Solo Tip Tuesday

Microsoft Outlook’s calendar allows you to choose individual days from your calendar and then compare them side-to-side. Here’s how: Open your Outlook calendar. Choose the Day view. Select the first day you want to view. In calendar on the left-hand side of the screen, hold down the Ctrl key while selecting the next day you […]

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If you have Adobe Acrobat, take advantage of the “read out loud” feature to have your computer read your document aloud. This is a great tool for proofreading or listening to your document for readability. You need to have your computer connected to speakers and the volume turned up. Or try it without speakers if […]

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As you know, the Internet can be a great place to conduct research. The problem is weeding through the results to find credible sources. That’s where Google Scholar, at scholar.google.com, is a valuable research tool. Here’s how Google Scholar explains what it does: “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. […]

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The other day I was reading an article titled “10 Simple Things SMB Websites Need to Fix before SEO.” I knew SEO meant search engine optimization, but I wasn’t sure about SMB. I quickly pulled up one of my favorite websites—Acronym Finder. I typed SMB in the box at the top-middle of the page and […]

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Over time, smartphone batteries don’t last as long on a full charge. Add to that the fact we often forget to plug in our phones to charge. Considering how often we rely on our phones, this can be a problem. I was recently on a trip with a girlfriend whose son was taking his family […]

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In a Word table, the heading (or header) row is the first row in the table — the one that usually describes what each column contains. Without a heading row, readers can’t tell what the information in a table is or means. Making sure that the heading row appears on a new page if the […]

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Check out the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center’s (LTRC) search engine for law review and law journals. A no-cost service, this search engine finds the full-text of more than 400 online law reviews and law journals, as well as document repositories hosting academic papers and related publications such as Congressional Research Service reports. This […]

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It’s a good practice to have your staff keep track of the number of hours they work each day. Even if you don’t have staff, you may need to track the hours that you spend working. While it can be a challenge to remember to write down when you arrive, take lunch and then leave […]

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Outlook makes it incredibly easy to enter recurring meetings (or events) once and you never have to do it again by using the recurring appointment feature. Here’s how: Open your Calendar Click on New to create a new appointment Fill in the Subject, Location, and add any notes you wish in the blank field at […]

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There are a number of ways to quickly access documents you’ve recently opened. In a previous tip, I explained how to easily access documents when you already have that application open. However, there’s an easy way to access recent documents even if the application isn’t open. This feature is automatically activated in Windows XP, but […]

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