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Outstanding Options in Microsoft Access

Outstanding Options in Microsoft Access

May 22, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

Customized Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Many users find that keyboard shortcuts for Access helps them work more efficiently.  In the previous blog, we discussed some frequently used keyboard shortcuts. In this blog, we will discuss how to create customized keyboard shortcut keys.

The AutoKeys macro assigns shortcut key combinations to a set of tasks.  You can only create one AutoKeys macro in each database but you can create multiple submacros, with each submacro assigned a shortcut key combination.  You must name the macro “AutoKeys” for it to work.Read More

Microsoft Access Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Access Tips and Tricks

May 10, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

Symbols for Special/Custom Formatting

To customize the display of numbers, dates/times, and text, use the Format property.

For a field, you set this property in the Table Design View (in the Field Properties section) or in the Query Design View (in the Field Properties property sheet). For a control, you set this property in the control’s property sheet.

The Format property affects only how the data is displayed, not how the data is stored.Read More

Access Fantastic Features – Startup Options: Navigation Form and AutoExec Macro

Access Fantastic Features – Startup Options: Navigation Form and AutoExec Macro

April 17, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

A split database will very often use a Navigation Form on the front-end as the entry point for users.  A good idea is to display the Navigation Form by default each time a user opens the database. This makes it easy for users to switch between the various forms and reports in the database without affecting the data tables stored and protected on the back-end. This blog will explain a simple process of creating a Navigation Form by adding buttons to display forms and reports and then configuring options to display the Navigation Form at startup instead of the navigation pane.  In addition, a brief discussion will describe a more advanced process of Navigation Form design that opens database objects (including queries) and shows a message (if preferred) at startup.
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2018 Microsoft Product Roadmap Summary

2018 Microsoft Product Roadmap Summary

March 8, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Microsoft Office / by Centriq Training

(Original content provided by Gladys Rama/ Redmond Channel Partner)

“It’s promising to be a busy year for Microsoft watchers, with major version releases on tap for some of the company’s most venerable product lines. Here are the biggest milestones to watch out for.”

Every year Redmond Channel Partner puts out the Microsoft Product Roadmap, which provides a comprehensive guide to upcoming Microsoft product updates and new product releases. Centriq’s summarized this information for you, providing an overview of version updates, next-gen releases and brand new releases, as well as anticipated release dates.Read More

Outstanding Options in Microsoft Word

Outstanding Options in Microsoft Word

January 2, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

If you have not spent much time reviewing the options and settings in Word, that is unfortunate because you can really customize Word to your own personal preferences and work situation.

This blog will share some examples of the things you can do with options and settings. Perhaps these “gold nuggets” will encourage you to explore other options and settings that might be helpful to you.Read More

Awesome Add-ins for Word

Awesome Add-ins for Word

December 19, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

An add-in is a term used for a software utility added to a primary program. In other words, add-ins are mini applications that extend what you can do with Microsoft Office programs, such as Word. When you enable an add-in, it adds custom commands and new features that help increase your productivity.

By default, add-ins are not immediately available, so you must first install (and in some cases activate or configure) these add-ins so that you can use them. Many of the add-ins are free from the Microsoft Store (https://store.office.com). You may also be able to search for add-ins from third party vendors.Read More

Terrific Tips and Tricks in Microsoft Word

Terrific Tips and Tricks in Microsoft Word

November 27, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

Since Microsoft Word is one of the most frequently used software programs, people assume they know everything there is to know. Therefore whenever you find new and cool things you can do in Word, it is an awesome treat. I have been teaching Microsoft Word for years and it seems like I learn new and cool things (or maybe remember old, useful things) frequently. Here are some of my most recent favorites that I thought you might enjoy:Read More

Terrific Tips and Tricks in PowerPoint: Learn to Present Like a Pro

Terrific Tips and Tricks in PowerPoint: Learn to Present Like a Pro

October 23, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

There is no shortage of tips for creating and delivering an effective presentation in PowerPoint. Just search the web and you will find lots of advice. Here is Microsoft’s official article on the subject.

My goal for this blog posting is not to repeat some of the generic information and suggestions out there but to provide less common tools, applications, and tricks such as:

  • Using tools and shortcut keys for screen and cursor options
  • Utilizing special applications such as Mix (Free Add-in) and Office Presentation Service (Free Option)
  • Employing special tricks like hiding slides and creating custom shows

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Awesome Add-ins for PowerPoint

Awesome Add-ins for PowerPoint

October 9, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

An add-in is a term used for a software utility added to a primary program. In other words, add-ins are mini applications that extend what you can do with Microsoft Office programs, such as PowerPoint. When you enable an add-in, it adds custom commands and new features that help increase your productivity.

By default, add-ins are not immediately available, so you must first install (and in some cases activate or configure) these add-ins so that you can use them. Many of the add-ins are free from the Microsoft Store (https://store.office.com). You may also be able to search for add-ins from third party vendors.Read More

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