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  • Office Mix, e-Learning and SCORM

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    PowerPoint Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Office Mix was originally created to help educators implement new teaching methods, using the simplicity of PowerPoint. Today, we’re proud to announce that Office Mix brings the same benefits to the professional e-Learning community, with support for SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), the industry standard for packaging of digital learning content. Superpowers for PowerPoint Office Mix enables you to create interactive online videos using PowerPoint. With Office Mix, you can use PowerPoint to record audio or video using a webcam and microphone, and add digital ink to your…
  • Next on Modern Workplace—cybersecurity

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    Office 365 Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The number of detected cyberattacks in 2014 almost doubled from the year before, leaving many organizations with significant financial losses and elevating cybersecurity from a server room issue to a boardroom issue. With ever-evolving cyber threats, businesses need to know how to develop strategies to address their vulnerabilities and keep their data accessible, yet safe, in today’s digital world. Register now to watch Modern Workplace live on March 3rd and hear directly from cybersecurity experts about what you can do to protect your organization from a hacker’s touch. Plus, find out…
  • Next on Modern Workplace—cybersecurity

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    Office 365 Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The number of detected cyberattacks in 2014 almost doubled from the year before, leaving many organizations with significant financial losses and elevating cybersecurity from a server room issue to a boardroom issue. With ever-evolving cyber threats, businesses need to know how to develop strategies to address their vulnerabilities and keep their data accessible, yet safe, in today’s digital world. Register now to watch Modern Workplace live on March 3rd and hear directly from cybersecurity experts about what you can do to protect your organization from a hacker’s touch. Plus, find out…
  • Using Microsoft Outlook 2013 to Set Up and Run Productive Meetings

    Microsoft Office News
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    When the situation calls for resolution in a conversation rather than a chain of email messages that can be misinterpreted and misunderstood, set up a meeting. Scheduling a Lync-based meeting in Outlook involves a few basic steps.
  • Microsoft Offers Office 365 to Stud... - Education World

    "MICROSOFT OFFICE" - Google News
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
    Microsoft Offers Office 365 to Stud...Education WorldAccording to Microsoft's Office Blogs, "Millions of students around the world are eligible for free Office from their school and today we are announcing that we've made it easy for all eligible students globally to sign up themselves to get Office 365 Now students and teachers outside US get Microsoft Office for freeInfotech Lead (registration) (blog)all 2 news articles »
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  • Next on Modern Workplace—cybersecurity

    Office 365 Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The number of detected cyberattacks in 2014 almost doubled from the year before, leaving many organizations with significant financial losses and elevating cybersecurity from a server room issue to a boardroom issue. With ever-evolving cyber threats, businesses need to know how to develop strategies to address their vulnerabilities and keep their data accessible, yet safe, in today’s digital world. Register now to watch Modern Workplace live on March 3rd and hear directly from cybersecurity experts about what you can do to protect your organization from a hacker’s touch. Plus, find out…
  • Office Mix, e-Learning and SCORM

    PowerPoint Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Office Mix was originally created to help educators implement new teaching methods, using the simplicity of PowerPoint. Today, we’re proud to announce that Office Mix brings the same benefits to the professional e-Learning community, with support for SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), the industry standard for packaging of digital learning content. Superpowers for PowerPoint Office Mix enables you to create interactive online videos using PowerPoint. With Office Mix, you can use PowerPoint to record audio or video using a webcam and microphone, and add digital ink to your…
  • OneNote for Teachers interactive guides now translated for global classrooms

    OneNote Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In case you haven’t visited OneNoteforTeachers.com yet, we encourage you to do so and see how this new site, developed exclusively for educators, is helping new OneNote users become “OneNote Ninjas” without any cost to them or their school—in about an hour. Since launching this training-focused website, we have heard feedback from global educators about the need to have the guides in their own native language. So due to popular demand from our worldwide teachers, we have now translated the 10 interactive guides on found on OneNoteForTeachers.com into 5 common languages: Spanish,…
  • Catching a comet with Excel Power Map

    Excel Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Thomas Nhan, program manager on the Excel team. The recent news that the Rosetta spacecraft made the closest approach ever to the Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko  (Comet 67P), inspired the Excel Power Map team. Rosetta was launched on March 2, 2004 to reach Comet 67P by following the Comet’s path from the outer edge back to Sun. And although Power Map is widely used to map Earth-bound geographical data, we used the custom map feature to plot the trajectory of Earth, Mars, Comet 67P and Rosetta, by visualizing their paths through time (well, since 2004). And…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 035 on OneDrive consumer APIs with Ryan Gregg

    Office Dev
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this episode Jeremy Thake talks to Ryan Gregg about the new announcements around the OneDrive Consumer API. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP35.mp3 Download the podcast.  Weekly updates New C# support in API Sandbox Office 365 Discovery Service Sample with Cache implementation Developing Native iOS Apps using the Office 365 SDK for iOS by Richard DiRezega Opening a document with Office Mobile from your own application by Stephane Cordonnier  Show notes Blog post about the news Get started at the OneDrive Developer Center aka.ms/onedriveapi Try out the…
 
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  • Next on Modern Workplace—cybersecurity

