Did Your Ribbon Disappear?

One of the new features introduced in Office 2007 was the Ribbon interface.  The Ribbon is still a vital part of Office 2010 and the newest version, Office 2013. Some users become very frustrated because suddenly as they are hurriedly completing a task the buttons on the Ribbon are no longer visible and all that Continue Reading…

Are You Just Hearing, or Are You Listening Your Way to Success?

Take a “working tip” from Richland College’s POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication course on how to enhance your career and leadership success by developing effective listening skills. Some people don’t realize that there is a big difference between hearing and listening. As a result, they run the risk of jeopardizing their success at work Continue Reading…

Want to Be Successful in College?

How do you feel on your first day of a new semester? If it is your first semester, you are probably very apprehensive. If you are a returning college student, you may be excited or you may be anxious about meeting new people and facing new challenges. In either situation you are probably a bit Continue Reading…

9+ Reasons Why OneNote 2013 Can Help You Become More Successful!

Take a “working tip” from Richland College’s POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures course on how to increase your productivity and efficiency at the office. Like so many other things these days, projects at work seem to have many moving parts—some parts need your attention right away, and other tasks come later but are equally as Continue Reading…

Microsoft Certification

Do you have a job that uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, or PowerPoint? Have you been job hunting and continue to run across Word, PowerPoint and Excel on job descriptions? Becoming Microsoft certified in Word, Excel, Access, Outlook or PowerPoint could improve your resume. You might want to think about adding one (or several) Microsoft Continue Reading…

The VLOOKUP Function (A Mystery to Many Excel Users)

by Meggen Mills The VLOOKUP Function is one of the most useful functions in Excel.  It is also one of the most confusing and least understood functions.  This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the VLOOKUP function (function: A prewritten formula that takes a value or values, performs an operation, and returns a Continue Reading…

Make Your Business Charts More Effective!

Take a “working” tip from Richland College’s POFT 2312 Business Correspondence & Communication course: Tip: Understand that the use of charts in today’s communications is accepted, and actually expected, as a way of getting your readers to understand your message faster and easier. So what can you do to make your charts more effective?—in essence how Continue Reading…

Making the Windows 8.1 Start Menu Your Own by Dean Keith

The current version of Windows 8.1 enables more features to help the user bridge the difference between Applications running on the Desktop and Apps running in full screen mode. The addition of the Close and Minimize buttons to the tile Apps screens and enabling tile Apps to be pinned to the Taskbar that now appears Continue Reading…