Showing posts with label BackToWorkMonday. Show all posts
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Monday, July 15, 2024

Revolutionize Your Spreadsheets with Google Sheets' New Pre-Built Tables

Revolutionize Your Spreadsheets with Google Sheets' New Pre-Built Tables

Google Sheets' latest update introduces pre-built table templates, streamlining data organization and boosting productivity. Learn how to leverage these templates to transform your spreadsheets and save valuable time.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
July 15, 2024


Google Sheets
Are you tired of wrestling with messy spreadsheets? 

Do you wish there was a faster way to organize your data and create professional-looking tables?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the new Pre-Built Tables in Google Sheets.

Google Sheets has heard your pleas and delivered a game-changing solution: pre-built tables. 




Google Sheets is a free, web-based spreadsheet application offered by Google as part of its Google Workspace suite (formerly G Suite). 

It's like Microsoft Excel, but it lives online and can be accessed from any device with an internet connection.

Monday, July 1, 2024

Inserting Checkboxes in Excel: A Comprehensive Guide

Inserting Checkboxes in Excel: A Comprehensive Guide

Learn how to add interactive checkboxes to your Excel spreadsheets for better data management and user-friendly forms.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
July 1, 2024


Microsoft Excel
Have you ever needed a quick way to track tasks, create to-do lists, or collect survey responses within an Excel workbook? 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the new "checkbox" feature in Excel.

Microsoft recently introduced Excel checkboxes.

They are great for checklists, managing tasks and visualizing your data at a glance. 

With just a few clicks, you can insert checkboxes into any cell, making your spreadsheets more dynamic and user-friendly.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Improve Your Presentations with PowerPoint's AI Coach

Improve Your Presentations with PowerPoint's AI Coach

Rehearse with Coach is a powerful feature in Microsoft PowerPoint that helps you improve your presentation skills. It provides real-time feedback on pacing, filler words, and more. In this article, we’ll explore how to use this feature effectively.

By Rodger Mansfield
June 24, 2024


Have you ever wondered how to polish your presentation skills and deliver a flawless talk? 

Have you ever stumbled over your words during a presentation, desperately wishing for an invisible coach to guide you?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use PowerPoint's "Rehearse with Coach" feature.

Monday, June 17, 2024

Revolutionize Your Documents: Google Docs Tables Get a Powerful Upgrade

Revolutionize Your Documents: Google Docs Tables Get a Powerful Upgrade

Google Docs has recently rolled out a suite of new features designed to make working with tables easier and more efficient than ever before. From improved formatting options to enhanced data organization, these updates are a game-changer for anyone who uses tables in their documents.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
June 17, 2024


Google Docs
Have you ever wished you could make your tables in Google Docs more visually appealing and functional?  

Maybe you've struggled with complex formatting or found it difficult to keep your data organized? 

If so, you're in luck! 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the new and improved Table feature in Google Docs.

Google Docs has been hard at work upgrading its table features, and the results are impressive.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Excel Hacks: Master Line Breaks and Bullets for Cleaner Spreadsheets

Excel Hacks: Master Line Breaks and Bullets for Cleaner Spreadsheets

Learn how to add line breaks and bullets within Excel cells to make your spreadsheets more organized, readable, and professional. This Cool Tip offers step-by-step instructions to elevate your Excel game.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
June 10, 2024


Microsoft Excel
Ever wished your Excel cells could be a bit more like Word documents? 

Tired of cramped, overflowing cells that make your spreadsheets hard to decipher? 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Add line breaks and even bullet points right within individual cells. 

Line breaks and bullets make complex information easier to digest.

Create structured lists or separate different points within a cell and elevate the look of your spreadsheets for presentations or reports.


Here's how to do it.

Monday, June 3, 2024

How to Draw in Excel: Unleash Your Inner Artist

How to Draw in Excel: Unleash Your Inner Artist
 
Learn how to create stunning visualizations and custom drawings directly within Microsoft Excel. Whether you’re designing charts, diagrams, or simple doodles, these tips will help you master the art of drawing in Excel.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
June 3, 2024


Microsoft Excel
Have you ever thought of Excel as a canvas for your creativity? 

Beyond its rows and columns, Excel hides a powerful drawing tool that lets you express your ideas visually. 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the drawing tools in Microsoft Excel.

Excel's drawing tools are a hidden gem, offering a simple and effective way to enhance your spreadsheets with visuals. 

By creating diagrams, flowcharts, and illustrations directly within Excel, you can improve data visualization, communication, and overall engagement. 

This integrated approach streamlines your workflow, making it easy to collaborate and share your work while saving you the expense of additional software. 

