Administrative Professional's Day
This is the time of year to recognize the amazing efforts of Administrative people! Without them, we would be nowhere! There is a conference on April 20 at the Ramada on Kingsway that you may have heard about. It is put on by the Edmonton Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Check out their website for information on heir organization and this conference and tradeshow at http://www.iaapedmonton.com
. I will have a booth at the trade show so please stop in and say hello! We are holding a draw for a $100 Gift Card to one of our new clients - European Institute of Esthetics & MediSpa
along with some other goodies. I would love it if one of you won it - they have amazing services there!
Not from Edmonton? Find your local chapter here: www.iaap-hq.org
We have recently had a chance to get to know some of the great folks at Chrysalis and have also been learning about what a fantastic organization they are. The programs and services they offer are so amazing, so we asked them to send us some information to share with all of you!
Chrysalis: An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities has been serving individuals with a variety of disabilities throughout Alberta for the past 43 years. Originally created by parents and community members who realized that adults with disabilities deserved equal opportunities to contribute to their communities, Chrysalis began as an agency especially planned for training adults with developmental disabilities to produce manufactured goods using automated machinery. Today, Chrysalis offers personalized services to help thousands of people with disabilities receive training, develop life and vocational skills, find employment, discover volunteer opportunities, and realize an improved quality of life.
The programs and services offered at Chrysalis are ever evolving as the needs of the individuals whom we serve change. The recent additions of both Art and Music Therapy have opened up a wide variety of new options for our clients to express themselves in a whole new way.
We invite you to visit Chrysalis and get a firsthand look at what we are all about. Visit www.chrysalis.ab.ca
or phone 780.482.0348 for more information about our free, bi-weekly information sessions which will provide you with a detailed overview of our organization all within one-hour.
Changing the Case of your Text in Excel
I had a client who received a list and all the names where typed in upper case. It was really hard to look at! She thought she had to retype all the names but was glad when I told her there were functions that will do it for you! There are three "functions" that deal with changing the case of your text in Excel - UPPER, LOWER and PROPER. These functions will make your text all upper case, lower case or proper case (like how I've typed this title - Today's Tip).
Go to the cell next to the one you want to change.
Click on Insert Function (a button that has fx on it.)
Find the function you want. If you click on the Text Category, you will see all your choices, including the ones listed above.
Choose the function and click OK.
Then it will ask which cell you want to "convert" to this new format. Pick the cell and you're done!
A friend of mine recently retired and sent me her resume...
1. My first job was working in an Orange Juice factory, but I got canned. Couldn't concentrate!
2. Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack, but just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.
3. After that, I tried being a Tailor, but wasn't suited for it -- mainly because it was a sew-sew job.
4. Next, I tried working in a Muffler Factory, but that was too exhausting.
5. Then, tried being a Chef--figured it would add a little spice to my life, but just didn't have the thyme.
6. Next, I attempted being a Deli Worker, but any way I sliced it... couldn't cut the mustard.
7. My best job was a Musician, but eventually found I wasn't noteworthy.
8. I studied a long time to become a Doctor, but didn't have any patience.
9. Next, was a job in a Shoe Factory. Tried hard but just didn't fit in.
10. I became a Professional Fisherman, but discovered I couldn't live on my net income.
11. Managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance Company, but the work was just too draining.
12. So then I got a job in a Workout Center, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.
13. After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a Historian - until I realized there was no future in it.
14. My last job was working in Starbucks, but had to quit because it was the same old grind.
15. SO, I TRIED retirement
AND FOUND I'M PERFECT FOR THE JOB!
Till next time, happy computing!