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  • Blog Post: Compare and merge slides in PowerPoint 2010

    One of the little trumpeted but extremely valuable features in PowerPoint 2010 is the ability to compare and merge slides from separate decks. To use this feature, first open your main presentation file and go to the Review tab. Click the Compare button: Select the file you wish to compare it with and...
  • Blog Post: Word to the wise: Change documents (and chronic mistakes!) with Track Changes

    Today, we have a guest blogger. Elyssa is an editor and project manager at Brainstorm , a leading provider of online and onsite software training and one of our partners that provides customized content for your Productivity Hub . ---- In any given day, I edit all sorts of documents, often sending them...
  • Blog Post: Check the readability of your Word documents and Outlook mails

    You may have heard the marketing rule that when writing for a general audience, you should aim for an 8th grade reading level. This not only helps your message get out to people who are less educated, it can reach customers who are learning English as a second language and, in general, can help you stick...
  • Blog Post: Hide formatting and other tracked changes selectively in Word

    When you're reviewing a document with tracked changes (or editing a document yourself), do you ever get distracted by all of the formatting notes? There's an easy way to turn them off and leave all of the other tracked changes visible, and it works in both Word 2007 and Word 2010. Just go to the Review...
  • Blog Post: 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 from multiple comments in one document.   As...
  • Blog Post: Save time when reviewing tracked changes in Word

    If you review and Accept / Reject changes regularly, here's a quick tip to add some time back to your week and reduce wear and tear on your clicking finger. Don't accept any changes as you read through the feedback from your stakeholders, just reject the ones you don't want. Then click the arrow under...
  • Blog Post: Word to the wise: Using the Insert Comment feature in Word

    Today, we have a guest blogger. Elyssa is an editor and project manager at Brainstorm, a leading provider of online and onsite software training and one of our partners that provides customized content for your Productivity Hub. ---- For my job, I review other people's written work quite a bit, making...
  • Blog Post: Customize the Word grammar checker to match your style

    Tired of the Microsoft Word grammar checker underlining mistakes that are actual part of your personal writing style or company style guide? Try tweaking the settings to reduce the green squiggles that indicate a grammar error. In Word 2010, go to File , Options , Proofing and click the Settings button...
  • Blog Post: Turn off Reading View for e-mail attachments

    When you open e-mail attachments, Microsoft Word assumes you want to read them so it uses Reading View to make this easier. But perhaps you spend your days mostly editing other people's documents or just prefer the default view. No problem. Click the Office button in Word and select Word Options . Under...
  • Blog Post: Review changes by author in OneNote 2010

    If you work in shared notebooks, it can be helpful to see what changes have been made by your collaborators. If it's not enabled, go to the Share menu in OneNote 2010 and turn off Hide Authors : This will reveal vertical lines with initials next to any changes that have been made since you last reviewed...