Microsoft Office

Upgrade to Office 2019

February 10, 2021
The Office 2019 update is now available.

Charting with Excel

September 23, 2016
Excel has many nice features.  One of my favorites is being able to make charts for presentations.  Making a chart can be really easy.  Excel and your computer do the work and you reap the rewards.

Microsoft Office Translator

September 23, 2016
Need to translate your documents?  You are in luck!  Microsoft Office 2013 apps such as Word, Excel, and Outlook have a built-in Translator feature.  Using the Translator feature is very easy if you follow a few short steps.

Add an Office 365 Profile Photo

September 21, 2016
Give your email a personal touch by adding a profile photo to Office 365, so that colleagues can better know your face. To change your Office 365 profile photo, first, log into Office 365 at Then, go to options by first selecting the gear icon from the top right-hand corner of the screen and then selecting Options.

Save Common Mailbox Searches with Search Folders

September 21, 2016
If you receive large volumes of email throughout the day, it’s likely that you rely heavily on Outlook’s search functions to find specific emails. Instead of regularly repeating common searches, you may save yourself time by saving your search as a ‘Search Folder.’

Remove the Start Screen in Office 2013

September 21, 2016
As a default, when you open an Office 2013 program, you are shown a 'Start Screen' that includes recent documents and online templates. 

Spell Check Excel Spreadsheets

September 21, 2016
While some Office programs automatically check spelling and highlight mistakes, Excel doesn’t show mistakes as you type. Excel does, however, have a built-in spell checker that can be run to catch misspellings before you submit your spreadsheet.

Set the Default Save Location to Computer in Office 2013

September 20, 2016
One of Office 2013’s useful new features is the ability to save to cloud locations like OneDrive and SharePoint. In addition to the mapped network drives, these locations are preferred over saving to the local hard drive, which is not automatically backed up. This can be changed in the settings of the various Office applications.

Instant Message with Skype for Business

August 09, 2016
Instant messaging can be a great method for quick text conversations with colleagues. The easiest way to instant message other Safety Services employees is by using Skype for Business, which is already installed on your computer as part of Office 365.