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Microsoft Office: Add Bullets or Numbering

Microsoft products allow you to organize content using bulleted and numbered lists. You can also create customized lists by editing the bullet/number font, color, alignment, and icon style. Bullets:Within your Microsoft document, place your cursor or highlight the text where you wish to insert a bulleted list.Under the [Home] tab in the "Paragraph" section, click the [Bullets] drop-down menu. Choose a bullet style or select "Bullets and Numbering" to create a customized bullet style.To...
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How to Change Default Line Spacing in Word

Upon installation, Microsoft Word uses 1.08 line spacing by default. It also automatically adds 8 points of space after each paragraph (after a hard return). You can change the default line spacing by following the steps below. Keep in mind that this is a machine-specific setting, so you will need to repeat these steps for any new computer that you log in to. To change the default line spacing: Click the [Home] tab > Locate the "Paragraph" group. In the lower-right corner of the ...
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Google Mail: Edit Subject of a Conversation Thread

In Google Mail, you can change the subject of a mail conversation that has already been started. When you do this and send the email, the recipients will receive the email in their inbox as a new conversation.Note:If you simply want each email you receive (including those with the same subject line) to appear as a new conversation thread, see the Google Mail: Turn Off Conversation View help page. Navigate to in to Google Mail using your email address and password...
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How to Set or Remove Reminders in Outlook

Note: Reminders are not the same as desktop alerts, which appear when you receive a new email. For information on changing the settings for desktop notifications, see the Desktop Alerts help page. Set reminders for calendar appointments Go to Calendar in the navigation pane. Double-click on the desired appointment. The appointment will open. In the "Options" group in the ribbon, locate the "Reminder" drop-down box and select the time you want the reminder to display (i.e. "15...
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How to Respond to a Meeting Invitation in Outlook

When you receive a meeting invitation in Microsoft Outlook, you can respond to the meeting to accept, decline, or indicate that you are tentatively attending.Meeting invitations will come to your inbox like an email message and will appear as events in your calendar that you need to respond to. Meeting invitations can be opened like emails and calendar events and contain a subject line, information on the people who sent and received the meeting invitation, and any further information on the...
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How to Add Microsoft Office Shortcuts to the Start Menu in Windows 7

A Microsoft Office program shortcut may sometimes be missing from the “Microsoft Office” folder of the Windows Start Menu's “All Programs” section. Adding a Microsoft Office program shortcut back to this folder involves the following two main steps. Step 1: Create desired Microsoft Office program shortcut Navigate to Windows Start Menu > “Computer” (in Windows 10, click "File Explorer" > "This PC"). A window opens. Under “Hard Disk Drives” (in Windows 10, "Devices and drives"),...
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How to Set a Default Save Location in Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a powerful note-taking program that allows you to store all of your notes and projects in one location. In OneNote, you can create, store, and organize numerous notebooks, create sections within each notebook, and create pages within each section. To learn more about OneNote and how to begin using it, see Microsoft OneNote: Getting Started. Changing Default Save Location The current default save location in Microsoft OneNote is the C: drive. This drive is specific to each...
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How to Use Hyperlinks and Action Buttons in PowerPoint

If you would like to link to an outside source within your PowerPoint presentation, you have the option of using a hyperlink or action button. These instructions are for Office 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007. Hyperlink In PowerPoint, you can create a hyperlink using any text within your presentation. When clicked on, a hyperlink can directly link to a specific slide within your presentation, a saved file, a web page, another PowerPoint presentation, or a custom email. To insert a hyperlink into...
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