Using the Tell Me feature in Microsoft Office

Tamara Bredemus wandered into my office yesterday and said “here’s a tip you might want to use…”, and she was right! You can ask the Tell Me feature in Microsoft Office to show you how to accomplish tasks without having to figure out the exact search terms or find the menu options. Here’s how it works…

Dictation in Word and Outlook for Windows

While I prefer to write emails and documents using my keyboard, there are some people who prefer (or need) to use voice dictation to get “words on paper.” Fortunately, there’s a Dictate feature in Word and Outlook for Windows that makes that easy. Here’s how it works…

Tracking action items in a Microsoft Word web document

There are times when you’d like to keep track of things to do in a document, such as reminders to find more information, get reviews from particular people, and so forth. When you’re using Word on the web for a document stored in SharePoint Online or OneDrive, you can now do that with the Follow-up and @mention features. Here’s how that works…

Updating hyperlinks in a Word document

Sandra Mahan recently found a cool tip for a customer who needed to update hyperlinks in a Word document, preferably without having to edit each hyperlink separately. She found the keyboard shortcut of ALT-F9 which displays the underlying hyperlink so you can do replacing. Here’s how that works…