Office Technology

PowerPoint animation: Two for one

February 2, 2023 Categorized in: PowerPoint

Q. I want an animation to come in not with and not before but while another animation is playing. How do I get it to do that?

Outlook: Follow up on Action Item alerts

February 2, 2023 Categorized in: Outlook

You have probably noticed Action Item alerts pop up in Outlook, but did you know that you can schedule a reminder to revisit later?

Excel: Easy dates with smart chips

January 5, 2023 Categorized in: Excel

When the simple math of adding 7 to today’s date to figure out what next week’s same day date is becomes cloudy, try using the @date smart chip.

PowerPoint Tweak Tips

January 5, 2023 Categorized in: PowerPoint

Q. I’ve just started with an organization that is very precise about its branding colors. How do I adjust colors to make sure I have the right one?

Is anything using this cell?

December 8, 2022 Categorized in: Excel

You’re about to get rid of a cell in an Excel worksheet because it appears superfluous. But is it?

Excel: Uncover hidden worksheets

December 8, 2022 Categorized in: Excel

You see the worksheet tabs at the bottom of the Excel window and assume that’s all of them. But it might not be.

Avoid copies to prevent ‘dirty data’

December 8, 2022 Categorized in: Excel

Let’s look at three approaches you can take in Excel, which provide just the needed data, so it is tied directly to the source data.

3 tips for sharper PowerPoint presentations

November 3, 2022 Categorized in: PowerPoint

Check out the eyedropper tool, the remove background tool and backup themes.

LOOKUP luck

November 3, 2022 Categorized in: Excel

Are VLOOKUPS passé? … Why do I get #N/As on my VLOOKUPS even when the lookup information is there?

3 ways categories ease your Outlook processes

October 5, 2022 Categorized in: Outlook

Using categories for Outlook email triage, calendar management and tasks.

Change your view in Outlook

October 5, 2022 Categorized in: Outlook

Q. Can I simplify my inbox so I don’t miss anything?
When too many collaborators create a disorganized report, get it back under control using styles.

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?