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[TechRepublic] Build a quick training presentation using PowerPoint's Photo Album feature

June 17, 2009
Build a quick training presentation using PowerPoint's Photo Album feature
Putting together an educational slide show doesn't have to be labor intensive. Using PowerPoint's Photo Album tool, you can quickly assemble a series of screen shots and text slides for distribution as a training resource or as part of an informational package.

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How to close an Access report automatically when there's no data to report
An Access report with no data has no purpose and confuses users. When an Access report has no data to report, circumvent it and display a message that tells users why you're doing so.

Prevent duplicates when entering data into Excel
Duplicate entries may be valid -- but when they aren't, they can derail your summaries and totals. Use Excel's Validation feature to reject duplicate entries.

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Easy AutoText
Most AutoText entries consist of a few words on a single line, but you can create an AutoText entry that contains several lines of text or even blank lines.

Office challenge: How do you position the cursor above a table at the top of a Word document?
Here's the solution to last week's challenge on showing a total in an Access query. This week, we're testing your Word expertise: If a table appears at the beginning of a document, how do you add blank rows above the table? Try it -- you might find it's not as easy as you think.

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Use Excel's built-in features to simplify data entry
Entering data into a worksheet can be time-consuming, and mistakes often find their way in -- but with the right tools, both speed and accuracy can be improved. Here's a look at several Excel features that facilitate data entry.

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