Tips and Tricks For Using Your Favorite Office Products

Friday, February 24th 11am PT/2pm ET, Microsoft Office and Windows will be with 5 Minutes for Mom LIVE from the Microsoft booth at BLISSDOM for a Spreecast! In order to enter to win any of the fabulous prizes being given away, simply join the Spreecast and winners will be chosen from the attendees section. (If you are attending Blissdom, come join us at the Microsoft booth in Cheekwood B during the live webcast.)

Microsoft Office has made my online life SO much easier. I can’t work without it on my machines!  Love it! While I’m at Blissdom preparing for our wonderful live Spreecast with Office and Windows, I thought I would take a moment to just share with you about some of the awesome tips and tricks you can learn while using your favorite Office products. These will definitely come in handy in the days following Blissdom.

Tips and Tricks for Using Your Favorite Office Products

1. Capture everything. Use OneNote 2010 and see firsthand the benefits of having event travel details, speaker bios, meeting notes and great restaurants in one easy-to-view location.

2. Show your readers! Embed PowerPoint and Excel documents into your blog with just a few easy steps. Share your BlissDom experience with an embedded PowerPoint slide show in your blog.

3. Organize ideas in One place. Put your notes for that important blog post in one place with Microsoft OneNote 2010. You can even insert audio clips, videos, screenshots, conversations and e-mails.

4. Tell AND show! Share ideas and information, via the Broadcast Slide Show feature in PowerPoint 2010, during your next Twitter Party.

5. Be the producer. Add quick edits to photos in Word and PowerPoint. Also edit audio and format videos in PowerPoint. No special photo editing programs needed!

6. Get focused. Need to finish a post, but can’t concentrate with alerts popping up? Maximize your on-screen space in Word 2011 for Mac with Full Screen View.

7. Stay in the black. Plan and monitor sponsorship budgets with Microsoft Excel 2010 and Excel for Mac 2011 and on-the-go with Excel Mobile 2010 on your Windows Phone 7.

8. Take people with you. It’s all about who you know. Make sure all of your contacts are in one place. Use Microsoft Outlook 2010 to insert and manage new contacts you’ve made at BlissDom.

9. Balance life and work. Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Outlook for Mac 2011 lets you combine multiple e-mail accounts and address books and easily manage them from a single, centralized view.

10. Rearrange pictures and graphics with a couple clicks. Make last minute changes in to a newsletter or PowerPoint slide with the Reorder Objects tool in Office 2011 for Mac.


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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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  1. says

    I absolutely love Microsoft products because they allow you to do so many unique things. My favorite product is Microsoft Office because I write a lot and this is what I like to use.

  2. says

    Though I like the idea of using Microsoft products for keeping in touch with users just the way you have said in your post, I believe that it is rather difficult to integrate Microsoft products with hosting solutions that are non-Windows based. If you can tell me how can I use Microsoft products with a Linux hosting solution, the I would be happy to shift to making use of Microsoft products. Till then, it is open source for me.

  3. says

    K, so maybe I’m super particular, but I recall upgrading MS Office in 2007, using it for about 2 months, and then switching back. Now I have to work with it consistently at work, but I’m not a fan of the newly (relatively, of course) implemented user “friendlier” interface…

  4. says

    K, so maybe I’m super particular, but I recall upgrading MS Office in 2007, using it for about 2 months, and then switching back. Now I have to work with it consistently at work, but I’m not a fan of the newly (relatively, of course) implemented user “friendlier” interface…

    (sorry if this posts twice… was having a bit of issue getting it to submit…)


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