Stop an email address appearing when typing in the to: field in Outlook 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simple!

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

Easy!

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Office 2010 Tips and Tricks–the Screen Saver!

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

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

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

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

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Guide to Group Policy in Office 2010

A quick post for all you guys out there that have to manage Office 2010 deployments in a business.  Microsoft have made available a great resource that outlines all the different Group Policy settings for Office 2010 – a must have resource if you want to manage your Office 2010 deployment well.

Check it out at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=66a6848c-6c28-4b61-9c12-a8cad4b380a4&displaylang=en

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Building an add-in for Microsoft Office

Soon I will be publishing a series of articles on The New Paperclip which dive a bit deeper into extending the functionality of Microsoft Office.  Probably a scary thought for most of you, more about
but I have found that if we want to extract that extra 10-50% more out of Office there comes a time where you need to start coding.

In particular I am going to focus on building high value add-ins for Microsoft Office.

Now when it comes to writing an add-in, pulmonologist
there are a couple of ways to go about it.

1) Roll your own

If you are confident C#  or VB coder there is nothing stopping you from cracking open Visual Studio, ed
downloading Visual Studio Tools for Office and giving it your best shot.  I must admit I tried this at first, and had some success.

But that success was time consuming, and when I wanted to build an add-in that was backwards compatible with Outlook 2007 (which has that horrible combination of ribbon and command bar), Office 2003/XP and beyond it became VERY time consuming.

So I decided to use an alternative.

2) Use Add-in-Express

Before I share my experience with Add-in-Express… here is what the brochure says!

Add-in Express for Office and .NET is the only all-in-one platform that includes all the features you may expect for your Microsoft Office extensions such as Office COM add-ins, smart tags, Excel XLLs, RTD servers and Automation add-ins (UDFs). It fully supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2008 and 2005 and makes it very comfortable for developing application-level extensions for all available Office versions from 2000 to 2010.”

What that means for people new to Office Development is that Add-in-Express makes it easy to quickly extend the functionality of Microsoft Office, irrespective of what version you are running.  And after spending about a month using the tool to build some add-ins myself, I have to agree.  For someone who is exploring Office Development for the first time, taking the painful parts of COM out of the picture meant that I could focus on the features and functionality I wanted to build, and not spend hours pulling my hair out!

For example, being able to access all the key events in Office without having to write event handlers accelerated development time.  Sure, it may only seem like a small thing, but as any developer knows, anything that saves you time, and takes the pain of troubleshooting away is a good thing!

Anyways – if you are interested in developing your own Office Add-in, make sure you subscribe and check back in the next few weeks for more content about my development experiences – and some examples that will get your Office Development journey started.

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The file menu is back! Welcome to Office 2010

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

To Zoom to Page Width in Word 2007:

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

2) Look for the “Zoom” group

3) Click on “Page Width”

 

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Have you ever change the font size or the font type or the font colour one too many times and realised that it would be far easier just to start again?

Well instead of deleting your text and having to retype it, here
you can use a feature of Word 2007 called “Clear Formatting”.

As the name suggests, “Clear Formatting” will remove all the formatting you have applied to your text, and set it back to the default paragraph style.

You can find the “Clear Formatting” button on the “Home” tab of the ribbon, in the “Font” group.  Just select the text you want to clear up, and then click on the button.

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

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

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

1) Click on the “Design” tab

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

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

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

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

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

To Freeze the top row in Excel 2007:

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

2) Look for the “Window” group

3) Click on “Freeze Panes”

4) Click on “Freeze Top Row”

 

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

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

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

To add a simple background to your PowerPoint 2007 presentation:

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

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

3) Click on “Background Styles”

4) Select your preferred background

 

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

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

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

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

1) Click “Options” from the menu

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

3) Click the “E-mail Options…” button

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

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

6) Click OK 3 times to close all the windows

 

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

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

To change to Portrait in PowerPoint 2007:

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

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

3) Click on “Slide Orientation”

4) Click on “Portrait”

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

 

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

To sort from low to high in Excel 2007:

1) Select the cells you want to sort

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

3) Look for the “Sort & Filter” group

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

 

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Have you noticed when you spell check an email where you are replying to or forwarding another email, try
that sometimes spell check decides it needs to highlight the poor spelling of your friend or colleague?

