Double Line Spacing in Word 2007

So if you have been reading The New Paperclip for a while, surgeon you will know that the guy behind The New Paperclip is Paul Woods. Recently he delivered two presentations at two separate events – Microsoft’s TechEd Australia Conference, prescription and the community driven OfficeDevCon09. Here are the two presentations available on Slideshare…

web Arial,Sans-serif;display:block;margin:12px 0 3px 0;text-decoration:underline;” title=”Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment” href=”http://www.slideshare.net/pwoods/office-dev-con-09-after-deployment”>Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment
View more presentations from Paul Woods.
View more presentations from Paul Woods.

I hope you enjoy!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Oh My!  Hasn’t Christmas snuck up on us this year!  Just over two weeks until the big day, prosthetic
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 😉

With 2009 almost behind us, healthful
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 😉

Did you know in Word you can automatically select all the text in a document that shares the same formatting?

For example, read
you can select all text that is Arial, click 12pt.  Very handy if you are not using styles, dosage
yet want to apply a formatting change across select blocks of text.

To select text with similar formatting in Word 2007:

1) Select some of the text you want to select

2) Make sure you are on the home tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Editing” group on the right hand side of the ribbon

4) Click on “Select”

5) Click on “Select Text with Similar Formatting”

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TNP 😉

Do you want to quickly change some text from lowercase to uppercase, online without having to retype it?

It is really simple in Word 2007!

1) Select the text you want to change to UPPERCASE

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group

4) Click on the “Change Case” button – which you will find directly below where you select the font size

5) From the menu that appears, decease
click on “UPPERCASE”

Whilst you are there, check out some of the other case options you can have… like Sentence case, lowercase, Capitalize Each Word, and tOGGLE cASE.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

You know there are just some times when you really need to make a point!  And using a double underline is a great way of making sure your readers know exactly what you mean!

Doing a normal, women’s health
single underline in Word 2007 is easy… but what about a double underline?  Well it is just as easy.

1) Select the text you want to double underline

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group"

4) Click on the little down arrow beside the “Underline” button – that is the one that looks like a U with a underline below it

5) Select the underline that you would like to use.

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TNP 😉

Are you doing a school assignment, anorexia
or a report for work, medicine and have been told you need to use “Double Line Spacing

In Word 2007, visit this
is is fairly simple to do just that.

1) Select the text in your document that you want to apply double line spacing to

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Look for the button that has an up arrow and a down arrow, with lines beside them – that is the “Line Spacing” button.  Click on that, and select “2.0” – that is double line spacing.

To change back to the default spacing (1.15) or single line spacing (1.0), simply repeat the procedure above.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Double Underline in Word 2007

So if you have been reading The New Paperclip for a while, surgeon you will know that the guy behind The New Paperclip is Paul Woods. Recently he delivered two presentations at two separate events – Microsoft’s TechEd Australia Conference, prescription and the community driven OfficeDevCon09. Here are the two presentations available on Slideshare…

web Arial,Sans-serif;display:block;margin:12px 0 3px 0;text-decoration:underline;” title=”Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment” href=”http://www.slideshare.net/pwoods/office-dev-con-09-after-deployment”>Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment
View more presentations from Paul Woods.
View more presentations from Paul Woods.

I hope you enjoy!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Oh My!  Hasn’t Christmas snuck up on us this year!  Just over two weeks until the big day, prosthetic
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 😉

With 2009 almost behind us, healthful
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 😉

Did you know in Word you can automatically select all the text in a document that shares the same formatting?

For example, read
you can select all text that is Arial, click 12pt.  Very handy if you are not using styles, dosage
yet want to apply a formatting change across select blocks of text.

To select text with similar formatting in Word 2007:

1) Select some of the text you want to select

2) Make sure you are on the home tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Editing” group on the right hand side of the ribbon

4) Click on “Select”

5) Click on “Select Text with Similar Formatting”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want to quickly change some text from lowercase to uppercase, online without having to retype it?

It is really simple in Word 2007!

1) Select the text you want to change to UPPERCASE

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group

4) Click on the “Change Case” button – which you will find directly below where you select the font size

5) From the menu that appears, decease
click on “UPPERCASE”

Whilst you are there, check out some of the other case options you can have… like Sentence case, lowercase, Capitalize Each Word, and tOGGLE cASE.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

You know there are just some times when you really need to make a point!  And using a double underline is a great way of making sure your readers know exactly what you mean!

Doing a normal, women’s health
single underline in Word 2007 is easy… but what about a double underline?  Well it is just as easy.

1) Select the text you want to double underline

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group"

4) Click on the little down arrow beside the “Underline” button – that is the one that looks like a U with a underline below it

5) Select the underline that you would like to use.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Forward an email as an attachment in Outlook 2007

So if you have been reading The New Paperclip for a while, surgeon you will know that the guy behind The New Paperclip is Paul Woods. Recently he delivered two presentations at two separate events – Microsoft’s TechEd Australia Conference, prescription and the community driven OfficeDevCon09. Here are the two presentations available on Slideshare…

web Arial,Sans-serif;display:block;margin:12px 0 3px 0;text-decoration:underline;” title=”Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment” href=”http://www.slideshare.net/pwoods/office-dev-con-09-after-deployment”>Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment
View more presentations from Paul Woods.
View more presentations from Paul Woods.

I hope you enjoy!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Oh My!  Hasn’t Christmas snuck up on us this year!  Just over two weeks until the big day, prosthetic
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 😉

With 2009 almost behind us, healthful
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 😉

Did you know in Word you can automatically select all the text in a document that shares the same formatting?

For example, read
you can select all text that is Arial, click 12pt.  Very handy if you are not using styles, dosage
yet want to apply a formatting change across select blocks of text.

To select text with similar formatting in Word 2007:

1) Select some of the text you want to select

2) Make sure you are on the home tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Editing” group on the right hand side of the ribbon

4) Click on “Select”

5) Click on “Select Text with Similar Formatting”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want to quickly change some text from lowercase to uppercase, online without having to retype it?

It is really simple in Word 2007!

1) Select the text you want to change to UPPERCASE

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group

4) Click on the “Change Case” button – which you will find directly below where you select the font size

5) From the menu that appears, decease
click on “UPPERCASE”

Whilst you are there, check out some of the other case options you can have… like Sentence case, lowercase, Capitalize Each Word, and tOGGLE cASE.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

You know there are just some times when you really need to make a point!  And using a double underline is a great way of making sure your readers know exactly what you mean!

Doing a normal, women’s health
single underline in Word 2007 is easy… but what about a double underline?  Well it is just as easy.

