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7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Office to Make Work Easier

7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Office to Make Work Easier

Microsoft Office is a software which is present in every computer. It is a valuable tool as it comes in handy on a daily basis. You need it whether you are a professional, a retiree or a student. It helps in documentation as it can offer all the essential tools required for digital documentation. It is a highly user-friendly app, and it is very easy to use.

If you want to take the maximum advantage of this tool, it is important that you know all about the features of the tool. It is important that you know how to use each function so that you can create excellent and exceptional documents. Every year there is a new version of Microsoft Office launched, and it comes with new features.

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Here are some of the useful features.

1. The Smart Lookup Feature:

This is a feature which makes it easier to find facts through search engines. It helps to look at the context of the text which you have selected and examine the circumstances that may surround it and show you all the relevant results. This feature is available in a Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. You can use the browser to search the texts, but the feature is an excellent adjustment which is useful in saving time.

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2. Helping you with the Recent Documents:

If you want to email a document to your friend but you do not remember where you have saved it, then this can cause a lot of problems. The office has a feature which allows you to see all the recent documents that you have worked on. You do not have to spend any extra time looking through all the folders that you have to find the required document.

3. The ‘Tell Me’ Feature:

It is a highly useful feature as it is the fastest way of getting to the features you need to use or action you want to perform. All you need to do is to type a word or phrase that is related to the activities that you want to accomplish. The box will show a menu where you can see the suggestions. It helps in getting to the features that you need. If you need some help, you can also get that with the customary helper viewer.

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4. Keeping the Documents Up-to-Date:

By using the Microsoft Office Professional, you can maintain the material up to date. It offers the feature of adding the latest date and time to the document. When you use the document on any other date, then you can put the current time and date on it. It only takes seconds. It is possible that you may forget to update the date and time, so word offers a feature which helps in updating it automatically.

5. Word: An Excellent Brainstorming Tool:

If you need to gather some ideas before you start working on your document, then Word can help you. You can choose any place on the document, double click and start writing. It offers a freestyle writing. You can write down all of your ideas while leaving some space in between them for elaborating on the points. You can insert texts and graphics as well. It is an excellent tool for mind mapping.

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6. Easy Steps to Create Graphs from Tables:

If the document that you are writing has a lot tables in it and you need to create graphs, the new word feature has made it easier to convert the tables into graphs. There are three simple steps which can help in making graphs. All you need to do is to insert tab which is on the ribbon. The next step is to click the tool named object. It is available within the group labeled text and open the dialog box. When you open the object types, you need to select the Microsoft Graph Chart. You will get the graphs by clicking on it. There is also an option which will help in formatting the document.

7. Translation Options:

You can translate the document into different languages by using the translate feature. You can find this option in the research tab on the right side of the office. You can translate just a word or or as many sentences as needed. It also allows you to translate the whole document, no matter what the length of the document is. You can display it on the web browser.

These are some of the features that are highly useful in making sure that you can create your documents efficiently.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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