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Tech Tip: Embed Videos in PowerPoint

Videos can sometimes explain things much better than words alone. Some presentations can be much less boring with an added video too, but clicking links, waiting for the browser to open, then finding the right place in the video can

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Tech Tip: Add a Table of Contents in Word

You might have a big group project or report to do this semester. If the paper starts to get difficult to navigate, you can easily add a table of contents in Word. This will enable you to quickly access the

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Tech Tip: Change Default Font in Word

Last week’s Tech Tip was about how to change the default margins in Word. This week’s Tech Tip is How to Change the Default Font in Word. Microsoft Word sets the default font as Calibri size 11. Most professors prefer

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Tech Tip: Change Default Margins in Word

Margins in Word create a buffer space between the edge of the page and the document content. Some style guides (e.g. APA, MLA) require a different amount space in the margins than others. Changing the margins every time can get

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Tech Tip: Get Rid of Start Menu in Office

When you open an Office program such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, or Publisher, a Start menu is displayed with file templates. This can be annoying, but it is easy to disable. You can certainly disable the Start menu for every

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Tech Tip: Styles and Themes in Excel

Themes allow a user to format an entire document with a certain look. This includes fonts and colors. Editing Themes in Excel can make data easier to read and organize. To edit Styles or Themes, first open a document, then

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Tech Tip: Scale for Printing in Excel

Printing in Excel can be a little complicated. When working with Excel, the document can become large, and sometimes you may need to scale a large document before printing. To start, open the document you would like to print in

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Tech Tip: Sign Out of Microsoft Account

Office 2013 allows a user to sign in using a Microsoft account that links all of your Office work to an account. Signing in and out of your account is a pretty simple task thanks to the new Office. Signing

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Tech Tip: PowerPoint Slide Master

Slide Master allows the user to edit the entire document’s design and the effects at one time. With slide master, you can set effects such as transitions for an entire PowerPoint presentation at once. To start, open PowerPoint, and select

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Tech Tip: Customize the Ribbon in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office has easy access tabs for commands. Some of these commands are useful, others are rarely used, and some commands you might need are not shown. To customize what commands are displayed in the ribbon, first open the Office

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Tech Tip: Turn on BCC in Outlook

Blind Carbon Copy, or BCC, is a great way to send private emails to individuals or hide someone’s email address to a group. This respects the privacy of the recipients.  First, open Outlook and start a new email by clicking New

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Tech Tip: Don’t Add Spaces Between Paragraphs

You can format Microsoft Word not to add spaces between paragraphs. First, open Word, and on the Home tab in the ribbon go to the Paragraph section. Click on the small arrow on the right hand side of the Paragraph box. A

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Tech Tip: Open a Copy

Remembering to Save As is always a hassle. There is an easy way to make sure you never save over a document instead of Save As. Just open a copy of the file. To open a copy, first open up

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Tech Tip: Change Screen Size in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint, the size of slides can change with just a few clicks of the mouse. The default size in PPT 2013 or newer is in Widescreen (16:9). In older versions, the default size is Standard (4:3). To change from widescreen

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Top 10 Apps of 2015 for Students

2015 has seen more apps than ever before, and if you don’t have these yet, you’ll definitely want to take a look to find your next most used app on your phone. Organization/Productivity: When it comes to school, apps can

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