Insights - Computer Help

Cedarville Insights provides answers to your pressing questions about Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, as well as college undergraduate and graduate programs, theological and philosophical questions, and general purpose information.

Adjust Table Columns in Word (Auto Fit)

You can manually adjust the width of any table; however, the following tips may allow you to fine-tune your tables with less effort. To adjust table row and column size in Word: Click anywhere in the table. In "Table Tools" click the [Layout] tab > locate the "Cell Size" group and choose from of the following options: To fit the columns to the text (or page margins if cells are empty), click [AutoFit] > select "AutoFit Contents." To fit the table to...
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Adobe Acrobat Combine Multiple PDFs Into One File

Note:This funtionality will not work in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader Program. However, you can install Adobe Acrobat Professional on your Cedarville University computer through Start > All Programs >  _CedarNet > Graphics > Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 .Open Adobe Acrobat Professional 11.Go to "File" > "Create" (or choose [Create] on your toolbar).Choose "Combine Files into a Single PDF...."A "Combine Files" dialog box will open.Click [Add Files...] in the upper left of the...
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How to Switch Between Mail and Calendar in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook allows you to easily switch between the Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks sections of Outlook by using the navigation pane on the left side of the Outlook window.To go to Mail, click "Mail" at the bottom of the navigation pane.To go to Calendar, click "Calendar" at the bottom of the navigation pane.To view delegated mail and calendars, see the Delegated Email and Calendars help page. Keywords: go to calendar, go to email, find calendar, switch to calendar,...
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Arrange Items in Outlook

In Microsoft Outlook, you can arrange the items in your inbox and folders so that emails you want to be able to see are more easily accessible. Outlook gives you the option to sort items in each folder by specific criteria, such as when it was sent, who it was sent by, or how large it is. By default, all items in your inbox and folders are sorted by date with the most recent items on top.If you change how Outlook sorts items in one folder, it will not change how other folders are organized....
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Google Mail General Settings

In Google Mail, the “General” tab of the “Settings” page allows you to change a variety of common options, such as the following:How many emails appear on one screenIf email messages with the same subject line are grouped together (conversation view)What stars you can use to label messagesIf you want to receive pop-up messages when you receive a new email or chat messageTo change these options, first navigate to the “Settings” page in Google Mail...
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Convert Audio Files

You may need to convert an audio file to another format for various reasons (e.g., to use as voicemail message, to transfer to an MP3 player). Depending on the file types you are using, you can use either Audacity or Adobe Audition. Both are available from CedarNet. Audacity is located under Language & Literature, and Audition is located under Com Arts. Use Audacity Audacity is more streamlined with less features and will work well for simple file conversion. However, Audacity cannot work...
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How to Format Email Messages in Outlook

Emails you send from Microsoft Outlook can be formatted using HTML, Rich Text, or Plain Text formatting. HTML and Rich Text formatting give you options to format text that are similar to other Microsoft Office programs.HTML FormattingHTML formatting allows you to change the format of the text in your email as well as include pictures. Formatting options include font, font size and color, font style (bold, italic, underline), highlight color, indent and spacing, and bullet and numbering ...
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Outlook View Delegated Email and Calendar

Viewing Delegated Mail Go to the Mail section of Outlook in the navigation pane. In the navigation pane below the list of your folders, you should see a list of any delegated email addresses and folders. Click on the delegated folders to access those emails. Viewing Delegated Calendar Go to the Calendar section in the navigation pane. In the navigation pane, check the box next to the name of the calendar that has been delegated to you. It will display in the view...
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How to Save and Send Documents from Office Programs in Outlook

If Microsoft Outlook is set up as the email client on your computer (the default program to handle mailto links), you can use the "Save & Send" feature in other Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. The "Save & Send" option allows you to send a file as an email attachment directly from the Microsoft Office program that you create the document in.Note:You can only use the “Save & Send” feature if you have an email client, such as Microsoft...
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Find a Time Feature or Busy Search in Google Calendar

The "Find a Time" feature allows you to compare schedules of guests, whether you are scheduling a meeting or inviting friends to lunch, to pick a time that is free for everyone.To search your guests' schedules:In Google Calendar, click [Create] to create a new event.In the "Untitled event" box, name your event.To the right under "Add: Guests," begin typing the name(s) of the person(s) you want to invite.Click on the correct email address as it appears. Repeat for each guest.Click the [Find a...
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