1) Select the text you want to double underline

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group"

4) Click on the little down arrow beside the “Underline” button – that is the one that looks like a U with a underline below it

5) Select the underline that you would like to use.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you doing a school assignment, anorexia
or a report for work, medicine and have been told you need to use “Double Line Spacing

In Word 2007, visit this
is is fairly simple to do just that.

1) Select the text in your document that you want to apply double line spacing to

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Look for the button that has an up arrow and a down arrow, with lines beside them – that is the “Line Spacing” button.  Click on that, and select “2.0” – that is double line spacing.

To change back to the default spacing (1.15) or single line spacing (1.0), simply repeat the procedure above.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want to produce a document that uses a different paper size than Letter or A4?  What about Legal, nurse
A5, A3, Tabloid, Japanese Postcard or the dozens of other paper sizes available?

Well Word 2007 is very accommodating when it comes to paper size – and it is very easy to change.

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

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Size”

4) Select your preferred paper size

You can also create a custom paper size if you want – just select “More Paper Sizes…” and then “Custom”

Is there a section of text in your document (or your whole document!) that isn’t “English (United States)” or another language.  Well to make sure that your spelling and grammar checks in Word 2007 work well, ampoule you need to make sure that text is marked as the right language.

So how do you mark a section of text as a different language?

1) Select the text

2) Make sure you are on the “Review” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Proofing” group”

4) Click “Set Language”

5) Select your preferred language

Now you can be confident that spell check is doing the right thing!

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TNP 😉

Word 2007 has some fairly powerful translation features that can help you quickly understand what a word is in a different language.

By using the “Translation ScreenTip” you can see the translation of most words simply by moving the mouse over them!

Translation ScreenTip works for the following languages:

  • Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
  • English (United States)
  • French (France)
  • Spanish (Spain, here International Sort)

To turn on Translation ScreenTip:

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

2) Look for the “Proofing” group

3) Click on “Translation ScreenTip”

4) Select the language you want to see the translation for, meningitis
or click on “Turn Off Translation ScreenTip” to turn the translation off.

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TNP 😉

Are you bored of bullets that just look like… well… bullets?  Did you know you can change the look of the bullets in your bulleted lists in Word 2007?

To do so…

1) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the Ribbon”

2) Look for the “Paragraph” group

3) Click on the little arrow beside the “Bullet” button

4) Select a bullet design from the “Bullet Library”, diabetes and Pregnancy
or click on “Define New Bullet”

If you are defining a new bullet, store
you will see that you can select any symbol or picture that you want!  You could literally use a mug shot of yourself as a bullet if you really wanted to!

That could be too much fun!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you bored of bullets that just look like… well… bullets?  Did you know you can change the look of the bullets in your bulleted lists in Word 2007?

To do so…

1) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the Ribbon”

2) Look for the “Paragraph” group

3) Click on the little arrow beside the “Bullet” button

4) Select a bullet design from the “Bullet Library”, story
or click on “Define New Bullet”

If you are defining a new bullet, you will see that you can select any symbol or picture that you want!  You could literally use a mug shot of yourself as a bullet if you really wanted to!

That could be too much fun!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Just like a header or footer in Word 2007, capsule
you can quickly add a header or footer to a workbook in Excel 2007.  You can add the date, time, filename or any other information you would like to make available to readers of your spreadsheet.

To create a header or footer in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

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

2) Look for the “Text” group – it will be on the right hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on “Header & Footer”

You will see a new tab appear on the ribbon called “Header & Footer Tools – Design”.  Using the buttons on this tab of the ribbon, you can quickly add:

  • Page Number;
  • Number of Pages;
  • Current Date;
  • Current Time;
  • File Path;
  • File Name;
  • Sheet Name; or a
  • Picture

To the header or footer of your document.  To switch from the header to the footer, simply click on “Go to Footer” which you will find in the “Navigation” group about half way along the ribbon.

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TNP 😉
Do you want to stop people messing with your data, site formulas, hospital
formatting, or all of the above in Excel 2007?  Well did you know you very quickly protect your spreadsheet from those rogue operators!

Here is how you do it in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

1) Make sure you are currently looking at the sheet you want to protect

2) Click on the “Review” tab in the ribbon”

3) Look for the “Changes” group”

4) Click on “Protect Sheet”

A little “Protect Sheet” dialog box will appear that will give you a number of options, so you can be very granular in how much control you want people to have over the sheet.

For example, you can allow users to select cells, but not format them.  You can allow people to insert rows, but not insert columns.  And best of all you can add a password to the sheet to ensure only you can make any changes to what can and can’t be modified.

Now, you are really in control!

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TNP 😉

Have you ever wanted to quickly know what cells directly impact on the calculated value of a cell in Excel 2007.

By using the “Trace Precedents” feature, buy cialis
you can very quickly understand exactly which cells influence the output of a cell.  The best part of this feature is, nurse
that you will see big arrows that enable you to visually see the relationship, so you don’t have to decipher formulas and cell names to make sense of it all.

To turn on Trace Precedents:

1) Select the cell you want to see the precedents of

2) Make sure you are on the “Formulas” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Formula Auditing” group (about 3/4 of the way along the ribbon)

4) Click on “Trace Precedents”

Now you will see arrows pointing you in the right direction!

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TNP 😉

Have you ever wanted to quickly know what cells are impacted on when you change a value of a cell in Excel 2007, search
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013.

By using the “Trace Dependents” feature, you can very quickly understand exactly the influence a cell has in your spreadsheet.  The best part of this feature is, that you will see big arrows that enable you to visually see the relationship, so you don’t have to decipher formulas and cell names to make sense of it all.

To turn on Trace Dependents:

1) Select the cell you want to see the dependents of

2) Make sure you are on the “Formulas” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Formula Auditing” group (about 3/4 of the way along the ribbon)

4) Click on “Trace Dependents”

Now you will see arrows pointing you in the right direction!

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TNP 😉

Did you start creating a presentation in PowerPoint 2007, troche only to realise after you perfected 67 different slides that you really should have used Arial instead of Verdana?

Well there is a very quick way to replace one font with another in PowerPoint 2007.  Here is how:

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

2) Look for the “Editing” group – which you will find on the right hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on the little arrow beside “Replace”

4) Click on “Replace Fonts…”

From the box that appears, simply select the font you want to replace, with the new font, and click “Replace”

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TNP 😉

Have you ever built an awesome slide with lots of different objects?  Well then I am sure you will understand how frustrating it can be when you need to select an object that is behind 3 or 4 other ones!

Did you know there is a great tool you can use called the “Selection Pane”, recipe that will help you select those pesky, online
hard to get to objects?

