Change the Search Highlight Color 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.
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 😉

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!

‘till next time!
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!

‘till next time!
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”

‘till next time!
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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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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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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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 😉

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!

‘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!

‘till next time!
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!

‘till next time!
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”

‘till next time!
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…”

 

‘till next time!
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.

‘till next time!
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!

‘till next time!
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

‘till next time!
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!

‘till next time!
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 😉

Start Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 automatically

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!

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 😉
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 😉

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 😉

Forward an email as an attachment in Outlook 2007

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
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but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

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So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

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Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

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Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

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Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

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Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

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Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

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So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
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three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

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Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

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

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

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

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

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Have you or a creative genius close to you built an unreal shockwave/flash animation and you want to show the world?

Did you know that you can show off that animation using PowerPoint 2007?  Bet you didn’t.  That being said it isn’t the simplest of things you can do – but it does work.  Here is the step by step guide to doing it!

1) Open PowerPoint 2007 (obvious right!)

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the “Ribbon”.  If you can’t, more about
click on the Office menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner), visit this
then click on “PowerPoint Options”, and make sure that you check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” box!

3) Go to the slide you want the .swf file to appear

4) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

5) Look for the “More Controls” button in the controls group.  It is the one with a spanner and a hammer with three dots underneath it.  Once you find it – click on it

6) The “More Controls” box will appear.  Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”.  Click on that, then click “OK”

7) You will notice your cursor is now a cross, and no longer an arrow.  That means you can now draw where you want your Shockwave/Flash file to appear on your slide.  Simply draw with your mouse, and use the adjustment handles on the box to make sure it is just the right size and position on your slide.  When you are done you should see a wireframe box with a big “X” through the middle of it

8) Now we want to link your .swf file into your PowerPoint 2007 presentation.  Click on the box you just drew, then right click, and select “Properties”

9) In the properties box that appears, look for the “Movie” property, and then add the location of your .swf file (for example c: emp est.swf)

10) Quickly run your presentation and watch in awe as your shockwave file hits the big screen in your PowerPoint 2007 presentation

 

So how did you go?  Sure it is a little complicated to get there, but boy does it look good once you have that file playing through PowerPoint.

Just a word of warning though – this only LINKS to the .swf file, so if you email or share the presentation with others, chances are the link will break and you will need to go through the above process again to re-link the PowerPoint deck to the .swf

That being said… it is well worth the effort!

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So you have upgraded to Word 2007, nurse
but none of your friends, this
colleagues, this
co-workers, family, pets, neighbours, local government officials or industry tycoons have upgraded yet!  

And even worse still, they are all too lazy to download the Office Compatibility pack!  Can you believe it!

So what are you to do?  Well if you are one of the many people out there in this situation, about all you can do is save your Word 2007 documents in the old Word 97-2003 .doc format.  Only problem is every time you go to save, you need to use a few extra mouse clicks to make it happen.  If only you could set Word 2007 to default to save as a .doc file? 

Well guess what – you can!  Here is how:

1) Open up Word 2007

2) Click on the Office Menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner of Word 2007)

3) Click on “Word Options”

4) Click on the “Save” button in the left hand column

5) Look at the very first option on that screen – it lets you select the default save format.  It will be currently set to “Word Document (*.docx)”.  You want to change it to “Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)” using the drop down menu.

6) Click “OK”

 

There you have it!  Now Word 2007 will automatically default to save your documents in the old Word 2003 format.  And more importantly, all your friends, colleagues, workmates etc will now want to talk to you again!

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Are you an active user of Groove 2007, anabolics
and are constantly bombarded with alerts telling you manner of things have changed!  Well there is an easy way to stop the insanity, the annoyance, and be more productive.  All you need to do is “Suppress” the alerts:

1) Look at the Groove 2007 Launchbar

2) In the “Common Tasks” section, simply click on “Suppress Alerts”

 

If you get bored and want your alerts back, simply go back to the Launchbar, and click “Show Alerts”

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Do you love using copy and paste in Word 2007?  Well if you do, noun
you might know that your clipboard can keep up to the last 24 things you have copied, decease
just in case you want to use them again.

But how do you see what is still on your clipboard, click
and more importantly, how do you use those “clips” again?

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

2) Look for the “Clipboard” group – it should be the one on the left hand side

3) Click on the little square that looks like it has an arrow pointing out of it, in the bottom right hand corner of the “Clipboard” group

4) A box showing everything in the clipboard will appear

 

Now all you need to do if you want to use something on the clipboard is simply click on it in that clipboard box!  How easy is that!

And if you know you wont use something in the clipboard again, you can delete it to make room for other things.  Simply right click on the clip you want to get rid of, and click “Delete”

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Are you a hardcore spreadsheet king?  The number cruncher?  On the Accounting A-team?

Then chances are… your spelling is… well… not very good at all!

Luckily Excel 2007, misbirth
Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 all have a spell checking feature that will stop people from noticing your spelling mistakes!

1) Click on the “Review” tab in the Ribbon

2) Click on “Spelling”

or alternatively just use the “F7” keyboard shortcut!

