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To help students in our QuickBooks training and other business training classes, we’ve invited industry experts to provide additional QuickBooks tutorials. Today, we welcome Dominique Molina, President of the American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches. Dominique has developed the following blog.
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Mail Merge is most often used to print or email form letters to multiple recipients. Using Mail Merge, you can easily customize form letters for individual recipients. Mail Merge is also used to create envelopes or labels in bulk. Read the rest of this entry »

In PowerPoint, when you’re working with SmartArt or Charts, you have the ability to animate different parts of the graphic. For example, you can bring in a chart’s series one at a time. Tables are another story. A table comes in all at once. But there are things you can do if you want to “fill” your table a bit at a time. There are a few ways of accomplishing this, some being a lot of work. I’m going to look at a pretty simple method. Read the rest of this entry »

WordArt in various Microsoft products has been around for a while. In case you’re wondering, it let you apply various (non-standard) formatting to text that was not available otherwise. It was nice, but limited, and a bit cumbersome. Starting with PowerPoint 2007, you could apply effects to any text on your slide. Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating charts in Excel 2010 is pretty straightforward. Select your data, choose your chart type, and presto, you have a basic chart. While the three tabs you see after you create that chart might seem a bit overwhelming, they give you a whole lot of flexibility for getting your chart the way you want. Let’s take a look at adding a background graphic to the chart. Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve recently developed new resources to help clients achieve their Microsoft certification goals. We now offer a directory of Microsoft certification training, organized according to specific certification paths and the associated courses. More specifically, we have the Microsoft Office Specialist certification training.

You may not be aware of it, but PowerPoint offers a couple of nifty little tools to help you position objects on your slides. Gridlines and Guides allow you to precisely place all of you various objects (titles, text boxes, graphics, etc.). Just a note, when you’re using these tools, it’s useful to have the Ruler turned on (on the View tab, in the Show group, check Ruler). Read the rest of this entry »

I recently had a question about the window control buttons (Minimize, Restore, Close) that seem to be missing in Word 2010 documents. In truth, I never really paid much attention to their absence. I thought it was too easy to accidently hit the Close application button by mistake, so I never got into the habit of working with them. While it’s not really obvious what setting to change, you can display the buttons if you like using them.
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If you regularly use a browser (like now, for instance) you’re probably very familiar with the concept of setting bookmarks in your browser. It’s a quick way of getting where you want to go. When you’re working with Word documents, you can also set bookmarks within your document. This is especially useful when you’re working with long documents and want to be able to quickly return to a specific location in your document. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn about the Office 2010 ribbon in this recorded webinar. The webinar covers adding and removing ribbons, groups, and commands from Office 2010 applications. Read the rest of this entry »

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