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OneNote

Webinar: 5 cool things about OneNote (that you probably didn’t know)

Our introductory webinar on OneNote was popular, but lots of you wanted to know more than the basics. In this week’s webinar, you’ll learn five cool things most users don’t know about. We will also go over a few basics for the beginners. We start at 9:15 am Pacific Time with a Q&A to follow. Click the link below or go to http://aka.ms/offweb for more information on how to join…

Word

Webinar: Mail Merge

This week’s webinar is a bit of cooking class. The dish? Fresh Mail Merge. This is a process, not just a few clicks. We’ll show you some free tools at Office.com that we’ll show you, including a cookbook (of sorts). Go to http://aka.ms/offweb for more information on how to join the series. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar: You need good data for good mail merge Our cookbook: Mail Merge…

Excel

Webinar: Simplifying your data in Excel

Here is the recording from this week’s free Office 15-Minute Webinar about simplifying data in Excel. You can join our webinars live at 9:15 am PDT. Click http://aka.ms/offweb for complete information.   What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Using Conditional Formatting Adding Sparklines Better charts for presentations A new tool to…

Excel

Data’s got a brand new bag: PowerPivot for Excel (video)

There’s lots of data out there: LOTS. The digital universe is about eight hundred thousand petabytes (that’s eight hundred million gigabytes). Your business is no doubt contriubting to that number and needs a way to work with it. PowerPivot is a free add-in for Excel that can link multiple spreadsheets or even link to databases. That means you can work with millions–emphasis on the “s”–of lines of data. Excel also…

Not there? How to say you’re Out of Office in Outlook

Can’t find the Out of Office Assistant to update your contacts for a long July 4th weekend? Well, for Outlook 2010 you find it where you find all the other options and tools: the Backstage view (click the gold File tab in the upper-left corner of the program window) and then click the Automatic Replies button. This new video training goes over the basics of setting up Automatic Replies for…

Ribbon Hero 2: How to play the game (video)

Our friends at Office Labs have spun a sequel: Ribbon Hero 2. Starting today, you can download this free game to learn some tips and shortcuts about Office. (Oh, to heck with that. Just download it because Ribbon Hero 2—featuring the time-travelling adventures of our old friend, Clippy—is fun. Even, dare I say, addictive?) Ribbon Hero 2 follows Clippy (yes, he’s alive!) as he explores…