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  • Win 15 computers for your school with Office Mix

    Office Blogs
    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the Back to School season in full swing, we’re excited to announce some cool news and great new features for Office Mix. In case you missed us over the summer, Office Mix is an easier way to make your Microsoft PowerPoint lessons more engaging and share them online. You can record your lectures while you write and draw on slides, and add video, assessments, and labs. Store them in the cloud to share them with your students, who can play them on nearly any device. See analytics for every student, quiz, and slide. And it’s all free if you have PowerPoint 2013. Win 15 Surface Pro 3’s…
  • Win 15 computers for your school with Office Mix

    Office Blogs
    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the Back to School season in full swing, we’re excited to announce some cool news and great new features for Office Mix. In case you missed us over the summer, Office Mix is an easier way to make your Microsoft PowerPoint lessons more engaging and share them online. You can record your lectures while you write and draw on slides, and add video, assessments, and labs. Store them in the cloud to share them with your students, who can play them on nearly any device. See analytics for every student, quiz, and slide. And it’s all free if you have PowerPoint 2013. Win 15 Surface Pro 3’s…
  • Windows Installer celebrates its 15th birthday

    Microsoft Office News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:49 am
    With many businesses still focused on the "end of XP" , an important milestone in the story of software integration will slip by largely unnoticed this year, but it should be celebrated by anyone involved in end user computing.
  • Job Vacancy at Pabla's

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    pablasolicitors
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    Pabla and Pabla Solicitors is an ever expanding company and with our big move coming up we have a number of exciting job roles available at the moment. Check out our blog HERE for details of our other roles available, but we have a fantastic vacancy for a PA to Senior Partner. Read more below for what we are looking for. Job Title Personal Assistant Reports to Senior Partner Purpose of Role To provide a high level of secretarial and administrative support to one of the Senior Partners Responsibilities Principal role: PA to Senior Partner  Diary management: liaising with external contacts to…
  • Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: Archiving items in Outlook

    Office Blogs
    Doug Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Old emails can be wrapped up for safe keeping in Outlook. You can think of archiving as a way to clean up your inbox (especially if you’re running into limits) or as a backup. We’ll show you what you need to know about automatic and manual archiving in Outlook.  Join us for our Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 am Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=a2i6g93q Doors open at 9:00 am Pacific Time and we start…
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  • Win 15 computers for your school with Office Mix

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the Back to School season in full swing, we’re excited to announce some cool news and great new features for Office Mix. In case you missed us over the summer, Office Mix is an easier way to make your Microsoft PowerPoint lessons more engaging and share them online. You can record your lectures while you write and draw on slides, and add video, assessments, and labs. Store them in the cloud to share them with your students, who can play them on nearly any device. See analytics for every student, quiz, and slide. And it’s all free if you have PowerPoint 2013. Win 15 Surface Pro 3’s…
  • Personalize your Office 365 experience by selecting themes

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lawrence Chiu is a senior product marketing manager for the admin experience on Office 365. Who we are has always been important to both organizations as well as individuals. As organizations, we want to reaffirm our brand and foster positive relationships with our customers. As individuals, we want to show our personalities and preferences. Office 365 will now support your ability to both customize and personalize your Office 365 experience by using themes. Rolling out over the next few weeks, two types of themes will become available. As an Office 365 admin, you will have the ability to…
  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One great advantage of our Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite is that you no longer have to wait months or years, until a new version of Office is released to receive software updates and improvements. You get new features immediately, as part of your Office 365 subscription, as soon as they are available and ready to use. Microsoft developers are the source of those ongoing improvements and new features—and not only our internal developers. Office 365 is a platform as well as a product, and there is a growing community of developers who are building new applications for Office 365,…
  • Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: Archiving items in Outlook

    Doug Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Old emails can be wrapped up for safe keeping in Outlook. You can think of archiving as a way to clean up your inbox (especially if you’re running into limits) or as a backup. We’ll show you what you need to know about automatic and manual archiving in Outlook.  Join us for our Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 am Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=a2i6g93q Doors open at 9:00 am Pacific Time and we start…
  • Open sourcing Exchange Web Services (EWS) Java API

    Office 365 Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Victor Boctor is a principal architect on the Exchange team. Our last release of Exchange Web Services Java API was in January 2013 (see blog post). Since then, we’ve received feedback about several issues with our model for supporting the Java client APIs. These issues include: License is restrictive. It doesn’t allow sharing of source code modifications except with Microsoft. Hard to contribute. The project doesn’t utilize collaboration platforms like CodePlex or GitHub to facilitate the process for contributing bugs, reports, patches, and other kinds of contributions. Release cycle.
 
