Letter sized presentation? Change the size of your PowerPoint slides

Ever wanted to create a presentation which you or your audience could print out perfectly on Letter sized (8.5x11in) paper?

Well you can really easily in PowerPoint 2007, dosage PowerPoint 2010, prostate or PowerPoint 2013. What we will do is change the size of the slide to match the size of the paper you want to print or present the presentation on.  Let’s see how to do it…

 

  1. Click on the Design Tab in the Ribbon
  2. Look for the “Customize” group at the far right hand end of the ribbon

  3. Click on “Slide Size”
  4. Click on “Custom Slide Size”

  5. In the “Slide Size” dialog box that appears, select your preferred slide size from the drop down box. In this case select “Letter Paper (8.5x11in).

  6. If you want the slides to be in portrait orientation – so they print out as you would read them naturally on Letter paper… make sure you select “Portrait” in the Slide Orientation section

There you have it – your Letter Sized Presentation!

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TNP 😉

Add, subtract or average time in Excel

If you are like me and you want to do some kind of calculation or duration in hours, audiologist minutes and seconds – I am sure you have been very frustrated with Excel totally ignoring what you want to achieve! Well did you know that it isn’t as hard as Excel makes it out to be! You can very quickly do calculations like adding two times together, medicine subtracting times from each other, more about or seeing what the average time is of a range. They key is to ensure that your cells or formatted correctly first. Here is how you do it!

  1. Select the cells that you want to add your times to
  2. Right click, and then select “format cells” from the menu that appears
  3. In the “format cells” dialog box that appears, make sure you are on the “Number” tab
  4. In the category box, select “custom”
  5. Look for a Type in the list which looks like [h]:mm:ss and select it
  6. Click Ok

Now that your numbers are formatted correctly as times, you can start doing your calculations. Simply add, subtract or average like you normally would in excel using formulas like =SUM(), and =AVERAGE()

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Select difficult to get to objects in Word using the Selection Pane

Have you ever worked on a document with a lot of shapes, buy diagrams, pictures or text boxes?  Don’t you hate it when they overlap or are on top of each other and it is near on impossible to select the right object!  You may be like me and move the objects on top to get to the ones below … but did you know that there is an easier, much better way?  There is – using the Selection Pane.

The selection pane enables you to select the object by its name, irrespective of where the object is in your document.   Not only that, you can make an object invisible for a short amount of time so you can see everything else underneath it!

To turn on the selection pane in Word:

  1. On the “Home” tab, look for  the “Editing” group on the right hand side of the screen
  2. Click on the little arrow beside “Select”
  3. Select “Selection Pane”

The selection pane will appear as a task pane on the right hand side of your Word screen.  To select an object in your document, simply click on the name of the one you are after.  You can make an object invisible by simply clicking on the “eye”.  To bring it back, click on the “closed eye”.

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Find out Exactly what is included in Office 365

Don’t you hate that annoying email pop up whenever you get an email in Outlook 2013?  Well there is an easy way to turn it off.  All you have to do is:

  1. Click on “File”
  2. Click on “Options”
  3. From the Outlook Options dialog box that appears, page click on “Mail” in the left hand column
  4. Look for the section called “Message Arrival”.  If you want to turn all notifications off, purchase including sound, the mouse pointer turning into an envelope, the envelope icon in the task bar and the pesky desktop alert, simply untick the options you don’t want.
  5. Click “OK”

Simple as that!  If you want to turn them back on simply repeat the process, but tick the notifications you want!  If you are using Outlook 2010 the process is very similar

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TNP 😉

Are you deploying Office 2010 in your organisation and looking for a great (ie FREE!) way to increase the adoption of Office 2010?  Or maybe you are a home user just interested in learning more about Word, clinic Outlook or Excel?

Either way – Microsoft have a great training tool available which can help you or  your people get more out of Office 2010.  It is the Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver.

Now you need to be running Windows 7 to use it, glands
but if you are, it is one of the better ways I have seen to learn more about Office.

Click here to download the screensaver today.  Thanks to Ian Palangio from Microsoft Australia for pointing it out!

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TNP Winking smile

Are you one of the thousands of businesses around the word looking to use Microsoft’s Office 365 “cloud” service, sales but don’t know where to start?