    Office 365 Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The number of detected cyberattacks in 2014 almost doubled from the year before, leaving many organizations with significant financial losses and elevating cybersecurity from a server room issue to a boardroom issue. With ever-evolving cyber threats, businesses need to know how to develop strategies to address their vulnerabilities and keep their data accessible, yet safe, in today’s digital world. Register now to watch Modern Workplace live on March 3rd and hear directly from cybersecurity experts about what you can do to protect your organization from a hacker’s touch. Plus, find out…
  • Office Mix, e-Learning and SCORM

    PowerPoint Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Office Mix was originally created to help educators implement new teaching methods, using the simplicity of PowerPoint. Today, we’re proud to announce that Office Mix brings the same benefits to the professional e-Learning community, with support for SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), the industry standard for packaging of digital learning content. Superpowers for PowerPoint Office Mix enables you to create interactive online videos using PowerPoint. With Office Mix, you can use PowerPoint to record audio or video using a webcam and microphone, and add digital ink to your…
  • OneNote for Teachers interactive guides now translated for global classrooms

    OneNote Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In case you haven’t visited OneNoteforTeachers.com yet, we encourage you to do so and see how this new site, developed exclusively for educators, is helping new OneNote users become “OneNote Ninjas” without any cost to them or their school—in about an hour. Since launching this training-focused website, we have heard feedback from global educators about the need to have the guides in their own native language. So due to popular demand from our worldwide teachers, we have now translated the 10 interactive guides on found on OneNoteForTeachers.com into 5 common languages: Spanish,…
  • Catching a comet with Excel Power Map

    Excel Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Thomas Nhan, program manager on the Excel team. The recent news that the Rosetta spacecraft made the closest approach ever to the Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko  (Comet 67P), inspired the Excel Power Map team. Rosetta was launched on March 2, 2004 to reach Comet 67P by following the Comet’s path from the outer edge back to Sun. And although Power Map is widely used to map Earth-bound geographical data, we used the custom map feature to plot the trajectory of Earth, Mars, Comet 67P and Rosetta, by visualizing their paths through time (well, since 2004). And…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 035 on OneDrive consumer APIs with Ryan Gregg

    Office Dev
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this episode Jeremy Thake talks to Ryan Gregg about the new announcements around the OneDrive Consumer API. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP35.mp3 Download the podcast.  Weekly updates New C# support in API Sandbox Office 365 Discovery Service Sample with Cache implementation Developing Native iOS Apps using the Office 365 SDK for iOS by Richard DiRezega Opening a document with Office Mobile from your own application by Stephane Cordonnier  Show notes Blog post about the news Get started at the OneDrive Developer Center aka.ms/onedriveapi Try out the…
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  • Using Microsoft Outlook 2013 to Set Up and Run Productive Meetings

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    When the situation calls for resolution in a conversation rather than a chain of email messages that can be misinterpreted and misunderstood, set up a meeting. Scheduling a Lync-based meeting in Outlook involves a few basic steps.
  • Financial Manager

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    Financial Manager Brookings Institution Press BASIC FUNCTION This position is responsible for financial management within the Brookings Institution Press , to include: the management of the planning, budgeting, and reporting processes; tracking revenue and expenses; and overseeing all financial transactions. This position reports to the Director, BIP and receives guidance from the Director of Finance and Administration , Communications.
  • Mac-Chi Announces Wordaux 1.0 - Easy-To-Use Basic Data Mining for Os X

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:40 am
    Mac-Chi is proud to announce Wordaux, a data extraction tool with integrated one-click user actions for Apple's Calendar, Contacts, Maps, Notes, Pages, Reminders, Safari, and TextEdit as well as Microsoft's Excel, Outlook 2011, and Word. Designed to empower Mac users to leverage data as they encounter it, Wordaux can be used by sales executives, students doing research, or just the generally curious.
  • Project Server February 2015 Round-up

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:35 pm
    That was a short month literarily as well as metaphorically - it flew by. One of the highlights of the month was Adrian reaching an amazing milestone of 25 years working for Microsoft - and here he is getting presented with a very large crystal by our manager, Larry.
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    27 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Semcac Transportation is looking for a Part time Dispatcher for the Dispatch Center in Kasson, MN. Hours may vary for position.
 
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  • Microsoft Offers Office 365 to Stud... - Education World

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
    Microsoft Offers Office 365 to Stud...Education WorldAccording to Microsoft's Office Blogs, "Millions of students around the world are eligible for free Office from their school and today we are announcing that we've made it easy for all eligible students globally to sign up themselves to get Office 365 Now students and teachers outside US get Microsoft Office for freeInfotech Lead (registration) (blog)all 2 news articles »
  • Microsoft Office on your Android tablet? Not yet - if Intel's inside - ZDNet

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    ZDNetMicrosoft Office on your Android tablet? Not yet - if Intel's insideZDNetno-office.jpg Microsoft is doing a good job getting its flagship products on Android and iOS. Office for Android was released a few weeks ago, and in our testing is a sterling implementation. Those planning on using Office on an Android tablet need to
  • You can get Microsoft Office 365 for free, but only if you're a student - TechRadar

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    TechRadarYou can get Microsoft Office 365 for free, but only if you're a studentTechRadarMicrosoft is making it ever easier for students across the world to sign up for a free version of Office to use for their ongoing studies. The roll out, which was originally announced solely for students in the United States, means that millions of Find Out If You're Eligible For Free Microsoft Office In One Mouse ClickLifehacker AustraliaMicrosoft is giving away free Office 365 subscriptionsKomandoMillions Of Students Worldwide Get 'Almost' Free Access to Microsoft OfficeTech…
  • Microsoft gives eligible students free Office 365 subscriptions - Engadget

