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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: Knowledgebase

Stumped by a technology issue? While we can’t be there for you during the summer, you can visit our extensive Knowledgebase. The Knowledgebase is filled with articles that contain step-by-step instructions on how to do many different tasks. From instructions on how to change your network password

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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: Office 365 Multiple User Edits

Multiple users can edit a single Office 365 document at one time. You can share editing with both Etown network users, and non-Etown network users. First navigate to “portal.office.com” in a web browser such as Google Chrome. Open the document

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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: Basic CTRL Shortcut Keys

Press these keys To do this CTRL + Z Undo CTRL + Y Redo CTRL+ Alt +Tab Use the arrow keys to switch between open items CTRL + Mouse Scroll wheel Change the size of the icons on the desktop

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Personalize Your Copy of Microsoft Office

If you share documents and track changes in Office programs or work in OneNote, you will often see what looks like initials, EC.  When Microsoft Office is installed on college computers, the user’s name is Elizabethtown College and the initials

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