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In SharePoint 2013, the Quick Launch navigation tool (links to pages and objects on the left), automatically creates a Recent category with links to all of the most recent objects or pages you create. While you build out SharePoint sites and pages, this might be a good thing, but over time, it may make navigation messy and confusing.
When deciding to roll out SharePoint 2013, you have many decisions to make. Without considerable forethought, SharePoint quickly becomes just a different kind of junk drawer. One of the key decisions to consider is whether to use folders in SharePoint libraries. Technically, you can. But should you?
The No. 1 reason SharePoint implementations fail is lack of engagement. You can do a few key things to avoid this situation from the very start.
“With the release of Windows 10, you will need an Office 365 subscription to edit on Windows 10 PCs and larger tablets,” says Gabriel Aul, Microsoft.
In OneNote 2013, you’ll notice a His­­tory tab. There are several great tools to use here that can help you find what you’re looking for and detect changes.
One of the best features of SharePoint 2010 and 2013 is the way it permits co-authoring. Co-authoring means more than one person is in a document, workbook or presentation at the same time editing different parts. It works differently in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
There are some pretty geeky ways to create forms in Microsoft Office. Start with these less geeky solutions first.
Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel answers readers' questions about this ever more popular program.
Q. I use files from all over the place. How can I tell what file I’m in and where it is located while I’m working on it?
Create a numbered list in a snap ... Make bullet points out of a list quickly ... Clear formatting when things get a little “colorful.”