Well Microsoft Press have made available a free e-book which helps you get started.  Called “pilule
Anytime.”

I like this book for a few reasons.  Firstly – FREE!  Secondly, ambulance
it covers a lot of the questions you probably have about Office 365 and gives you some pretty good answers.  It covers topics like:

  • Getting Started with Office 365
  • Administering an Office 365 Account
  • What your team can do with Office 365
  • Creating your Team Site with SharePoint Online
  • Posting, Sharing and Managing Files
  • Adding and Managing Workflows
  • Working with Office 2010 Web Apps
  • Going Mobile with Office 365

It is a good blend of technical content for the folk that need to set up and run Office 365 for others, plus a little bit of user content to help you understand exactly how Office 365 works under the covers, and how you can use it to work better, faster, and stronger!

You can download the free Office 365 ebook from Microsoft here.

Don’t you hate when you are typing an email address into an email you are sending, stuff
and you accidently add the wrong one!  Maybe there are two people you have emailed before.  Both with the same first name, rehabilitation
and similar surnames.  But one is your boss, salve
and the other is your best friend. 

You don’t want to accidently send your boss those pictures from the weekend right!!??!?!?!

That feature, where the names automatically pop us is called “Auto Complete”.  It is a handy feature if you email people regularly, but can cause you problems if you are not careful.

So – if you want to delete a name form your Auto Complete list in Outlook 2010… what do you do?

Simple!

Just start typing their name in.  When it appears in the auto complete list, simply look to the right of their name.  You should see a cross or a check – ie a delete button.  Just click on that, and that name and email address is removed from your auto complete list.

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

One of my favourite things about Office 365 is that by using the SharePoint Online functionality that comes with it, remedy you can quickly create a secure extranet to share documents, medications
collaborate, adiposity
and communicate with people outside your organisation.

In fact, depending on the Office 365 plan you are on, you can invite up to 50 people who are not on your Office 365 environment to participate!

Not only that, the best part is that it only takes a couple of minutes to set up, and once you have, it is even faster next time you want to create another extranet (maybe for another customer or supplier)

So how do you do it?

1) Go to the Office 365 Admin Portal (portal.microsoftonline.com, and click on “Admin”)

2) Click on “Manage SharePoint”

3) Click on “Manage Site Collections

4) Click on “Settings”

5) Click “Manage External Users”

6) Click “Allow” and “Save”

7) Go to the site collection (the site that will be your extranet) then click “Site Actions”

8) "Click “Site Settings”

9) Look for “Site Collection Administration” and click on “Site Collection Features”

10) Look for “External User Invitations” and click “Activate” (if it isn’t activated already)

11) Go to the site you want to share, click “Site Settings”

12) Click “Share Site”

13) Type in the email addresses of the folk that you want to invite to participate in your new Office 365 / SharePoint Online extranet!!!!

Now one thing that you should note is that at the time of writing this article, your external parties need to use a Hotmail ID, or a Microsoft Online Services ID to log into your extranet.  In the future you should be able to use any email address which will make it even easier.

So there you have it – a fully functioning, secure extranet in just minutes using Office 365!  How good is that!!!!

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TNP 😉

Are you considering moving your business to Office 365?  Well the www.office365.com website does a good job of explaining at a high level what you get for your dollar – but for some of us that isn’t enough information.

What if you want to get down to the fine detail before making a decision to go to Office 365?

Well luckily Microsoft have published what the call “Service Descriptions”.  These documents outline exactly what you get, implant
explain the differences between all the plans, there and ultimately help you decide what plan is right for you.

The Office 365 for Enterprise Service Descriptions include:

  • Microsoft Exchange Online Archiving Service Description
  • Microsoft Exchange Online for Enterprises Service Description
  • Microsoft Lync Online for Enterprises Service Description
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus Service Description
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps Service Description
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online for Enterprises Service Description
  • Office 365 for Enterprises Service Description
  • Office 365 Identity Service Description
  • Office 365 Mobility Service Description
  • Office 365 Security and Service Continuity Service Description
  • Office 365 Support for Apple Mac and iOS Devices

You can find all the information here.

