• Spice up your writing with the Word Thesaurus

    Thomas Duff ON Dec 06, 2016

    There are times when I end up using the same word over and over. I want to find another similar word to keep things readable, but I end up drawing a complete blank. It's at times like that when I really love the Thesaurus feature in Word.

  • Change up your email view columns in Outlook

    Thomas Duff ON Dec 05, 2016

    Most of us use Outlook as it installs "out of the box" when it comes to what we see in our Inbox and other folders. But there's a lot more information that can be displayed, and you can find that information in the View > Add Columns option.

  • Sorting your web browser bookmarks

    Thomas Duff ON Dec 02, 2016

    I received a question from a customer this week asking if there was a way to sort bookmarks in their web browser. Here's what I found out.

  • Cleaning up your Outlook Auto-Complete list

    Thomas Duff ON Nov 29, 2016

    Over time, your Outlook client can pick up a lot of email address contacts that are no longer valid. This can make your Auto-Complete function become more of a hassle than a help. Here's how you can clean that up.

  • The Outlook photo… more than just a pretty picture!

    Thomas Duff ON Nov 28, 2016

    When you're in Outlook and you are looking at an email, you may not know that there's a lot more going on than just an image of the person who sent the email…

  • Attachments vs. embedded files in Outlook

    Thomas Duff ON Nov 22, 2016

    The other day, a customer emailed me and asked a question about the attachments in her email. She was seeing the attachments embedded in the body of the email instead of in the Attachments area below the subject line. She wanted to know why that happened, and how she could get it fixed.

  • Creating a link to a specific OneNote page, section, or notebook

    Thomas Duff ON Nov 21, 2016

    If we add something new to a OneNote notebook, it may go unnoticed by others on the team unless they know to go look there. Today I stumbled across an easy way to get a link to a specific OneNote page that you can use to let someone quickly see the material.

  • Setting notification options for Persistent Chat in Skype for Business

    Thomas Duff ON Nov 18, 2016

    If you're like me, you belong to one or more Persistent Chats in Skype where the information requires immediate attention when posted. You have a number of options available for fine-tuning the level (and annoyance) of notifications in your groups, both as a default and for custom settings for a specific group.

  • Do Not Send a Response in Outlook Calendar invites

    Thomas Duff ON Nov 15, 2016

    A colleague recently showed me a nuance when it comes to using the Do Not Send a Response option when responding to an Outlook Calendar invite. I thought it was a good reminder on making sure everyone knows what happens when you respond in that way.

  • Creating a Table of Contents in Word

    Thomas Duff ON Nov 03, 2016

    If you have a long Word document, it can be hard to navigate around to get to important parts (I know… it's all important, right?). With the use of text styling, you can create a Table of Contents (TOC) that will help your readers get to the important material quickly.

  • Changing your PowerPoint slide sizing

    Thomas Duff ON Oct 25, 2016

    While setting up a new presentation, Sandra Mahan asked me if my slides were larger than normal. Since I had simply picked a default template, I told her I thought it was fine and it fit OK on my screen. After some screen sharing, we found out that there's an option that determine what the screen size ratio will be when setting up a slide presentation.

  • Docking your OneNote page to your desktop

    Thomas Duff ON Oct 24, 2016

    OneNote is a great tool, and I can hardly function without it now. But there are times when I need to have the OneNote page displayed side-by-side with the other application I have on the screen, and I don't want to keep switching back and forth between screens. I can do that by automatically docking my page to the side of my desktop.

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