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  • Win 15 computers for your school with Office Mix

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the Back to School season in full swing, we’re excited to announce some cool news and great new features for Office Mix. In case you missed us over the summer, Office Mix is an easier way to make your Microsoft PowerPoint lessons more engaging and share them online. You can record your lectures while you write and draw on slides, and add video, assessments, and labs. Store them in the cloud to share them with your students, who can play them on nearly any device. See analytics for every student, quiz, and slide. And it’s all free if you have PowerPoint 2013. Win 15 Surface Pro 3’s…
  • Personalize your Office 365 experience by selecting themes

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lawrence Chiu is a senior product marketing manager for the admin experience on Office 365. Who we are has always been important to both organizations as well as individuals. As organizations, we want to reaffirm our brand and foster positive relationships with our customers. As individuals, we want to show our personalities and preferences. Office 365 will now support your ability to both customize and personalize your Office 365 experience by using themes. Rolling out over the next few weeks, two types of themes will become available. As an Office 365 admin, you will have the ability to…
  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One great advantage of our Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite is that you no longer have to wait months or years, until a new version of Office is released to receive software updates and improvements. You get new features immediately, as part of your Office 365 subscription, as soon as they are available and ready to use. Microsoft developers are the source of those ongoing improvements and new features—and not only our internal developers. Office 365 is a platform as well as a product, and there is a growing community of developers who are building new applications for Office 365,…
  • Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: Archiving items in Outlook

    Doug Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Old emails can be wrapped up for safe keeping in Outlook. You can think of archiving as a way to clean up your inbox (especially if you’re running into limits) or as a backup. We’ll show you what you need to know about automatic and manual archiving in Outlook.  Join us for our Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 am Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=a2i6g93q Doors open at 9:00 am Pacific Time and we start…
  • Open sourcing Exchange Web Services (EWS) Java API

    Office 365 Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Victor Boctor is a principal architect on the Exchange team. Our last release of Exchange Web Services Java API was in January 2013 (see blog post). Since then, we’ve received feedback about several issues with our model for supporting the Java client APIs. These issues include: License is restrictive. It doesn’t allow sharing of source code modifications except with Microsoft. Hard to contribute. The project doesn’t utilize collaboration platforms like CodePlex or GitHub to facilitate the process for contributing bugs, reports, patches, and other kinds of contributions. Release cycle.
 
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    WordPress Tag: Microsoft Office

  • Job Vacancy at Pabla's

    pablasolicitors
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    Pabla and Pabla Solicitors is an ever expanding company and with our big move coming up we have a number of exciting job roles available at the moment. Check out our blog HERE for details of our other roles available, but we have a fantastic vacancy for a PA to Senior Partner. Read more below for what we are looking for. Job Title Personal Assistant Reports to Senior Partner Purpose of Role To provide a high level of secretarial and administrative support to one of the Senior Partners Responsibilities Principal role: PA to Senior Partner  Diary management: liaising with external contacts to…
  • Technical Services

    dkapral
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Install, train, tech support… Speed Up PC’s and productivity! Microsoft Office & Accounting software dkapral@frontier.com (570) 675-8103
  • Open Favourite Documents Quickly in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access

    garysch
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    We all have documents we use regularly and even though they conveniently appear on our recent file list we can make them even more prominent. This can be done by pinning these files in the recent files list. This is easy to do and you can also do it for popular folder locations too. Here in this video you will see how easy it is to do. Scroll to below this video to see how you can also use jump lists to get to files even faster.   Using jump lists
  • Getting the Most Out of MS Office for iPad

    beverlym
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    So you’ve download Office for iPad, now what?  Learn how to get the most out of Microsoft Word
  • How do I create Query in Access 2013

    chanmingman
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:37 am
    After I read http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/60f55061-37f0-419d-914e-5ccbdf5941a8/4-access-tables-how-to-have-a-select-query-with-left-join-?forum=csharpgeneral in the forum. I think the easy way is to create a query in Access itself to test the query statement. To create Query in Access 2013. 1. Click on the Create tab. 2. Choose either Query Wizard or Query Design. 3. Once you choose the 2 tables, right click the join and select Join Properties. You should be able to see the query return from your statement.
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    Office Blogs

  • Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: Archiving items in Outlook

    Doug Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Old emails can be wrapped up for safe keeping in Outlook. You can think of archiving as a way to clean up your inbox (especially if you’re running into limits) or as a backup. We’ll show you what you need to know about automatic and manual archiving in Outlook.  Join us for our Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 am Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=a2i6g93q Doors open at 9:00 am Pacific Time and we start…
  • Which email application is right for you: Outlook or Gmail?

