Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out review

Author Helen Gallagher has posted a review of Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out over at Blogcritics.org.

It isn’t easy to use these features, but Bott and Siechert explain the steps with great care.

As usual, we tried to keep it light, but…

Because this book skips all the cartoons, jokes, and fluff in other publications, you’ll learn much more than you could just browsing through the programs.

Send to Clipboard

My business partner finally retired his XP machine and got a new Dell Vostro 230. As you can imagine, there has been a steady stream of “What happened to…” queries coming out of his office as he makes the transition to Windows 7 Professional.

The other day he asked where to find Send To Clipboard, an add-in for Windows Explorer in Windows XP that allowed him to copy the path to a folder or file to the Clipboard, so that he can then paste it in a document or message.

Not necessary, I told him.

  • To copy the path to the current folder:
    In Windows Explorer, right-click the address bar and choose Copy Address As Text.
  • To copy the complete path to a file, including the folder path and file name:
    In Windows Explorer, hold down the Shift key, right-click the file name, and choose Copy As Path.

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In this example, choosing Copy Address As Text places the following text on the Clipboard: C:UsersCarlDocumentsOneNote NotebooksWork Notebook

Btw, if you’re pining for other Send To features that are not included with Windows 7, check out a nifty utility called Send To Toys from Gabriele Ponti.