There is a way to make a shortcut or menu button to jump directly to the Find dialog box, as compared to the Navigation pane which is now the default for Ctrl + F.
Thanks to all the Office Watch readers who sent in the tip including: Karen, Ron, Geoff, Calvin and Alice.… read the rest ➙
You can use Find combined with your own actions and easily switch between the Find and editing. That’s great for situations where a simple Replace command isn’t enough.
Because Find results show up in the left-hand pane or dialog box, you can move between find results, change the text in or around each result before moving onto the next result.… read the rest ➙
Slow, but surely, the online version of Microsoft Office gets better.
Word online will never have everything that Word for Windows or Mac does, but it’s becoming more viable for occasional users and as a backup in case your usual software fails.… read the rest ➙
Following on from our introduction ‘Find in Word’ here’s some Word Find tricks that you might find useful.
Select and Find
If you select some text in a document then use the Ctrl + F shortcut, Word will find other instances of the selection in the current document.… read the rest ➙
When you type or paste a web link into Office, it normally converts it into a web link automatically. But occasionally that feature doesn’t work right.
We found one example when researching the famous artist Roy Lichtenstein and one of his best known works.… read the rest ➙
A friend is expecting a parcel via Fedex and got the email shown below, so they wondered if it was really from the courier company or not. This particular email got past both the Gmail and Outlook spam filters.
We thought it was a good example to use of the tell-tale signs to look for in a fake email that might contain a virus or other nastie. … read the rest ➙
John Harcourt-Rigg writes ….
“Could you tell me why Microsoft do not offer a similar discount programme for users of Microsoft Office 365 that users receive in USA. That is a discount for: Serving Members, and retired Military Veterans
Australian VETS have served side by side with USA veterans in most international conflicts, have done, and still do to this day, and yet every time this subject is broached on the phone with Microsoft Australia. … read the rest ➙
With the release of the ‘free’ Office for iPhone/iPad apps with many editing features, there’s probably some unhappy Office 365 subscribers out there.
If you bought Office 365 for the editing features in Office for iPad or Office Mobile for iPhone, you’d be entitled to complain since what you paid for is now free to all comers.… read the rest ➙
We’ve already mentioned that the ‘free’ Office Mobile apps (for iPhone, iPad and soon Android) actually have some features that are only available to Office 365 subscribers … but what?
The editing options available in the current apps is quite extensive and surprisingly generous. … read the rest ➙
Q: Arne Johnston writes that he has four phone number fields in a table, but that is not enough. How can he handle this better?
A: For phone numbers, emails and other IDs, a separate linked table is best. I have one with just three fields: CompanyID (links to the main table), Description, and IDOrPhone. … read the rest ➙
Access Archon Column #234
By Helen Feddema
Access versions: 2007-2013
Sometimes, when working on an Access subform, you will get the “Field Cannot be Updated” error (no error number), generally when typing the first character into a new record:
The Help topic for this error is of little help, attributing the problem to a Default Value setting for a control, so this article discusses the most likely cause of this error and how to fix it.… read the rest ➙
Microsoft is having a good laugh having just fooled journalists and customers all over the world with their announcement of ‘free’ Office for iPad and iPhone.
It’s not free at all.
For as long as Office-Watch.com has existed (19 years now) we’ve known to closely read Microsoft announcements and press releases. … read the rest ➙
As part of the Outlook for Mac release, Microsoft has indicated their Office for Mac plans.
A new Office for Mac (Office 2015 for Mac?) will be released in the second half of 2015.
Office 365 subscribers/renters will be able to switch to the new Office for Mac at no extra charge. … read the rest ➙
Microsoft has released a new version of Outlook for Macintosh computers with new features but it’s not available to everyone.
This Outlook is separate from Outlook 2011 that comes with Office 2011 for Mac.
It’s called Outlook for Mac version 15 and is only available to Office 365 subscription/rental customers. … read the rest ➙
These days, Outlook Categories are saved within the PST data file. If you move the PST to a new computer, the categories will move too. Exchange Server saves categories with each user mailbox and they show up automatically when you login (even with Outlook Web Access).… read the rest ➙
The Office rumor mill has been running hot this week.
Office for Android
Plenty of rumors that Office for Android is coming soon, possibly in early November. If that’s the case it can’t come soon enough for Office users. If Office for Android is as good as Office for iPad then it will be a boon for Android tablet users.… read the rest ➙
Microsoft has really made Office 365 more compelling by raising their online OneDrive storage from 1 Terabyte to Unlimited for Office 365 subscribers.
If you have Office 365 Personal, Home, University or Business account, the OneDrive storage limit will be effectively removed entirely. … read the rest ➙