Office for Android Tablets – Preview

This is a key step by Microsoft, preview versions of the big three from the Office suite are available for Android Tablets. Not final versions, but worth exploring. So far I have installed them on my old Nexus 7 (with KitKat). I’ve done a few basic tasks in Word, but haven’t checked them out in full (report next week)

If you want to try them out use the links below to get to the Google Play Store

When you get to the Google play store search also for  OneDrive and OneNote (There is even OneNote for Android Wear!)

If you are on any other device you are already catered for MS Office for most devices

So why is this a big deal?

As Office 365 and SharePoint online start to get some traction, users will want to work with content in the field. Android tablets are a cost effective way for business to provide a handy, but functional tool. While there are third party apps for working with Office files, I found this a mixed success and the lack of these apps is what lead me to moving to a windows tablet (and the cost of basic windows tablets becoming competitive).

So when the final apps are released, companies can give staff a good android tablet and use Office 365 (and bank the money they saved vs buying i-Pads).

Steven

Tips for speeding up preparing reports in MS Word

Tutorial covering Headings, Styles, Table of Contents and the Navigation pane – all useful for saving time in preparing reports. Shows how to:

  • Easily format headings
  • Prepare a Table of Contents
  • Move content within  a report
  • Convert to a PDF for distribution

Creating PDF from Word Series

My Creating PDF from Word tutorials from my YouTube channel are now gathered together in one convenient PlayList.

Mail Merge dates in the wrong format

Problem:

I am doing a mail merge in Word with data from an Excel spreadsheet. One of the merge fields displays a date from a column in the Excel data, but the date doesn’t display in the expected format. How do I change the date format?

Answer:

  1. Open the Word Document
  2. Right click on the Date field
  3. Choose Toggle Field codes Continue reading “Mail Merge dates in the wrong format”

Recording Assessment or Training Simulations on Word or PDF Forms with Adobe Captivate

Question: Can we record training simulations or assessments using Word or PDF based forms?

Answer:

PDF Forms

With the PDF forms – Captivate in training or assessment mode added click boxes to the drop down lists, check boxes and text fields as I clicked on them (good).

With Drop down lists and check boxes – It expects the user to click on the exact option you clicked on when recording _ so you will need to make your test instructions clear.

The click boxes were smaller the actual objects – so you will need to resize them to cover the drop down list . Continue reading “Recording Assessment or Training Simulations on Word or PDF Forms with Adobe Captivate”

Free simple guide to Numbering to Headings and Paragraphs in Word 2010/2007

Please complete the simple form below and I will send you a link to download a four page guide to Applying Numbering to Headings One to Three and Paragraphs (as you might use in a legal environment) using Word 2010.

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SharePoint End User Assorted Questions

Sharing an accumulation of answers and resources covering recent questions I have been asked.

Which SharePoint books have you read and found useful?

I have both of the books below on my bookshelf at Safari Books Online. I have downloaded many chapters as pdf to my e-book reader.

SharePoint® 2010 How-To

  • By: Ishai Sagi
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Pub. Date: August 15, 2010
  • Print ISBN-10: 0-672-33335-X
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33335-4
  • Web ISBN-10: 0-13-248748-9
  • Web ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248748-1
  • Pages in Print Edition: 400

Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Plain & Simple

  • By: Johnathan Lightfoot; Chris Beckett
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Pub. Date: November 1, 2010
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-4228-7
  • Pages in Print Edition: 256

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Keeping pictures in line with text in Word 2007

Question:  Keeping pictures in line with text in Word 2007/Word 2010

Answer:

  • In the document, click in the text where they want the picture to go
  • Select the Insert tab
  • Choose Picture – insert the picture
  • Having inserted the picture, make sure it is still selected
  • From the Picture Tools Tab
  • Choose Wrap TextSquare (or other choice as required)
  • Don’t use Position – you need to leave position as the default “in line with text”
  • If text is added above the image the image will now stay with its associated text, but with the text wrapping around the image.

Steven

Using Outlook Contacts In Word

Here are three ways to use Outlook Contacts in Word

Method One

In a Mail Merge to generate a batch of letters or labels – see full article at Microsoft.

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Over 1000 views

My YouTube channel has had over 1000 views. I know movies of cute puppies will get  this many views will get that many views in 10 minutes… but its a big deal for me. So see Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Acrobat and other tips at http://www.youtube.com/user/TrainAScope

Useful MS Word Links

This is a quick collection of useful word links  for Word 2007 or later. Not a pretty document but some useful links

Movies

My You Tube Channel has a few Word related movies on it.  Don’t forget You Tube for specialist content like Word. For example, YouTube has 500+ movies on Word 2007 and forms. More Links after the fold.

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Updates to Recent Posts

I have added content to two recent posts:

Also added to my YouTube Channel

Regards, Steven Knight

Convert Word 2007 into PDF with bookmarks

Two approaches to this task:

  • Using Word’s integration with Acrobat standard or Professional
  • Using Word’s own Saves as PDF or Send As PDF feature

Steps and Movies after the fold.  Continue reading “Convert Word 2007 into PDF with bookmarks”