Well if you get annoyed by that as much as I do, approved
you will be glad to know there is a setting in Outlook 2007 to ensure that the spelling and grammar checker only checks the content you wrote.

To ignore the original message text in reply or forward:

1) Click “Tools”

2) Click “Options”

3) Click on the “Spelling” tab

4) Check the box “Ignore original message text in reply or forward”

 

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The To-Do bar in Outlook 2007 is a great time saver – a quick way to understand your current workload, discount
and upcoming appointments.

By default there should be three upcoming appointments shown in the to-do bar – but did you know that you can customise it so you can show more, see
or less appointments?

To increase or decrease the number of upcoming appointments shown in the Outlook 2007 to-do bar:

1) Right click on the To-Do Bar

2) Click “Options…” from the menu that appears

3) In the “To-Do Bar Options” box that appears, change the number of appointments to your preferred number.

Whilst you can have more appointments visible than that can fit on your screen, don’t go to overboard… 5 or 7 would be the upper limit for it to be useful.

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Are you sick of clicking your mouse, pfizer
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or pressing next on your wireless presenter?

Well in PowerPoint 2007, 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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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”, artificial
or click on “Define New Bullet”

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

That could be too much fun!

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

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

To turn on Trace Dependents:

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

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

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

4) Click on “Trace Dependents”

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

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

Well using the “Auto Preview” feature in Outlook 2007, case 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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Do you want to quickly insert a blank page into your Word 2007 document?  Instead of hitting enter 40 times, pharm
why don’t you use the Insert Blank Page button?

All you have to do is:

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

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

3) Click on “Blank Page”

 

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

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

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

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

To access the Handout Master in PowerPoint 2007:

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

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

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

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

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

1) Click on “View”

2) Click on “Reminders Window”

 

Easy as that!

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

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

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

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

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

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

4) Look for the “Links group”

5) Click on “Cross-reference”

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

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

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

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

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

To automatically delete junk mail in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click on “Options”

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

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

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

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

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

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

To duplicate slides in PowerPoint 2007:

1) Select the slide or slides you want to duplicate

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

3) Look for the “Slides” group

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

5) Click on “Duplicate Selected Slides”

 

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

To change the default width in Excel 2007:

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

2) Look for the “Cells” group

3) Click on “Format”

4) Click on “Default Width…”

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

6) Click “OK”

 

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

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

To insert an Excel table in PowerPoint 2007:

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

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

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

4) Click on “Excel Spreadsheet”

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

 

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Hi there!

Are you on the bleeding edge and have already had a play around with the beta version of Microsoft Office 2010?  Or are you just interested in what is coming in the next version of your favourite productivity tool?  Well do we have a great link for you today!

Our friends over at Microsoft Press have released a few electronic version of the book – “First Look Microsoft Office 2010”.  14 chapters of Office 2010 gold, overweight
including:

  • Welcome to Office 2010
  • Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently
  • Collaborate in the Office and Around the World
  • Create and Share Compelling Documents with Word 2010
  • Create Smart Data Insights with Excel 2010
  • Manage Rich Communications with Outlook 2010
  • Produce Dynamic Presentations with PowerPoint 2010
  • Organize, heart
    Store, dosage
    and Share Ideas with OneNote 2010
  • Collaborate Effectively with SharePoint Workspace 2010
  • Create Effective Marketing Materials with Publisher 2010
  • Make Sense of Your Data with Access 2010
  • Putting It All Together
  • Security in Office 2010
  • Training Made Easy

You can read the Microsoft Press blog post – or just click here and download the book directly.  It is about 10.5mb or so.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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If you are looking to spread some Easter cheer with your family, more about
friends, visit this site
or colleagues this Easter, why not use one of these great Easter templates for Word 2007 and OneNote 2007 Office Online!

I hope you and your family have a great Easter!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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First Look Microsoft Office 2010: Free e-Book from Microsoft Press

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

To Zoom to Page Width in Word 2007:

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

2) Look for the “Zoom” group

3) Click on “Page Width”

 

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Have you ever change the font size or the font type or the font colour one too many times and realised that it would be far easier just to start again?

Well instead of deleting your text and having to retype it, here
you can use a feature of Word 2007 called “Clear Formatting”.

As the name suggests, “Clear Formatting” will remove all the formatting you have applied to your text, and set it back to the default paragraph style.