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TNP 😉

Create an Extranet using Office 365

Don’t you hate that annoying email pop up whenever you get an email in Outlook 2013?  Well there is an easy way to turn it off.  All you have to do is:

  1. Click on “File”
  2. Click on “Options”
  3. From the Outlook Options dialog box that appears, page click on “Mail” in the left hand column
  4. Look for the section called “Message Arrival”.  If you want to turn all notifications off, purchase including sound, the mouse pointer turning into an envelope, the envelope icon in the task bar and the pesky desktop alert, simply untick the options you don’t want.
  5. Click “OK”

Simple as that!  If you want to turn them back on simply repeat the process, but tick the notifications you want!  If you are using Outlook 2010 the process is very similar

’till next time
TNP 😉

Are you deploying Office 2010 in your organisation and looking for a great (ie FREE!) way to increase the adoption of Office 2010?  Or maybe you are a home user just interested in learning more about Word, clinic Outlook or Excel?

Either way – Microsoft have a great training tool available which can help you or  your people get more out of Office 2010.  It is the Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver.

Now you need to be running Windows 7 to use it, glands
but if you are, it is one of the better ways I have seen to learn more about Office.

Click here to download the screensaver today.  Thanks to Ian Palangio from Microsoft Australia for pointing it out!

‘till next time!
TNP Winking smile

Are you one of the thousands of businesses around the word looking to use Microsoft’s Office 365 “cloud” service, sales but don’t know where to start?

Well Microsoft Press have made available a free e-book which helps you get started.  Called “pilule
Anytime.”

I like this book for a few reasons.  Firstly – FREE!  Secondly, ambulance
it covers a lot of the questions you probably have about Office 365 and gives you some pretty good answers.  It covers topics like:

  • Getting Started with Office 365
  • Administering an Office 365 Account
  • What your team can do with Office 365
  • Creating your Team Site with SharePoint Online
  • Posting, Sharing and Managing Files
  • Adding and Managing Workflows
  • Working with Office 2010 Web Apps
  • Going Mobile with Office 365

It is a good blend of technical content for the folk that need to set up and run Office 365 for others, plus a little bit of user content to help you understand exactly how Office 365 works under the covers, and how you can use it to work better, faster, and stronger!

You can download the free Office 365 ebook from Microsoft here.

Don’t you hate when you are typing an email address into an email you are sending, stuff
and you accidently add the wrong one!  Maybe there are two people you have emailed before.  Both with the same first name, rehabilitation
and similar surnames.  But one is your boss, salve
and the other is your best friend. 

You don’t want to accidently send your boss those pictures from the weekend right!!??!?!?!

That feature, where the names automatically pop us is called “Auto Complete”.  It is a handy feature if you email people regularly, but can cause you problems if you are not careful.

So – if you want to delete a name form your Auto Complete list in Outlook 2010… what do you do?

Simple!

Just start typing their name in.  When it appears in the auto complete list, simply look to the right of their name.  You should see a cross or a check – ie a delete button.  Just click on that, and that name and email address is removed from your auto complete list.

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

One of my favourite things about Office 365 is that by using the SharePoint Online functionality that comes with it, remedy you can quickly create a secure extranet to share documents, medications
collaborate, adiposity
and communicate with people outside your organisation.

In fact, depending on the Office 365 plan you are on, you can invite up to 50 people who are not on your Office 365 environment to participate!

Not only that, the best part is that it only takes a couple of minutes to set up, and once you have, it is even faster next time you want to create another extranet (maybe for another customer or supplier)

So how do you do it?

1) Go to the Office 365 Admin Portal (portal.microsoftonline.com, and click on “Admin”)

2) Click on “Manage SharePoint”

3) Click on “Manage Site Collections

4) Click on “Settings”

5) Click “Manage External Users”

6) Click “Allow” and “Save”

7) Go to the site collection (the site that will be your extranet) then click “Site Actions”

8) "Click “Site Settings”

9) Look for “Site Collection Administration” and click on “Site Collection Features”

10) Look for “External User Invitations” and click “Activate” (if it isn’t activated already)

11) Go to the site you want to share, click “Site Settings”

12) Click “Share Site”

13) Type in the email addresses of the folk that you want to invite to participate in your new Office 365 / SharePoint Online extranet!!!!

