Friday, April 17, 2009

Fonts at a conference

Yes, I know I have a warped sense of humor, but this is just funny.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Office Ribbon Demystified

Ever wonder, "why did they get rid of menus and toolbars and turn it into a ribbon?" You're not alone. So many people have asked this question, Microsoft created a video to explain.

Ribbons tie things together. In this instance, the ribbon ties together related tasks. You can also think of each ribbon as a desk caddy. Each with its own slots for related items, such as paper clips, rubber bands, etc. Like things are kept together in a slot and all tied together with a ribbon. D'oh! You put it that way and it makes sense! I just thought Microsoft was trying to make the changes sound "pretty."

If you have about 75 minutes to spare, watch "The Story of the Ribbon" Windows Movie File. I have a whole new appreciation for the wonderfulness of the Ribbon.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Access 2007: Creating a New Report

Microsoft Office Access 2007 helps you make sense of complex information by offering easy-to-use interactive design tools that you can use to quickly create rich reports that display sorted, filtered, and grouped information. In addition to the traditional Report Designer (Design view), Office Access 2007 introduces a Layout view, so you can look at your data while you’re authoring the report.

To create a report:
  1. Open, or select in the navigation pane, a table, a form, or a query.
  2. On the Create tab, in the Reports section, click Report. Access automatically includes all the fields in the object selected and opens the report in Layout view.