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Pinned Down Files

It's happened to everybody. I need to access this file, but where did I put it? Which directory and folder did I use? Now I have to consider a keyword search, but what did I name it and when did I last use it?

I find this lapse in memory occurs more often as the gap in file acquisition time increases and, quite frankly, as I get older. However there are certain features and techniques that can be utilized to assuage file acquisition issues:

  • Use Header and Footer elements
  • Expand the recently used file list
  • Pin the file

Regarding the age factor:

  • Take St. John's Wort

Header and Footer Elements

Expand the Recently Used List

Pin Your Important Files

So when it comes to accessing important files don't pin your hopes on habit or memory. Pin your files instead.

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by Chris Wood, CPA - Chris Wood is a CPA with experience in Big Four, large regional and local public accounting firms. Write to the good Captain on everything under the sun concerning the captivating world of Excel!



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