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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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11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

1. Lumosity

This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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    2. Fit Brains Trainer

    This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

    Free.

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      3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

      Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

      First four games free, then $13 a month.

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        4. Brain Fitness Pro

        The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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        Buy for $3.99.

        5. Happify

        If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

        Free to use.

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          6. Clockwork Brain

          You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

          Free.

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            7. ReliefLink

            Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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              8. Eidetic

              Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                9. Braingle

                Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

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                  10. Not The Hole Story

                  If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                    11. Personal Zen

                    This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

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