Display archivesHow to create a table of contents in Microsoft Word

April 28th, 2014
When you’re editing a long document in Microsoft Word, you’ll probably have to create a table of contents. That might sound like a chore, but fortunately, you can do it in just a few clicks. Then, if you change the document, Word can update the table of content instantly. Best of all, Word includes hyperlinks to the various sections in your table of contents, so it isn’t just a visual aid for printed documents, but also is perfect to make easy-to-browse online documents and PDFs.

 

Tutorial article and screencast published by TutsPlus.

 

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Display archivesTame your Outlook inbox with Subfolders, Rules and Filters

April 16th, 2014
Getting floods of e-mail doesn’t have to be a nightmare! In Outlook, you can easily find and group messages if you sort them into subfolders, and you can even have Outlook do the sorting for you automatically. Another option is to apply formatting that stands out to messages that are important, with or without sub-folders.

 

Tutorial article and screencast published by TutsPlus.

 

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Display archivesMicrosoft Office for iPad

March 27th, 2014
Microsoft released Office for iPad today, and the initial screens look very good. This adds to OneNote and OneDrive, which were already existing products. The apps are free, but you need an Office 365 subscription to use them.

 

CNET has a good, initial review, along with screen captures.

 

 


Display archivesHow to insert videos in PowerPoint

March 18th, 2014
Tutorial: how to insert videos in PowerPoint and format them, and how to embed videos from YouTube into PowerPoint.

 

This tutorial works in any version of PowerPoint, and on both Windows and Mac. The full article, practice file and screencast is available for free on TutsPlus. Or you can watch just the screencast here:

 

 

 


Display archivesGet free help on Google Helpouts

March 12th, 2014
If you want free, expert help on any topic — computer-related or not, go to Google Helpouts and use promo code BOB305. It’s a $25 credit for your first session.

 

I’m providing help with Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and there are many experts for many other topics, like art, music, cooking, fitness & health and gardening.

 

https://helpouts.google.com

 

 


Display archivesMicrosoft PowerPoint tutorial: How to Use and Edit Master Slides

March 6th, 2014
When you have a PowerPoint file with a lot of slides, don’t format them individually. It’s time consuming, and too easy to apply formatting inconsistently. Instead, format the slide masters, and the masters will apply the formatting to the individual files.

 

This tutorial works in any version of PowerPoint, and on both Windows and Mac. The full article, practice file and screencast is available for free on TutsPlus. Or you can watch just the screencast here: