Melissa P Esquibel

A Microsoft® Certified Trainer, Melissa Esquibel combines her 25+ years experience in information technology with a background in training, technical writing and business risk analysis. Her goal: To take you from "No, how?" to "Know how!"

Content Posted by Melissa P Esquibel

PowerPoint: Why SlideMasters?

Q. I’m always customizing my slides even though I use a SlideMaster. Why should I even bother with a SlideMaster?

Four Things a Nightmare Excel Workbook Taught Me

If you’ve ever inherited a workbook that has been passed down from several individuals without a lot of Excel knowledge who had a very definite idea of what they wanted, but not how to get it in the best way possible, learning opportunities abound. Here are the biggest lessons that came out of a real whopper …

Three Word problems, three Word solutions

Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel takes to the Help Desk to respond to reader questions about MS Word.

Outlook hints for meeting replies and calendar analysis

Readers ask what to do about managing large numbers of meeting replies and how to analyze calendar data from previous years.

MS Word quick tips

Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel shares three tips to get the most out of Word.

Taming SharePoint Document Management

One of the hardest things to do is to get people to put things in the right places. Even when you had “sub-sub-sub-sub” folders on your network drive, people still put things in the wrong spots. With the Content Organizer feature activated in your Document Center site, all they will ever have to do is upload their documents into a Drop-off library. SharePoint does all the routing based on content type and other parameters you set up. Here is how it works.

The old Word page number quandary

Q. When I add a cover page and mark my page numbering “different first page” the first page still stays Page 2. Any suggestions?

Where to start when you need to organize your files

Q. I really need to get my files organized. Do you have any strategies I could follow to get started?

Getting FlashFill to work the way you need it to

Q. I can’t get FlashFill to work in Excel 2013. What am I doing wrong?

SharePoint 2013 Q & A

Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel offers two quick SharePoint tips.