You can find the “Clear Formatting” button on the “Home” tab of the ribbon, in the “Font” group.  Just select the text you want to clear up, and then click on the button.

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

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

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

1) Click on the “Design” tab

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

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

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

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

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

To Freeze the top row in Excel 2007:

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

2) Look for the “Window” group

3) Click on “Freeze Panes”

4) Click on “Freeze Top Row”

 

To unfreeze the top row, eczema
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Do you want a great looking presentation, women’s health
but without all the design elements you find in the themes that come out of the box in PowerPoint 2007?

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

To add a simple background to your PowerPoint 2007 presentation:

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

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

3) Click on “Background Styles”

4) Select your preferred background

 

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

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

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

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

1) Click “Options” from the menu

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

3) Click the “E-mail Options…” button

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

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

6) Click OK 3 times to close all the windows

 

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

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

To change to Portrait in PowerPoint 2007:

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

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

3) Click on “Slide Orientation”

4) Click on “Portrait”

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

 

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

To sort from low to high in Excel 2007:

1) Select the cells you want to sort

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

3) Look for the “Sort & Filter” group

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

 

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Have you noticed when you spell check an email where you are replying to or forwarding another email, try
that sometimes spell check decides it needs to highlight the poor spelling of your friend or colleague?

Well if you get annoyed by that as much as I do, approved
you will be glad to know there is a setting in Outlook 2007 to ensure that the spelling and grammar checker only checks the content you wrote.

To ignore the original message text in reply or forward:

1) Click “Tools”

2) Click “Options”

3) Click on the “Spelling” tab

4) Check the box “Ignore original message text in reply or forward”

 

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The To-Do bar in Outlook 2007 is a great time saver – a quick way to understand your current workload, discount
and upcoming appointments.

By default there should be three upcoming appointments shown in the to-do bar – but did you know that you can customise it so you can show more, see
or less appointments?

To increase or decrease the number of upcoming appointments shown in the Outlook 2007 to-do bar:

1) Right click on the To-Do Bar

2) Click “Options…” from the menu that appears

3) In the “To-Do Bar Options” box that appears, change the number of appointments to your preferred number.

Whilst you can have more appointments visible than that can fit on your screen, don’t go to overboard… 5 or 7 would be the upper limit for it to be useful.

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Are you sick of clicking your mouse, pfizer
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Well in PowerPoint 2007, 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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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”, artificial
or click on “Define New Bullet”

If you are defining a new bullet, dosage
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That could be too much fun!

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

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

To turn on Trace Dependents:

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

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

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

4) Click on “Trace Dependents”

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

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Do you find it hard to prioritise emails when all you are looking at is a long list of who the email is from, ailment
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Well using the “Auto Preview” feature in Outlook 2007, case 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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Do you want to quickly insert a blank page into your Word 2007 document?  Instead of hitting enter 40 times, pharm
why don’t you use the Insert Blank Page button?

All you have to do is:

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

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

3) Click on “Blank Page”

 

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

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

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

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

To access the Handout Master in PowerPoint 2007:

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

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

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

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

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You know how that box always pops up whenever you have a reminder in Outlook 2007?  Well if you accidentally close it, purchase
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1) Click on “View”

2) Click on “Reminders Window”

 

Easy as that!

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

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

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

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

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

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

4) Look for the “Links group”

5) Click on “Cross-reference”

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

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

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

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

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

To automatically delete junk mail in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click on “Options”

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

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

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

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

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

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

To duplicate slides in PowerPoint 2007:

1) Select the slide or slides you want to duplicate

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

3) Look for the “Slides” group

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

5) Click on “Duplicate Selected Slides”

 

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

To change the default width in Excel 2007:

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

2) Look for the “Cells” group

3) Click on “Format”

4) Click on “Default Width…”

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

6) Click “OK”

 

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

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

To insert an Excel table in PowerPoint 2007:

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

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

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

4) Click on “Excel Spreadsheet”

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

 

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Our friends over at Microsoft Press have released a few electronic version of the book – “First Look Microsoft Office 2010”.  14 chapters of Office 2010 gold, overweight
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  • Welcome to Office 2010
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  • Create and Share Compelling Documents with Word 2010
  • Create Smart Data Insights with Excel 2010
  • Manage Rich Communications with Outlook 2010
  • Produce Dynamic Presentations with PowerPoint 2010
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  • Collaborate Effectively with SharePoint Workspace 2010
  • Create Effective Marketing Materials with Publisher 2010
  • Make Sense of Your Data with Access 2010
  • Putting It All Together
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You can read the Microsoft Press blog post – or just click here and download the book directly.  It is about 10.5mb or so.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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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!

