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How to Convert Email to Google Calendar Event

Navigate to cedarville.edu/google and click the “Mail” link. Log in to Google Mail. If you are already logged in to Google Apps, open Google Mail by clicking the [Mail] tab at the top of the screen. Open the email you wish to turn into an appointment. From across the top of the screen, click [More]. From the drop-down menu, click “Create event.” You will be taken to a Google Calendar edit event page. Edit the event details as desired. ...
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How to Reverse Case of Text in Excel

When importing data from another source, often times the data is displayed in all uppercase or all lowercase text. If you want to change the case, follow these instructions for Excel 2016 and 2013. (Terms may vary between versions, but the steps should remain the same.) Next to the column or row that contains the text you would like to change, insert another column or row > Select the first cell in that column or row. Select the "Formulas" tab > Select the "Text" drop-down...
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Word: Insert File/Path Name into Document Footer or Header

Inserting your Word document's file/path name into the footer or header will help you know where your document is located.


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How to Present a PDF like a PowerPoint

With Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can present a regular PDF in similar fashion to a PowerPoint presentation. Format presentation Under the "Edit" tab, click "Preferences". In the [Full Screen] category, you can choose various settings: Under the "Full Screen Navigation" Section, you can loop the presentation by checking the "Loop after last page" option. You can also set the "speed" of the presentation with the "Advance every [ ] seconds" option. It...
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How to Reschedule a Calendar Appointment in Outlook

To reschedule a calendar appointment: Go to Calendar in the navigation pane. Find the appointment in your calendar. Double-click on the appointment to open it. Change the start and end time (and date if necessary). Click Save & Close. You can also change an appointment time by clicking on the appointment in the calendar and dragging it to a new time slot. You can change the length of the appointment by clicking and dragging the top or bottom of the appointment...
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How to Access and Manage a Delegated Email Account in Google Mail

Google Mail allows someone to give you access to his or her account so that you can then read, send, respond to, and delete email messages on their behalf. Try watching this YouTube video, "Setting up Gmail Delegation," for a better understanding of the process.


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How to Send an Email From a Delegated Account in Outlook

If you have been delegated access to someone else’s email account, you can send an email as that person from Microsoft Outlook. You can only send emails as people who have delegated their email account to you through Google Apps. When you email a message as someone else in Outlook, no reference to you or your account will appear in the email. However, the email message you send will appear in your personal Sent Items folder and will not appear in the Sent Items folder of the person from...
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Dual Screen Setup for Desktop Computer Monitors

This blog post walks you through how to change the primary monitor, change your monitors resolution, and adjust the position of monitors relative to each other.


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Indent Text Within Spreadsheet Cells in Excel

  Pressing the [Tab] key in Excel does not indent text in a cell; it simply moves the cell pointer to the next cell. To indent text in a cell, follow the steps below. Using the Increase Indent Button Enter your text into the document. Select the cell(s) whose entries you want to indent. (Make sure the cursor is not blinking within the selection.) Under the "Home" tab, in the "Alignment" group, click the "Increase Indent" icon (right-facing arrow pointing towards lines...
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How to Create a Looping Slideshow in PowerPoint

You can easily create a looping slideshow using PowerPoint. A looping slideshow displays each slide automatically for a certain amount of time. Once that time has elapsed, the slide automatically continues to the next slide. Once the slideshow reaches the end, it repeats from the beginning. Open your PowerPoint presentation. Click the [Slide Show] tab > From the "Set Up" group, click "Set Up Slide Show". From the resulting dialogue box, check "Loop continuously until 'Esc'"...
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