By Toni Saddler-French | Sunday, June 14, 2015
It can be difficult to make your documents interesting and eye-catching when time is limited—and let’s face it, when isn’t time limited?
Perhaps you’re squeezing in a presentation in between projects or writing a report before a meeting …
Here are four tips to help you make your Office docs look better, even when you’re in a time crunch:
By Nick Brazzi | Friday, November 7, 2014
This week, Microsoft released an update to the Office for iPad apps and brand new Office for iPhone apps. The main attraction with these new apps is a pair of features that Microsoft has clearly targeted with laser focus.
For the first time, most features of the Office apps—both on iPad and iPhone—are completely free. And Dropbox support has been added, giving users more options for cloud-based storage.
By Starshine Roshell | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Over a billion people use Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. That’s one in seven people—on the planet.
If you’re one of them, you need the essential time-saving tips in our new Weekly Office Workshop. (Or as we like to call it around here, “W.O.W.”)
By Jess Stratton | Friday, August 1, 2014
Microsoft has just released the first major update for its Office for iPad suite of apps, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel for iOS. Every update has been made in response to vocal user feedback in the first iterations of using the Office suite on a tablet, and we see some nice new features including gestures, print options, and presentation tools.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 9, 2014
This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers focuses on Office 365—software that helps you boost your productivity.
It can be tricky to sort out the licensing and structure of Microsoft’s new cloud and desktop versions of the Office suite. In my free video this week, I’ll help you understand what you’re actually buying when you purchase Office 365, if the cloud and desktop versions differ, and how the software works—from the download page right down to the account management page, where you can see which family members have already installed it on their computers.
Watch today’s movie to get started, and check back next Monday for more Productivity Pointers.
By Jolie Miller | Thursday, March 27, 2014
If you watched Microsoft’s San Francisco press event earlier today, you know there’s big news–the much anticipated Office for iPad applications are available for download in the App Store today as of 11 Pacific. Excel, PPT, and Word are all available individually and for free download. If you’re looking to just read Office documents from your iPad, you can use the apps for free, but editing rights will cost you an Office 365 subscription.
With the auto-save feature ensuring you won’t lose your work and the friendly ribbon interface and document editing abilities, you’ll see a lot of familiar features as you download each app. Plus, access your Camera Roll photos to add to docs or presentations, and get used to the 123 numerical keyboard in Excel. Get used to making your PowerPoint presentations on the iPad and then presenting them from it.
Downloaded the new Office for iPad apps and ready to dive in? Be sure to watch Jess Stratton’s free course Office for iPad First Look to get a head-start.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, November 25, 2013
Explore Monday Productivity Pointers at lynda.com.
Your business may involve creating and sending contracts to your clients—but the problem with using Microsoft Word documents for contracts is that they can be easily altered. It’s important to know when you receive a contract back from your clients that it’s the exact same contract you sent them.
In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to show you how easy it is to turn your Word document into an unalterable PDF file right from within Microsoft Word. While it’s not impossible to alter a PDF file, it’s far more challenging, which is why PDF is becoming the industry standard file format for sending contracts over email.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 8, 2013
This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers is all about color. You’ll learn how to sample specific colors on your computer screen, and then use those colors to create better looking documents.
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