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applied office tips : January 2006



Welcome to Applied Office's monthly newsletter, devoted to helping you become an expert on Microsoft Office. 

Every month, tips and tricks on the software you use the most will be delivered right to your inbox.  Together we'll explore faster, easier ways to do things, try out features you've never used, and learn some of the new things that are coming down the road in future versions of Office and Windows.

  word: autocorrect

The AutoCorrect feature in Word fixes common typing, spelling and grammatical errors for you automatically. You can modify how AutoCorrect works and even add your own common errors to the list of AutoCorrect entries.

Despite its efficiency and value, AutoCorrect can be disconcerting for some people because it makes changes automatically—sometimes so quickly that you might not notice that a correction was made. To dispel the mystery of AutoCorrect, let’s start by looking at what items AutoCorrect actually changes.

Learn more here!

  excel: what-if analysis

Excel has several tools to help you perform what-if analyses within your worksheets. You may be asking yourself: what is what-if analysis? Basically, it is the process of changing cell values in a worksheet to see how the changes affect the results of formulas. Excel’s what-if tools include Goal Seek, Data Tables, Solver, and Scenarios.

Learn more here!

  outlook: start the year off right

Everyone has a pet peeve. Hair in the sink, grocery carts with a meandering wheel, anything trivial that somehow drives us up the wall. And e-mail is no exception.

Spam, return receipts, annoying forwards from friends, unanswered messages…the list goes on and on. This article will help you start the New Year off right with several common DO's and DON’Ts regarding good Internet etiquette, or netiquette, so that your e-mail habits don’t make it on your friends’ lists of pet peeves.

Learn more here!

  powerpoint: make a screensaver

Get your point across—literally—by creating a screen saver using a PowerPoint slide or an entire presentation and Microsoft Windows XP. Follow these easy steps to save the slide or presentation to a folder on your hard disk, and change a few settings in your screen saver preferences. That’s all there is to it!

Learn more here!

  access: using forms and controls

A form created in Microsoft Access is similar to the ordinary paper forms that you fill out using a pen or pencil, only with Access you don’t have to worry about trying to decipher poor penmanship.

Learn more here!


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