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Where is the File Menu in Office 2007?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2008 by

Are you having trouble working with Office 2007? Finding items that were in drop-down menus have moved and been placed on categorized ribbons.
A quick trick to working with any MS Office 2007 application is to use the right-mouse button whenever you are in trouble. Right-clicking brings up a short menu of items you may be looking for…and save you time. The file menu is one item that has been removed from the program. The familiar new, open, save and print commands are now located under the MS Office Button (located in the top left corner of your screen while you are in anyone of the Office 2007 applications).
We offer courses in Office 2007. Even if you are a seasoned user of Office 2003, you may find these courses useful, saving you time with your documents. If our course schedule does not suit your busy life, consider custom or one-on-one training. Give us a call at 966-4866 or send an email (its.training@usask.ca)

Summer Training

Posted in General IT Training on June 16, 2008 by

Please visit our website at training.usask.ca to see our latest course schedule.
If you are interested in CUSTOM Training – just for you or a group, let us know and we will put together a package that suits your needs! Find out how to find those menu items in Office 2007. Contact us today (966-4866).

Training Schedule for the Week of June 9th

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2008 by

Word 2007 – Intermediate Course, Physics 63.1
June 10, 2008 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and
June 12, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The IF Function in Excel

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2008 by

The IF function ( =IF(logical_test, value_if_true, value_if_false) ) is one of Excel’s most useful and most used functions. What it does, basically, is test to see whether a certain condition is true or false. If the condition is true, the function will do one thing, if the condition is false, the function will do something else.
What makes the IF function so useful is what you can get it to do for those true or false conditions. You can have it perform different calculations or return different numbers that can then be used in calculations by other functions or formulas on the worksheet.
Once you understand how the IF function works, and, with a little imagination, you’ll be surprised at the number of uses you can find for it. To find out more, read this article on writing and using the IF Function in Excel.

Mac Tip: Activate your screen corners

Posted in Did you Know? on June 9, 2008 by


There are a number of neat features bundled into your Mac that make it super useful and fun!
Assign Dashboard and Exposé actions to the corners of your desktop and trigger them with a swipe of the mouse.
From now on, you’ll have to be more careful when you move your mouse, but you’ll quickly get the hang of it. You’ll have instant access to features that will greatly improve your workflow with quick mouse movements.
This is particularly useful when you need to drag an object to a desktop covered in windows. (Assign the Desktop action to a corner, and drag your object to that corner to clear it.)