Monday, October 28, 2013

PivotTables in Excel 2013

I love PivotTables. They are an easy way to take the data you have and manipulate in such a variety of ways to get the results you want. Today I am being efficient and sharing a wonderful post from the Excel Blog all about PivotTables. Seriously, I can't do any better than this... Practical PivotCharts in Excel.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sort Folders in Outlook 2013

In previous versions of Outlook, your folders were sorted alphabetically. What annoyed me is that they were sorted among the Drafts folder, Sent items, etc. To work around this, I either put all folders under my Inbox or in a special folder I labeled "My Folders."

With Outlook 2013, you can move your folders anywhere you want by clicking and dragging. You'll notice when you move a folder, a gray highlight bar appears to let you know where it is going. Watch the dark gray horizontal line to determine it will drop into another folder, be a main or a subfolder.
If you really do prefer the alphabetical sorting, right-click your e-mail at the top of the list and click Sort Subfolders A to Z.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy Spreadsheet Day!

October 17th was voted the best day for Spreadsheet Day, because VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet for personal computers, was released on October 17th, 1979.
If you're a spreadsheet geek and like to read, you can learn all about the history of spreadsheets at A Brief History of Spreadsheets, by D.J. Power.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy Birthday, Word!

In 1981, Microsoft hired Charles Simonyi and Richard Brodie, former Xerox programmers, and the primary developers of Bravo, the first GUI word processor, They started work on a word processor called Multi-Tool Word for MS-DOS in 1983. Its name was soon simplified to Microsoft Word. Free demonstration copies of the application were bundled with the November 1983 issue of PC World, making it the first program to be distributed on-disk with a magazine. Unlike most MS-DOS programs at the time, Microsoft Word was designed to be used with a mouse, and it was able to display some formatting, such as bold, italic, and underlined text, although it could not render fonts.
This takes me back to high school when I learned to type on WordPerfect 4.0 for DOS. Can anyone tell me what F7 did? It's been years, but I still remember it is to print.