By default, Outlook shows a Desktop Alert when you receive a new email, a meeting request, or a task request for 5 seconds, and then the notification disappears from your desktop. However, there are no duration settings in Outlook. You only can turn on or turn off desktop alerts. Hard to believe, but you will find the duration in the Ease of Access group that contains settings for people with vision problems.
The Control Panel application is the primary place for various Windows settings controlling Windows looks and feel, and behavior of other software. The Control Panel applets configure field and number separators in Excel (you can switch semicolon to comma, comma to semicolon, comma to point, etc.) or measurement system in PowerPoint.
From time to time you need to change a computer or laptop no matter what, e.g., a breakdown or upgrade. To keep the habitual work environment, you need to backup and restore personal ribbon customizations.
When you work with numbers and amounts in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, you can have some issues with decimal symbol or digit grouping symbol. Both symbols can be changed in the settings of the Windows system.
For some charts, diagrams and presentations, you need to create a regular polygon – equiangular (all angles are equal) or equilateral (all sides have the same length). E.g., equilateral triangle, regular square, etc.
If you want to copy your AutoCorrect exceptions from one PC to another, do the following:
When you work with a document, several documents or a presentation, it will be useful to have at hand several objects at once such as text blocks (from Internet, other document or e-mail), charts or graphics and even some pictures.
Today a lot of information is shared, legally or not. Many people use shared information from Internet or from other sources, but now all information you want to share. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files often contain hidden or personal information, such as revisions or comments, that others can access. Depending on the nature of the information, this could place you in an embarrassing or even compromising position.
For some cases, you need to create documents that should be presented to or viewed by the people with disabilities. Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint propose the feature, named the Accessibility Checker, that will scan your document to check for potential accessibility problems. So, anyone with a disability can read and get to your content.
The common problem for international teams is different measurement units in different countries. E.g., U.S. is using imperial units like inches and France is using metric units like centimeters. PowerPoint doesn’t allow to embed the measurement settings into the presentation, but you can always change your local Windows settings in order to see the problem from other side.