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Are you working with numbers in Excel 2007, advice
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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!

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Are you working with numbers in Excel 2007, global burden of disease
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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!

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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!

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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! 🙂

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(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
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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.

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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!

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In the corporate world, link denture there is a tendency to want to brand every slide with your company logo.  Even worse, resuscitator treatment use the company colours and washed out ‘people shaking hands’ image that the CEO demands is on every slide.  How can you make sure that the logo or image appear on every slide?  By putting them into the Slide Master.

Think of the Slide Master as the ‘head honcho’ slide.  All the other slides in your presentation look up the the Slide Master, and copy (inherit) whatever the Slide Master look like.  Generally, if you place the company logo on the bottom right of the Slide Master, every slide in your presentation will have the company logo on the bottom right of the slide.

That is all well and good, but how do you get to the slide master view, especially since the user interface has changed in PowerPoint 2007?

1) Click the ‘View’ Ribbon Tab, then in the Presentation views group, select ‘Slide Master’

or

2) In the bottom right hand corner of the screen (just to the left of the zoom slider) hold shift and click ‘Normal Layout’.  This will switch to the master slide view.  To change back to the normal layout, just click normal layout, normally.  See the image below which explains it far better.

(PS – the pen work in the above image was created using a very bad mouse and the most powerful program in Windows – MSPAINT!  If anyone has a spare tablet (or tablet PC for that matter) that they want to permanently lend me, please let me know!)

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Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

[tags]Word 2007, Prepare, Rights Management, Tips, Help[/tags]

Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

[tags]Word 2007, Prepare, Rights Management, Tips, Help[/tags]

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

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

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

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

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

TNP 😉

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

Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

[tags]Word 2007, Prepare, Rights Management, Tips, Help[/tags]

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

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

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

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

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

TNP 😉

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

Love to see comments like this one I received today!

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

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

Cheers,

TNP 😉

Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

[tags]Word 2007, Prepare, Rights Management, Tips, Help[/tags]

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

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

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

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

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

TNP 😉

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

Love to see comments like this one I received today!

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

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

Cheers,

TNP 😉

I am sure as soon as you thought about upgrading to Office 2007 and looked at the options available, sale
you thought – “dang it, this is going to be hard work deciphering exactly what version (or SKU) of Office I should buy.” 

Well let me save you the hassle and let you know exactly what you are getting when you purchase Microsoft Office Professional 2007:

  • Word 2007
    For all your word processing / document reading and creation needs
  • Excel 2007
    For crunching the numbers
  • PowerPoint 2007
    For presenting information to your peers
  • Outlook 2007 (with Business Contact Manager)
    To keep in touch with your colleagues through email (and keep track of customer details using the Business Contact Manager)
  • Access 2007
    To build databases to store your important business data
  • Publisher 2007
    To produce professional looking documents, marketing collateral, reports, business cards, banners, signs, websites etc.
  • Accounting Express 2007
    To make managing the finances of your small business (or your EBay empire!) easy

There are two different versions of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 that you can buy.  The first is a full version of the product, which you need to buy if you do not currently have a version of Office on your computer. 

If you currently use Office on your computer, then you can purchase the UPGRADE version, which is a lot cheaper!

Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

[tags]Word 2007, Prepare, Rights Management, Tips, Help[/tags]

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

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

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

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

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

TNP 😉

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

Love to see comments like this one I received today!

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

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

Cheers,

TNP 😉

I am sure as soon as you thought about upgrading to Office 2007 and looked at the options available, sale
you thought – “dang it, this is going to be hard work deciphering exactly what version (or SKU) of Office I should buy.” 

Well let me save you the hassle and let you know exactly what you are getting when you purchase Microsoft Office Professional 2007:

  • Word 2007
    For all your word processing / document reading and creation needs
  • Excel 2007
    For crunching the numbers
  • PowerPoint 2007
    For presenting information to your peers
  • Outlook 2007 (with Business Contact Manager)
    To keep in touch with your colleagues through email (and keep track of customer details using the Business Contact Manager)
  • Access 2007
    To build databases to store your important business data
  • Publisher 2007
    To produce professional looking documents, marketing collateral, reports, business cards, banners, signs, websites etc.
  • Accounting Express 2007
    To make managing the finances of your small business (or your EBay empire!) easy

There are two different versions of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 that you can buy.  The first is a full version of the product, which you need to buy if you do not currently have a version of Office on your computer. 

