Latest hints and tips from Microsoft

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16th Jan 2001
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Within this article are a few useful links to appropriate websites and forthcoming events with Microsoft. Office website

Office Gyms for IT Trainers
Are you a Microsoft Office Trainer? Microsoft are running two days; the Nuggets Special day on the 26th January will be packed with help and resources on those difficult-to-train topics in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook - visit the link above for information and to register. If anyone books on any of these events, it would be interesting to hear from you, please send your comments to TrainingZONE.

Tips and tricks on the web
If you like tips and tricks, then check out the UK Office website above which has links to our Tip Database and our Office Focuses which offer a close look at Office products. Currently these Focuses feature Word, Project and Visio.

Improve your surfing technique
Here are some additional tips when using Internet Explorer 5.

When typing in the Address Bar, did you know that you can press Control Enter to add http://www before, and .com after whatever you have typed in?

Try Control D to instantly add the current page to your Favorites menu

Click and drag entries on your Favorites menu to organise them, or even drag them to the Links toolbar

You can mark Favorites or Links bar items for offline reading by right-clicking and item and then choosing Make available offline

Here are some familiar shortcuts, but have you thought of using them in IE before? Control N opens a new Internet Explorer window, and Control W closes the current window. Home and End take you to the top and bottom of the page and F5 refreshes the page

Learn about Word and Outlook Accessibility features
Check out the address above for information on step-by-step guides to learn about some of the most commonly used accessibility features in Word, Outlook, Windows and IE. The site also offers tips and tricks and other information which makes essential reading for any user with disabilities, or those of you who help users with disabilities.

Maintain your Windows 2000 network with Visio 2000
If you are planning to deploy Windows 2000 in your organisation, there are some tools in Visio 2000 Enterprise Edition which can help. The Network AutoDiscovery process in this edition of Visio gathers data about your IP network configuration, allowing you to drill down deeply to create a diagram that graphically represents every server, router, and switch you have on the network. Find out more at the address above.

Service Pack 2
Office 2000 Service Pack 2 provides the latest product updates to Office 2000 Service Release 1. Office 2000 2 is particularly useful to corporate customers, but it can also be installed by small businesses or individual users. Many of the updates that are currently available on the Office Update Web site are included in this service pack.
Further information about Office 2000 Service Pack 2 are available from the Office Resource Kit site.

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