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:05 am
    Microsoft gives eligible students free Office 365 subscriptionsEngadgetAn account also comes with Office Online and, even better, 1TB of OneDrive storage, so users can go wild uploading anything without quickly running out of space. [Image credit: Shutterstock / Andresr]. Via: PC World. Source: Microsoft, Office in Education.
  • How to Use iCloud with Microsoft Office Files - Gotta Be Mobile

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    Gotta Be MobileHow to Use iCloud with Microsoft Office FilesGotta Be MobileMicrosoft recently updated their Microsoft Office apps for iOS making it possible to now use iCloud Drive to sync Office files from a Mac or PC to an iPad or iPhone. We'll show users how to take advantage of the new feature so they can work on their Top iOS news of the week: Bricking iPhones, OneNote pen support, Office and ZDNetall 5 news articles »
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  • Students worldwide can now check eligibility for free Office from their school

    Office 365 Team
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last week, at a public event held by the New York City Department of Education, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced free Office for all of their 1.1M students plus teachers. The room—filled with students and teachers—erupted with cheers. But New York is not alone. Millions of students around the world are eligible for free Office from their school and today we are announcing that we’ve made it easy for all eligible students globally to sign up themselves to get Office 365 and install free Office.* That includes the 5.5 million eligible students in Australia,…
  • The next chapter of Office on Windows

    Office 365 Team
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team. Two weeks ago we shared our plans to introduce new, Universal Office apps for Windows 10 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, that can be installed on PCs, tablets and phones. Today, we’re excited to announce that Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now available for technical preview on PCs, laptops and tablets running the Windows 10 Technical Preview! In the coming weeks, we’ll open up our preview for the same apps on phones and tablets running Windows 10. These…
  • The Office you love is now on your Android tablet

    Kirk Koenigsbauer
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    At Microsoft, we are working hard to reimagine the Office experience for a cloud-first, mobile-first world. On January 21st we previewed versions of Office for Windows 10 fully optimized for touch and mobile devices. Today, we are proud to announce the general availability of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets. Similar to Office for Windows 10, Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets are built from the ground up for touch and are perfect for mobile productivity. Consider a pharmaceutical sales rep on a train in Chicago, updating her monthly budgets in Excel. Or a student in…
  • First look at Insights for Office in Word Online—bringing the knowledge of the web to your document

    Office Team
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Rukmani Gopalan, program manager on the Office team. Earlier we announced Insights for Office in Word Online, a brand new feature that brings information you want into your document, in a seamlessly integrated experience that lets you explore as you are working. In this post, we give you a more detailed description of Insights for Office and how it can help enhance the understanding of the content that you are working with in Word Online. In Word Online, when you right-click on a word and select Insights or use the Tell Me box, Insights for Office uses…
  • New Document Inspector features for Excel, PowerPoint and Word

    Office Team
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Steve Kraynak is a program manager for the Office team. Beginning with the November and December 2014 updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010, several enhancements are being added to the Document Inspector, also known as the “Check for Issues” tool in Excel, PowerPoint and Word. The Document Inspector helps you to prepare your documents, presentations, or workbooks for publishing and sharing by checking for items that may contain hidden or private information. In some cases, it will remove such items from your document, in other cases it alerts you even if it can’t automatically…
 
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  • Windows 7 System Input Language/Keyboard and Word 2013 Citations

    nandizhang
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    When I wrote up my qualifier papers in Word 2013, one thing that constantly bugged me was that whenever I added a reference to my paper using the built-in “Insert Citation” tool, the language field code of that bibliography field was set to Chinese even though I was clearly typing English. To see why this is problematic, consider this source: Naylor, D., Mukerjee, M. K., Agyapong, P., Grandl, R., Kang, R., Machado, M., … & Steenkiste, P. (2014). XIA: architecting a more trustworthy and evolvable internet. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 44(3), 50-57. The…
  • Tips & Tricks: How to Mail Merge

    2010bentley
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Edit Excel spreadsheet to use for mail merge Open Word Select Mailing tab Select Start Mail Merge Select the item you want to merge Select Recipients (i.e., use existing list) Select Address Block to format the label Select the format of how you want the information to look on the label Select Update Labels to add the formatting to all labels To view the labels select Preview Results (you can view the additional pages by using the Preview Results forward and backward arrows) Select Finish & Merge Select Edit Individual Documents Select All
  • Day 36: Embedding fonts in PowerPoint

    David Harbinson
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    I use PowerPoint quite a lot in class, and I like to spend a bit of time on some of my PowerPoints to make them look nice, which often means using fonts that don’t come with Windows. I get most of my additional fonts from 1001freefonts.com, mainly because the site is so easy to use and downloading fonts takes just one click. If you’re like me and like to use new fonts in your files, you’ll have no doubt come across this common problem. You spend ages finding the perfect font, making it look right, only to transfer the file to another computer and have the whole thing messed…
  • Microsoft Offers Webinar on Office Mobile for Android

    pptwiz
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Tips for using PowerPoint, Word, and Excel on Android phones.
  • Flipping the Classroom

