Did you know Office 2016 was released in September 2015? Nearly six months after release, there seems to be little fanfare. Is anything new in one of Microsoft’s oldest product lines? Let’s take a look and see if an upgrade is worthwhile to you.
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Excel 2013 offers numerous text and cell formatting options, including options to change text orientation. This option conserves horizontal cell space by rotating lengthy text vertically.
Excel 2013’s Conditional Formatting tool offers, among other things, graphical elements that are directly linked to data within cells. One such visual tool is Data Bars that effectively creates a bar chart within a group of selected cells.
Excel 2013 supports multi-tiered sorting rules to arrange data as you prefer, but the default sorting rules only provide alphabetical or reverse-alphabetical ordering. A convenient workaround is to specify sort order using custom lists that give you exact control over the sort order.
Microsoft Office’s AutoCorrect feature enables you to add custom entries manually. You can capitalize on the option for customization by reducing complicated, frequently entered text to just a few letters, which could dramatically speed up data entry.
Excel’s Icon Sets add dynamic, visual elements to aid in data identification within cells. Available graphics include traffic lights, checkmarks, arrows, flags and a host of others. The dynamic nature of such conditional formats support formulaic rules to determine the icon used.
Windows 10 Cortana may share the name of a character in the popular Halo series of games, but the ‘real’ Cortana in Windows 10 is surprisingly fun and handy to use. This guide will show you how to make the most of using Cortana.
Colors are often overlooked as sorting criteria. Learn how to make sorting in Excel even easier using text or fill colors as criteria.
Worried about losing your work when Windows 10 automatically reboots to install updates? Learn how to adjust the settings and avoid a potential crisis.
Freeing some space on your hard drive isn’t terribly difficult, but first you need to find out what needs to go. Learn how to determine what is monopolizing your storage using Windows 10 settings.
By default, Windows 10 allows any requesting app to use your microphone or webcam, which potentially creates a privacy issue or at least a concern. Thankfully, Windows 10 renews Windows 8.1’s well-received ability to individually restrict camera and microphone use per app.
If privacy and security concerns make you uncomfortable with shared updates in Windows 10, you can disable this option. Although the settings to do so take time to discover, the process is straightforward and the change will put you at ease.
The benefits of Wi-Fi sense might sound appealing, but when you consider the risks you may think twice. Learn the pros and cons of this feature as well as the steps to disable it, should you choose to do so.
Custom lists can save loads of time when entering a handful of items repeatedly into cells in an Excel worksheet. Learn how to create your own custom lists quickly and easily.
If you are concerned about Microsoft assigning a unique advertising ID that allows companies to collect your information, learn how you can prevent these advertisers from gathering your details.
Disabling Cortana removes any data collected on your Windows 10 device, but Microsoft retains this data on its servers, including typing history, voice patterns, contact details, search history, calendar events, flight tracking and more. To clear this data, you must also go online to remove it.
The opt-in personal assistant feature in Windows 10, Cortana offers many exciting features. Learn how to enable Cortana and start finding new ways to use it.