    Arushi Agrawal
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    In the modern cloud-connected world ubiquitous access to email, files and contacts is key to your productivity and effectiveness—at work and in your personal life. The Microsoft email solution comprised of Outlook and Outlook Web App (OWA) can not only increase your productivity, but also ensure you can collaborate with others, right within your email, in a highly secure environment. However, only you can decide which email solution is right for you. To help with that decision, we have created an interactive infographic that shows a side-by-side comparison of OWA, Outlook and Gmail. This…
  • Webinar on Using Outlook Web App

    Doug Thomas
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Outlook Web App (OWA) provides secure access to your email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and Global Address List via the internet. For Office 365 business customers, it’s a great way to work with other devices like iPads & iPhones. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer good for sharing on social media. Things you’ll learn at Tuesday’s webinar: The basics of Outlook Web App Working offline Getting OWA on your mobile devices Latest features including side by side viewing with docs References for this webinar: Getting started in Outlook Web App for Office 365 or if you are…
  • Garage Series Road Trip Dubai: Taking Project and OWA offline to the desert

    Jeremy Chapman
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This week, join Jeremy and Microsoft Gulf co-host Asad Ahmed for the Garage Series Road Trip finale in Dubai, the gleaming innovation hub of the Emirates. Watch as they demonstrate Office 365 project management in construction, testing offline capabilities and file syncing in the desert; uncover the explosive growth factors fueling industry adoption with DNATA and enjoy working from anywhere on one of world’s first smartphone watches while sailing through the Dubai marina. Dubai is a staggering achievement of modern urban development and the region has transformed itself unlike any other…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in the world of apps for Office?

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    This week hosts Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega explore what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. They look at the top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Watch as Richard masterfully demonstrates all of this along the way. Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake to talk about the apps for Office model itself and what is new, different and better versus the more traditional extensibility options in Office, SharePoint and Exchange. This week…
 
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  • Register now for October 8 Access Day in Denver, CO

    Kevin Bell
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Are you a developer or user of Microsoft Access, or know someone who is?  Interested in the new web capabilities in Access 2013 or how to improve your Access client applications? After successful one-day conferences in Bellevue and Irvine, J Street Technology is taking Access Day to Denver!  Join us Wednesday, October 8 inDenver, CO for the next Access Day, featuring internationally-respected presenters, including Access MVPs, book authors, and even a member of the Access development team at Microsoft. Access Day will include sessions by Kevin Bell, Alison Balter, Andy TabiszGeorge…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in the world of apps for Office?

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    This week hosts Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega explore what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. They look at the top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Watch as Richard masterfully demonstrates all of this along the way. Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake to talk about the apps for Office model itself and what is new, different and better versus the more traditional extensibility options in Office, SharePoint and Exchange. This week…
  • Spice up your Access app with apps for Office

    Office 365 Team
    13 May 2014 | 10:00 am
    Apps for Office are custom add-ons you can plug into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint to add powerful features. Today we’re introducing the ability to add apps for Office to Access apps, the online databases you create in Access 2013. You can use an app for Office to integrate data from outside services in your Access app, such as reading stock prices. Apps for Office can also display the data in your Access app visually, such as on a map, in a chart, or in a graph. In this video, we show an example app used to track concession sales data across the U.S. Then we plot the…
  • Register now for May 27 user group session: No-code SharePoint solutions with Access 2013

    Kevin Bell
    5 May 2014 | 9:45 am
    Join us in Dublin on May 27 to learn how to build native SharePoint 2013 apps with Access 2013—no code skills required. With a rich UI and backed by SQL Server, the apps need little to no IT support. Microsoft Access team members Kevin Bell and Kevin Nickel will show you how end users can quickly build and customize native SharePoint applications with Access 2013 without writing any code. Register now for this free event hosted by the SharePoint User Group Ireland at 6:30pm on May 27 at the Morgan Bar Hotel in downtown Dublin. The post Register now for May 27 user group session: No-code…
  • Register now: UK Access User Group National Seminar May 20

