Office 365 is almost here

Ok… so being The New Paperclip you know I love everything Office. Well my old friends at Microsoft are just about to launch something new. It is a little different to the Office that you are used to though. But don’t worry, it is a good thing!!

They call it Office 365.

So what is Office 365? Well if you run a small business, or are a manager at a larger one, you might be interested. Office 365 gives your business:

  • Email & Calendar functionality so you can manage your day
  • Office Web Apps, so you can view and edit your documents, spread sheets and presentations from any computer with an internet browser
  • A website for your business
  • The ability to instant message, video conference and set up professional online meetings

All of that out of something Microsoft calls “The Cloud” – that is just a fancy way of saying you don’t need to run your own servers if you don’t want to – Microsoft will do it for you.

The other exciting part is that instead of paying hundreds or thousands of dollars up front for the above, you get to pay per user per month. Depending on which Office 365 version you sign up for… you can also get a subscription based version Office 2010 on your desktop as well, without having to pay up front!

If any of the above sounds like it would help your business, you should check out Office 365 at www.office365.com

In the mean time, here at TheNewPaperclip.com we are broadening our content – we are now publishing tips and tricks and other articles that will give you all the Office 365 Help you need. You will see more and more of that content appear over the next few weeks and months.

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Create your 2011 Calendar in Word 2007

Hi – looking to see how to create a 2011 calendar in Word 2010 – click here.

With 2010 behind us in most parts of the world, stuff now is the time to start creating your own 2011 calendars using Word 2007.

It is a lot simpler than you think!  Here is how you do it.

1) Make sure you are connected to the internet

2) Click on the Office Orb in the top left hand corner of the screen (the old file menu)

3) Click on “New”

4) In the “New Document” dialog box that appears, on the left hand side you will see a long list of different template types you can find on Microsoft Office Online.  click on “Calendars”

5) Click on “2011 calendars”

6) Pick your favourite design from the dozens that appear!  Once you have selected the one you like, just click “Download” in the bottom right hand corner

7) After Word downloads the Calendar, it will appear ready for you to use, edit or print straight away.

It couldn’t be any simpler than that.  Wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead!

‘till next time!

TNP 😉

Create your 2011 Calendar in Word 2010

Well it is New Years Day in most of the world – Welcome to 2011!!!

So with that in mind lets figure out how to create a 2011 Calendar using Word 2010.  Creating a personalised calendar – whether a simple month view or something a bit more complicated which you can record appointments, mind see the lunar phases, ask or public holidays – is an absolute breeze.

Here is how to create a 2011 Calendar in Word 2010:

  1. Go to the File menu, pills and click New
  2. Look at the Office.com Templates section.  If you are connected to the internet you will see a folder called “Calendars”.  Click on it!
  3. Click on “2011 Calendars”
  4. Select your preferred style from the library of calendar templates.

 

Simple as that – now you can go ahead and personalize the calendar to suit your needs, save it, print it out, and be more organised in 2011!

‘till next time!

TNP 😉

Sort Low to High in Excel

Do you have a column full of numbers in Excel 2007 that you would like to sort from lowest to highest, rx or smallest to biggest?

To sort from low to high in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

1) Select the cells you want to sort

2) Click on the “Data” tab of the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Sort & Filter” group

4) Click on the “Sort A to Z” button – it is the one that has an A on top of a Z with an arrow pointing down.

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

The file menu is back! Welcome to Office 2010

So if you are a bit of an Office freak like me, online you will know that Office 2010 was RTM’d last week (Released to Manufacturing – a fancy way of saying “yep, its ready”).  It will be available in the shops in the next few months, but if you are a corporate customer with a volume licensing agreement – or you have a subscription to MSDN or TechNet – you will find you can get the Office 2010 bits, and product keys already.

With RTM comes a shift in content here at The New Paperclip.  Whilst I will still produce Office 2007 content, there is a whole new world of Office 2010 that is to be explored, documented, and published in easy to understand language just for you kind folks!

Before we get into the nitty gritty of Office 2010 – there is one thing I would love to share with you.

One thing that most of you will like (and people that work on IT Helpdesks will LOVE) about Office 2010 is that the File Menu is back!  Well, technically it never left, but in Office 2007 it wasn’t called the File Menu, it was simply this weird looking “Office Orb”. 

So IT Managers – if you are looking for a quick win to cut your helpdesk calls dramatically (you know… all the ones that were like “Where has Print gone”, Where has Save gone” etc) – just upgrade to Office 2010.  Because everyone knows, you find them in the File Menu.  And you will not get as many calls about

“What is that funny looking circle thing… what do you mean you want me to click on it?  It doesn’t look like a button!”

If you are upgrading to Office 2010 – make sure you subscribe or check back regularly for more tips, tricks and tutorials.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Sort High to Low in Excel

Do you have a column full of numbers in Excel 2007 that you would like to sort from highest to lowest, view or biggest to smallest?