Now one thing that you should note is that at the time of writing this article, your external parties need to use a Hotmail ID, or a Microsoft Online Services ID to log into your extranet.  In the future you should be able to use any email address which will make it even easier.

So there you have it – a fully functioning, secure extranet in just minutes using Office 365!  How good is that!!!!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Getting Started with Office 365? Get the E-Book

Don’t you hate that annoying email pop up whenever you get an email in Outlook 2013?  Well there is an easy way to turn it off.  All you have to do is:

  1. Click on “File”
  2. Click on “Options”
  3. From the Outlook Options dialog box that appears, page click on “Mail” in the left hand column
  4. Look for the section called “Message Arrival”.  If you want to turn all notifications off, purchase including sound, the mouse pointer turning into an envelope, the envelope icon in the task bar and the pesky desktop alert, simply untick the options you don’t want.
  5. Click “OK”

Simple as that!  If you want to turn them back on simply repeat the process, but tick the notifications you want!  If you are using Outlook 2010 the process is very similar

’till next time
TNP 😉

Are you deploying Office 2010 in your organisation and looking for a great (ie FREE!) way to increase the adoption of Office 2010?  Or maybe you are a home user just interested in learning more about Word, clinic Outlook or Excel?

Either way – Microsoft have a great training tool available which can help you or  your people get more out of Office 2010.  It is the Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver.

Now you need to be running Windows 7 to use it, glands
but if you are, it is one of the better ways I have seen to learn more about Office.

Click here to download the screensaver today.  Thanks to Ian Palangio from Microsoft Australia for pointing it out!

‘till next time!
TNP Winking smile

Are you one of the thousands of businesses around the word looking to use Microsoft’s Office 365 “cloud” service, sales but don’t know where to start?

Well Microsoft Press have made available a free e-book which helps you get started.  Called “pilule
Anytime.”

I like this book for a few reasons.  Firstly – FREE!  Secondly, ambulance
it covers a lot of the questions you probably have about Office 365 and gives you some pretty good answers.  It covers topics like:

  • Getting Started with Office 365
  • Administering an Office 365 Account
  • What your team can do with Office 365
  • Creating your Team Site with SharePoint Online
  • Posting, Sharing and Managing Files
  • Adding and Managing Workflows
  • Working with Office 2010 Web Apps
  • Going Mobile with Office 365

It is a good blend of technical content for the folk that need to set up and run Office 365 for others, plus a little bit of user content to help you understand exactly how Office 365 works under the covers, and how you can use it to work better, faster, and stronger!

You can download the free Office 365 ebook from Microsoft here.

Change the auto-save time for draft emails in Outlook 2007

Do you want your page to stretch right across your monitor?  By using “Zoom to Page Width” you can do just that.

To Zoom to Page Width in Word 2007:

1) Click on the “View” tab in the ribbon

2) Look for the “Zoom” group

3) Click on “Page Width”

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TNP 😉

Are you really annoyed by the sound that Outlook makes when an email arrives in your (or more likely your colleagues) inbox.  Or do you need to know instantly when there is a new message addressed to you?

Whichever side of the fence you sit on, sovaldi
the chime or sound email notification is a configurable feature of Outlook 2007.

To turn on or turn of audible email notifications in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “Tools” in the menu”

2) Click on “Options”

3) Make sure you are on the “Preferences” tab

4) Click on “E-mail Options…”

5) Click on “Advanced E-Mail Options…”

6) About 1/3 of the way down the “Advanced E-mail Options” windows, hospital there is a section called “When new items arrive in my Inbox”.  Check (or uncheck) “Play a sound”

7) Click “OK” three times to close all the windows

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TNP 😉

Gridlines are a great tool to use if you have a number of objects in your Word document, this web
and want to ensure proper alignment between them all.

To turn on gridlines (which appear in the background of your document, this web
and do not get printed):

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

2) Look for the “Arrange” group – on the right hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on “Align”

4) Click on “View Gridlines”

 

To turn gridlines off again, just repeat the process above.  You will notice that this is another option when you click on “Align”, called “Grid Settings”  Using this feature you can customise how the grid appears and impacts in your document.  For example, you can ensure that objects snap to each other, the spacing of the grid, and whether the grid uses your margins or not.  Very good if you want fine control over the placement of objects in your document.

