Category Archives: Microsoft

What to Do when PowerPoint’s Presenter View Won’t Play Nice

The Presenter View option allows PowerPoint users to show the audience the slide show while giving the presenter a view of upcoming slides, a timer, notes to yourself, and other handy tools. (If you haven’t yet, be sure to give … Continue reading

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Resist the Urge to Answer the Email Now

It’s so easy to quickly reply to email as soon as you receive it. Consider scheduling times to process email throughout the day. Otherwise, you may end up buried in your inbox! If you are working on a critical project, … Continue reading

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Tips for Using Student Email at SMU

Navigate your email with ease With Office 365, your email is even smarter. Find important messages, communicate confidently, and collaborate with others in real time. Quickly view your important messages Take control of your inbox. People View lets you read … Continue reading

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Locker.SMU: Migrate Personal Files before March 1

By Rachel Mulry Locker.SMU will be decommissioned as a service in August 2015. This file storage and sharing application is being replaced by two other services: Microsoft OneDrive and one that is still to be determined. The current locker service … 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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Tips for Better Calendar Use in Office 365

Simplify your scheduling A busy day means a complicated calendar. With Office 365, students at SMU can easily set up and manage your meetings–saving you time to get more done. See other people’s calendars Add a team member directly to … 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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Tips for Using OneNote in Office 365

Keep your notes close at hand Stay organized and collaborate with teammates using OneNote in Office 365 on all your devices. Your notes are saved automatically as you make them—just like a paper notebook. They go with you everywhere too … Continue reading

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Tips for Using Excel in Office 365

Let your data tell a story With Office 365 you can easily tell the story of your data. Perform complex tasks quickly, visualize your data to understand it better, and share your workbooks for better results. Analyze your data instantly … Continue reading

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O365 for SMU Students

A better way to work for SMU students With Office 365, you can read, write, collaborate, and present ideas—from virtually anywhere with consistent, clean, and fast experiences. Simplify sharing Your files are saved online, so you can send everyone a … Continue reading

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