If you currently use Office on your computer, then you can purchase the UPGRADE version, which is a lot cheaper!

Are you a teacher, dosage
student, price
or home user of Office, misbirth
and want to upgrade or buy a full version of Office 2007?  Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 is probably the best version for you.  Why?  Well it is cheaper than most of the other office suites, but includes all the programs you are most likely to use every day.

What programs are included in Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007?

There are four different programs which come with Home and Student edition.  They are:

  • Word 2007
    For all your word processing, typing, document creation needs.  Great for school, college or university homework and assignments.
  • Excel 2007
    Covers all your number crunching spreadsheet needs.  Great for creating graphs and reports for your homework or assignments
  • PowerPoint 2007
    Enables you to create your own presentations.  Capture your ideas, and share them with an audience.  Again great for homework or assignments where you need to present in front of a class or audience
  • OneNote 2007
    OneNote is great for taking notes, jotting down information, and keeping track of things.  Just like a paper notebook, except electronic!  Again fantastic for school, college of university, as you can keep your research notes all in one place.

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (along with all other Microsoft Office suites, and individual products) will be available in late January, and will cost around USD$150

TNP 😉

Have you upgraded from Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 but are unsure where some of your favourite commands are in the new ribbon user interface?  Don’t worry… here is a quick guide for some of my (and hopefully your) favourite Excel commands:

  1. Create a New Spreadsheet in Excel 2007
    Click on the Microsoft Office button (the circle in the top left hand corner of the screen), stuff and select new
  2. Insert Rows in Excel 2007
    Click on the ‘Home’ tab of the Ribbon, and then in the ‘Cells’ group, click ‘Insert’, and then click on ‘Insert Rows’
  3. Check Spelling in Excel 2007
    Click on the ‘Review’ tab of the Ribbon, and then in the ‘Proofing’ group, click ‘Spelling’.  Or you could use the shortcut key, which is F7
  4. How to AutoSum in Excel 2007
    First select the cells that you want to AutoSum, and then click on the ‘Home’ tab, look in the ‘Editing’ group, click ‘Sum’, and then click ‘Sum’
  5. Save your Spreadsheet in Excel 2007
    You can either click on the Microsoft Office Button (the circle in the top left hand corner of the screen) and select Save (or Save As), or you can click on the Save button in the Quick Access Toolbar (you can find the Quick Access Toolbar in the top left hand corner of the screen, just near the Microsoft Office button.)

Do you want to know where all your other favourite Excel 2003 commands are hidden (I mean where your favourite buttons can be found!)?  Microsoft have put together a great tool to help you out.  You can find the Interactive Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 command reference guide on the Microsoft Office website

’till next time

TNP 😉 

[tags]Excel 2007, Office, 2007, Help, Tutorial, Command Reference[/tags]

Do you love creating documents that are full of pictures?  Are you sick and tired of the same old Clip Art that comes included with Word?  Do you need more Clip Art for Word 2007, viagra 100mg PowerPoint 2007, somnology Publisher 2007, more about or any of the Microsoft Office 2007 programs? 

You are in luck!

Microsoft have a website that has over 150,000 (that’s one hundred and fifty THOUSAND!) free images and sounds that you can add to your documents, spreadsheets, or Publisher creations.

To search through the extensive online FREE Clip Art library, all you need to do is go to the Clip Art page on Microsoft Office Online, and type your search into the box at the top of the screen!

[tags]Clip Art, Office 2007, Stock[/tags]

Do you love creating documents that are full of pictures?  Are you sick and tired of the same old Clip Art that comes included with Word?  Do you need more Clip Art for Word 2007, viagra 100mg PowerPoint 2007, somnology Publisher 2007, more about or any of the Microsoft Office 2007 programs? 

You are in luck!

Microsoft have a website that has over 150,000 (that’s one hundred and fifty THOUSAND!) free images and sounds that you can add to your documents, spreadsheets, or Publisher creations.

To search through the extensive online FREE Clip Art library, all you need to do is go to the Clip Art page on Microsoft Office Online, and type your search into the box at the top of the screen!

