Fields are among Word’s most powerful and versatile features, capable of generating and displaying all kinds of useful information with little (or no) effort on your part.
Word fields are placeholders that store and display data. They perform simple tasks, such as returning the current date or current page number, but they’re much more than that. You can use them to ask questions, make decisions based on specific conditions, and perform calculations. In this article, I’ll show you the basics you need to know to start utilizing this powerful and flexible feature in your Word documents.
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You probably know that Google Docs, the online word processor app that’s a part of Google Drive, is free if you have a Google account. What you probably don’t know is that Google Docs has a huge, free repository of ready templates that you can use for almost any professional scenario.
It’s a resource that I never thought about tapping, before reading an article by How-To Geek about using resume templates from Google Docs. As I explored templates more, it made sense to use this collection for common things you need at work. Boy, I bet you thought the Google Docs cheat sheet was the best-kept secret of the online word processor.
There is a lot more to the entire Google Docs Templates archive, but for the sake of illustrating this point, let’s take a look at five common documents needed in the workplace and how they can be repurposed for any need.
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The role of the CIO is generally a non-technical one. Sure, they should be comfortable with technology and perhaps even have some background in IT, but it’s not a requirement. Instead, CIOs are the interface between IT and management; the advocate for the IT department to ensure the essential projects get approved – and sometimes even the fun ones. Because of this relationship, CIOs are often called upon to perform the non-technical tasks required to keep an IT department operating; things like Requirements Management, Project Management, IT Portfolio Management, and Enterprise Architecture / Business Strategic Management. And in those cases when there is another person on the IT staff who is able to perform some or all of these functions, they still work closely with the CIO – especially when it comes to Strategic Management.
For this edition of Five Apps, we take a look at five tools to help a CIO manage their IT department’s business interaction.