Train the Trainer: Mistakes are gifts

Earlier this year I graduated from ColdTowne Theater’s Improv Conservatory in Austin, Texas. I’m definitely a fan of improv comedy but most importantly, I’m an advocate of improv training for professionals and teams – and especially trainers.

 

Of all the professional development training and train the trainer classes I’ve taken as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, my […]

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View sample Excel tips from “45 Tips in 45 Minutes” webinar

 

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Connecting SharePoint 2010 lists to your InfoPath 2010 form

Joey Wiggs from the Microsoft InfoPath developer team has a great blog post here about how to connect your InfoPath form controls to a SharePoint 2010 list. I haven’t tried it yet but plan to as I develop some internal forms for RedCape and then create the curriculum for our SharePoint 2010 and Info Path […]

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Add a multi-selection list box

To give users the ability to select more than one value from a list box, use a Multiple-Selection List Box. Place the cursor in the form where you want the multi-selection list and then go to the Controls Task Pane (View > Design Tasks > Controls). Under the Repeating and Optional section, click Multiple-Selection List […]

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Keeping Up with Gen Y – Radio Show Interview

I was extremely honored to be interviewed by Tamara Bell, the amazing host of Keeping Up with Gen Y radio show.  The episode is called “Gen Y Taking Initiative in Job Search” and this was my very first radio show interview. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Create a Table of Contents (TOC) in Word

If it takes you more than a minute to generate a table of contents (TOC) for even the largest, most complex documents, then you have every right to be pulling out your hair by now. I personally would be bald.

Because the TOC gets generated from the Heading styles in your document, I suspect that the […]

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Configure the Tab Key to Apply Multi-Level Paragraph Numbering in Word 2003

Prior to Word 2003, you could use the [Tab] key within a numbered list to “demote” items to the next level of numbering and use the [Backspace] or [Shift]+[Tab] to “promote” a paragraph to the next higher level. This feature was turned off in Word 2003 most likely to encourage the use of styles to […]

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Create a Submit Button in an InfoPath Form to Email Recipients

After a user completes a form, you can create a Submit button configured to instantly send the form by email.

With your form in Design view, click in the area of the form you wish to add the Submit button.
Display the Controls task pane and click the Button control, which places the button in the form.

Double-click […]

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When InfoPath controls are missing from the Controls task pane

If you examine the two Controls task panes below, it’s apparent that the one on the right is missing a handful of controls. This is most likely due to the compatibility settings. To confirm this, look towards the bottom of the Controls task pane for the message “Some controls have been hidden based on the […]

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Hide custom Views in InfoPath

Suppose you’ve created several views for your InfoPath form, such as: Customer (default), Accounting and Customer Support. The majority of the fields are located on the default Customer view. Accounting related fields are on the Accounting view as well as “For Office Use” only fields. And Customer Support has their own view for data relating […]

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