As the group of expert writers for Bright Hub’s Windows Channel continues to grow, so does our ever-expanding collection of Windows software tips and tricks. This past month, several excellent new tutorials on a wide range of applications were added for users of all levels. Here’s a sampling of some of the best, but if you’re looking for something more specific, feel free to browse our topics list.
Delimited files, such as CSV files, are commonly used to move data from one software application to another without having to rely on a third-party conversion tool. In this step-by-step guide, Bill Fulks shows exactly how to import a CSV file into Microsoft Excel 2007 and also gives some handy tips on the conversion process for files that have more than one type of delimiter.
In this series of Microsoft PowerPoint tutorials, Noel Kalicharan gives a complete explanation of working with audio files. Add music, sound clips, or even voice narration to your presentation – you can even implement these features in a manner that will create a self-running presentation. All of this is much simpler than it sounds, and Noel’s easy-to-follow treatment of the material is perfect for both beginners and more advanced users of PowerPoint.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a free Windows email client that is gaining more and more popularity every day. If you’re looking for a feature-rich email application that doesn’t contain the bloat that’s so common in many of the costly alternatives, this is definitely a client to explore. Brian Nelson covers more on the pros and cons of Thunderbird in other articles in this series, but this particular segment shows how simple the client is to setup and configure for multiple types of email accounts.
Even though Microsoft Outlook 2007 comes packaged with MS Office and is one of the biggest names in the software market, most people don’t take advantage of all the features this application has to offer. Meryl Evans has penned an entire series covering calendar functions available in Outlook, from the very basic to the more advanced. Whether you’re a casual home user or a professional connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server, there are plenty of tips here that will allow you to maximize Outlook’s abilities.
If you’re new to Microsoft Word or even if you’re just trying to get accustomed to the 2007 version of the software, Jesma has developed a set of tutorials that are well worth checking out. In this beginners’ series, not only does she cover how to use existing letter templates that come packaged with Word, but she also shows how you can download additional free templates to broaden your design choices.
Note from the Managing Editor: Michele is the Contributing Editor for several Computing & Hardware Channels. With expert knowledge of the Windows platform and Microsoft applications, she is a pioneer of the Bright Hub Community and an expert within the field of Computer Technology.
This post is part of the series: Windows Top Picks of the Month
Each month, I’ll highlight some of the best new articles from Bright Hub’s Windows Channel for those who are trying to catch up on their reading or for those who simply want to see what’s new.