They have been closed for a while now, but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!
What does that mean? If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.
I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!
Are you a member of the Twitterverse? If you use the micro-blogging service called Twitter, you can how get your favorite productivity articles on Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint… in fact the entire Microsoft Office 2007 suite directly in your Twitter feed.
Are you a small business person who wants to create a great looking business card? It is really easy with Microsoft Office Publisher 2007.
Here is how you do it!
1) Open Publisher 2007
2) On the “Getting Started with Microsoft Office Publisher 2007” page, look on the left hand side. You will see a column with the heading “Publication Types” at the top. Look down the list and about 6 down you will see “Business Cards”. Click on it
3) In the main part of the window you will now see a variety of designs for your business card. There are newer, more contemporary designs at the top, and more classical designs down the bottom. Take a good look at each, and pick your favourite.
4) In the right hand column, there are a number of options for your business card. You can customise it with a different colour scheme, and a different font scheme.
5) Still in the right hand column, look for the “Business information” drop down box. If this is the first time you have created a business card, your only option will be “Create new…”. Select “Create new…” and a box will appear for you to enter your business card information. Once you are happy with all your details, click save.
6) If you are happy with all your decisions, click the “Create” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
7) Once your card is created… check all the details, and then hit print!
On the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November, a group of Aussie Office fanatics are putting together a conference called Office DevCon2008. From what is on the agenda it looks like a great event for anyone involved in managing Office products in their workplace, or for those interested in getting a little more intimate with the Office 2007 suite, SharePoint and more.
Registration is free… and there might be sneak previews of Office 14 as well!
If you are in Sydney in mid November, make sure you check it out. You never know, you might bump into yours truly there as well 🙂
Want to know lots of in depth techincal stuff about Microsoft Office? Well if I can’t answer it, there are plenty of people at Microsoft who know their stuff!
One of them is Alistair Speirs, a Office Technology Specialst at Microsoft Australia. If you want to dive deep into everything office (beyond the tutorials from yours truely!) then you should check out his blog…
A lot of organisations have had a chance to play around with Office 2007 for a while now, and are now walking down the road of deployment. But where to start? Deployment has changed a little from previous versions of Microsoft Office, so it might be a good idea to brush up on a few things before kicking off that Office 2007 deployment project.
Secondly, check out some of the articles on deployment from media outlets such as Computerworld. These start to give you a real world perspective on the types of issues you might face during your deployment.
Finally, once your deployment is complete, make sure you let everyone in your organisation know about Thenewpaperclip.com – so they can get up to speed quickly with the new features of Office 2007! Remember… the key to a successful deployment is not the deployment itself, but the training and adoption that takes place afterwards.