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March 2013                                                                                      Issue #75

Is it just me or do you also agree that the first two months of the year have just flown by? Seems like we were just getting used to a brand new year and now we're heading into Spring (unless you hail from the Southern Hemisphere). snow, winter, snowdrift And as much as I grumble when I have to travel in snowy weather, the moisture from recent snowstorms in Colorado is most needed to keep us out of a drought and to protect our forests.

While I've been staying warm inside, I wrapped up my latest book on Microsoft Word 2010 and had more time to dig into the latest new features of Microsoft Office 2013. I'll share more on these in future issues but this month we'll explore the different versions of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 (and "What the heck is Office 365?"). Also pick up some new keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint slide shows, see why YouTube is such a huge influence in our daily lives, and save time with tips, tricks, and techniques for long documents in Microsoft Word 2010.

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Understanding Your Choices for These Latest Versions of Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Office 2013 Although new releases of Microsoft Office are not the newsworthy events of past years, you may have heard that Microsoft Office 2013 was officially unveiled on January 29, 2013. The updated release of Office 365 became available at the end of February. These latest versions represent a big change in how we consume Microsoft Office primarily due to the move to the cloud (also known as cloud computing).

The cloud is like file storage in the sky. But it is also a way that programs can be delivered to you without necessarily installing them on your computer. You can get to the cloud anytime you're online. In fact, you may already be using browser-based (cloud) programs to get your work done every day. Now Microsoft Office is more connected to the cloud than ever before. And your choices for how you purchase and interact with Microsoft Office are more expanded and yes, more confusing than ever before. Your choices include:

  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Microsoft Office 365 for Home & Business 
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps
>>Click for full article for an overview of these different options or flavors of Microsoft Office.
To your success,
Dawn Buzbee, MCT
The Software ProŽ
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PowerPoint Presentation Keyboard Shortcuts for Slide Shows

Whether you use a mouse or a remote control to navigate through a PowerPoint slide show presentation, it is also handy to know and use keyboard shortcuts. Try these for your next PowerPoint presentation:

  • Run a slide show: [F5].
  • Run a slide show from the current slide: [Shift] + [F5].
  • Advance to the next slide (any of these): [Right], [Down], N (for Next), [Spacebar],
    [Page Down]
    (or click the left mouse).
  • Return to the previous slide (any of these): [Left], [Up], P (for Previous), [Backspace], [Page Up].
  • Go to specific slide number: type slide number and press [Enter]. One of my favorite tips to quickly skip past slides or to return to a previous slide. To display the slide number temporarily in handouts, choose Insert > Slide Number, check Slide number and Apply to All. Repeat steps to turn off after printing handouts.
  • powerpoint keyboard shortcuts for slide shows and presentations Display a black screen or go back to slide show: B or [Period].
  • Display a white screen or go back to slide show: W or [Comma]. (Use carefully as the bright screen can be distracting to an audience).
  • End a slide show: [Esc].
  • Hide the mouse pointer: [Ctrl] + H. Hiding the mouse pointer should be part of your presentation preparation to avoid the accidental display or movement of your mouse in the middle of your presentation.
  • Activate the mouse pointer/arrow: [Ctrl] + A.
  • Help during slide show (displays these and other keyboard shortcuts): [F1].

Download your own handout of PowerPoint presentation keyboard shortcuts for slide shows plus many more at:  


You can also right-click anywhere on the slide show screen for a shortcut menu with many of these same actions.

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A Brief History of YouTube
YouTube is only 8 years old and continues to grow and evolve! Some fascinating facts and figures on YouTube:
  • Every second, there are 46,296 YouTube videos being viewed all around the world.
  • Reached 4 billion video views in December 2012.
  • YouTube is the second largest search engine (bigger than Bing, Yahoo, and ASK all combined).
  • Boasts 800+ million monthly unique visitors.
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meetdawnAbout Dawn
Dawn Bjork Buzbee, MCT, is The Software ProŽ, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with 20+ years experience transforming Geek Speak into People Friendly. A professional software speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of 8 books, Dawn has helped more than 100,000 individuals to learn smart, easy, and productive ways to use software and technology more effectively.
In addition to MCT, Microsoft has awarded Dawn with the certifications of Microsoft Office 2010 Specialist (MOS 2010) Master Instructor, Microsoft Office 2007 Specialist (MOS 2007) Master Instructor, and Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Instructor for her expertise in Microsoft Office and Windows. Dawn also holds the distinctions as a Certified Microsoft Office Expert with a proven track record in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote,  Access, Visio, and Publisher. Training and coaching is available on many other popular desktop programs including Adobe Acrobat, Windows 8, and Windows 7. The Software ProŽ is certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE). >>Find out more

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