Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts

Monday, April 3, 2023

How to Co-Author a File in Real Time in Microsoft 365: Collaborate with Ease

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 Have you ever worked on a project with a group of people and found it difficult to coordinate everyone's contributions? 

Do you struggle with sending multiple versions of a document back and forth, trying to keep track of everyone's changes? 

If you answered yes to either of these questions, you're not alone. 

Collaborating on documents can be a headache but here's a Cool Tip: co-authoring

With co-authoring, multiple users can work on a document at the same time, seeing each other's changes in real-time. 

Here's how to use co-authoring in Microsoft 365 so you can collaborate more efficiently and get your projects done with ease.
  • Save the file in OneDrive.  
  • Share the file with others
    • To share the file with others, click the Share button in the top-right corner of the screen. 
    • Enter the email addresses of the people you want to share the file with. 
    • Set permissions to control who can view and edit the file.
  • Start co-authoring
    • You and your co-authors can see changes in real-time.
    • You can also communicate with your collaborators using the chat function, which is located on the right-hand side of the screen.
  • Save your changes
    • When you are finished, save and close the file.

next time you have a project to collaborate on, try using co-authoring in Microsoft 365 and see how it can boost your productivity and teamwork.

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Draw a Perfect Straight Line, Square or Circle with This Cool Tip

When using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook or PowerPoint, you can add shapes, such as boxes, circles, and arrows, to your documents, email messages, slide shows, and spreadsheets. 

But how do you get a perfect circle rather than an oval?  Or a square rather than a rectangle?  Or a straight line rather than a jagged one?

The secret Cool Tip is to press and hold the SHIFT key when dragging the mouse to create the shape.

Press Shift Key to draw perfect line square circle

Here's how to do it:

  • On the Insert tab, click Shapes
  • Click the shape icon you want to draw, click anywhere in the workspace and drag to place the shape.
  • To create a perfect line, square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift key while you drag to create the shape.

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Friday, December 30, 2022

Realign the Start Button in Windows 11

Windows 11 is Microsoft's latest operating system and it is full of changes - both big and small.

Long time users of Windows won't have a problem adjusting to the new system.

However, there's one small change that is annoying.

The Start button has moved from the far left of the task bar to the center. 

 It looks odd and out of place.

Here's how to move it back to the left, just like in the earlier versions.

  • Right-click the taskbar
  • Open Taskbar Settings
  • Select the Taskbar behaviors drop-down
  • change Taskbar alignment to Left

Realign Start Button Windows 11
fig.1 - Realign Start Button Windows 11

This will move all your taskbar icons to the left and put the Start button back where it belongs. 

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Friday, October 23, 2015

How to Insert a Screenshot in Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Word or Outlook

We've told you before how the Windows Snipping app is great for adding screenshots to a document.

And the Windows 10 version is even better with a delayed timer.

But Microsoft Office products, Power Point, Excel, Word and Outlook, also have a built-in tool to insert screenshots.

Here's how to do it.

  1. Click the "Insert" menu on the Office Ribbon.  Then select "Screenshot".
  2. To add the entire window, click the thumbnail view of the available windows.
  3. To add part of a window, click "Screen Clipping".  Press and hold the left mouse button to select the screen area to capture.

That's it.  It's easy to add an entire screen or just a part into your presentation, document, spreadsheet or email.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

How Do I Get Windows 10 for Free?

Windows 10 logo
It's true.  Windows 10 is free*.

OK, it's Free but with an *.

Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as a free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices.

It will be available to install starting July 29, 2015.

You can reserve your free copy today. But you only have until July 19, 2016 to take advantage of this offer.

To reserve your copy,

  • Click on the small Windows icon located at the lower right side of the taskbar.
  • Click "Reserve your free upgrade" when prompted

That's it.  Microsoft will download Windows 10 to your device when it's available and let you know when your device is ready to install the upgrade.

To learn more about this offer, check out the Windows 10 FAQ HERE.

Source: Microsoft


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