Savvy’s Tips & Tricks: January 2022

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Tech Tips include: Keyboard Shortcuts for Outlook Mail; NetDocuments – Right-Clicking on a Document; Text Boxes in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; and How to Change Your Mouse Pointer Color and Size in Windows 10.

More Keyboard Shortcuts for Outlook 

Thanks to Dan Bressler of Nelson Mullins for sharing these additional keyboard shortcuts in response to our previous edition of Tips & Tricks:

CTRL + 1:              Navigates to your Outlook Email

CTRL + 2:              Navigates to your Outlook Calendar

CTRL + 3:              Navigates to your Outlook Contacts

CTRL + 4:              Navigates to your Outlook Tasks

NetDocuments – Right-Clicking on a Document

Here’s a NetDocuments time-saving tip that you may not know about. Did you know that NetDocuments allows you to right-click on any document or file to perform actions on it? Give it a shot… open NetDocuments and then right-click on any file name. You can perform actions on a document quickly such as Email Link or Rename. 

But wait! There’s more! 

If you want to add more actions to your right-click menu, you can customize the menu to include whatever actions you want! 

Read the entire tip here.

Text Boxes in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

We like Text Boxes!  While most of the work we do on a daily basis is more suited to in-line text, there are times when you want to drop something onto a page.  Using a Text Box allows you to place it anywhere on the page or canvas without disrupting the normal text flow.

Their usefulness is unlimited, but we see a lot of folks use them for Red Herring language or other text that is laid out using a different orientation or for text that should not move with the body of the document.

To insert a Text Box:

  1. From within the document, spreadsheet, presentation or mail message, click on the Insert tab.
  2. Select Text Box.

Read the entire tip here.

How to Change Your Mouse Pointer Color and/or Size in Windows 10

There can be a variety of reasons to change your mouse color or size.  If you have trouble seeing the standard mouse pointer or if you are presenting and want your audience to clearly identify where you are pointing, you can customize the pointer display.

To change the Pointer Color, launch the Settings page in Windows…

Read the entire tip here.

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