Monday, December 29, 2008

Microsoft Tip of the Week Excel: Using Text Orientation and Wrap Text

Using Word Wrap and Text Orientation on the Alignment Section:
When you need your text to wrap within a fixed width of a cell use the Wrap Text option on the Alignment Section
Click on the Cell(s), and then click on Wrap Text
Give it a try:
Type “Joe Doe is a Waiter.” in cell A1.
Click out of the cell and then click on the cell again.

Click on Wrap Text

Using the Text Orientation for text orientation within a cell:

Click on the cell(s) that you would like to change the orientation. Click on the Text Orientation button on the Alignment Section of the Home Ribbon.
Select the option you need from the menu.

Microsoft Tip of the Week: Make a Cover Page for your documents:

Click on the Insert Ribbon, and then click on the Cover Page button. You will get Cover Page options to select. Click on the cover page you would like to appear, and then fill in the necessary information.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Microsoft Tip of the Week: Line Spacing Options

Microsoft Tip of the Week: Line Spacing Options

On the Home Ribbon in the Paragraph section, you will find the Line Spacing Option button. Listed are the typical features found in previous Microsoft products. A feature that has been brought to the front in 2007 is the Add and Remove Space before and after Paragraphs. If you have an extra line space between paragraphs in 2007 and can’t remove them using other options, it may be necessary to remove the line using the Remove Space Before or After Option.

Give It A Try:
Heaven Can Wait
Walk the Line

Now, highlight the lines and click on the Line Space button and try adding and removing extra spaces after each sentence.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Microsoft Tip of the Week: Using the Clipboard

Using the Clipboard
To open the Office Clipboard you must be on the Home Ribbon.

You will note that items are grouped together based on relationship. At the bottom of each grouping are small arrows referred to as Launches.

If you click on the arrow at the bottom of the first group or Clipboard your Office Clipboard will open.

To close the Office Clipboard click on the X located at the top right hand corner of the Clipboard.

Give It a Try:
Open the Word program.
Open the Clipboard.
Type on the document: Snow is a good thing not an inconvenience.
Highlight the text then click on the copy button or use Ctrl + C
You will note the sentence appeared on the Clipboard.

To copy the sentence onto the document, click on it.
When you keep the Clipboard open, you may store up to 24 items to use on the document.