Selection Pane simply lists all the objects that are on a slide, sovaldi sale in a simple to use task pane to the right hand side of your PowerPoint 2007 screen.  Using Selection pan you can quickly select any object, not matter how far to the back of the slide it is.

To turn on the selection pane:

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

2) Look for the “Editing” Group – you will find it on the far right hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on the little arrow beside the “Select” button

4) Click on “Selection Pane…”

 

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TNP 😉

Have you ever noticed that your PowerPoint Presentations are running a little sluggish?  Maybe they jump through every transition, ed
or just take a long time to load up?

There is one way to help accelerate your PowerPoint deck – and that is to lower the resolution that it displays at.

To alter the resolution that your PowerPoint presentation uses:

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

2) Look for the “Monitors” group

3) Select your preferred resolution from the “Resolution” drop down box

To put it simply, the lower the resolution, the higher the performance of your presentation will be, but at a cost of lower fidelity.  On the flip side if you want to turn up the visual quality of the presentation, and don’t mind a little performance hit, crank up the resolution to as high as your computer (or more importantly your projector) can handle.

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TNP 😉

Are you sick of clicking your mouse, health hitting a key, mind or pressing next on your wireless presenter?

Well in PowerPoint 2007, no rx you can set up your presentation so that each slide automatically advances after so many seconds.

To make a slide automatically advance after a certain amount of time:

1) Make sure you are looking at the slide you want to apply the timing to

2) Click on the “Animations” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Advance Slide” section at the far right hand side of the ribbon

4) Check the “Automatically After:” box, and then input the number of minutes and seconds you would like the slide to be visible before advancing to the next.

If you are unhappy with automatically advancing slides, don’t worry – you can still use the mouse click to move to the next one.  And if you really hate it, you can simply uncheck the “Automatically After:” check box to stop the timed slide advance from occurring.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you find it hard to prioritise emails when all you are looking at is a long list of who the email is from, prostate and what the email subject is?

Well using the “Auto Preview” feature in Outlook 2007, more about
you can now view the first couple of lines of an email – giving you all the information you need to triage and prioritise the long list of emails in your inbox.

To turn on (or off) Auto Preview in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “View”

2) Click on “AutoPreview”

 

Simple as that!

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TNP 😉

Have you ever noticed whenever you reply to an email the font colour isn’t black, one Health
but a dark blue?

Well like most things in Outlook 2007, this web
if you want you are able to change the default reply font color.

To do so:

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click on “Options”

3) Click on the “Mail Format” tab

4) Click on “Stationery and Fonts” – about half way down the “Options” dialog box

5) About half way down the “Signatures and Stationery” dialog box that appears, you will find  a section called “Replying or forwarding messages”.  Click on the “Font” button directly below that, and then select the font colour you would like to use. 

6) Click “OK” three times to close all the boxes.

 

You can also change your default reply font and size using this technique

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TNP 😉

If you regularly use the quick search feature of Outlook 2007, prescription
you will be very familiar with the yellow highlight that is used to highlight search terms found in your inbox.

But did you know, medicine
if yellow isn’t your favourite colour, urologist
you can change the search highlight to any colour you want?

To change the search highlight color in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Run your mouse over “Instant Search” to expand the menu

3) Click on “Search Options”

4) Look just over half way down the “Search Options” box, and click on “Change…”

5) Select your favourite colour from the “Color” box that appears

6) Click “OK”

Now you can highlight your search terms in pink, blue, red, orange or any other colour under the rainbow!

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TNP 😉

Are you sick of those extra long forwarded emails that seem to go on forever and ever?  Did you want to keep all that content for reference, ambulance
but make sure that what you have to add to the forward is clearly delivered?

One way to do that is to forward an email as an attachment.  Instead of a long email thread appearing below your message, it is neatly tucked away in an attachment so your message gets all the attention!

To forward an email as an attachment in Outlook 2007:

1) Select the email you want to forward

2) Click on “Actions”

3) Click on “ Forward as Attachment”

4) Compose your message, and hit Send

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Insert a Header or Footer in Excel

So if you have been reading The New Paperclip for a while, surgeon you will know that the guy behind The New Paperclip is Paul Woods. Recently he delivered two presentations at two separate events – Microsoft’s TechEd Australia Conference, prescription and the community driven OfficeDevCon09. Here are the two presentations available on Slideshare…

web Arial,Sans-serif;display:block;margin:12px 0 3px 0;text-decoration:underline;” title=”Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment” href=”http://www.slideshare.net/pwoods/office-dev-con-09-after-deployment”>Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment
View more presentations from Paul Woods.
View more presentations from Paul Woods.

I hope you enjoy!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Oh My!  Hasn’t Christmas snuck up on us this year!  Just over two weeks until the big day, prosthetic
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 😉

With 2009 almost behind us, healthful
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 😉

Did you know in Word you can automatically select all the text in a document that shares the same formatting?

For example, read
you can select all text that is Arial, click 12pt.  Very handy if you are not using styles, dosage
yet want to apply a formatting change across select blocks of text.

To select text with similar formatting in Word 2007:

1) Select some of the text you want to select

2) Make sure you are on the home tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Editing” group on the right hand side of the ribbon

4) Click on “Select”

5) Click on “Select Text with Similar Formatting”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want to quickly change some text from lowercase to uppercase, online without having to retype it?

It is really simple in Word 2007!

1) Select the text you want to change to UPPERCASE

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group

4) Click on the “Change Case” button – which you will find directly below where you select the font size

5) From the menu that appears, decease
click on “UPPERCASE”

Whilst you are there, check out some of the other case options you can have… like Sentence case, lowercase, Capitalize Each Word, and tOGGLE cASE.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

You know there are just some times when you really need to make a point!  And using a double underline is a great way of making sure your readers know exactly what you mean!

Doing a normal, women’s health
single underline in Word 2007 is easy… but what about a double underline?  Well it is just as easy.

1) Select the text you want to double underline

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group"

4) Click on the little down arrow beside the “Underline” button – that is the one that looks like a U with a underline below it

5) Select the underline that you would like to use.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you doing a school assignment, anorexia
or a report for work, medicine and have been told you need to use “Double Line Spacing

In Word 2007, visit this
is is fairly simple to do just that.

1) Select the text in your document that you want to apply double line spacing to

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Look for the button that has an up arrow and a down arrow, with lines beside them – that is the “Line Spacing” button.  Click on that, and select “2.0” – that is double line spacing.

To change back to the default spacing (1.15) or single line spacing (1.0), simply repeat the procedure above.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want to produce a document that uses a different paper size than Letter or A4?  What about Legal, nurse
A5, A3, Tabloid, Japanese Postcard or the dozens of other paper sizes available?

