Equipped for the Job
March 24, 2021

An integral part of our diocesan vision to courageously live the Gospel is to equip our people as Missionary Disciples inspired to invite and accompany others in their journey to Christ. The question is, in times when we are encouraged to maintain distance, how do you accomplish this? The Office of Evangelization & Missionary Discipleship …

How to Speak so People Want to Listen
May 13, 2016

Interested in becoming a better public speaker?  This Ted Talk will help!  Click the link to watch this great video! TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TEDConference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less.) 

Turn your slide into an interactive whiteboard
October 13, 2015

Before the advent of PowerPoint slideshows, you could add handwritten notes to your printed transparency slides during your presentation to illustrate your point or emphasize your text. PowerPoint integrated that technology as well, but few presenters take advantage of it. If you’d like to utilize a handy onscreen pen during your presentation, simply activate it …

ConnectNow Family Suit Update
September 21, 2015

Update to 4.3.4 Scheduled The ConnectNow Family Suite  database will be updated on Wednesday evening, September 23rd.    The morning following the update, all ConnectNow users will be notified (by ParishSOFT) of the successful update along with information on how to clear you browser cache and a link to the release notes.  ParishSOFT Desktop users will be receiving …

Lock your computer in a quick key combo
September 21, 2015

Need to lock your computer in a hurry?  Don’t want to just walk away and wait for the 15 minutes to pass for the system to lock your computer?  Try the following quick key combination; the windows key   + “L”  locks your system immediately.  

Want to Undo that Action?
August 10, 2015

Let [Ctrl]Z become you best friend in Outlook Pressing [Ctrl]Z reverses many actions in Outlook. For example, if you move a message to a different folder, delete a message, or type a sentence you don’t want to include in an email, just press [Ctrl]Z to undo the action. You must press [Ctrl]Z, however, before performing …

Do your photos tell stories?
August 3, 2015

Do your photos tell stories? Great photos immediately tell us the who, what, when, where, and why. They give us a sense of longing, of wanting to be transplanted into the scene ourselves. Each moment holds an amazing story.  Tell that story with your photos. With these 6 tips for telling better stories with your pics, that’s …

Move your Career Ahead
July 27, 2015

  Become a Microsoft Office Specialist Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification in a specific Office program. Holding a MOS certification can advance your career and make you a leader in your department! For more information on becoming a Microsoft …

Social Media Tools
May 27, 2015

Who would’ve thought that a #cool #teen posting a #swag #selfie and a Super Serious Suit Man™ with an MBA would use the same platform to make their lives better? Social media is weird. We want to make it less weird for you. It can be as professional as it can be personal, and as lighthearted …

Color Picker
April 20, 2015

Get to know the eyedropper tool The eyedropper tool lets you pick any color from your image, so you can coordinate colors, get specific hex values, and find that just-right shade of any color. Dig in, and don’t be afraid to get those perfect colors. Watch the 25 second video

Working with Hyperlinks
April 6, 2015

How To Insert Hyperlinks Hyperlinks add the capability of moving from one position to another quickly and easily, such as linking to another slide, another file, or even to a web site. Highlight the text or graphics to link Insert Tab > Links command group > Hyperlink Choose the target (Place in this document) Choose …

PowerPoint Tip
March 30, 2015

Enable Custom Slide Shows Custom slide shows allow differing collections of slides to be presented for different purposes without saving multiple files. Slide Show Tab > Start Slide Show command group > Custom Slide Show Click the New button Name the show Select slides on the left side Click the add button to move the …

ParishSOFT Desktop update v.4.2.8
March 24, 2015

If your parish is still using the desktop family suite and has not updated to v.4.2.8.  now is the time to update  This update will stabilize envelop problems and other issues desktop users may be experiencing.      Read More

Tips and Tricks
March 16, 2015

Tips for calculating in a Table Example: =A1+B1 to add =A1-B1 to subtract = A1*B1 to multiply =A1/B1 to divide Operators are: Addition  (+)  Subtraction  (-) Multiplication  (*)   Division (/) Click in the answer cell. Table Tools Contextual Tabs > Layout Tab > Formula. Enter formula or view automatic formula. F9 function key updates calculations (select the table first). Alt+F9 displays …