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Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 QuickSteps by Malestrom
These can then be dragged to the new folder or used directly in Outlook’s Mail Merge feature. 99 USE OUTLOOK’S MAIL MERGE FEATURE This technique is often used when you are ready to do the mail merge in “real time.” You have the contacts and the letter or document you are going to send them, and 10 Continued . . . 200 200 There are three steps to performing a mail merge using the Contacts list in Outlook with a Microsoft Word document. First, within Outlook, you prepare the contacts you wish to use in the mail merge, and then you export them in a form that Word can use with its Mail Merge feature. Second, in Word, you create the document that will be used to perform the mail merge. Finally, you perform the mail merge itself in Word. Microsoft Ofﬁce Outlook 2010 PC QuickSteps Getting to QuickSteps Know Your PCUsing Forms, Labels, and Mail Merge 1 NOTE need to perform multiple mail merges (one with each of the folders designated as the data source), or you must create one folder to combine the contacts, either by merging the folders or by creating a new folder and UICKSTEPS 1.
Double-click your form and it will open, ready to be filled in, as you can see in Figure 9-12. 199 199 10 Microsoft Ofﬁce Outlook 2010 QuickSteps Using Forms, Labels, and Mail Merge PC QuickSteps Getting to Know Your PC 1 2 TIP You can do many things with forms when they are tied to one or more of the Outlook views. For example, you can tie a schedule reminder message to the Calendar or tie a 3 task list confirmation to Tasks. UICKSTEPS 4 SELECTING CONTACTS You can select contacts to use in a mail merge in four ways: manually, using Outlook’s Mail Merge feature; using Outlook’s filters; or using Word’s Mail Merge feature. The first three are discussed here. The fourth is 5 discussed in “Prepare a Mail Merge Document in Word” later in this chapter. SELECT CONTACTS MANUALLY To add contacts to a mail merge folder: Figure 9-12: Templates can speed up the handling of a large volume of e-mail. 6 1.
Figure 9-14: Outlook will help you set up your contacts for a mail merge and then will open Word to access the document and do the merge. 201 201 10 Microsoft Ofﬁce Outlook 2010 QuickSteps Using Forms, Labels, and Mail Merge PC QuickSteps Getting to Know Your PC 1 2 UICKSTEPS SELECTING CONTACTS Prepare a Mail Merge Document in Word (Continued) 6. Select the merge options, such as form letters, labels, or envelopes to a new document, printer, or e-mail that are correct for you, and then click 3 OK. Outlook will prepare your contact data, open Microsoft Word, and create a new mail merge document linked to your contact data and ready for you to type the message 4 contents. See “Prepare a Mail Merge Document in Word.” You can approach a mail merge from Outlook and then use Microsoft Word just to produce a document, or you can start from Word and just use Outlook to supply the contacts.
Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart
The Stationery Cupboard Definitely deserving of its own category, if only because the stationery cupboard provides the most wonderful refuge from the occasional ravages of office life – indeed, from life itself. In one office I worked in, the stationery cupboard was large and well appointed enough to house at least four people for up to five hours before anyone started running out of oxygen. A bunch of us – when we were hung over and meant to be mail-merging for a big event – used to pretend we were going in there for a ‘very important mail-merge-based meeting’. We would then bed down for the morning – lying on the bubble-wrap, heads resting on Manila envelopes – and snooze peacefully, like monkeys in a cage. Even when you’re fighting fit, the stationery cupboard can provide a welcome bolthole. There’s nothing like breezily declaring, ‘Just popping in for some printer cartridges’, only to lock the door behind you and lie back in the restorative darkness or, in my case, begin early attempts to write comedy sketches by torchlight.
And at twenty-six, we finally started admitting it to people. Even though the dream seemed further and further away as I trundled through my twenties and early thirties in offices, I kept at it. I kept writing sketches in office stationery cupboards, kept trying them out in grotty London pubs, every summer went to the Edinburgh Festival and every September, when back in the office, would do another mail-merge to casting directors. And, get this – we are now a comedy actress. Professionally. *mouth falls open* Seriously, we are a comedian. SHUT UP! Are you bouncing up and down? I am bouncing up and down. Me too, although I have to hold on to my breasts to do so without damage. I can’t actually believe it. We get into comedy? Yup. I feel like crying. Life may not be easy, Little M. Things do go wrong and it can be very tough.
