Author Archives: Laurene Klassen

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What happened to Qualtrics?

If you’re reading this then you’re likely to have signed into Qualtrics one afternoon hoping to quickly retrieve some piece of data and was shocked to see the new look and feel. After being a user of their previous version … Continue reading

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Faculty and Students: Receive free hands-on-training for Mathematica

Wolfram has created a new outreach program that gives faculty and students free hands-on training for Mathematica and SMU has been invited to participate. Join a free online training session to learn different ways to interact with Mathematica—enter queries through … Continue reading

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Email Calendar Availability

Here’s an easy step to send someone your Outlook calendar availability! From the calendar tab, select E-mail Calendar. Select the desired Date Range. In the detail section, select the desired availability options you want to share. Select/deselect the working hours … Continue reading

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4 easy steps to keep the leading zero in Excel!

When working on spreadsheets you might have a need to have a column that has leading zeros. For example, let’s use an ID number, if I was to input the beginning of my id “0010” Excel would automatically remove the first two zeros.  … Continue reading

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Office Time Saver: Using Groups in Microsoft Outlook

I was just composing an email to a number of people I will be writing on a regular basis. Rather than reinserting each individual or wasting time searching for that last sent item and forwarding to all, I decided to … Continue reading

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Capturing Screenshots in Office

To follow along with last week’s post we wanted to give you a few tips on using screenshots in the Microsoft Suite. From the Insert tab (available in all of the Office products), select the Screenshot icon.  Microsoft gives you two … Continue reading

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Office Time Saver: Customize How Documents are Saved

I author a lot of documents, and when it’s time to save them, I generally need to save them on our server. In fact, 90% of my documents end up in a shared drive. Currently, when I go to save … Continue reading

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You Sent What Email?

Wouldn’t you know it, right after I posted my last blog “Never miss an email again“, I found myself being humbled in a conversation saying “You sent what email?” In my prior post, I talked about setting alerts in Outlook for those … Continue reading

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Webinars & Timesavers in Microsoft Office

I’m constantly looking for tips on how to work more efficiently in Microsoft. The Office suite is so powerful that I’m pretty sure we underutilize the resources at our fingertips. If you’re struggling with the “I want to learn, but … Continue reading

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After finals it’s time to catch up on some sleep!

By Kristina Harris Have you pulled a few all nighters trying to cram for exams? Now that the semester is winding down you can use this app to track your sleeping patterns and see if you’re using your time off … Continue reading

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