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Microsoft Office is essential for most PC users. Management assistants couldn’t live without it. HR employees use it to optimise their overview, efficiency and communication. Sales employees use it to efficiently handle their administration, allowing them to focus on their sales activities. The software is also extremely helpful for organising events. Efficiency, collaboration and better communication are at the core of Microsoft Office. Did you think you know all the ins and outs of Office? Our tips and tricks may surprise you!

From e-mail to meeting request in Outlook

Xylos Learning
07/08/2018

E-mails are a vital part of (business) communication, but that doesn’t mean this means of communication is always the most efficient. Sometimes, you can keep mailing back and forth forever about a certain topic, while a short meeting would clear things up immediately. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to turn an e-mail into a meeting request in just one click.

Boring PowerPoint presentation? Not with animation

Xylos Learning
29/06/2018

First impressions are incredibly important. They can really make you – and your company or project. The goal is to bring your message in an appealing way and show your professional skills at the same time, so that you and your project stick with your audience. Knowing your way...

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

Microsoft Office: How to avoid the backstage view when opening or saving files

Johan Vermeire
18/07/2013
Although Office 2013 introduces some nice features, there are also some 'annoying' things. One of these things can be the number of clicks it takes to open or save a file. If you press 'CTRL+O' to open a file, you'll first see the backstage view: Then you need to click on 'Computer' and finally you can click the 'Browse' button to open the 'File Open' Dialog Window. If you want you …

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

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, ...),

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 align windows side by side

Eric Kegels
28/11/2011
Sometimes you're working with two applications and don't want to swap between them to much. You can arrange them side by side to maximize your available desktop space.

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?

Help! My desktop is cluttered!

Eric Kegels
28/11/2011
Sometimes you have so many windows open, you don't know where to look first. Here is a simple way to clear the clutter so you can concentrate on the job at hand.

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