Animated SmartArt

November 4, 2011
Q. Can you animate SmartArt in PowerPoint?
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Follow up with Outlook

November 4, 2011
Set a follow-up flag before you send an email by using the Message tab, which appears in place of the Home tab when composing mail.
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Excel: Put an end to date formats not ‘sticking’

November 4, 2011
If you experience problems with date formats not “sticking,” here’s a sanity-saving technique to make your dates appear in the same format.
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Quickly detect any differences between two documents in Word

November 4, 2011
Quickly detect any differences between two documents. On the Review tab, in the Compare group, click the Compare ­button. Your choices are Compare or Combine. Either one will give you a look at the differences. How­­ever, Combine will allow you to generate a third document that gives you the oppor­tunity to include differences by accepting […]
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Keyboard Shortcuts: Word

November 4, 2011
Change a number to subscript without missing a beat … Make it superscript … Need to create a selection in all caps?
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Zip about big Excel workbooks: 3 tips

November 1, 2011
Your organization has probably amassed large, unwieldy Excel workbooks. While benefits abound for keeping all the data in one workbook, moving around can get tedious. Here are three tips for zooming around your big workbooks with ease and precision.
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TechNotes: The mobile workforce

October 20, 2011
Today’s mobile workforce is changing the concept of where work is done. Social contact manager Gist analyzed some of the data on the mo­­bile workforce and offers a glimpse of how today’s workforce is changing as people choose where, when and how they work. Example: 3 out of 5 workers say they don’t need to be in the office anymore to be productive.
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It’s easy to be a templates wizard

October 6, 2011
If the only way you can imagine getting faster in Microsoft Office is to learn to copy and paste quicker or to reuse old files and save them under new names, help is on the way. Use Microsoft Word templates. The time investment will pay off when you can churn out a new document in a couple of clicks rather than a couple of hours and with the correct information!
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Windows 7 Explorer

September 30, 2011
Q. How do I find all my files in Windows 7?
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Windows 7 offers some great navigation features

September 30, 2011
Windows 7 offers some great navigation features. For example, if you use an Aero desktop theme in Windows 7, you can shuffle through your open windows quickly using the Windows key and your tab key.
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