wins hands down.

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