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Getting Started with Microsoft Outlook

The Internet has been growing rapidly for nearly thirty years now and email providers have been a big part of that expansion. These days, it is not uncommon for an individual to have two or more active email accounts. Using a tool like Microsoft Outlook allows users the ability to consolidate all of their email accounts into one convenient location. Outlook is not just an email tool, however. Outlook also integrates useful features such as a fully integrated calendar, task manager, and contact manager. As it is with almost any Microsoft product, knowledge of the toolbar will help any user...

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Five Excel© Features That Everyone Should Know

Microsoft Excel is just about as famous for being frustratingly difficult as it is for being exceedingly useful. These five tricks will make your data-crunching experience a much more relaxing one. 1. What Day Is It? Excel’s “Today” feature is no doubt a quick way to insert the day’s date into your spreadsheet. If you are not familiar with it, entering =TODAY() into a blank cell puts the day’s date into the cell. A word of warning, though – Even though this seems like it would be a useful tool to track when you input important data into your spreadsheet, the date will automatically update...

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Top Three Time-Saving Tricks for Microsoft Word

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 7/19/12] There always seems to be something in Microsoft Word we can’t figure out, right? Besides being a powerful word processing application, Word has a wide reach of capabilities in many other areas. However, wouldn’t it be nice to know the cool tricks that all the pros use? Here is a list of my top three tricks for Word. Table of Contents For longer documents that require a table of contents, you have two choices to build it. You can either manually create it at the end of your project, or use the built-in features of Word and have...

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Business Book Club: Success in Business is All About Asking the Right Questions

Good questions are a powerful tool. And when you’re in a position of leadership, it is especially important to ask the right questions! Organizational leaders have a huge responsibility to provide a shared vision for success that they influence their team towards attaining. Peter Drucker’s Book, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About your Organization guides leaders through the process of asking the right questions to succeed. As Francis Hesselbein observes in the Forward to the book, “Simple questions can be profound and answering them requires us to make stark and honest...

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Free Microsoft Excel© Tips & Tricks Seminars for Local Businesses

In an effort to assist the local business community, The Fort Collins Digital Workshop is offering free “Tips and Tricks” seminars focusing on Microsoft Excel©. These one-hour seminars take place onsite at the business location, and usually occur during the business’ allotted lunch hour. Participants are allowed to enjoy their lunch while watching the presentation and are encouraged to bring along a portable computer so that they can try out the timesaving tips and tricks that they will learn throughout the seminar. A popular software program with businesses, Microsoft Excel© is a powerful...

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