Everyone has a unique personality, but we don’t always have the time or the know-how to express ourselves, particularly through computer applications. Here are some ideas on how to use the templates offered in Microsoft Works 9 and Microsoft Office Word to express your creativity on the PC.
If you are looking for help using and finding Microsoft Office templates, read our article, “4 ways to simplify your life and show your style with templates.”
Customize the occasion
Most of us look for any excuse to celebrate, and with special occasions around every corner you may frequently resort to generic greeting cards to express your sentiments. Creating a personalized card instead can really show how much you care. Surprisingly, it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or innate artistic ability. Try using a template in Microsoft Works 9. There are more than 40 ready-to-use templates for several occasions, such as birthdays and holidays, as well as blank templates that can be customized without sacrificing the polished look of store-bought cards. You can also download Works greeting card templates. Once you have crafted your masterpiece, you can print it out from your own home. Microsoft Works 9 also includes a calendar, so you can set reminders of upcoming events like birthdays and anniversaries.
Microsoft Works birthday card templates
The wide variety of card templates makes it easy to create a custom card.
Example of birthday card using a Microsoft Works Cupcake card template
Make something special for your loved ones with birthday card templates in Microsoft Works.
Turn photos into memories to share
Do you snap enough vacation photos to put the paparazzi to shame? If so, you probably don’t want those memories cooped up in a dusty album along with your baby pictures. If you use a digital camera, it’s easy to get creative and turn those vacation photos into unique memories you’d like to share. Consider using Windows Live Spaces or Shutterfly to prepare a personalized online photo album. Or, try Photosynth, a tool that enables you to turn photos into an interactive 3-D experience with the cinematic quality of a movie and the control of a video game, and then share them on the Web. These services are free of charge, and they enable you to share memorable shots with your friends and they allow your loved ones to keep an eye on you from across the globe.
Photosynth of a creek
Turn your family or vacation photos into a unique interactive collage with Photosynth.
Take charge of your career
In business, they say you’re only as good as your next idea. So why not differentiate yourself from the rest of those trying to climb the corporate ladder and make your work stand out? For those looking to emerge as the next corporate hot shot, Microsoft Office Word offers a number of templates for personal correspondence, marketing plans, sales presentations, legal forms, and more. For more information or to download these types of templates, visit Office Online and read our article, “4 ways to simplify your life and show your style with templates.”
When looking for a new job, it’s important to put your best foot forward to make an impression on perspective employers. One great way to do this is through your resume and cover letter. Microsoft Office Word offers a number of customizable templates for job seekers looking to outshine the competition. This includes templates for résumés, cover letters, and job search letters that you can adjust to express your creativity and keep your résumé out of the recycle bin.
Office Online resume templates
You might not be a painter, a poet, or an actor, but don’t let that keep you from being creative. With a template as your guide, it’s easy to express your individual style.