Did You Know?

by | Dec 14, 2009 | About Us

We create “Did You Know” tips and tricks to help our users become more technically proficient and efficient.  Below is a list of the topics we’ve covered.  Click on the topic title to see the full blog posting.

MICROSOFT OFFICE

You’ve created dozens, maybe even hundreds, of Word documents. But are you being as efficient as you could be?  Review a list of time-saving techniques to help you work faster, and more effectively.
Utilize a few lesser known but powerful keyboard shortcuts to make frequent tasks speedier.  Not everyone uses shortcut keys to save time, but some people find them easier to use than a mouse, especially when spending long stretches of time at the computer or working on a laptop with an awkward mouse.
You can create personalized signatures for your email messages that include text, images, your electronic business card, a logo or other customized options.  You can create as many signatures as you need.  You can automatically add signatures, or you can manually add the signature of your choice to each email.
Manage your e-mailbox size for optimal performance.  Eliminate notices that your mailbox is too full or nearing the limit and restricting your ability to send or receive emails.
Set Your Default Printer

Simplify your printing tasks by making your most frequently used printer the default.

Protected View in Office 2010

Edit, print, send or save documents efficiently without errors or delays related to the protected mode.


INTERNET

Use this powerful tool to get the information you seek more quickly and effectively. We’ve shared some of our favorite tips here, as well as included links to other sites if you want to learn more.
Safely deal with potentially dangerous internet pop-up windows to avoid downloading a virus or unwanted application.


SECURITY

The easiest way to secure your information is to enable password protection on your phone.  If enabling a phone password, be sure to store your phone password (and all other passwords) in a safe location or password management tool.
Keep people from seeing what is on your screen or accessing your computer when you step away by ‘Locking’ your computer with your password.  Keeping PC security in mind not only protects company data but also any personal information stored on your machine.


OTHER

You rely heavily on your smartphone for staying connected, but are you getting the most out of this powerful tool?  Check out the apps our tech team is using to make their lives easier.
Using multiple devices (iPad, iPhone, laptop) can mean that your sent emails are not centrally organized.  Learn how to send/store a copy of all new messages and replies from an iPhone or iPad back to Outlook for storage in a central repository.

 

John Ahlberg, CEO, Waident Technology Solutions

John Ahlberg
CEO, Waident

CIO in the corporate world and now for Waident clients. John injects order and technology into business process to keep employees productive, enterprises running, and data safe.

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