When you know how to check who created a document you can find out all kinds of information about its history.
I once paid a lawyer to draft a legal agreement for my business. The document was fabulous and given to me as a Microsoft® Word file so that I could easily add additional information each time I used the document. When I received the file I noticed that the document’s metadata (hidden properties) held the name of another law firm, not the law firm that this document had been sent from. Not a good look at all.
How did this happen? Simple. My document was a copy of a document from another law firm. When the copy was made, possibly using File, Save As, the document’s metadata was carried over into my file. Read more
I love working with two screens! Having the ability to have more than one window fully visible is just such a pleasure.
Many users of Office 2010 ask me how they can open two Excel or Word files at the same time and view them in separate windows, one on each screen. Read more
PROBLEM: Have you ever tried to perfectly align a line of check
boxes or shapes? It’s not easy!
SOLUTION: Take control and easily knock wayward shapes back into line. Note: check out the tip on nudging – it’s fabulous!
PROBLEM: Wasting time flicking between the actual document and Print Preview. This can be annoying and time consuming, especially when you need to make minor alterations before printing.
SOLUTION: Use shortcut keys to print and move in and out of Print Preview.
Creating diagrams and flow charts can be a fiddly business. However, it doesn’t need to be like this.
In this post I want to share tips that will save you loads of time. I love sharing these tips in my PowerPoint sessions. They never fail to make people smile. The comment, “if only I had known this yesterday” is heard many times. Read more
PROBLEM: Drawing the perfect square, circle or triangle can be very difficult and time consuming, especially if you have shaky hands!
SOLUTION: Follow these steps to learn how to create a perfect shape in seconds. Read more
PROBLEM: Have you ever typed a word and then wanted to replace it with a different word with similar meaning?
SOLUTION: Microsoft Office makes this easy with the Synonyms and Thesaurus features. Read more
PROBLEM: Do you find yourself having to change the size of your font often while you are typing? Stopping to use the mouse to select a different size can really slow you down.
SOLUTION: Start using keyboard shortcuts to quickly increase and decrease the font size.
PROBLEM: wasting time explaining (to someone) what you see on your screen.
SOLUTION: take a screen-shot of it and email it to them.