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Excel defaults

Below are some Excel defaults that can make using Excel easier. The instructions are for Excel 2010, but these options are also available on older versions, too. Number of worksheets By default, a new Excel workbook will include three worksheets. … Continue reading

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Two Word tips, sorting and format painting

Here are two Word tips to save some time, using Word 2010. Sort a bulleted or numbered list If you have a list already in Word, you can quickly put it in alphabetical order with a few mouse clicks. First, … Continue reading

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Removing the background from a picture in Office

Today’s tip is an advanced one so sit back and get ready for a lot of screen shots!  We will use Word 2010 for the example of removing the background from a picture. This also works in other Office apps. … Continue reading

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Word 2010 header and footer basics

If you want to have text appear at the top or bottom of every page of a Word document, do you start a-typing on each page? Headers and footers are the way to go. They allow you to enter text … Continue reading

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Navigating Excel Worksheets

In case you have forgotten a couple Excel terms…the file is called a workbook and each sheet is called a worksheet. Once you start storing a lot of data in Excel, you may have workbooks with many worksheets like the … Continue reading

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Excel 2010 Comments

Today we are going to take a brief look at using comments on Excel worksheets. Comments were available in earlier versions of Excel, but the screen shots are from the 2010 version. We’ve all sent a spreadsheet (or two or … Continue reading

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Some standard Windows keyboard shortcuts

These have been around for a long time, but in case they have been forgotten, here are some standard keyboard shortcuts that work in Windows and many Windows applications. You will also find that some of these can be found … Continue reading

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