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Are you a traditionalist who hates Graphical Interfaces.  Do you love WordPerfect classic mode, pharmacy
or run Vim at home, diabetes and Pregnancy
but have to use Word 2007 in the office?

Or do you just want to focus on writing, and none of that formatting stuff that an editor can deal with for you?

Well you might be surprised to know that you can very quickly set up Word 2007 to get rid of the Ribbon, get rid of the status bar, and change the colours to a classic monochrome green with a black background!

Bet you didn’t know that!

Well our friends over at the Microsoft Office Word Team Blog have described exactly how to set up Word 2007 in a quasi-classic mode!  You can read more about it in their post called Word Throwback “Just Write” Edition… which was coincidentally inspired by one of my favourite authors and bloggers, Tim Ferriss.

How cool is that!  Takes me back to 1989!

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Are you building a gem of a spreadsheet, hospital
but feel that it would look much better if it didn’t have those lines in between all the cells?

Well those lines are called “Gridlines” and they are really easy to turn on and off

To hide gridlines in Excel 2007, buy
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

  • Make sure you are on the “View” tab in the Ribbon
  • Look for the “Show/Hide” group
  • Click on “Gridlines” checkbox, which will make the tick (and the gridlines) disappear

To show gridlines in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

  • Do the same as above, but just make sure that you check the checkbox!

Simple as that!

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Do you HATE Tahoma?  Would you prefer something that suits your style?  Like a classy Georgia?  Or a disturbed Comic Sans MS?

Well it is really simple to change the default font in Office Communicator 2007.

1) Click on the big “Status Indicator” in the top left hand corner of your Office Communicator 2007 window

2) Click on “Options”

3) Select the “General” tab in the options box that appears

4) In the “Instance message settings section, viagra 60mg
click on “Change Font…”

5) Select your favourite font

6) Click OK twice to close all the dialog boxes

There you go… now your instant message conversations in Office Communicator 2007 will match your personal style… or as the marketing gurus say… your personal “brand”.

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For all those Visio lovers out there, find then you should already know about the Microsoft Visio Toolbox.  If not, you seriously can’t call yourself a Visio lover!

The Visio Toolbox is a collection of articles, case studies, and most importantly add-ins for Visio 2007.

So if you are looking for justification for your boss to upgrade to Visio 2007, articles on interesting topics such as “Silverlight and Visio”, or add-ins such as the Rack Server Virtualization Add-In, the Disk Space Monitoring Add-in, or the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Visio Add-in… then you need to check out the Microsoft Visio Toolbox!

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Has this ever happened to you?  You start working on your masterpiece in Word 2007, dosage
and then you send the document out to a number of people for their feedback.

They all add their two cents (some add twenty!) and then email the document back to you.

But now you are stuck in a dilemma… how do you quickly merge all those changes together into one document, viagra approved
without having to read each line and try to understand what they changed.

Well there is a great feature in Word 2007 called “Combine”.  You can use it to simply combine to documents, price
and see all the differences between the two documents.  You can track what has been inserted, what has been deleted, what has been moved, any formatting changes, and see any comments they made.

But that isn’t the best part.  It also creates a new combined document without losing the original and revised document.

So how do you do it?

1) Make sure you are on the “Review” tab in the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Compare” group

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

4) Click “Combine”

5) Select your “Original Document” and your “Revised Document”

6) Click OK

7) Check out your brand new combined Word 2007 document!

 

How easy is that!

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Did you know that you can add a footer to each and every slide in your PowerPoint 2007 deck?  It is easier than you think.

There are three areas at the bottom of each slide that the default master slide (think of it is the master layout for your PowerPoint slides) sets aside so you can add footer information to each of your slides.  Information like, orthopedist
the date, mind
the slide number, and the title of your presentation

To add a footer to your PowerPoint presentation, simply:

1) Make sure you are on the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Text” group

3) Click on “Header & Footer”

4) In the Header and Footer box that appears, select what you want to include on the slide. 

5) Click “Apply”, to apply to the current, single slide, or click “Apply to All” to apply to every slide in your presentation

There you have it – PowerPoint footers the easy way!

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We all know how handy track changes is in Word 2007… but did you know you can track changes in Excel 2007 as well?

I bet you didn’t!

It is just as easy to use as in Word… here is how!

1) Make sure you are on the “Review” tab on the Ribbon in Excel 2007, viagra Excel 2010 or Excel 2013

2) Look for the “Changes” group (should be the one on the far right hand side)

3) Click on “Track Changes”

4) Click on “Highlight Changes”

5) Check “Track changes while editing.  This also shares your workbook.”

6) Select what you want highlighted

7) Click OK

 

Once you have plenty of changes highlighted, click
just go back to the “Track Changes” button and click “Accept/Reject Changes”

Now you can really keep track of things in Excel 2007!

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We all know how handy track changes is in Word 2007… but did you know you can track changes in Excel 2007 as well?

I bet you didn’t!

It is just as easy to use as in Word… here is how!