    Kevin Bell
    29 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    Join us Tuesday, May 20 for the UK Access User Group Spring 2014 National Seminar at the Easthampstead Park Conference Centre. This 1-day seminar will include 5 sessions presented by Steve Girling from Dentons Directories, Access MVP Karl Donaubauer, and US Access team members Kevin Bell and Kevin Nickel. A Few of My Favourite Things Presenter: Steve Girling, Dentons Directories Steve will show some real world examples from recent Access projects, including postcode lookup, Google integration, pdf files and text messages. Improvements to Access 2013 Web Apps Presenter: Kevin Bell, Microsoft…
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    Murray Sargent: Math in Office

  • Symbols and Emoji

    MurrayS3
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    The emoji symbols (literally picture characters) introduced by Japanese cell phone carriers have captured the imaginations of computer users around the world. So much so that occasionally many symbols created long before the emoji are now being treated as emoji. This post addresses the history of symbols in general and how emoji symbols fit in and have enhanced this area. Note that emoji means symbol in Japanese and is a very general term, while in this post emoji means Unicode emoji, a symbol often rendered as an image or with multiple colors. Hieroglyphics are very early examples of…
  • RichEdit Plain-Text Controls

    MurrayS3
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    A Unicode plain-text editor appears to have a single set of character formatting properties for the entire text and a single set of paragraph formatting properties. With NotePad, for example, you can choose a normal, bold, italic, or bold-italic font of any reasonable size and your choice is used consistently throughout the text (at least if the text is all of one script). In particular, you cannot have a run of text with a bold font followed by a run with a normal weight font. Such variations are nominally the province of rich text. Paragraph properties are limited to the BiDi attributes of…
  • Math Greek Letter Bug Fixed

    MurrayS3
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:53 pm
    When Word 2007 and later versions write an RTF file that includes math alphanumeric symbols (see U+1D400..U+1D7FF), they convert the symbols back to ASCII or Greek in the BMP (basic multilingual plane) and then write the characters out using the appropriate charset, namely ANSI_CHARSET for Latin letters like a..z, and GREEK_CHARSET for Greek letters. In addition Word writes the relevant math style \mstyN (upright, bold, italic, bold-italic) and math script \mscrN (Roman, script, Fraktur, double-struck, sans-serif, monospace) control words to identify the original math alphanumeric symbols.
  • Crisp Text Display

    MurrayS3
    31 May 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Kaspar commented on my post Office Adopts New Windows Display Technology “I always wondered why the text in OneNote 2013 looks so much better than Word 2013.” Curious, I typed some math into Word and OneNote on my 3200 x 1800 resolution Samsung ATIV laptop and compared them. The two displays looked pretty similar! For finer examination, I ran the zoomin.exe applet and looked at the pixels of a math italic b in the equation The character stems in Word were black with varying shades of gray pixels on the edges, while the stems in OneNote had varying hues of colored pixels on the…
  • OpenType Math Tables

    MurrayS3
    27 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The math tables created for the math facility in Word 2007 and other Microsoft Office applications are now officially part of the OpenType standard ISO/IEC CD 14496-22 3rd edition. See Section 6.3.6 MATH. You can download a copy of the whole standard from here. We always hoped that the tables would become part of the official OpenType standard so as to encourage people to create math fonts with the power and elegance of the Cambria Math font which ships with Windows. I’ve been sending the math-table specification to anyone who asked for several years now, but it’s…
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    SGriffin's MAPI Internals

  • August 2014 Release of MFCMAPI and MrMAPI

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    The August 2014 Release (build 15.0.0.1042) is live: http://mfcmapi.codeplex.com. It’s been a chaotic half year and I haven’t been able to get my builds out as often as I’d like, though I did do a ton of work on MFCMAPI. This month we get a totally rebuilt MAPI property parsing engine. As it’s an engine change, you shouldn’t notice much different in MFCMAPI itself, but all of my XML exports get an upgrade. Here's a change list - see the Issue Tracker and ChangeSets on Codeplex for more details: Property Parsing engine rebuilt MrMAPI: Fixed malformed XML in profile list when no…
  • Message Header Analyzer’s Manifest

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    9 May 2014 | 9:05 pm
    For those of you who know what to do with this, here’s the manifest for Message Header Analyzer: https://mha.azurewebsites.net/manifest.xml For the rest, I’ll put some instructions together later. Enjoy!
  • Automated Dump Collection Using Procdump

