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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 […]


Office 2010: Have You Made the Switch?

August 12th, 2011

Odds are you’ve heard something about the campus-wide upgrade to Windows 7.  If not, here’s the short version: By the end of the calendar year, all labs, classrooms, and faculty and staff computers will be running Microsoft’s latest. But other things are also happening. With the Windows upgrade, we’ll also be moving to the 2010 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Easily Extract Images from a Word Document

October 22nd, 2009

Once an image is included in a Word document, it is embedded as part of the file.  If you would like to use an image that is part of a Word document, luckily there is a quick and easy way to extract and save images from Word.  Saving a Word document as a Web page […]