1) Make sure you are on the “Review” tab on the Ribbon in Excel 2007, sale
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013

2) Look for the “Changes” group (should be the one on the far right hand side)

3) Click on “Track Changes”

4) Click on “Highlight Changes”

5) Check “Track changes while editing.  This also shares your workbook.”

6) Select what you want highlighted

7) Click OK

 

Once you have plenty of changes highlighted, implant
just go back to the “Track Changes” button and click “Accept/Reject Changes”

Now you can really keep track of things in Excel 2007!

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I thought I would spend some time today checking out some of the other Office 2007 help/tutorial sites out there.  There are quit a few good ones, more about
and in the interest of helping you get the most out of your Word 2007 experience, ampoule
I thought I will publish a list of my favorite ones!

Now of course, you will find the best Word 2007 tutorials (if I do say so myself) here at TheNewPaperclip.com… but if you want a bit of variety… check out a few of these guys!

Microsoft Office Online – Word 2007 Courses (Microsoft.com)

There are 27 courses here, each ranging from 20-50 minutes on a wide range of Word 2007 topics.  And this is straight from the horses mouth at Microsoft!

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial – Free & Online (BayconGroup.com)

Full of practical exercises, this beginners tutorial is broken into five lessons so you can learn at your own pace!

Microsoft Word 2007 In Pictures (InPics.net)

This is a great visual tutorial that explains exactly how to get up to speed with the basics in Word 2007 – highly recommended!

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorials (Word07.com)

Fairly comprehensive list of topics covering most of what you would want to know about Word 2007.

So there you have it – a quick selection of some of the best Word 2007 tutorials out there. 

And remember, if you want Word 2007 tips delivered to your inbox regularly, make sure you subscribe to the Office 2007 newsletter!

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Hey do you remember how awfully slow searching for emails was in old versions of Outlook? 

Well thank you to the folk at Microsoft who fixed this up and gave us a far superior search feature!  But are you getting the most out of Outlook 2007 search?

Obviously you can do a standard basic search for keywords in your emails, healing and that works quite well.  But did you know you can get quite granular with your search and find the email you are looking for much quicker?

For example, it is quite simple to search for emails that are from your boss that had the subject “Payrise” in them – and get the results very quickly without having to scroll through dozens if not hundreds of results.

So with that in mind, I thought I would run through some of the different search criteria you can use to get the most out of search in Outlook 2007.  I can’t go through every single possible search query, but you will get the idea.  Just remember that you can combine any of the searches below, and include keywords at the end to really target the email you are after.

Search for emails from an individual

Simply type “from:insert name or email address here” and that will return all the emails from that person.

For example – from:bill, or from:bill@abc.com, or from:"Bill Smith"

Search for emails sent to an individual

Simply type “to:insert name or email address here” and that will return all the emails sent to that person

For example – to:bill, or to:bill@abc.com, or to:"Bill Smith"

Search for emails received in the last x number of days

Simply type “received:timeframe" and that will return all the emails in that particular timeframe

For example – received:yesterday, or received:last week, or received:this year

Search for emails with a particular subject line

Simply type “subject:subject line” and that will return all the emails with include that subject line

For example – subject:payrise, or subject:(leave application), or subject:(lunch on thursday)

Search for emails with particular words in the body

Simply type “body:keyword” and that will return all the emails that include that keyword in the body of the email

For example – body:payrise

 

There are plenty of other search criteria you can use… here is a list:

  • If the email has been read
  • If the email has an attachment
  • Who was BCC’d on the email
  • Who was CC’d on the email
  • What categories the email was placed in
  • The due date for any follow up on the email
  • The importance of the email
  • The flag status of the email
  • What folder the email is in
  • What size the email is
  • When the email was last modified
  • What sensitivity level the email has
  • When it was sent
  • When the start date of the email follow up is

 

So there you have it, a quick introduction to the possibilities with Outlook 2007 search.  Now you can be confident that you will always be able to find emails when you need them!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Did you ever notice that when you show your PowerPoint 2007 deck that it always shows it as a full screen?

Have you ever wondered if it was possible to show a PowerPoint presentation in a window that you can resize to meet the needs of your presentation?  For example, public health
you might want to demonstrate a product, and have your presentation on the screen at the same time!

Well there is a well hidden command in PowerPoint 2007 which means you can show your deck in a window!  Here is how to do it:

1) Beside the quick access toolbar (in the top left hand corner of the screen – it is the one what has the save, and undo buttons) you will see a little arrow that points down.  Click on that

2) From the menu that appears, click “More Commands…”

3) In the “Choose commands from:” dropdown box, select “All Commands”

4) You will see literally hundreds of commands listed.  Luckily they are all in alphabetical order!  Scroll down until you find one that says “Slide Show in a Window”.  Click on that.

5) Click on the “Add > >” button to add that command to your quick access toolbar

6) Click “OK”

 

You will notice that there is a brand new button in your quick access toolbar in PowerPoint 2007.  It looks like a presentation screen, with a window in front of it.

