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Productivity Multiplier: Google Cloud Connect Now a Reality

Productivity Bits

But if you’re like me, you are far more comfortable using Microsoft Office products. Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits. Guest Post.

Labelling The Features In Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

Microsoft Word has quite a lot of features, even some that I don’t know and are still exploring. You can use this feature by: 1.

Sorting Tables in Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

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 ? One of my colleagues came to me and asked about this very question.


Resizing Pictures in Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

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 open the e-mail and open the Microsoft Word attachment. What do you do next?


Copying Pictures To and From Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

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 ? Recently, someone asked me how this is done. It’s actually quite simple.


Virtual Assistant Business - What the heck is this?

Professional Assistant Blog

I would do e-mails, phone calls, updating clients' calendars, word processing, etc. Image by cogdogblog. This was the bad news.

Set And Reach Your Goals With This Practical Guide To Forming A Habit

Dumb Little Man

“To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals–this alone is worth the struggle.” You know what though? Read more ».

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Opening Microsoft Office 2007 Files in Microsoft Office XP

Professional Assistant Blog

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.

Me and my Quick Keys Again.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Tags: Microsoft Word Keeping words together short cuts quick keys Administrative Assistant

5 Techniques for Increasing your Focus in 5 Minutes

Dumb Little Man

One of the main reasons I got distracted from working was the fact that I used Word for writing. Not a Word document. Get Simple.

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Administrative/Clerical: Switching to a Tablet for Work

Office Dynamics

Soon even Microsoft Word will be available for tablets, so there is no excuse for not making the switch.

7 Forms of Emphasis in Writing

Daily Writing Tips

The low-tech variation is to frame a word or phrase between underscores (_), but doing so in Microsoft Word will convert the text to italics.

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How to Create Mail Merge Letters

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise How to Create Mail Merge Letters By The Professional Assistant on Sunday, August 26, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook E ver have trouble doing a mail merge in Microsoft Word? The mail merge wizard is the simplest tool to use to get your letters or e-mails out to your clients.

Hungover vs. Hung Over

Daily Writing Tips

The spelling and grammar feature in Microsoft Word recommends either hung-over or hung over. Misused Words Ngram Viewer. Canada.

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5 Fast and Easy Ways to Create a PDF File

Productive & Organized

" Here are the quick and easy ways they make PDF files and you can too: 1 -- "Microsoft Word, save doc as PDF."    Creating a PDF file (one that can be read easily regardless of the computer it is being opened on) used to be cumbersome. The other day my client asked me how to create a PDF file. Easy."

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The Promise and Peril of Editing in Proof

Daily Writing Tips

Which method of editing is the most effective one? Which content formats should be employed, and how many iterations are necessary? Writing Basics

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3 Ways Knowing Software Can Save Time

Simple Productivity Blog

Here’s an example: to make something bold in Microsoft Word, you can press Control+B. Do you know how to use your software?

9 Free Programs That'll Help You Build a Side Business

Dumb Little Man

With LibreOffice, you won't miss Microsoft Office for a second. Microsoft OneNote is a handy piece of software, but it is expensive.

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How Long Should a Paragraph Be?

Daily Writing Tips

It can unfold for countless pages or consist of one word — even one letter. The determination to make in composing a given paragraph is not the number of sentences or words or letters, but the number of ideas. A paragraph should consist of six to seven sentences. No, it should be no longer than three sentences long. Please.

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AP StyleGuard and the Death of Editing

Daily Writing Tips

According to the release, the plug-in “is similar in functionality to Microsoft Word’s spelling and grammar proofing tools and intuitively checks Word documents for the AP Stylebook ’s fundamental spelling, language, punctuation, usage, and journalistic style guidelines.”. That’s a joke, folks. (So’s So’s the headline.).

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6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Productive & Organized

They describe their tool: " Central Desktop for Office radically improves the way users collaborate on Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

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Tips About 10 Technological Terms

Daily Writing Tips

Which terms are open compounds, and which are treated as one word? Also, when referring to word-processing software, include the brand name — “Microsoft Word,” “Adobe Acrobat,” and so on — at least on first reference. Which tech terms merit capitalization, and which are generic? Style

Featured Soloist Nichole Bazemore: “Do You.”

