Microsoft seems like it is everywhere. They have an astounding percentage of market share because there are so many software products they make. For better results, try viewing tips for individual programs under the Microsoft brand.

Accessible Links in Documents

Accessible Links

There are some easy-to-follow guidelines on creating accessible links in documents. If you’ve become accustomed to just pasting a URL into a Word document, these extra steps will make a world of difference for people using assistive technology. Creating Accessible Links It is always a best practice to create links in your authoring document. With… Keep Reading

Tech Check for Online Training

If this is your first time participating in online training, you may have some concerns. How is it going to work? Do I have the right software and hardware installed? Can I keep up with everyone else in the virtual classroom. This quick video and article will help you prepare for online training, and show you how to prepare to get the most out of your remote training. In addition to learning about the physical requirements, you’ll learn how to move backward and forward in your computer with multiple windows open and you’ll learn how to unzip archives that contain the practice files.

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams makes meeting and sharing information with other people fast, easy and simple. You just need to know a few things about Teams, including how to find out if you have the desktop version of the program installed.

Outlook and Inbox Zero: You can do it!

Skip the Pain, Go Right to Inbox Zero

As I’ve taught people how to use Microsoft Outlook over the years, I’m constantly amazed by the number of people who report physical symptoms when checking their email. One common thread is that so many people are overwhelmed by email that they report physical symptoms when checking their email, up to and including hyperventilating. The… Keep Reading

Excel Rules for Creating Formulas and Functions

There are lots of rules out there in the world, and we don’t always follow them. Most everyone I know has broken the speed limit at some point, and I hear some people are actually eating laundry detergent recently (ugh!). There are clearly marked speed limits on the side of every highway, and I trust… Keep Reading

New Text Box Shortcut works in PowerPoint, Word and Excel

Keyboard Shortcut for New Text Box

Many users feel condemned to using the mouse to hunt and peck through the Microsoft Ribbon. They just don’t know a better way! Today’s tip is going to drill down on one shortcut, how to add a new text box in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word or Excel using the keyboard. Once you have the program open… Keep Reading

Three Easy Ways to Add a New Page to OneNote Notebooks

Create a New Page in OneNote

It’s wonderful when things in life are simple, and few things are easier than creating a new page in a OneNote notebook. It’s so easy, there are three different ways to do it! Method 1: Click the Add Page button at the top of the Page Tabs pane. (The blue panel in the image.) Method… Keep Reading

When Excel Columns become Numbers instead of Letters…

Using the R1C1 Cell Reference Style

aka Turning the R1C1 Address Option On and Off A client called me a while back with a terrifying problem: all of the column letters in Excel had become numbers and she had no idea how it got that way or how to write formulas anymore. Rest assured, it was not the beginning of the… Keep Reading

Say Adiós to the Mini Toolbar in Word

Turn Off the Mini Toolbar in Microsoft Word

The Mini Toolbar in Microsoft Word is one of those features that you either love or hate. It pops up when you have text selected, and it offers a shortcut to the most common text formatting features in the Home tab of the Ribbon. Before you turn it off, of course, you want to be… Keep Reading

Converting Number data to AutoNumber data in Access


The AutoNumber data type is one major advantage of using Access. You can let the computer keep track of things like the next customer number to be assigned whenever a new record is created. If you read my article Primary Keys and Foreign Keys in Access, you know how important it is to have unique… Keep Reading