Jess  Stratton

Posts by Jess Stratton

  • With this feature, all of your calendar events will be emailed to you, whether you use Gmail or Outlook.

    How to Get Your Daily Agenda Emailed to You Each Morning in Gmail or Outlook

    May 12, 2017

    Many people (myself included) tend to check their email first thing in the morning. Their calendar? Not-so-much. That's fine, most of the time. But it does leave you at a risk of missing early-morning meetings and prevents you from fully visualizing your day. There’s an easy work-around though. Whether you use Gmail or Outlook, you can have your daily agenda...

  • This tool allows you to quickly copy format from one cell to another, which saves you a tremendous amount of time.

    How to Use One of the Most Powerful Excel Tools: The Format Painter (Video)

    April 13, 2017

    One of the most powerful features across the Microsoft Office platform is also one of the most overlooked and underused. I’m talking about the Format Painter tool, and it allows you to copy formatting from one paragraph, photo and even a cell in Excel. If you’ve spent a lot of time getting a photo, paragraph or cell just right, you can click once and bring over...

  • This feature allows you to quickly fill in a series of data in Excel.

    The Secret Excel Feature That Will Save You Time (With Video)

    March 29, 2017

    Microsoft Excel has a secret feature you probably aren’t using, which will save you time. With a drag of the mouse, you can have Excel fill in columns of data for you, based on a digit, character or series that you specify. To use this feature, enter a value in a cell and hover your mouse over the bottom right-hand side of the cell. The cursor will change to a...

  • The pros and cons of the different versions of Microsoft Outlooks.

    Do You Have the Right Outlook? Not on Life, But on Your...

    February 23, 2017

    Outlook 2016. Office 365 Outlook. OWA. That’s enough choices to make my brain go “owa”. I read all my course reviews....

  • Believe it or not, there's actual good reasons to use hashtags on Twitter. Here's why.

    Why and How to Use Hashtags on Twitter

    January 23, 2017

    I often talk to my friends about why they do or don’t use a certain piece of technology or app. The reasons often differ, but one...

  • There are several Gmail interfaces to pick from. Choosing the right one can make you much more productive.

    Want a Better Gmail Experience? Try Changing Your Interface

    December 16, 2016

    Inbox by Google, tabs, stars, Priority Inbox – what are these things and what do they mean? The short answer is they are different...