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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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Did you ever see a slide whose background was a photo that took up the whole slide? Perhaps it was washed out like a background with bullet points in the forefront. Or, maybe the photo was the main message and was accompanied by just a few words. It looks slick, but it’s really easy.
With Headers/Footers you get easy Page Numbers. With your document in Print Layout view (default), double click at the top of the page to access the header. Do the same at the bottom of the page to access the footer.
If you’ve ever worked for hours on a workbook one day, then destroyed it with a few poorly planned changes the next, you’ll appreciate these tips on how to protect your work with cell locking, worksheet and workbook protection.
We all manage projects of one type of another. Some of us have the advantage of sophisticated software to manage resources, timelines and scheduling. For those of us who don’t, you may be using Excel to manage lists and tasks, Word to generate status reports and PowerPoint to provide information outside the team to customers or vendors. Meeting notes, communications, other artifacts each live in their respective places. Wouldn’t it be nice to have it all in one place, neatly organized, searchable and shareable? Well you can do that in OneNote.
We all manage projects of one type of another. Some of us have the advantage of sophisticated software to manage resources, timelines and scheduling. For those of us who don’t, you may be using Excel to manage lists and tasks, Word to generate status reports and PowerPoint to provide information outside the team to customers or vendors. Meeting notes, communications, other artifacts each live in their respective places. Wouldn’t it be nice to have it all in one place, neatly organized, searchable and shareable? Well you can do that in OneNote.
SharePoint has never been more accessible than it is today with the Office 365 offerings from Microsoft. Is it right for you? Well, here are a few more questions to ask to answer that one.
It is three days before the event. You are frantically trying to gather attendee lists, catering orders, room arrangements, speaker itineraries, agendas, presentation slides and meeting notes. Some are in documents on your hard drive. Other information is available on a website. Countless documents and notes are in your email in box, somewhere. Sound familiar? You may have an application already installed on your desktop that can rescue you from all that insanity. It’s called OneNote.
The Navigation Pane, Find/Highlight tool, and Bookmarks will have you manuevering around your text and adding polish to it in no time.
There are some powerful math features in Excel that can help you with your date data. First, let's take a look at how Excel interprets dates ...
PDFs can be deconstructed relatively easily. If you have a legitimate reason to edit PDF content in another application, there are some tools you should know about.
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