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Archive for the ‘MS Office’ Category

August 6th, 2007

Save all open documents and other easy tips for MS Word

Did you know you could save all open documents by just holding down the shift key when selecting the File menu?  Yeah, Save turns into Save All (okay not in Word 2007 it appears)!  Web Worker Daily has six more tips in their article:
Many of us writerly types spend a lot of time in Microsoft […]

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August 5th, 2007

Is PowerPoint a required skill for business?

Just when you thought applying to college, university, grad school couldn’t get any worse:
Now talk about stereotypes. So are they now encouraging geeks to try business out? But I doubt if PowerPoint would be the geek’s primary weapon of choice. Perhaps a bit of Flash presentations should be in order. However, it is quite encouraging […]

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August 1st, 2007

Even Free I don’t think MS Works is worth it

 Gee I guess MSFT is feeling the heat from all the free office options out there:
Microsoft has released the new version of Microsoft Works as a free, ad supported office package that will compete directly with Open Office and Google Docs & Spreadsheets.
The Works package offers word processing, spreadsheet and slide (powerpoint) functionality partially based […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

July 31st, 2007

Outlook 2007 Sucks

Outlook continues to drive us all batty.  I’ve just upgraded to a newer machine and while it might not be the speediest beast on the planet, the 2 gigs of RAM makes everything run better including Outlook.  But I digress.  Outlook 2007 is trying to make our e-mail more secure, but it’s junk mail filtering […]

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June 25th, 2007

Should I manage my contacts with Plaxo?

Plaxo launched v3.0 of it’s online contact management service/tool today, and since it’s in the news you might be wondering if you should use it (or restart using it if you have been away from it for a while).
First, just what is Plaxo and what’s all the hype about v3.0 anyway?  Plaxo is a service that […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

June 21st, 2007

Excel Hacks, Second Edition ~ Windows Fanatics

 Here’s a book that’s on my wish list now.  As much as I have a love-hate relationship with Excel, it’s also an app I know has far more potential to it.  I don’t think of myself as an expert, but watching folks struggle with it makes me wonder why all the power has been made […]

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June 18th, 2007

Office 2007 compatibility pack released-at 28 megs!

I jumped on the Office 2007 bandwagon pretty early.  Not right away, but I knew I would like it from the early betas.  One problem, though, is that Office 2007 started using XML-based format.  Great for Office 2007 users (the file sizes are much smaller), bad if you work with the rest of the world […]

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June 9th, 2007

Funny but true and important PowerPoint "don’ts"

Funny … but so true:

All kidding aside, this is all excellent advice.  Slides with too much information, too many bullet points, animations, or bizarre color schemes force people to focus on your presentation and not you.  Remember you are giving the presentation, not the screen.  This isn’t a movie, it’s a talk.  Sure if […]

By Tris Hussey -- 4 comments

May 26th, 2007

Expanding the top 5 Web 2.0 apps into the virtual office

Gili over on Connected Internet (one of my fav sites for new and opinion, btw) has picked the top 5 Web 2.0 apps for the enterprise. They are:

Zoho office
Google Apps

I haven’t tried Salesforce.com or Zoho yet (though I keep meaning to), they rest I have tried and I can recommend them without hesitation. I […]

By Tris Hussey -- 4 comments

May 7th, 2007

Simple tips to improving your presentations

Did you know public speaking is the number one fear of many people?  Even more than some things like falling and dying.  Really, I’m serious.  I have friends who’d rather be thrown into a vat of starved leeches than have to give a talk or presentation.  Via Lifehacker here are some tips for better presentations:
Hack […]

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