Simply click on that button, and your presentation is now delivered through a window instead of full screen!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

If you are anything like me, condom
your handwriting is very very bad!  In fact, if you are really like me you need all the help you can get to ensure that your handwriting is legible!

Well if you are using your pen or stylus in OneNote 2007 to take notes, there is an option to help you at least write straight lines!  They are called Rule Lines, and are really easy to add to pages in your OneNote 2007 Notebooks.  Here is how…

1) Open up your notebook, and go to the page you want to add Rule Lines to

2) Click on “Format” in the menu

3) Click on “Rule Lines”

4) Select your preferred rule line option

 

There are a number of different line rules you can use to ensure you can get the most out of your OneNote 2007 notebook.  They are:

  • Narrow Ruled
  • College Ruled
  • Standard Ruled
  • Wide Ruled
  • Small Grid
  • Medium Grid
  • Large Grid
  • Very Large Grid

That’s right – you might have noticed that there is also a grid rule you can use, just like that graphing paper we had to use back in school!  Ahh the memories!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Recently I have been rummaging through the blogs over at MSDN and I just stumbled across what has to be one of the best Excel 2007 posts of the year!

Microsoft Excel and Twitter via Smart Tags in a VS 2008 Solution

Basically, symptoms
John Durant (a Microsoftie) has built some code which enables him to use Smart Tags to tweet the contents of a cell with only a couple of clicks.

How cool is that!  If you are interested in extending the functionality of Excel 2007, view
make sure you read more in John’s post here.

And if you are on Twitter, there
why not follow @thenewpaperclip for regular Office 2007 hints, tips, tricks and tutorials.

(and if you are really bored, you could follow the guy who is behind The New Paperclip – @paulwoods)

‘till next time!
TNP 🙂

Don’t you hate when you print your spreadsheet, viagra 60mg
and one or two columns end up going over onto a second page?  It happens to me ALL THE TIME!

But there is a way to save you from stressing, clinic
and save the environment at the same time 🙂

There is a page setup option in Excel 2007, pilule
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 which you can use to fit your spreadsheet onto a single page (or onto a particular number of pages that you set!)

Here is how:

1) Click on the “Page Layout” tab in the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group, and click on the little square with the arrow pointing out of it in the bottom right hand corner

3) In the “Page Setup” box that appears, look in the “Scaling” section, and select “Fit to:”

4) By default, it will be set to one page wide by one page tall.  Select how many pages wide or tall you want your spreadsheet to be printed as.

5) Click “Print Preview” if you want to take a look at what the scaled or up version of your spreadsheet will look like, and if you are happy with it – click “Print”!

6) Click “OK” to close the Page Setup box

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉
Don’t you hate when you print your spreadsheet, steroids
and one or two columns end up going over onto a second page?  It happens to me ALL THE TIME!

But there is a way to save you from stressing, unhealthy and save the environment at the same time 🙂

There is a page setup option in Excel 2007, sales
Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 which you can use to fit your spreadsheet onto a single page (or onto a particular number of pages that you set!)

Here is how:

1) Click on the “Page Layout” tab in the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group, and click on the little square with the arrow pointing out of it in the bottom right hand corner

3) In the “Page Setup” box that appears, look in the “Scaling” section, and select “Fit to:”

4) By default, it will be set to one page wide by one page tall.  Select how many pages wide or tall you want your spreadsheet to be printed as.

5) Click “Print Preview” if you want to take a look at what the scaled or up version of your spreadsheet will look like, and if you are happy with it – click “Print”!

6) Click “OK” to close the Page Setup box

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and hate typing dates?  Well did you know you can add one of those cool calendar style date pickers to your Word 2007 document?

It is pretty easy:

1) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can’t, this web
click on the Office menu (you know… the old file menu) in the top left hand corner of Word 2007, order
then click on “Word Options”.  Then simply check the third checkbox “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

2) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Controls Group”

4) Click on the icon that looks like a tiny calendar (should be the second icon on the second row)

5) Click on the control that now has been added to your document, and select your favourite date!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Page up and page down are great tools to quickly move through your Word 2007 document.  But they are not that precise.  Wouldn’t it be good if you could browse by things that matter in your document – like all the headings, medicine
or the tables, or the graphics?

Well you can!

In fact you can browse by all of the following:

  • Fields
  • Endnotes
  • Footnotes
  • Edits
  • Headings
  • Comments
  • Sections
  • Graphics
  • Tables
  • and of course, the default – Pages

… simply by using CTRL + PgUP (Page Up), and CTRL + PgDn (Page Down) – or the up and down arrows in the bottom right hand corner of your Word 2007 window

So how do you set which thing you want to browse by?  There are two ways:

1) Click on the “dot” in the bottom right hand corner of your Word 2007 window (the dot in between the two up and down arrows) – and then select what you want to browse by

or…

2) Use the shortcut “ALT + CTRL + HOME” and then select your preference

So for example, say you select “Browse by Heading”, every time you press CTRL + PgDn, the cursor will move to the next heading.  Likewise if you selected “Browse by Table”, every time you press CTRL + PgUp, the cursor will move to the previous table.

