Barbara Welvaarts 16 blogposts

Do's and Don't's on incorporating your visual identity in your Microsoft Office 2010 templates

Do's and Don't's on incorporating your visual identity in Office 2010 Including your corporate identity and branding in your company's documents has become increasingly important. Everything changes.. not only our visual identity, but also the software and the way you use your programs. We send more and more docum

Add a shortcut in the File/ Open dialogue box in Office 2007 or 2010 when on Windows XP

Add a shortcut in the File/ Open dialogue box in Office 2007 or 2010 when on Windows Xp Over these last few years, I have been involved in a lot of Office migration  projects, where companies went from Office 2003 to Office 2007 or 2010. Most companies have combined their Office and Windows migration, but it is per

How can I modify the format of my text (Caps, lowercase, …) when using the Word Mail Merge feature?

In a previous blog post we saw how to change the Date format of Word Mail merge fields. In this one I will explain how you can apply a lowercase, uppercase, … format to your text mail merge fields.

How can I modify the format of my numbers when using the Word Mail Merge feature?

In a previous blog post we saw how to change the Date format of Word Mail Merge fields. In this one I will explain how you can apply a specific Number format to your Number Mail Merge fields.

Microsoft Word: Modify the format of your dates when using the Word Mail Merge feature

Have you ever used the Mail Merge feature in Word? Normally, it works like a charm. But ever so often the retrieved dates are not formatted as they should be. Does this mean you need to discard the Mail Merge feature and input your data manually? Of course not, and here’s how you can change the format of your date mail merge fields.

Do’s and Don’t’s on incorporating your visual identity in your Microsoft Office 2010 templates

Including your corporate identity and branding in your company’s documents has become increasingly important. Everything changes.. not only our visual identity, but also the software and the way you use your programs. We send more and more documents electronically and we wish to transmit a clear corporate identity, so of course we wish to project a uniform image externally. That’s why Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 now includes a lot of features on the integration of your visual identity in your Office templates (Word, PowerPoint, ...),

Navigate easily to the visuals that interest you

When handling large documents in Word, like for example an annual report or a technical description, everyone knows just how important it is to get quickly and easily to that information that is important for you. So, that’s why we set up the structure of our document with the aid of heading styles and include a table of contents. But what about all the visual aids that you use to embellish your document such as for example charts, pictures, flowcharts, etc.? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to jump immediately to the information that you are interested in?

Share your PowerPoint 2010 Presentation online as a movie

There are different ways of sharing your presentation: sending it by mail, posting it on your website, on an FTP server, etc. Most shared presentations are saved either as a PowerPoint presentation or as a PDF file, so they become static. That means that you lose the whole flow of your carefully applied animation effects, which, when used professionally, give your presentation that vibrant touch. With PowerPoint 2010 you can now save your presentation as a movie. You can even include your voice, so when people missed the actual presentation, they can just watch the movie.

Animate a SmartArt in PowerPoint One object at the time

"A picture says more than a thousand words". A very visual way to convey your message is by including a SmartArt diagram in your PowerPoint presentation. But how can you make sure that each item gets the focus it deserves without getting lost in the general overview?

How to add a suffix '.be' automatically in Internet Explorer.

You might know this default setting of the Internet Explorer: In the address bar, type the name of the site you wish to visit, without the “www” before and “.com” after. eg: “Xylos”. Type CTRL+Enter and the whole adress is completed (eg. “http://www.xylos.com.) But what about adding ".be" as a suffix?

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