How to activate PowerPoint’s Animation Pane

  • January 30, 2014

Q. I want to apply a second animation, but every time I choose another animation, it gets rid of the first one. Did they take this ability away in the new version of...

Party Favor with PowerPoint

  • December 18, 2013

If you have a treasure trove of photos from the office or work site with which you’d like to create slideshow for your holiday gathering, it’s easy to do in...

Custom character styles in Microsoft Word

  • December 13, 2013

Does your company have a distinctive style of type for its brand? Do you find that you're always doing the same four or five formatting steps in Word to achieve that...

Master PowerPoint with Slide Masters

  • November 25, 2013

You've probably experienced the tedium of double-checking your huge slide decks for formatting inconsistencies and copying and pasting logos on dozens of slides....

Keep top priorities on top in Outlook

  • October 23, 2013

If you attempt to prioritize your day based on hundreds of inbox items, you’re wasting valuable time assessing and reassessing your priorities. Try one or more of...

Working late? Give yourself some tax perks

  • October 16, 2013

Do you find yourself often burning the midnight oil at the office? It takes long hours and hard work to make a business a success. At least you can salvage some tax...

Polish off tax deductions for mold removal

  • October 03, 2013

Environmental cleanup costs generally must be capitalized, which means that there’s no current write-off. Strategy: Claim a current deduction for the cost of ...

Salvage a partial home-sale gain exclusion

  • September 17, 2013

In the tax world, half a loaf, or at least part of a loaf, is usually better than no loaf at all. This principle applies if you’re selling your principal...

Widow/Orphan Control runs in Word by default

  • September 03, 2013

While Widow/Orphan control keeps single lines of a paragraph from showing up either at the top or the bottom of a page, it doesn’t necessarily keep headings with ...

SharePoint 2010: List and library settings

  • September 03, 2013

Knowing how to work with settings can expand the capabilities of your SharePoint lists and libraries and provide you with ways to control how content changes.