Productivity With Shared Files

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Home About Me Advertise Productivity With Shared Files By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Organize , Productivity D o you share your files with others in your firm? Do you find that you are being bombarded with updates to the same files time and time again? Imagine that your boss comes to you and asks you to merge several files into one main file ( Microsoft Word document).

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Retrieve Your Files With Ease

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Home About Me Advertise Retrieve Your Files With Ease By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you have quite a bit of filing to do? Do you feel that you should have some sort of control over these files on how you find them, for future reference? One of my readers asks: I am trying to organize a file room based not on traditional alphabetical filing, but on a retrieval system.

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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? Here are 7 simple things you can do to improve your filing system: Try filing your documents into file folders, then put them into hanging file folders. Place your most current files in the front of each file folder, for easier access.

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Closing Shared Files While Away From Desk

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Home About Me Advertise Closing Shared Files While Away From Desk By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you share files on a network within your office? One thing that Ive noticed and I have been a suspect of this as well in the past, is that people tend to leave their shared files open on their computers while they are gone for long periods of time. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Opening Microsoft Office 2007 Files in Microsoft Office XP

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Home About Me Advertise Opening Microsoft Office 2007 Files in Microsoft Office XP By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity I recently had a vendor send us an Excel spreadsheet that he created in Microsoft Word 2007 format. I remember in the past that you can always downgrade files. You can now go ahead and open any file in this format.

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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. Just dont forget to save your files.

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Even More Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the Office

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Check out the list below: Go Paperless – Are you still printing out documents and sending correspondence through the postal service? Use Recycled Office Supplies – When ordering office supplies like file folders or copy paper be sure to purchase recycled products.

Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word Y our boss comes up to you and asks you to take a look at an e-mail that he/she just sent you. You notice that there is a picture within the file and your boss asks you to resize it. I didnt mean that the picture size and he file size itself would change. How can you change the actual file size, though?

On E-mail Blackouts.

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, March 03, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity E ditor’s note: This is a guest post by Brian McCullough of TheJobBored.com. Hopefully, not too many of you were affected by the email system outages yesterday. In this case, commercial email services were affected, but the next time it could be your server at work. Fortunately, it’s easy these days to create backup email accounts.

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Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

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Home About Me Advertise Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007s Formula Bar Size By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity D o you find that trying to either write or fix formulas in Microsoft Excel can be a pain?

How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

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Home About Me Advertise How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate?

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Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

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By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook , Productivity D o you have trouble trying to book several managers’ meetings, yet you have access to their calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2007?

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

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By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity Y our boss calls you over to their office and asks that you send her a list of something that you’ve created in Microsoft Excel.

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Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

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Home About Me Advertise Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007 By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 20, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook Y ou sent a meeting request to a bunch of people.

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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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How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint

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Home About Me Advertise How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Excel , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word P eople often ask me, "How do you copy a table from Word into Powerpoint?" Open Powerpoint and click on File, then select New, then Blank Presentation. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Co-Workers Annoying You?

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, December 31, 2007 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity A re your co-workers annoying you at work by talking to loudly? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Annoying You? Do you wish you could take a fog horn and toot it around, just so that they would quiet down? I also work in an environment where it gets a little too loud at times.

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Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista?

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By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, July 16, 2009 Filed Under: Productivity A re you a big fan of Windows XP? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista? Did you feel that Windows Vista was a big flop? Well, look no further, since Windows 7 will be coming out very shortly. I am truly hoping that this new platform will be much smoother than Windows Vista.

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Copying Pictures To and From Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Copying Pictures To and From Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, January 28, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity H ave you ever wondered how to copy pictures from and to Microsoft Word ? Click Insert, Picture, From File. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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

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By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity Y ou receive an e-mail from your manager. All you need to do is go through your regular print routine with the following steps: Click File, Print or CTRL-P as the keyboard shortcut. This will enable you to create a PDF-like file where no one can manipulate information. Home About Me Advertise Need To Create a PDF?

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Blogging Here and There - Part 2

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Home About Me Advertise Blogging Here and There - Part 2 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, April 24, 2008 Filed Under: A s you may have noticed, I havent been posting any articles for quite some time now. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Calculation of Discounts in Excel

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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? I then checked Excels help file and there it was. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Do You Have a Pen?

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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. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Do You Have a Pen?

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Sorting Tables in Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Sorting Tables in Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity H ave you ever wondered or tried to sort a table within Microsoft Word ? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 13, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you know what a macro is? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

Cover Your Tracks: E-mail Archiving

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Home About Me Advertise Cover Your Tracks: E-mail Archiving By The Professional Assistant on Friday, September 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity , System Security D o you back up your e-mails in Microsoft Outlook ? It even happened to me a few times, where people would create files themselves, then send it around to others to review and make changes, but never save it on the network drive. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams?

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By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, December 06, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Productivity , Travel D o you find yourself getting stuck in traffic each morning and afternoon? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams?

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Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential?

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By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 30, 2007 Filed Under: A re you looking for a way to make sure that others don’t open your letters or packages? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential? Do you have confidential information that you need to send to someone, but want to make sure that it gets treated like registered mail?

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Labelling The Features In Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Labelling The Features In Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, September 04, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you create letters or labels in Microsoft Word ? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

"Excel"ing to Create Subtotal Row Totals

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Home About Me Advertise "Excel"ing to Create Subtotal Row Totals By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity Y our manager sends you an e-mail with a spreadsheet attached.

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Worried About Your Online Resume?

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 26, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking A re you worried about online identity theft online? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Worried About Your Online Resume? Do you worry about your current employer finding out that you are looking for a new job? Resume Rabbit will make all of this disappear.

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Clock In The Right Time Zone: Booking Meetings in Microsoft Outlook

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Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers

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Home About Me Advertise Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 19, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself among co-workers that are not respectful of your privacy? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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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? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Hands Hurt From Typing?

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By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Filed Under: Ergonomics , Productivity D o you find yourself typing too much? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Hands Hurt From Typing? Using the mouse too often? Heres a product that will help you feel better and relieve pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injury. It will also aleviate pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis, and poor cirulation.

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4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

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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? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Dealing With Unreasonable Requests

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Home About Me Advertise Dealing With Unreasonable Requests By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 08, 2009 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity Y ou receive an e-mail , among the many others that you receive each and every day. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Too Many Applications Driving You Crazy?

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By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you have too many applications open on your computer? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Too Many Applications Driving You Crazy? Have you passed by a co-workers desk and noticed that they have 20 different things running all at once? Believe it or not, this can lower productivity.

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Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online!

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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? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online! Do you feel like you are going to lots of websites to find the best deal?

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4 Steps to Setting up E-mail Distribution Lists

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Home About Me Advertise 4 Steps to Setting up E-mail Distribution Lists By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, March 27, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity D o you find yourself having to write each persons e-mail address over and over again for certain e-mails ?

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Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves?

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, February 11, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you find that staff members leave their garbage around the kitchen area? Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves? Do you get annoyed that you are always the one that has to clean up after them? Do you start wondering if they treat their own house the same way? You’re not alone.

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Using Subtotals Function in Microsoft Excel

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Home About Me Advertise Using Subtotals Function in Microsoft Excel By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity D o you have a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet where you have firm names and figures?

Organize With Social Bookmarking!

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 03, 2008 Filed Under: Networking , Organize , Productivity D o you find articles on this site intriguing? Click this and you will get an even larger list of free services that are offered. You can sign up and use any or as many services as you wish. You have option to share these with anyone or everyone thats part of this service. Here are my top picks of services that I find most useful: Digg De.licio.us

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