There are so many useful websites that allow you to check the grammar of your writing for free. But if you use Microsoft Office suite for document processing, it would be much better if you could uncover grammatical errors in your business emails and important documents without leaving MS Outlook or MS Word.
Microsoft Office, as most of us know, has built-in spelling and grammar tools. While its spell check feature is great, the grammar check feature recognizes only the most common grammatical mistakes.
Luckily, there are a number of tools that can perform a robust grammatical check of your writing right from MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. They are mostly paid solutions, but some offer free services.
One such tool is a free add-in for MS Office offered by Grammarly – one of the most popular and accurate grammar tools in the world.
To add it in your MS Office, follow these two easy steps: Continue reading
Even though most people think of Firefox and Google Chrome first when you mention add-ons and extensions, Internet Explorer has add-ons of its own that are just as useful.
The truth of the matter is that many people use Internet Explorer as their browser of choice. There are also many people who are not allowed to install new browsers at their workplace, according to company policy, and have to use Internet Explorer on a daily basis, even if they prefer using another web browser.
Whether you like using Internet Explorer or you have to use this browser, you should know that there are some great add-ons that can increase your productivity at work and make life on the Internet much easier.
IE divides its add-ons into three distinct categories – Accelerators, Web Slices, Search Providers and Toolbars.
Accelerators make it easier and faster for you to search text and webpages, while web slices keep feeding you updates to keep you conveniently informed, and search providers allow you to search your favorite sites quickly and easily. Toolbars give you immediate access to your most used sites and functions on your browser. All four types aim to increase your productivity and decrease the time and effort you need to put in to get your work done online.
Here are 14 of the best Internet Explorer add-ons for boosting your productivity. Continue reading
Google has recently updated its presentations in Google Docs – introducing more than 50 new features – including new themes, transitions, animations, drawings, advanced tables and live collaborations. The Google presentations, as a free alternative to Microsoft’s PowerPoint, is very easy to use and pretty intuitive. If you are someone who is still hesitant about switching to the new version, here are some handy tips and tweaks to spice up your presentations:
1) Jazz up your presentations with new themes
With the job market being more competitive than ever these days, your first impression when trying to get hired is very important. And usually, the first impression that you are able to make is with your resume. So if you don’t know how to make resume, don’t wait any longer and learn that necessary skill.
Microsoft Word has for years been a great tool for creating a good looking resume quickly and easily. MS Word 2010 is no exception, continuing Microsoft’s efforts to keep the process of creating your resume easy. At the same time it is giving you more options to personalize and customize it.
Let’s take a look at how to make resume using MS Word 2010. Continue reading