Remove the space at the end of each paragraph in Word 2013

Don’t you just hate that annoying space that Word adds at the end (or beginning) of every paragraph in your document!  Well there is a quick and easy way to get rid of it!

  1. Select the paragraphs that you want to remove the space from
  2. Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon
  3. Look for the “Paragraph” group
  4. On the second row of the “Paragraph” group there will be a drop down button that has an up and down arrow on it – this is the Line and Paragraph spacing options button.  Click on it.
  5. Click on “remove space after paragraph”

If you want to reverse what you just did, pharmacy simply repeat the process, but instead of clicking on remove space after paragraph, click on “add space after paragraph”.

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Change line spacing in Word 2013

So you want to space out (or shrink) the amount of space between your lines in Word 2013 (or Word 2010, global burden of disease because it is the same!).  Well here is how:

  1. Make sure you select the text you want to change the line spacing of (if you want to change it for the whole document, press CTRL+A to select everything)
  2. Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon menu
  3. Look for the “Paragraph” group (its the third one along)
  4. On the bottom row you will see a button which has an up and a down arrow beside what looks like a paragraph.  If you hover your mouse over it, a little pop up will appear that says the button is “Line and Paragraph Spacing”.  Click on that button
  5. You will have a number of different options to choose from – 1.0 (Single line spacing), 1.15 (the default line spacing), 1.5 (one and a half line spacing), 2.0 (double line spacing), 2.5, and 3.0.
  6. If those options don’t suit you, click on “Line Spacing Options” to access fine grained control over your line spacing

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TNP 😉

 

What is the annoying Yellow Bar in Word, Excel or PowerPoint?

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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TNP 😉

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

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

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

So how do you do it?

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

2) Click on “Manage SharePoint”

3) Click on “Manage Site Collections

4) Click on “Settings”

5) Click “Manage External Users”

6) Click “Allow” and “Save”

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

8) "Click “Site Settings”

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

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

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

12) Click “Share Site”

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

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

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

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TNP 😉

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

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

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

The Office 365 for Enterprise Service Descriptions include:

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

You can find all the information here.

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TNP 😉

Are you working on a PowerPoint presentation and want to insert a new slide?  By default, drugs
chances are you will get a slide which has a title at the top, refractionist
and a big box below that in which you can add your bullet points.

The default layout is what we call “Title and Content”, nurse but there are many others you can choose from.  For example:

  • Title Slide (the first slide you see when you create a new presentation)
  • Section Header
  • Two Content
  • Comparison
  • Title Only
  • Blank
  • Content with Caption
  • Picture with Caption

To create a new slide with one of these layouts, simply click on the bottom half of the “New Slide” button on the “Home” tab in PowerPoint.

A small menu will appear with pictures of what each layout looks like.  Simply click on the layout you like and it will be inserted into your document.

Now if you want to change the layout of an existing slide:

1) Click on the slide that you want to change

2) On the “Home” tab, just to the right of the new slide button you will see one called “Layout” – click on that

3) From the menu that appears, select the layout that you want

Now your presentation will have a bit of variety!

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TNP 😉
Are you working on a PowerPoint presentation and want to insert a new slide?  By default, side effects
chances are you will get a slide which has a title at the top, and a big box below that in which you can add your bullet points.

The default layout is what we call “Title and Content”, but there are many others you can choose from.  For example:

  • Title Slide (the first slide you see when you create a new presentation)
  • Section Header
  • Two Content
  • Comparison
  • Title Only
  • Blank
  • Content with Caption
  • Picture with Caption

To create a new slide with one of these layouts, simply click on the bottom half of the “New Slide” button on the “Home” tab in PowerPoint.

A small menu will appear with pictures of what each layout looks like.  Simply click on the layout you like and it will be inserted into your document.

Now if you want to change the layout of an existing slide:

1) Click on the slide that you want to change

2) On the “Home” tab, just to the right of the new slide button you will see one called “Layout” – click on that

3) From the menu that appears, select the layout that you want

Now your presentation will have a bit of variety!

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TNP 😉

Do you need to create some simple business cards?  Well it isn’t all that hard using Microsoft Word, ampoule
and some of the templates available at www.Office.com.

In fact, sick one of the Microsoft team have put together a great video showing you exactly how easy it is.

Watch the video by Doug Thomas over at the Office Casual Blog – and you too can create a simple business card in just 90 seconds!

WOW – that is quick!

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TNP 😉

If you have been using Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 for a while, click you might have come across what most people call the “Annoying Yellow Bar”

If you don’t know what I am talking about – open up a word document that someone has send you via email – or a spread sheet that you might find on a website.  Chances are when you open that Word, store
Excel or PowerPoint file, you will see the “Annoying Yellow Bar” – and you will not be able to edit, print, or save your document.

Well it may be annoying, but it is actually really important.  The yellow bar shows you that Word, Excel or PowerPoint is running in what we call “Protected Mode”.  Any time you open a file that isn’t on your computer, or from somewhere that you can’t trust (like the internet), the document will be opened in protected mode, to (as the name suggests) protect your computer from harm.

It opens up the document so you can take a look at it, and then if you are sure it is what you are looking for, and you trust that it will not do any harm, you can then click on the “Enable Editing” button, which sits on the yellow protected view bar.

Now there are ways to stop Protected View from happening, but trust me, it is worth putting up with because if you accidently open a document that causes damage to your computer, it is a LOT more annoying!

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TNP 😉

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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