Well Word 2007 is very accommodating when it comes to paper size – and it is very easy to change.

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

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Size”

4) Select your preferred paper size

You can also create a custom paper size if you want – just select “More Paper Sizes…” and then “Custom”

Is there a section of text in your document (or your whole document!) that isn’t “English (United States)” or another language.  Well to make sure that your spelling and grammar checks in Word 2007 work well, ampoule you need to make sure that text is marked as the right language.

So how do you mark a section of text as a different language?

1) Select the text

2) Make sure you are on the “Review” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Proofing” group”

4) Click “Set Language”

5) Select your preferred language

Now you can be confident that spell check is doing the right thing!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Word 2007 has some fairly powerful translation features that can help you quickly understand what a word is in a different language.

By using the “Translation ScreenTip” you can see the translation of most words simply by moving the mouse over them!

Translation ScreenTip works for the following languages:

  • Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
  • English (United States)
  • French (France)
  • Spanish (Spain, here International Sort)

To turn on Translation ScreenTip:

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

2) Look for the “Proofing” group

3) Click on “Translation ScreenTip”

4) Select the language you want to see the translation for, meningitis
or click on “Turn Off Translation ScreenTip” to turn the translation off.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you bored of bullets that just look like… well… bullets?  Did you know you can change the look of the bullets in your bulleted lists in Word 2007?

To do so…

1) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the Ribbon”

2) Look for the “Paragraph” group

3) Click on the little arrow beside the “Bullet” button

4) Select a bullet design from the “Bullet Library”, diabetes and Pregnancy
or click on “Define New Bullet”

If you are defining a new bullet, store
you will see that you can select any symbol or picture that you want!  You could literally use a mug shot of yourself as a bullet if you really wanted to!

That could be too much fun!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you bored of bullets that just look like… well… bullets?  Did you know you can change the look of the bullets in your bulleted lists in Word 2007?

To do so…

1) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the Ribbon”

2) Look for the “Paragraph” group

3) Click on the little arrow beside the “Bullet” button

4) Select a bullet design from the “Bullet Library”, story
or click on “Define New Bullet”

If you are defining a new bullet, you will see that you can select any symbol or picture that you want!  You could literally use a mug shot of yourself as a bullet if you really wanted to!

That could be too much fun!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Just like a header or footer in Word 2007, capsule
you can quickly add a header or footer to a workbook in Excel 2007.  You can add the date, time, filename or any other information you would like to make available to readers of your spreadsheet.

To create a header or footer in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

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

2) Look for the “Text” group – it will be on the right hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on “Header & Footer”

You will see a new tab appear on the ribbon called “Header & Footer Tools – Design”.  Using the buttons on this tab of the ribbon, you can quickly add:

  • Page Number;
  • Number of Pages;
  • Current Date;
  • Current Time;
  • File Path;
  • File Name;
  • Sheet Name; or a
  • Picture

To the header or footer of your document.  To switch from the header to the footer, simply click on “Go to Footer” which you will find in the “Navigation” group about half way along the ribbon.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Make your text UPPERCASE in Word 2007

So if you have been reading The New Paperclip for a while, surgeon you will know that the guy behind The New Paperclip is Paul Woods. Recently he delivered two presentations at two separate events – Microsoft’s TechEd Australia Conference, prescription and the community driven OfficeDevCon09. Here are the two presentations available on Slideshare…

web Arial,Sans-serif;display:block;margin:12px 0 3px 0;text-decoration:underline;” title=”Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment” href=”http://www.slideshare.net/pwoods/office-dev-con-09-after-deployment”>Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment
View more presentations from Paul Woods.
View more presentations from Paul Woods.

I hope you enjoy!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Oh My!  Hasn’t Christmas snuck up on us this year!  Just over two weeks until the big day, prosthetic
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 😉

With 2009 almost behind us, healthful
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 😉

Did you know in Word you can automatically select all the text in a document that shares the same formatting?

For example, read
you can select all text that is Arial, click 12pt.  Very handy if you are not using styles, dosage
yet want to apply a formatting change across select blocks of text.

To select text with similar formatting in Word 2007:

1) Select some of the text you want to select

2) Make sure you are on the home tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Editing” group on the right hand side of the ribbon

4) Click on “Select”

5) Click on “Select Text with Similar Formatting”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want to quickly change some text from lowercase to uppercase, online without having to retype it?

It is really simple in Word 2007!

1) Select the text you want to change to UPPERCASE

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group

4) Click on the “Change Case” button – which you will find directly below where you select the font size

5) From the menu that appears, decease
click on “UPPERCASE”

Whilst you are there, check out some of the other case options you can have… like Sentence case, lowercase, Capitalize Each Word, and tOGGLE cASE.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Replace fonts in PowerPoint 2007

So if you have been reading The New Paperclip for a while, surgeon you will know that the guy behind The New Paperclip is Paul Woods. Recently he delivered two presentations at two separate events – Microsoft’s TechEd Australia Conference, prescription and the community driven OfficeDevCon09. Here are the two presentations available on Slideshare…

web Arial,Sans-serif;display:block;margin:12px 0 3px 0;text-decoration:underline;” title=”Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment” href=”http://www.slideshare.net/pwoods/office-dev-con-09-after-deployment”>Office Dev Con 09 After Deployment
View more presentations from Paul Woods.
View more presentations from Paul Woods.

I hope you enjoy!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Oh My!  Hasn’t Christmas snuck up on us this year!  Just over two weeks until the big day, prosthetic
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 😉

With 2009 almost behind us, healthful
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 😉

Did you know in Word you can automatically select all the text in a document that shares the same formatting?

For example, read
you can select all text that is Arial, click 12pt.  Very handy if you are not using styles, dosage
yet want to apply a formatting change across select blocks of text.

To select text with similar formatting in Word 2007:

1) Select some of the text you want to select

2) Make sure you are on the home tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Editing” group on the right hand side of the ribbon

4) Click on “Select”

5) Click on “Select Text with Similar Formatting”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want to quickly change some text from lowercase to uppercase, online without having to retype it?

It is really simple in Word 2007!

1) Select the text you want to change to UPPERCASE

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group

4) Click on the “Change Case” button – which you will find directly below where you select the font size

5) From the menu that appears, decease
click on “UPPERCASE”

Whilst you are there, check out some of the other case options you can have… like Sentence case, lowercase, Capitalize Each Word, and tOGGLE cASE.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

You know there are just some times when you really need to make a point!  And using a double underline is a great way of making sure your readers know exactly what you mean!

