Are you using Outlook 2010? Does the application freeze up and restart every time you attempt to open certain email messages? Are you frustrated? Are you thinking about uninstalling Outlook 2010 and reinstalling Outlook 2007? If so, read on…
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Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus for Windows is now available for download to IU students, faculty and staff from IUware Online. For more information on Office 2010 at IU, you can visit the IU Knowledge Base at: http://kb.iu.edu/data/azeu.html. Here you can get information about system requirements and installation as well as information regarding the 64-bit version (coming soon). You will also find other notes and links to relevant resources regarding Office 2010.
To find out more about important new features, click here: What’s New in Microsoft Office 2010.
So it’s official now, a ribbon is coming to the upcoming Office for Mac 2011.
This ribbon will combine features located in the Formatting Palette and the Elements Gallery. But don’t freak out, because the menu bar and the standard toolbar will still exist.
Wanna catch a glimpse of the new interface? See the rest of this post…
Way back in the day, when there were endless deep piles of snow, uphills both ways, and lunchpails filled only with scraps, people used writing instruments known as “pens” to inscribe letters and words onto dead trees, known as “paper”. Once the person was finished inscribing, s/he would fold up the paper, tuck that paper inside other paper, and inscribe more words on the front as a means of addressing (kind of like an email address, but way more complicated, taking up three lines or more!)
This whole process was known as “writing and mailing a letter”. Nowadays, of course, this antiquated technology has been surpassed by IM, texting, Twitter, and status updates on Facebook. I think we can all agree that there is nothing that needs to be said if it can’t be said in 140 characters or less! But let’s say for a minute that you wanted to “write and mail a letter, ” but didn’t want to go all the way back to 1920 to do it. (more…)
When working with a Style Set, you might experience unexpected results when you press the Enter key. Style properties include a specific “Style for following paragraph.” This means that each style is automatically set up to be followed by a specific style.
In the default Office 2007 Style Set, the Headings are followed by the Normal style.
But what if you wanted your Heading 1 to be followed by a Heading 2? You could manually change the Style to Heading 2, or you could modify the properties of Heading 1 so that it is automatically followed by Heading 2.
Modifying a Style
To begin modifying the Heading 1 style, in the Style Gallery, right-click the Heading 1 style. From the drop-down menu, choose Modify.
The Modify Styles dialog box opens. One of the properties of Heading 1 is “Style for following paragraph.” This property is currently set to Normal.
The “Style for following paragraph” can be changed by clicking the drop-down arrow and choosing the style you want to follow Heading 1. In our case, this is Heading 2. Click OK to close the dialog box.
After making that change, when we type a Heading 1 and press Enter, the next paragraph will be a Heading 2. We made no change to Heading 2, so it will still be followed by Normal.
Users of Microsoft Office can take advantage of STEPS workshops on Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access. However, these workshops are all taught in Office 2007 for Windows; and Office for the Macintosh (both the 2004 and 2008 versions) have a significantly different interface. Don’t worry though – users of Office 2008 for the Mac can find the training they need in Office 2008 through lynda.com. From now until December 20, 2009, students, faculty and staff in the IU community receive FREE access to lynda.com. (For more information and a link to lynda.com training, visit http://ittraining.iu.edu)
For users already familiar with Office for Mac, one tutorial on Lynda gives a comprehensive look at just the new features in the 2008 suite. Other topics of training include essential training for Word, PowerPoint and Excel as well as Entourage, the personal information manager. For a more detailed listing of titles included in the Word, Excel and PowerPoint tutorials in the lynda.com site read the rest of this article.
In Word 2007, Styles and Themes play a much more prominent role. Styles have been placed in the middle of the Home tab of the Ribbon and Themes are hard to miss on the Page Layout tab. At first glance, it may be difficult to see the differences between the two features. They both greatly affect the document. However, Styles and Themes have been designed to work together and have different purposes.
Styles are a predefined combination of text and paragraph attributes which include font, size and line spacing, as well as indents, alignment, borders and shading. Styles can be used to quickly and consistently format a document. Styles are also necessary for some advanced work in Word, including outlines, tables of contents, and document maps.
Themes control the overall colors, fonts, and effects that are used in a document. Each theme has twelve colors and two fonts. Theme effects determine how effects are applied to your charts, SmartArt graphics, shapes, and pictures. (Themes are available throughout Microsoft Office 2007 so it is possible to create consistent documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.)
What it boils down to is this: The Theme gives Word 12 colors and 2 fonts to work with and the Style determines exactly how the colors and fonts are used. Or, in other words, the Theme is the list of ingredients and the Style is the recipe. (more…)
Interested in seeing some of the new features in Microsoft Office 2010? Check out this article on the Lifehacker blog containing some introductory videos from the Microsoft Office team:
You can also check out this user’s videos on YouTube for more:
The release of Office 2010 isn’t for a while yet, but Microsoft is being quite social with the changes being made.
Stay tuned to this blog and our website for information about training opportunities when Office 2010 gets released to the general public.
When using the Address Block or Greeting Line features of Mail Merge, the fields have to be specific.
• For the Name fields, you may use either “First Name,” “FName,” or even simply “First” to cause Word to recognize that the data in the field is associated with a first name. The same varieties apply to the Last Name field.
• Use the full words “Address,” “City,” and “State.” Abbreviations of these words are not recognized by Word. However, “Zip” is recognized for “Zip Code.”
In a perfect world, everyone would be aware of, and follow, these naming conventions. However, you may have a data source which uses different field names. In these cases, the Address Block and Greeting Line features may not work as expected. If this happens, you can tell Word exactly which fields should be used and where they should be placed.
Are you irritated with the line spacing in Word 2007? Here is a simple solution:
If you want to have the “2003” look on your 2007 document, select your text, go from the Home Tab to the Paragraph group and open the dialog box launcher.
This dialog box is divided into four sections. Look at the third section named Spacing.
Look for the field called After and you will see the number 10 there by default. This means that Word is adding 10 points of space after each line of text. Reduce this number by pressing and dragging that number 10 and inserting a 0, (or use the downward pointing arrow to the right of that field until the number is 0).
Also, look to the right and you will see Line Spacing. Click on the dropdown and change the spacing from multiple to single. This will solve your problem for this document only.
If you want this to be your default for all of your Word documents, click the Default button at the bottom of this dialog box.
Another way to do the same thing is to go to the Change Styles button from the Styles group (Home tab) and choose Style Set>Word 2003. This will change the settings for your document without having to select the text first.