Microsoft Office Specialist…. NINJA!!!!

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Today I had the opportunity to take the 2007 Microsoft Office Specialist Test for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Amazingly enough you really can’t find a study guide for the 2007 test at all. There are tons of guides for 2010 and 2013. Needless to say I had to wing it. I thought I would have done better at the Excel test than I did but I will say in my defense there about 30+ people in the room with me along with 2 children acting like they were cats. The ran around the room making cat noises! Anyways, I did well on the test but not enough to pass that one. I went on to the Word test and blew that one out of the water. That being said I’m not sure what the average score is on that test but I think making a 100% in 4 of the 6 areas isn’t too shabby! I admit, I expected the Word test to be a bit more difficult than it was. Not one question on mail merging, etc. After Word I moved on to PowerPoint. I didn’t do as well as I did on the Word test but I did score enough to pass that one as well. Finally, I tried to test on Outlook. Did you notice that I used the word “tried”. The computer crashed 4 times and was not able to take that test. I actually thought I might have done well as that test as well. Maybe next time. With these two test under my belt I’m crossing off my “knowledge/software to be certified in” bucket list! Next stop… the Georgia Business Education GACE! I only have 14 days until that test. Wish me luck!!!

Publish my PowerPoint to the Web

You have created this awesome PowerPoint for inform everyone of something AMAZING but now you want to publish it to the internet, now what? A friend of mind showed me this cool website that will convert your PowerPoints to a flash (SWF) file for easy upload. The great thing is that it keeps all of you transitions and clicks and such but at the same time allows the user to click through if needed. What is the website you ask????

but if you want the free one go to

After you have downloaded the software just go into PowerPoint and you’ll notice a new icon at the top. It looks like a rainbow spoke of sorts. Just click and follow the directions. Happy uploading!!!

How to put video in PowerPoint

okay, now you have downloaded the youtube video using my last blog post you want to insert that video in a PowerPoint that you have created. You’ll notice once you download the video it downloads as a “FLV” file. In order to insert that file in a PowerPoint you’ll need to convert it to a format that PowerPoint can recognize such as a WMV (windows) or MOV (mac). You can use a website such as or to convert the file. Once you convert the file you can insert you video into PowerPoint 🙂