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Fun Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks by Kelly Lynn

Fun Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks   The more you learn about the special little abilities that Word has, the more efficient you can be using the program. Here are new tips to try out.   Going freehand in Word   Word might at first appear to tie you down to the tyranny of line flow. It can seem as if you simply cannot move around an empty document at will -- to type into a line halfway down the page, for instance. You'd have do something about the intervening space. This isn't true, though. A double-click is all it takes to bring your cursor to any empty part of a Word document. You can type anything you want, leaving it to Word to automatically prepare any tabs and hard … Continue reading

Convenient Word Functions You Should Know by Kelly Lynn

If you use Microsoft Word a lot, you need to know about these functions. Some of them purchased cool tricks; others are truly useful. Here's a collection of Words tricks that are both convenient and cool.   Word can judge your writing   The Flesch-Kincaid readability test is the world standard to judge the ease of comprehension of any writing by. It was developed by the U.S. Navy in the 70s, and has been since been applied to nearly every piece of writing meant for the public at large. Government forms, schoolbooks, magazines and novels are all judged with the help of this standard. The Flesch-Kincaid readability test is so widely accepted, it is bundled with Microsoft Word. Whatever you write, you get to evaluate it on this scale, and receive an … Continue reading

Trying the New Office 2016 Preview by Kelly Lynn

Trying the New Office 2016 Preview In March, 2015, Microsoft allowed users of its Office productivity suite their first real look at the upcoming Office 2016 release in the form of a developer preview. Now, in May, it has announced a release for everyone else: the Office 2016 Consumer Preview. Right now, anyone who wants an advance look at the latest iteration of the popular software suite can have fun with their very own free, official preview copy. As expected, Office 2016 isn't a radical departure from earlier versions. Instead, it offers evolutionary steps in several directions. Preparing for the new Office 2016 Consumer Preview on your computer   While getting the preview is easy enough, you need to prepare your computer for it. As with full, final releases of … Continue reading

Using the One-Click Reinstall Feature on Windows 8 by Kelly Lynn

Up until Windows 7, if you needed to reset your computer, you needed to set a full day aside for it. With Windows 8, though, you have new powers in the form of the one-click reinstall feature. It's one of the best new features introduced on Windows 8, and is usually a far better way to get a fresh new computer than using the manufacturer's DVDs or the restore partition on your hard drive. It can be a great way to spring-clean your computer each year. One-click reinstall   Microsoft internally terms its new Windows feature push-button reset. In Windows itself, it comes in two versions, labeled PC refresh and PC reset. The first one keeps your files and simply refreshes your OS. The second erases everything, files and all, … Continue reading

Two Tips for Powerpoint Videos and Microsoft Office Privacy by Kelly Lynn

These two tips should help you get a lot more out of Microsoft Office.   Create PowerPoint videos PowerPoint puts the power in everyone's hands to create impressive multimedia presentations. You get to blend music, pictures, text and webpages into slick shows that look effortlessly professional. There's one trick that you may not be aware of yet, though -- you can turn those carefully choreographed slides into video. The trick, when you have a fully finished presentation, is to stay away from the Save button, and to instead go to Export. You can do this by clicking on File-Export-Create a video. When you hit that button, Office opens a Create a video dialog box with two drop-down menus. The first one lets you set the level of quality that you … Continue reading

What is Dlna, and How Do You Use It to Stream Media from Your Computer? by Kelly Lynn

Many entertainment units that you use with a television -- gaming consoles, TiVo, Roku and so on -- offer streaming over a standard called the Digital Living Network Alliance. It was developed by Sony, and is available for use on computers, too -- it can help you stream the media files on your PC over your network, through a set-top box, to your television. All you need to do is to turn your computer into a DLNA server first. How do you turn it on?   You need no special software to get started with DLNA. It's built into Windows and only needs to be enabled. You only need to open Control Panel and search for the keyword media in the search box. The first search result should be Media … Continue reading