September, 2009

  • Transpose your columns and rows in Excel

    Have you ever set up a giant spreadsheet and entered all the data and then said to yourself (mentally hitting your head against a wall), hey, I should have made the rows the columns and the columns the rows? I did that this morning. Fortunately, there...
  • Delay that mail!

    Just last week, I was clicking the Send button on an e-mail in Outlook when I thought to myself, (read this line in slo motion) "No, don't send yet- I need to remove that person from the thread!” I had forgotten to remove some people from the thread,...
  • Change your tabs in Word

    The default, every-half-inch tab stops in Word 2007 are fine for most people. But maybe you're not like most people. No worries. Who wants to be like everyone else anyway? You can have it your way; at least with tabs. The easiest way to reach the tab...
  • Revisions in Word – don’t go crazy!

    I'd like to introduce a guest blogger today. Lindsay is from Brainstorm , one of our partners and a leading provider of end-user software training. Brainstorm also provides customized content for your Hub . Lindsay has some tips on integrating comments...
  • E-mail on Your Schedule

    What happens when you get an e-mail message? Do you drop everything to respond to it? Make this your year of saying NO to the lure of instant response email. I recently read a book called the Myth of Multitasking , by Dave Crenshaw. It follows a mythical...
  • Change the default font in Word

    If you need to have your documents appear with a different default font, and you don’t want to change the font every time you open a document, how do you do it? Someone asked this question in a recent Tips and Tricks webcast. (Attend the Tips and Tricks...
  • New Hub content ready!

    If you have the Productivity Hub installed in your environment; you can now download a new content package that includes content for Access, Excel, OneNote, SharePoint, and more! You can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang...
  • Outlook Shortcut

    I was just chatting with one of my co-workers, the one I call Queen of Data. She told me about her favorite Outlook shortcut. It’s great to use if you like shortcuts and keep your emails in folders in your inbox. (Instead of sending to OneNote). Select...
  • Getting Line Spacing Under Control

    One of the most noticeable changes in Word 2007, aside from the Ribbon, is what it does to line spacing. By default, your paragraphs suddenly have a lot of breathing room. The new style is the work of professional designers who claim it makes your documents...