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    5 May 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I thought I’d share a script I’ve been using on some recent cases to generate memory dump files on multiple machines for intermittent crashes. The scenario this script targets is that you have a process, say Outlook.exe, which is crashing for a number of users, but you haven’t yet narrowed down a repro scenario. You’d like to get memory dumps when the process crashes, and you’d also like to get extra debugging information which may help you hone in on the issue. You'd also like to set all of this up so the user doesn't have to do anything themselves. They just run the process and…
  • Outlook 2013 Click To Run and COM Interfaces

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    In this article I’ll go over the current state of Outlook 2013 Click To Run (C2R)and support for various programmatic interfaces. Please comment on any areas I’ve missed and I’ll update the article accordingly. With Outlook 2013, we enabled something we had never supported before, side by side (SxS)  installation with other versions of Outlook. Specifically, we support installing Outlook 2013 side by side with Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2007. We do this by installing Outlook 2013 using Click-to-Run. For most MAPI applications and Outlook Add-Ins, C2R does not pose a…
  • MAPICDO March 2014 Release

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    It’s time for what is most likely the last release of the MAPICDO download. Here are the release notes: Installation details: The version given on the Download Center is 08.03.08353. The version stamped on the files, however, is 6.5.8353.0. All of the files in the update are dated January 13th, 2014. If you already have a version of the MAPI Download installed, you must uninstall it before installing the new version. The installer does not upgrade, nor does it warn you if you try to install it without uninstalling the previous version. Fixes: We fixed a connection leak on network errors…
 
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    Office 2007 / 2010 / 2013 Training - The New Paperclip

  • Rename your sheet in Excel

    Paul Woods
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Do you have multiple sheets in your Excel workbook? Want to have something more descriptive than “Sheet 1″, “Sheet 2″, or “Sheet 3″ so you can keep track of all the work in your spreadsheet, model, or budget? It is quick and easy to rename your sheets in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013. Right click on the tab for the sheet you want to rename Click “Rename” Type your new name in… and then hit enter! Simple as that – now you can keep track of all those sheets in your workbook with ease. ’till next time!TNP
  • Letter sized presentation? Change the size of your PowerPoint slides

    Paul Woods
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Ever wanted to create a presentation which you or your audience could print out perfectly on Letter sized (8.5x11in) paper? Well you can really easily in PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint 2010, or PowerPoint 2013. What we will do is change the size of the slide to match the size of the paper you want to print or present the presentation on.  Let’s see how to do it…   Click on the Design Tab in the Ribbon Look for the “Customize” group at the far right hand end of the ribbon Click on “Slide Size” Click on “Custom Slide Size” In the “Slide…
  • 10 Things every manager needs to know about Office

    Paul Woods
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Recently Paul Woods (the alter ego of The New Paperclip) was a guest on the Chandoo.org Excel podcast – one of the most popular Office related podcasts online today. During the interview he shared his top ten (non-excel related) Microsoft Office tips that every manager or analyst should know. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast yet – make sure you read more about it, and listen here: Podcast: my top 10 non excel Microsoft office tips on paul-woods.com or CP017: Top 10 non-Excel MS Office tips for you – Interview with Paul Woods – Office MVP & Blogger on…
  • Add, subtract or average time in Excel

    Paul Woods
    9 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    If you are like me and you want to do some kind of calculation or duration in hours, minutes and seconds – I am sure you have been very frustrated with Excel totally ignoring what you want to achieve! Well did you know that it isn’t as hard as Excel makes it out to be! You can very quickly do calculations like adding two times together, subtracting times from each other, or seeing what the average time is of a range. They key is to ensure that your cells or formatted correctly first. Here is how you do it! Select the cells that you want to add your times to Right click, and then…
  • Select difficult to get to objects in Word using the Selection Pane

    Paul Woods
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Have you ever worked on a document with a lot of shapes, diagrams, pictures or text boxes?  Don’t you hate it when they overlap or are on top of each other and it is near on impossible to select the right object!  You may be like me and move the objects on top to get to the ones below … but did you know that there is an easier, much better way?  There is – using the Selection Pane. The selection pane enables you to select the object by its name, irrespective of where the object is in your document.   Not only that, you can make an object invisible for a short amount of…
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  • Win 15 computers for your school with Office Mix

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the Back to School season in full swing, we’re excited to announce some cool news and great new features for Office Mix. In case you missed us over the summer, Office Mix is an easier way to make your Microsoft PowerPoint lessons more engaging and share them online. You can record your lectures while you write and draw on slides, and add video, assessments, and labs. Store them in the cloud to share them with your students, who can play them on nearly any device. See analytics for every student, quiz, and slide. And it’s all free if you have PowerPoint 2013. Win 15 Surface Pro 3’s…
  • Personalize your Office 365 experience by selecting themes