The Little Book of Hedge Funds by Anthony Scaramucci
Andrei Shleifer, asset allocation, Bernie Madoff, business process, carried interest, corporate raider, Credit Default Swap, diversification, diversified portfolio, Donald Trump, Eugene Fama: efficient market hypothesis, fear of failure, fixed income, follow your passion, Gordon Gekko, high net worth, index fund, John Meriwether, Long Term Capital Management, mail merge, margin call, mass immigration, merger arbitrage, money market fund, Myron Scholes, NetJets, Ponzi scheme, profit motive, quantitative trading / quantitative ﬁnance, random walk, Renaissance Technologies, risk-adjusted returns, risk/return, Ronald Reagan, Saturday Night Live, Sharpe ratio, short selling, Silicon Valley, Thales and the olive presses, Thales of Miletus, the new new thing, too big to fail, transaction costs, Vanguard fund, Y2K, Yogi Berra, zero-sum game
So, if you are looking for a job at a hedge fund, you are in luck! According to recent surveys, hedge fund job listings increased by 32 percent in 2010. Unfortunately, there isn’t a scientific recipe that I can give you to help you land a job at the next hedge fund powerhouse. But, below are some suggestions on how to score an interview. The Blind Outreach Program: The blind outreach program occurs when you hit the mail merge on your computer and e-mail your resume to all of the personnel departments in the hedge fund universe. Although this may be the coldest of cold calls—and probably the least effective approach—I still think it is necessary as it forces you to get your arms around the many different names in the industry. After all, you have to first compile the database and do your homework on each fund before you decide you want to send a particular fund this e-mail.
Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload by Mark Hurst
A macro is a series of steps—commands, keystrokes, clicks—that users can program into the computer once, and then run many times with a single keystroke. (If you’re not sure how to get started, ask the nearest techie—or IT department—for a tutorial on macros; someone may be happy to teach you.) For example, say someone hands you a text file and asks you to “clean up the data” (perhaps to prepare a mail merge or some other task) by deleting the second comma on every line. One way is to do it manually: search twice for a comma, delete, go to the next line; search twice, delete, next line; and so on. But for a file with thousands of lines it would be impossible. A macro, however, could loop these steps into one command, allowing you to execute the process with a single keystroke. Macros can thus turn the keyboard into a bit lever for arbitrarily complex actions.
Running Money by Andy Kessler
Andy Kessler, Apple II, bioinformatics, Bob Noyce, British Empire, business intelligence, buy and hold, buy low sell high, call centre, Corn Laws, Douglas Engelbart, family office, full employment, George Gilder, happiness index / gross national happiness, interest rate swap, invisible hand, James Hargreaves, James Watt: steam engine, joint-stock company, joint-stock limited liability company, knowledge worker, Leonard Kleinrock, Long Term Capital Management, mail merge, Marc Andreessen, margin call, market bubble, Maui Hawaii, Menlo Park, Metcalfe’s law, Mitch Kapor, Network effects, packet switching, pattern recognition, pets.com, railway mania, risk tolerance, Robert Metcalfe, Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley, South China Sea, spinning jenny, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Toyota Production System, zero-sum game
We had a secretary early on, but we had to let her go. She was too much work. It wasn’t an ordinary business, so we couldn’t just say, “File these correspondences.” We didn’t quite know what we were doing, so it was hard to have someone help you learn on the ﬂy. We set up our own meetings, sent out our own quarterly letters to investors, got our own coffee and took out our own garbage. Voice mail and e-mail and mail merges are just easier to manage than people. It was just me and Fred—Fred and me. The economics were 50-50. Everything was by consensus, which meant that we each had the power of veto. I was his boss and he was mine, and I told Fred that I have a history of hating my bosses. We signed each other’s checks—when we had enough money after expenses to pay ourselves, that is. It took a while. We didn’t take a salary for the ﬁrst two years.
Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
The other two are going to sleep here, which means that Anna and Emily will have to vacate their rooms. Emily is going to sleep in the bed in the shop. Supper here with the twelve from the Retreat; vegetarian shepherd’s pie. Up late drinking and chatting. Bed at 1 a.m. Till Total £378.47 17 Customers TUESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY Online orders: 3 Orders found: 2 Flo in the shop again today so I set her the task of setting up mail merge for the Random Book Club spreadsheet. Me: Flo, have you finished that spreadsheet? Flo: I’ve sort of half done it. Me: Well, you’ll sort of half get paid then. Flo: Fuck off, you should be paying me more. This is typical of the high esteem in which I’m held by members of staff. Telephone call after lunch from someone in Edinburgh whose father died recently, leaving 30,000 books, mainly classics.
Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models by Gabriel Weinberg, Lauren McCann
affirmative action, Affordable Care Act / Obamacare, Airbnb, Albert Einstein, anti-pattern, Anton Chekhov, autonomous vehicles, bank run, barriers to entry, Bayesian statistics, Bernie Madoff, Bernie Sanders, Black Swan, Broken windows theory, business process, butterfly effect, Cal Newport, Clayton Christensen, cognitive dissonance, commoditize, correlation does not imply causation, crowdsourcing, Daniel Kahneman / Amos Tversky, David Attenborough, delayed gratification, deliberate practice, discounted cash flows, disruptive innovation, Donald Trump, Douglas Hofstadter, Edward Lorenz: Chaos theory, Edward Snowden, effective altruism, Elon Musk, en.wikipedia.org, experimental subject, fear of failure, feminist movement, Filter Bubble, framing effect, friendly fire, fundamental attribution error, Gödel, Escher, Bach, hindsight bias, housing crisis, Ignaz Semmelweis: hand washing, illegal immigration, income inequality, information asymmetry, Isaac Newton, Jeff Bezos, John Nash: game theory, lateral thinking, loss aversion, Louis Pasteur, Lyft, mail merge, Mark Zuckerberg, meta analysis, meta-analysis, Metcalfe’s law, Milgram experiment, minimum viable product, moral hazard, mutually assured destruction, Nash equilibrium, Network effects, nuclear winter, offshore financial centre, p-value, Parkinson's law, Paul Graham, peak oil, Peter Thiel, phenotype, Pierre-Simon Laplace, placebo effect, Potemkin village, prediction markets, premature optimization, price anchoring, principal–agent problem, publication bias, recommendation engine, remote working, replication crisis, Richard Feynman, Richard Feynman: Challenger O-ring, Richard Thaler, ride hailing / ride sharing, Robert Metcalfe, Ronald Coase, Ronald Reagan, school choice, Schrödinger's Cat, selection bias, Shai Danziger, side project, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley startup, speech recognition, statistical model, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Steven Pinker, survivorship bias, The Present Situation in Quantum Mechanics, the scientific method, The Wisdom of Crowds, Thomas Kuhn: the structure of scientific revolutions, transaction costs, uber lyft, ultimatum game, uranium enrichment, urban planning, Vilfredo Pareto, wikimedia commons
Two sayings, “The skill is built into the tool” and “The craftsmanship is the workbench itself,” suggest that the more sophisticated tools get, the fewer skills are required to operate them. Repairing or programming them is another story, though! When you think about using tools to get your work done faster, you should start by discovering all the off-the-shelf options available to you. These are effectively design patterns you can purchase. For example, when printing address labels, you can use mail-merge programs, preprinted sheets of labels, and full-service copy centers. You will want to invest some time in figuring out the pros and cons of your various options, because you can easily get yourself into trouble (in wasted money or time, or worse) if you select the wrong tool. Experts can help you identify your options, like when you go to a home improvement store and ask for tool advice on a DIY repair.
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
airport security, Bayesian statistics, Berlin Wall, citizen journalism, Firefox, game design, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, Internet Archive, Isaac Newton, Jane Jacobs, Jeff Bezos, mail merge, Mitch Kapor, MITM: man-in-the-middle, RFID, Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley, slashdot, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Thomas Bayes, web of trust, zero day
Computers -- which had been geeky and weird a few years before -- were everywhere, and the modem I'd used to connect to local bulletin board systems was now connecting me to the entire world through the Internet and commercial online services like GEnie. My lifelong fascination with activist causes went into overdrive as I saw how the main difficulty in activism -- organizing -- was getting easier by leaps and bounds (I still remember the first time I switched from mailing out a newsletter with hand-written addresses to using a database with mail-merge). In the Soviet Union, communications tools were being used to bring information -- and revolution -- to the farthest-flung corners of the largest authoritarian state the Earth had ever seen. But 17 years later, things are very different. The computers I love are being co-opted, used to spy on us, control us, snitch on us. The National Security Agency has illegally wiretapped the entire USA and gotten away with it.
