Office Technology

Turn your cell phone into a BlackBerry

September 1, 2007 Categorized in: InternetPhone Skills

You don’t need a BlackBerry or a Smartphone to stay in touch with your e-mail, even when you’re away from your desk. Thanks to three free services, you can monitor updates from important people (i.e., the boss) when you’ve been waylaid, stuck in a long meeting or dashing around on errands.

Get more mileage from your best PowerPoint

September 1, 2007 Categorized in: PowerPoint

Turn your best PowerPoint presentation ever into a custom template.
You can’t do much in Excel if you store dates and times as text. When you store them as numbers, though, endless possibilities exist.
Bring yourself out of a bad mood by jotting down your bad feelings, advises Darlene Minnini, Ph.D., author of The Emotional Toolkit .  

Passwords, please

June 1, 2007 Categorized in: Internet

Want an endless supply of good passwords? These online tools can supply them, or even store them for you.

Avoid post-vacation e-mail deluge

June 1, 2007 Categorized in: Outlook

Summer vacation comes to an end, and before you even finish unpacking you’re already dreading the e-mail deluge waiting in your inbox at work.

Oops! Didn’t mean to send that message

June 1, 2007 Categorized in: Outlook

We’ve all sent the “oops” reply. Here’s how to avoid it: Set up a Rule so all e-mail messages go out two minutes after you click “Send.”
Create a quick-and-dirty Excel chart in one keystroke.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates uses digital tools to get things done. No surprise there, but are you using any of his top tactics?
The new PowerPoint 2007 has had some work done to it. If you haven’t checked it out yet, take the new version for a “test drive”…
Headed to a conference soon? Plan a better business trip for you or the boss with these five tips.
Make it easier for people to visit your company’s Web site in a single click.
Your co-worker, Marie, sends you a venomous e-mail, detailing how she feels you mishandled something … and she copies your boss. Now what should you do?