Office Technology

Windows 10 power user tips

July 19, 2016 Categorized in: Internet

Windows 10 has been around for a year, but plenty of people are still unfamiliar with it.

Microsoft Office Notes: May ’16

May 1, 2016 Categorized in: Excel

Keeping minutes; find/replace; formatting

Step Saving with Slide Masters

April 6, 2016 Categorized in: PowerPoint

If you do it right, a well-designed Slide Master can save you loads of time making small changes to individual slides.

The email collaboration challenge

January 30, 2016 Categorized in: Outlook

Is there a better way to make comments in reply email text other than different font colors?
If you’re sending the same email message over and over and it requires attachments or rich text, such as bold, italic or colors, you can’t use a Quick Step.

Excel: Spot duplicate rows

December 6, 2015 Categorized in: Excel

The Conditional Formatting tool on the Home tab, Cell Styles group offers something called Highlight Dupli­­cate Values. Before you start jumping for joy, it really means values, not rows.

Outlook: Can I add attachments to a Quick Step?

December 5, 2015 Categorized in: Outlook

There are two workarounds for this when you realize your options are limited.

3 PowerPoint habits to eliminate

November 20, 2015 Categorized in: PowerPointPresentations

Strategic communications advisor Stephanie Scotti is ready for bad PowerPoints to be eliminated from the workplace. She offers three solutions to help break this pattern.

Accessing shared calendars on your smartphone

November 5, 2015 Categorized in: Outlook

It seems smartphone users will not be able to see items in calendars other than their own for the time being, but there are a couple of things to try before accepting “No” for an answer.

PowerPoint: Why SlideMasters?

October 7, 2015 Categorized in: PowerPoint

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

Windows 10: Time to take the plunge?

September 3, 2015 Categorized in: Internet

Windows 10 was released July 29, and while plenty of people are using it now, you may still be wondering if the up­­grade is right for you, says tech reporter Martyn Casserly. The operating system offers many new features and improvements, and Cas­­serly provides some additional reasons you might want to give it a test drive.

The magic of Excel 3-D references

September 2, 2015 Categorized in: Excel

Q. Is there an easier way to create a formula across work sheets than clicking on each cell you want to add to the formula?

Three Word problems, three Word solutions

August 5, 2015 Categorized in: Word

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