Word and Outlook 2007 tips

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 24 May, 2009 Word and Outlook 2007 tips I use Word 2007 at my new job and have never really had a chance to go through it to find the quick tips and how-tos that I had in Word 2003.

2007 130

Use of Contract Labor by Small Businesses Continues to Grow

Small Business Labs

  Way back in 2003, contract labor was only about 20% of the labor costs of sole proprietors. The IRS released their 2016 tax data on sole proprietors.    The data covers business receipts, deductions, and net income reported by taxpayers on Schedule C of tax Form 1040.

2018 205

The Number of Nonemployer Businesses Continued to Grow in 2016

Small Business Labs

 Since 2003, for example, the number of nonemployer businesses has increased by about 5.7 The U.S. Census recently released the 2016 nonemployer business statistics. Key quote from their press release : nonemployer establishments increased 2.0

2016 211

Why I think you need to get offline to find new clients

The Small Business Blog

Granted, Linkedin was launched in 2003 and then Facebook in 2004, but I hadn’t heard of them. When I started freelancing ten years ago, I had to do my marketing the old fashioned way.

2013 202

?How Your Happiness Is Related To Your Health

Dumb Little Man

Take this experiment carried out in 2003. Over the past decade, a whole industry has grown around teaching people the secrets of happiness. You’ve probably seen shelves full of self-help books, each touting to help you find happiness. There are also courses and programs promising the same.

2018 259

The Number of Nonemployer Businesses Grew to 23 Million in 2013

Small Business Labs

  Over the decade from 2003 to 2013 the number of nonemployer businesses increased by 4.4 The U.S. Census released the 2013 nonemployer business data. In 2013 there were 23.0 million businesses without paid employees in the U.S. This

2013 188

$1 Million Ain't What it Used to Be - You Need More Than $5 Million to be a 1%er

Small Business Labs

  Although the numbers fell quite a bit during the recession, they've recovered nicely and have more than doubled since 2003. The number of U.S. families with more than $5 million in investable assets exceeded 1 million for the first time in 2015. 

2016 219

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve been an EA for quite some time now, in fact I started working in 2003 so it has been a decade.

Skills 248

Gig Economy Declining in Rural America

Small Business Labs

Also interesting is back in 2003 rural areas had more non-employer businesses per thousand residents than urban areas. The Daily Yonder's (tagline: Keep it Rural) ‘GIG ECONOMY’: WHILE U.S.

2016 164

Is Telecommuting Leading to Peak Travel?

Small Business Labs

  But the trend flattened starting in 2003.    Key quote: “Since 2003, motorized travel demand has leveled out or even declined in most of the countries studied, and travel in private vehicles has declined,” the authors wrote in their study. Wired's Study Suggests We've Hit 'Peak Travel" covers research that suggests demand for travel and automobile ownership in the developed world may have reached a saturation point. 

The On-Demand Economy Driving Growth of Nonemployer Businesses

Small Business Labs

 Since 2003 the number of nonemployer businesses has increased by about  5.2 The U.S. Census  released their 2015 data on non-employer businesses last week.    Overall, the number of U.S.

2017 156

Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks

Dumb Little Man

Starred in: Kill Bill (2003–2004). Starred in: Finding Nemo (2003). There’s something quite magical about seeing filming locations with your very own eyes. The celebrities and cameras may have gone, but a story’s physical setting stays just where it is. You can consider it as a star in its own right. Here are 10 travel destinations that should absolutely be on every film lover’s bucket list: New Zealand. Starred in : The Lord of the Rings trilogy (1999–2001). “A

Travel 179

Lessons from a Failed Forecast

Small Business Labs

Workforce Week's (tiered subscription) Fast Forward: 25 Trends That Will Change the Way You do Business appears to have been written in 2003.    I'm most intrigued with their 2003 jobs forecast for 2010.    The underlying assumption behind this forecast was that the economy would grow 3%-4% a year between 2003 and 2010.  workers per unit of output than they did in 2003

2011 143

Self-Employment Shifting to the Creative Class

Small Business Labs

As you can see from this chart, the share of creative class jobs has increased from roughly 25% in 2003 to almost 30% in 2012. Well known author and academic Richard Florida has written extensively about the rise of the creative class.

