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  • If you have PowerPoint 2016 and are wondering why other people running PowerPoint 2016 have access to these cool new features that aren’t in your copy of PowerPoint 2016, then […]

    PowerPoint 2016: How come I don’t have Morph or Glitter Pens or 3D Models yet?

    If you have PowerPoint 2016 and are wondering why other people running PowerPoint 2016 have access to these cool new features that aren’t in your copy of PowerPoint 2016, then […]

  • In December of 2016, Microsoft announced a new feature coming soon to Office 365 subscribers: Automatic Alt-text, part of a host of new features aimed at improving accessibility across the Microsoft Office applications.

    Automatic Alt-Text

    In December of 2016, Microsoft announced a new feature coming soon to Office 365 subscribers: Automatic Alt-text, part of a host of new features aimed at improving accessibility across the Microsoft Office applications.

  • In this short video tutorial, Microsoft MVP Heather Ackmann discusses the differences between the hyphen, en dash, and em dash, as well as how to insert these different symbols in Microsoft Word.

    Hyphens, En Dashes, and Em Dashes in Microsoft Word

    In this short video tutorial, Microsoft MVP Heather Ackmann discusses the differences between the hyphen, en dash, and em dash, as well as how to insert these different symbols in Microsoft Word.

  • In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstrates how to use Designer, a newer PowerPoint 2016 feature for Office 365 subscribers, and talks about some of the newest updates and additions to Designer as of March 2016.

    Instant Slide Makeovers with PowerPoint Designer

    In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstrates how to use Designer, a newer PowerPoint 2016 feature for Office 365 subscribers, and talks about some of the newest updates and additions to Designer as of March 2016.

  • In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstates how to quickly animate slides using a great new feature called Morph, available now to most Office 365 subscribers.

    Animate Faster with PowerPoint Morph

    In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstates how to quickly animate slides using a great new feature called Morph, available now to most Office 365 subscribers.

  • Back in 2012, DePaul University’s Alan Ackmann and I gave a webinar for TrainSignal on writing resumes in Microsoft Word. Here is the webinar:

    Webinar: Top 10 Resume Tips for IT Pros

    Back in 2012, DePaul University’s Alan Ackmann and I gave a webinar for TrainSignal on writing resumes in Microsoft Word. Here is the webinar:

  • A little while back a colleague of mine asked me, "How do I calculate the total seconds in Excel?" What he had was a column of timestamps in the h:mm:ss format and he wanted to convert that timestamps to simply display the total seconds, which is actually quite easy to do in Excel depending on (1) how the data was entered, and (2) how the data is formatted. Watch this video to learn how...

    Calculate Total Elapsed Seconds in Microsoft Excel 2010

    A little while back a colleague of mine asked me, “How do I calculate the total seconds in Excel?” What he had was a column of timestamps in the h:mm:ss format and he wanted to convert that timestamps to simply display the total seconds, which is actually quite easy to do in Excel depending on (1) how the data was entered, and (2) how the data is formatted. Watch this video to learn how…

  • If you have ever been frustrated when trying to delete a record in Access and seeing the warning message "The record cannot be deleted or changed because table 'tblYourTableName' includes related records,' do not be dismayed. That warning message is actually a good thing, for referential integrity is protected your data from being orphaned. To side-step the warning message and to allow you and your database users to delete unwanted data, you might want to try to turn on a feature called "cascade delete."

    Microsoft Access Relationship: Cascade Delete

    If you have ever been frustrated when trying to delete a record in Access and seeing the warning message “The record cannot be deleted or changed because table ‘tblYourTableName’ includes related records,’ do not be dismayed. That warning message is actually a good thing, for referential integrity is protected your data from being orphaned. To side-step the warning message and to allow you and your database users to delete unwanted data, you might want to try to turn on a feature called “cascade delete.”

  • Newbies to Microsoft Access are often puzzled by a variety of warning messages, and the message "The record cannot be deleted or changed because table 'tblYourTableNameHere' includes related records," is among the more common messages that frustrate beginners. Do not be discouraged. This message is really a good thing because it means referential integrity is doing its job in protected your records from being orphaned.

    Microsoft Access Relationships: Cascade Update

    Newbies to Microsoft Access are often puzzled by a variety of warning messages, and the message “The record cannot be deleted or changed because table ‘tblYourTableNameHere’ includes related records,” is among the more common messages that frustrate beginners. Do not be discouraged. This message is really a good thing because it means referential integrity is doing its job in protected your records from being orphaned.

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