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  1. Copying and Moving Text

    This month we are going to look at a subject that you probably think you know well enough, but with the holidays and the hot weather we didn't want to be too taxing, and most people can improve their copy and paste techniques, especially when you need to change settings in a dialog box.

  2. Microsoft Office: Drawing Tools

    This month we are going look at the drawing tools used most often in PowerPoint but available in all the Microsoft Office applications.

    You probably know how to create circles, rectangles and use the other shape tools, but here are some tips and tricks for making it easier.

  3. Outlook: Views

    With e-mail being such an important communication tool, most of us send and receive many messages each day and tend to keep most of them (probably more than we need too). With all this information stored it is important that we can quickly get to the message we are looking for.

    Creating folders (File - New - Folder) is an important part of this, but within each folder we can control the list of messages in many ways by Customizing the View.

    Each Folder has it's own view which can have the following customized:

  4. Excel: Navigation

    We hope you had fun with the Easter eggs in the last tip - this month we'll have a more practical look at Excel.

    Moving around large worksheets can be time consuming, so there follows a list of tricks for jumping around your work.

  5. Easter Eggs

    Welcome to the holiday special edition of Black Swan's Hot Tips.

    For a bit of fun we'd like to show you the 'Easter Eggs' in Excel 97 and 2000.

  6. Word: Tables

     This month we are going to look at some tips for working with tables in Word:

  7. Sharing your mailbox

    This month we are going to look at Microsoft Outlook and how you can look at other peoples Inboxes, Calendars, or other folders.

  8. The Date

      Putting the current date into a document is one of the most common things that we have to type, so how can we do it quickly?

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