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TNP 😉

Those of you who have been desktop publishing for a while will know what Widow/Orphan control is. 

For those that don’t… imagine that you are writing a paragraph, noun
and the last line of the paragraph doesn’t quite fit on one page, so it jumps to the next page.  That would look pretty silly right? 

Well Widow/Orphan control is the way that Word makes sure that the exact situation described above does not happen.  By default Widow/Orphan control in Word 2007 will be turned on, but like everything in Word, you can toggle it to meet your needs.

To toggle Widow/Orphan control in Word 2007:

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

2) Look for the “Paragraph” group

3) Click on the little square and arrow icon in the bottom right hand border of the “Paragraph” group

4) Click on the “Line and Page Breaks” tab of the box that appears

5) In the “Pagination” group, uncheck (or check) the “Widow/Orphan control” checkbox

 

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TNP 😉

Do you have one of those new widescreen monitors, illness and would love to make the most of it!  Well with Word 2007 you can view two pages at a time side by side – making the most of your valuable screen real estate.

To view two pages at a time in Word 2007:

1) Click on the “View” tab of the ribbon

2) Look for the “Zoom” group – should be in the middle of the ribbon

3) Click on “Two Pages”

 

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TNP 😉

Do you want to quickly insert a blank page into your Word 2007 document?  Instead of hitting enter 40 times, human enhancement
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!

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TNP 😉

Have you ever read a document that has a line like… “See more in section 5.1” or “Refer to figure 8”

Did you know in Word 2007 you can create these cross references, search and automatically include a hyperlink which when clicked will take the reader directly to the content?

It looks a little complicated when you first take a look, viagra but here is the easy way to create a cross reference in Word 2007

1) Make sure any content you are going to cross reference to exists in the first place.  If you have pictures which you will refer to as figures for example, this site
make sure you are using captions – if not, you can’t cross reference to them

2) Click where you want the cross reference to be placed in your document

3) Click on the “Insert” tab of the ribbon

4) Look for the “Links group”

5) Click on “Cross-reference”

6) You will see two drop down boxes in the “Cross-reference” window.  In the first drop down box, select the type of thing in your document you want to cross reference to – for example if you want to link to a heading, select “Heading”, if you want to cross reference to a figure, select “Figure”

7) You will notice that in the big white box below, a list of all the different things you can cross reference to will now appear.  Select the item you want to cross reference to.  Note, if it doesn’t appear in the list, chances are you haven’t used the right caption, or used a heading style on the item

8) In the second drop down box, select how you want the cross reference described to take the reader of the document – do you just want the page number? or the heading text, or the caption, or the figure number?  Select your preferred option

9) When you are ready, click on “Insert”

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TNP 😉

If you have ever printed handouts for your PowerPoint presentations before, medical
you know that they can be pretty bland.  Just the slides all stacked up on a page, check
with plenty of whitespace.

Well did you know that you have complete control over how those handouts actually look?  You can add your company logo, or a copyright statement, or remove the date or the page numbers.  You can do whatever you want!

All of this is controlled from what is called the “Handout Master”.  Those of you familiar with the “Slide Master” will know exactly what we are talking about.  The easiest way to describe the handout master is that it is the template for all the handouts printed from the presentation.

To access the Handout Master in PowerPoint 2007:

1) Click on the “View” tab in the ribbon

2) In the “Presentation Views” group on the left hand side, click on “Handout Master”

Once you are in the master, you can control all manner of different things, including the page setup, the handout orientation (portrait or landscape), the slide orientation on the handouts, and how many slides will appear on each page.

To get out of the “Handout Master” view… simply click the “Close Master View” button on the right hand side of the ribbon

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TNP 😉

Usually PowerPoint presentations are built to be delivered on-screen.  Using the print options you can create handouts and notes pages that you can then print out and hand to your audience. 

But did you know that you can use PowerPoint to design presentations built specifically to be delivered in the print format.  One slide per A4 or Letter page (and not a cropped or zoomed version of an onscreen slide)

To do so, about it
all you need to do is change the page size of the PowerPoint slides in your deck.