The Solopreneur Life

Microsoft Word and Excel, Quickbooks, Basecamp, WordPress. Nichole Bazemore. This week we meet Nichole Bazemore, who is based in Atlanta.

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The Difference Between Copyediting and Proofreading

Daily Writing Tips

Copyediting, once performed by making marks and writing revisions on a typewritten manuscript, is now generally carried out by entering changes in a word-processing program like Microsoft Word. and a record of idiosyncratic word usage. The most obvious distinction is the form the medium takes. Which one’s correct?

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Use Manuscript Markers for Your First Draft

Daily Writing Tips

Then he does a pass using Microsoft Word’s Find function to locate the parentheses and fill in the blanks. In response to my recent post about parentheses, a commenter mentioned that he uses parentheses as markers for passages to return to later for reworking copy or for inserting missing text. Repeat as necessary. Repeat as necessary.

20 Tips for Freelance Writers

Daily Writing Tips

Keep reference contact information and referrals in a single Microsoft Word document so you can copy and paste them into a new document or into the body of an email to a client as needed. Here’s some advice about succeeding as a professional writer: 1. Establish a professional work environment. But don’t wait for work to come to you.

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12 Signs and Symbols You Should Know

Daily Writing Tips

The symbol comes from the cursive formation of the Latin word et (“and”), and the name is a slurring contraction of “and per se and,” which used to terminate schoolroom recitals of the alphabet: The phrase means “and by itself and”; instead of reciting, “. & (Ampersand). W, X, Y, Z, and,” children said, “. 2. * (Asterisk). per.”).

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Seven Ways to Build Up Your Writing Confidence

Daily Writing Tips

Write from a prompt (a word, phrase, question or image that inspires you). Unconventional and creative with their use of language, perhaps coining new words. Change words that aren’t quite right. Do you ever worry that your writing isn’t good enough? Maybe you’re scared to let anyone read your latest short story. Here’s how. #1:

7 Myths About Freelance Writing Online

Daily Writing Tips

They may pay less per word – but they often don’t require the same level of research and fact-checking that print publications want. #3: Basic word-processing skills (e.g. using Microsoft Word or Open Office). You want to earn a bit of extra money. Or you’d love to be a published writer. Freelance Writing

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Confusion of Subjective and Objective Pronouns

Daily Writing Tips

How do you decide which form of a pronoun to use, as in the choices of the wording in “John is as fast as him” and “John is as fast as he”?

Should You Try Copyediting?

Daily Writing Tips

Do you cringe when punctuation is misused, or when a writer employs the wrong word or phrases a sentence awkwardly or poorly organizes a paragraph? Do you shake your head when number style is inconsistent, abbreviations are incorrect, or words are indiscriminately capitalized? You might find yourself in that position, too. Conditions.

Featured Soloist Jim Sheard: “I Try To Be the Best ‘Me’ Possible”

The Solopreneur Life

Type of business: I write books and develop related products, including paraphernalia for golfers with my logo and/or words of inspiration.

7 Reasons to Create Information Products

Step It Up VA Coaching

If you have Microsoft Word, an information product can be created as a PDF file. by Donna Toothaker. It has never been easier to create and give away (or sell) information products. You’ve probably downloaded a few of these yourself as a giveaway on a website. These are giveaways that people want and will click to download.

How To Build A Productive Blogging Strategy


Writing one thousand words can be intimidating, but not if you tackle manageable chunks at once. The following is a guest post by Alina Vrabie.

Kallout To Research Information

Professional Assistant Blog

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. You come across a piece of text that you are unfamiliar with. Whats next? Thanks Richard.

Featured Soloist Kelly Newsome: “Lessons Annihilate Regrets”

The Solopreneur Life

Site hosting: WordPress; finances: Quickbooks online; documents: Microsoft Word for Mac. Kelly Newsome. Web site: [link]. November 2009.

4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

Professional Assistant Blog

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 feel that they are overbearing and don’t know when to keep their opinions to themselves?

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

Professional Assistant Blog

You can also find more Microsoft Excel tips and tricks here. The list is in a vertical fashion, but she wants it a horizontal way instead.

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How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you want to walk over to their cubicle while their talking loudly on the phone and give them a piece of your mind? Any tips?

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Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Professional Assistant Blog

Another option is to create templates in Microsoft Office and either e-mail them to everyone or place them on a network drive for everyone to access.

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