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lawrence Chiu is a senior product marketing manager for the admin experience on Office 365. Who we are has always been important to both organizations as well as individuals. As organizations, we want to reaffirm our brand and foster positive relationships with our customers. As individuals, we want to show our personalities and preferences. Office 365 will now support your ability to both customize and personalize your Office 365 experience by using themes. Rolling out over the next few weeks, two types of themes will become available. As an Office 365 admin, you will have the ability to…
  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One great advantage of our Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite is that you no longer have to wait months or years, until a new version of Office is released to receive software updates and improvements. You get new features immediately, as part of your Office 365 subscription, as soon as they are available and ready to use. Microsoft developers are the source of those ongoing improvements and new features—and not only our internal developers. Office 365 is a platform as well as a product, and there is a growing community of developers who are building new applications for Office 365,…
  • Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: Archiving items in Outlook

    Doug Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Old emails can be wrapped up for safe keeping in Outlook. You can think of archiving as a way to clean up your inbox (especially if you’re running into limits) or as a backup. We’ll show you what you need to know about automatic and manual archiving in Outlook.  Join us for our Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 am Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=a2i6g93q Doors open at 9:00 am Pacific Time and we start…
  • Open sourcing Exchange Web Services (EWS) Java API

    Office 365 Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Victor Boctor is a principal architect on the Exchange team. Our last release of Exchange Web Services Java API was in January 2013 (see blog post). Since then, we’ve received feedback about several issues with our model for supporting the Java client APIs. These issues include: License is restrictive. It doesn’t allow sharing of source code modifications except with Microsoft. Hard to contribute. The project doesn’t utilize collaboration platforms like CodePlex or GitHub to facilitate the process for contributing bugs, reports, patches, and other kinds of contributions. Release cycle.
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    Legal Office Guru

  • Formatting Autocorrect Entries

    Deborah Savadra
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    If you've been working with legal briefs lately, you've probably typed "id." more times than you can count. Here, I show you a trick that one of your fellow readers told me about: having AutoCorrect turn "id." into its underlined form automagically. Click the link below or the title above to see the full illustrated tutorial.
  • How to recycle your [legal] briefs safely

    Deborah Savadra
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    In my observation, if there's one thing you lawyers love, it's repeating yourselves. No, not when you speak; it's when you write. Y'all recycle so much old material from briefs and other documents, it puts Ed Begley, Jr. to shame. Some of the problems with all that cutting and pasting are pretty obvious: another client's name being left in (oops) or funky formatting that doesn't match the new document. But others aren't. What sort of evil stuff lurks in that text you just pasted over from your last magnum opus? And how's it going to undermine your next court filing? Click the link below to…
  • Why I’m turning off comments here at Legal Office Guru

    Deborah Savadra
    15 May 2014 | 6:15 am
    Copyblogger recently decided to turn their blog's Comments feature off. I'm following suit ... sort of. Here's why (and how) I'm doing things differently and what difference that makes for you (hint: new courses! new Member-only content!).
  • Keeping Word Commands at Your Fingertips

    Deborah Savadra
    8 May 2014 | 6:45 am
    Tired of searching for frequently-used Microsoft Word features? Sick of clicking multiple times through dialog boxes to set tabs, etc.? Here are three ways to put any Microsoft Word feature or command within easy, one-click reach.
  • From the Comments: A Better Way to Embed Paragraph Numbers

    Deborah Savadra
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    Recently, I wrote about a technique that I'd stumbled across for embedding the current paragraph number within the text of a paragraph. However, one reader posted a comment with an easier solution. Click the link and let me know if this is a technique you'd find useful.
 
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  • Adobe Captivate: Rescale Imported or Pasted Slides

    Kevin Siegel
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    by Kevin Siegel    If you have created a Captivate project and need to reuse a slide in another project, all you need to do is right-click the slide on the Filmstrip, choose the Copy menu item, switch to another (or new) Captivate project, and paste. Copying slides between projects gets a bit complicated if the two projects are not the same size. For instance, the original project size is 1024x768. The other project is 825x675. When copying and pasting the slides between projects, larger slides pasted into smaller projects will likely get cropped; smaller slides pasted into larger projects…
  • Writing & Grammar: Answers to Confusing Words for 100

