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!"

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SharePoint: Two mysteries solved

Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel answers two reader questons on SharePoint.

Focus on SharePoint: Q & A

Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel addresses three questions on the features of SharePoint.

Unclutter Your View with Categories

If you use Categories in Outlook to identify and classify priorities or the type of work you have to do, you can work in a much less cluttered view of your Inbox. After categorizing your new items, click on the column heading called Categories.

Spotting PowerPoint revisions

Q. Someone revised my PowerPoint presentation. How can I see exactly what they changed on each slide?

3 things NOT to do in Excel

Melissa Esquibel points out some common Excel blunders.

Annoying Visual Aids in Word (and why you might want them)

Markup from Track Changes First of all, know that whether or not you see editing markup tracked with Track Changes, it’s there. It may show up when exporting to other programs like Adobe. The only way to actually get rid of the markup is to acc...

Selection Pane Magic in PowerPoint

There’s a little-known tool in PowerPoint called the selection pane. From the Home tab in the Drawing group, locate the Arrange drop down button. Choose Selection Pane at the bottom of the list. The order in which the objects are listed is also the front to back order of the layers. The top most item is at the top of the “stack.” The little eye icons on the right of each layer will make it visible or hide it. This makes it much easier to work with multiple objects that are layered on top of each other and revealed by animation.

Fun with animation in PowerPoint

Q. There’s a cool “gears” Smart­­Art element. Can I animate it so the gears spin?

Getting organized in SharePoint

Q. We just switched over to SharePoint 2013. How do I add a library?

Working with Pivot Tables

Q. How can I avoid changing the data source each time my source data grows?