250 Microsoft Office tips Are you using Microsoft Office to its fullest potential? Nick and Toni Peers are on hand to help you boost your productivity with this essential tips collection - the tips are designed for Office 97-2003, but many will work in Office 2007 too
General Office tips
1. Organize your toolbars
Toolbars can be viewed or hidden from the View > Toolbars menu. Drag floating toolbars to the top or bottom of the screen to lock them into position out of the way.
2. Strip back toolbars
The quickest way to remove unwanted buttons from a toolbar is to hold [Alt] as you click and drag it off the bar.
3. Reset customisations
Restore a toolbar to its original state by choosing Tools > Customize > Toolbars tab, selecting the toolbar and clicking Reset.
4. Change saved folders
Choose a different default folder for your saved files by selecting Tools > Options and switching to the File Locations tab (Word) or General tab (Excel and Access).
5. Amend document properties en masse
Select your target documents in Windows, right-click them and choose Properties > Summary tab, click Advanced, and then alter any field you wish to update.