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3 great Excel questions

May 30, 2012 Categorized in: ExcelThe Office Tech Pro

Some people ask why I keep teaching these applications. “Don’t I get bored?” Not with great questions like these! I solved one of the following questions awhile back for my own use. The other two started out as “I don’t know, let’s see…”
I want to right align part of a line. For example, in a résumé the company name might be flush with the left margin, but the dates of employment should be flush with the right. How do I do that?
If you design diagrams with layered objects, especially with animation, it can be a bit frustrating to keep things stacked the way you like as you make changes and add movement. Here are a couple of tips to keep your sanity with layered objects.

Picture perfect: camera apps

May 10, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

The iPhone is perhaps the most-used digital camera in America, according to The Wall Street Journal. Though the iPhone comes with a camera, some people snap with these apps:

Set yourself up for Twitter

April 9, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

If you spend any time at all on Twitter, you’ll eventually run into this problem: It’s overwhelming. A person can easily be consumed by constantly scanning the scroll of a Twitter feed. You can’t possibly read it all, of course. The solution: Twitter lists.
Hold a mobile device at eye level to avoid “text neck.” Dr. Dean Fishman adopted the phrase after seeing a huge influx of younger patients visiting his chiropractor facility … Avoid writing redundant combinations that give readers a sense of “deja vu all over again” …

Share social media with just one click

March 13, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

Social networks are all about sharing: news, images, accomplishments, questions, recommendations and of-the-moment nuggets of information. Here’s a humorous (and accurate) take on the difference between social media tools:

Apps just for faxing

March 7, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

Next time you need to send a fax, use your smartphone. Fax apps allow you to take a photo of a document, crop it, spruce it up and then send it out.

3 search tips

February 24, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

Tips for better searching, from Alexandra Samuel’s “Love your life online” blog: 1. Beef up your syntax. 2. Add another search engine to your browser. 3. Try Delicious, rather than Google.

Banish these LinkedIn buzzwords

February 22, 2012 Categorized in: AdvancementInternet

LinkedIn recently came out with a list of the year’s most overused professional buzzwords. Comb through your LinkedIn page and résumé to see if they contain these words and phrases:

Building your online rapport

February 16, 2012 Categorized in: Internal CommunicationInternet

In the age of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the rules of social engagement have shifted ever so slightly. A few tips on building rapport online:
The latest technology trend? Going low-tech and “un­­plug­­ging” to get our most meaningful work done. Many are realizing we may need to take drastic mea­­sures to “switch off.” Here are some low-tech suggestions:
To achieve your goals, you may also need a little help from apps: 21Habit.com, Livifi.com, HealthMonth.com and Stickk.com.