Sunday, December 18, 2011

Microsoft Office Making The Holidays Easier On You

I've had the pleasure of working with Microsoft a few times. They are truly a wonderful company to work with, and there products are always must haves. I would be lost without  Microsoft Office and I was thrilled to learn the in's and outs of Microsoft One Note.

With Christmas only but a week away, I am in complete organize mode. Thanks again to Microsoft and their fantastic "Tricks and Tips" along with three free holiday templates, things just got a whole lot easier for me. So how is Microsoft helping us this holiday season? By bringing even more great office templates to the table. 

Imagine having all those holiday recipes in one spot, nestled safely in your PC, digitally cataloged. I have a big old book of recipes, with pages falling out and full of well... flour, chocolate etc.  Hey, I never said I was a neat

With the OneNote 2010 recipe notebook my recipes are stored neatly, can easily be shared among friends and family and I can simply print a page when needed. I know longer have to worry about spilling a big wad of holiday cookie dough on it. Come on, I can't be the only messy one!

Another stress of Christmas is keeping track of the wish lists for four kids, as well as keeping track of our finances. With the free Excel 2010 spreadsheet you can see their wish lists alongside your gift spending budget. And for those of you on the go keep track with Excel Mobile on your Windows Phone.

I'm pretty behind this year. We got a late start then had the stomach flu run through the house.  I haven't even begun wrapping gifts, and only just sent out my first batch of holiday cards..UGH
Once again though Microsoft Office has my back!  Not only can I use Use Office 2010 to convert addresses into unique holiday mailing labels but I can download and customize my very own gift tags from

I have to say there is one feature I was really bummed not to have used this holiday season. As many of you know I have been working really hard to bring you guys a wonderful gift guide this year, pack with hot games, toys, and gifts for Mom and Dad too! I had a real issue figuring out the best way to showcase my guide. Before I knew it the season crept up on me and I had to do the best I could with the features I had to work with. I completely overlooked Microsoft's incredible PowerPoint 2010, where you can create and embed your very own PowerPoint 2010 gift guide slide show into your blog. If you were not aware of this feature or overlooked it as I did, please take note for your next gift guide. My yearly "Birthday Bash" guide kicks off again this March and I have every intention of fully utilizing PowerPoint 2010 to highlight hot gifts.

Still wondering what Microsoft Office can do for you? check out all their Tips Tricks and downloads and get the best out of Office 2010 for the new year! 

This was not a paid post.


Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

the gift tags are a great idea. gift guide slide shows? how did you miss that?

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am excited about that spread sheet and the recipe cards. I would love to be more organized!

royalegacy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love those gift tags. They are compatible with Office 2003 or later.

Crystal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is great news. I just downloaded them the other day on Office 2010

Closer to Lucy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm upgrading as part as my graduation gift to myself, I've got the Microsoft ready and waiting. I'll be going from MS student to professional. When I was doing my homework on the upgrade I came across this info and have identical thoughts to yours.
Love the gift tags!

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm running behind, I still don't have it. That was one advantage of working for a college, we always was allowed to bring the programs that we used at work home and install to our computers, I miss that.

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