Melissa P Esquibel

Best practices: Editing and being edited

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Supporting someone who writes many reports or creates a lot of media content can be challenging. They may be really good writers, but every good writer knows that editing is vital. If this task falls to you, setting both of you up for success can make this process consistent and one of continuous improvement.

Teams can do that?

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Q. I’ve found a list template that works for me in Teams, but I don’t need all the columns. How can I change it to fit what I need?
The problem with viruses, malware, ransomware and other things that can ruin your day or level your organization’s network is that they keep changing. While it’s unimaginable to be doing business without automatically updating virus/malware software installed on everyone’s computers, it is also good to stay up to date on the latest scams arriving in your email inbox. Here are some things to watch out for.

Word conundrums: Dynamic content

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Word

Q. When I use wrap text features for pictures in my Word doc and people view it in Word Online, it doesn’t look the same. What can I do to get pictures to look right in Word Online?

Where are my emails going?

July 6, 2022 Categorized in: OutlookThe Office Tech Pro

Q. I see an email when I search, but it doesn’t appear in my inbox. How can I tell where these are going?
Using proper project management techniques will help you keep things on track and have eyes on ways to improve your processes. There are a few tech tools you have right in front of you that can help.
Three Excel tools to ease your workload.
In many organizations, administrative professionals are the unofficial, de facto help desk people. People go to you because you’re always doing miracles, seem to be able to figure anything out and get everything done. Here are two techniques you can employ to make the most of the time you spend helping people and reduce the number of repeat performances necessary for a single issue.

Excel: Versioning in the Cloud

June 2, 2022 Categorized in: Excel

Q. I’ve inherited a workbook from a colleague who is no longer at the company. She was really good at Excel. The problem is, I can’t quite figure out what this file is connected to. Is there a “one-stop shop” for that in Excel?

Word: Saving tables as Quick Parts

May 4, 2022 Categorized in: Word

If you’ve spent a great deal of time crafting a table in Word to look exactly the way you want it and plan to use that table again, you can easily recreate it in any document with Quick Parts.
While a good communications policy can help set boundaries and give guidance, a little examination of our own biases toward certain types of electronic communications can go a long way to giving value and being seen as valuable in our careers.
Can you have a video of the speaker on a slide? … I want to use a video in my presentation but record my own audio. Is that possible?
If you use macros or add-ons in Sheets, your heart may have skipped a beat when you no longer saw the Add-ons dropdown menu. The good news is that it’s all still there!