After watching the project manager at work scroll painfully through 10,000 messages in her inbox trying to find one from the right sender, it occurred to me that a lot of people don't realize how easily you can use the keyboard to find a message in a sorted list.
Running into duplicate data in an Access Database can be quite annoying during the hectic workday, so I decided to write up a technique to help identify the duplicate records so you can manually handle them.
AutoSummarize is a feature in Word 2007 that scores the document by giving points to sentences that contain frequently used words. You can then use the highest scoring sentences to create the summary or use the Auto function.
If you use Outlook and you've noticed it being excessively slow or just having errors, you should probably scan and repair your Personal Folders file for any problems. It's sorta like checkdisk for your email.
One of the nicest features in Outlook is the way the list view handles "Compact Mode" when you use the reading pane on the right-hand side of the screen... it switches to double-line to show more information easily. But did you know that you can actually make it display even more fields?
One of our favorite readers wrote in today asking how to tell if his Word 2007 installation was running Service Pack 1, since he couldn't find the About dialog, which got me thinking... I bet most people don't know where it is!
If you are a Microsoft Outlook user that regularly uses iGoogle as your dashboard, have you ever thought about combining the two? It's nearly trivial to add your iGoogle page to Outlook and make it the startup page.
Do you ever find it frustrating that you can't make changes to the auto-complete entries in Microsoft Outlook? Even more annoying is the fact that items in your address book aren't immediately added to the autocomplete list.
If you've ever worked on a document originally created by somebody else, you'll most likely immediately be frustrated by their horrible choice of fonts and formatting. What you might not realize is that the search and replace functionality in Word allows you to replace more than just text.
Let's face it, in a global business market we don't all speak the same language, so sometimes it may be necessary to use a medium to translate business documents. Word 2007 has that functionality built right in.
Microsoft Word is a behemoth of formatting options only fully understood by a select few... for the rest of us it's just plain confusing and often frustrating to deal with. I noticed a neat trick for selecting columns and felt the need to share it with everybody else.
If you are a frequent user of Microsoft Word, you've already spent incredible amounts of time moving pieces of your document around, often by using copy and paste. If you simply need to move items up or down, there's a keyboard shortcut that should save you a lot of time.
If you often need to use Microsoft Word for writing documents, you've probably come across the situation where you needed to delete the beginning of each line in a list, especially if you are reformatting a document or dealing with text pasted from another source.
PowerPoint is a great way to present data to groups, and if you create slideshows it's important to know how to present information. Today we'll briefly go over the use of tables in a presentation.
Microsoft Excel is used by companies and individuals to keep track of and compute virtually anything that requires numbers. If you are computing financial symbols, did you know there's a way to have Excel automatically update those values online?
Have you ever wanted to print every attachment you receive in your Outlook email box? Let’s say you subscribed to a free fax to PDF email service and you want them to be printed out automatically just like an old fashioned fax machine.
The last time I was too lazy to write anything turned out to be extremely popular, so I decided to do it again since I'm enjoying a cup of coffee a few thousand miles away.
If you are encountering an infuriating problem where Outlook constantly asks you for your password even though you check the "Remember my password" box every single time, then you are in luck because reader Malcolm wrote in with this tip on how to fix the problem.
I know what you are thinking when you read the title of this article... why on earth would you want to disable Instant Search? It's one of the best new features in Outlook 2007! I agree, but if you are having problems with it you might be curious how to effectively disable it.
Have you ever wanted to make sure that a reply goes back to more than one email address? You might want to have somebody automatically reply to your home and personal address, or you might want to make sure your boss is included on replies instead of having to forward the messages to him.
After writing about how to setup Gmail IMAP in Outlook, I've gotten a lot of feedback from users wondering how to make Outlook download the entire message instead of just the headers. You'll have to navigate through a convoluted set of menus, but it's really quite simple.
How many times have you tried to schedule a meeting and gotten the time wrong because the other participants are in another time zone?