Integrating OneNote To-Do List with Outlook Tasks

Learn how to create tasks within OneNote and integrate them with Outlook for easy tracking.

The integration of Outlook’s OneNote with Outlook gives you many great collaboration features, one of which is the ability to view and track your OneNote to-do list tasks within Outlook.  This gives you the best of both worlds.  You can set up individual to-do lists for all your projects within OneNote.  Then, you can use the reminder and task progress features to stay on top of the tasks within Outlook.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for integrating OneNote to-do list with Outlook tasks. Continue reading “Integrating OneNote To-Do List with Outlook Tasks”

Working with Outlook Notes

Learn how to work with Outlook Notes – Create, Edit, Save and Print.

Outlook Notes are great for taking quick notes or reminders and “posting” them to your screen.  The look like and work very similar to a physical post-it, except they won’t fall off your screen. Below are the step-by-step instructions for working with Outlook Notes. Continue reading “Working with Outlook Notes”

Adding a PowerPoint SmartArt Organizational Chart to Your Presentation

Learn how to add and manipulate a PowerPoint SmartArt Organizational Chart.

Adding SmartArt such as organizational charts to your PowerPoint presentation is a great way to visually represent your ideas and information on the screen.  It allows the audience to literally “see” the information you are trying to convey. Below are the step-by-step instructions for creating and working with a PowerPoint SmartArt Organizational Chart. Continue reading “Adding a PowerPoint SmartArt Organizational Chart to Your Presentation”

Add Outlook Meeting Details to OneNote

Learn how to add your Outlook meeting details to OneNote for note taking.

In order to give your notes a consistent look and to also include all the details pertaining to the meeting, you can add your Outlook meeting details to OneNote.  Using this feature will give you links to the meeting within Outlook as well as email links to the meeting attendees for quick and easy follow up.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for adding your Outlook meeting details to OneNote. Continue reading “Add Outlook Meeting Details to OneNote”

Creating Recurring Appointments

Learn how to create recurring appointments in Outlook 2016.

Outlook’s recurring appointment feature allows you to quickly and easily create repeated appointments from a single point. So, if you’ve got weekly meetings, monthly updates or a dinner with friends the first Saturday of the month you can easily add them to your calendar with a few keystrokes.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for creating recurring appointments. Continue reading “Creating Recurring Appointments”

Changing the Spacing around the Footnote Separator Line

Learn the steps necessary to troubleshoot spacing issues around your Footnote Separator Line.

If you need to remove spacing around the footnote separator line , you must be cognizant of the many factors that play a role in determining this spacing.   First, if there is random extra spacing before the line separator on some of your pages, this can be caused by the paragraph pagination options. Second, the line spacing associated with the line separator can cause additional spacing.  And, third, additional spacing after the line separator can be caused by additional paragraph markers being included with the separator.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting and correcting this issue. Continue reading “Changing the Spacing around the Footnote Separator Line”

Excel 2016 Tabs/Ribbons Shortcut Keys

Learn to navigate Excel’s tabs, ribbons, and backstage using shortcut keys.

In previous blogs, I’ve given you the shortcut keys to both Word and PowerPoint.  So, to add to your collection here are the Excel 2016 tabs/ribbons shortcut keys.  Remember, shortcut keys allow you to navigate the tabs and ribbons without having to use the mouse.  This means you don’t have to keep going back and forth from the keyboard to the mouse! Continue reading “Excel 2016 Tabs/Ribbons Shortcut Keys”

Organizing OneNote 2016 – Creating Section Groups within your Notebooks

Learn how to organize your OneNote Notebooks using Section Groups.

OneNote Section Groups is a great feature to assist you with organizing OneNote Notebooks.  It allows you to group similar sections under a section heading so you can display more sections across the screen.  You can create as many section groups as you want, holding any number of sections.  Within several of my notebooks, I’ve created so many sections that they don’t fit across the screen properly.  This makes it cumbersome to navigate through the information within my notebook. Continue reading “Organizing OneNote 2016 – Creating Section Groups within your Notebooks”

PowerPoint 2016 Tabs/Ribbons Shortcut Keys

Learn the various PowerPoint 2016 shortcut keys for the Tabs/Ribbons and Backstage.

Shortcut keys allow you to maneuver through PowerPoint’s tabs and ribbons using the keyboard instead of the mouse.  To assist you, I’ve compiled a listing of the PowerPoint 2016 shortcut keys for the Tabs/Ribbons and Backstage. Continue reading “PowerPoint 2016 Tabs/Ribbons Shortcut Keys”

Word 2016 Formatting Diagnostics

Learn how to use the various Word diagnostic tools to troubleshoot formatting and style problems within your documents.

Creating documents from multiple sources and collaborators can become cumbersome and problematic very quickly.  This can become even more difficult if each source and collaborator is using their own styles and formatting options.  Many issues can arise when trying to meld all the different pieces into one cohesive and stylized document.  Styles may not appear to be loading properly and formatting may look different between paragraphs. Continue reading “Word 2016 Formatting Diagnostics”