    JL
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    I’ve been thinking about flipped classrooms excessively for about two weeks now. It started with an actual visual similar to my cartoon picture posted above. I attended FETC and the very first thing I noticed when I walked into the exhibitor floor when it opened Wednesday afternoon was Lenovo’s actual flipped classroom. Above their booth they had tables and chairs bolted upside down and attached to their desks they had all types of laptops/tablets as seen here. I liked the visual and found it a bit comical since I never really thought of a flipped classroom as literally hanging upside…
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  • Catching a comet with Excel Power Map

    Excel Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Thomas Nhan, program manager on the Excel team. The recent news that the Rosetta spacecraft made the closest approach ever to the Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko  (Comet 67P), inspired the Excel Power Map team. Rosetta was launched on March 2, 2004 to reach Comet 67P by following the Comet’s path from the outer edge back to Sun. And although Power Map is widely used to map Earth-bound geographical data, we used the custom map feature to plot the trajectory of Earth, Mars, Comet 67P and Rosetta, by visualizing their paths through time (well, since 2004). And…
  • Excel Fun—Build 3D graphics from a spreadsheet

    Excel Team
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Carl Kadie, Ph.D., a research developer in Microsoft Research. How Excel helps to understand 3D graphics From video games to movie special effects, 3D graphics drives today’s entertainment. But how do 3D graphics work? How does the computer know where on the screen to put the little dots of color? Motivated by simple curiosity, I wanted to understand this. And for me, to understand means to make an Excel spreadsheet. This article should interest you, too, if you are curious about 3D graphics. It also serves as an example of how Excel can make something…
  • What’s new: January 2015

    Office 365 Team
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The Office 365 team got the new year off to a great start in January by delivering Office across more platforms and adding new features, service updates, and apps for your devices. OneDrive for Business is now available for Mac and iOS devices. You can combine Lync with new Polycom Unified Conference Stations to get a better video conference experience, with a 360-degree view and great sound quality. Power Query got new connectors and improvements that make it easier to use. And for educators, there’s a new website with free OneNote training and resources plus integration of Moodle with…
  • Power Map for Excel–February update for Office 365

    Excel Team
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In our December update, we promised to have some big things to share about Power Map for Excel in the first quarter of 2015. This month, we are ready to start revealing a few of these great additions. With our brand new feature, data cards, and a few amazing improvements to how you use heat maps, we are looking forward to seeing the new stories you will tell with your data! Data cards–Tooltips the way you want them! Data cards extends the Power Map tooltip to let you display more contextual information about the data on your map. This becomes powerful when you need to quickly drill down…
  • The next chapter of Office on Windows

    Office 365 Team
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team. Two weeks ago we shared our plans to introduce new, Universal Office apps for Windows 10 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, that can be installed on PCs, tablets and phones. Today, we’re excited to announce that Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now available for technical preview on PCs, laptops and tablets running the Windows 10 Technical Preview! In the coming weeks, we’ll open up our preview for the same apps on phones and tablets running Windows 10. These…
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  • Extended email retention for deleted items in Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    We’ve all been there, you search for an email or calendar invite in Outlook only to find that it isn’t there anymore. Until now deleted items were moved into the Deleted Items folder, then they would disappear after being in that folder for 30 days. With this update, the length of time items remain in the Deleted Items folder is extended to indefinitely or according to the duration set by your administrator. So that email or calendar invite you were looking for is still there if you search for it later—even if you accidentally deleted it. If you are an Office 365 administrator, this…
  • PIN lock and other updates to Outlook for iOS and Android

    Office 365 Team
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Just over two weeks ago, we delivered the first version of Outlook for iOS and Android devices. We’ve heard from many of you that enjoy how Outlook brings together the core tools you need to get things done—your email, calendar, contacts and files—helping you get more done even on the smallest screen. We promised to deliver updates to Outlook every few weeks and we’ve been listening closely to your feedback. Today, we are happy to share some of the features we’ve added over the past two weeks. IT controls While our first release focused on bringing a great end-user experience to…
  • The next chapter of Office on Windows

    Office 365 Team
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team. Two weeks ago we shared our plans to introduce new, Universal Office apps for Windows 10 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, that can be installed on PCs, tablets and phones. Today, we’re excited to announce that Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now available for technical preview on PCs, laptops and tablets running the Windows 10 Technical Preview! In the coming weeks, we’ll open up our preview for the same apps on phones and tablets running Windows 10. These…
  • The future of mobile email—how much can you accomplish in 24 seconds?

    Javier Soltero
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today Microsoft released new Outlook apps for iOS and Android, which is both the culmination of several years’ of work and the first step in a greater journey to bring a true Outlook email experience to every mobile platform. With roots back to the mid-1960s, email has been part of the fabric of the Internet since the beginning. Its foundation of open standards means that a message sent from an iPhone today can still be theoretically read on a Commodore 64. It is one of the most open, available communications technologies on Earth. That fact goes a long way toward explaining why, even with…
  • A deeper look at Outlook for iOS and Android

    Outlook Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today, we announced the release of Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android. If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet, chances are that you’re using the built-in email and calendaring capabilities of your device. Why use the new Outlook app instead? We’re glad you asked! Despite the smartphone becoming a primary screen for reading email, most of us perform only basic email triage on the phone, delaying the rest to deal with on the computer. Activities like sorting through large amounts of email, managing your calendar, and sharing files require too…
 
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  • Office Mix, e-Learning and SCORM

