Friday, December 16, 2011

What is One Note in Microsoft Office?

If you're using Microsoft Office 2007 or a later version, you may have noticed a new program called, One Note.  This is a new program in the Microsoft Office Suite.  A lot of my clients have asked me about it, so I thought I'd provide some information here about One Note.

Unlike Microsoft Word (which is a word processing program), One Note was designed to help you track and organize important notes.  Many of us are often scribbling notes on various pieces of paper, which often get lost or are difficult to keep track of.  One Note is a digital program designed to replace all those notes scribbled little pieces of papers.  And even better, it helps you organize your important notes so they're always at your fingertips. 

You can watch a demo video showing how One Note works by clicking here.

For more information about One Note, click here. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Beware of Fake Adobe Software Update

Although I typically tell my clients it's okay to update Adobe when they see a notification to do so, I want to issue a caution regarding those updates.  There is currently a FAKE update message making the email rounds and folks definitely want to IGNORE and DELETE this warning.

Legitimate update notices show up in the taskbar (you'll see a little message window down in the corner of the screen by the clock).  It's OKAY (and advised) to respond to these messages and update your Adobe software.

However, NEVER respond to update notices received via emails.  These are almost always scams.  And of course, if you're ever in doubt, don't respond to messages asking you to update.  Instead, go the software application's website and download the latest version of the software and install it.  This will ensure you're always updated and eliminate the risk of getting caught in a scam.