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  1. Outlook: Grouping Items

    Today we are going to look at Outlook again to help you organise your emails and tasks, and perhaps help your time management too.

    Let's look at Sent Items for our first example. Normally, Sent Items are listed in date order, and grouped by date too. In our experience it is better to have Sent Items listed by who the email was sent To, because, if you are looking for a message you sent, you'll probably have a better idea who you sent it to rather than when.

  2. Office: Online Clipart

    In keeping with the season, we would like to tell you how to get to a huge range of Christmas clip art to add to your documents you are creating in the next couple of weeks. They could be used to make a special Christmas card for someone, add to your emails or simply add a seasonal flavour to an informal document.

  3. Word: Autoformatting Options

    This month we are going to look at Word's ability to automatically format your text as you are typing. They can be very useful in making sure you haven't put in too many capital letters, and making it easy to create numbered lists but it is often an infuriating feature as your well planned intentions are ignored and Word does what it thinks is best.

  4. Outlook: Favorite Folders

    The latest version of Outlook seems to have arrived on most of our clients desktops now, and we hope you like it.

    One of the major new features is how the Navigation pane on the left of the screen helps you see your information in lots of ways (Bonus tip: if you want to see your folder list in the old way, use the Folder List button in the bottom left-hand corner).

  5. Microsoft Office: Format Painter

    This month we are going to look at a feature that's available in all the Microsoft Office products - Format Painter.

    This enables you to copy what text, a cell or a drawing object looks like, which saves you the effort of repeating you commands in different parts of your work.

  6. Office: Customising toolbars

    If you have some commands that you use on a regular basis that you have to go the long-winded, dialog-box way to invoke you will be able to make your life easier by adding a button for it onto the toolbars. For example, to apply a Style in Word, or to set the Print Area in Excel, there are quite a few mouse clicks to open the dialog box in the correct place and apply what you want.

  7. Excel: Date Differences

    This month we are going to look at how you can use Excel to calculate time periods such as ages of invoices and people.

  8. Word: Paragraph Formatting

    This time we are going to look at the a couple of hidden aspects to Paragraph Formatting in Word including something we don't expect any of you to know already!

  9. Windows: Favourites

    We all have information sources that we return to again and again and you are probably aware that there is a list of Favorites in Internet Explorer. This is a list of the web pages you want to return to.

  10. Nudging Graphics

    This month we are going to look at moving graphics in your documents, and getting them just in the right place by nudging them.

    As you know, you can position pictures, clipart, charts, etc by dragging them into place. But, do you sometimes find that they seem to jump from one place to the next and the position you want is between the two?

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