Category Archives: Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010

Sending a folder by email

A client just contacted me to ask how she could send a whole folder by email. The answer is that you will need to ‘zip’ the folder. Right-click on the name of the folder, click Send to, then select Compressed … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office SmartArt – curving text in shape

Recently someone I was teaching had created some Stacked Venn SmartArt similar to below but she wanted the text to follow the curve. Select the text, then on the SmartArt Tools Format tab, in the WordArt Styles group, click the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office – labels for stacked column totals

If you create a stacked column chart it is easy enough to show data labels for the individual parts of the stacked column but not so obvious how to create a label just showing the column total. To do so, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office – hiding the Mini Toolbar

Although I love using the Mini Toolbar (Office 2010, 2013, 2016) one lady I was training recently said she found it a nuisance and could she switch it off. To hide the mini toolbar, click File – Options. On the … Continue reading

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Help – everything on my screen looks upside down

If you suddenly find that everything on your screen looks upside down, chances are you have inadvertently hit Ctrl + Alt + Down keys. (It happened to someone I was training when I was demonstrating using Shift + Alt + … Continue reading

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Adding a word to the Microsoft Office dictionary

You may have a word such as a surname, company name or technical name that isn’t in the Microsoft dictionary, so is flagged each time you run a spell check, causing you extra work. Words that are not in the … Continue reading

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Creating a secondary vertical axis for charts in Microsoft Office 2007 or Office 2010

Sometimes when you chart data, you are not really comparing like with like, and may want two vertical axes, for example if you are comparing temperature with rainfall. Climate in Buenos Aires Month Temperature (deg C) Rainfall January 30 119 … Continue reading

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Inserting commonly repeated blocks of text in Word 2007, Word 2010 and Word 2013 documents

If you continually have to enter the same block of text on a regular basis into a Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Word 2010 or Microsoft Word 2013 document, you can save the required text as a QuickPart which can then be … Continue reading

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KeyTips in Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2013

If you are an excellent typist you may prefer to use the keyboard rather than keep stopping to use the mouse to select a ribbon button If you press the Alt key from any ribbon, KeyTips appear. Press the relevant … Continue reading

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E-mailing straight from a Microsoft Office application

If you are in a rush to get an open document e-mailed out to someone, you do not need to go to Microsoft Outlook and locate it on the system and send it as an attachment. Instead you can send … Continue reading

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