October 15, 2012 |

Working with MS Outlook Favorites

I’ve just posted a handout on working with Microsoft Outlook Favorites in the Resources section, but you can grab it from here also:

At the top left of your Outlook Mailbox list there is a section headed Favorites.  A little known function is that you can add Mail folders to this area so they are easily accessible.  This saves you having to scan down the Mailbox Navigation Pane to find a folder you use frequently.  Adding a Folder to Favourites does not remove it from the Mailbox list.

Get the full handout: Working With MS Outlook Favorites.

September 20, 2012 |

Show/Hide Ribbon In Microsoft Office 2007/2010

If you feel you might be running out of space on your screen, or simply prefer the Ribbon out of the way, just right-click on the Ribbon and then choose Minimize the Ribbon.  You could be in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook – basically if it is a Ribbon in a MS Office program, this hint will work for you.


This will make the bulk of the Ribbon invisible, but you can still read and access the  tab names (e.g. Home, Insert etc).

Simply click on a tab name to temporarily display the full Ribbon and when you have finished it will minimize itself again.

To reverse this and have the Ribbon showing again, simply  right-click on the Ribbon area and then deselect the minimize choice, making the entire Ribbon visible at all times.

August 10, 2012 |

October is Express Training Month at City of Boroondara

We have decided to trial a number of our day courses in an express, half day format during the month of October for the City of Boroondara.  The content of express classes will cover the key information and concepts of the relevant program, but given their shorter length are  ideal for staff requiring MS Office product training, but who find it difficult to be released from duties for a full day. Attendees will be provided with the full one day course manual so they can follow up on the topics that cannot be included in the shorter version class.

Staff who prefer their training in a longer format, which allows for more content and the opportunity for more hands-on practice, will still be able to  to attend our traditional one day format classes, as these will not be taken off the schedule.

If we get enough interest in the half day express format classes after trialling them,  they will become a regular offering on the monthly IT training schedule alongside the one day classes.


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June 25, 2012 |

Maximum Number of Undos/Redos in Microsoft Office

Every Office program allows you to undo and redo multiple steps and/or formatting, but it varies between the programs:

The maximum for each are as follows:

Outlook – unlimited undo’s
Word – unlimited undo’s
Excel – 16 undo’s
PowerPoint – 150 undo’s
Publisher – 20 undo’s
Access – 1 undo