The Office Tech Pro

A Microsoft® Certified Trainer, Melissa Esquibel combines her 25+ years experience in information technology with a background in training, technical writing and business risk analysis. Her goal: To take you from “No, how?” to “Know how!”

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Not too long ago, one of my seminar attendees let out a disgusted sigh right in the middle of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. As it turned out, she was upset by not having the seminar information 72 hours earlier. She had been handed a 30+ slide presentation on Friday afternoon, which she was expected to […]
Are you on Office 2007?
Are you self-taught? If so, then you're probably missing out on valuable, time-saving skills that are easy to acquire. Choose to learn more about the software you use everyday.
Sometimes it's hard to figure out what Excel is trying to tell you when it has an error. It's even harder when the error message doesn't know it's an error. We will look at three messages that look like errors that may not be and how to resolve them. #N/A, FALSE and circular cell reference warnings.
Error messages let you know something is wrong. BUT WHAT?! This article addresses 3 common Excel error messages, what they can mean and how to fix the problem.
The last installment of PowerPoint makeovers. This article guides you into the Slide Master to make changes that can be instantly populated throughout your presentation.
Attention 2003 PowerPoint Users! Last week we covered slide design and layout elements in 2007. This week, it's all about PowerPoint 2003. Learn how to take a presentaiton created from a Word outline, choose layouts and design for a polished and professional look.
Once you import a Word outline into applying appropriate slide layouts and the right design is the next order of business. This article addresses making these changes in Office 2007.
Sometimes importing Word outlines into PowerPoint doesn't yield the results we want. Being careful about the formatting techniques you use on the Word side of the equation will be your secret to success!
Have you ever “inherited” a PowerPoint presentation that was done by someone who wasn’t necessarily PowerPoint savvy? Here is a 3 step process for taking it and making it your own without retyping content or fighting with bad design and format choices.