TechnoZen

Project management on a Mac

Freelance writer Jane Langille asked me about Outlook for Mac, now that it’s back on the market and has replaced Microsoft Entourage. “Is it worth buying the new Office for Mac Home & Business version 2011 just to get Outlook? The project management integration between Mail, iCal

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The greatness of GMail

This past week, I watched a podcast and read a blog post that reminded me just how cool GMail can be. Take ten minutes to go through both of these. You might be surprised at what Google’s free email service can do for you.

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Creating basic functions in a spreadsheet

Tax time is coming! Maybe it’s time to let technology help you handle the numbers. That’s what accountants use spreadsheets for, but you don’t need to understand accounting or finance concepts to get a spreadsheet.

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The benefits of blogging

Successful companies maintain relationships with people who matter to them. These include customers, suppliers, business analysts and members of the media, to name a few. These relationships involve conversations. While face-to-face chats with customers might seem ideal, most companies can’t bring this idyllic notion to real life

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An ounce of prevention

Whenever I share tips on this blog, I assume you have a question or problem with specific technology you own. Rarely do I explicitly advise on how to avoid problems in the first place. Avoiding problems isn’t too difficult, really, presuming you take two tips to heart:

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Creating a table of contents

Word processing styles are the key to “effortlessly” making a document look elegant. They also help you automate a number of different tasks, like the creation and maintenance of tables of contents (TOCs).

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Switching between open applications and documents

My friend Mara emailed me last week asking how to switch between documents on her computer using the keyboard.

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Getting to know your computer

OK, I admit it – the video is actually called Getting to Know Your Mac. but most of this applies to just about any computer made today. I’ve been looking for an explanation like this for some time. My question: does it make sense to you? Does it

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Which Word styles should you use?

Styles, while being huge timesavers in Microsoft Word (and other word processors) can take a little while to learn. So I’ve devoted this blog post to explaining the styles you’re most likely to find useful. In other words, as a beginning style user, you can safely ignore

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Introduction to styles

No, this isn’t a post about the latest fashion trends… Do you regularly write reports, computer manuals, brochures and other long (or even short) works that require some graphic elegance? When you write a document, you actually do two things: write content format content Many writers develop

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