Learn Office 2007 with Ribbon Hero

By | Feb 24, 2010

One of the biggest problems with Office 2007 is that the interface of the programs is very different from previous versions of Office.  Tasks you can usually do with your eyes closed have become absurdly hard in 2007 simply because we have to relearn the interface.  Once you figure out the interface, you’ll find that […]

10 Tips for Setting Up a Mailing List

By | Dec 9, 2009

In my last post, I talked about the Pitfalls of Addressing Mail.  Today I’d like to talk about actually creating your mailing list.  I have created and maintained many mailing lists over the years, and have learned from my many mistakes how to avoid some of the problems you run across when you create a […]

Excel Is NOT a Database!

By | Nov 16, 2009

We all know what Microsoft Excel is.  It’s a spreadsheet software.  It’s not a database.  It’s never been a database.  It never will be a database.  Do I sound strident there?  GOOD! Seriously, it’s not a database, folks, so please quit using it as one.  I can’t tell you how many places I’ve worked keep […]

Create an Auto fill-in form in Access

By | Feb 28, 2008

When you’re doing data entry, you want to minimize keystrokes as much as possible to save time (not to mention prevent carpal tunnel). Because we all love to save time, don’t we? One good way to save keystrokes is to have fields fill-in automatically as you enter data. For example, once you enter the customer […]

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