Tag Archives: Office

Notifying others that you are out of the office

SusanCarlowAvatar120x120By Susan Carlow

Microsoft Outlook’s auto reply (AKA out of office assistant) is a convenient and easy to use tool that automatically notifies folk who email you when you’re out of the office and may not be able to read or reply to their message for a period of time. It’s particularly useful when you take leave or go on holiday. Continue reading Notifying others that you are out of the office

Office – Changing the screen to gain more screen real estate

SharynAvatarBlog120x120PROBLEM: Needing more screen and less Ribbon (great for tablets).

SOLUTION: Gain more screen “real-estate” by changing your display settings. Continue reading Office – Changing the screen to gain more screen real estate

PowerPoint, Word, Excel – nudging shapes so that they align nicely

SharynAvatarBlog120x120PROBLEM: Have you ever tried to perfectly align a line of check
boxes or shapes?  It’s not easy!

SOLUTION: Take control and easily knock wayward shapes back into line.  Note: check out the tip on nudging – it’s fabulous! Continue reading PowerPoint, Word, Excel – nudging shapes so that they align nicely

Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook – Shortcut tips for Print and Print Preview

SharynAvatarBlog120x120PROBLEM: Wasting time flicking between the actual document and Print Preview.  This can become annoying, especially when you need to make minor alterations before printing.

SOLUTION: Use shortcut keys to move in and out of Print Preview. Continue reading Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook – Shortcut tips for Print and Print Preview

Word – How can I see customised Style Headings in the Navigation pane?

1wI love the Headings feature on the Navigation pane in Word 2010 and 2013.  However I did find it a little frustrating when I first used it as the only Headings showing in the pane were the headings that were formatted with Word’s standard styles – Heading1, Heading2, Heading3, etc. Continue reading Word – How can I see customised Style Headings in the Navigation pane?

Upgrading to Office 2013 – Why are the Ribbon commands hidden?

1uIf you have recently upgraded to Office 2013 you will have noticed that the Ribbon is collapsed by default, and only the Ribbon tabs are visible. As a result one of the first questions I get asked when doing upgrade training is “why are the Ribbon commands hidden and how do I get them back”? Continue reading Upgrading to Office 2013 – Why are the Ribbon commands hidden?