Change multiple line spacing in Word 2007 and 2010, for good!

August 6, 2011
Some people aren’t comfortable with the 1.15 line spacing, which Micro­soft instituted to improve readability. To change line spacing, right-click on a paragraph formatted in the Normal style and choose Paragraph …
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Spotlight the presenter, not the PowerPoint slides

August 5, 2011
Think about how you present your PowerPoint slides. Do you cram every­thing on just a few slides? Some­­times, that’s a good thing, for example, when generating self-directed presentations and print collateral. But when you want to make the presenter the star of the show, not the presentation, here are a few things you can do.
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Change your style: Word docs

July 29, 2011
Making a change to a currently used style is a piece of cake. Simply format a selection of text that carries the style you want. Then right-click the selection, choose Styles, then update “style name” to Match Selection …
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Speedy subtotals

July 26, 2011
Q. Is there a fast way to do sub­totals in Excel?
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Get organized with rules in Outlook

July 22, 2011
Quickly create a rule in Outlook by right-clicking on an email that is the subject of your rule. For example, right-click on an email whose subject indicates that the email should be filed under a particular folder. Choose your options in the Create Rule dialog box …
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Tablet PC: Giving you the business edge

July 19, 2011
In the 90s, it was the advent of the PC that gave businesses the edge, today it is the tablet PC.  First with Apple’s iPad, now with BlackBerry, Dell and many others following suit, the tablet PC has become a  game-changer for doing business. Here are three examples of unique business uses of the tablet PC:
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Hate typing text in PowerPoint presentations?

July 17, 2011

Do you have the content of your slide presentation in your head, but loathe working inside slide layouts and placeholders to type text? In the Navi­ga­tion pane, go to the Outline tab …

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Microsoft Word your way

July 14, 2011
Don’t you just wish Microsoft Word would do what you want it to do and not what it wants to do? Word Options might just be your ticket to doing Word your way. Here’s how to customize Word to suit yourself and your way of working:
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Ergonomics: Getting the kinks out of your workday

July 12, 2011
While office technology has improved productivity and facilitated innovation, it has also created new safety hazards. The study of ergonomics in the workplace has yielded many inventions and simple modifications that can create a safer workplace.
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Wrangling work sheets: Up, down, all around in Excel

July 12, 2011
One of the most common frustrations in Excel is sizing rows and columns accurately. Columns are sometimes not wide enough to show all the numbers, which is what all those # symbols mean. Or columns might be too wide, rows too short or too tall. A simple double-click in the column’s right edge will make the column adjust to fit all the data in it.
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