With a bit of creativity and practice, Excel's drawing tools can transform your spreadsheets into dynamic and informative documents.


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Monday, May 20, 2024

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Elevate your Microsoft 365 experience with our expert guide to the most essential keyboard shortcuts for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
May 20, 2024


Are you ready to streamline your workflow and enhance productivity? 

Have you considered the untapped potential of keyboard shortcuts at your fingertips?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use these popular keyboard shortcuts when using Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

Microsoft 365, formerly known as Office 365, is a comprehensive suite of productivity applications designed to cater to various personal, business, and educational needs. 

It includes familiar applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which are now bolstered with innovative features and cloud services for enhanced collaboration and security.

Learning keyboard shortcuts can boost your productivity.




Here's how to do it.

Microsoft Word:
  • Ctrl + C / Ctrl + V / Ctrl + X - Copy selected text or graphics to the clipboard with Ctrl + C. Use Ctrl + V to insert or Ctrl + X to remove the content, optimizing your document editing flow.
  • Ctrl + Z / Ctrl + Y - Made a mistake? Hit Ctrl + Z to undo it. Want to reverse the undo? Ctrl + Y is your go-to command for redoing actions.
  • Ctrl + S - Never worry about losing your progress again. Press Ctrl + S frequently to save your document, securing your hard work in seconds.

Microsoft Excel:
  • Ctrl + Arrow Keys - Navigate through your spreadsheet with precision using Ctrl + Arrow Keys, jumping to the edge of data regions effortlessly.
  • Ctrl + Shift + L - Manage large datasets like a pro. Activate filters with Ctrl + Shift + L and analyze your data with just a few keystrokes.
  • Alt + E, S, V - Take control of how you paste your data. Alt + E, S, V opens the Paste Special dialog, giving you options to paste exactly what you need.

Top Keyboard Shortcuts - Word, Excel PowerPoint


Microsoft PowerPoint:
  • F5 - Launch into your presentation seamlessly with F5, starting from the very first slide.
  • Ctrl + M - Need a new slide? Ctrl + M adds a fresh one to your deck instantly, keeping your creative flow uninterrupted.
  • Ctrl + Shift + C / Ctrl + Shift + V - Ensure visual consistency across your slides. Use Ctrl + Shift + C to copy formatting and Ctrl + Shift + V to paste it elsewhere.

Keyboard shortcuts are a boon for efficiency, offering quick access to functions without the mouse. 

 Mastering these keyboard shortcuts is a game-changer for anyone looking to optimize their Microsoft 365 usage, making every task quicker and more intuitive.

Maximize your Microsoft 365 efficiency with these shortcuts and share your success stories in the comments below. 

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Share Excel Sheet Views & Supercharge Team Productivity

Share Excel Sheet Views & Supercharge Team Productivity

Discover the seamless way to share specific data views in Excel for the Web, enhancing collaboration and focusing team efforts where it matters most.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
May 12, 2024


Microsoft Excel
Have you ever found yourself lost in a sea of data, struggling to direct your team’s attention to the right figures in Excel? 

Or perhaps you’ve wished for a way to share just a slice of your spreadsheet without revealing the whole pie?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the New Share Sheet View in Excel for the Web.

Sheet Views in Microsoft Excel are a powerful feature that allows users to create personalized views of a spreadsheet without affecting how others see the data. 

Sheet Views are particularly useful in collaborative environments where multiple users need to work on the same data set but focus on different aspects of it. 

They enhance productivity by allowing each user to work independently within the same shared workbook.


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Creating a Sheet View in Microsoft Excel is a simple process that allows you to personalize your data analysis experience. 


Here’s how to do it:


Create Sheet View

  1. Open Your Excel Workbook.
    • Make sure it’s saved on OneDrive or SharePoint Online for Excel for the Web.
  2. Go to the View Tab
    • In the ribbon, find the Sheet View section.
  3. Click on New Sheet View
    • This will enable you to set up filters and sorts without affecting other users.
  4. Apply filters, sort orders, or hide columns to focus on the data you need.
  5. Save Your Sheet View:.
  6. Duplicate, delete, or switch between Sheet Views using the options in the Sheet View box.


Create and Manage Sheet Views - Excel for the Web
fig. 1 - Create and Manage Sheet Views - Excel for the Web

Remember, any changes you make in a Sheet View won’t disrupt others’ views of the spreadsheet, making it an excellent tool for collaborative work environments.


The new feature, Share Sheet Views in Excel for the Web, is a significant enhancement for users who manage large or complex workbooks. 

  • It allows users to share links to specific Sheet Views within a workbook.
  • Users can direct others’ attention to a particular subset of the workbook’s contents.

