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By Bonnie Bills | Thursday, April 21, 2011

Access 2007/2010 shortcut: create new fields with field templates

Want an easy way to create new fields in Access 2007 or 2010? Gone are the days of painstakingly creating each new field, setting its data type, and then modifying the properties, especially for commonly used groups of fields like addresses. This time-saving shortcut from Alicia Katz Pollock shows how you can use field templates to do the job quickly and easily. You’ll find this tip along with lots more in Alicia’s courses on lynda.com, Access 2007 Power Shortcuts and Access 2010 Power Shortcuts.

By Bonnie Bills | Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Access 2007/2010 shortcut: customize the navigation pane

Want to make Access 2007 or Access 2010 truly your own? This productivity shortcut from Alicia Katz Pollock shows how you can reorganize the Navigation Pane to streamline your workflow—or to create a customized navigation system for Access users who are not experts. You’ll find this tip along with lots more in Alicia’s courses on lynda.com, Access 2007 Power Shortcuts and Access 2010 Power Shortcuts.

By Bonnie Bills | Monday, April 11, 2011

Outlook 2007/2010 shortcut: keeping track of schedules

Finding it hard to keep track of your coworkers’ or employees’ schedules? This tutorial from David Diskin shows how to view the schedule of a group of contacts that you define, so that you can have immediate access to that group’s schedule in one place. You’ll find this time-saving tip along with hundreds more in David’s new courses Outlook 2007 Power Shortcuts and Outlook 2010 Power Shortcuts.

By Bonnie Bills | Thursday, April 07, 2011

Outlook 2007/2010 shortcut: open multiple windows

Want to be able to view your email and calendar (or contacts) at the same time in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010? This tutorial from David Diskin shows how you can easily open multiple windows to have all the information you need at your fingertips. You’ll find this time-saving tip along with hundreds more in David’s courses Outlook 2007 Power Shortcuts and Outlook 2010 Power Shortcuts.

By Bonnie Bills | Monday, March 14, 2011

Outlook 2007/2010 shortcut: changing the default address book

Ever email your boss an email meant for your friend because Outlook pulled the wrong contact from the wrong address book? This tutorial from David Diskin shows how to change the default address book so the one you use most often is the one Outlook searches first. You’ll find this time-saving tip along with hundreds more in David’s new courses Outlook 2007 Power Shortcuts and Outlook 2010 Power Shortcuts.

By Bonnie Bills | Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Access 2007/2010 shortcut: toggle between views

Sure, you can use the View toggle button in the upper left corner of the ribbon to toggle between views in Access 2007 or Access 2010. But did you know there are actually half a dozen ways to make the switch, depending on where your cursor is? This time-saving shortcut from Alicia Katz Pollock shows all the ways you can toggle between the Design and Data views. You’ll find this tip along with lots more in Alicia’s courses on lynda.com, Access 2007 Power Shortcuts and Access 2010 Power Shortcuts.

By Bonnie Bills | Sunday, February 13, 2011

Outlook 2007/2010 shortcut: Sending text messages

Did you know you can send text messages from Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010? This tutorial from David Diskin shows how to send a text to people on the most common cell phone networks in the U.S. from within Outlook. You’ll find this productivity tip along with hundreds more in David’s new courses Outlook 2007 Power Shortcuts and Outlook 2010 Power Shortcuts.

By Bonnie Bills | Friday, February 11, 2011

Access 2007/2010 shortcut: working with AutoNumber fields and foreign keys

Are you building a relational database with Access 2007 or Access 2010? This technique from Alicia Katz Pollock shows how to properly set up relationships between tables using AutoNumber fields and foreign keys. You’ll find this tip along with lots more in Alicia’s new courses, Access 2007 Power Shortcuts andAccess 2010 Power Shortcuts.

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