Issue #54 March 16, 2004

1. Split text across slides in PowerPoint One of the biggest problems identified in the "What Annoys People About Bad PowerPoint" survey was too much text on a slide. I suggest you observe the six by six guideline, which states that there should be no more than six...

Issue #48 December 23, 2003

1. Negative Cropping of Graphics I ran into a situation earlier this year where I was working with graphic files (diagrams of equipment) supplied by someone else. Whenever I inserted them into a document, the tops of the titles were cut off just a bit. It looked odd...

Issue #47 December 9 2003

1. Access to desktop from TaskBar Many times I will be working on something and need to access an application on my desktop to look something up. Then I have to minimize all my open windows to get to the desktop. I thought there must be an easier way, and it turns out...

Issue #46 November 25, 2003

1. Best Fit for columns If you need to resize a word table column or an Excel column, here is a quick tip on how to set the column width to fit the longest text in the column. Place your mouse on the right column border and the cursor will change into a double arrow,...

Issue #45 November 11, 2003

1. Using Images on Slides Last issue we talked about using the IrFanView tool to improve the quality of your images in PowerPoint slides or Word documents. Loyal subscriber Dick Larkin passes on a great tip to add on to what we discussed last week. In addition to...