This feature simplifies the process of collaborative data analysis and decision-making by providing a straightforward way to share and view specific data points within a complex dataset.

Here's how to do it.
  1. Open a workbook in Excel for the Web.
  2. Navigate to the View tab.
  3. Select an existing Sheet View or create a new one.
  4. Right-click on any cell or the sheet tab and choose Copy Link To Sheet View.
  5. Click the Close button in the Link to Sheet message.
  6. Share the link via email, Teams chat, or any other communication platform.

Copy Link to Share Sheet View - Excel for the Web
fig. 2 - Copy Link to Share Sheet View - Excel for the Web


Sharing a Sheet View allows focused collaboration on specific data subsets and streamlines communication with direct links to increase productivity.

It also helps to avoid confusion over data points.

Remember that users need access to the workbook to view the shared Sheet View.

And over-reliance on specific views may lead to overlooking other important data.

Have you tried this new feature yet?

If so, let us know in the comments.


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Monday, May 6, 2024

How to Use Link Preview Feature in Word for Web to Avoid Link Hassles

How to Use Link Preview Feature in Word for Web to Avoid Link Hassles

Discover the seamless integration of web link previews in Microsoft 365 Word for Web, transforming how we interact with hyperlinks in our documents.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
May 6, 2024


Microsoft Word
Have you ever been frustrated by the constant switching between your document and browser tabs? 

Ever wondered if there’s a more efficient way to handle hyperlinks in your Word documents? 

What if you could get a glimpse of the linked content without ever leaving your document?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the new Link Preview in Microsoft 365 Word for Web.


The Link Preview feature in Microsoft 365 Word for Web is a convenient tool that enhances your document editing and reading experience. 

It allows you to see a sneak peek of the content behind hyperlinks directly within your Word document, without the need to open the link in a separate browser tab

Here's how to do it.
  1. Open your document in Microsoft 365 Word for Web.
  2. Highlight the text you want to link.
  3. Right-click and select ‘Link’ or use the shortcut Ctrl+K.
  4. Insert the URL and click ‘OK’.
  5. Hover over the hyperlink to see the preview pane.

Word for Web - Link Preview
fig. 1 - Word for Web - Link Preview



This new feature saves time and keeps focus intact and provides immediate reference without leaving Microsoft Word.

And it is only available in the Word for Web version of Microsoft Word.

No word on if it will be available in the desktop version.

So embrace the simplicity and efficiency of link previews in Microsoft 365 Word for Web. 

It’s not just about reading links; it’s about experiencing them within the context of your content.

Have you tried this new feature yet?

If so, let us know in the comments below!

Enjoy!



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Monday, April 29, 2024

Unlock Excel’s Hidden Power: Boost Performance with “Check Performance”

Unlock Excel’s Hidden Power: Boost Performance with “Check Performance”

Discover how Microsoft Excel’s new “Check Performance” feature can turbocharge your workbooks by removing unnecessary bloat. Say goodbye to sluggish spreadsheets and hello to lightning-fast calculations!

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
April 29, 2024


Microsoft Excel
Is Your Excel Workbook Feeling Sluggish?

We’ve all been there. 

You’re working on a critical spreadsheet, and suddenly, 

Excel starts dragging its feet. Cells take forever to recalculate, and opening the workbook feels like waiting for a slow elevator. 

Frustrating, right?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use Excel's Check Performance feature.

Microsoft recently introduced the “Check Performance” feature for Windows—a game-changer for anyone who relies on Excel. 


What Is “Check Performance”?

“Check Performance” is Excel’s secret weapon against workbook bloat. It identifies and eliminates unnecessary formatted cells, streamlining your file and making it more responsive. 

Think of it as a digital detox for your spreadsheets.

Here's how to do it.
  1. Open Excel (make sure you’re using Excel for the Web or Excel for Windows).
  2. Open the workbook that’s been giving you grief.
  3. Select Review> Check Performance.
  4. If your workbook contains size bloat, Excel will kindly notify you with a business bar.
  5. Click on the “Check Performance” button. It’s your ticket to a leaner, meaner workbook.
  6. As you optimize, watch your workbook transform. Those pesky formatted cells vanish, and your file size shrinks.

Microsoft Excel - Check Performance
fig. 1 - Microsoft Excel - Check Performance


Microsoft Excel - Check Performance Screen
fig. 2 - Microsoft Excel - Check Performance Screen


Microsoft Excel Check Performance - Results
fig. 3 - Microsoft Excel Check Performance - Results

Say goodbye to unnecessarily bloated files with Check Performance.

Remember, “Check Performance” is your secret weapon. 