1) Click on the “Design” tab

2) Click on “Page Setup” in the “Page Setup” group on the left hand side of the ribbon

3) In the “Page Setup” window, more
in the drop down box “Slides sized for:” select your preferred paper size

This is a great way to design slides specifically for transparencies or over-head projectors as well.

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TNP 😉

Are you really annoyed by the sound that Outlook makes when an email arrives in your (or more likely your colleagues) inbox.  Or do you need to know instantly when there is a new message addressed to you?

Whichever side of the fence you sit on, side effects
the chime or sound email notification is a configurable feature of Outlook 2007.

To turn on or turn of audible email notifications in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “Tools” in the menu”

2) Click on “Options”

3) Make sure you are on the “Preferences” tab

4) Click on “E-mail Options…”

5) Click on “Advanced E-Mail Options…”

6) About 1/3 of the way down the “Advanced E-mail Options” windows, here there is a section called “When new items arrive in my Inbox”.  Check (or uncheck) “Play a sound”

7) Click “OK” three times to close all the windows

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TNP 😉

Did you know that Outlook 2007 saves drafts of your emails as you type them?  This is great if you accidentally close the email window before sending, pharm
or start an email and then the power goes out.

By default Outlook will save a draft every three minutes.  But if you are paranoid about losing your work… or don’t care that much… you can change the timeframes in which the auto-save occurs.

To increase or decrease the auto-save time for draft emails in Outlook 2007:

1) Click “Options” from the menu

2) Make sure you are on the “Preferences” tab”

3) Click the “E-mail Options…” button

4) Click the “Advanced E-Mail Options…” button (about half way down the window)

5) Beside the first checkbox (“AutoSave items every:”) change the number to the number of minutes you would like the interval to be

6) Click OK 3 times to close all the windows

 

To find the drafts that Outlook saves, just take a look in your drafts folder

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TNP 😉

Change the default width of cells 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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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Are you doing a school assignment, anorexia
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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.

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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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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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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!

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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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

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Does your Junk Mail folder in Outlook 2007 seem to continually build up with… well… junk mail?  If you are confident that no important mail ever ends up in your junk mail folder, epilepsy
you can set Outlook to automatically delete junk mail instead.

To automatically delete junk mail in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click on “Options”

3) Make sure you are on the “Preferences” tab”

4) In the “E-mail” section, click on the “Junk E-mail…” button

5) On the “Options” tab, look half way down for a checkbox that says “Permanently delete suspected junk e-mail instead of moving it to the Junk E-mail folder”.  Check that check box.

To stop the automatic deletion of junk mail, repeat the process, and just uncheck the checkbox in step 5

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You know how that box always pops up whenever you have a reminder in Outlook 2007?  Well if you accidentally close it, site and want to review all the reminders you currently have, obesity
there is a quick way to make the reminders window appear again.

1) Click on “View”

2) Click on “Reminders Window”

 

Easy as that!

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Do you want a great looking presentation, stuff
but without all the design elements you find in the themes that come out of the box in PowerPoint 2007?

Well the simple, Breast
and great looking option is to use a Slide Background.  A slide background is a simple gradient that will turn any standard barebones deck into one that looks very professional.

To add a simple background to your PowerPoint 2007 presentation:

1) Click on the “Design” tab of the ribbon

2) Look for the “Background” group – on the right hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on “Background Styles”

4) Select your preferred background

 

You will notice that not all the colours of the rainbow are available.  Background styles are linked to the current colour palette that you have selected in the document.  If you play around with the colors by clicking on the “Colors” button whilst you are still on the “Design” tab of the ribbon, you will notice the background colour change to match the new palette.

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Do you want to do some hard core data manipulation in your PowerPoint presentation?

Well instead of adding a simple table layout to your slide, capsule you can actually add an Excel spreadsheet.  You have all the features of Excel – like formulas, illness
but in a nice looking PowerPoint table.

To insert an Excel table in PowerPoint 2007, no rx PowerPoint 2010 or PowerPoint 2013:

1) Make sure you are on the slide you want to include the table in

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

3) Click on the little arrow below the “Table” button

4) Click on “Excel Spreadsheet”

5) Enter your data, manipulate it, and format the table as you desire

 

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Do you want to copy one, this
two, prostate three or more slides and reuse them in your PowerPoint 2007 slide deck?

