The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

September, 2012

  • Tip o’ the Week #136 – Inbox tips for Outlook 2013

    If you’ve taken the plunge and started using Office 2013, you may be getting used to the subtle but impactful changes to the way some information is displayed, particularly lists of emails in your inbox. Outlook 2010 has a colourful Ribbon, emboldens...
  • Tip o’ the Week #137 – Peek-a-boo, Take two

    Following on from ToW #135 , which introduced the “Peek” capability in the flat and shiny-shiny Outlook 2013 , this week we’re looking at another couple. If you use Tasks, the ability to quickly see what’s due and to create a new one might be a useful...
  • Tip o' the Week #138 - PDFs on Windows 8

    File Extensions . The lost remnants of MS DOS that started to vanish when Windows 95 removed the tyranny of the 8.3 for most people. This 8 year old survey asks, which one are you? There are other historical artefacts littered around in Microsoft history...
  • Tip o’ the Week #139 – Taskbar fun

    Windows 95 (aka “Chicago”) introduced us to the wonders of the Windows “Taskbar” as a way of managing open apps.  It was a response to people's increased ability and need to multitask in Windows, as previous versions of the OS provided no ready visual...