By Mary Burns
Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC
Your colleagues enjoyed their usual camaraderie and a tasty Buca di Beppo spaghetti dinner in the high-energy atmosphere of the Florida Mall Microsoft Store.
Vice President Debra Johnson announced:
• The chapter received the STC Community of Distinction award, and we’re in the running (once again!) for Community of the Year.
• There’s still time to make your membership activities count toward an Active Member T-shirt. Contact W.C. Wiese for more information.
• STC Summit sign-up reminder.
Have you ever wanted an electronic version of your notebook or scratch/doodle pad? Kristina, a Microsoft Store employee, demonstrated Microsoft’s answer: OneNote. We saw how you can create a OneNote virtual notebook with sections and subjects. You can put just about anything on a page—text, drawings, links to files, and handwritten notes, which the application can convert to text. And you can search across and share your notebooks, a plus that your three-ring binder definitely doesn’t have.
If you’re like me, you may be unaware that OneNote, available since 2007, is in your current Microsoft suite, just waiting for you to try it out!
When audio difficulties prevented the showing of the STC webinar announced for the meeting, we opted to have another product demonstration, this time for Excel 2013. Some highlights: easier access to templates and recent documents, recognition of touch or mouse interface, analysis options to use with a selected block of data, expanded flash-fill, and new save-as options including SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud service.
Erika Higgins was the lucky winner of a software package door prize donated by Microsoft.