The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Andy Kessler, barriers to entry, book scanning, Brewster Kahle, Burning Man, c2.com, call centre, Cass Sunstein, citizen journalism, Clayton Christensen, clean water, commoditize, corporate governance, Daniel Kahneman / Amos Tversky, disruptive innovation, distributed generation, en.wikipedia.org, Firefox, game design, Hacker Ethic, Howard Rheingold, Hush-A-Phone, illegal immigration, index card, informal economy, Internet Archive, jimmy wales, John Markoff, license plate recognition, loose coupling, mail merge, national security letter, old-boy network, packet switching, peer-to-peer, post-materialism, pre–internet, price discrimination, profit maximization, Ralph Nader, RFC: Request For Comment, RFID, Richard Stallman, Richard Thaler, risk tolerance, Robert Bork, Robert X Cringely, SETI@home, Silicon Valley, Skype, slashdot, software patent, Steve Ballmer, Steve Jobs, Ted Nelson, Telecommunications Act of 1996, The Nature of the Firm, The Wisdom of Crowds, web application, wikimedia commons, zero-sum game
The second type of computing devices was information appliances: devices hardwired for a particular purpose. These were devices like the Friden Flexowriter, a typewriter that could store what was typed by making holes in a roll of tape. Rethreading the tape through the Flexowriter allowed it to retype what had come before, much like operating a player piano. Cutting and pasting different pieces of Flexowriter tape together allowed the user to do mail merges about as easily as one can do them today with Microsoft Word or its rivals.6 Information appliances were substantially cheaper and easier to use than mainframes, thus requiring no ongoing rental and maintenance relationship with a vendor. However, they could do only the tasks their designers anticipated for them. Firms could buy Flexowriters outright and entrust them to workers—but could not reprogram them.
Track Changes by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
active measures, Apple II, Apple's 1984 Super Bowl advert, Bill Gates: Altair 8800, Buckminster Fuller, commoditize, computer age, corporate governance, David Brooks, dematerialisation, Donald Knuth, Douglas Hofstadter, Dynabook, East Village, en.wikipedia.org, feminist movement, forensic accounting, future of work, Google Earth, Gödel, Escher, Bach, Haight Ashbury, HyperCard, Jason Scott: textfiles.com, Joan Didion, John Markoff, John von Neumann, Kickstarter, low earth orbit, mail merge, Marshall McLuhan, Mother of all demos, New Journalism, Norman Mailer, pattern recognition, pink-collar, popular electronics, RAND corporation, rolodex, Ronald Reagan, self-driving car, Shoshana Zuboff, Silicon Valley, social web, Stephen Hawking, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Steven Levy, Stewart Brand, technoutopianism, Ted Nelson, text mining, thinkpad, Turing complete, Vannevar Bush, Whole Earth Catalog, Y2K, Year of Magical Thinking
Even more significantly, the typing mechanism could be halted while in “playback” mode to allow for the manual insertion of additional text; this made it ideal for forms and form letters of all types. With dual tape reels in the storage unit (and Deighton would opt for such a model) a skilled operator could retain two different bodies of text at the ready “on-line,” and blend them with one another in the course of producing hard copy—what we would today call a mail merge. Finally, and perhaps most tantalizingly, reference codes could be invisibly inserted into the stored copy of the text to act as markers or flags for later search and retrieval. (For a project such as Bomber, which involved continuous cross-referencing between the different narrative episodes, this was to prove a particular asset.)9 Development on what was to become the MT/ST had begun as early as 1956 at IBM’s main offices in Poughkeepsie, New York—some four or five years before the Expensive Typewriter program was written for the TX-0 at MIT.
Bernie Madoff, the Wizard of Lies: Inside the Infamous $65 Billion Swindle by Diana B. Henriques
accounting loophole / creative accounting, airport security, Albert Einstein, banking crisis, Bernie Madoff, break the buck, British Empire, buy and hold, centralized clearinghouse, collapse of Lehman Brothers, computerized trading, corporate raider, diversified portfolio, Donald Trump, dumpster diving, Edward Thorp, financial deregulation, financial thriller, fixed income, forensic accounting, Gordon Gekko, index fund, locking in a profit, mail merge, merger arbitrage, money market fund, plutocrats, Plutocrats, Ponzi scheme, Potemkin village, random walk, Renaissance Technologies, riskless arbitrage, Ronald Reagan, short selling, Small Order Execution System, source of truth, sovereign wealth fund, too big to fail, transaction costs, traveling salesman
DiPascali, in turn, allegedly relied on two computer programmers who had joined the firm a few years earlier and who were later accused of designing software for one of the firm’s new IBM AS/400 computers that simplified the process of generating the fictional account statements. DiPascali and some of his staff allegedly researched the necessary trades from the historic record, and then the customized Ponzi software would allocate those trades, in perfect proportions, among the various customer accounts using a simple “mail merge” computer function. Besides reducing the manual labour involved, this automation provided new opportunities for deception. It was around this time that Madoff leased separate space on the seventeenth floor of the Lipstick Building—ostensibly for his new IBM computers but actually to create a more secure environment for his increasingly elaborate fraud. As he later recalled, he set up the separate suite because “I could not have operated in view of the other people on the 18th floor.”