Office

16 PowerPoint Shortcuts Every Student Will Appreciate

The life of a student in the 21st century is so much different from studying in the past. What did students need? Some ink, feathers, and papyrus. Later they were replaced by pens and paper. Everything was simple: students found their knowledge in textbooks and reflected it on paper.

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.

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.

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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.

PowerPoint

How to crop a picture to fit a shape

Numerous books, blogs, and courses recommend using pictures instead of text in the presentation. Slides with pictures, charts, and diagrams can keep the audience focused on what you are talking about instead of diverting the participants' attention to reading the contents of the slides. Often pictures play the role of a distracting or, vice versa, enticing maneuver.

How to lock objects from moving and resizing in PowerPoint

PowerPoint has a handy feature that allows you to freeze an object on a slide. By locking objects from moving, you will not worry about hitting the wrong object when aligning, grouping, or resizing the rest of the slide elements. Locking will also allow you to more easily work with the object's content without fear of automatically resizing or displacing the object when you edit its content.

Working with sections

PowerPoint provides an ability to create sections to make organizing, navigating, and managing your slides easier. Sections in PowerPoint are just a way to group slides. These groups can be moved or deleted together, but nothing more! Unlike Word, slides grouped into sections in PowerPoint cannot be formatted together, cannot have their own numbering, etc.

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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