Use it regularly to keep your workbooks in top shape. Say goodbye to sluggishness and hello to productivity. 

Ready to boost your Excel workflow? 

Try Check Performance now!


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Monday, April 22, 2024

Effortlessly Translate English to Spanish in Google Sheets

Effortlessly Translate English to Spanish in Google Sheets

Master the GOOGLETRANSLATE function in Google Sheets and streamline your multilingual workflows.  This guide unlocks a world of translation possibilities directly within your spreadsheets.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
April 22, 2024


Google Sheets
Ever struggled to communicate information in a spreadsheet across different languages? 

Wish you could quickly translate instructions or data into Spanish without leaving your Google Sheet? 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use Google Sheets and the GOOGLETRANSLATE function.

Google Sheets is similar to Microsoft Excel but lives entirely online within your web browser. 

It's part of Google's free office suite (which includes Google Docs and Slides).

And the GOOGLETRANSLATE function makes translating text from one language into another easy!


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Here's how to do it.

1.  Open a new or existing Google Sheets doc.
2.  Enter your phrase in English is cell A3.
3.  In the next column, in the cell B3 enter the GOOGLETRANSLATE function in the formula.
4. The basic syntax is =GOOGLETRANSLATE(text, "source_language", "target_language")
5. Let's break it down:
  • text: The text you want to translate (cell reference or text in quotes).
  • source_language: Language code for the original text (e.g., "en" for English).
  • target_language: Language code for your result (e.g., "es" for Spanish).
6. Cell A3 has "Hello". To translate it into Spanish, your formula in another cell would be =GOOGLETRANSLATE(A3, "en", "es").

Note:  Translate a whole column by putting the formula in the top cell of the target column, then drag the fill handle down to copy the formula to other cells.

Google Sheets - GOOGLETRANSLATE Function
fig. 1 - Google Sheets - GOOGLETRANSLATE Function


This easy function allows for fast and convenient for basic translations and works directly within your spreadsheet.

In this example, Spanish "es" and English "en" was used.

Here are other common language shortcuts:
  • French: "fr"
  • German: "de"
  • Italian: "it"
  • Spanish: "es"
  • Japanese: "ja"
  • Chinese (Simplified): "zh-CN"
  • Chinese (Traditional): "zh-TW"
  • Korean: "ko"

The GOOGLETRANSLATE function offers a simple yet powerful way to bridge language gaps within your Google Sheets.  

While perfect accuracy isn't guaranteed, it's an excellent starting point for translations.  

Ready to make your spreadsheets multilingual? 

Start using GOOGLETRANSLATE today and collaborate with a wider audience!


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Monday, April 15, 2024

Unlock PowerPoint’s Video Editing Features for Dynamic Presentations

Unlock PowerPoint’s Video Editing Features for Dynamic Presentations

Discover the untapped potential of PowerPoint as a video editing tool. Learn how to enhance your presentations with custom video content, all within the familiar PowerPoint interface.


by Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
April 15, 2024


Have you ever found yourself wishing for a simple way to edit videos for your presentations? 

Are you tired of switching between multiple software options to get that perfect clip? 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use PowerPoint, your go-to for slide shows, to edit videos.

Microsoft PowerPoint is a widely-used presentation program that allows users to create dynamic, slide-based presentations. 




Here's how to do it.
  1. Create a new PowerPoint or open an existing file.
  2. Add your video to the desired slide.
    1. Insert from Device.
    2. Insert from Stock.
    3. Insert from Online.
  3. Use the built-in trim feature to cut out any unnecessary parts.
  4. Apply video styles, borders, and effects to match your presentation’s theme.
  5. Customize how your video plays during the presentation, like setting it to loop or play full-screen.
  6. Overlay text or shapes to provide additional context or highlight key points.

Edit Video in PowerPoint
fig. 1 - Edit Video in PowerPoint

Using video editing in PowerPoint allows editing without leaving PowerPoint.

Seamlessly blend videos into your presentations and tailor video playback to suit your needs.

While PowerPoint offers basic editing, it doesn’t match specialized video editing software and high-quality videos can increase your presentation’s file size significantly.
  • To trim a video, select it and click on ‘Trim Video’ under the Playback tab.
  • To add effects, select ‘Video Effects’ under the Video Tools Format tab.

Trim Video in PowerPoint
fig. 2 - Trim Video in PowerPoint


PowerPoint is more than just slides and bullet points. 

By mastering video editing within PowerPoint, you can create dynamic, engaging presentations that captivate your audience. 

Embrace the simplicity and power of PowerPoint’s video editing capabilities and take your presentations to the next level.

Have you tried editing video in PowerPoint?

Let us know in the comments below.

Enjoy!


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