documents

Thu
29
May
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Default Folder for Saving in MS Office

If you are anything like me, the My Documents folder is not always the most appropriate place to save a document. It is, however, the default folder for saving in MS Office. Well take heart, because you can change the default folder in Office and ... you can do it fairly easily. Follow the steps below to find out how: Click on Tools | Options. Click the File Locations tab. Under File Types, Documents should be selected. You will note that the default location is set to My Documents. Click the Modify button and in the Modify Location dialog box, navigate to the desired folder. Click OK. Now, when ... (view more)

Tue
15
Apr
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Closing it All in MS Word

If you are anything like me, you have lots and lots of documents open at the same time when you are working in MS Word. Hopefully, I have taught you well and you save your documents at the beginning and end of your work. But wait, don't you hate ... closing each of those documents? It can become tedious, especially when you have to get them all closed to leave at the end of the day or when you have to close many sensitive documents before you go to lunch. That's where the keyboard shortcuts come into play. Follow the steps below to learn how: In MS Word when you are ready to close up shop, ... (view more)

Fri
05
Oct
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Access Office Documents from Anywhere

Microsoft is in the process of finalizing a new online buddy for their popular Office programs. The service allows users to store, share and comment on documents. Ironically, the only thing missing is the ability to create new files. While the ... resource is called Microsoft Office Live Workspace, the website is not exactly "live" at all. Users hoping to get an early start on the program will be required to sign up to become part of an early beta test. A select number of those tested will be allowed to start using the service at some point this year. (Source: usatoday.com ) Office Live Workspace ... (view more)

Fri
21
Sep
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Presenting Google 'Presentations'

Google has released the newest component of Google Docs: a presentation component that carries a typical simplistic moniker, Google "Presentations". Like Google Documents and Spreadsheets, users can email and upload documents to edit online. Unlike ... Documents, however, Presentations can only handle documents created in PowerPoint. Further, uploads must be smaller than 10MB. Google has certainly overtaken Microsoft on the aspect of search. Does Presentations have the potential to offer Google similar success? In a nutshell, no. Ars Technica's Eric Bangeman, a frequent PowerPoint user, tested ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jul
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Create Hyperlinks from One Word Document to Another

I bet you didn't know that you can link documents together in MS Word. Well guess what? You can! Why bother linking documents together? You can hyperlink documents together so that the folks who read them can click on a hyperlink that will take them ... to a previous document that is referred to in the instant document. Say you've written to a colleague asking them to use information from a sales database to create a mail merge letter announcing a "Spring sale". You can create a hyperlink to a document instructing them how to create a merge letter. Word makes it super easy to link to ... (view more)

Tue
15
May
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Use Word 2007's Options To Change Your Default Document Folder

Each time you save a Word 2007 file, it winds up in the My Documents folder. I will tell you how to change your default document folder for Word 2007 files. In Windows, all your Word documents save to the My Documents folder by default. However, you ... may require that you save your documents to a folder on a network server. Rather than navigating to the network server every time you need to save a file, you can change the default so your Word 2007 files automatically save to the correct folder. Follow the steps below: Click the Office button. Click the Word Options button. Click Save. Under ... (view more)

Thu
03
May
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Set The Default Margins In Word 2007 Documents

Most folks use the same margins for all of their documents. It's just as easy to set the default margins in Word 2007 as it was in 2003. Follow the easy steps below so that you only have to set your margins once. If, for instance all of your ... documents have one-inch margins, you can set them once, and then make it the default setting for all new documents. Follow along with the easy steps below: In the ribbon, click the Page Layout tab. Click the Margins tool in the Page Setup group. Click Custom Margins. Change your right and left margins to one inch. Click the Default button. Click Yes. All ... (view more)

Sat
30
Dec
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Apple Under Fire For Alleged Forged Documents

Federal investigators are reviewing Apple stock option documents that may have been falsified by company officials. Reports state that the investigation puts Apple at risk for possible criminal prosecution. (Source: cnn.com ) The allegedly falsified ... documents were uncovered during an earlier investigation on Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Although Jobs was cleared of any wrong-doing over stock options, the investigation uncovered additional problems. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver ... (view more)

Tue
24
Oct
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Google Docs & Spreadsheets: Free and Collaborative

Google has forayed into the word processing industry by releasing a test version of Google Docs ... (view more)

Fri
22
Sep
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Working with Margins: MS Word

Creating a document is as easy as starting Word and typing text. If you choose, you can work with Word's default settings. However, many documents require different layouts. It's important to know how to change the settings so that you can change ... the way the text looks on the page. If you haven't changed the settings in your Normal template, you'll find the defaults (in the U.S. version of Word) to include top and bottom margins set to 1 inch, left and right margins at 1.25 inches, header and footer margins at .5 inches, gutter position left, paper size is 8.5X11 inches, portrait page ... (view more)

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