    PowerPoint Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Office Mix was originally created to help educators implement new teaching methods, using the simplicity of PowerPoint. Today, we’re proud to announce that Office Mix brings the same benefits to the professional e-Learning community, with support for SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), the industry standard for packaging of digital learning content. Superpowers for PowerPoint Office Mix enables you to create interactive online videos using PowerPoint. With Office Mix, you can use PowerPoint to record audio or video using a webcam and microphone, and add digital ink to your…
  • Sharing your Mixes on social networks and embedding with embed.ly and oEmbed

    PowerPoint Team
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Office Mix is all about personal expression, so we’ve made it easier to share on major social networks and countless blogs, websites, and other digital media.  Choose your favorite—Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, embed.ly, or oEmbed—we now support them all. Easy sharing to social networks We’ve added a new feature to OfficeMix.com that makes sharing to social networks as easy as can be.  Now when you play a public mix with audio or video, you can pause the mix to see options to share to your favorite social network.  And if you get inspired to create your own, just…
  • Students worldwide can now check eligibility for free Office from their school

    Office 365 Team
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last week, at a public event held by the New York City Department of Education, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced free Office for all of their 1.1M students plus teachers. The room—filled with students and teachers—erupted with cheers. But New York is not alone. Millions of students around the world are eligible for free Office from their school and today we are announcing that we’ve made it easy for all eligible students globally to sign up themselves to get Office 365 and install free Office.* That includes the 5.5 million eligible students in Australia,…
  • First time authoring and publishing enhancements for Office Mix

    PowerPoint Team
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s been a while since we last posted, and we wanted to share some of the more recent improvements in the Office Mix editing environment. The new Office Mix is easier than ever to use, with some cool features that make authoring easier for first time customers, and other features for more seasoned users that make re-publishing a snap. Easier authoring For customers new to Office Mix, we’ve made it easier to get started with some enhanced experiences to guide you through the process. For example, after you first install (or reinstall) Office Mix, the setup process automatically reminds…
  • The next chapter of Office on Windows

    Office 365 Team
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team. Two weeks ago we shared our plans to introduce new, Universal Office apps for Windows 10 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, that can be installed on PCs, tablets and phones. Today, we’re excited to announce that Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now available for technical preview on PCs, laptops and tablets running the Windows 10 Technical Preview! In the coming weeks, we’ll open up our preview for the same apps on phones and tablets running Windows 10. These…
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  • Math Language Tag

    MurrayS3
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    To guide proofing tools to use the correct dictionaries and autocorrect lists as well as to display preferred glyphs, it’s very handy to associate language tags with text runs. For many years, Windows has provided a language tag property called the LCID (locale identifier) consisting of a 32-bit unsigned integer. The LCID suffices for many purposes. But as time has gone on, more and more languages have been supported on computers and finer distinctions have been needed than provided by the LCID’s primary and secondary languages and sort order. Accordingly the BCP 47 language tag…
  • Two Phonetic Scripts: Vietnamese and Korean

    MurrayS3
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    I just visited two very interesting countries, Vietnam and Korea. Being actively involved in writing software (mostly RichEdit) for editing the world’s scripts, I was naturally fascinated to see Vietnamese and Korean text displayed in profusion. The Vietnamese and Korean scripts were designed with a common purpose in mind: enable the languages to be read and written easily by all members of their respective countries. Earlier on, people tried to write Vietnamese and Korean by customizing the Chinese script. But while the Chinese script is well suited to Chinese languages, it’s…
  • Ruby Text Objects

    MurrayS3
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Chinese characters are used to represent syllables and words in a number of East Asian languages. In each language, the characters are pronounced differently and their meanings may differ as well. To help clarify the pronunciation and/or semantics, “ruby text” can be used. In vertical text layout, ruby text is positioned vertically to the right of the base text that it annotates, while in horizontal text, the ruby text is normally placed above the base text. For example, the word Japanese,日本語, can be annotated as where the “ruby text” にほんご is the hiragana…
  • Math Symbol Hierarchy

    MurrayS3
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    The Unicode Standard 7.0 has 2311 math symbols not including the ASCII letters and the standard combining marks like tilde, which are also used in math zones. Such a large number of symbols can be confusing if not intimidating to people who don’t use mathematics professionally. Even those who use math a lot don’t use most of the advanced symbols. The reason so many symbols are in Unicode is to fulfill the promise that all math symbols in modern print be defined, thereby allowing the Unicode math symbol set to be used as a basis for technical publications. This is a very worthy…
  • Smart Lighting

    MurrayS3
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    This post involves an old passion of mine, computerizing homes. First some background. I spent the academic year 1975-76 on sabbatical at the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Physics and the University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany researching nonlinear laser spectroscopy theory, generally of atomic media. But the Max Planck Institute aroused my curiosity about solid-state media and particularly about semiconductor media. During this time I learned of the Intel 8080 microprocessor which seemed incredibly interesting to a computer nut. So after returning to the University of Arizona…
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  • Next on Modern Workplace—cybersecurity

    Office 365 Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The number of detected cyberattacks in 2014 almost doubled from the year before, leaving many organizations with significant financial losses and elevating cybersecurity from a server room issue to a boardroom issue. With ever-evolving cyber threats, businesses need to know how to develop strategies to address their vulnerabilities and keep their data accessible, yet safe, in today’s digital world. Register now to watch Modern Workplace live on March 3rd and hear directly from cybersecurity experts about what you can do to protect your organization from a hacker’s touch. Plus, find out…
  • Office Mix, e-Learning and SCORM

