David Thibault

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Does Your Team Know How to Interpret Simple Excel Formulas?

Posted by David Thibault  /  January 26, 2017  /  Excel   —   No Comments ↓

While not all of your employees need to be Excel experts, you don't want them to be totally baffled when they open up a spreadsheet.

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How to Use Adobe Acrobat DC Pro to Create Fillable Forms

Posted by David Thibault  /  November 22, 2016  /  Adobe   —   No Comments ↓

Getting input from people is an important aspect of doing business in today's world. Yet collecting and analyzing information can be somewhat challenging, not to mention time consuming. Wondering if you can find a better way using some of the common software tools at your disposal? Yup. You can.

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Simple Excel Formulas That Everyone Should Learn

Posted by David Thibault  /  October 11, 2016  /  Excel, Employee Training   —   1 Comments ↓

Maybe your company is like ours, and you use Excel to help keep track of many things. Pretty much every department and every employee has to use Excel at least a little bit.

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Tags: Excel, Employee Training

Windows 10 Anniversary: Happy 1st Birthday!

Posted by David Thibault  /  August 19, 2016  /  Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

It's hard to believe, but Windows 10 turned one on July 29, 2016. To develop Windows 10, Microsoft worked with over one million insiders who tested and provided feedback along the way. Then Microsoft offered a free upgrade to existing Windows users for the first year. Now that one year has passed, what changes can we expect?

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4 Simple Excel Date Functions You Should Know

Posted by David Thibault  /  June 23, 2016  /  Excel   —   No Comments ↓

Working with dates in Excel can sometimes be a little confusing. Excel stores dates as sequential numbers that can be used in calculations.

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Pin to Taskbar for Easy Access to Apps and Files

Posted by David Thibault  /  May 13, 2016  /  Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

Are you wondering if there is an easier way to locate recent and frequently used programs, apps, and files on your computer? The answer just might be pinning.

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Create an Online Excel Survey

Posted by David Thibault  /  March 17, 2016  /  Excel   —   No Comments ↓

Today’s leaders and top performers are adept at gathering information from others around them and putting it to good use. If you’ve ever used SurveyMonkey in your work, then I’ve got great news for you: using an Excel survey, you can get much better results than what’s offered in the free SurveyMonkey package. Surveys are a great tool for enhancing your managerial communication skills.

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Change the Look of Office 2016 Using Microsoft Office Themes

Posted by David Thibault  /  March 4, 2016  /  Office 2016   —   1 Comments ↓

Are you wondering if you can customize how the Office 2016 programs look, making them more personalized and easier on the eyes?

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Filtering PivotTables using Timelines in Excel

Posted by David Thibault  /  January 25, 2016  /  Excel   —   1 Comments ↓

Have you ever used Slicers in Excel? Slicers make it easy for users to filter tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts. Timeline is a new feature to Excel 2013 that is similar to Slicers except it allows users to filter dates interactively. This is a must for anyone reporting using dates. Dates can be easily filtered by days, months, quarters, and years. Follow the steps below to learn how to insert and use a Timeline in your PivotTable in Excel.

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Take the Guess Work out of Charting in Excel 2013

Posted by David Thibault  /  January 19, 2016  /  Excel   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Excel 2013 has a button called Recommended Charts that helps users select from a list of customized charts that will best fit your data. You can have beautiful, easy charts in just a few clicks. Users can hover over the choices to view a live preview of the chart before deciding on which style works. Follow the steps below to view and select one of the available chart options.

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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by David Thibault  /  January 7, 2016  /  Windows 10   —   2 Comments ↓

Below is a list of 12 great shortcut keys to help you get the most out of using Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. Some of the shortcuts listed will even work in earlier versions of WIndows (8.1, 7 and XP).

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Using the Days Function in Excel 2013

Posted by David Thibault  /  December 14, 2015  /  Excel   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Excel 2013 has a new useful function called Days. It is pretty easy to use and only requires two arguments: an end date and a start date. The results will be displayed as the total number of days between the two dates. Follow the steps below to create the function.

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Hiding Columns and Rows in Excel the Easy Way

Posted by David Thibault  /  December 8, 2015  /  Excel   —   No Comments ↓

There are several ways to hide and unhide columns and rows in Excel. One thing you might not be aware of: you can hide and unhide more than one column or row, at the same time, even if they are non-contiguous. Better yet, if they are contiguous you can use Excel's Grouping tool. Below I have outlined a couple of time-saving ways to hide and unhide your Excel columns and rows.

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How to Recover an Unsaved Word Document

Posted by David Thibault  /  November 30, 2015  /  Word   —   8 Comments ↓

Many of us have experienced a situation where we have created a Word document and then accidentally closed it out without saving it. Is it lost forever? Do I have to recreate the entire document over? Those are just a few of the questions that will be flying around in your head. Take a deep breath, and follow the steps below to recover your document.

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What is Office Mix?

Posted by David Thibault  /  August 5, 2015  /  PowerPoint, Blog, Events   —   No Comments ↓

Office Mix is a powerful free Microsoft add-in for PowerPoint 2013 designed for businesses, educators, and students to easily create and share interactive online presentations.

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Tags: PowerPoint, Blog, Events