Automate Common Tasks with Quick Steps

Quick Steps apply multiple actions at the same time to email messages. This helps you quickly manage your mailbox. For example, if you frequently move … [Read more...]

Editing Messages in Outlook

Outlook 2010/2013 - Need to edit a message you received or add notes to it? Have you ever received a message and just wanted to simply add notes to … [Read more...]

Conditional Formatting for Outlook Appointments

I recently joined the Directions Training team and learned quickly that classes could be at any one of our training facilities, or off-site at a … [Read more...]

Locking Certain Cells or Ranges in a Protected Worksheet

By default, the Locked setting is turned on for every cell in a Microsoft Excel worksheet. This can be confusing because the locked setting doesn't … [Read more...]

Why Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013?

Here are just a few reasons why you should upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013. Office 2013 ventures beyond the mouse and keyboard to embrace … [Read more...]

Turn an Email into a Meeting Invite

Did you know that you can turn an Email into a Meeting Invite in Microsoft Outlook? You can do so with one simple click! All the recipients of the … [Read more...]

Using the Recommended Charts Tool in Excel 2013

Creating charts using Microsoft Excel is nothing new, this has been a core feature of Excel for a very long time. However, in Excel 2013 there are two … [Read more...]

Save One or More Outlook Emails to a Word Document

Ever wish you could just save your emails into Microsoft Word without having to do a copy/paste? You can! Simply perform the following steps below to … [Read more...]

Enhanced Presenter View in PowerPoint 2013

Delivering an effective PowerPoint presentation often goes beyond the text and graphics that are on the slides themselves. It is also a matter of the … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Office 2013

Cloud Compatibility With Microsoft Office 2013, it is now possible to store and sync all of your documents across all of your Windows devices, so … [Read more...]

Publish a Slideshow as a Video to YouTube

You can save your PowerPoint slideshow as a video and publish it to a video-based website like YouTube. Below are the steps. 1. In PowerPoint 2010 … [Read more...]

Video Editing Tools in PowerPoint

While it has always been possible to embed Videos and Music into Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, it wasn’t always easy to manipulate them after … [Read more...]

Smart Tags and Guides in Word 2013

This month we’re going to take a look at some new tools in Microsoft Word 2013 that make it easier and more intuitive to position a graphic object (a … [Read more...]

Creating an All Documents View in Outlook

In Lotus Notes I had an All Documents View. Now that I’ve migrated to Outlook, is there any way to access an All Documents View? Even though … [Read more...]

Getting Started with Office 2013

Setting your Preferences As a new user to Microsoft Office 2013, you may find yourself wanting to change some of the default settings. For example, … [Read more...]

PowerPoint: Using the Reading View to Deliver a Presentation

This month we’re going to look at a new, often overlooked feature of PowerPoint: Using the Reading View to deliver a presentation. This feature was … [Read more...]

Text to Columns Function in Excel

Have you ever had an Excel worksheet where full names were combined into one cell and you needed to have the first name in one cell and the last name … [Read more...]

Outlook 2013 Shortcut Keys & Tips

Addressing a Recipient for the First Time From a new mail message, click in the To:, Cc:, or Bcc: field and enter the recipients first and/or last … [Read more...]

Table Tool Enhancements in Word 2013

This blog focuses on a couple of enhancements added to Microsoft Word 2013 to make it easier to work with Tables: the new Insert Row/Column controls … [Read more...]

Office 2013 Tips and Tricks

A New Look The first change you'll notice when you launch an application within Microsoft Office 2013 is the new landing page.  In the first … [Read more...]