This can be a very powerful tool to use, especially if you are editing or reviewing your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are the normal line spacing (or “Leading”) options in Word 2007 just not enough?  Not very many people know it, more about
but you can have some very fine grained control over the space between your lines.

In fact, pharmacy
you can say how many “Pts” space there is – for example, tadalafil
12pts, or you can get really precise and give a spacing in cm, mm, or inches.

Here is how to do it!

1) Select the text you want to change the leading/line spacing of

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

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group, and click on the little square with an arrow pointing out of it in the bottom right hand corner of that group

4) Look down the box that appears until you get to the “Spacing” options.  In the right hand column you will see a “Line Spacing:” drop down box.  Select “Exactly”

5) Beside that dropdown box, there is a dropdown box called “At:”.  Type in your desired line spacing or leading in pts, cm, mm, or "

6) Click “OK”

 

Now you have precise control over exactly how far apart your lines appear in Word 2007!  How good is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

If you have been around the block a few times with Word 2007, pfizer
you will be more than familiar with codes.  You know… amongst other things that backwards “P” that you see at the end of the paragraph.

Well did you know you can have the same codes appear in your Publisher 2007 document as well?

It is really easy to turn on and off:

1) Look for the “backwards P” icon in the menu, and click that!

or you can just…

2) Press “CTRL + SHFT + Y”

Now you have even more control over your Publisher 2007 design!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hey, sales
we all love our Gantt charts, search
but as project managers sometimes you don’t want the Gantt chart to be the first thing you see in the morning (ain’t that the truth!)

There are literally dozens of different views you can have in Project 2007… like:

  • Bar Rollup
  • Calendar
  • Descriptive Network Diagram
  • Detail Gantt
  • Gant Chart
  • Levelling Gantt
  • Milestone Date Rollup
  • Milestone Rollup
  • Multiple Baselines Gantt
  • Network Diagram
  • Relationship Diagram
  • Resource Allocation
  • and many many more!

So how can you set one of these views as the default view in Project 2007?

1) Click on the “Tools” menu

2) Select “Options…”

3) On the “View” tab, the very first dropdown is “Default view:”.  Simply select your preferred default view

4) Click “OK”

Now you don’t have your Gantt chart popping up first thing in the morning, the flashbacks to all those bad projects should stop 🙂

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you receive those loooooooooooooong emails at work which have about 14 different message replies or forwards included in the body of the email?

Wouldn’t it  be good to start from scratch and have all that content in an attachment?  Well in Outlook 2007 you can do just that – forward an email as an attachment.  What does that mean?  That the recipient of your message can focus on your message, decease
and not all the boring messages that came beforehand 🙂

So how do you forward an email as an attachment in Outlook 2007?

1) Select your message

2) Press CTRL + ALT + “F”

3) Type your message and hit send!

 

Simple as that!  If you want to forward multiple emails as attachments, just select all the messages first before typing CTRL + ALT + “F”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Using search within Outlook 2007

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
two, Hemophilia
three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
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or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
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four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

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

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

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TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
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three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

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

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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TNP 😉

So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

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

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

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TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
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but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

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Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

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Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

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TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

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So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
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four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

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Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

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

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

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

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

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Have you or a creative genius close to you built an unreal shockwave/flash animation and you want to show the world?

Did you know that you can show off that animation using PowerPoint 2007?  Bet you didn’t.  That being said it isn’t the simplest of things you can do – but it does work.  Here is the step by step guide to doing it!

1) Open PowerPoint 2007 (obvious right!)

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the “Ribbon”.  If you can’t, more about
click on the Office menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner), visit this
then click on “PowerPoint Options”, and make sure that you check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” box!

3) Go to the slide you want the .swf file to appear

4) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

5) Look for the “More Controls” button in the controls group.  It is the one with a spanner and a hammer with three dots underneath it.  Once you find it – click on it

6) The “More Controls” box will appear.  Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”.  Click on that, then click “OK”

7) You will notice your cursor is now a cross, and no longer an arrow.  That means you can now draw where you want your Shockwave/Flash file to appear on your slide.  Simply draw with your mouse, and use the adjustment handles on the box to make sure it is just the right size and position on your slide.  When you are done you should see a wireframe box with a big “X” through the middle of it

8) Now we want to link your .swf file into your PowerPoint 2007 presentation.  Click on the box you just drew, then right click, and select “Properties”

9) In the properties box that appears, look for the “Movie” property, and then add the location of your .swf file (for example c: emp est.swf)

10) Quickly run your presentation and watch in awe as your shockwave file hits the big screen in your PowerPoint 2007 presentation

 

So how did you go?  Sure it is a little complicated to get there, but boy does it look good once you have that file playing through PowerPoint.

Just a word of warning though – this only LINKS to the .swf file, so if you email or share the presentation with others, chances are the link will break and you will need to go through the above process again to re-link the PowerPoint deck to the .swf

That being said… it is well worth the effort!

