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Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Posted on 10/16/18 7:40 AM by Get Schooled in cybersecurity

Many people are unaware of just how extensively the internet impacts all of lives, reaching to many of the utilities and other services we all depend upon for light, heat, water, safety, and more. National Cybersecurity Safety Awareness Month in October leads right into Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Month. Protecting our nation’s most valuable resources is everyone’s responsibility.

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It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

Posted on 10/9/18 8:05 AM by Get Schooled in cybersecurity

Keeping your data, your network, and your company secure online is everybody’s responsibility. You really can learn how to practice safer computing, and everyone will be the better for it. Here are some things to think about in preparation for the theme of the third week of National CyberSecurity Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM).

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Control broken fragments with box-decoration-break (CSS)

Posted on 9/28/18 8:51 AM by Get Schooled in CSS

First introduced in CSS3, the box-decoration-break property is part of the organic development of visual coding. Before CSS3, there were no simple solutions to fragmented lines of text in a box. What you saw was what you got. Fortunately, the box-decoration-break property allows developers to control where the borders of a box decoration divide the fragments of a broken element. This can apply to end-of-line text, where columns divide and page breaks.

Add a box-decoration-break by creating a new class such as .break  {   box-decoration-break: clone; } and assigning the class to the appropriate element in the CSS. The value of the box-decoration-break can be either “slice” or “clone.” Slice will apply to the element as a whole and display breaks at the edges of each fragment. Clone applies decorations to each fragment as an individual element.

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Add new functionality to the default IDE with extensions (Visual Studio)

Posted on 9/28/18 8:43 AM by Get Schooled in Visual Studio

The default IDE in Visual Studio is satisfactory but can be enhanced to so much more with the help of extensions. Similarly, if you don’t like some of the IDE’s default behaviors, extensions can serve as a patch that facilitates a more effective environment.

To install an extension, go to Tools > Extensions and Updates. Click “Online” search for the extension you need, and select “Download”. After installation, restart Visual Studio to make sure the download performed correctly.

Three useful extensions that are freeware, even for commercial use, are SpellChecker (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=NoahRichards.SpellChecker), StopOnFirstBuildError (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=EinarEgilsson.StopOnFirstBuildError), and Array Visualizer (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=AmirLiberman.ArrayVisualizer).

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Efficiently populate Word documents with SharePoint data (SharePoint)

Posted on 9/20/18 9:29 AM by Get Schooled in SharePoint

There are many situations in which it would be redundant and cumbersome to manually enter data already stored in SharePoint into a Word document. For example, a standard business contract that contains customer data, such as name, address, and telephone number, would benefit significantly from auto-populating using information within SharePoint. Auto-populating also helps to maintain consistency across platforms and ensure time-efficiency for updates. Instead of correcting multiple documents, an update to the source data would have a ripple-effect on the Word document.

To create shareable data, first create external data columns. On the SharePoint site, navigate to the list or library, and click “Settings”. In the column area, select “Create Column”. Enter a name and set the Column Type as “External Data”. Under “External Content Type,” assign the correct item name, such as “Customer.” From here, create a Word template to display external data and create the new Word document with the inputted field from SharePoint using the External Data Item Picker.

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Going out of office? Use the Assistant instead of an auto-reply rule (Exchange Server)

Posted on 9/20/18 8:54 AM by Get Schooled in exchange

Imagine this scenario: A user goes on maternity leave for three months, but before she goes she creates an auto-reply rule for all incoming messages. At first glance, this seems like a viable solution—that is, until her mailbox becomes completely jammed with more than two million auto-reply messages that over-tax the server and crash the application.

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Discovering Your Leadership Voice

Posted on 9/18/18 7:43 AM by Get Schooled in CLD

Great leaders know they must provide value to the people who work for them that goes way beyond a paycheck. That value often comes in the guidance, the teaching, and the advice they share with their people. Many emerging leaders wonder how they’re going to find the words to say, and the right voice to share them with. Here are some thoughts about how to find your personal leadership voice.

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Translate document text into another language (Word 2016)

Posted on 9/14/18 10:40 AM by Get Schooled in Word

In today’s global workplace, creating documents for use in multiple languages is increasingly important. Whether it’s for a single word or an entire document, Word provides the instant translation tools you need. To translate a word or phrase, select the word and right-click on it. Select Translate from the shortcut menu.

If you haven’t used this tool before, you may encounter the Use Intelligent Services dialog box. In this dialog box, click on Turn On. The Translator task pane appears, displaying your selected word in the From box. Ensure that Word has detected the correct language you are translating from, and then select your desired language from the dozens of options on the To dropdown list. You can use this translation to add a note to your document, or you can click Insert to replace the selected word with its translation.

To translate an entire document, open that document and select the Review tab on the main ribbon. In the Language group, click on Translate | Translate Document. In the resulting Translator task pane, designate the appropriate languages in the From and To dropdown lists, and then click OK. After a few moments, your translated document opens. Click Save on the Quick Access Toolbar, and save your new document.

Important: Consider this translation tool as a starting point. It’s important to check the accuracy of your document’s translation before disseminating it to others.

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Filter your table in a snap with slicers (Excel 2016)

Posted on 9/14/18 10:36 AM by Get Schooled in Microsoft Excel

To make filtering your table even more straightforward, use Slicers. Select a range within a table or PivotTable, then click on the Insert tab on the main ribbon. In the Filters group, click on Slicer. In the resulting Insert Slicers dialog box, choose the column you want to filter. Excel creates labeled buttons that allow you to filter your table with a single click. After clicking on one of the buttons to filter your table, you can choose more buttons by clicking on the Multi-Select button. When you’re ready to undo the filter, click on the Clear Filter button.

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Balance ragged lines of text with this simple setting (InDesign CS6/CC/CC 2014/CC 2015/CC 2017)

Posted on 9/14/18 10:30 AM by Get Schooled in InDesign

When laying out text, your paragraphs will look a lot neater if the ends of each line aren’t drastically uneven. The Balance Ragged Lines feature offers a quick way to adjust the amount of words and characters on each line so they wind up being similar lengths. To put Balance Ragged Lines to work, choose Window > Type and Tables > Paragraphs to display the Paragraphs panel. Select the text to which you want to apply this feature, click on the panel options button in the top right corner of the Paragraphs panel, and choose Balance Ragged Lines from the pop-up menu. If you don’t like the results, repeat to turn off the feature.

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