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Easily Convert to PDF in Office 2010

Easily Convert to PDF in Office 2010

May 2nd, 2012

As a new feature in Microsoft Office 2010, you can easily convert your document to a PDF from any Office program (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). In previous versions of MS Office, you needed to have additional software installed to create a PDF. Now when you save your document, PDF is among the file types to […]


Looking for Help with Office 2010?

October 7th, 2011

Many Loyolans are now running the 2010 version of the Microsoft Office Suite from their desktops. Loyola traditionally offers technology workshops in January and August through our Training Central program, and starting January 2012 the Office classes – Excel, PowerPoint, and Word – will all feature the 2010 version of these programs. In addition, because […]


A Microsoft Word Timesaving Tech Tip: Format Painter

A Microsoft Word Timesaving Tech Tip: Format Painter

February 18th, 2011

Have you ever wondered what that paintbrush icon on your toolbar in any of your Microsoft Office applications actually does? Most likely, you’ve never used it or might be that you’ve not even noticed it. This little paintbrush icon is one of the most underutilized, timesaving features in Microsoft Word. It’s called Format Painter. The […]


Preview Documents in Word

Preview Documents in Word

February 11th, 2011

If you can’t remember which document you need, Word 2007 allows you to easily preview documents before opening them. After you open Word, go to the Microsoft Icon and select Open. To enable the preview, click on the icon in the top right hand corner of the window and select Preview from the drop-down menu. […]


Password Protect Word 2007 Documents

Password Protect Word 2007 Documents

December 17th, 2010

If you have a Microsoft Word 2007 document that you would like to make read-only or if you would like to add password protection, Word offers a few options to secure your file. Here are a few security features offered in Word: Encrypt Document: Adding encryption to your document will require that a password be […]


Using Formatting Styles in Word 2007

Using Formatting Styles in Word 2007

July 29th, 2010

If you want to create a professional looking document, the preset styles in Word 2007 make it easy to choose headings, subheadings, and font themes that are designed to complement one another. Using the Quick Styles feature can help save you time and make your document look more polished.  To get started, go to the […]


Track Changes as you Edit in Word

Track Changes as you Edit in Word

April 7th, 2010

Track Changes in Microsoft Word is a helpful feature for viewing and editing revisions while you work in a document. This tool can be incredibly useful when multiple users are editing the same document. Also, if you are a professor, you can use Track Changes to add comments and make revisions to a paper. The […]


Adjusting Auto-Save in Office 2007

Adjusting Auto-Save in Office 2007

March 18th, 2010

If you’ve ever lost your work due to a computer freeze or power loss then you know how frustrating it can be.  In Microsoft Office, there is a way to help prevent such a disaster. All you need to do is adjust the auto-save interval time so that you know how often and where your […]


Google Wave

January 29th, 2010

Google Wave is a new online tool that provides a platform for real-time collaboration and communication. Google has combined features of instant messaging, wikis, email and word processing so that users can work together to create and edit documents called “waves.”  These waves allow any participant to edit any part of the document and there […]


Reduce the Size of Large PowerPoint and Word Files

November 12th, 2009

With Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, large files are almost always caused by images.  You might have high resolution digital photos from your digital camera that you’ve inserted, high quality scans, or uncompressed graphics all throughout your file. Reducing file size helps alleviate complications later such as your colleague not being able to open your email […]