There are two ways you can go about it – the first is plain old copy and paste.  The other is to use the “Duplicate Slide” feature.

To duplicate slides in PowerPoint 2007:

1) Select the slide or slides you want to duplicate

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

3) Look for the “Slides” group

4) Click on the little arrow underneath “New Slide”

5) Click on “Duplicate Selected Slides”

 

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Do you want to create a slide that is Portrait, symptoms
instead of the default Landscape slide orientation?

To change to Portrait in PowerPoint 2007:

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

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group – on the left hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on “Slide Orientation”

4) Click on “Portrait”

To reverse back to Landscape, discount
just repeat the process above, but instead of clicking “Portrait” at step 4, click on “Landscape”.

 

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Don’t you hate it when you accidently click on a text box on your slide and move it?  Before you know it, rx
your heading one one slide, or the body text on another is completely out of whack with the rest of your presentation.

The good news is that there is a way to reset the slide back to normal.  Funnily enough, it is called “Reset”.  The best of this feature is, that it only resets the layout of the slide – your text will remain intact!

To reset a slide in PowerPoint 2007:

1) Select the slide you want to reset

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

3) Look for the “Slides” group, close to the left hand side of the ribbon

4) Click on the “Reset” button – the button that looks like a slide with a blue arrow pointing to the left

 

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Do you want to be able to always see the headings of your columns whilst you scroll through your Excel 2007 spreadsheet?

To do that, sale you need to “Freeze” the top row of your sheet.

To Freeze the top row in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

1) Click on the “View” tab of the ribbon

2) Look for the “Window” group

3) Click on “Freeze Panes”

4) Click on “Freeze Top Row”

 

To unfreeze the top row, just repeat the process above, but instead of clicking “Freeze Top Row” in step 4), just click on “Unfreeze Panes”

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

To sort from high to low in Excel 2007, Sildenafil
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.

 

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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.

 

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Do you regularly resize the width of your columns and cells in Excel 2007?  Maybe you make them bigger?  Maybe you make them smaller.  Either way, information pills
there is a quick method to change the width of all the columns (and therefore cells) in your spreadsheet.

To change the default width in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

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

2) Look for the “Cells” group

3) Click on “Format”

4) Click on “Default Width…”

5) in the “Standard Width” box that appears, type in the desired width of your columns

6) Click “OK”

 

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Set Junk Mail to automatically delete 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…

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View more presentations from Paul Woods.

I hope you enjoy!

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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!

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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!

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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!

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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”, 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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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

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Does your Junk Mail folder in Outlook 2007 seem to continually build up with… well… junk mail?  If you are confident that no important mail ever ends up in your junk mail folder, epilepsy
you can set Outlook to automatically delete junk mail instead.

To automatically delete junk mail in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click on “Options”

3) Make sure you are on the “Preferences” tab”

4) In the “E-mail” section, click on the “Junk E-mail…” button

5) On the “Options” tab, look half way down for a checkbox that says “Permanently delete suspected junk e-mail instead of moving it to the Junk E-mail folder”.  Check that check box.

To stop the automatic deletion of junk mail, repeat the process, and just uncheck the checkbox in step 5

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Change the design of your handouts in PowerPoint 2007

Do you want your page to stretch right across your monitor?  By using “Zoom to Page Width” you can do just that.

To Zoom to Page Width in Word 2007:

1) Click on the “View” tab in the ribbon

2) Look for the “Zoom” group

3) Click on “Page Width”

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Are you really annoyed by the sound that Outlook makes when an email arrives in your (or more likely your colleagues) inbox.  Or do you need to know instantly when there is a new message addressed to you?

Whichever side of the fence you sit on, sovaldi
the chime or sound email notification is a configurable feature of Outlook 2007.

To turn on or turn of audible email notifications in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “Tools” in the menu”

2) Click on “Options”

3) Make sure you are on the “Preferences” tab

4) Click on “E-mail Options…”

5) Click on “Advanced E-Mail Options…”

6) About 1/3 of the way down the “Advanced E-mail Options” windows, hospital there is a section called “When new items arrive in my Inbox”.  Check (or uncheck) “Play a sound”

7) Click “OK” three times to close all the windows

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Gridlines are a great tool to use if you have a number of objects in your Word document, this web
and want to ensure proper alignment between them all.

