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Make Spring Celebrations Great
Personalize a Party with Microsoft Word 2010
From Photo Upload Contest Winner: Carol Dean Hatcher
Just in time for spring, this charming garden party invitation and place card set is perfect for any celebration. The winning artwork is in a template for you to download with Word 2010.
Make it your own by updating the colors to match your party's palette and fill in your party details and guest names. Want more visual impact on your text? Experiment with new text effects in Word 2010.
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Make Sweet Treats Great
Customize Colors with Microsoft
From Photo Upload Contest Winner:
Personalize these sweet treats with PowerPoint2010 and add your own message or a monogram. The new text effects and artistic tools will impress your guests and the cookies will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.
Add a short message to mark the occasion.
Add text effects to make message stand out.
Send your designs to a printer who specializes in printing for baking like edibleprinting.com. Let iced cookies set for 2-4 minutes before placing your printed label on each cookie.
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Make Dinner Parties Great
Stage Your Soiree with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
From Photo Upload Contest Winner
You've spent so much time preparing dinner and selecting wines, so why not use these PowerPoint2010 templates to share all the delectable details with guests?
Update the template with your evenings menu and personalize by inserting ClipArt images or your own photos.
You can then enhance the images by changing the color or adding shadows and reflections using Picture Styles tools in PowerPoint 2010.
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Make Outdoor Living Great
Plan outdoor spaces with Microsoft OneNote 2010
Want to transform your outdoor space this spring? Tackle projects large and small with Microsoft OneNote 2010. Easily pull information and links from the web and store them all in your OneNote digital notebook. The template will guide you through spring planting, setting up your patio and even entertaining alfresco. Use the tabs provided or create your own to make referencing back and forth even easier. To keep the information you need most at your fingertips, OneNote's powerful search feature helps you quickly find your favorite tagged notes and ideas.
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Make Party Planning Great
Pull together a party using Microsoft
Want to throw a great party? Bring all your ideas and inspiration together and create a digital party planner with Microsoft OneNote2010. Get started planning menus, seating, invitation suggestions and more. OneNote allows you to collect and organize everything you need all in one place -- notes, photos, videos, audio files and web links. You can even tag the most important details so they are easy to find -- now that's something to celebrate!
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Make Personal Budgets Great
Manage your spending with Microsoft Excel 2010
Put New Year's resolutions to work early and start budgeting. Put it together with
Microsoft Excel 2010.
Use Sparklines, a new feature in Excel 2010, you can create small charts in a single cell to quickly discover patterns in your data. It's a quick and easy way to highlight important trends saving you time -- and if you analyze your budget, it could even save you money.
Input your monthly expenses into the template.
Classify expenses using our supplied categories (home, entertainment, health, etc.) or supply your own.
Use PivotCharts to quickly gather more insights and see your budget breakdown graphically.
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Make Menus Great
Plan out the party with Microsoft Excel 2010
Planning a potluck supper or a cookie swap this fall? Use new Microsoft Excel 2010 to create your Menu Planner. Then share it online with family and friends using new Excel Web App and make it easier for everyone to coordinate what to bring to the party.
Download the Menu Planner template from marthastewart.com/office2010 and add your dishes and recipes
Then post your menu online Windows Live SkyDrive by simply clicking 'Save to Web' right from Excel 2010
Easily share your guests by sending a link to your Menu planner and let others add to the menu right online.
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Make Invitations Great
Get out the word with Microsoft Word 2010
Nothing announces a great celebration like beautiful invitations. So get your event started right. Create your invitations using new picture editing and text effects in Microsoft Word 2010.
Download the Invitations template from marthastewart.com/office2010 then fill in your party details.
Select from a variety of borders, frames and lines. Under the Format tab, select Shape Fill or Shape Outline to apply different colors and effects.
Print invitations on a high quality paper, or embed the invite into email with Microsoft Outlook 2010.
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Make Dessert Great
Dress up your cupcakes with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Finish off your party in style with Cupcake Picks. Personalize with new text effect features in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.
Download the Cupcake Picks from marthastewart.com/office2010
Enter a custom message or a monogram. Use the preview feature to experiment with new text effects like 3-D, shadow, glow and reflection. Pick one and apply it in just a few clicks.
Print, cut and glue together your Cupcake Picks with toothpicks. Who said cupcakes are just for kids?
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Make Coasters Great
Personalize party items using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
It's those little details that can make any party special. So bring that je ne sais quoi to your next soiree with custom coasters made in new Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. New text effects and artistic tools will help you impress your guests.
Download the coaster template from marthastewart.com/office2010 and add a short simple message to mark the special occasion.
Experiment with new text effect features in PowerPoint 2010 like 3D, glow, shadow and reflection. Check out new artistic effects tools to add textures, like incorporating a linen effect.
Print your coasters on thick cardstock and carefully cut with scissors.
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Make Place Cards Great
Arrange the seating with Microsoft Word 2010
Bring some style to your table while avoiding sticky seating situations. Create place cards using new text and visual effects in
Microsoft Word 2010.
Download the place cards template from marthastewart.com/office2010 and type in your guest list.
Check out new color schemes and find a palette to match your party's theme or setting.
Want more visual impact? Use the preview feature to experiment with new text effects like 3D, shadow, glow and reflection. Apply it in a few clicks.
Print your finished place cards onto cardstock or perforated tent cards.
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Make Gift Lists Great
Manage your shopping list using
Need to organize your holiday shopping list? Put it together with Microsoft Excel 2010. Easily post your document online. Make holiday shopping easier for you by asking everyone to add in their holiday wish lists or gift suggestions online with new Office Web Apps.
Organize your gift suggestions in Excel. Determine what to buy, where to get it, and how much you want to spend. Then keep track of it all in one place.
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Make Holiday Cards Great
Send season's greetings with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Create custom holiday cards to share season's greetings and holiday cheer with family and friends. Design your own cards this year with PowerPoint 2010. Easily embed videos and edit photos with new text effects and artistic tools. Show off what your family has been up to this holiday season.
Quickly select and embed images or video into your card without any additional software.
Explore SmartArt graphics and enhanced text effects like shadow, glow, reflection and 3-D.
Print and send cards (or if you have embedded video send out via email).
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Make Gift Tags Great
Personalize presents with Microsoft Word 2010
Add a stylish touch to every gift you give and ensure that everyone gets the right present. Create and personalize Gift Tags using new text and visual effects in Microsoft Word 2010.
In Microsoft Word 2010, change the colors to match your gift wrap.
Add more visual impact to your text with enhanced SmartArt graphics and text effects like shadow, glow, reflection and 3-D.
Personalize the tags by adding fun photos instead of names in the "to" and "from." New and improved photo-editing tools let you transform pictures right in Word 2010 -- no extra software needed.
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Make Holiday Greetings Great
Spread Cheer with Microsoft Word 2010
Send good tidings to friends and family this holiday with these festive Microsoft Word 2010 templates seen on The Martha Stewart Show