    Kevin Siegel
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    by Jennie Ruby    Answers to my Confusing Words for 100 challenge are brought to you by Cathy A. Mackie: What will the effect/affect of the new restrictions be?(noun) The new director will effect/affect some changes in the current policy. (verb - exception when effect can mean to bring about or accomplish) The revisions to the software will effect/affect how we use it. (verb) How will the new functions effect/affect our template?(verb) What effect/affect will the new interface have on our compliance initiative? (noun) The change is to/too difficult to explain over the phone. I…
  • PowerPoint & eLearning: Create Your Own Characters

    Kevin Siegel
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    by AJ Walther   In my three-hour mini session on Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning and Design, I discuss how to create your own eLearning characters using PowerPoint. Generally I get a few excited students who seem up to the challenge, but most students decide that it's a neat trick that they're going to go ahead and skip. I was happy to see that Tom Kuhlmann recently posted a couple of how-to videos over on the Articulate blog about how to create your own eLearning characters in PowerPoint. I was not alone in creating my own PowerPoint eLearning characters! The how-to videos…
  • Localization: Training and Development in India

    Kevin Siegel
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    by Jen Weaver     While it failed to be renewed for another season, the 2010 NBC show "Outsourced" shed a comical light on some of the cultural nuances to doing business in India. Miss the show? Never fear. In this article we'll explore some common cultural facts about Indians and their expectations when it comes to training and development.   Test your Knowledge of Indian Culture Match the old westernized city name with its present replacement. Colonial Name Current Name Calcutta Bombay Madras Mumbai Chennai Kolkata What two world religions were born in India? Quick Tips…
  • Adobe RoboHelp: Get the New Responsive Layout

    Kevin Siegel
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    by Willam Van Weelden     One of the hottest new features introduced in Adobe RoboHelp 11 is Responsive HTML5 layouts. The Responsive HTML5 output dynamically changes the way the content is presented based on the device the reader is using. For example, while a reader on a desktop might see a traditional table of contents on the right side of the page, someone using a smart phone will see a table of contents that is optimized for touch:         Responsive HTML5 output uses Screen Layouts, the skins for HTML5 output. With these skins you can control how your output will look for your…
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  • Quickly convert numbers stored as text [tip]

    Chandoo
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    Here is a quick tip to start the week. Often, we end up with a situation where a bunch of numbers are stored as text. In such cases, Excel displays a warning indicator at the top-left corner of the cell. If you click on warning symbol next to the cell, Excel shows a menu offering choices to treat the error. Converting numbers stored as text back to numbers Tip #1: Error correction One easy and quick way to convert all the text-numbers to numbers is, Select all the cells Click on warning indicator next to top-most cell Choose Convert to number option Done Tip#2: Paste Special Convert Sometimes…
  • CP018: Dont be a Pivot Table Virgin!

    Chandoo
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    In the 18th session of Chandoo.org podcast, lets loose your Pivot table virginity. Note: This is a short format episode. Less time to listen, but just as much awesome. First some good news! Our podcast crossed 100k downloads. Yay!!! That is right. It took us 6 months & 17 episodes to reach this milestone. Thanks for loving Chandoo.org podcast. You are awesome. PS: If you have not already subscribed, get it here from iTunes (other ways to subscribe). What is in this session? Pivot tables are a very powerful & quick way to analyze data and get reports from Excel. But surprisingly, not…
  • Convert fractional Excel time to hours & minutes [Quick tip]

    Chandoo
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    Time for another quick Excel tip. Lets say the park near your house rents tennis courts by hour. And they charge $10 per hour. At the end of an intense tennis playing week, Linda, the tennis court manager called you up and said you need to pay $78 as rent for that week. How many hours did you play? Of course 78/10 = 7.8 hours. But we all know that 7.8 hours makes no sense. We also know that 7.8 hours is really 7 hours 48 minutes. So how to convert 7.8 hrs to 7:48 ? That is our quick tip for the day. Simple, assuming the fractional time is in cell A1, Use below steps to convert it to hours…
  • What is the average speed of this road trip? [Solution & Discussion]

    Chandoo
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Last week, we had an interesting homework problem – What is the average speed of this road trip? We received more than 150 answers. But to my surprise, 57 of them are wrong. So today, lets learn how to calculate the average speed correct way. Please click here to download solution workbook. What is Speed? Back in school days, we learned what speed is. Speed = Distance / Time Now lets look at the problem Here is the data: Jack kept track for every 50 mile interval. And he did that for 12 intervals. So the total distance is 12×50 = 600 miles. We just need to know how much time Jack…
  • CP017: Top 10 non-Excel MS Office tips for you – Interview with Paul Woods – Office MVP & Blogger

