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Business Management Daily is your source for office technology tips and training. WE provide keyboard-tested advice on Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and more.

It is said that people only use 10% of their brains. Are you only using 10% of your office technology? We’ll help you unlock the other 90%.

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Just start typing to get the function you want in Excel 2007 and 2010. A new type-ahead feature is now included for Excel functions.

TechNotes

by on February 19, 2012 9:00am
in Office Technology,Web Tools

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Use the Action button to create interactivity in presentations. You’ll find the Action button in the Links group on the Insert tab.

When creating a form letter or other document template, the field code feature in Word versions 97 and higher can come in handy. With dozens of field codes available, you can manage everything from inserting information that is automatically updated to creating drop-down lists that allow users to choose which information to insert.

Because HR professionals work on a computer much of the day, Outlook is the workhorse that typically keeps their wheels moving. But what if you could add some power to those wheels? PC World recently published a list of downloads that can help “power up” your Outlook:

Are your PowerPoint presentations essentially a script, chock full of every single detail you intend to present? Or, at the other end of the spectrum, is your “deck” just a set of discussion prompts meant to guide the session, not inform it? Before creating a PowerPoint presentation you need to make two decisions:
Q. I want to set up some monthly dashboard reports where I have a template of multiple graphs and tables on one page. Can this be done with Pivot Tables?

We all know the “basics” when it comes to computers, right? Not necessarily. One person’s everyday shortcut may be another person’s “Cool! I didn’t know you could do that!” Try these nine keyboard and mouse tricks right now.

If your phone is infected with mal­­ware, everything is fair game to hackers. If you own an Android, you are 2.5 times more likely to encounter malware today than six months ago. There are three main areas where you might “pick up” a smartphone virus:

Human resources departments with small budgets can turn to a growing variety of free and low-cost mobile and web-based applications to increase efficiency and cut costs. Here’s a sampling of what’s available:

Achieving collaboration in Microsoft Word is possible using a few different methods. Depending on how familiar the collaborators are with “redlining,” some of these may work better than others.
Learn how to set up a time sheet, create drop-down lists and navigate anywhere in Microsoft Excel

How important is the Internet to younger workers’ lives? Very. For example, in a re­­cent eye-opening study of college students and young professionals, one in three considers the Internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter.

Online interviews are an increasingly popular option for employers, as video technology has become simpler and cheaper—essentially free with services like Skype. Follow these tips to successfully conduct video interviews while avoiding potential pitfalls:
Google has released the latest version of its free Search app for iPad users. It offers voice recognition search and Google instant, which displays results as soon as you begin to type.
There is a way to get the look of Merge and Center without the inconvenience.
There’s no guarantee your em­­ployees’ personal devices are as well-protected as company-issued de­­vices. To ensure the safety of employees' smartphones and continued access to your company’s information, take these six steps before allowing employees to use them for work.

The monthly department meeting is next week, and you've already heard from four people who want to appear on the agenda. You expect a few more to chime in. It's your job to create an agenda that affords adequate time for each item, as well as to make sure the meeting runs smoothly and ends on time. Your best approach? Annette Marquis, co-owner of TRIAD Consulting, recommends building an adjustable meeting-agenda template in Excel.

There’s a new kid on the block competing with Instapaper, the app that lets you save and store information across the web and mobile de­­vices.
If you struggle with coordinating electronic schedules with people who use different tools for scheduling, Tungle might offer a solution.
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