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Office Suites and Understanding Generic Software

One of the most basic tools in the student or professional’s toolkit is an “Office Suite”. When discussing software, suite means,

A set of programs with a uniform design and the ability to share data

In this case, it refers to a collection of applications that cover the basic needs that every professional and student has in

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Google Drive: Collaborative Editing

Google Docs allows you to collaborate with other individuals while working on the same document. If you’ve ever gotten on a group study guide for a midterm or final, then you’re probably familiar with this. Google Docs allow you to openly collaborate, edit, comment, and work with others in real-time. As long as you have Internet

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MailChimp: Your First Campaign

Setting Up An Account
Go to mailchimp.com and click the sign up link. Fill in the info as the picture shows. For some reason, you need to supply a website URL. You don’t need to confirm that you own it, so I’m not sure what purpose this serves, but you’ve got to jump through the hoops. Just use

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Google Groups

What is it?
Google Groups is an innovative way to interact and collaborate with a set group of individuals through email or forums! It is useful to virtually get together to discuss projects or “meet” with group members. It has been used for just that, but also to keep track of running  a club or group

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Importing and Exporting Contacts in Gmail

What is it?
Import and export your contacts from one email account to another, making it easy to merge contacts lists in a time-efficient way!
How to use it:
1. Sign in to Gmail.

2. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.

3. From the More drop-down menu, select Export…

4. Choose whether to export all contacts or only one group.

5. Select

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Filtering in Gmail

What is it?
Filters are exactly what they sound like: a way to filter where your mail goes, how it is sorted, if it is read or unread, and if you wish to have it placed in your junk folder! Sometimes, email can be overwhelming. If so, don’t sweat it! Simply change the filter settings of

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Using Gmail for Multiple Email Accounts

If you really like Gmail’s user interface (UI) and you want to manage all your emails from one place, you can set it up to handle multiple accounts.

Let’s call our two email addresses “Primary Account” and “Secondary Account”. Where “Primary Account” is the one that we want to be able to send and receive for

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Email Forwarding

What is it?
Email forwarding allows you to forward specifically marked emails to other people or other emails. This makes it easy to organize and separate incoming mail. For example, you may keep getting mail from a service you subscribe to, but do not want to see the emails pile up in your UCSC inbox. You

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Gmail: Vacation Mode

What is it?
Vacation mode, once turned on  in gmail settings,  send an automatic reply to the sender  of a message of you choice.
When and way it can it be used?
Vacation mode can be used when:

you are going on vacation and  need to  keep up business relationships & correspondence
the need to relay this information onto another

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Email Signatures

What Is It and Why Is It Important?
Signatures are a cool and simple way to personalize your emails. When you send an email with a signature, you are adding a personal touch with important information. Best of all, you don’t have to re-type this in every email! It will automatically set itself into all emails

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