Thank You!

I just want to give a shout-out to those who are working in criticial positions, helping the rest of us get through the problems we are facing. I was in my local well-picked-over grocery store today, and the workers there were trying to go about their jobs under difficult circumstances. I stopped into a local urgent care facility a couple of days ago, and the workers there were battling just as valiantly as they could.

I could name off dozens of other jobs where people are trying to help in the best ways they can. I find their efforts heartening, and I appreciate all they are doing. Thank you, each and every one.

That being said, I also know that huge swaths of the world are either working from home or newly unemployed. If you are one of those who are working from home, I know that figuring out how to do that work can be a challenge. (I know, as I've been a work-at-home type of guy for large segments of my life.) It can be difficult to figure out how to do the work you need to get done when you are not in familiar surroundings, and it can be an even bigger difficulty when you have family vying for your attention.

As I mentioned last week, by plan is to keep on providing my newsletters and, thereby, hopefully bring a bit of normalcy (or normality, if you prefer) into your inbox. I've had multiple readers let me know that they look forward to the newsletters more than ever right now, as they are using this time to expand what they can do with Word. I appreciate those sentiments.

Whatever challenges you are facing, I hope you are finding productive ways to face them with grace and aplomb.

—Allen
     

WordTips (menu) for 28 March 2020

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