    PowerPoint Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Office Mix was originally created to help educators implement new teaching methods, using the simplicity of PowerPoint. Today, we’re proud to announce that Office Mix brings the same benefits to the professional e-Learning community, with support for SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), the industry standard for packaging of digital learning content. Superpowers for PowerPoint Office Mix enables you to create interactive online videos using PowerPoint. With Office Mix, you can use PowerPoint to record audio or video using a webcam and microphone, and add digital ink to your…
  • OneNote for Teachers interactive guides now translated for global classrooms

    OneNote Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In case you haven’t visited OneNoteforTeachers.com yet, we encourage you to do so and see how this new site, developed exclusively for educators, is helping new OneNote users become “OneNote Ninjas” without any cost to them or their school—in about an hour. Since launching this training-focused website, we have heard feedback from global educators about the need to have the guides in their own native language. So due to popular demand from our worldwide teachers, we have now translated the 10 interactive guides on found on OneNoteForTeachers.com into 5 common languages: Spanish,…
  • Catching a comet with Excel Power Map

    Excel Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Thomas Nhan, program manager on the Excel team. The recent news that the Rosetta spacecraft made the closest approach ever to the Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko  (Comet 67P), inspired the Excel Power Map team. Rosetta was launched on March 2, 2004 to reach Comet 67P by following the Comet’s path from the outer edge back to Sun. And although Power Map is widely used to map Earth-bound geographical data, we used the custom map feature to plot the trajectory of Earth, Mars, Comet 67P and Rosetta, by visualizing their paths through time (well, since 2004). And…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 035 on OneDrive consumer APIs with Ryan Gregg

    Office Dev
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this episode Jeremy Thake talks to Ryan Gregg about the new announcements around the OneDrive Consumer API. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP35.mp3 Download the podcast.  Weekly updates New C# support in API Sandbox Office 365 Discovery Service Sample with Cache implementation Developing Native iOS Apps using the Office 365 SDK for iOS by Richard DiRezega Opening a document with Office Mobile from your own application by Stephane Cordonnier  Show notes Blog post about the news Get started at the OneDrive Developer Center aka.ms/onedriveapi Try out the…
 
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  • eLearning: Creating a Self-Video with Adobe Video Express

    IconLogic
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    by Jennie Ruby  Adobe Presenter Video Express is a new version of the video software that comes with Adobe Presenter 10. With it you can record a video of both you and your computer screen at the same time. When you open it from the Presenter ribbon within PowerPoint, you can create a video of yourself and your PowerPoint slides. Once you have recorded your video, you can then edit the project to show either your face, the computer screen, or both. Its intent is to allow you to record yourself presenting your slides just as you would to a live audience. Tips for Improving Your Videos  Set…
  • Social Media: Creating a LinkedIn Summary That Gets You Noticed

    IconLogic
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    by Sally Cox   There is an art to creating a strong LinkedIn profile. One of the most powerful assets in your LinkedIn profile is the Summary. Most people put minimal thought into it, but honestly, it's a golden opportunity to make yourself shine. Tips to Creating a Stronger Profile Be clear on your objective before you begin. What do you want recruiters and prospective employers to gain from reading your summary? How do you want them to feel? Gather your content. Put everything in place so you can begin to write the summation. List your greatest accomplishments, and a sentence about…
  • Adobe Captivate: The Cure for Blurry Zoom Destinations

    IconLogic
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    by Kevin Siegel      Zoom Areas are typically used to emphasize an important area of a slide background. They are especially useful if you want your learner to automatically get closer to a specific area of the screen.To insert a Zoom Area, click Objects on the Main Toolbar and choose Zoom Area. Zoom Areas consist of two parts: the area of a background that you want to highlight (Zoom Source) and where the zoomed area of the background will appear (Zoom Destination). In the image below, I have positioned and resized the Zoom Source over the area of the slide background that I want to…
  • Designing Mobile Learning with Adobe Captivate (Free Online Adobe eLearning User Group Event)

    IconLogic
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    Wednesday, February 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m., EasternLocation: Live, Online... You Can Attend from Anywhere in the World! Price: Free! Presented by Joe GanciMore and more people are using mobile devices to access content. You know this and realize that the mobile world is different than the desktop world. You're ready to take the plunge into designing and developing true mobile learning, but where do you start?During this session, Joe will explain the pros and cons of including certain instructional design features and show how to design and develop alternatives for those elements that…
  • Localization: Training and Development in Poland

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    23 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    by Jen Weaver   As we continue our journey around the world, let's explore some common cultural facts about Poles and their expectations when it comes to training and development. Test Your Knowledge of Polish Culture The name "Poland" is a descriptor of the country's geography. Does it mean: The borderlands? The hill country? The flatlands? True or False? Polish businesspeople often speak German. True or False? Prussian is also a common language in Poland. Quick Tips for Training & Development in Poland1: Poland is a male-dominated society. Female trainers may find…
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  • Last day to enroll in 50 ways to analyze data – Join us to become an awesome analyst

    Chandoo
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    Hi friends & readers of Chandoo.org, A quick announcement for you. Only few hours left to 50 ways to analyze your data course … As you may know, I have opened enrollments for our 50 ways to analyze data course few days ago. The aim of this course is to make you an awesome analyst. This course teaches 50 powerful, relevant, practical and insightful analysis techniques in example driven methodology. We will be closing the doors of this program at midnight, today – 11:59 PM, Pacific time, Friday, 20th of February, 2015. I want to invite you to this program because I want you to be an…
  • CP030: Detecting fraud in data using Excel – 5 techniques for you

