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How to Set Advanced Document Properties in Word 8/14/15
Microsoft Word allows a user to store several types of advanced properties related to your document. Some of these properties are displayed on the "Info" screen and you can change these properties. How to Set Advanced Document Properties in Word Microsoft Office 2013 was used in this demonstration. To access the dialog box that allows you to change the properties for the currently open document, click the “File” tab. File tab By default, the “Info” screen should display. If not, click “Info” at the top of the list of items on the left. Info screen On the right side of the “Info” screen, click “Properties” and select “Advanced Properties” from the drop-down list. Advanced Properties A dialog box displays with the file name (without the file extension) on the title bar, showing you information about your document. To access the properties you can change, click the “Summary” tab. Advanced Properties dialog box Enter properties on the “Summary” tab such as “Title,” “Author,” “Company,” and “Keywords.” Keywords are also called tags and can be used to categorize and find your document more easily. Advanced Properties Summary tab You are returned to the “Info” screen and the advanced properties you entered display. The keywords you entered are displayed as “Tags.” Tags You can also display and change the advanced properties in a “Document Information Panel” above the document. To show the panel, click “Properties” on the “Info” screen and select “Show Document Panel.” Show Document Panel You are automatically returned to your document where the “Document Information Panel” displays below the ribbon. For each property, there’s an edit box displaying the current value for the property and allowing you to change the values. You can also use the “Document Properties” button on the panel to access the properties dialog you can also use to edit the properties and view other information.Document Properties button To close the panel, click the “X” button in the upper-right corner of the panel. knowledgeBase-DocumentProperties-10 Tip courtesy of How-To Geek.
Add a Date Picker to your Word Document 1/21/15
To add a Date Picker (a clickable calendar) to your document, from the Developer tab, click the Date Picker Content Control in the Controls group. If the Developer tab is not displayed in the Ribbon, turn it on by clicking File, Options, Customize Ribbon, then click the check box labeled Developer in the right pane. Add a Date Picker in Word
See website links in email message 4/28/14
If a blue underlined link shows up in an email message or Word document, you can mouse over it without clicking to see what website it plans to open.
Microsoft Office 2013 Tips and Tricks 9/10/13
General Office 2013 Tips
  • Zoom with your fingers - Using a fancy touchscreen laptop or tablet with Office 2013? Use two fingers to zoom in or out of any document, just like on your smartphone.
  • Remove the Start screen - When launched, the Office 2013 apps show a dynamic Start screen by default. To see a blank new document instead, select File and Options, then untick the Start screen option on the General tab.
Word 2013 Tips
  • Embed videos - Load in online video clips from YouTube and elsewhere using the new Online Video button under the Insert tab.
  • Edit PDFs - Fully fledged PDF editing finally arrives with Word 2013, though you might lose some layout settings. Edited documents can be saved as PDF or DOCX files.
Excel 2013 Tips
  • See key tips - Press Alt to see letters appear over every entry on the ribbon menu - tap the relevant key to activate the option.
  • Filter by timeline - Excel 2013 enables you to quickly create timeline filters for any date column in a pivot table or chart (the option is under the PivotTable Tools tab).
Check your calendar without leaving your email 10/26/15
Multi-tasking is now a lot easier with Outlook 2013. There’s no need to leave your email in order to check the calendar for appointments. And to make it even more interesting, you can also take a quick look at your Tasks and Contacts while editing the email. In order to see your calendar, you simply move your cursor over the Calendar at the bottom and a smaller version of it will pop up next to your email. You can click through the various dates to see appointments just the same way as you can open a pop-up Tasks or People window by moving the cursor over these features.
Pasting in Microsoft Word 9/17/13
In Microsoft Word, when you paste in text from another document - say, a Web site - you may not want all the boldface, colors, fonts and other formatting from the original source. Instead of using the regular Paste command, in that case, open the Edit menu and click Paste Special. Click Unformatted Text. You'll get just the text, without the fanciness.
Journal Folder in Microsoft Outlook 1/12/16
Outlook still utilizes that Journal folder, however it is not readily available. Meaning it doesn’t show up in the Navigation Pane as it used to. Journal Folder in Microsoft Outlook To have access to the folder, you can click on the dots next to the Tasks tab in the Navigation Pane and then click on Folders. This opens all folders available, where you should also be able to find the Journal one. Alternatively, you can still use the CTRL+8 keys to gain instant access to the Journal folder.
Create a Custom Email Signature in Outlook 10/26/15
It’s easier than ever to create a personalized signature with Outlook 2013. All you have to do is go to File and choose Options, then Mail and click on the Signatures tab you see to your right. This feature allows you to add as many signatures as you need – you simply click on New to add a name for your new signature and then write down everything you want to be included in the signature: your name, your position, your company, postal address, phone number, etc.
Customize Message Preview in Outlook 11/10/15
Outlook 2013’s default way of displaying a message is by showing only one line under the headline. While you can include settings for this aspect in your inbox view mode, there is also one other way to do it much quicker. Simply go to View – right under the tab you will see Message Preview, where you can scroll down to 1 line, 2 lines of 3 lines. You can also turn this preview off in case you don’t need to see the content of the email before opening it.
Choose when you want an email to be marked as read 11/10/15
You already know that after keeping one email open for a while or moving up and down in your inbox can make certain emails appear as read, while others are still unread. This also changes the color they’re marked with, which can get confusing when you mistakenly marked an email as read, although you didn’t have time to go through it just yet. To avoid such situations, you can go to File, then choose the Options tab and click on Mail. To your right, you will see a Reading Pane checkbox that you should click on to view the various options. You can choose to check and uncheck any of them, as well as change the number of seconds before marking an email as read. Once you’re done customizing, click OK to save your options. Outlook Options Reading Pane

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