6 Microsoft Office Tips That Will Help You Excel At Work

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Dom Kwolczak


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Maximising productivity is essential in today’s fast-paced work environment. Not only will it help you, but it will also help your team.

Companies use many different software packages to help you do your job, one of these packages happens to be the Microsoft Office suite which offers a wide range of applications that will help you streamline your workflow and boost your productivity.

But here’s the thing, many productivity creators don’t talk about Microsoft Office instead, they talk about Google Docs and other apps. Which I think is strange because almost every company I worked for used Microsoft Office.

That’s why as someone who’s used Microsoft Office since the very early versions, I wanted to share 6 productivity tips that will help you excel at work…

1. Make Your Life Easier Using Templates

Have you ever heard of that famous quote “Don’t reinvent the wheel”? I certainly have and when it comes to Microsoft Office, it’s packed full of really good purpose-built templates for most types of work, and some of them really do look brilliant!

Using the included templates will not only make your work look professional, but will also help you save time which you can spend on more important things such as completing the document. Some companies, have even created their own in-house templates with their branding to help you get started, so it’s worth looking into that.

If you do repetitive tasks, you can even create your own templates! This is something that has helped me tremendously at work!

One example where I have created my own template is for email. In the past, I used to send manually written emails to people I have set up accounts for including instructions, attached documentation and a few pointers, but I always missed out on something that would be helpful to them.

I’ve since created an email template that ensures all the important points and documentation are included and I don’t have to worry about typing it out, I just double-click the shortcut, address it and send it. Not only has this helped me save time, but the email has been perfected to…