Doing a normal, women’s health
single underline in Word 2007 is easy… but what about a double underline?  Well it is just as easy.

1) Select the text you want to double underline

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Font” group"

4) Click on the little down arrow beside the “Underline” button – that is the one that looks like a U with a underline below it

5) Select the underline that you would like to use.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you doing a school assignment, anorexia
or a report for work, medicine and have been told you need to use “Double Line Spacing

In Word 2007, visit this
is is fairly simple to do just that.

1) Select the text in your document that you want to apply double line spacing to

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Look for the button that has an up arrow and a down arrow, with lines beside them – that is the “Line Spacing” button.  Click on that, and select “2.0” – that is double line spacing.

To change back to the default spacing (1.15) or single line spacing (1.0), simply repeat the procedure above.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want to produce a document that uses a different paper size than Letter or A4?  What about Legal, nurse
A5, A3, Tabloid, Japanese Postcard or the dozens of other paper sizes available?

Well Word 2007 is very accommodating when it comes to paper size – and it is very easy to change.

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

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Size”

4) Select your preferred paper size

You can also create a custom paper size if you want – just select “More Paper Sizes…” and then “Custom”

Is there a section of text in your document (or your whole document!) that isn’t “English (United States)” or another language.  Well to make sure that your spelling and grammar checks in Word 2007 work well, ampoule you need to make sure that text is marked as the right language.

So how do you mark a section of text as a different language?

1) Select the text

2) Make sure you are on the “Review” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Proofing” group”

4) Click “Set Language”

5) Select your preferred language

Now you can be confident that spell check is doing the right thing!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Word 2007 has some fairly powerful translation features that can help you quickly understand what a word is in a different language.

By using the “Translation ScreenTip” you can see the translation of most words simply by moving the mouse over them!

Translation ScreenTip works for the following languages:

  • Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
  • English (United States)
  • French (France)
  • Spanish (Spain, here International Sort)

To turn on Translation ScreenTip:

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

2) Look for the “Proofing” group

3) Click on “Translation ScreenTip”

4) Select the language you want to see the translation for, meningitis
or click on “Turn Off Translation ScreenTip” to turn the translation off.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you bored of bullets that just look like… well… bullets?  Did you know you can change the look of the bullets in your bulleted lists in Word 2007?

To do so…

1) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the Ribbon”

2) Look for the “Paragraph” group

3) Click on the little arrow beside the “Bullet” button

4) Select a bullet design from the “Bullet Library”, diabetes and Pregnancy
or click on “Define New Bullet”

If you are defining a new bullet, store
you will see that you can select any symbol or picture that you want!  You could literally use a mug shot of yourself as a bullet if you really wanted to!

That could be too much fun!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you bored of bullets that just look like… well… bullets?  Did you know you can change the look of the bullets in your bulleted lists in Word 2007?

To do so…

1) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the Ribbon”

2) Look for the “Paragraph” group

3) Click on the little arrow beside the “Bullet” button

4) Select a bullet design from the “Bullet Library”, story
or click on “Define New Bullet”

If you are defining a new bullet, you will see that you can select any symbol or picture that you want!  You could literally use a mug shot of yourself as a bullet if you really wanted to!

That could be too much fun!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Just like a header or footer in Word 2007, capsule
you can quickly add a header or footer to a workbook in Excel 2007.  You can add the date, time, filename or any other information you would like to make available to readers of your spreadsheet.

To create a header or footer in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

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

2) Look for the “Text” group – it will be on the right hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on “Header & Footer”

You will see a new tab appear on the ribbon called “Header & Footer Tools – Design”.  Using the buttons on this tab of the ribbon, you can quickly add:

  • Page Number;
  • Number of Pages;
  • Current Date;
  • Current Time;
  • File Path;
  • File Name;
  • Sheet Name; or a
  • Picture

To the header or footer of your document.  To switch from the header to the footer, simply click on “Go to Footer” which you will find in the “Navigation” group about half way along the ribbon.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉
Do you want to stop people messing with your data, site formulas, hospital
formatting, or all of the above in Excel 2007?  Well did you know you very quickly protect your spreadsheet from those rogue operators!

Here is how you do it in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

1) Make sure you are currently looking at the sheet you want to protect

2) Click on the “Review” tab in the ribbon”

3) Look for the “Changes” group”

4) Click on “Protect Sheet”

A little “Protect Sheet” dialog box will appear that will give you a number of options, so you can be very granular in how much control you want people to have over the sheet.

For example, you can allow users to select cells, but not format them.  You can allow people to insert rows, but not insert columns.  And best of all you can add a password to the sheet to ensure only you can make any changes to what can and can’t be modified.

Now, you are really in control!

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TNP 😉

Have you ever wanted to quickly know what cells directly impact on the calculated value of a cell in Excel 2007.

By using the “Trace Precedents” feature, buy cialis
you can very quickly understand exactly which cells influence the output of a cell.  The best part of this feature is, nurse
that you will see big arrows that enable you to visually see the relationship, so you don’t have to decipher formulas and cell names to make sense of it all.

To turn on Trace Precedents:

1) Select the cell you want to see the precedents of

2) Make sure you are on the “Formulas” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Formula Auditing” group (about 3/4 of the way along the ribbon)

4) Click on “Trace Precedents”

Now you will see arrows pointing you in the right direction!

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TNP 😉

Have you ever wanted to quickly know what cells are impacted on when you change a value of a cell in Excel 2007, search
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013.

By using the “Trace Dependents” feature, you can very quickly understand exactly the influence a cell has in your spreadsheet.  The best part of this feature is, that you will see big arrows that enable you to visually see the relationship, so you don’t have to decipher formulas and cell names to make sense of it all.

To turn on Trace Dependents:

1) Select the cell you want to see the dependents of

2) Make sure you are on the “Formulas” tab of the ribbon

3) Look for the “Formula Auditing” group (about 3/4 of the way along the ribbon)

4) Click on “Trace Dependents”

Now you will see arrows pointing you in the right direction!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Did you start creating a presentation in PowerPoint 2007, troche only to realise after you perfected 67 different slides that you really should have used Arial instead of Verdana?

Well there is a very quick way to replace one font with another in PowerPoint 2007.  Here is how:

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

2) Look for the “Editing” group – which you will find on the right hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on the little arrow beside “Replace”

4) Click on “Replace Fonts…”

From the box that appears, simply select the font you want to replace, with the new font, and click “Replace”

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TNP 😉

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So you are a hotshot who doesn’t need to use a mouse!  Fair enough, viagra 40mg power users tend to find they can do tasks quicker by using shortcut keys.  Shortcut keys are combinations of keystrokes on your keyboard that can make the program do a certain task.

