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    Must Know Software for the Administrative Assistant

    Must Know Software for the Administrative Assistant
    From the Administrative Arts blog "Must Know Software for the Administrative Assistant" These days, with companies reorganizing and downsizing, more and more is being expected of the Administrative Assistant role. We’re not just expected to take care of the boss anymore, we’re also expected to design databases, manage websites, produce newsletters and a plethora of other duties we weren’t expected to ...
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    Going Green in the Office

    Going Green in the Office
    How green is your office? Do you regularly practice the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle? Listed below are ten strategies for reducing your office’s environmental footprint. How many of these do you do on a regular basis? h4. Saving Paper -Use recycled paper products. -Before you click on that Print button, ask yourself if you really need a hard copy. ...
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    How Do I Open a PDF in Acrobat Instead of the Browser?

    How Do I Open a PDF in Acrobat Instead of the Browser?
    By default, PDF files opened from a web page display inside the browser window with a limited toolbar: The default behavior does not suit the needs of all legal users. Some eFiling sites require running in the browser, but other applications require opening the PDF directly in Acrobat. It is easy to change the way that Acrobat opens files from the ...
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    Never Lose Track of Another Task

    Never Lose Track of Another Task
    From the original post Never Lose Track of Another Task Over the years, I have used a number of different methods to track tasks, from sticky notes stuck to my monitor to a steno pad to write down tasks. While I still use a steno pad to write down tasks as they come to me, my main organizational tool is ...
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    February Is “Archive Your Files” Month

    February Is “Archive Your Files” Month
    It seems that you’ve just got used to it being a new year, and here it is February, and time to archive your files! Why archive your files? Quite simply, because if you don’t, your filing cabinet will become overfilled, and you’ll have trouble locating needed documents and finding room for new ones. When your filing system is inconvenient to use, ...
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    Managing Site Profiles in Dreamweaver

    When learning Dreamweaver, it seems logical to start with the built in FTP system of Dreamweaver...more specifically, the site profiles section. Of course, before you can actually create a working profile, you will need to have access to a web hosting service, and it is good to have a domain name. From the top menu choose: Site > New Site... Let's ...
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    Be A Better Manager: Learn to Delegate!

    Be A Better Manager: Learn to Delegate!
    How do you find the time to develop your people? Delegation both frees up your time and can develop your people. It also increases productivity, morale and commitment. As the economy becomes more dependent on knowledge, managers need to delegate to be effective leaders. The number one reason for management failure is an inability to delegate. So, why don’t managers delegate? ...
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    When You Need It Later: The Bring-Forward System

    When You Need It Later: The Bring-Forward System
    My boss likes me to keep him organized and the way I do that is to have a system to bring forward items, which I then bring to his attention when he needs to see it. The system I use is quite simple and has been around for a long time. They taught this system when I was in high school ...
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    How To Really Be on Top of Things as an Administrative Assistant

    How To Really Be on Top of Things as an Administrative Assistant
    What’s the chief characteristic of being a great Administrative or Executive Assistant? It’s knowing everything, or at least seeming like you do. The best assistants are those that can aptly handle managing the boss’s calendar, sorting his mail and screening her calls without having to always stop and ask for information or permissions. But how do you get to that miraculous ...
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    Cool Rollover Buttons & Pop-up Menus in Dreamweaver

    Adding a rollover button to a webpage with Dreamweaver is a really simple task...if you have the button images ready to go. If you don't have the images yet, here's what you need to do: Open a graphic design program like Fireworks or Photoshop and create a rectangle with a solid fill (for this example, blue) and then put some white ...
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    10 Things to Do When You Have Nothing to Do

    10 Things to Do When You Have Nothing to Do
    One piece of advice that I give to every up-and-coming administrative assistant is this: Never sit idle! If you have nothing to do, then go out and find something to do. Occasionally, though, you do find yourself temporarily at loose ends, so here’s a list of 10 things to do when you have nothing to do. h4. *1. Clean Up/Reorganize Your ...
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    Modifying Fonts In Dreamweaver Using HTML & CSS

    Like most WYSWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editors, Dreamweaver has the ability to simply highlight text and change the font, color etc... But there are two distinct ways that you can alter text: HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). In Dreamweaver, these 2 methods get mixed together sometimes, and it can be a bit confusing as to ...
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    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business

    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business
    Copyright © 2004-2008 by Kelly Poelker. All rights reserved. Starting a new business is such an exciting time in life. You’ve got an idea for a product or service that you know will be a success. All you’ve got to do is make it happen. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to entrepreneurship. 1. Find your passion ...
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    Creating your Own Dreamweaver Templates Files

    If you have built websites, you understand how frustrating it can be to have to update the look and feel of a lot of web pages. Fortunately, Dreamweaver has a built in system which will help you to update as many pages as you want very quickly. To use a Dreamweaver template, you simply need to create a new Dreamweaver template ...
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    When - and When Not - to Use Your Frequent Flier Miles

    When - and When Not - to Use Your Frequent Flier Miles
    If you've been following the Joy of Miles series thus far, you might expect my overarching advice to be that frequent flier miles should be earned for everything possible. And these days, they can indeed be earned for just about anything. In fact, though, part of being an educated consumer is knowing when not to earn miles. Before rushing headlong to ...
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    Creating Hyperlinks and Bookmarks With Dreamweaver

    Creating hyperlinks with Dreamweaver is a relatively simple task but there are a few options available to you that you might want to explore. To create a hyperlink in Dreamweaver, you simply need to type the text that you want to use as a hyperlink, highlight it, and then click the hyperlink button on the toolbar. When the screen pops up, ...
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    Adobe Apps Two (Flash & Photoshop)

    Adobe Apps Two (Flash & Photoshop)
    The Adobe family's line of products includes Flash as well as the Photoshop line. Below is an excerpt from the latest version the Adobe Flash software: Adobe® Flash® CS3 Professional software is the most advanced authoring environment for creating rich, interactive content for digital, web, and mobile platforms. Create interactive websites, rich media advertisements, instructional media, engaging presentations, games, and more. ...
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    Is FLASH Appropriate in a Business Web Site?

    The short answer is maybe. The long answer is that the question might be better asked, "Is a 100% FLASH web site appropriate in business?." The answer to this question, in my humble opinion is, absolutely not. In fact, we have had several clients come to us this year who have 100% Flash web sites that are going to completely remake ...
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    ‘Tis the Season: Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Party Etiquette

    ‘Tis the Season: Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Party Etiquette
    Whether it’s a company bash, a family gathering or a personal, after-hours shindig, it’s undeniably holiday party season. You might be gearing up for a whole slew of functions, or perhaps just one, but be sure not to leave without considering what behavior is appropriate for each. How to Dress Hostess Gifts Your Plus-One Food & Drink What to Talk ...
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    Exercise Your Organizing Muscles

    Exercise Your Organizing Muscles
    Last fall I decided it was time to try something new. I needed a change of pace and a little bit of “me time” each week. I had wanted to give yoga a try for quite some time because I had heard many great things about the benefits of yoga…relaxation, flexibility, strength and so on. So, back in September, I decided ...
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