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Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

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So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

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Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

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In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

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Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

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Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

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They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

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So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
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but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

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Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

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TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

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So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

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TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

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Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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Are you writing a report, approved
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By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

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Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

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TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

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So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
two, Hemophilia
three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

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Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

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

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

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

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

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Have you or a creative genius close to you built an unreal shockwave/flash animation and you want to show the world?

Did you know that you can show off that animation using PowerPoint 2007?  Bet you didn’t.  That being said it isn’t the simplest of things you can do – but it does work.  Here is the step by step guide to doing it!

1) Open PowerPoint 2007 (obvious right!)

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the “Ribbon”.  If you can’t, more about
click on the Office menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner), visit this
then click on “PowerPoint Options”, and make sure that you check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” box!

3) Go to the slide you want the .swf file to appear

4) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

5) Look for the “More Controls” button in the controls group.  It is the one with a spanner and a hammer with three dots underneath it.  Once you find it – click on it

6) The “More Controls” box will appear.  Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”.  Click on that, then click “OK”

7) You will notice your cursor is now a cross, and no longer an arrow.  That means you can now draw where you want your Shockwave/Flash file to appear on your slide.  Simply draw with your mouse, and use the adjustment handles on the box to make sure it is just the right size and position on your slide.  When you are done you should see a wireframe box with a big “X” through the middle of it

8) Now we want to link your .swf file into your PowerPoint 2007 presentation.  Click on the box you just drew, then right click, and select “Properties”

9) In the properties box that appears, look for the “Movie” property, and then add the location of your .swf file (for example c: emp est.swf)

10) Quickly run your presentation and watch in awe as your shockwave file hits the big screen in your PowerPoint 2007 presentation

 

So how did you go?  Sure it is a little complicated to get there, but boy does it look good once you have that file playing through PowerPoint.

Just a word of warning though – this only LINKS to the .swf file, so if you email or share the presentation with others, chances are the link will break and you will need to go through the above process again to re-link the PowerPoint deck to the .swf

That being said… it is well worth the effort!

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TNP 😉

So you have upgraded to Word 2007, nurse
but none of your friends, this
colleagues, this
co-workers, family, pets, neighbours, local government officials or industry tycoons have upgraded yet!  

And even worse still, they are all too lazy to download the Office Compatibility pack!  Can you believe it!

So what are you to do?  Well if you are one of the many people out there in this situation, about all you can do is save your Word 2007 documents in the old Word 97-2003 .doc format.  Only problem is every time you go to save, you need to use a few extra mouse clicks to make it happen.  If only you could set Word 2007 to default to save as a .doc file? 

Well guess what – you can!  Here is how:

1) Open up Word 2007

2) Click on the Office Menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner of Word 2007)

3) Click on “Word Options”

4) Click on the “Save” button in the left hand column

5) Look at the very first option on that screen – it lets you select the default save format.  It will be currently set to “Word Document (*.docx)”.  You want to change it to “Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)” using the drop down menu.

6) Click “OK”

 

There you have it!  Now Word 2007 will automatically default to save your documents in the old Word 2003 format.  And more importantly, all your friends, colleagues, workmates etc will now want to talk to you again!

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Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

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TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

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Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

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TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

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TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

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TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

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TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

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TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

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TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

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TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

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TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

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TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

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TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
two, Hemophilia
three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

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

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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TNP 😉

So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

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

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you or a creative genius close to you built an unreal shockwave/flash animation and you want to show the world?

Did you know that you can show off that animation using PowerPoint 2007?  Bet you didn’t.  That being said it isn’t the simplest of things you can do – but it does work.  Here is the step by step guide to doing it!

1) Open PowerPoint 2007 (obvious right!)

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the “Ribbon”.  If you can’t, more about
click on the Office menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner), visit this
then click on “PowerPoint Options”, and make sure that you check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” box!

3) Go to the slide you want the .swf file to appear

4) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

5) Look for the “More Controls” button in the controls group.  It is the one with a spanner and a hammer with three dots underneath it.  Once you find it – click on it

6) The “More Controls” box will appear.  Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”.  Click on that, then click “OK”

7) You will notice your cursor is now a cross, and no longer an arrow.  That means you can now draw where you want your Shockwave/Flash file to appear on your slide.  Simply draw with your mouse, and use the adjustment handles on the box to make sure it is just the right size and position on your slide.  When you are done you should see a wireframe box with a big “X” through the middle of it

8) Now we want to link your .swf file into your PowerPoint 2007 presentation.  Click on the box you just drew, then right click, and select “Properties”

9) In the properties box that appears, look for the “Movie” property, and then add the location of your .swf file (for example c: emp est.swf)

10) Quickly run your presentation and watch in awe as your shockwave file hits the big screen in your PowerPoint 2007 presentation

 

So how did you go?  Sure it is a little complicated to get there, but boy does it look good once you have that file playing through PowerPoint.

Just a word of warning though – this only LINKS to the .swf file, so if you email or share the presentation with others, chances are the link will break and you will need to go through the above process again to re-link the PowerPoint deck to the .swf

That being said… it is well worth the effort!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have upgraded to Word 2007, nurse
but none of your friends, this
colleagues, this
co-workers, family, pets, neighbours, local government officials or industry tycoons have upgraded yet!  

