MS Office Tips

Add a Cover Page to a Word Document

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As any good writer will tell you, the presentation of your work is as important as the content. Consequently, if you want people to perceive your work as professional, you need to make it look good too. Using Word’s built in cover page feature, you can add a professional looking cover page to any document. […]

Add a Linear Regression Trendline to an Excel Scatter Plot

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Although Excel is capable of calculating a number of descriptive and inferential statistics for you, it is often better to show a visual representation of data when presenting information to a group. Using Excel’s built in trendline function, you can add a linear regression trendline to any Excel scatter plot. Inserting a Scatter Diagram into […]

How to Add Action Buttons to a PowerPoint Presentation

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Found in a strange place in the application, you can add action buttons to a PowerPoint slide to make your presentation more interactive and easier to use for the viewer. These action buttons can make a presentation simpler to navigate and make the slides in your presentation behave like web pages. Before you add action […]

How to Sort Text in Word

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When most people think of sorting text in an application, they think of sorting cells in an Excel spreadsheet. However, you can sort text in Word as long as there is something that tells Word where the different parts of text begin and end. In this article, I’ll show you a couple of ways you […]

How to Use the YEARFRAC Function in Excel

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One of the limitations of subtracting dates in Excel is that the application can only give you either the number of days, the number of months, or the number of years separately, rather than a combined number. Luckily, Microsoft included a built in Excel function to give you precise differences between two dates in a […]

Turn Caps Lock Text back to Normal in MS Word

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At one time or another, we have all accidentally tapped the Caps Lock key while typing. If you were multitasking while typing, it is completely possible you typed several sentences in all caps! I’m so good at typing now that I don’t even look at the screen a lot of times when I know exactly what I need to […]

Password Protect Worksheets in Excel 2007

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If you work with people from all over the country or world, you probably share and e-mail files back and forth to one another. If you share Microsoft Excel 2007 files with others, you can protect worksheets to ensure that recipients cannot change the content of the file. You can also specify which cells within […]

How to Add Music to a PowerPoint Presentation

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Adding music to a PowerPoint presentation is a very simple process, requiring only a couple of steps to complete. Music will not only give your presentations more appeal but grab the attention of the audience as well. For this tutorial, we will be using Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows Edition. If you do not have PowerPoint, you […]

What is ctfmon.exe and Do You Need It?

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Are you seeing a process called CTFMON.exe using up resources on your Windows PC? Most of the time, this process is harmless and you really don’t need to worry about it. However, if it’s eating up your CPU, it might be worth taking the time to disable it. So what is ctfmon.exe? It’s a process […]

Fix Microsoft Outlook has Encountered a Problem Error

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One of Microsoft’s favorite error messages is “Program X has encountered a problem and needs to close”. You’ll get this message from pretty much any Microsoft product, including Microsoft Office, Windows, and Internet Explorer. Previously I wrote about a way to fix Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close error. In this […]