    Chandoo
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    In the 17th session of Chandoo.org podcast, lets leave Excel aside and talk about other MS Office apps. Thats right. We will be learning 10 tips on how to use Word, Power Point, Outlook etc. Ready? What is in this session? A while ago, I got an email from Paul Woods. Paul is an Office 365 MVP, fellow blogger, father of twins and intrepreneur.  Since we have several coincidences in our lives (both of us are MVPs since 2009, dads to twins, bloggers & started businesses), I wanted to know more about him. I invited him to a podcast interview so that he can tell us his story and teach us how…
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  • Count & Sum by Color - the first Ablebits add-in for MAC is out

    Maria Azbel
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Do you have add-ins for MAC? This is one of the most popular support requests we get almost every day. It took our developers a while to look into the possibilities to create apps that would work in Excel 2011. Finally, about a week ago we received the long-awaited "Ready for Sale" from the MAC support team and Count & Sum by Color was published. Continue reading →
  • How to insert new columns in Excel

    Maria Azbel
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    This post looks at how to add up new columns in Excel 2010-2013. Read on to learn shortcuts to insert one or more columns, including nonadjacent ones. Grab and share a special VBA macros to automate adding every other column. Continue reading →
  • Excel VLOOKUP not working - solutions for N/A, NAME and VALUE errors

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    The tutorial explains how you can quickly cope with VLOOKUP not working problems in Excel 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003, troubleshoot and fix common errors and overcome VLOOKUP's limitations. Continue reading →
  • How to remove rows based on a cell value: shortcuts, VBA macros, delete every other row

    Maria Azbel
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    This article lists several ways to delete rows in Excel 2010-2013 based on a cell value. In this post you'll find hotkeys as well as Excel VBA. Delete rows automatically or use the standard Sort and Find options in combination with helpful shortcuts. Continue reading →
  • 4 ways to do a case-sensitive vlookup in Excel

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    The tutorial explains how to make Excel VLOOKUP case-sensitive, demonstrates a few other formulas that can look up case in Excel and points out strengths and limitations of each function. Continue reading →
 
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  • How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013

    Nuts & Bolts
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Have you ever seen a PowerPoint presentation with the middle portion of a Venn diagram formatted in a different color, and wondered how they pulled it off? Yes, you could simply add a transparency to the overlapping circles, creating a “hazy” effect in the middle…but what if you want to freely format that middle piece, […] The post How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • Create Your Own Type of PowerPoint Animation, the Intentional False Animation

    Nuts & Bolts
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    Most people have heard of and used PowerPoint animations in their presentations. However, here at Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, we almost never use the ready-made animations found in the Insert tab. Why? Because animations don’t show up when you print your deck, and more often than not, they’re distracting. Instead, we create our own […] The post Create Your Own Type of PowerPoint Animation, the Intentional False Animation appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • 4 Things Most People Don’t Know They Can Do In PowerPoint

    Nuts & Bolts
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:41 am
    PowerPoint is a massive program with lots of capabilities built in, and there will always be things that not everyone knows about. Here are 4 awesome tricks we’ve found that 99% of people don’t know they can do in PowerPoint: #1: Break a table #2: Break SmartArt #3: Break up a list of bullets #4: […] The post 4 Things Most People Don’t Know They Can Do In PowerPoint appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How to Stop Minor Issues From Derailing Your PowerPoint Productivity

    Taylor Croonquist
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:36 am
    Has your train of thought ever been derailed by something so simple as inserting a symbol? Here’s what happened to me. I was smack in the middle of writing a great pitch and building an awesome PowerPoint presentation. My creative engine was at full throttle, when suddenly everything ground to a screeching halt…I needed to […] The post How to Stop Minor Issues From Derailing Your PowerPoint Productivity appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • Part 3: Highlight Your Point Visually, Otherwise it’s Just Numbers

    Nuts & Bolts
    1 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    This is Part 3 of the “How to Make Your PowerPoint Presentations Awesome” mini-series, designed to give you concrete tips, tricks, and examples that you can immediately use to ‘awesome-ify’ your presentations! Have you ever looked at a PowerPoint slide and had NO IDEA what the point of the slide was? Or even worse, maybe […] The post Part 3: Highlight Your Point Visually, Otherwise it’s Just Numbers appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
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