One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about Microsoft Office products is the ability to access massive amounts of resources that are just sitting there ready for you to grab. Where are these resources you ask? www.office.com
Who has been in this situation: You have to put together a quick PowerPoint that’s basically a marketing piece for your IT department, and your boss is counting on you to make it zing! zoom! and just basically knock everyone’s socks off. You know you need some photos, graphics, maybe a chart or something. Hit the Office.com website and you’re going to be amazed at all the images, both photos and clip art, that are available to download for free! That’s right, FREE! Sure you can try and Google search images, but let’s face it, you don’t want to find something that is under copyright protection. Instead, just use the resources you know have been made royalty free.
Need a template for a soccer team spreadsheet? You got it. Need a calendar for the NASCAR season? You betcha! Want to find a stationary to use in Word for your latest endeavor? Office.com That’s where it is at. And if you want to go deeper, just check out the links they have for such resources as iStockphoto, Animation Factory, Fotolia, and more! When I’m in a hurry, I definitely take advantage of this goldmine, and you are all awesome Nugget users, so you know the value of gold!
Check out Chris’ upcoming series, Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac!