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Office 365: Use Dictation in Word and PowerPoint

Did you know that you can dictate text to Word and PowerPoint, rather than type it?  I was never a fan of dictation features until having a baby a few weeks ago…now I use it all the time! As a matter of fact, I’m using it to write most of this blog post.  It’s very easy to use in Office 365–you just need a microphone. Read more

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Office 365: Using the Document Inspector

The document inspector wizard in Office 365 can help ensure your document is clean of hidden properties, personal information, and other items that could cause issues before you send or publish it (think macros or custom XML data). This is available in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.  To learn how to inspect a document, workbook, or presentation, keep reading!
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Office 365: Use Quick Commands and Shortcuts in Teams

The search bar at the top-center of Microsoft Teams can be used as more than a search box–there are quite a few commands and shortcuts that can be used here to navigate and work efficiently.  With just a few keystrokes, you can change your status, view all of your mentions, or even save a quick note to your personal Wiki page!  Read more

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Office 365: View Document Statistics in Word

Sometimes I’ll stumble on to a useful feature in Office 365, and it’s so hidden or obscure that I’m not sure if it’s a new feature, or I’ve just never noticed it before!

This tip demonstrates one of those features. In Microsoft Word, there’s a handy section that displays some interesting document properties, including pages, words, total editing time, and more.
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Office 365: Display Outlook Messages as Conversations

My preferred way to use Outlook is to display emails linked by a reply as a conversation, instead of separate emails entirely.  There are certainly reasons to keep them separate–no judgement here! However, I do find that it’s much easier to reference prior related emails when they’re grouped as Conversations. It’s super easy to enable or disable this option, so try it both ways and see what you prefer! Read more

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Office 365: Disable Event Reminders for Past Events in Outlook

There is one particular new feature from the October 2018 Office 365 update is one that I am so excited to enable and try out.  Outlook now has the ability to automatically dismiss event notifications/reminders for events that have already taken place.  This is just one more way to keep Outlook as clean as possible.  To enable this feature, keep reading!
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