Feb 022017
 

By Susan Harkins at TechRepublic.com…

Busy people depend heavily on Outlook’s Calendar. You can schedule appointments and events and even block out time to actually get some work done. However, we don’t all have the same schedule, so you might spend more time than necessary working around Outlook’s default calendar settings. In this article, you’ll learn how to schedule and modify appointments and events to keep yourself on track. Perhaps more important, you’ll learn how to adjust Outlook’s calendar settings to fit your routine.

Source: Configure Outlook’s Calendar view to suit your work routine – TechRepublic

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Nov 032016
 

By Sandy Stachowiak at MakeUseOf.com…

If you’re working on a small project, as a freelancer, or in a company with few employees, Outlook 2016 can help you manage your projects and tasks without the need for hefty software. With simple customizations to the task section, you can set reminders and due dates, assign to-dos, and track time easily.

Source: How to Use Outlook for Simple Task and Project Management

 Posted by at 5:14 pm
Sep 032016
 

By Sandy Stachowiak at MakeUseOf.com…

Don’t you love things that save you time and energy? When you are in the office, rather than wasting time on creating documents from scratch, you can focus on your tasks and duties by using and reusing simple templates. From budgets to to-dos and custom templates, check out these 10 time-saving tools.

Source: 10 Templates to Save Time at the Office

 Posted by at 7:01 pm
Feb 122016
 

Don’t let the weak and questionable intro sentence discourage your interest.  This is worth reviewing.  By Brad Jones at MakeUseOf.com…

Of all the programs included in Microsoft’s Office suite, Excel is perhaps the most intimidating. There’s an enormous scope to what you can accomplish with the software, and that can be overwhelming. Even finding the desired function from a packed toolbar can be a challenge — unless you know the right keyboard shortcuts.

Source: 35 Everyday Microsoft Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows & Mac

 Posted by at 3:16 pm
Aug 102015
 

By Ryan Dube at MakeUseOf.com…

You’ve got a presentation due in a few days and you really want to impress the boss. You want to show your data in a way that’s easy to understand, but also visual and impressive. The only way to do that is to choose the right chart for your data.

Source: 8 Types of Excel Charts & When You Should Use Them

 Posted by at 12:41 pm
Jul 172015
 

One of the more substantive previews of Office 2016 for Mac.  By Gavin Phillips at MakeUseOf.com…

The shrouded veil of secrecy has been lifted from the latest edition of Microsoft Office. Excitement for Office 2016 is still lagging behind the Windows 10 enthusiasm camp, but following the July 29 release of Windows 10, attention will return to the world’s most popular productivity suite.

Source: A Microsoft Office 2016 Preview: Smart & Subtle Changes

 Posted by at 11:01 am
Sep 192014
 

A very useful article and “how-to” by Saikat Basu at MakeUseOf.com…

Thankfully, when it comes to logic, the right tools can help simplify any process. Flowcharts are among those visual thinking tools that go grossly ignored for non-technical tasks. Maybe because flowcharting started purely as an engineering skill and didn’t go beyond the draft boards of industrial planners. With its leap towards computer algorithms it became more mainstream.

via How To Create Stunning Flowcharts With Microsoft Word.

 Posted by at 3:45 pm
Feb 182014
 

Good news reported by Paul Thurrott on his blog.  I like MS Office, and I love the iPad.  I hope it’s a good marriage!

With Microsoft Executive Vice President Tami Reller seeming to tiptoe around a discussion about Microsoft’s plans for delivering a full-featured Office version for iPad this year, we don’t need to parse her comments to learn more. A related and reliable report suggests that Microsoft is in fact speeding up the delivery of Office for iPad. And it will probably arrive ahead of the version for Windows 8.

via Office for iPad | Paul Thurrotts WinInfo content from Windows IT Pro.

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