PowerPoint Bells and Whistles: Noise or not?

  • July 04, 2012

I recently heard a train-the-trainer presenter refer to all animations and transitions as unnecessary fluff and distractions. While I agree that animation beyond basic...

Rescue a casualty loss from a tailspin

  • June 25, 2012

Suppose your spouse’s car was damaged when he or she skidded on a wet road in April. It cost $3,000 out-of-pocket to repair. But you won’t be able to...

Outlook 2010 Quick Steps

  • June 17, 2012

Microsoft hit it out of the park with Quick Steps in Outlook 2010. On the Home tab, in the Quick Steps group, you’ll find several out-of-the-box Quick...

SharePoint Document Workspaces

  • June 10, 2012

Are you using SharePoint 2007 or 2010 as a glorified file server? There are many opportunities to make SharePoint do some heavy lifting beyond just keeping your files...

Claim Section 179 deductions for idle assets

  • May 23, 2012

A small business can often recover the entire cost of qualified business assets in just one year, thanks to the generous Section 179 deduction. But there a few key...

3 Page Formatting Puzzlers in Word

  • May 21, 2012

I want to right align part of a line. For example, in a resume the company name might be flush with the left margin, but the dates of employment should be flush with the...

Hide and Seek with PowerPoint Objects

  • May 12, 2012

If you design diagrams with layered objects, especially with animation, it can be a bit frustrating to keep things stacked the way you like as you make changes and add...

Get creative with Outlook calendar

  • May 11, 2012

Once you’ve mastered the basics in Outlook, don’t stop there. There’s more than one way to move items onto your Outlook 2007-2010 calendar. ...

Jazz up documents using Word

  • April 02, 2012

If you generate specialty items using Microsoft Word, familiarize yourself with two of the tool groups: Page Backgrounds and Quick Parts. From certificates and...

Outlook spring cleaning: 4 inbox tips

  • March 23, 2012

Taming the Outlook monster is something we all need help with, so here are a few easy ways to start cleaning up your Outlook inbox: 1. Sort by sender. 2. Search for old...