How to Shade Alternating Rows in Excel 2011

by Aug 22, 2011

Have you ever tried to shade alternating rows in Excel to discover that selecting and shading individual rows would take a lifetime? If you have found yourself in this predicament there is a very simple solution. In this guide I will show you how to automatically shade alternating rows in Excel 2011. The simplest way…Continue Reading

How to Turn Off Widow/Orphan Control in Word

Jul 08, 2011 No Comments

One of our Answers users recently posted a great question about widow and orphan control in Word 2010 that I thought should be covered here. Here’s the original question: “How do I turn off widows and orphans in Word 2010. In other Words I go to Format,paragraph, line and pagebreaks, Can’t find that in 2010.” The…Continue Reading

How to Access Online Templates from Office 2011

May 30, 2011 No Comments

When you open Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint in Microsoft Office 2011 you see a gallery of templates. However the number of templates available to you isn’t limited to those stored on your Mac, you have access to thousands of templates online and they are just a click away. Software/Hardware used: Office 2011 running on…Continue Reading

Outlook Hotmail Connector Updated

May 17, 2011 1 Comment

Using a Hotmail account within Outlook is a much needed service for many users of the web.  There have been some problems in the past and now Microsoft is releasing a much needed update to the Outlook Hotmail Connector, which is now available. This mandatory update fixes a lot of bugs that have been a…Continue Reading

Updates to Web Apps Brings New Features to Excel & PowerPoint Online

May 16, 2011 No Comments

With online office programs, such as Google Apps, becoming more popular, it’s getting harder and harder for Microsoft to compete. On June 7, 2010 Microsoft entered the online office program playing field with their new set of apps, called Web Apps which included Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. A few months ago they made Web…Continue Reading

Have Fun While Learning Word with Ribbon Hero 2

May 04, 2011 No Comments

Every few years Microsoft comes out with a new Office suite, bringing new updates and different layouts. We’ve had 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, and now 2010. Sometimes it’s hard to find out how to use the new version of Word. I know I had a lot of difficulties switching from 2003 to 2007. In 2010…Continue Reading

How to Subtract in Excel

Apr 13, 2011 No Comments

If you are new to Excel and unfamiliar with Excel’s built-in functions, specifically subtraction you will find this guide useful. In the following steps I will show you how to create a formula in Excel that a cell from another to provide you with the difference. Software/Hardware used: Office 2011 running on Mac OS 10.6,…Continue Reading

Think Your Presentation Skills Are Good? Submit Your Slideshow to SlideFest

Apr 07, 2011 3 Comments

We’ve all seen presentations with overcrowded slides that have way too many effects, some of which you might have created yourself. Microsoft knows these problems are common and is out to help you create great presentations with SlideFest. SlideFest is a good starter site for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or any previous version of PowerPoint to…Continue Reading

Help Fix Americas Debt Using Excel 2010 and PowerPivot

Mar 30, 2011 No Comments

If you haven’t been stuck under a rock for a while, then you should be well aware that America is in debt. Politicians have their own way of configuring numbers to help manage debt, of which many people don’t agree upon. However, one author, Tyler Chessman, of the book Understanding the United States Debt has…Continue Reading

How to Make Office Documents More Search Friendly

Mar 22, 2011 3 Comments

If you work in an office environment where documents are stored in a central repository it can be very difficult to quickly find documents, spreadsheets, and other files without specific direction. Fortunately there’s a way to add keywords and other information that will help you and others locate files during searches. Office 2010 and with…Continue Reading

How to Insert a Screen Capture in PowerPoint

Mar 09, 2011 1 Comment

If you are creating a PowerPoint presentation that includes screenshots from your desktop, the easiest method to acquire those screenshots is to use PowerPoint’s built-in screenshot function. In this guide I will show you how to insert a screenshot from your computer as an image you can later edit in a PowerPoint slideshow. Software/Hardware used:…Continue Reading

How to Add Email Accounts to Outlook 2011

Feb 18, 2011 2 Comments

Did you just install Outlook 2011 on your Mac and have no idea how to add email accounts? Don’t worry you are not the only one, the option to add email accounts to Outlook is tucked away in a Preferences window. To learn how to add Exchange and regular email accounts to Outlook 2011, follow…Continue Reading

How to Save a PDF to a Word Document with Acrobat

Feb 07, 2011 No Comments

Are you trying to edit a PDF in Word, but have no idea how to do so? Don’t worry you’re not the only one. Converting a PDF file to a Word document is not as straightforward as one would think, but if you look in the right place you will find that the option has…Continue Reading