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Learn to Use "Track Changes" in Microsoft Word 2010
This blog post from Addictive Tips demonstrates how to use the track changes feature of Word 2010. The Track Changes feature allows MS Word to keep track of the changes you make in a document. It is also known as redline, or redlining. Its real usage can be seen when, two or more persons need to edit...
25 Jun 2010
Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map
TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured IT to further their missions. By far, the biggest set of stories are the ones from organizations that serve youth and children. Here...
30 Apr 2012
Office 365 Brings Remote Staff Together
This week on the Microsoft Citizenship blog , there's an interesting profile of Concern Worldwide , an NGO that fights poverty in 25 of the poorest countries in the world. The profile shows how Concern uses Office 365 to connect its office staff and field workers. All of the employees at Concern...
24 Feb 2012
5 Favorite Features, Tips, and Shortcuts for Microsoft Excel
My co-worker Becky Wiegand already gave you some tips for working more efficiently in Word and PowerPoint, so I've been given the honor of doling out advice for perhaps the most powerful and complex application in the Office suite: Excel . Most people know Excel as Microsoft's spreadsheet application...
25 Feb 2011
5 Microsoft Word Features and Tips
If you, like millions of other office-dwelling folks around the world, use Microsoft Word to do much of your daily word processing work, you have likely found a few shortcuts, tips, features, and tricks to help make your work more efficient over the years. However, as Microsoft launches newer versions...
16 Nov 2010
5 Tips and Tricks for Microsoft OneNote 2010
Karen Hong is a business analyst at TechSoup. I confess that I am constantly writing things down – whether they be tasks, meeting notes, or ideas. In many cases, those jottings were generally lost in pages of notebooks and, dare I say, illegible handwriting. I have tried to use basic tools...
27 Dec 2011
Microsoft Office 2010 Is Here!
The brand spanking new Microsoft Office 2010 slate of products has just hit the shelves and is now available for donation through TechSoup. The latest editions of the popular productivity software features upgrades for collaboration among multiple users and improvements for your organization's workflow...
15 Jun 2010
Upcoming Webinar on June 21: How Real Nonprofits Fundraise with Microsoft
Do you want to know how other nonprofits use Microsoft products to create innovative brochures, presentations, and other fundraising materials? Don’t forget to check out the third webinar in our Microsoft Tips & Tricks series on Thursday, June 21 at 11 a.m., How Real Nonprofits Fundraise with...
18 Jun 2012
5 Favorite Features, Tips, and Shortcuts for Microsoft's PowerPoint
Following up on a post from last month that featured my favorite features, tips, and shortcuts for the oft-used Word program, I wanted to do the same with another tool in the Office Suite: PowerPoint . If you're not already familiar with it, PowerPoint is a presentation program which I use pretty...
10 Dec 2010
Microsoft Office 2010: Our Favorite (New) Features
The latest version of Microsoft Office came out last month and since then we've been fiddling, playing, testing, and tweaking to learn all we can about the 2010 version of the popular office productivity suite. For many organizations, it's the standard-bearer software that lives on nearly every...
29 Jul 2010
How PowerPoint Is Helping to Protect Motorcyclists in London
This post originally appeared on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog and was written by Erica Lorraine Scheidt, TechSoup Global's Director of Marketing Communications. Typically, helmets, riding suits, gloves, and goggles are the best way to keep motorcyclists safe on the road. It's...
3 Jan 2011
Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Outlook 2010
Continuing a series of posts on tips and tricks for Microsoft Office, this month we're tackling Outlook 2010 . If you're not already using it, Outlook is Microsoft's desktop email client, and part of their Office suite. It's a good tool for managing email, calendars, and tasks in...
11 Oct 2011
Microsoft Office 2010 Coming Soon to TechSoup
You've probably heard the news that Microsoft Office 2010 is launching soon. The suite will be available as a TechSoup donation in June, along with updated versions of SharePoint, Visio, and other Microsoft products. If you're interested in requesting Office when it's available, you might...
20 Apr 2010
Voices from the Community: I've Got the Power(Point)
Voices from the Community is a new series of blog posts culling popular topics of interest from the TechSoup Community Forums and other online community channels. If you want to be a superhero presenter, you've got to have some super powers... well, super PowerPoint powers, that is. Luckily, the...
17 Feb 2011
How Technology Is Helping German Parents and Children in Need
This post was authored by TechSoup and was originally published on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential blog . Nestwärme e.V. Deutschland was founded in 1999 to help the nearly one million families in Germany caring for children with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Over 1,400 volunteers...
8 Jun 2011
New Microsoft Office 2010 Courses from easyLearning
Nonprofits are busy, and it can be difficult to find time to learn new skills. Self-paced online courses from easyLearning offer an easy, flexible option: learn wherever you are and whenever you have the time. easyLearning's Course Catalog includes 1,500 online courses in professional development...
25 Oct 2011
Easter Seals Nebraska Moves People and Information with Microsoft MapPoint
This is a guest post written by the Microsoft Citizenship Team . It was originally published on Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship blog . For more than 80 years, Easter Seals Nebraska has helped individuals with disabilities and special needs improve their physical mobility, return to work...
26 Jun 2012
Rethinking Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
During our webinar on May 24, Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint , we covered key points on effective presentations in PowerPoint . One of my favorite pieces of advice is to remember that your economy of language is incredibly important when creating your slides. What does "economy...
3 Jul 2012
Upcoming Webinar on May 24: Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint
If you read our recent blog post Does Microsoft Office SmartArt make you smarter?, you are in for a treat. On Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Pacific, we will be holding a live webinar that will be covering SmartArt, Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint . Register today as space is...
17 May 2012
Do It Yourself: Quick Tech Tips and Fixes to Do in One Day
It’s nearly time for spring cleaning, so get your tech in order and improve your efficiency with some simple do-it-yourself activities that can be done in just a day. Particularly important for smaller nonprofits and libraries, troubleshooting problems, maintaining your technology, learning...
20 Mar 2012
Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, and the Cloud
Microsoft's new version of Office 2010 is interesting in several ways, especially in its approach to green IT and cloud computing . It introduces a hybrid approach in which MS Office users can use "on premises" based software that is loaded on your PC for tasks that require full-featured...
7 Dec 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 Now Available Through Volume Licensing; Office 2003 Discontinued
A couple of weeks ago we announced that we're expecting Microsoft Office 2010 at TechSoup in early June. This is still true, but we have more good news for TechSoup users who received donations of Microsoft Office 2007 or 2003 in the past two years, and therefore have current Software Assurance benefits...
6 May 2010
Voices from the TechSoup Community: Tips & Tricks for Word!
Voices from the Community is a new series of blog posts culling popular topics of interest from the TechSoup Community Forums and other online community channels. Word processing is one of the most common software programs you'll find around most offices, nonprofit and for-profit alike. With limited...
12 Jan 2011