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    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?

    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?
    It says a lot about our society that one of the most contentious pop culture debates is between buying a Mac or a PC. Not between which sugary cola is the best, or if a light beer has “great taste” or is “less filling,” but what computer one should work, play, and — in some cases — live on. Not that ...
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    Too Many Applications?

    Too Many Applications?
    Do you have too many applications open on your computer? Have you passed by a co-worker's desk and noticed that they have 20 different things running all at once? Believe it or not, this can lower productivity. You actually end up thinking that you are working harder, yet you are reducing your productivity by about 30%. That's quite a bit of ...
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    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty

    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty
    There are so many e-mails coming at us these days that e-mail management is very important. I find the best way for me to keep my Inbox organized is to immediately deal with the e-mail when it arrives. I never have more than four or five e-mails in my Inbox for any length of time. Here are five buts you can ...
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    Outlook … Not Just for Email! Using Your Outlook Tasks

    Outlook … Not Just for Email! Using Your Outlook Tasks
    Microsoft Outlook is one of the most widely used software programs for email, but if you’re only using it for email, you’re missing out on a great productivity tool! Here are a few ways you can use the Outlook Tasks feature to keep track of your to-do list. h4. Assign categories to your tasks. If you have a lot of items ...
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    PowerPoint Rule of Thumb: 10/20/30

    PowerPoint Rule of Thumb: 10/20/30
    I suffer from something called Ménière's disease. The symptoms include hearing loss, a constant ringing in the ears and vertigo. There are many medical theories about its cause, but I have a different theory: As a venture capitalist, I have to listen to hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch their companies. Most of these pitches are crap: 60 slides about "patent pending," "first-mover ...
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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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    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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    PC Stress Busters: Word Shortcuts

    PC Stress Busters: Word Shortcuts
    Take the stress out of formatting and make Word work how you want it to, as well as reducing the risk of losing work if your system crashes due to a power failure. Watermarks. If you want to insert words such as Draft across every page, go to the Format menu| Background, Printed Watermark and complete the dialogue box as appropriate. ...
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    Use Drag and Drop to Create New Outlook Items from Existing

    Use Drag and Drop to Create New Outlook Items from Existing
    An excerpt from the course ‘Outlook 2007 Productivity’ brought to you by Academy of Virtual Professionals. Use Drag and Drop to create new Outlook items from existing Drag and Drop — a key component to keeping organized! You can easily create new Outlook items from other Outlook items using drag and drop. The hidden beauty of drag and drop is that ...
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    7 More Things You Should Know About Microsoft Word

    7 More Things You Should Know About Microsoft Word
    Following on from my successful article 7 Top Tips for Microsoft Word, here are seven more really useful tips. Don't work harder, work smarter! Moving icons around the toolbars To move icons around the toolbars, simply hold the Alt key down, move the cursor over the icon you want to move, and press the left mouse button. Now drag the icon ...
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    7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Word

    7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Word
    Microsoft Word is an extremely easy tool to start using. However there are lots of interesting features "under the hood." Some of these features can save you a lot of time when producing documents. I am amazed that they are not as well known as they should be. These top seven tips are my favorites and I cannot imagine life with ...
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    Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word
    Welcome to Microsoft Office Word 2007, included in the 2007 release of the Microsoft Office system. Office Word 2007 is a powerful authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with the easy-to-use Microsoft Office Fluent user interface. Office Word 2007 helps information workers create professional-looking content more quickly ...
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    MS Powerpoint

    MS Powerpoint
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 enables users to quickly create high-impact, dynamic presentations, while integrating workflow and ways to easily share information. From the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface to the new graphics and formatting capabilities, Office PowerPoint 2007 puts the control in your hands to create great-looking presentations. Tops Tips & Shortcuts for PowerPoint Presentations The Possibilities of PowerPoint Get the ...
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    Selecting The Right Tool For Your Database Project

    Selecting The Right Tool For Your Database Project
    As any person, who remodeled their home, will tell you that "choosing the right tool for the right job" makes all the difference. The same statement applies when choosing the right database for a project. Some databases are basic, some are "battery operated" and some are "mighty power tools." Below is a guide on selecting the perfect database for the right ...
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    Help! I Can't Access My Excel File!

    Excel worksheets can get corrupt or damaged at any point of time. Just imagine working on important financial figures and power goes off. And when power comes back, you cannot access your worksheet or the excel file fails to open. Now what to do? There are times when MS Office application automatically recovers the unexpected closed document with the help of ...
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    The Most Efficient Way to Create A Microsoft Excel Database

    The Most Efficient Way to Create A Microsoft Excel Database
    The term Microsoft Excel Database has never really sat very well with me since my primary role in the IT world has been in developing database and what is used by the spreadsheeting fraternity is what I consider an over glorified list. However, for the sake of peace, I want to outline some of the principles you must follow in building ...
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    Five Top Tips for Excel

    Like many users of Excel, I've found a few really useful features which I use quite often. Here are my top five. Keyboard Shortcuts Try the following Excel keyboard shortcuts. They can really make your life easier. Ctrl + A — Select all cells Ctrl + Home — Go to cell A1 Ctrl + End — Go to last cell in ...
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    How to Find Data in an Excel Table

    This step-by-step article describes how to find data in a table (or range of cells) by using various built-in functions in Microsoft Excel. You can use different formulas to get the same result. Create the Sample Worksheet This article uses a sample worksheet to illustrate Excel's built-in functions, for example referencing a name from column A and returning the age of ...
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