    Chandoo
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    In the 30th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let’s learn how to uncover fraud in data. What is in this session? In the wake of hedge fund scams, accounting frauds and globalization, We, analysts are constantly second guessing every source of data. So how do you answer a simple question like, “am I being lied to?” while looking at a set of numbers your supplier has sent you. Here is an email Peter, one of our readers, sent me last week: Dear Mr. Chandoo Shown numbers are measurements from a certain industry process. They are sent to me from a subcontractor. I have to validate…
  • Who is the most consistent seller? [BYOD]

    Chandoo
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    Last week, I asked my email newsletter readers to submit “one data analysis problem you are struggling with”. We called it BYOD – Bring your own data. More than 100 people have emailed various interesting (and often very difficult) problems. This week (between 16th of February to 20th of February), let’s take a look at some of these problems and solve them. This problem is sent by Robot Mak.  Who is the most consistent of all? Imagine you are a category manager at a large e-commerce company. Your site offers various products, but you don’t really make these products. You list…
  • Revenue vs. Commission growth – Getting the message across [BYOD]

    Chandoo
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    Last week, I asked my email newsletter readers to submit “one data analysis problem you are struggling with”. We called it BYOD – Bring your own data. More than 100 people have emailed various interesting (and often very difficult) problems. This week (between 16th of February to 20th of February), let’s take a look at some of these problems and solve them. This problem is sent by Fiona.  Situation: Our commissions are growing way faster than revenues Let’s say you are looking revenues & sales commissions of your company for last few years. The data looks…
  • How to consolidate data that is different shapes [BYOD]

    Chandoo
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:07 am
    Last week, I asked my email newsletter readers to submit “one data analysis problem you are struggling with”. We called it BYOD – Bring your own data. More than 100 people have emailed various interesting (and often very difficult) problems. This week (between 16th of February to 20th of February), let’s take a look at some of these problems and solve them. Consolidating data in different shapes We can use either VBA or Excel’s consolidation features to combine data that has same shape (ie same number & type of columns). Here is one way to do it. But what if…
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  • Excel array formulas, functions and constants - examples and guidelines

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:39 am
    In this tutorial, you will learn what an Excel array formula is, how to enter it correctly in your worksheets, and how to use array constants and array functions in Excel. Continue reading →
  • How to count cells with text and characters in Excel 2010-2013

    Maria Azbel
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:08 am
    This tutorial shows how to count cells with text and characters in Excel 2010-2013. You will find several helpful Excel formulas for counting characters in one or several cells, character limits for cells and get a link to see how to get the number of cells that contain specific text. Continue reading →
  • 6 most efficient uses of the INDEX function in Excel

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    In this tutorial, you will find a number of Excel INDEX formula examples that demonstrate the most efficient uses of INDEX in Excel. Continue reading →
  • Try out super speedy Merge Tables Wizard BETA and share your feedback

    Maria Azbel
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:54 am
    What a beginning of the year it was! Not sure about you but I feel like the year is already flying by. Last week we officially finished the BETA version of new Merge Tables Wizard (whew!). So I'll take some time to kick my feet up while waiting for your feedback. Continue reading →
  • Using OFFSET function in Excel - formula examples

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    The tutorial explains the arcane twists of the OFFSET function and covers the most efficient ways to use OFFSET in Excel. Continue reading →
 
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  • Beautiful PowerPoint Shapes to Get Your Message Across

    Clemence Lepers
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Download these PowerPoint shapes and icons to create attention-grabbing slides that’ll get your message across and convince. Here’s a quick taste before we get started: This freebie includes: Editable 2D and 3D PowerPoint shapes Icons (check out this post for more icon resources) How can I use these PowerPoint shapes and icons to get my message across? Let’s dig right in the topic which is to understand how you can apply these PowerPoint shapes and icons to your presentations. Here are the essential outcomes you want to reach when using these shapes: Optimize your content…
  • The Anatomy of a Perfect Sales Presentation

    Clemence Lepers
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    How to make a sales presentation? Businesses and individuals are pitched all-year-long by folks who just have one goal: close the sale, no matter what. To do that, they walk in, ask stupid questions, while trying to sell themselves. They make a sales presentation and extensively use the world “we” to talk about their company, products and so on. It’s often about them, and rarely about us. What happens next is predictable: we – the clients – politely say “we’ll be in touch”, run away, and never come back. Are you wondering why? Just imagine two people: a meat lover and a…
  • 20 Best PowerPoint Presentations That You Can’t Miss

    Clemence Lepers
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    Are you looking for the best PowerPoint presentations to inspire you? You know, the ones that’ll get your creative juices flowing and break out of your comfort zone. I searched high and low to provide you with a stellar, rock-solid list of the best PowerPoint presentations. These decks have been selected according to three key criteria: Clarity: presentations must be clearly structured, easy to get through and understandable Quality: Slideshare is loaded with beautifully-designed decks that fail in providing users useful content. When I searched for the best presentations out there, I…
  • Grab These 13 Irresistible Backgrounds for PowerPoint