The new Ribbon UI in Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 is easier to use with a mouse, but if you want to use your keyboard shortcuts, there is a quick, easy, and visual way to find out what you need to press.

All you need to do, is hit the “Alt” key.  Simple as that.  By pressing the “Alt” button in Word 2007, the keyboard shortcuts appear on top of all the different sections of the Ribbon.

For example, (looking at the screenshot), to open the file menu, all I need to do is hit “ALT+F”.  If I want to save my file, which happens to be one of the Quick Access Toolbar buttons, I could hit “Alt+1”.  To change to the Insert Tab in the Word 2007 ribbon, I could hit “Alt+N”

As soon as you go to another tab in the ribbon, if you hit “Alt” again, you can see all the shortcuts for each piece of functionality on that tab.

 

So there you have it – all you need to do is remember “Alt” is your shortcut to keyboard shortcuts in Word 2007! (and Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 etc etc).

Want to master the key shortcuts in Word 2007?

TheNewPaperclip.com has put together a 5 day audio course that will help you remember and confidently use the key keyboard shortcuts in Word 2007 in just 15 minutes a day.  You can find out more over at www.shortcutcourse.com, or you can enrol in the course now.

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’till next time!

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Hey everyone… welcome to October! (OMG almost Christmas!)

I am sure almost everyone who is reading this post has Excel installed on their computer at work or at university.  But how many of you really know what Excel is really capable of?

This month I am going to focus on Excel 2007 content.  One Excel 2007 tutorial each day for the entire month… 31 posts that will help you master Excel (and not the other way around!)

So are you ready to excel at Excel?  (sorry, viagra sale had to do it!)  Stay tuned!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you working with numbers in Excel 2007, advice
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 that include decimal points?

Did you know you can quickly increase or decrease the precision… or the number of digits to the right of the decimal point.

For example:

  • Reduce the number of decimal point places in 56.923 to 56.9
  • Increase the number of decimal point places in 23.4 to 23.4256

To change the number of decimal places your numbers have simply:

1) Select the cells you want to work with

2) On the Home tab of the Ribbon in Excel 2007, look for the “Number” group

3) Click on either “Increase Decimal”, or “Decrease Decimal”.  They are the buttons which have all the zero’s on them with the left and right arrows.

Simple as that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉
Are you working with numbers in Excel 2007, global burden of disease
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 that include decimal points?

Did you know you can quickly increase or decrease the precision… or the number of digits to the right of the decimal point.

For example:

  • Reduce the number of decimal point places in 56.923 to 56.9
  • Increase the number of decimal point places in 23.4 to 23.4256

To change the number of decimal places your numbers have simply:

1) Select the cells you want to work with

2) On the Home tab of the Ribbon in Excel 2007, look for the “Number” group

3) Click on either “Increase Decimal”, or “Decrease Decimal”.  They are the buttons which have all the zero’s on them with the left and right arrows.

Simple as that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉
Are you working with numbers in Excel 2007 that include decimal points? 

Did you know you can quickly increase or decrease the precision… or the number of digits to the right of the decimal point.

For example:

  • Reduce the number of decimal point places in 56.923 to 56.9
  • Increase the number of decimal point places in 23.4 to 23.4256

To change the number of decimal places your numbers have simply:

1) Select the cells you want to work with

2) On the Home tab of the Ribbon in Excel 2007, help
look for the “Number” group

3) Click on either “Increase Decimal”, or “Decrease Decimal”.  They are the buttons which have all the zero’s on them with the left and right arrows.

Simple as that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have upgraded to Word 2010!  If you have made the leap from Office 2003 or earlier, sale
you might have a few challenges finding some of the features you use regularly.  One of those great features is Undo!  (I think Undo is the feature I use the most!)

To undo in Word 2010, you can either do it using your mouse, or using some shortcut keys.

To undo using your mouse in Word 2010:

  • Look towards the top left hand corner of your Word 2010 window.  Just above the office button you will see a number of small icons along the top of the screen (by the way – that is called the “Quick Access Toolbar”).  Click on the one that looks like an arrow that points backwards – that is the undo button. 
  • If you want to undo more than one mistake action – click on the little down arrow beside that button, and it will give you a list of actions you can undo!

To undo using shortcut keys in Word 2010:

  • Simply hold down the “CTRL” key, and press “z” (CTRL+Z)
  • To undo more than once, just keep pressing CTRL+Z

So there you have it – the easy way to get rid of your mistakes in Word 2010! 🙂

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

(PS. try this article if you are looking to undo in Word 2007)

Are you building a spreadsheet and would like to know how many black cells you have in a given range in an Excel 2007, oncologist
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 workbook?

There is a great function in Excel that you can use to do exactly that – count the number of BLANK cells in a range.

Simply type…

=COUNTBLANK(range)

(replace range with the range of cells you want to limit your count to).

Note that there is one particular thing that might slip you up with this function.  When using =COUNTBLANK(), buy cialis
Excel is only searching for blank, empty cells.  If you have a space in a cell for example – it might look empty to you, but Excel can see that there is a space – which means it will not think it is blank, and not count it.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

If you are like me, thumb or anyone else that I work with, drugs
in fact if you are anyone in business today – chances are you use Outlook EVERY DAY!

And if you are like 99% of the population, you will double click on that Outlook icon every morning to open it.  Talk about wasting time! 

Did you know that we can automate things so Outlook will automatically start whenever you log into your computer. 

All you need to do is find the “Startup” folder in your Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 start menu.  Once you have found it, simply drag the Outlook icon into that folder.

Actually this works with any program, not just Outlook.  So if you want to automatically start Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer… in fact any application on your computer – just drag the icon into the Startup folder.

So there you have it – one less thing for you to do in the morning!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Increase and Decrease Decimal Points in Excel

So you are a hotshot who doesn’t need to use a mouse!  Fair enough, viagra 40mg power users tend to find they can do tasks quicker by using shortcut keys.  Shortcut keys are combinations of keystrokes on your keyboard that can make the program do a certain task.

The new Ribbon UI in Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 is easier to use with a mouse, but if you want to use your keyboard shortcuts, there is a quick, easy, and visual way to find out what you need to press.

All you need to do, is hit the “Alt” key.  Simple as that.  By pressing the “Alt” button in Word 2007, the keyboard shortcuts appear on top of all the different sections of the Ribbon.

For example, (looking at the screenshot), to open the file menu, all I need to do is hit “ALT+F”.  If I want to save my file, which happens to be one of the Quick Access Toolbar buttons, I could hit “Alt+1”.  To change to the Insert Tab in the Word 2007 ribbon, I could hit “Alt+N”

As soon as you go to another tab in the ribbon, if you hit “Alt” again, you can see all the shortcuts for each piece of functionality on that tab.