[tags]Clip Art, Office 2007, Stock[/tags]

So you are going on holiday and need to let everyone know that you are not going to be answering their emails, resuscitator
looking at their funny forwards, nurse or reading about Nigerian money scams in your junk mail folder!

The Out of Office Assistant looks after your inbox whilst you are away, store
by replying with a custom message whenever someone sends you an email.  The message could be as simple as “Hi, I am not in the Office, email will not be read until I return”… or could include alternative contact details, or maybe the contact details of a colleague who is looking after your job whilst you are away.

To turn on the Out of Office Assistant in Outlook 2007:

  1. On the Tools menu in Outlook 2007, click on “Out of Office Assistant”
  2. Select “I am currently Out of the Office”
  3. Type your custom message in the box below
  4. Click OK

Simple as that!  If you could not find the Out of Office Assistant button in the tools menu, it might mean you are not using an Exchange server at your workplace.  Outlook needs to be connected to an Exchange server for the Out of Office Assistant to work properly (or at all!)

When you get back from holidays… you will want to turn off your Out of Office Assistant.

In Outlook 2007, in the tools menu select “Out of Office Assistant”.  Then select “I am in the Office”

Get Smart with the Out of Office Assistant!

You can get smarter with the Out of Office Assistant in Outlook 2007… by adding additional rules to be processed whenever an email appears in your inbox.  For example, you might want to delete every email from your boss (not recommended), or move emails from a distribution list into a folder you have set up. 

To add more rules to your Out of Office Assistant… go to the tools menu again, select “Out of Office Assistant”, and then click “Add Rule”.

Now you can go on holiday and not have to worry about your email every 5 minutes!

[tags]OOF, Outlook 2007, Tips, Help, Out of Office[/tags]

Thats right… 23 Sleeps, ailment thats 552 hours, internist or  33120 minutes until Office 2007, try and Windows Vista will be available in the shops.  January 30 is not that far away!

You can pre-order your copy of Windows Vista or Office 2007 now on Amazon.com!  They can even gift wrap it for you!

Over the next three weeks I will be in overdrive making sure that you have all the tips, tricks and tutorials you need to hit the ground running as soon as you take off the shrink wrap on your own copy of Office 2007.

Make sure that you subscribe to the feed, and if you have any areas that you would like me to focus on… make sure you leave a comment!

’till next time

TNP 😉

[tags]Windows Vista, Office 2007, Launch[/tags]

Inserting tables in Word 2007 has changed slightly from previous versions of Office, buy however it really is a piece of cake with the new Ribbon user interface, and my favourite feature of all… live preview!

  1. On the ribbon, click “Insert” (because we want to “Insert” a table)
  2. Click on the “Table” button,  and a grid will appear below it.
  3. Drag your mouse over the grid, selecting the number of columns and rows that you would like to have in your table.  For example, in the image below (click if you want to see a larger version), I have dragged over 3 columns, and two rows, to create a 3×2 table.  Thanks to live preview, you can see the resulting table IN REAL TIME as you move the mouse over the grid!  Very nice!
  4. Once you have decided on the number of rows and columns, click on the grid and the table will be inserted!

If you want to insert a table with more than 10 rows, or 10 columns, simply click on “Insert” on the Ribbon, then click on “Table”, and then click on “Insert Table”.  Using this dialog box you can specify exactly how many rows or columns you want.

Once you have created your table, it is very quick and simple to add a splash of colour to your table!

  1. Click on the table you have just created.  You will notice a new set of tabs appear in the Ribbon:
  2. Click on the “Table Styles” selector, and click on your favourite colourscheme:
     
  3. Sit back and enjoy your very attractive, very simple table in Word 2007!

So there you have it… Everything you really need to know to use tables in Word 2007.  Much faster than previous versions don’t you think!!!!!

’till next time

TNP 😉

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

One of the most useful features of Word 2007, bronchitis especially when collaborating with colleagues or team members in other offices is Track Changes.  Combined with the comment feature it is easy to understand what changes have taken place in a document, visit this site and why!

Here is an example of what you can do with Track Changes, and a Comment.

How to turn on Track Changes in Word 2007

  1. Click the “Review” Tab in the Word 2007 Ribbon
  2. Click the “Track Changes” button

If you want to incorporate all the changes one of your colleagues made, or reject some whilst approving others, you can do that with the buttons in the “Changes” group, again in the “Review” tab of the Word 2007 Ribbon.