    Clemence Lepers
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:54 am
    PPTPOP brings you these simple, crisp backgrounds for PowerPoint with one purpose: help you support your brand effectively. Here’s a quick taste of your free backgrounds for PowerPoint: These PowerPoint slide backgrounds are made of shapes filled with gradient color matches. Like that: Each of them is customizable. You can change the colors, modify the transparency and the shapes as well. How do I apply these PowerPoint slide backgrounds to my presentation? You didn’t think I was going to run away without giving your specific examples of how you can use them, right? That’d be like…
  • How Airbnb Built A Rock-Solid Business Model (+Free Template)

    Clemence Lepers
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:53 am
    Do you know the key difference between successful businesses and the ones that fail? It isn’t having a great idea or getting the right partners. So, what is it? The key difference is the right business model. Sure, you can get an awesome idea and super smart partners to team up with, but it won’t be sustainable.  What you need is the right business model. What is a business model? Everyone talks about business models but the truth is that most people don’t really know what a business model is. So let’s get started with a definition. According to Alexander Osterwalder and Yves…
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    Nuts & Bolts Speed Training for PowerPoint

  • How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint

    Taylor Croonquist
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:01 am
    This is your SUPER GUIDE for putting YouTube videos into PowerPoint! Follow the links below to find the tutorial for your version of PowerPoint…OR…slowly scroll down the page to learn some advanced YouTube-to-PowerPoint techniques and important things to consider when embedding YouTube videos in PowerPoint. 3 Important Considerations Before You Start Tutorials Embedding YouTube Videos in PowerPoint 2007 […]
  • YouTube Videos In PowerPoint Not Playing – Troubleshooting Guide

    Taylor Croonquist
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:36 am
    There are a variety of things that can go wrong when trying to embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint. Below are some common issues I’ve encountered in descending order of frequency and how to troubleshoot and solve them. So if you’re seeing a black or white box and your video isn’t playing, I would recommending scrolling […]
  • How To Embed A YouTube Video In PowerPoint 2007

    Taylor Croonquist
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:47 pm
    There are two methods for inserting YouTube videos in PowerPoint 2007, and a number of trouble shooting issues you need to be aware of. Two Different Methods The Easy Method – Using add-ins like the free one built by Microsoft MVP Shyam, which does all of the hard work for you. The Harder Method - Adding the […]
  • How To Embed A YouTube Playlist In PowerPoint

    Taylor Croonquist
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:46 pm
    What does it mean to embed an entire playlist into PowerPoint? It means that on a single slide, you can navigate ALL of the videos within a playlist, without having to move to a second or third slide. As you can see in the picture below, the playlist is open in PowerPoint with three different videos […]
  • How To Embed A YouTube Video In PowerPoint 2010

    Taylor Croonquist
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:59 am
    Believe it or not, there are three ways to embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint 2010: #1: Using a free add-in (both PowerPoint 2010 and 2007) #2: Using the Shockwave ActiveX Control (both PowerPoint 2010 and 2007) #3: Using the dedicated YouTube embed option In this tutorial, I will focus on the third and newest method, which is […]
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  • The Excel Status Bar

    J B
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:48 am
    Discover some useful options available in the Excel status bar The Excel status bar, which is located at the bottom right side of the Excel screen, is an often overlooked but informative feature in Excel. For example say you wanted to find the total, or average of a selection of cells, the status bar is quickest place to get the answer. Let’s look at some of the different options available: If you right click the status bar you get a list of options. Just tick or untick the options depending on what you will like to see in the status bar. If you want statistical information from…
  • Using Subtotal in Excel

    DD
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    Summarise data quickly by using Subtotal Excel’s subtotal feature provides a quick and easy way of summarising tabular data.  A common use of the feature is to display only the totals for different categories. For example suppose you want to calculate and display only the total units for each product from data (partly shown below) Step 1 Sort the data by the Product field. Click inside the Product column and click Data, AZ button. Step 2 Then click anywhere inside the table and select Data, Subtotal. Step 3 From the Subtotal dialog select Product as the ‘At change…
  • Using the Concatenate Function in Excel

    J B
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:29 am
    The concatenate function quickly links the content of two or more cells The concatenate function in Excel allows you to join text strings from different cells (like first name and last name) which can be very useful. It can be used with a number of other Excel functions. You can concatenate in Excel by using the Concatenate function or use &. First we will have a look at the Concatenate function. Step 1 Select the cell in which you want to concatenate text strings. You can type the formula =concatenate(B3,” “,C3) and click OK. You can also open the function dialogue…
  • Pie Chart Segment

    C D
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    Pull out a segment in an Excel pie chart Pie charts are great for visually showing categories. Occasionally we might want to emphasise a segment. To do this, we can pull out a pie chart segment! 1 – Create a Pie Chart Start by selecting your data, going to the Insert tab along the Ribbon and choosing Pie from the Charts subgroup.             2 – Drag a Segment Click on the middle of the Pie Chart to select it. Now click and drag a segment out. In this example we wish to draw out the “Net Worth” pie chart segment.      …
  • 15 Excel Keyboard Shortcuts worth knowing

    C D
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Save hours in Excel: spend a few minutes learning these shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts are great time-savers; allowing you to shave seconds off a task, but ultimately saving hours in the long run. This is especially true when you are working with Excel.  There are over 200 Excel keyboard shortcuts that you can use, here we have selected 15 most commonly used shortcuts. Using these shortcuts will make you faster in Excel, thus saving you valuable time. 1 – Switching Between Sheets Working with multiple worksheets? Try using this Ctrl+PgUp or Ctrl+PgDn, instead of clicking on the…
 
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