And even worse still, they are all too lazy to download the Office Compatibility pack!  Can you believe it!

So what are you to do?  Well if you are one of the many people out there in this situation, about all you can do is save your Word 2007 documents in the old Word 97-2003 .doc format.  Only problem is every time you go to save, you need to use a few extra mouse clicks to make it happen.  If only you could set Word 2007 to default to save as a .doc file? 

Well guess what – you can!  Here is how:

1) Open up Word 2007

2) Click on the Office Menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner of Word 2007)

3) Click on “Word Options”

4) Click on the “Save” button in the left hand column

5) Look at the very first option on that screen – it lets you select the default save format.  It will be currently set to “Word Document (*.docx)”.  You want to change it to “Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)” using the drop down menu.

6) Click “OK”

 

There you have it!  Now Word 2007 will automatically default to save your documents in the old Word 2003 format.  And more importantly, all your friends, colleagues, workmates etc will now want to talk to you again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you an active user of Groove 2007, anabolics
and are constantly bombarded with alerts telling you manner of things have changed!  Well there is an easy way to stop the insanity, the annoyance, and be more productive.  All you need to do is “Suppress” the alerts:

1) Look at the Groove 2007 Launchbar

2) In the “Common Tasks” section, simply click on “Suppress Alerts”

 

If you get bored and want your alerts back, simply go back to the Launchbar, and click “Show Alerts”

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TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

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TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
two, Hemophilia
three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

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

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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TNP 😉

So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

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

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

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TNP 😉

Have you or a creative genius close to you built an unreal shockwave/flash animation and you want to show the world?

Did you know that you can show off that animation using PowerPoint 2007?  Bet you didn’t.  That being said it isn’t the simplest of things you can do – but it does work.  Here is the step by step guide to doing it!

1) Open PowerPoint 2007 (obvious right!)

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the “Ribbon”.  If you can’t, more about
click on the Office menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner), visit this
then click on “PowerPoint Options”, and make sure that you check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” box!

3) Go to the slide you want the .swf file to appear

4) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

5) Look for the “More Controls” button in the controls group.  It is the one with a spanner and a hammer with three dots underneath it.  Once you find it – click on it

6) The “More Controls” box will appear.  Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”.  Click on that, then click “OK”

7) You will notice your cursor is now a cross, and no longer an arrow.  That means you can now draw where you want your Shockwave/Flash file to appear on your slide.  Simply draw with your mouse, and use the adjustment handles on the box to make sure it is just the right size and position on your slide.  When you are done you should see a wireframe box with a big “X” through the middle of it

8) Now we want to link your .swf file into your PowerPoint 2007 presentation.  Click on the box you just drew, then right click, and select “Properties”

9) In the properties box that appears, look for the “Movie” property, and then add the location of your .swf file (for example c: emp est.swf)

10) Quickly run your presentation and watch in awe as your shockwave file hits the big screen in your PowerPoint 2007 presentation

 

So how did you go?  Sure it is a little complicated to get there, but boy does it look good once you have that file playing through PowerPoint.

Just a word of warning though – this only LINKS to the .swf file, so if you email or share the presentation with others, chances are the link will break and you will need to go through the above process again to re-link the PowerPoint deck to the .swf

That being said… it is well worth the effort!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have upgraded to Word 2007, nurse
but none of your friends, this
colleagues, this
co-workers, family, pets, neighbours, local government officials or industry tycoons have upgraded yet!  

And even worse still, they are all too lazy to download the Office Compatibility pack!  Can you believe it!

So what are you to do?  Well if you are one of the many people out there in this situation, about all you can do is save your Word 2007 documents in the old Word 97-2003 .doc format.  Only problem is every time you go to save, you need to use a few extra mouse clicks to make it happen.  If only you could set Word 2007 to default to save as a .doc file? 

Well guess what – you can!  Here is how:

1) Open up Word 2007

2) Click on the Office Menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner of Word 2007)

3) Click on “Word Options”

4) Click on the “Save” button in the left hand column

5) Look at the very first option on that screen – it lets you select the default save format.  It will be currently set to “Word Document (*.docx)”.  You want to change it to “Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)” using the drop down menu.

6) Click “OK”

 

There you have it!  Now Word 2007 will automatically default to save your documents in the old Word 2003 format.  And more importantly, all your friends, colleagues, workmates etc will now want to talk to you again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you an active user of Groove 2007, anabolics
and are constantly bombarded with alerts telling you manner of things have changed!  Well there is an easy way to stop the insanity, the annoyance, and be more productive.  All you need to do is “Suppress” the alerts:

1) Look at the Groove 2007 Launchbar

2) In the “Common Tasks” section, simply click on “Suppress Alerts”

 

If you get bored and want your alerts back, simply go back to the Launchbar, and click “Show Alerts”

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TNP 😉

Do you love using copy and paste in Word 2007?  Well if you do, noun
you might know that your clipboard can keep up to the last 24 things you have copied, decease
just in case you want to use them again.