To accept the change, simply click “Accept”.  To reject, click “Reject”.  To move between changes, you can use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons.  Pretty simple really 🙂

How to add a Comment in Word 2007

To add a comment, again on the “Review” tab of the Ribbon, in the “Comments” group, click on “New Comment”.  You will then be able to type your comment into the balloon on the side of the document. 

Note that when you add a comment, it will begin with your initials.  To change your initials, click on the Office Orb, in the top right hand corner of the screen, and then select “Word Options”.  In the “Popular” section (should be the default when you open the options dialog box) there is a text field where you can change the initials.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER WHEN USING TRACK CHANGES AND COMMENTS IN WORD 2007…

… is to run the document inspector (Office Orb -> Prepare -> Inspect Document) before publishing the document.  Using the document inspector you can be assured that any of your comments or tracking balloons will not be visible to readers of the document.  Especially important if the comments give away some of your trade secrets, or disrespect one of your team mates in some way 😉

’till next time

TNP 😉

[tags]Track Changes, Word 2007, Review, Tutorial[/tags]

Stumbled across this absolute beauty of a Visio template today.  Strictly speaking this will work with Visio 2007 as well as earlier versions like Visio 2003… but I just had to blog about it.

Crime Scenes with shapes – Visio Template

That’s right… you can now play CSI at home, approved without the dangerous explosions, refractionist car chases or other potentially life ending catastrophes that happen on the TV Series.

The Visio Crime Scene template, which you can download from the Microsoft website, contains all the things you need to recreate your favourite crime scene – bodies (with movable arms and legs), separate arms and legs (!), weapons of all varieties (shot guns, pistols, shell casings, clips, even nunjuks!!!), pools of blood (small, large, or trail)… even a king size bed for those domestic disputes.

You can find the FREE Crime Scene Template, as well as many other great Office 2007 templates to download from Microsoft Office Online.

’till next time

TNP 😉

[tags]Visio, Template, CSI, Office 2007[/tags]

So you have just purchased a version of Office 2007 (or your boss just made you upgrade your PC at work!), sildenafil and want to get up to speed quickly on exactly how to use Word 2007.  No sweat – here is the ultimate list of great posts to help you get your head around exactly how to use Word 2007 – fast!

I would start with the first couple, discount and as you build your confidence, generic start tackling some of the more advanced tutorials.

When you first start using Word 2007 – read…

  1. What happened to the File Menu? Help with the new user interface in Office 2007
  2. Screencast: Introduction to the New Ribbon UI in Word 2007
  3. Word 2007: Undo
  4. What are Galleries in Office 2007?
  5. Printing in Word 2007

Once you are comfortable, move on to…

  1. Need more Clip Art in Word 2007?
  2. Inserting a Table in Word 2007
  3. Find and Replace in Word 2007
  4. Word 2007: How to add page numbers to your documents
  5. How to Change your Page Orientation (Portrait vs Landscape) in Word 2007
  6. Breaks in Word 2007 – Page, Column, Text Wrapping and Section Breaks
  7. Word 2007: Page Layout Deep Dive Tutorial
  8. Word 2007: What is the Prepare Menu? Deep Dive
  9. How to Superscript text in Word 2007
  10. Show and Hide Codes in Word 2007
  11. Insert a Drop Cap in Word 2007
  12. Track Changes, and Comments in Word 2007
  13. How to save your Word 2007 document as a PDF
  14. Word 2007 – Send your Document, Share it with the World!

And once you are an absolute power user of Word 2007…

  1. Word 2007: Start Word 2007 without the Splash Screen
  2. Shortcut keys in Word 2007
  3. Word 2007: Minimise the Ribbon (Minimize the menu)
  4. More than just word count – All the document statistics you want in Word 2007 using Status Bar Configuration
  5. Word 97 Look and Feel, with Word 2007!
  6. Lorem Ipsum and other random filler text in Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007, and Excel 2007
  7. Screencast – Extending the Office 2007 UI with a Custom Ribbon

And to keep track of the latests posts on Word 2007 at The New Paperclip, simply check out the Word 2007 Category 

So there you have it – remember if you have trouble with anything in Word 2007, post a comment and I will try to write a tutorial especially for you! 

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