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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Keyboard Shortcuts: Word

July 8, 2011
Need a better word? Access the Thesaurus easily with Shift+F7 …
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Using Outlook as project planner

July 8, 2011
Most people don’t have specific software just for managing their projects. So they use what they can access on their desktops. One great tool for this purpose is Microsoft Outlook.
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Top voice-activated smartphone apps

June 6, 2011

The latest voice-activated technology has perfected recognizing your words, but it can do so much more: make phone calls, create e-mails or text messages, do Internet searches, or even update your social media status. Here are some of the best applications that will have you going “hands free” in no time:

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Could social media actually save you time?

May 26, 2011
You could say social media is a big waste of time. On the other hand, you could use social media and technology as a tool to save yourself time and actually help your business. Here are five ways to get more out of it:
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Put your e-mail responses on autopilot

April 19, 2011
Many businesses have a link on their web sites that creates an auto-responder e-mail. You can buy fancy auto-responder software programs to enable this functionality. However, you can create your own program using Outlook 2007. It’s not beyond the average user!
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