But how do you see what is still on your clipboard, click
and more importantly, how do you use those “clips” again?

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

2) Look for the “Clipboard” group – it should be the one on the left hand side

3) Click on the little square that looks like it has an arrow pointing out of it, in the bottom right hand corner of the “Clipboard” group

4) A box showing everything in the clipboard will appear

 

Now all you need to do if you want to use something on the clipboard is simply click on it in that clipboard box!  How easy is that!

And if you know you wont use something in the clipboard again, you can delete it to make room for other things.  Simply right click on the clip you want to get rid of, and click “Delete”

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TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
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four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

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

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

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

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you or a creative genius close to you built an unreal shockwave/flash animation and you want to show the world?

Did you know that you can show off that animation using PowerPoint 2007?  Bet you didn’t.  That being said it isn’t the simplest of things you can do – but it does work.  Here is the step by step guide to doing it!

1) Open PowerPoint 2007 (obvious right!)

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the “Ribbon”.  If you can’t, more about
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then click on “PowerPoint Options”, and make sure that you check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” box!

3) Go to the slide you want the .swf file to appear

4) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

5) Look for the “More Controls” button in the controls group.  It is the one with a spanner and a hammer with three dots underneath it.  Once you find it – click on it

6) The “More Controls” box will appear.  Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”.  Click on that, then click “OK”

7) You will notice your cursor is now a cross, and no longer an arrow.  That means you can now draw where you want your Shockwave/Flash file to appear on your slide.  Simply draw with your mouse, and use the adjustment handles on the box to make sure it is just the right size and position on your slide.  When you are done you should see a wireframe box with a big “X” through the middle of it

8) Now we want to link your .swf file into your PowerPoint 2007 presentation.  Click on the box you just drew, then right click, and select “Properties”

9) In the properties box that appears, look for the “Movie” property, and then add the location of your .swf file (for example c: emp est.swf)

10) Quickly run your presentation and watch in awe as your shockwave file hits the big screen in your PowerPoint 2007 presentation

 

So how did you go?  Sure it is a little complicated to get there, but boy does it look good once you have that file playing through PowerPoint.

Just a word of warning though – this only LINKS to the .swf file, so if you email or share the presentation with others, chances are the link will break and you will need to go through the above process again to re-link the PowerPoint deck to the .swf

That being said… it is well worth the effort!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have upgraded to Word 2007, nurse
but none of your friends, this
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co-workers, family, pets, neighbours, local government officials or industry tycoons have upgraded yet!  

And even worse still, they are all too lazy to download the Office Compatibility pack!  Can you believe it!

So what are you to do?  Well if you are one of the many people out there in this situation, about all you can do is save your Word 2007 documents in the old Word 97-2003 .doc format.  Only problem is every time you go to save, you need to use a few extra mouse clicks to make it happen.  If only you could set Word 2007 to default to save as a .doc file? 

Well guess what – you can!  Here is how:

1) Open up Word 2007

2) Click on the Office Menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner of Word 2007)

3) Click on “Word Options”

4) Click on the “Save” button in the left hand column

5) Look at the very first option on that screen – it lets you select the default save format.  It will be currently set to “Word Document (*.docx)”.  You want to change it to “Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)” using the drop down menu.

6) Click “OK”

 

There you have it!  Now Word 2007 will automatically default to save your documents in the old Word 2003 format.  And more importantly, all your friends, colleagues, workmates etc will now want to talk to you again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you an active user of Groove 2007, anabolics
and are constantly bombarded with alerts telling you manner of things have changed!  Well there is an easy way to stop the insanity, the annoyance, and be more productive.  All you need to do is “Suppress” the alerts:

1) Look at the Groove 2007 Launchbar

2) In the “Common Tasks” section, simply click on “Suppress Alerts”

 

If you get bored and want your alerts back, simply go back to the Launchbar, and click “Show Alerts”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you love using copy and paste in Word 2007?  Well if you do, noun
you might know that your clipboard can keep up to the last 24 things you have copied, decease
just in case you want to use them again.

But how do you see what is still on your clipboard, click
and more importantly, how do you use those “clips” again?

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

2) Look for the “Clipboard” group – it should be the one on the left hand side

3) Click on the little square that looks like it has an arrow pointing out of it, in the bottom right hand corner of the “Clipboard” group

4) A box showing everything in the clipboard will appear

 

Now all you need to do if you want to use something on the clipboard is simply click on it in that clipboard box!  How easy is that!

And if you know you wont use something in the clipboard again, you can delete it to make room for other things.  Simply right click on the clip you want to get rid of, and click “Delete”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a hardcore spreadsheet king?  The number cruncher?  On the Accounting A-team?

Then chances are… your spelling is… well… not very good at all!

Luckily Excel 2007, misbirth
Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 all have a spell checking feature that will stop people from noticing your spelling mistakes!

1) Click on the “Review” tab in the Ribbon

2) Click on “Spelling”

or alternatively just use the “F7” keyboard shortcut!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!