Office

Manage the Microsoft account

To use the desktop version of Microsoft Office 365, you need a Microsoft account. With a Microsoft account, you have access to Microsoft application settings on the Account page and in the Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook Options dialog box.

Fill and outline options in Microsoft

Microsoft applications such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel use the same approach to set up and fill with colors, gradients, pictures, textures, and patterns for various graphic objects and text. Microsoft uses the theme color of each element as a placeholder rather than a fixed color. Thus, it is easy to change colors by switching to a different color theme - a set of colors assigned to preset positions.

How to Supercharge Productivity Using Microsoft 365 Tools

In the beginning, in 2019, it seemed that Microsoft 365 would bother people with unnecessary checks and broken privacy. The tools surveil activity, communication, and the shares people do inside the team.

Excel

Theme elements in Excel

Every Microsoft document uses a Theme - a combination of coordinated colors, fonts, and effects that visually convey a certain tone. Using Themes is an easy way to specify the colors, fonts, and a variety of graphic effects in the document. You can apply a Theme or any of the Theme elements: Colors, Fonts, Effects.

Microsoft Office Themes in Excel

The appearance of any Microsoft document, such as an Excel workbook, is determined by a Theme (also known as document Theme) — a combination of colors, fonts, and effects. Themes help to create creative and professional-looking documents without a professional designer.

Equations in Excel

Although Excel is used for calculating and presenting data, sometimes it is necessary to show the underlying formulas. Like Microsoft Word, Excel lets you use the Equation Editor to insert a beautifully designed math equation as a graphical object:

Outlook

How to convert OST files to PST

Users of Microsoft email services are well acquainted with the OST format, which is used to store data in encrypted form. Converting OST files allows you to get rid of format restrictions, after which mailings will become available to the user for offline work in Outlook.

How to use a Desktop Alert

The Desktop Alert is an alert window that pops up when you receive a new email, a meeting request, or a task request to the Outlook default Inbox.

How to use commas as separators for multiple email recipients

Microsoft Outlook uses the semicolon as a separator between addresses. However, a natural way to type multiple addresses into the To, Cc, or Bcc fields is to use commas. If you are used to commas, you can customize Outlook to recognize commas as separators.

PowerPoint

Add 3D look to graphic objects

The Bevel and 3-D Rotate effects turn any shape, SmartArt, and picture into a 3D image. Bevel (3-D format) imitates depth by wrapping the image around the 3D object. 3-D Rotate adds volume by extruding the outline and text elements and creates a 3D projection of the resulting 3D figure. Combine both effects to make 3D-looking objects.

Add radiance and softness to Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, and Charts in Powerpoint

The Glow and Soft Edges effects are quite similar. The difference is that Glow creates a color “halo” around the object and adds radiance using the selected color, while Soft Edges makes objects look ”softer” by blurring object edges. It is like the difference between outer and inner shadow.

Add an illusion of slide depth with reflections for Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Charts, and Tables

Reflection creates a mirror image of the object below the original. This effect creates a blurred, semi-transparent clone of the original object that resembles an object reflection on water or class. It is affected by two factors:

Word

How to Use Microsoft Word Effectively for Essay Writing

Are you yet to master the art of using Microsoft Word effectively for your day-to-day office functions? Join us in this intriguing episode as we unravel the secrets of using Microsoft Word like a pro!

How to make and use columns in a Word document

Typically, Word documents like books, reports, and letters have paragraphs that occupy the whole page width. In articles, newsletters, flyers, and brochures, all or only parts of the text may be arranged in two or more columns:

How to use a cross-reference in Word

A cross-reference in Word can refer to related information elsewhere in the same document (to refer to other documents, sources, etc., see how to use hyperlinks in Word). Cross-referencing helps the reader navigate a lengthy document and aids the author or reviewers to update the document structure by automating tracking changes in headings, picture or table numbers.

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