Microsoft Office Template Help

Do you use Microsoft Office? We use it all of the time but we had the 2007 version of the software. We were excited to upgrade to Mircosoft Office 2010 recently. It loads the documents and spreadsheets really fast. Plus all of the documents we made in the past like my gift tags for the Spice Tea we like to hand out as gifts still work (that was a PowerPoint file!) Brian is the spreadsheet master. He is helping organizing booth sales for the Service Unit cookie sale and has an impressive spreadsheet made up for keeping track of it all. He can do everything in a spreadsheet (I fully blame his finance background!) I on the other hand like to work in Office and PowerPoint.

Back to the spreadsheets though … Microsoft Office provided some Holiday Help that includes some great resources. Now don’t start telling me the holidays are over and all of that because I want to point out the Excel Holiday Budget Template.

This template is exactly what I have been talking about in planning out who you are shopping for and what you buy them. The added bonus is that does all of the math for you!! Now, yes now as in January, is when you should start planning for your list year. Why? So you can save money! You want that spent column to be way less than the budget column! We have a pretty set buying list from year to year and buy through out the year for sure. My “stash” is all of the gifts I bought ahead of the birthdays and Christmas time so I can just go pull from the stash and not run out and over spend at the store. This template would be easy to add birthdays and other occasions to so you can stay on track all year with your gift buying in your Budget Pie!

We are thrilled to offer a copy of either Home and Business or Office for Mac (winner’s choice) to one of our readers!!

Details:
This drawing will end Thursday, January 19th at 11:59pm EST. The winner will have 48 hours to reply with their address. You must include your email address in the comment form so you can be contacted if you are a winner! You must complete the Mandatory Entry for the additional entries to count.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only!

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Mandatory Entry: Tell me what you would use the Microsoft Office program to do if you win!

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Comments

  1. Marthalynn says

    I’d use it for so many things! Mainly to write letters, create budgets, and to help with meal planning. marthalynn16 (aT) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Jenn says

    I would love to win this to use for the whole family…I could use it for the household budget and keeping track of expenses, while all of us would love to use microsoft word.

  11. Douglas Houston says

    I would use Excel to track expenses and create graphs and also Microsoft Word for documents and flyers.

  12. says

    I’d love to update to 2010! We would use Word and Outlook mostly! I create documents and proposals for my husband’s construction business with Word, it’s so helpful!

  13. Lynda E says

    I would use it for my actual job if I was stuck at home. Right now I have to use WordPad for documents and it’s awful!

  14. Andrea Williams says

    I would use spreadsheets for budgeting. My husband would use Word for letters, documents and labels. My son would use Power Point for school projects. We would love this!

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  16. bc edwards says

    Mandatory Entry: Tell me what you would use the Microsoft Office program to do if you win!
    Additional Entries: I would want the program for our Mac laptop
    my hubby said he could use it, I think he’d use it for his small business (he’s got a machine that prints up those rubbery decals that you can put on your car windows, like those family things you see, with people and cats LOL..he makes quite a few for taxi cabs in the city as he used to drive cab himself a few years back

  17. bc edwards says

    2) Follow BOTH SimplyBudgeted and This_Cookin_Dad on Twitter. Leave THREE comments with your twitter name. OK second twitter comment (I’m losing track actually)

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    6) Like this post on Facebook (the like icon is up at the top of the post!) Leave three comments (worth 3 entries!)
    first comment

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  20. Kayleen Badertscher says

    I would use it for making labels, gift tags, and excel to make a good budget and Word for all my typing. I like you on facebook.

  21. Suzanne K says

    Wow, I use MS Office for my life! I keep all my contacts, phone #’s, emails, addresses in Outlook, not to mention all my ‘things to do’ and appointments and reminders. I keep my budget in Excel, and do all my business documentation and invoicing in Word….

  22. RaeDavenport says

    The Excel software would be ideal for planning a trip and calculating costs at each leg. I assign points for elements at hotels to see which is the best value before booking. It would be nice to have the updated version. I’ve befriended you on Fb, too.

  23. Thomas Gerber says

    There are so many things I would use this for. Most importantly I would use this to manage my finances.

  24. Marianna says

    I’m applying to go back to graduate school so I could definitely use this to write LOTS of papers!

  25. says

    Mandatory Entry: Tell me what you would use the Microsoft Office program to do if you win!

    Use it for writing letters, working with budgets and cookie sales for my girls’ Girls Scouts, my daughters would write papers for school, design/print cards for friends and relatives.

  26. Laurie says

    I’ve used MS Office for years and love it. I use Excel for so many things-from keeping track of our budget to saving fuel bills, family lists-you name it I use Excel for it. I would love to have the 2010 version and see what’s new since the 2007 version.

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  33. tallcapp says

    I could use it to work from home more easily. I have a really old version of Office and cannot open all of my incoming documents.

  34. Erin D. says

    I follow both SimplyBudgeted and This_Cookin_Dad on Twitter as @MountainMommy. Thanks!

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    I follow both SimplyBudgeted and This_Cookin_Dad on Twitter as @MountainMommy. Thanks!

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  37. Leah Shumack says

    I started keeping track of my spending/saving budget this year so it would be nice to have something on my hard drive to work with and not off from google docs all the time!

  38. joD says

    I would use Excel to track cub scout achievements & awards, Powerpoint & Word to create worksheets & handouts for them. In my household, Excel would be great to track the budget, plan educational activities for my kids and even do some of that creative writing I’ve been putting off. I would choose Office for Mac. Thanks!

  39. Jesselyn/Jesstinger says

    OOPS – I thought I had posted the Mandatory Entry first but it looks like it didn’t take (my computer has been acting up all day! – I hope this won’t disqualify me as I would so love to win this wonderful prize for both me and my Honey-Hubby (It would enable him to do some of his work at home and not have to stay at the office so late – which would be like a dream come true!

    So please please accept this out of order entry or email me as to how to remove myold entries and start all over again!

    Asidse from being a godsend for my hubby – I would also use the program for budgeting projects, cataloguing recipes and just generall getting organized. THANKS!

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  41. R Hicks says

    would use Word to help prepare resumes and do classwork with. Excel spreadsheets are great to keep up with expenses andmore

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  42. R Hicks says

    scratch my previous post about gfc. The GFC widget is not working and I am not sure if I am following or not

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  43. Bethanny says

    I would use it for spreadsheets and household finance to name a few….
    chacha6581(@) yahoo dot com