Admin Pro Forum
Share best-practices with your administrative peers. Pose a question, offer advice, or just be a fly on the wall.
Question: Telephone screening and taking messages are a very important part of my
job, but I am terrible at getting a name right when someone calls.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to politely ask (sometimes more
than once) a person’s name and the nature of the call? I don't want to
come across as unprofessional to my "new boss." - Cherile
Question: I am building a Microsoft Access database, but I don’t know where to
start? I know what I want to do, but I don’t know how to begin. -
Question: My company needs a simple way to share and update documents in real
time, with 5-10 clients. We would like to customize the document for
each client so it includes each client’s logo. Initially, we may use
one or two Excel spreadsheets for tracking projects and later add Word
documents. What would be the best and most economical method to
accomplish this? - Chriss Shofner
Question: I have been tasked with project coordination for my boss’s home
renovation, which is quite extensive. I am looking for a user-friendly
project-software program. Has anyone used a project-software program
that you can recommend? - Karen Kosmoski
Question: Our small law firm has several administrative staff members nearing the
top of the pay scale (both in our organization and for similar jobs in
our region). We're not in a position to raise their salaries
indefinitely, but we need to keep them energized and excited. Any
suggestions? - Barbara DeClemente
Question: We have probably covered this ground before, but I will ask again.
Does anyone have a source that provides current salary ranges for
admins and exec admins? - Marie Heaton
Question: I'm setting up a large distribution list that I will use to send an
announcement. I’ll be using “Bcc” in Outlook. What name should I use
in the “To:” box? Is there a generic name that I can use? And what
name will appear to the Bcc recipients? - Chierile
Question: My boss needs a way to track tasks that he assigns to his direct
reports. We tried using "task list" in Outlook, but once you assign a
task to someone, they become the owner. My boss wants to see all the
progress for his direct reports. Do you have any suggestions? -
co-worker and I are using Print Shop Deluxe to create a newsletter. But
we’re having difficulties saving it in the format the printer needs.
The printer requests a minimum 300 dpi. Print Shop properties show 600
dpi, but when the print shop receives it, it shows up at 96 dpi. The
printer also requests the file as .pdf .eps or .tif. I can’t seem to
find those options.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Are other programs more compatible when using outside printers, such
as Quark, Adobe, etc.? And do they have the capability to print
newsletters? - Tanya in Denver
Question: How do I post, as an All Day Event in an Outlook calendar, a lengthy
reminder that will wrap the text so you can view the complete reminder,
whether it’s two or three lines? - Anonymous