The Office Tech Pro

What’s new in Sheets?

November 4, 2019 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Do you keep up with what’s going on with G Suite? There’s no happy paper-clip guy in G Suite (or even in Microsoft!) anymore. Stay on top of what’s new at https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com, and check out these newer features of Sheets.

Why can’t I do this in Sheets?

October 7, 2019 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Most casual users of Excel will notice very little difference between Excel and Sheets. For those that are a little more advanced, some things that are missing might be frustrating. Here are a few from my experience and their workarounds.
Using infographics and pictures in your Slides presentations is a good way to promote understanding. Many people relate to pictures better than bullet points when it comes to communicating information. Slides provides several options with both photos and diagrams.
Sharing is good, but when document sharing is actually a part of business operations, sharing from a personal drive isn’t the solution. In the G Suite world, the solution is Team Drive.
Is the transition right for you?
Use Keep to share a small project with someone else.

Inside Google Drive

March 4, 2019 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

What do you know about Google Drive? There are quite a few features that make it a great place for files, whether you want to share your thoughts or the editing load with others or prefer to keep it all to yourself.

Is Google+ really gone?

January 7, 2019 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Google’s tepid entry into establishing a new social media platform fell short of expectations. The question now is what this means for Google+ users.

What’s new in G Suite?

December 3, 2018 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Google is releasing new functionality all the time for G Suite. Here are some gems from the last few months.

Dealing with duplicates in Sheets

October 1, 2018 Categorized in: The Office Tech Pro

Most tools and functions that you can use in Microsoft Excel are also in Google Sheets. However, Excel has some robust tools to handle duplicate data. Until Sheets catches up, should its architecture allow it, there are some workarounds.
Animation in presentations should always serve a purpose. Let’s look at the scenarios and how animation can be applied to make your message clearer while presenting.
When you’re crafting a large document, switching around to different windows to apply content you’ve already collected or new research and images from the web can be cumbersome and frustrating. Using the Explore panel in the Google Docs app can make this process much simpler.
Spent any time Googling how to sort your email messages in Gmail? Pretty frustrating, right? Here are several ways to find the needles in the Gmail haystack.