Let’s all pause for a moment to consider the great equalizer at your organization: Microsoft Office.
Whether you love to hate Outlook for messing up your calendar when you attend a conference in another time zone, or just plain love creating complicated Excel formulas, MS Office is pretty much ubiquitous in daily work, so you might as well get the most out of it. And considering it’s been around for over 25 years, there might just be some new features you don’t yet know about.
Back in April Lifehacker featured Microsoft Office Week with a series of posts to help you master Outlook, Word, Excel, and more. A particular highlight is Melanie Pinola’s April 2nd post “Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office” (with keyboard shortcuts heavily featured), but the whole series is worth checking out.
I’m guessing most Arts Hacker readers will already be aware of this, but I’ll also take this opportunity for a quick shout out to techsoup.org, which provides access to heavy discounts on technology products (such as MS Office) to non-profits. If this is the first you’ve heard of them, go visit their site RIGHT NOW. Seriously.