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Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Ofice 2010 introduces several new features. The articles listed here introduce you to a number of them.

Capture a Screen Shot

With the Office 2010 screen shot feature, you can easily take a picture of a window and insert it into your document. This feature is available in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Once a screen shot is in your document, you can move it, resize it, and use any of the Picture tools on it. You can use Picture tools to do such things as add Artistic Effects, apply a picture layout, or remove a background.

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Add Artistic Effects

When using Office 2010, you can easily give your photographs, clip art, or screen shots an artistic flair. Simply insert them into your document and then apply an Artistic Effect. An Artistic Effect can make your photograph, clip art, or appears as if it were sketched in pencil, painted on canvas, drawn with pastels, molded from plastic or created in some other medium.

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Remove a Background from a Photograph

Office 2010 has a new feature that you can use to remove a background from a photograph and then, if you wish, add a new one. This type of sophisticated photo editing was previously only possible with specialized photo-editing software.

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Add a Custom Tab

In Microsoft Office, you issue commands by clicking buttons that are located on tabs. You may use some commands frequently and others not at all. In Office 2010, you can create custom tabs and place the options you use most frequently on those tabs, thereby keeping them at your fingertips. You can also modify existing tabs.

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Use Slicer with Pivot Tables

With Excel, you can easily organize your data into columns and rows that you can sort and filter. However, in some instances, you may want to do more than just sort and filter. This is where Pivot Tables come in. You can use Pivot Tables to sort, filter, summarize, aggregate, subtotal, change columns into rows, and change rows into columns. Excel 2010 introduces Slicer. You can use Slicer with Pivot Tables to filter your data in multiple ways.

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Sparklines are charts that appear in a single cell. With Sparklines, you can see trends at a glance. Excel offers three types of Sparklines: Line, Column, and Win/Loss.

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