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

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Do you have trouble trying to figure out the time zone for each meeting in Microsoft Outlook ? Since Outlook only allows for one time zone to be added to the persons calendar , this makes it a little difficult. You can now add in the meeting details for this time zone.

Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

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How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

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This happens to the best of us all of the time. Im not sure if youre covered this in the past, but Im having a difficult time working so closely with another equal coworker. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

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Do you wish that you could somehow overlap the calendars so that you could see the availabilities for everyone at the same time, instead of straining your eyes going back and forth like a yo-yo between calendars? Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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

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Believe me, this happened to me a few times and it took me quite a bit of time to get this done, before I discovered the Transpose function in Excel. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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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? Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

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So next time your boss asks you to send something after the fact for a meeting update, make sure to use the “Forward as iCalendar&# function instead. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista?

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Most offices now run on Windows XP and have been for quite some time. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, July 16, 2009 Filed Under: Productivity A re you a big fan of Windows XP? Did you feel that Windows Vista was a big flop? Well, look no further, since Windows 7 will be coming out very shortly.

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie.

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New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Dealing in real time.

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We don't know what we don't know

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New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Dealing in real time.

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How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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?" This actually is quite easy to do. Here are the simple steps on how to copy tables: Open your Word document that contains the table.

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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. 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. Until next time, T ake care - of your clutter!

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Admin Buddies

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If it is a planned time off then you can meet with your buddy and give them any instructions or information they will need to handle in your absence and any contact names and numbers. When the time off is unplanned it is more critical to have this information available with easy access.

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Dealing in real time.

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 13 February, 2010 Dealing in real time. Think about it the next time you give someone a timeline. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

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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. This has happened to me quite a few times in the past. It’s so important to carry a pen with you at all times, since you never know when you are going to need to use it. Most of the time, I do carry a pen with me, even if I leave my desk only for a few minutes.

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Copying Pictures To and From Microsoft Word

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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 ? Do you have a big project coming up and want to show your boss that you can handle this type of task ? Recently, someone asked me how this is done. It’s actually quite simple.

Sorting Tables in Microsoft Word

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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 ? Do you already have a table set up in Microsoft Word, but dont want to copy to Microsoft Excel and back again, just to sort it? One of my colleagues came to me and asked about this very question.

Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

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Macros have been around for quite some time now and range between easy to very difficult. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams?

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Most people would rather commute for a longer period of time due to family reasons. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams? 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? Do you feel that people should relocate to a closer home or find a new job?

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Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential?

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential? 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? Do you have confidential information that you need to send to someone, but want to make sure that it gets treated like registered mail? Then Redi-Tag Security Seals and Tape is the product for you.

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A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

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If you have treated anyone unfairly, take the time to apologize and try to make things right. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Dealing in real time.

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Worried About Your Online Resume?

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USD, but is a one time fee and won’t have to pay for monthly charges like other sites make you. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Worried About Your Online Resume? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 26, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking A re you worried about online identity theft online? 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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Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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? Do they end up talking loud on the phone while you are trying to do some work? Are you being bombarded with people walking up to your cubicle and dont have the decency to see that you are busy?

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Sync Your Hand Held Device

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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? Heres a free piece of software that was recently released that can do just that. You can find instructions to setting up this software here and the software download page here.

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Hands Hurt From Typing?

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Hands Hurt From Typing? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Filed Under: Ergonomics , Productivity D o you find yourself typing too much? 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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Labelling The Features In Microsoft Word

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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 ?

"Excel"ing to Create Subtotal Row Totals

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Post from: Administrative Assistant 2comments for this post Mike W I just wanted to say that this was super useful to me, and saved me a ton of time.

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

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This person is also responsible for making sure the agenda is sent out on time and will need to set a reminder to the meeting Chair to make sure that is done. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

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When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

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That makes it difficult when I am supposed to be organizing his calendar, but since I am responsible to organize his time and in spite of my frustration, I have to make it work. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

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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? Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

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At times, I would think to myself, “If I could only talk to them.&# Over time, you will get the hang of dealing with difficult people and will become easier and easier each time. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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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Dealing With Unreasonable Requests

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Its amazing of how people dont have the common courtesy to give you your time and space to get to the request. Negotiating Time If the person persists on bothering you, one thing that you can always negotiate is time. This way, you will get more time and the requester will get their task completed in a reasonable amount of time. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

2009 109

Too Many Applications Driving You Crazy?

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Now youve spent more time looking for something as opposed to working on the task at hand. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Too Many Applications Driving You Crazy? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you have too many applications open on your computer? Have you passed by a co-workers desk and noticed that they have 20 different things running all at once?

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Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online!

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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? Do you feel like you are going to lots of websites to find the best deal? I originally wrote a post on this entitled " Travel Plans " explaining that you can use Travelocity and Expedia to find the best deals.

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4 Steps to Setting up E-mail Distribution Lists

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Until next time, T ake care - of your clutter!

2008 130

Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

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New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Dealing in real time.

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Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves?

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves? 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? 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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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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?

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

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So the next time you need to get something printed quickly and in read-only mode, use this simple method and expand your productivity. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Need To Create a PDF? Dont Have the Software? Dont Panic! 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.

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Power Up Your PowerPoint With Templates!

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! 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? Do you feel that you could do a better job on these templates than what you have currently? There is a great and simple way to add a new look to your templates in PowerPoint.

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

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New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Dealing in real time.

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

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New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Dealing in real time.

2009 130

A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

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New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Dealing in real time.

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