The Office Tech Pro

You know the frustration of incorporating a new logo into presentation decks with dozens of slides. Chances are you can cut your work exponentially by taking advantage of the master in Google Slides.

How do I do that in Sheets?

January 3, 2018 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

If you’ve recently made the transition from Microsoft Office to Google Sheets, you might think you’re missing some treasured features. You just need to know where to look and perhaps a few differences in how they work.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your own personal translator wherever you go? Well, you do! Google Translate allows you to translate words and phrases, and even upload whole documents for translation.

Keep vs. OneNote vs. Evernote

October 2, 2017 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Depending on how deeply you or your organization is entrenched in Microsoft or Google technology, you will look to different types of note-taking apps to meet your needs. Let’s review and compare three popular (or soon-to-be popular) offerings.

Voice typing in Google Docs

September 6, 2017 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

The Docs app in Google Drive allows you to “type” a document with your voice. This can come in handy when you want to create a document with instructions on how to do something, while you are doing the thing the document is about. It is often so much easier to describe the steps while you are doing them.

Is Google+ still a thing?

August 7, 2017 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

You still see the logo sprinkled about, but if you’re not already a Google+ devotee, you might wonder why with all the other big social players around. Here’s the what and why of Google+ with some decision-making fodder for jumping on (or off) the bandwagon.

Present online like a pro

May 2, 2017 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

With Google Slides you can create and present slides online. And there are tools that can make it more interactive and more dynamic.
By creating custom columns, we make it easy to locate documents quickly and in any arrangement that makes sense for a particular use.
Google forms is an easy way to launch a survey or create a form to place on your website.

The art of SharePoint governance

October 3, 2016 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Without a few guidelines, rules and boundaries, SharePoint can quickly become a weed-ridden mess in which it’s hard to find what you need.
After firing up Sheets in Google Drive, click on the Sheets icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. You’ll see template options for starting up a new spreadsheet. Let’s take a little tour…
If your organization uses SharePoint 2010 or greater, you can create, fully featured, automated surveys without using an external app or software.

PowerPoint questions answered

April 6, 2016 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Re-arranging a presentation; dealing with an inherited presentation that does not fit your style.