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Archive for the ‘Excel’ Category

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

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 […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 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

April 26th, 2007

Diana always seems to have the tips you need-read them!

 Diana Huggins who contributes to Lockgnome’s Windows Fanatics blog always seems to have those tips and how tos that people need.  Whether it’s watermarks in Word or new lines in Excel cells, Diana has posted them.
Sure, you might think they are simple, if you’ve already spent time trying to figure out how to do it […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

March 5th, 2007

Alt-enter is your friend in Excel

Ever need to make a line break within an Excel cell?  Sure, when you are typing a long description (like invoices).  The secret to doing it is alt-enter.  Yep, simple as that:
Quickie Excel tip: When you’re typing text into a cell, by default hitting Enter takes you to the next cell. However, to wrap your […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

February 16th, 2007

Download needed to save as PDF or XPS in Office 2007

One of the anticipated features and Microsoft office 2007 is the ability to natively export files as PDF or XPS.  I was looking for this feature today when I needed to send off an invoice but couldn’t find it.  Luckily a quick search in help gave me the answer right away, I needed to download […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

February 15th, 2007

Stuck creating a document? Try using a template

So you need to create a new document.  It doesn’t matter if you’re using Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint (or even OpenOffice), looking at a blank screen is almost as daunting as getting the document done.
Now, when you make this a complex task, like a form letter or invoice, you can waste a lot of […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

November 22nd, 2006

Thanksgiving Checklist

Last year, following the Getting Things Done methodology, I thought I would document “what” we did “when” for Thanksgiving so as to save ourselves some time this year for the eating event of the year.
I wasn’t alone.
Somewhere out there in the Blogosphere, an Excel spreadsheet was developed that provided the dish to be prepared in […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

October 4th, 2006

Excel, a most under used application. Tips that you can use, Auto-filtering

Okay, I’ve got this Excel series going in full swing now.  Last night (yawn) I talked about sorting.  Okay, okay sorting multiple columns isn’t very exciting or sexy (I guess it might depend on what you’re sorting) and you might be thinking, oh that’s so yesterday.  Fine.  How about Auto-filtering?
Got your attention now?  Yep, Auto-filtering […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

October 3rd, 2006

Excel, a most under used application. Tips that you can use, the series

Ah, MS Excel.  I remember when it first came out … on the Mac BTW.  Spreadsheets are pretty boring, some say, but we seem to use them a lot in our daily business life.  The thing is about Excel is that is it such a powerful tool, that a lot great cool (and easy) features […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

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