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In this month's K2 Tech Update we delve into the basics of the PDF document format - the history behind PDFs, PDF myths, and some useful PDF tips.

You'll also find technology tips for Excel
, PowerPoint, and connecting ODBC to Excel and Peachtree, as well as news about

 Sage Software, Adobe Acrobat 10, and a new offering from TaxWorks and CYMA.

This month, our course spotlights are focused on Excel Financial Reporting and Analysis, Internal Controls for Small Business Accounting Systems, and Security for Accountants.

We hope you find this issue timely, relevant, and useful.
  If you have topics you'd like us to cover here in the coming months, let us know.

The K2 Team
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Sorting Data By Cell Color In Excel

The improvements to conditional formatting beginning in Excel 2007 are potentially among the most beneficial of all of the enhancements to Excel for accountants and other business professionals. Now, with just a few clicks of the mouse, users can quickly apply colors to large sets of data to assist in analyzing that data.


TechTips-PowerPoint 2010
Creating Videos from PowerPoint 2010

For those who create numerous PowerPoint presentations and apply animation to either entire slides or to objects on slides, PowerPoint 2010 offers a real treat to you - the Animation Painter. Very similar in nature and function to the Format Painter found in most of the Microsoft Office applications, Animation Painter copies all of the animation from one object to other objects.
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Creating ODBC Connections With Peachtree And Excel


ArticleiconPDF Files - The Basics


icon_newsAdobe Acrobat 10 Release Date Leaked

Perhaps intentionally or perhaps not, Adobe Systems President and Chief Executive Officer Shantanu Narayen recently provided guidance on the release date of Adobe Acrobat 10. When delivering a presentation to financial analysts, Narayen offered the following information regarding Adobe Acrobat 10.

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icon_newsSage Offers Free Accountants Network Membership

Through November 19, Sage Software is offering free membership in the Sage Accountants Network (SAN). Among the benefits provided to SAN members is a free 5-user edition of Sage Peachtree Quantum Accountant's Edition, valued at $3,100.

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icon_newsTaxWorks and CYMA Offer Integrated Accounting and Tax Preparation Software Package

RedGear Technologies, developer of TaxWorks professional tax software, has partnered with CYMA Accounting Software to create a software package that will prepare the most complex tax returns as well as provide solutions for a broad spectrum of accounting needs. The new TaxWorks package will be available for the upcoming tax filing season.

icon-spotlightExcel Financial Reporting and Analysis

Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool for analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports, but like most powerful tools, it contains hidden features and functionality useful for these purposes that are not obvious to users, both novice and expert alike.

The purpose of this course is to uncover these hidden features so that users may prepare computationally accurate and aesthetically pleasing reports in a more effective and efficient manner.

icon-spotlightInternal Controls for Small Business Accounting Systems

More than ever, the importance of internal controls is being escalated, seemingly on a daily basis.  From large enterprises seeking compliance with provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley to entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses, internal controls have taken on an increased level of significance in businesses of all sizes.

This course is designed to assist accountants in evaluating, developing, and implementing an effective internal control structure in a small business environment. 

icon-spotlightSecurity for Accountants: New Legal Requirements and Practical Solutions

Information security is not only a major concern for accountants, it is a legal requirement. Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and state Security Breach Notification laws can result in criminal charges for accountants who do not act with due diligence. It is no longer optional for accountants to understand the security risks they face and adopt control procedures to insure compliance with their legal and fiduciary responsibilities.

This course not only clearly identifies the security risks accountants face, it also provides solutions.


Continuing Professional Education
for Accountants and Financial Professionals

K2 Enterprises offers continuing professional education seminars and conference sessions to accounting and finance professionals throughout the U.S.  

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