To sort from high to low in Excel 2007, sickness Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

1) Select the cells you want to sort

2) Click on the “Data” tab of the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Sort & Filter” group

4) Click on the “Sort Z to A” button – it is the one that has a Z on top of an A with an arrow pointing down.

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Mastering Office 2007 Workshops

I have had a lot of feedback from readers of TheNewPaperclip.com, discount and those that subscribe to the Office 2007 tips newsletter.  People are screaming out for short, see concise courses that will help them do overcome annoying challenges, and do amazing things with Office 2007. 

These people – maybe you – have had thoughts like “How do I get Outlook to do this?…”, “How can I get my document to look as great as Jenny’s?…”.  “How come everyone says how good Brad’s PowerPoint slides are?”

There are plenty of different ways to answer those questions – maybe you have tried some of them, like courses or books.  But they are not for everyone:

  • Maybe you live in a remote area and can’t get to an instructor lead class because the closest one is 1, 2, 3, or even 6 hours away by car.
  • Maybe you think that reading a bland text book that is 600 pages long is not fun (I AGREE!)
  • Maybe you just want to interact with someone who will be able to give you the answers you need?

If you answered yes to just one of the above – then it sounds like the Office 2007 workshops I will be delivering during the next few months will be exactly what you need.

Are you like many of your fellow TheNewPaperclip.com readers and want to improve your capability and confidence with Office 2007?

If so – these four 2 hour workshops are designed just for you. 

  • Overcome Email Overload with Outlook 2007
    Get to know the key features of Outlook 2007 to help you mange your mail – plus time saving techniques that will enable you to conquer your inbox
  • Crunch Numbers Faster with Excel 2007
    Confidently apply formulas, create charts, and communicate complex data with meaning using Excel 2007
  • Create Better Looking Documents with Word 2007
    Build documents for your workplace, club or school that you can be proud of using Word 2007
  • Deliver Better Presentations with PowerPoint 2007
    Forget boring bullet points – learn the techniques professional speakers (and their designers) use to build compelling slide decks using PowerPoint 2007

 

The workshops will be delivered online, will be interactive, and attendance will be strictly limited to ensure everyone in the workshop gets the results they are after.

For more information as it becomes available over the next few weeks – including dates, times, and workshop prices – and to be one of the first to find out when bookings for each of the workshops have opened – register your details here:

 

By the way… if you pre register you will have access to a multiple workshop discount as well!

So if you are ready to get the most out of Office 2007 – make sure you register for more information, and then book into one of the workshops… coming soon.

‘til next time!
TNP 😉

Insert a new blank page in Word 2007

Do you want to quickly insert a blank page into your Word 2007 document?  Instead of hitting enter 40 times, pilule why don’t you use the Insert Blank Page button?

All you have to do is:

1) Make sure you are on the “Insert” tab of the ribbon

2) Look for the pages group – on the left hand side

3) Click on “Blank Page”

 

Now you will see a blank page appear in your document where your cursor was.  To add multiple blank pages, just keep clicking that “Blank Page” button!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Create a 2010 Calendar in Word 2007

With 2009 almost behind us, medicine now is the time to start creating your own 2010 calendars using Word 2007.

It is a lot simpler than you think!  Here is how you do it.

1) Make sure you are connected to the internet

2) Click on the Office Orb in the top left hand corner of the screen (the old file menu)

3) Click on “New”

4) In the “New Document” dialog box that appears, on the left hand side you will see a long list of different template types you can find on Microsoft Office Online.  click on “Calendars”

5) Click on “2010 calendars”

6) Pick your favourite design from the dozens that appear!  Once you have selected the one you like, just click “Download” in the bottom right hand corner

7) After Word downloads the Calendar, it will appear ready for you to use, edit or print straight away.

How easy is that!  Happy New Year!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Enjoy Christmas with Word 2007

Oh My!  Hasn’t Christmas snuck up on us this year!  Just over two weeks until the big day, physician I thought I might share with you some great resources over at Office Online which will help you make the most of Christmas this year!

1) Christmas Clipart!

Are you looking for some pictures or artwork to make your home made Christmas Cards look amazing!  There are over 100 pages of Christmas Clipart available at

2) Holiday Letter Tutorial!

This is a great course that will help you create a decorate a newsletter, create mailing labels for your envelopes, and create some holiday decorations.  It is about 30 minutes long – but will be a great investment of your time this Christmas to help you spread the holiday cheer!

3) Create your own Holiday Greeting Cards!

Another great resource to help you great special greeting cards to share with your family and friends – from the traditional, to the new age multimedia greeting cards with PowerPoint.

So there you have it, three great resources to help you make the most of Christmas this year!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