Using the Format Painter

Have you ever wanted to format a part of your document to match another part, but can’t seem to get it just right?

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Custom Calendar View

Let me guess, you love using the Colby Apps Calendar, but you wish you could choose a view other than Day or Week? How would you like to have the ability to control exactly how many days appear in your calendar view?

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Using Excel’s Fill Handle

The Fill Handle is very useful for copying the contents of a cell or extending a series of data.  It is represented by a little blue square in the lower right corner of a selected cell.

To fill in a series of data:

  1. Enter the first part of your data set.
    • For instance, “1, 2, 3″ or “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday”
  2. Select the data you just entered.
  3. Place your cursor over the Fill Handle, your cursor will change to a black plus sign.
  4. Click-and-drag the Fill Handle to extend your data set.

You can use these same steps to copy the contents of a single cell over a range of cells.

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Using appointment slots in Colby Apps Calendar

UPDATE 12/17/2012: GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THIS FEATURE WILL SOON BE DISCONTINUED

Google’s Colby Apps Calendar has added “appointment slots,” a new feature that can be used to aid in scheduling meetings.

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How to get to “author mode” in CommonSpot 6.1

CommonSpot 6.1 introduces a new interface that includes new menus and new names for some menu items. Here are few quick steps to get you editing your pages in the new version. [Read more...]

Mac Application and Folder Shortcuts

A shortcut is an icon that be “clicked” to open an application or folder without having to “go find it” on your computer. The instructions below are for running an application, but the process is the same for opening a folder or a file.
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The Leopard Mac Application Dock

By default, the Dock sits at the bottom of the Mac display. The Dock was introduced in OS X and contains shortcuts to applications. As you move the cursor along the Dock, the icons will be magnified. You can relocate the Dock to the sides and you can set it to “autohide”. The size of the icons in the dock, and the amount of magnification when an icon is highlighted can also be adjusted.
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Resetting the View Percent in PDF Files

Stymied about how to get a PDF file you have created to automatically open at 100%? Got a file from a colleague that opens at 65% every time no matter what you do?

If you have Adobe Acrobat Pro Here is the fix:

  • Open the PDF file
  • Click on File > Properties
  • Click on the down arrow next to “Magnification”
  • Select the % value you want
  • Click OK
  • Click on File > Close
  • When asked, click on “Yes” you want to save changes

The document will now open in your selected % view

Converting WORD to POWERPOINT

Do you have a WORD document or report that you want to create a POWERPOINT presentation for? Did you know there is an easy way to import WORD into POWERPOINT? Here’s how:

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Positioning Images in Word 2007

Sometimes, you may want to place a picture or image in an exact location on the page and have text flow around it. Below are the steps to follow in order to exactly position an image on a page in WORD 2007.

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