The Best How-To Geek Articles About Microsoft Office

By Lori Kaufman on December 1st, 2012

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We’ve published a lot of articles about Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 and the programs in the suite. This article compiles many useful tips for Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, and a few links to articles about the latest version, Office 2013.

Office

The following articles cover Office 2007 and 2010 in general and using multiple programs within the Office suite. We show you how to add security to your important documents, use templates, customize the Quick Access Toolbar, create a customized tab on the Office ribbon, and backup and restore the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar, among other useful tips.

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Word

Below is a long list of some of the articles we’ve published about Word 2007 and 2010. We show you how to change the default font size and formatting, create a flow chart, create a master document and an index, summarize a document, add comments to a document, how to speed up Word, and even how to use Word to create holiday cards.

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Excel

The following articles provide some useful tips for using Excel, such as creating custom charts, creating pivot tables, hiding worksheets and workbooks, converting a row to a column, using online data in spreadsheets, and creating a hyperlink to another document.

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Outlook

If you use Outlook to handle email, here are some useful tips and tricks, such as adding a signature using the ribbon, using the notes feature, creating and managing contact groups, using blind carbon copy (Bcc), easily marking items as read, and managing the AutoArchive feature. If you use Gmail as well, there are also articles that help you add your Gmail account to Outlook 2007 or 2010.

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PowerPoint

Here are some articles that will help make creating and delivering presentations using PowerPoint easier. We show you how to add transitions to slideshows, convert a presentation to video, add live web pages and video from the web to your presentations, share your presentations using the web, and use your mouse as a laser pointer, among other useful tips and tricks.

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OneNote

OneNote is a digital notebook that allows you to gather and organize your notes and information. You can organize text, pictures, digital handwriting, audio, video, and more, in one notebook. It provides powerful search capabilities to easily find information and you can share your notebooks and work together with others more efficiently. Below are some tips and tricks for using OneNote, such as importing Evernote files into OneNote, using OneNote to memorize information easier, saving OneNote documents in different formats, among other useful tips. We also provide a guide to getting started with OneNote 2010.

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Office 2013

If you’re trying out the trial version of Office 2013, here are some tips and tricks that will help you while using it.

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These tips and tricks should help improve your efficiency and productivity when using the Microsoft Office suite.

Lori Kaufman is a writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.

  • Published 12/1/12
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