2013 226

Check Out CenStats For Free Market-Research Data

The Solopreneur Life

I learned that, since 1980, the number of permits peak at 254 (in 2003). I f your market-research budget is limited (or even if it’s not), check out CenStats, a free service from the U.S. Census Bureau. Search by county or zip code under “County Business Patterns” to get business profiles that include payroll information and the number of businesses by industry.

2012 122

Using Dreamboards

Simple Productivity Blog

I rediscovered it in 2003, only to see that everything in that booklet had been achieved by 2002. “Out of sight, out of mind” It’s not just true about people and things we are trying to avoid. It’s also true about our goals.

2012 224

Does anyone know what time it is? Calculating time internationally

Laughing all the Way to Work

Instructions for Word 2003 In Word 2003 the instructions are similar. Here is a tip that someone from my office gave me for calculating time internationally.

2008 130

3 Cases of Intrusive Punctuation Before a Quotation

Daily Writing Tips

The magazine famously dubbed the 2003 flick, “The Citizen Kane of bad movies.”.

2017 68

Cool Niche Businesses: 5-Hour Energy Went From Zero to $1 Billion in Less Than 10 Years

The Solopreneur Life

The idea for 5-Hour Energy came in 2003 when Bhargava attended a natural-products trade show in Anaheim, Calif. I n my ongoing look at niche businesses and products, I take the measure of a product that launched a new niche market: the “energy shot.”

2014 147

Does anyone know what day it is?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Is it June 11, 2003? Is it the 6th of November 2003? Wouldn’t it be nice if we all followed the same numerical dating standard. It can get very confusing when we date differently. For instance, can anyone tell me what this date is - 06/11/03? Or is it 2006 November 03? Well, it depends on which country you are in and if the person writing the date is aware of the standards in their particular country.

2008 100

Why Worry About Ethics?

Virtual Moxie

In 2003, I realized that if the pledge was going to mean something, there had to be a way to hold the Virtual Assistants accountable for violations to the pledge. Almost as soon as I created AssistU , I created the AssistU Standards of Excellence and Ethics pledge.

2015 231

4 Marketing Lessons Learned From DirecTV’s Customer Service

The Solopreneur Life

I ’ve been a satisfied DirecTV customer since 2003. I called customer service today because I wanted to cancel my subscription to ESPN Gameday, which is a package of out-of-market college football games. I wanted to cancel because Big Ten games aren’t included in the package. I explained my situation, and the customer-service representative said, “I can’t cancel the subscription because the season has already started.” ” Shoot, I was afraid of that.

AZVAs the Podcast: Social Media Success Stories

Loosely Speaking

Craig has been training and managing a diverse group of Virtual Teams since 2003. Craig has been training and managing a diverse group of Virtual Teams since 2003. Season 2/Episode 14 Program Notes.

Presidential Environmental Track Record and Positions 2012

Eco-Office Gals

also supported a 2003 northeastern states agreement to reduce carbon emissions from power plants via a regional cap-and-trade emissions reduction plan.

2012 186

Don't press Send and Regret it

Laughing all the Way to Work

In Outlook 2007 this feature works much better than the 2003 version. In 2003, the recipient still gets the e-mail and has to agree to let you recall the message. I'm sure we've all done it at one time -- pressed Send on an e-mail and put the wrong recipient in the To box. No matter how diligent you are, sometimes these mistakes happen. Thankfully, there is an option to Recall the message.

2008 100

The Direct Line Between Happiness and Productivity with Will Henshall


In 1996 he started up San Francisco based Rocket Network , and invented the pro audio media transfer tool ProTools DigiDelivery , used extensively in movie post-production, sold to Avid in 2003. This week on the 200th(!) episode of The Productivityist Podcast my guest is Will Henshall.

2018 52

Forecast Lessons from Past Small Business Trends Lists

Small Business Labs

  I think the first "year of NFC" I remember was 2003.    But if you'd asked us in 2003 when NFC would have its breakout year, we would have said 2007 or 2008.  Last week we released our Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2012 list. 

2012 180

Let the Right Ones In

Clutter Coach

Here’s a tip from Bill Jensen’s book, The Simplicity Survival Handbook (yes, it was published in 2003 (ancient!) by If you know what you’re looking for, it’s easier to find it. Rummaging around in your kitchen cabinet for that special bottle of vinegar might take a minute or so, but you’re not distracted in your search by the tomato paste cans or the bags of rice. You can filter those out. Your mind is set on finding that specific bottle.

