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How to train for a marathon Excel style with a Stacked Chart

Happy New Year! Perhaps you made a resolution to run a marathon. I know I did. And I’m going to use Excel to create my training plan. Many of the advanced features in Excel are best explained by example, so I’ll use marathon training to show you some great tricks, like how to use different [...]

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Using portrait and landscape orientation in the same presentation

(This post was originally written and published by Erik Jenson. We’ve updated it for Excel for Mac 2011.) Many of you want to use both portrait (shown here as image 1) and landscape (image 2) slide orientation in the same presentation. It makes sense, and presentations with both orientations look great. And while we don’t [...]

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Combining Chart Types, Adding a Second Axis in Excel for Mac

(This post was originally written and published by Katherine Fifer, an intern on the Excel 2007 team. We’ve updated it for Excel for Mac 2011.) Many of us need to create charts that compare different types of data. To quickly and clearly display data of different types, it’s helpful to plot varying data sets with [...]

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All the hype about hyperlinks

When writing, sometimes you need to give readers more information – or a reference — but you don’t want to distract too much from the document. Enter the hyperlink. If you read blogs or use social networks (or, well, anything online), you’re used to connecting to external websites via hyperlinks, and you can add the [...]

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Sweep the junk away

Junk emails – also called spam — can plague your inbox, waste your time, and be a general annoyance: • Ads about real-estate agents not in your area • “Vacations” you supposedly won • Medical instruments you don’t need When your inbox is full of junk emails, it’s hard to find the important messages you [...]

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Party planning in Excel

You are an Excel fanatic. You want to use it all the time. At least I do! You know you could be using it in your daily life, but you haven’t come across the perfect opportunity yet, right? Let me show you. I was planning my niece’s birthday the other day. My husband and I [...]

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Cue up multiple songs in PowerPoint

With PowerPoint 2011 you can add dimension to your presentation by arranging multiple songs to play on certain slides. To add multiple songs to your presentation follow these steps: 1)     Choose which slide you want your song to start playing. 2)     On the Home tab, click the Media button and select Audio Browser. 3)     The [...]

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Stay in Office for Mac for definitions

Many of us are familiar with the built-in spell and grammar check in Word for Mac and other Office for Mac programs, but did you know there’s also a dictionary built-in so you don’t have to open a browser tab or window to look up a word? Or do you have a print dictionary close [...]

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SkyDrive connects Office for Mac to the cloud

We often use many devices throughout the day to access, create or share documents. You might create a PowerPoint presentation using Office for Mac at home, continue working on your Windows PC at the office, and then access and share your files on the go. Now with the SkyDrive for Mac OS X Lion* preview, [...]

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Shape shifting Office objects

What? No egg shape? If you want to fine-tune a shape in Office for Mac 2011, or even create a different shape altogether, you can edit its points. For example, turn a circle into an egg shape. Or rearrange the points in a freeform shape that you created with the drawing tool. To see the [...]

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