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Outlook: Recommended View Settings

Based on common tasks that most users at Cedarville will need to perform, there are several settings we recommend changing to make your experience more enjoyable.


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Outlook: Calendar Privacy Settings

For Outlook, privacy settings and sharing your calendar are all managed in Google Apps. To share your calendar with someone, you must first share it with them in Google Apps. Within Google Apps, you will be able to decide whether that person can do...


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How to Add an Email to Google Tasks

Google Mail allows you to add an email to your Google Tasks list. When you do this, a new task item will appear in your Tasks list with the your email's subject line and a link to the email. This feature also allows you to create due dates and notes for the associated email. For more information on how to use Google Tasks, see the Atomic Learning tutorial for Google Tasks.


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How to Install a Google Chrome Mailto Extension in Google Mail

When you click on an email link on the web, Mailto for Gmail automatically opens a separate tab with a new compose message that is directed towards the email address you clicked on. The Mailto extension allows you to quickly send an email without having to copy and paste the email address into a new message.Note:These instructions are specifically for adding a Mailto extension to Gmail accounts. If your laptop already has a default email application (Mac Mail, Outlook, etc.), you may need...
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Windows Switch Between Open Windows Applications

You can switch between minimized/open application or windows by clicking the icons along the taskbar located at the bottom of your screen. You can also switch between application by using keyboard shortcuts. These methods are especially helpful when your applications will not all fit in your task bar.Shortcut 1: Press and hold the [Alt] key > Click the [Tab] key once. A box with screen shots representing all of the open applications will appear.Keep the [Alt] key pressed down...
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Calendar View Options in Outlook

Outlook provides you with many different options for how to view or arrange your calendar or calendars. These options all display in the ribbon when you are in the Calendar section of Outlook.


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How to Freeze Panes in Excel Spreadsheets

The Excel Freeze Panes tool allows you to lock your column and/or row headings so that, when you scroll down or over to view the rest of your sheet, the first column and/or top row remain on the screen. The following steps show you how to use freeze panes in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010, or 2007. To Use Freeze Panes:Open your document.Click the [View] tab > From the "Workbook Views" group, click [Normal], if not already selected. From the "Window" group, click [Freeze Panes]. ...
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Outlook Drafts

Microsoft Outlook automatically saves unsent emails that you are editing as drafts. If you close the email without sending it, Outlook will ask if you want to save the draft. If you choose to save the draft, your message will be saved in the Drafts folder.


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Word List Levels and Multilevel List

In Microsoft Word, you can edit the list levels to organize your numbered/bulleted lists and outlines. You can even custom-build a multilevel list by formatting each list level to meet your preferences.


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How to Insert and Edit Video in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint 2016 and 2010, you can insert a video file from your computer directly into your slideshow presentation. Using PowerPoint's [Video Tools] tab, you can edit the video in a number of ways. This function is not available in PowerPoint 2013 or versions prior to PowerPoint 2010.Warning!While you can insert almost any video type into your presentation, not all video types are compatible with some of the functions described below. If the video is not compatible, some of the options...
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