To turn on gridlines (which appear in the background of your document, this web
and do not get printed):

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

2) Look for the “Arrange” group – on the right hand side of the ribbon

3) Click on “Align”

4) Click on “View Gridlines”

 

To turn gridlines off again, just repeat the process above.  You will notice that this is another option when you click on “Align”, called “Grid Settings”  Using this feature you can customise how the grid appears and impacts in your document.  For example, you can ensure that objects snap to each other, the spacing of the grid, and whether the grid uses your margins or not.  Very good if you want fine control over the placement of objects in your document.

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Those of you who have been desktop publishing for a while will know what Widow/Orphan control is. 

For those that don’t… imagine that you are writing a paragraph, noun
and the last line of the paragraph doesn’t quite fit on one page, so it jumps to the next page.  That would look pretty silly right? 

Well Widow/Orphan control is the way that Word makes sure that the exact situation described above does not happen.  By default Widow/Orphan control in Word 2007 will be turned on, but like everything in Word, you can toggle it to meet your needs.

To toggle Widow/Orphan control in Word 2007:

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

2) Look for the “Paragraph” group

3) Click on the little square and arrow icon in the bottom right hand border of the “Paragraph” group

4) Click on the “Line and Page Breaks” tab of the box that appears

5) In the “Pagination” group, uncheck (or check) the “Widow/Orphan control” checkbox

 

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Do you have one of those new widescreen monitors, illness and would love to make the most of it!  Well with Word 2007 you can view two pages at a time side by side – making the most of your valuable screen real estate.

To view two pages at a time in Word 2007:

1) Click on the “View” tab of the ribbon

2) Look for the “Zoom” group – should be in the middle of the ribbon

3) Click on “Two Pages”

 

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Do you want to quickly insert a blank page into your Word 2007 document?  Instead of hitting enter 40 times, human enhancement
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!

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Have you ever read a document that has a line like… “See more in section 5.1” or “Refer to figure 8”

Did you know in Word 2007 you can create these cross references, search and automatically include a hyperlink which when clicked will take the reader directly to the content?

It looks a little complicated when you first take a look, viagra but here is the easy way to create a cross reference in Word 2007

1) Make sure any content you are going to cross reference to exists in the first place.  If you have pictures which you will refer to as figures for example, this site
make sure you are using captions – if not, you can’t cross reference to them

2) Click where you want the cross reference to be placed in your document

3) Click on the “Insert” tab of the ribbon

4) Look for the “Links group”

5) Click on “Cross-reference”

6) You will see two drop down boxes in the “Cross-reference” window.  In the first drop down box, select the type of thing in your document you want to cross reference to – for example if you want to link to a heading, select “Heading”, if you want to cross reference to a figure, select “Figure”

7) You will notice that in the big white box below, a list of all the different things you can cross reference to will now appear.  Select the item you want to cross reference to.  Note, if it doesn’t appear in the list, chances are you haven’t used the right caption, or used a heading style on the item

8) In the second drop down box, select how you want the cross reference described to take the reader of the document – do you just want the page number? or the heading text, or the caption, or the figure number?  Select your preferred option

9) When you are ready, click on “Insert”

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If you have ever printed handouts for your PowerPoint presentations before, medical
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with plenty of whitespace.

Well did you know that you have complete control over how those handouts actually look?  You can add your company logo, or a copyright statement, or remove the date or the page numbers.  You can do whatever you want!

All of this is controlled from what is called the “Handout Master”.  Those of you familiar with the “Slide Master” will know exactly what we are talking about.  The easiest way to describe the handout master is that it is the template for all the handouts printed from the presentation.

To access the Handout Master in PowerPoint 2007:

1) Click on the “View” tab in the ribbon

2) In the “Presentation Views” group on the left hand side, click on “Handout Master”

Once you are in the master, you can control all manner of different things, including the page setup, the handout orientation (portrait or landscape), the slide orientation on the handouts, and how many slides will appear on each page.

To get out of the “Handout Master” view… simply click the “Close Master View” button on the right hand side of the ribbon

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