Paste Options in detail

Paste is officially the most used command in Microsoft Office (based on data from the Customer Experience program from all customers using Word 2003). It’s certainly a feature I use regularly, for tasks such as combining different bits of existing documents, copying excerpts of a spreadsheet into an email, and gathering together information from websites…

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Defining value

We’re trying to move house at the moment and in an uncertain market it’s really hard to decide what to set as the asking price. We know what houses along our road have sold for and we can see what other houses are currently being marketed for, but there’s a huge discrepancy between both the…

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007 eat your heart out

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly learning about new and cool things that are out there to make our lives easier. (Just because I work at Microsoft doesn’t mean I know everything about every feature about every product we design!) Picture the situation, you’re about to go on a conference call -…

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A parliament of owls, a charm of hummingbirds?

So what would be the most appropriate collective noun for a gathering of Excel experts? A table of experts or perhaps a wealth of information? Whatever the exact description, the Excel User Group qualifies as an essential resource for anyone who uses Excel for more than AutoSum. It’s a terrific plethora of blogs and websites…

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Desert Island Office

If I had a pound for every time someone told me they "only use about 20% of the features" in Office then I wouldn’t need to be writing this blog… The cool/amusing/incredible/trivial (delete depending on your personal geek factor) thing though, is that almost everyone uses a different 20%. (Back in 2005, Darren blogged about…

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Happy Christmas

The office is rapidly emptying and work has long been replaced by mince pies. Christmas emails are whizzing around (a life-saver for those of us, myself included, who didn’t quite get "proper" cards sorted in time for Christmas) and a few desperate souls are heading for the shops. Merry Christmas from the two of us…

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A brain of two halves

A little light diversion for anyone enjoying the “festive wind-down”. (And if you’re nowhere near winding down, then take 5 minutes from the “festive frazzle” to complete the quiz anyway!) Our colleagues over in the TechNet world have put together a short quiz to promote their Design IT competition. Even if you’re not planning on…

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Microsoft Office Resources

Office Online, in particular: Microsoft Office product information Online training for the 2007 release Templates Clip art and images  


The meaning of life, well for this blog at least

I was having a catch-up with my manager last week and we started talking about the blog. Probably due to the fact that I’ve been “discussing” my workload with her, she was quick to challenge me on starting up a new project. After all, does the world really need another blog? And what’s going to…