Office Technology

Cut way down on your keystrokes, with these Outlook tools that let you mine information that’s already in your files.

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January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Word

Format type faster with these shortcuts

November 1, 2004 Categorized in: Time ManagementWord

Speed text changes with the following keyboard shortcuts after you highlight the text:
How well do you understand the general guidelines for preparing presentations? Take this quiz. And visit these web sites to find ways to improve your presentations:
Just because e-mail is handy doesn’t make it efficient. Indeed, three out of four people delete an e-mail before they finish reading it, a recent survey found.

Use Word to build better templates and forms

September 1, 2003 Categorized in: Word

When creating a form letter or other document template, the field code feature in Word versions 97 and higher can come in handy. With dozens of field codes available, you can manage everything from inserting information that is automatically updated to creating drop-down lists that allow users to choose which information to insert.
Using the computer toolbar again and again to pull down the same functions is monotonous and stifles productivity. Ursula Faix, of Sarasota, Fla., offers her time-saving strategies of bypassing drop-down menus so “every command I need is one click away. For me, the most important time-saving technique in Microsoft Word and Excel is to customize the toolbars,” she says.
If you’re like most professionals, you use Microsoft Word every day. Take a few minutes now to customize your Word workspace by tailoring the built-in spelling and grammar checks on your computer to meet your specific needs. Here’s how:
Thousands of people deliver Power-Point presentations each day, and most could sharpen their message if the slides were less distracting. Here are some techniques and guidelines to do that: