Here is a list of When NOT to send a mail … in no particular order.
For decades, mail was the only method of collaboration. Not any longer. Now with so many available options, we must choose the right tool for the right purpose. Continue reading When NOT to send a mail
In the earlier article, I covered how to see raw formatting and compare two areas to find out what is different. However, you can greatly minimize formatting issues if you use Styles in Word. Once you start using styles, you will need a new troubleshooting tool – Word Style Inspector.
Continue reading Troubleshoot formatting: Word Style Inspector
If you have Office 365 Pro Plus and you have updated it, you will notice that Word improved the grammar check functionality. Here are some examples.
Notice the blue double underline.
This indicates a Grammar suggestion.
Earlier, Grammar suggestions were shown as green wavy lines.
Continue reading Word improved grammar check
Just noticed how the same shortcut Ctrl Alt 1 works across products. Even though this sounds like a cumbersome shortcut, it is very useful. Have a look:
Word & OneNote
Ctrl Alt – (see the number in the image)
If you know any other product where this shortcut works. please post it as a comment.
Very often, we need the first page of a printed document may be different: Letterhead, special legal stamp papers, glossy cover page, etc. Here is how you use special paper for first page while printing in Word.
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Right click on any meeting request and choose Meeting Notes. It opens OneNote and adds a new page for capturing meeting notes. Surprisingly, it is not just a blank page. It contains lots of things. OneNote In Attendance Tag is one of these items. Let us find out how we can use it intelligently.
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So far, I have not written an article about the humble IF function. But in the last few months I came across many customers who asked me to explain how the IF function works. Surprised? The reason is that many people use the Excel IF function, but they do not understand its nuances.
Usually someone has created a file and is handed over from person to person. Worse still, those who know how to use the IF function misuse it! So here it is a simple, short and practical description of how to use the IF function.
Continue reading Excel IF function – Dos and Don’ts
Here is a quick experiment. During a meeting, there are many ways of Presenting Content using SFB (Skype for Business). Most of us do not notice all the options. Those who do attempt to decipher the options may get confused.
In order to solve this problem, I am creating a visual content which shows when to use which feature. It is a reverse approach to education. Show the business need first and then point to the relevant option. I am creating this as an EduGraphic (Infographic for education).
Download Presenting Content using SFB EduGrahic
Download it, print it and share it.
Did you like this approach? Will it simplify learning and promote effective usage?
Do let me know the feedback.
Skype for Business is the instant communication app bundled with Office 365. Most of the SFB Use Cases are about immediate or urgent work (although there are some exceptions). In this article, I am just going to enlist all the use cases I could think of. I will update this article as I learn and observe more use cases. I will also write detailed articles about specific use cases soon.
Continue reading Skype for Business: SFB Use Cases
See Word Formatting – but how?
Consider this sample text.
Press Shift Ctrl 8. This reveals hidden characters.
Secondly, press Shift F1. That shows a separate pane giving details of all the formatting applied to the text under cursor. This is called Reveal Formatting.
Continue reading How to See Word Formatting