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We decided to take a little extra time to talk about Office tools that can help you work from home (WFH). Millions do it a day or more a week, many more want to, and some fear the separation from the mother ship, even for a day. If you can WFH, it can come in handy when someone (like yourself) is sick, or, well, just watch the video. To find out more about the tools mentioned in this video, click the read full post link below.
For the recent Office Show on Outlook, I showed off how adding personal email accounts (Hotmail, GMail, etc.) is a snap and how to read RSS feeds in Outlook (and create a daily digest). Watch this segment and if you want more information, read the rest of the post.
It's time to hear from the people. Here are the most clicked video posts created this year on the Office Casual blog. Click on the link to read the post and watch the video.
1. Not there? How to say you're Out of Office in Outlook
The motherload of irony? The most popular video is not one I created. Teammate Colin crafted a full training course about setting your Out of Office message in Outlook. My blog post looks at the nuts & bolts. Published on Jun 30, 2011 at 5:16 AM
2. Rotate text boxes in Word - the workaround
Looking at customer comments, we saw they wanted to do something that Word could not do; thus a workaround. Published on Mar 1, 2011 at 5:50 AM
3. Ribbon Hero 2: How to play the game
The best training tool I have seen for Office gets a sequel. Play a game and learn Office tricks. Published on Apr 26, 2011 at 5:03 AM
4. What Mathematics 4.0 can do for students
The Internet and job engines have digitized everything and you need to fortify your resume the same way companies use search engines: by using keywords.
This video is part of our new Job Seeker site created in conjunction with Monster.com. Find lots of resources on job strategy, resume writing, download your resume to Monster.com, and watch a few videos on how to show you the way. One story that inspired us features co-worker David Salaguinto. So here's a special "Story Time" edition of Office Casual. (I wonder if there is an Academy Award category for adapting a previously published blog post.) --Doug Thomas
In Office 2007 or Office 2010 you can place your favorite commands in the aptly named Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) to always have them at the ready regardless what tab or Ribbon you are working in. Let me show you how this works in this short video.
When thinking about how work life has changed in the eight years since Office 2003 was released, one aspect stands clear: many are not tied to a desk anymore. So let me show you how the Office Web Apps and Office 2010 deliver excellent tools for working remotely, including saving to the web, co-authoring documents, and broadcasting presentations.
In this excerpt from a previous Office Casual, I’ll show you the thesaurus that's available in Office programs like Word. It’s just one part of the Research Tool. You can view the video How to generate first-rate ideas, the Office Casual way in its entirety on the Office Blog.
Over the past few weeks we have unveiled several professionally made templates for OneNote:
Some of you might be asking how (or why) you use templates in OneNote. Just like for PowerPoint and Word, there are built-in templates for OneNote, including several for meetings, lecture notes, and stationery.
Two videos here: the first from our Top Templates series showing off the template...
A key feature with Office 2010 is the time you save by staying in the program. The best example are the new photo tools in found in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. (Yes, go nuts with photos in Excel). Here's a quick overview of the features:
See an index of articles on the photo tools at Office 2010 including remove background and artistic effects (my favorite is plastic wrap).
First up, if you use the Outlook Social Connector, you can get a recently released software update in our download center.
For those you don't know what the Outlook Social Connector is, watch this short video explaining how this free tool gives you a better way to view your contacts--including their social connections between Facebook and LinkedIn--while never leaving Outlook.