How to Use Evernote: 22 Ways

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If you’re not familiar with Evernote, it’s an application that helps you get organized and remember everything. If you organize and tag your notes as you go, they will be easier to find, using Evernote’s powerful search. Image via Wikipedia.

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Business Card Window Envelopes

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Home About Me Advertise Business Card Window Envelopes By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Filed Under: Networking , Productivity H eres an interesting envelope that I found on this website. Here are some of the benefits for it: You can place your own customized business cards in the clear window part to use as a mailer. You can promote your business cards through this way as well.

Need To Create a PDF? Don't Have the Software? Don't Panic!

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Home About Me Advertise Need To Create a PDF? This will enable you to create a PDF-like file where no one can manipulate information. How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Dont Have the Software? Dont Panic!

Eight Ways to Keep Your Office Clutter-Free

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Working at an organizations’ head office, we see a lot of paper. When the HVAC system was installed, someone thought we might want the user manual for the system: a 400 page PDF document. Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday. Despite the improvements in document handling technology, despite the the convenience of a PDF, we still produce a lot of paper.

Copying Tables, Pictures or Text in PDF Files to Other Sources

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Home About Me Advertise Copying Tables, Pictures or Text in PDF Files to Other Sources By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, January 17, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity D id your boss just ask you to copy a table, picture or text to another source of software, such as Microsoft Excel or Word ? If you want to copy text from a PDF file into another source, click on the following icon shown below.

How to Organize Tasks Effectively

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Home About Me Advertise How to Organize Tasks Effectively By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, August 23, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize , Prioritize A task here, a task there! The question is, “How do I prioritize and organize my tasks? 2comments for this post Anonymous Organizing tasks effectively is an integral part of being a great administrative assistant.

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

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Earlier this week I was talking to a client about content creation for the marking of her business.    If you ask me, repurposing is the art of smart business.  Grow Your Business & Save Time - Recycle Your Content. Brains are fun and interesting organs.

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Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

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When the HVAC system was installed, someone thought we might want the user manual for the system: a 400 page PDF document. Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday or at least until someone cleans out those files. Despite improvements in document handling technology, despite the convenience of PDF files, we still produce a lot of paper. Organize your office heart.

The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

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Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!   Recommended Tool: Franklin Covey Planner www.franklincovey.com is a Physical Paper-Based great for Business Professional.    Pros of Planning Tool: Very organized product.

Turning your Offline Mayhem into a Digital Haven

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Additionally, the following items are optional but amazingly useful: Cloud storage space with search features and folder organization. Step Two: Organize. While still chaotic, this new formatting is easier to organize and search, and stays appropriately off your desk and off your mind.

Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself having to deal with a difficult person in your office?

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Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

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By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 19, 2009 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Organize , Productivity D oes your department have an administrative procedures manual?

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Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice.

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

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Sync Your Hand Held Device

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Home About Me Advertise Sync Your Hand Held Device By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 15, 2007 Filed Under: Networking , Organize , Productivity , Travel A re you looking for software that can synchronize most of your hand held devices? How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

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Blogging Here and There - Part 2

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I do apologize for this, but my life has been really busy lately and unfortunately, could not share my thoughts with you during this time. How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Do You Have a Pen?

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Do You Have a Pen? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, February 21, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Meetings , Productivity Y ou’re walking around the office and someone comes up to you, asking for a pen.

Calculation of Discounts in Excel

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Calculation of Discounts in Excel By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Excel H ave you ever wondered how to calculate discounts on certain products/services that you or your firm offers?

Labelling The Features In Microsoft Word

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Using Subtotals Function in Microsoft Excel

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

A Great Outlook: Adding Holidays to Microsoft Outlook

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Home About Me Advertise A Great Outlook: Adding Holidays to Microsoft Outlook By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize D o you often wonder how you can add your countrys holidays into your calendar in Microsoft Outlook ? Currently, I work in a large organization where we follow Canadian holidays.

Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online!

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online! By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , Research , Travel A re you trying to book a flight, hotel or car rental for your manager?

"Checking In" to a Better Flight

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The time finally comes when your boss is flying out to that all important business trip. How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Has The Bubble Burst?

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, March 10, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity E ditor’s note: This is a guest post by James of Organize IT. When you take into account the current business attitude of doing more with less (all for profits, profits and more profits!) Home About Me Advertise Has The Bubble Burst?

Work From Home? Want to be More Productive?

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By The Professional Assistant on Friday, February 29, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity A re you a Virtual/ Professional Assistant or want to become one? Are you just starting out or already have a thriving business? Finding the right tools to manage your business can be time consuming. You have to understand how a professional administrator operates and also have the technology and software to run your business in a successful manner.

Kallout To Research Information

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Kallout To Research Information By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 20, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity , Research Y ou’re reading an article for some research that you are doing for our boss.

Power Up Your PowerPoint With Templates!

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Power Up Your PowerPoint With Templates! By The Professional Assistant on Friday, October 10, 2008 Filed Under: MS-PowerPoint D o you want to change the way your Microsoft PowerPoint templates look?

Break The Routine, Inspire Yourself!

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Break The Routine, Inspire Yourself!

Overworked? Unload Your Workload to a Freelancer!

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Overworked? Unload Your Workload to a Freelancer! By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Filed Under: Prioritize , Productivity D o you need extra help with your workload ?

Men Wearing Shorts At The Office?

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Post from: Administrative Assistant Tips 2comments for this post Jodith I have no problems with shorts in the office if its a casual environment (and I mean casual, not business casual). However, for business casual and business dress environments, Im still a purist. I find it quite odd that men would wear "business" shorts. Home About Me Advertise Men Wearing Shorts At The Office?

Seminars for Professional Assistants

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Seminars for Professional Assistants By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Filed Under: Networking , Productivity A re you looking to improve your skills and catch up with the latest office trends ?

Phishing & Spam - Not Your Everyday Food Items!

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Affiliate marketing lets organizations advertise a companys products for a commission fee per item sold. How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Phishing & Spam - Not Your Everyday Food Items!

4 Easy Steps to Finding Old E-mails

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Home About Me Advertise 4 Easy Steps to Finding Old E-mails By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, December 13, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity , System Security D o you have trouble sifting through hundreds or even thousands of e-mails ? How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Why People Gossip At The Office

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Why People Gossip At The Office By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity D o you gossip at the office? Do you get sucked into the gossip of others?

7 Steps to Improve Your Filing System

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Home About Me Advertise 7 Steps to Improve Your Filing System By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, September 27, 2007 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity A re you having trouble with your filing system? Dont know how to organize yourself and things are starting to pile up? This will also help you find information faster and help you be more organized.

Got the Flu? Work from Home!

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Got the Flu? Work from Home! By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, January 10, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Networking , Productivity A re you stuck at home because youre sick?

Opening Microsoft Office 2007 Files in Microsoft Office XP

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Office Fridge Etiquette

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? Home About Me Advertise Office Fridge Etiquette By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Filed Under: D o you bring your food to work? Do you keep it in the office fridge?

Is Your Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 30, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Organize , Productivity D o you find yourself being bored out of your mind at times with nothing to do? I do enjoy taking it easy at times, but still need to keep myself busy, so I dont feel like Im going insane. Ive tried to exhaust all the possible things I could do that he doesnt ask me to do - organize emails, files, clutter, contacts, create procedures.