2016 100

3 More Sentences with Dangling Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Originally scheduled for retirement (and certain death) in 2003, the hapless racehorse’s trainer now says that after Glorious Spring’s last race, the horse will be allowed to retire to a comfy pasture on a farm near her birthplace.”.

2013 96

Let the Right Ones In

Clutter Coach

Here’s a tip from Bill Jensen’s book, The Simplicity Survival Handbook (yes, it was published in 2003 (ancient!) by If you know what you’re looking for, it’s easier to find it. Rummaging around in your kitchen cabinet for that special bottle of vinegar might take a minute or so, but you’re not distracted in your search by the tomato paste cans or the bags of rice. You can filter those out. Your mind is set on finding that specific bottle.

2016 100

Are we still going green?

Practically Perfect PA

When I first started working in London in 2003 one of the key initiatives for most companies was corporate social responsibility and more specifically making the office environmentally friendly. Pin It.

2012 130

Office Software is Evolving, Are You Ready?

Tips From T. Marie

Or Office 2003 or older? Office suite software is changing!

2013 158

Using an electronic Check Box - Check! Check!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here is how you do it in Word 2003 and in Word 2007: Word 2003 View - Toolbars – choose Forms – go to the icon that looks like a checkbox and click on it. When you are searching through Word, perhaps looking for something else, you may be surprised at what you find. My sister and I were refreshing our skills in Word at the advanced level and found this neat little checkbox.

2008 100

The Word of the Year 2011

Daily Writing Tips

2003: democracy. 2003: metrosexual. 2003: embedded. Each year at about this time, the English-language media rolls out various reports announcing the word of the year according to one or more authorities. These pieces imply or overtly suggest that these selections are keywords for our society’s values, beliefs, and obsessions.

2011 75

The Solopreneur Life Heroes for 2011

The Solopreneur Life

Why she’s a hero: Terri has been providing top-quality, no-bull information and support to solopreneurs since 2003. I am happy to present The Solopreneur Life Heroes for 2011.

2011 284

Pros and Cons of Going Paperless

Office Dynamics

Our company has been appraised at the highest level (Level 5) of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) since 2003.

2016 141

The ups and downs of working from home

Practically Perfect PA

When I first started out as a team administrator back in 2003 despite having a (massively bulky) laptop I rarely worked from home. Early in the week I wrote an update on my time in Barcelona and the new job I’ve had since April.

2013 234

Living the Mobile Life - Colleagues Share Their Virtual Business Strategies and Tools

Productive & Organized

  I've been doing it since 2003! Last week I started the series Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life and two of my colleagues shared their tips.    Today, we're going to share some more! 

2013 238

The Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Your Virtual Business Tips (Part 4)

Productive & Organized

Many of my friends and colleagues run their businesses from all over the world and I have had a mobile business since 2003. I hope you are enjoying this series Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life.

2013 186

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

Practically Perfect PA

After finishing university in 2003 I was lucky because there were plenty of jobs available in London. When this question comes up, which it always does, I keep the answer specific to my career and very succinct (if you don’t know your career history know one will!). “ After leaving University in 2003 I accepted my first full-time role at Deloitte and spent a year and a half there as a team administrator.

Creating Your Freedom Business - Expert Panel Shares Tips (Part 3)

Productive & Organized

  I've been doing it since 2003! We're in our third week of the series Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life and my expert panel has shared some great tips so far.    Today, we're going to share some more! 

2013 223

Solopreneurs: Are You Losing Potential Clients?

Office Organization Success

If you’re currently using Outlook it comes with its own contact address book, and Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 and above comes with Business Contact Manager. If you find yourself missing out on potential clients, contacts falling through the cracks, or not following up in a timely manner then your problem is simply a lack of an efficient contact management system! So let me ask you: 1.

2009 179

Productive Communication: You Don't Have to Yell To Be Heard - Part 1

Productive & Organized

link] - ' The Wisdom of Listening ' by  (Paperback - Jun 15, 2003 Sometimes productivity has to do with systems and processes.    I've written about that a lot recently, but often it is about effective communication too. 

2011 252