Making the transition to Office 2007 easy!

Love to see comments like this one I received today!

“I love your website! You make changing to Office 07 much more better with all your tips and stuff. The way you say it makes me understand, purchase and get the idea more better. Thanks!” – Michael, pharm Houston, for sale USA

Keep the comments coming, and let me know what you want me to write about.ย  I now have my hands on a RTM copy of Office 2007 Professional, so I will be pumping moreย Office 2007ย Tips, Tricks and Tutorials in the coming weeks.


TNP ๐Ÿ˜‰

Office 2007 has been Released to Manufacturing (RTM)

Exciting news!!!  My sources at Microsoft have all been spruiking that Microsoft Office 2007 has now reached the magic milestone that is RTM.

If you are a MSDN subscriber, tadalafil you can expect the gold code to be available in the next few days.

If you are a consumer, check we still need to wait until early next year to purchase Microsoft Office 2007 from the shops!

So now that Office 2007 is available, are there any areas that you need me to cover?  Over the next week or two I think I will get back to basics and build tutorials that cover the products (Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007 to start with) from the ground up!

If you have any suggestions… please leave a comment and let me know.

TNP ๐Ÿ˜‰

[tags]Office 2007, RTM, Tutorial[/tags]

Printing in Word 2007

Don’t worry!  Printing in Word 2007 is just as easy as in Word 2003… in fact it is even easier.

Where do I find the button to Print in Word 2007?

First – click on the Office Orb (the circle with the office logo in the top left hand corner of the screen… where you would have found file in Word 2003).

Second – move your mouse down to the ‘Print’ option.

Third – make your choice between ‘Print’, ‘Quick Print’, and ‘Print Preview’

What is the difference between Print, Quick Print, and Print Preview?

Good question!  Print is just like how print used to be in Word 2003.  Clicking on Print will display the print dialog box, where you can select things like the printer, the number of copies, and what pages you want to print.  Once you have selected all your options, you can click OK, and Word will send the document to the printer.

Quick Print will print one copy of the document with the default printing settings – so if you have more than one printer set up on your computer, it will print to the one you have marked as default.

Print Preview will display how the document would look if you were to print it on paper.  Print preview is a great way to check if your document will look as professional as you want it to look!

[tags]Printing, Office 2007, Help[/tags]

Groove 2007: How to create a workspace

The first thing you will want to do (after setting up your Groove account) is to create a workspace, cialis so you can start collaborating.

There are a few options to choose from when creating your workspace, purchase depending on what you plan to collaborate about.

The Standard Groove 2007 Workspace

The Standard Groove 2007 Workspace includes a Files tool and a Discussion tool.  You can add more options later, site but this is basically your bare bones collaboration space.

To create a standard workspace, click on “Create new Workspace” from the Groove Launchbar, type in the name of your workspace, ensure the “Standard” radio button is selected, and then click ok.

The File Sharing Groove 2007 Workspace

Using the File Sharing workspace, you can synchronize a windows folder across different computers.  The best part is that you can access the synchronized folder from any Windows Application.

To create a file sharing workspace, click on “Create new Workspace” from the Groove Launchbar, type in the name of your workspace, ensure the “File Sharing” radio button is selected, then click ok.

Groove 2007 Workspace Templates

If you have a specialized project or task you want to collaborate on, there are many different templates available for free which you can use.  To browse the available templates, click on “Create new Workspace” from the Groove Launchbar, and then select “Browse Templates”

This will take you to a webpage which lists a number of different templates grouped by the type of business you are in (Enterprise, Government or Small Business), or the specific function you are after.  The one I am most excited about is the “Annual Marketing Programs” template, which allows you go keep track of all the marketing programs you have on the go across a distributed marketing team!!!

The other option here is to create your own custom workspace, which could include any of the following tools:

  • Calendar – for marking dates
  • Chess Game – for building team morale
  • Discussion – for conversations
  • Files – for storing stuff
  • Forms – for collecting and viewing data
  • InfoPath Forms – for collecting and viewing data
  • Issue Tracking – for the status of issues and incidents
  • Meetings – for the management of agendas, action items etc.
  • Notepad – for editing text
  • Pictures – for sharing graphics, photos etc
  • SharePoint Files – for synchronizing with a SharePoint library
  • Sketchpad – for drawing stuff

Which option should I choose?

If you are just starting out, I would create a standard workspace.  This way you get used to the basic functionality of Groove 2007, and understand how it works without the complexity of added features.  Once you have the basics nailed, go straight for the workspace templates and start collaborating!

[tags]Groove 2007, Workspace, Collaboration[/tags]

Groove 2007: What is so special about it?

Glad you asked!  Groove is one of those tools (like OneNote), that at first you think… why would I use that, but once you start, you realise that your life would suck without it!

What is Groove 2007?

