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Outlook

Email stuck in your outbox? Try this.

“What do you mean you didn’t receive it? I sent it last night!” At least you thought you did. Now you’re red-faced in a meeting set up to review the PowerPoint presentation that never made it to your recipients.  You check your Outbox and there it is. If you ever find yourself in this situation, here are some reasons why and some steps you can take.

Excel

What’s the dif? Gridlines vs borders in spreadsheets

A lot of you want to know the difference between gridlines and borders. Gridlines help you work in a spreadsheet, and borders help you highlight important information in one for your audience. Gridlines appear automatically so you can see how your data is organized into rows and columns; borders need to be added by you so you can highlight certain cells. This post describes how to work with both of them.

Outlook

Grouping emails by conversations

Have you ever had to find an email that was part of a long thread–an email with lots of replies about the same topic? For example, your boss might have asked for the results of last month’s important meeting, and you know Sherry sent an email outlining them, but then you remember that Todd followed hers with more information. If you group your emails into conversations, you can find the…

OneNote

Getting Started Tip 1: Setting up a notebook

Want to get started using OneNote? This post is the first in a series covering OneNote basics.  Some of you might want to know what OneNote is. It’s the ultimate digital notebook. Think of it as a giant container where you can collect and organize all sorts of information. You can use it as a scrapbook, photo album, research notebook, and more. Today we show you how to set one up.

OneNote

Tip: Password protect OneNote notes

Do you use OneNote to collaborate on a large team and want to make sure one group doesn’t see the budget? Or do you want to share a notebook with photographs from your last trip and want your friends to see all of them, but not your family? Or if your laptop is stolen, what happens to the informatoin in your notebook ? Whatever the reason, it’s a good idea…

Outlook

5 Tips on using Bcc in Outlook Email

It’s kind of funny that a software application would use abbreviations that refer to pre-software days. Remember carbon copies? Cc means carbon copy and Bcc means blind carbon copy. For emailing, you use Cc when you want to copy others publicly, and Bcc when you want to do it privately. Any recipients on the Bcc line of an email are not visible to others on the email. These five tips…

Excel

Freeze Panes made simple (Video)

Ever wanted to see just a part of your Excel worksheet that’s way over on the right? You scroll over and find the information you’re looking for, but your row or column headings-sometimes both-have disappeared. Or maybe you want to see data in one row that’s at the bottom of your worksheet (which might contain hundreds or even thousands of rows). How can you go to that row and still…