Office 2010 Quick Tips #1

Whether you are a new user or an old pro at using Microsoft Office, here are some tips and advice that you can use in order to improve your performance and save time.


Make use of the improved security features. You can use the new “protected mode” in order to prevent accidental editing of a downloaded file. You can also choose who can collaborate by using a special editing feature.

Know who’s working online by using the “buddy list” which shows who is editing a document and who is offline.


Insert a screenshot. Outlook now allows you to easily insert a screenshot in your email by clicking on the Insert tab on the Ribbon and then clicking Screenshot. You can then select an open screen from a dialog box.

Use the Social Connector to get information about your contacts from social sites and networks. There are special installers you can download for such sites as Facebook and LinkedIn.

WORD 2010

Create a more readable default font by changing the font Calibri to another like Palatino Linotype by pressing Control-Shift-F to open the Font dialog box, selecting the new font, then selecting Save-as-Default.

Activate the new warning feature so that you do not accidentally send out a copy of your document with revisions. To turn on this new security feature, go to File-Options-Trust Center and check off the warning box.

EXCEL 2010

For quicker navigation, use the CTRL key while pressing one of the arrow keys in order to immediately go to the last item in a range. You can move in all four directions.

Use the status bar at the bottom of the screen to quickly see different results of various math operations. Select a range of cells with data and then look at the status bar at the bottom of the screen. The Average, Count and Sum are displayed by default.