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Automated Quick Parts

August 8, 2012 Categorized in: Word

Q. Can I have a shortcut to insert a Quick Part?
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?

Change your style: Word docs

July 29, 2011 Categorized in: Word

Making a change to a currently used style is a piece of cake. Simply format a selection of text that carries the style you want. Then right-click the selection, choose Styles, then update “style name” to Match Selection …
4 great tips for using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook to help you manage your holiday tasks.
Columns are easy in Word 2007 and Word 2010! On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group you’ll find a button called Columns. There are 5 default selections and a More columns selection to customize your column layout.
SmartArt is one of the biggest timesavers in the newer versions of Microsoft® Office. Especially useful for PowerPoint® and Word, it is a powerful way to represent ideas in pictures, which is the preferred learning method for between 1/3 and 2/3 of the population, depending upon which expert you ask.
With the release of a stable new operating system, Windows 7, many organizations are making the leap to the newer versions of Microsoft® Office. There are five “must have” tips that will get you over the hurdles of the revolutionary new interface and back to work.

Word Tables and Delimited Text

August 23, 2010 Categorized in: The Office Tech ProWord

If you’ve ever spent anytime copying and pasting text data into Word tables or trying to get data out of tables and into a simple list in a document, these tips might make you grumble a little. The good news is you’ll never have to do that again!

Getting MS Office help that helps

June 23, 2010 Categorized in: ExcelWord

Ever sought help in Microsoft Office—only to feel like you needed more help? Melissa P. Esquibel, a Microsoft Certified Trainer who writes “The Office Tech Pro” blog, offers these tips for getting the right help fast, so you can get back to your task:

Tips to make Word more efficient

April 26, 2010 Categorized in: Skills CheckWord

Work more efficiently in 2007 Word, says PC World columnist Rick Broida, with a few useful tips: 1. Print multiple copies of select pages. 2. Remove hyperlinks from text. 3. Add filler text to your document.
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Avoid sending big files back and forth with your boss—try Dropbox, a virtual hard drive … Hold a web conference free and invite up to 20 guests, with DimDim, which Inc. magazine calls the best in its class … Print less by taking advantage of the less-popular settings in your Print dialogue box …
Imagine typing only about half of what you do now. With typing-expansion software, you can turn words you type often into abbreviations. For example, type “t” for “the,” and “ty” for “thank you.” What shorthand did for handwritten note-taking, this software can do for typing.