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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PowerPoint  makeover: Working with design and layouts for version 2003In recent weeks, we’ve explored the best way to transform an old, ugly presentation into an effective PowerPoint presentation. with a Word outline, and how to overcome one of the hurdles of using the method: one bullet per slide. This week we’ll take our plainly laid-out […]
In my previous two posts, we explored the best way to transform an old, ugly PowerPoint presentation with a Word outline, and how to overcome one of the hurdles of using the method: One Bullet/One Slide This week we will take our plainly laid-out content and create an effective PowerPoint presentation in PowerPoint 2007. Next […]
Last week you learned about the best way to compose a PowerPoint presentation. I promised that we would troubleshoot a few of the common mishaps with that method. The first, and perhaps most frustrating one is the “one bullet point per slide” mishap. This usually occurs when outline numbering is added manually, rather than by […]
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 […]
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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.
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