 

So there you have it – all you need to do is remember “Alt” is your shortcut to keyboard shortcuts in Word 2007! (and Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 etc etc).

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’till next time!

TNP 😉

Office 2007, Shortcuts, Tips, Tutorial, Word 2007

Hey everyone… welcome to October! (OMG almost Christmas!)

I am sure almost everyone who is reading this post has Excel installed on their computer at work or at university.  But how many of you really know what Excel is really capable of?

This month I am going to focus on Excel 2007 content.  One Excel 2007 tutorial each day for the entire month… 31 posts that will help you master Excel (and not the other way around!)

So are you ready to excel at Excel?  (sorry, viagra sale had to do it!)  Stay tuned!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you working with numbers in Excel 2007, advice
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 that include decimal points?

Did you know you can quickly increase or decrease the precision… or the number of digits to the right of the decimal point.

For example:

  • Reduce the number of decimal point places in 56.923 to 56.9
  • Increase the number of decimal point places in 23.4 to 23.4256

To change the number of decimal places your numbers have simply:

1) Select the cells you want to work with

2) On the Home tab of the Ribbon in Excel 2007, look for the “Number” group

3) Click on either “Increase Decimal”, or “Decrease Decimal”.  They are the buttons which have all the zero’s on them with the left and right arrows.

Simple as that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

The New Paperclip @ Microsoft TechEd Australia 2009

Hi there!

Some of you will already know that Microsoft is currently testing the next version of Office… called Office 2010. Whilst it is not available in the shops yet, diagnosis yours truly has been helping out the folk at Microsoft to find bugs, skincare quirks, hemophilia or other annoying things in the product so you don’t have to.

The best part about me helping to test the product is that I am going to start sharing with you some of my favourite parts of Office 2010 – and start publishing some Office 2010 help, tips, tricks and tutorials so you can hit the ground running once the product is released sometime in the near future. Excited? I thought you might be! So here we go – my first post on Office 2010!

Blogging from Word 2010

Whilst this post has so far introduced you to the new Office 2010 content that will be published on The New Paperclip shortly, it is also my first test of the blogging feature in the Word 2010 Technical Preview. To be honest I never really used the feature in Word 2007 – I have been a fan of Windows Live Writer and have used that very successfully for a number of years – I thought I would bite the bullet and see if Word 2010 cuts the mustard.

In particular interest to me is how Word 2010 will manage posting categories, tags, images, text formatting, post scheduling and more. So let’s take a look at my first blogging experience with Word 2010.

To write a blog post in Word 2010

The first thing you need to do open up the new blog post template! Click on the Office button in the top left hand corner of the Word 2010 screen. In the menu that appears, click “New”, and then select “New Blog Post” from the available templates gallery. Then all you need to do is click “Create” and you are almost on your way!

Linking to your blog provider

TheNewPaperclip.com and all my other blog based publishing enterprises run on the WordPress engine – which Word 2010 links into incredibly well. The first time I opened the new Blog Post template in Word 2010, a dialog box appeared asking me to register my blog provider. (Note, you can access this dialog box any other time by going to the “Blog Post” tab in the ribbon, clicking “Manage Accounts” and then clicking “New”). I selected WordPress, typed in my website details, username and password, and within seconds Word 2010 was successfully talking to my blog. The first thing I noticed here that was different to Windows Live Writer is that Word 2010 did not download my blog theme so I can see exactly how the content will look when published as I write it. Not necessarily a bad thing as far as I am concerned, but you may disagree.

Creating the content

No matter what tool you use to create your blog posts, the content is the most important part. And realistically the tool you use has nothing to do with the quality of the content. That being said, the blogging tool you use has a lot to do with your productivity and how you present the information you want to include. This is where Word 2010 comes into its own.

Formatting Text

The standard stuff you would expect is all there – with the same familiar shortcuts you would use in Word normally. You want bold? Select that text and CTRL+B it!

Images

This is what I really like about using Word 2010 for blogging. The new “Screenshot” feature will be incredibly useful for when I am creating content for TheNewPaperclip. Here is a great example – at the moment I have a copy of PowerPoint 2010 running in the background. In the past my workflow would be to switch to PowerPoint, take a screenshot using the Print Screen button on the keyboard, open up MSPaint, paste the screenshot, resize or crop to my liking, save the image, switch back to Windows Live Writer, insert that image I just saved, and then do some finite resizing and positioning.

In Word 2010, all I need to do is click on the “Insert” tab in the ribbon, click the “Screenshot” button, and then select the screenshot of PowerPoint 2010 that Word has already generated for me in the gallery. This automatically drops the screenshot into the blog post, and now all I need to do is crop and resize using the standard word “Picture Tools Format” tab. And the best part is I can use all those funky picture formatting styles to add the perfect border to the screenshot! Like this one…

<Note – after publishing this post I realised that my picture upload settings were wrong – so you can’t see how awesome this PowerPoint 2010 Screenshot actually looks – with reflection and everything! Oh well – managing Word 2010 blog account picture upload settings sounds like a great post for later on!>

To add Alt Text to the image I just inserted into the blog post – just right click on the image, select “Format Picture…”, click on “Alt Text” and type text that is appropriate.

Categories and Tags

Inserting categories was a breeze. I just clicked “Insert Category” from the blog post tab on the ribbon. I could select from the categories that already exist on the blog (like “Level 200 – Regular User”), and I could also create a new category – in this case “Word 2010”. Tags are a different story though – on the face of it I can’t see any way to include them – I am guessing there is a plugin required.

Publishing

Which one came first – the chicken or the egg? Well the first time I publish a post using Word 2010 will be this one, so I can’t tell you exactly what the experience was like until I have actually posted it! That being said there are two publishing options I can see in the ribbon – the first is to publish a draft to your blog engine, and the second is to publish a final post. Speaking of which, I might publish this post now, and then try out the “Open Existing” feature to see if I can edit the post later on with a few more thoughts about at the process.

Hopefully see you on the flip side!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

 
 

<Content added after the original post was published – using the “Open Existing” post feature in Word 2010>

Ok – that was pretty painless. Only issue I encountered was that I had my picture upload settings all wrong, so none of the images came through – but that is pretty easily fixed. The one big disappointment was that there was no scheduling feature like I am used to in Windows Live Writer – but again I am sure there are some ways to get around that – like posting drafts to WordPress, and then adding a step to the workflow where you log into WordPress and schedule them from the administration console.

