The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

March, 2011

  • Tip o’ the Week #18: Resizing pictures in email

    Here’s a simple tip that most people probably know, but I wasn’t all that sure it would behave the way it does, without proving it through trying it out. If you’ve been adding pictures to email (either by Inserting from the new ribbon in Outlook 2010...
  • Tip o’ the Week #22: Sync SharePoint data into Outlook

    This week’s tip comes from a reader: over to Microsoft UK’s Rob Orwin… In order to help my forecasting, I synchronise the appropriate documents to my Outlook so that when I send and receive they are automatically updated. To do...
  • Tip o’ the Week #20: Outlook date cleverness

    Here’s a quick Outlook tip that some long term users may know but might have forgotten. Ever since the first very of Outlook was released more than 14 years ago, it’s had a surprising capability to handle dates using natural language descriptions. Whenever...
  • Tip o’ the Week #19: Navigating multi-sheet Excel workbooks

    Here’s a quick tip for Excel junkies. If you are using workbooks with many sheets, or where tab names are long, it can take a fair bit of scrolling around at the bottom of the Excel window. If you right-click on the navigation buttons shown to the left...