Groove in the broadest sense is a piece of software which allows you to collaborate with people.  But not just people in your workplace, but your business partners, customers, or anyone you want!  The best part is that you do not need the IT department to create a site for you, or open up ports in the firewall, or actually be online to use it!  That’s right, you can be offline (away from the network) and still access a local copy of your collaborative workspace.  Once you log back on, Groove will sync the workspace with all of your colleagues.

But why would I want to use it?

Ever dealt with customers via email (if you answered yes, then go purchase Groove 2007 licenses now, and read the rest of this whilst you wait for them to arrive!).  Do documents get lost in the email, or do you find it hard to keep track of what you have shared with each customer?  Why not build a secure workspace, invite your customer to participate, and then collaborate!  You both have a secure place to share documents, chat about ideas, and send and receive messages.  I like to call it unstructured structured collaboration (if you get my drift).

Personally I use Groove all the time… so I will focus my next few posts on how you can take advantage of this great product to bring your friends close, and your customers closer!

[tags]Groove 2007, Tutorial[/tags]

Word 2007: Undo

A number of people have asked me…

The New Paperclip… I made a big mistake, sick now how do I undo my changes in Word 2007?

Thanks for the questions… yes the Undo command has moved a little from previous versions of Word.  You can now find Undo (as well as Redo and Repeat) in the Quick Access Toolbar.  The Quick Access Toolbar lives in the top left hand corner of the screen.  Have a look at the image below, I have circled Undo so you know where it is for next time.

Note that you will also find Undo in the same spot (in the Quick Access Toolbar) in PowerPoint 2007, and Excel 2007 ๐Ÿ™‚

[tags]Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Excel 2007, Undo, Tutorial[/tags]

Screencast: Introduction to the New Ribbon UI in Word 2007

The first of hopefully many screencasts is now live on The New Paperclip.ย  This Screencast is an introduction to the new menu system in Word 2007, tadalafil called the Ribbon UI.

The Screencast, click An Introduction to the New User Interface in Word 2007, covers the basics of what the Ribbon is, what the tabs are and why they are there, and how to find your favourite Word commands (for example, how to change the font, its size or colour, as well as where the File menu is)

This is a Word 2007 tutorial for beginners.ย  Future screencasts will dive into deeper topics, but this is a nice starting point!ย  Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

[tags]Word 2007, Tutorial, Screencast[/tags]

System Requirements for OneNote 2007

Thinking about purchasing or deploying OneNote 2007?  Probably a good idea to take a look at the following requirements to see if your hardware is up to scratch (these also apply for the entire Office suite)

OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later (or Windows Server 2003 or higher)

CPU: 500 megahertz (MHz) or higher

RAM: 256 megabytes (MB)

Hard Disk: 2 gigabyte (GB) or higher

Monitor or Screen Resolution: 800×600, store 1024×768 or higher recommended.

To check if your computer meets the requirements, remedy go to this Office Online Help page for more information

[tags]OneNote 2007, Minimum Requirements[/tags]

OneNote 2007 week starts on The New Paperclip!

That’s right… the for the next week… 7 days… 168 hours (that’s 7×24 hours thanks to my old pal Calc!) I will be living and breathing Microsoft OneNote 2007.  So sit down, strap yourself in, and get ready for some great OneNote reading!

So to kick OneNote 2007 week off… lets have a look at what OneNote is?

Straight from my old friends at Microsoft…

Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 is a digital notebook that provides a flexible way to gather and organize your notes and information, powerful search capabilities so you can find what you’re looking for quickly, and easy-to-use shared notebooks for teams to work together more effectively.

Whoa… there are a lot of powerful words there that this paperclip just doesn’t understand.  Basically, OneNote is a great tool which you can use to collect things you want to collect, and then search for them later.  Just like a notebook, but electronic, and no paper! 

How do I use OneNote?  If I am surfing the web, or reading a document, and find a paragraph or something I want to keep for later reference, I just copy and paste it into OneNote.  I can copy and paste text, links, emails, pictures, PowerPoint presentations, audio, pretty much anything I like!

So basically, if you want to organise all your note taking, research or brainstorming… OneNote is the way to go!

Next up we will look at the specifics of using OneNote 2007!

Till next time

TNP ๐Ÿ™‚

The New Paperclip gets serious!

OK… this paperclip has had a very busy week.  My day job has been pretty stressful lately.  To pay the bills, cure I spend my time holding together some very important documents!  Recently more and more pages have been added to the document… and basically I am feeling the stress now!  I am trying to convince my old friend bulldog to take over… and luckily he said yes!  So now I am free to concentrate on The New Paperclip, diagnosis and tell you all about my favourite tips, tricks, techniques, tutorials, and terrific help articles on Microsoft Office 2007!  Hopefully I will be regularly putting together plenty of content for you all you Office 2007 lovers out there!

… in fact, read the next post for more!