All in all, I feel that Word 2010 might be my choice from now on for blog writing and editing. As long as I get those picture upload settings right (problem exists between keyboard and chair!)

 

  

If you follow @thenewpaperclip on Twitter (or @paulwoods – the guy behind The New Paperclip), information pills
you would have known that I was presenting at TechEd Australia the past week.

My session (with Microsoft Australia’s Andrew Lowson) was titled “Personal Productivity for the IT Pro” and was one of the level 100 sessions in the Office System track.

It was never meant to be a deep dive – simply a session to highlight some quick productivity wins you can get simply by getting to know the tools you already have in front of you – in this case, Microsoft Office.

The best part of the session was that about about half way through we handed it over to the audience and started crowd sourcing productivity tips.  It was obvious that there are some very smart, very passionate people out there – and plenty of knowledge was shared

For those of you who could not make it to TechEd, or are unable to access the session I delivered via your TechEd Online subscription, whilst on site at the Gold Coast Convention Centre I did record a TechTalk just for you.

Titled “The Productivity Myth”, this interview with Alistair Speirs from Microsoft Australia will give you a taste of what the session was all about.

If you want to read more about “The Productivity Myth” – check out this blog post

Looking forward to seeing you all at TechEd next year!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Blogging from Word 2010

Hi there!

Some of you will already know that Microsoft is currently testing the next version of Office… called Office 2010. Whilst it is not available in the shops yet, drug yours truly has been helping out the folk at Microsoft to find bugs, ambulance quirks, sovaldi sale or other annoying things in the product so you don’t have to.

The best part about me helping to test the product is that I am going to start sharing with you some of my favourite parts of Office 2010 – and start publishing some Office 2010 help, tips, tricks and tutorials so you can hit the ground running once the product is released sometime in the near future. Excited? I thought you might be! So here we go – my first post on Office 2010!

Blogging from Word 2010

Whilst this post has so far introduced you to the new Office 2010 content that will be published on The New Paperclip shortly, it is also my first test of the blogging feature in the Word 2010 Technical Preview. To be honest I never really used the feature in Word 2007 – I have been a fan of Windows Live Writer and have used that very successfully for a number of years – I thought I would bite the bullet and see if Word 2010 cuts the mustard.

In particular interest to me is how Word 2010 will manage posting categories, tags, images, text formatting, post scheduling and more. So let’s take a look at my first blogging experience with Word 2010.

To write a blog post in Word 2010

The first thing you need to do open up the new blog post template! Click on the Office button in the top left hand corner of the Word 2010 screen. In the menu that appears, click “New”, and then select “New Blog Post” from the available templates gallery. Then all you need to do is click “Create” and you are almost on your way!

Linking to your blog provider

TheNewPaperclip.com and all my other blog based publishing enterprises run on the WordPress engine – which Word 2010 links into incredibly well. The first time I opened the new Blog Post template in Word 2010, a dialog box appeared asking me to register my blog provider. (Note, you can access this dialog box any other time by going to the “Blog Post” tab in the ribbon, clicking “Manage Accounts” and then clicking “New”). I selected WordPress, typed in my website details, username and password, and within seconds Word 2010 was successfully talking to my blog. The first thing I noticed here that was different to Windows Live Writer is that Word 2010 did not download my blog theme so I can see exactly how the content will look when published as I write it. Not necessarily a bad thing as far as I am concerned, but you may disagree.

Creating the content

No matter what tool you use to create your blog posts, the content is the most important part. And realistically the tool you use has nothing to do with the quality of the content. That being said, the blogging tool you use has a lot to do with your productivity and how you present the information you want to include. This is where Word 2010 comes into its own.

Formatting Text

The standard stuff you would expect is all there – with the same familiar shortcuts you would use in Word normally. You want bold? Select that text and CTRL+B it!

Images

This is what I really like about using Word 2010 for blogging. The new “Screenshot” feature will be incredibly useful for when I am creating content for TheNewPaperclip. Here is a great example – at the moment I have a copy of PowerPoint 2010 running in the background. In the past my workflow would be to switch to PowerPoint, take a screenshot using the Print Screen button on the keyboard, open up MSPaint, paste the screenshot, resize or crop to my liking, save the image, switch back to Windows Live Writer, insert that image I just saved, and then do some finite resizing and positioning.

In Word 2010, all I need to do is click on the “Insert” tab in the ribbon, click the “Screenshot” button, and then select the screenshot of PowerPoint 2010 that Word has already generated for me in the gallery. This automatically drops the screenshot into the blog post, and now all I need to do is crop and resize using the standard word “Picture Tools Format” tab. And the best part is I can use all those funky picture formatting styles to add the perfect border to the screenshot! Like this one…

<Note – after publishing this post I realised that my picture upload settings were wrong – so you can’t see how awesome this PowerPoint 2010 Screenshot actually looks – with reflection and everything! Oh well – managing Word 2010 blog account picture upload settings sounds like a great post for later on!>

To add Alt Text to the image I just inserted into the blog post – just right click on the image, select “Format Picture…”, click on “Alt Text” and type text that is appropriate.

Categories and Tags

Inserting categories was a breeze. I just clicked “Insert Category” from the blog post tab on the ribbon. I could select from the categories that already exist on the blog (like “Level 200 – Regular User”), and I could also create a new category – in this case “Word 2010”. Tags are a different story though – on the face of it I can’t see any way to include them – I am guessing there is a plugin required.

Publishing

Which one came first – the chicken or the egg? Well the first time I publish a post using Word 2010 will be this one, so I can’t tell you exactly what the experience was like until I have actually posted it! That being said there are two publishing options I can see in the ribbon – the first is to publish a draft to your blog engine, and the second is to publish a final post. Speaking of which, I might publish this post now, and then try out the “Open Existing” feature to see if I can edit the post later on with a few more thoughts about at the process.

Hopefully see you on the flip side!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

 
 

<Content added after the original post was published – using the “Open Existing” post feature in Word 2010>

Ok – that was pretty painless. Only issue I encountered was that I had my picture upload settings all wrong, so none of the images came through – but that is pretty easily fixed. The one big disappointment was that there was no scheduling feature like I am used to in Windows Live Writer – but again I am sure there are some ways to get around that – like posting drafts to WordPress, and then adding a step to the workflow where you log into WordPress and schedule them from the administration console. Oh and one really annoying thing I just picked up – when you republish using the “Open Existing” feature, your fonts change from what the blog uses in its stylesheet, to a default serif font like Times New Roman. Not very good – that is another frown I can send to the Office team – and hopefully that will be fixed up by the time you get the product of the shelves sometime in the next 12 months.