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The Training Lady Turns 6
General

Turning the big 6

That time of year has come around again when this website celebrates another milestone. This year we turn 6. When I started this website back in July 2014, I didn’t …

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How to use Immersive Reader in OneNote
Microsoft OneNote

How to use Immersive Reader in OneNote

Immersive Reader is an amazing tool which uses proven techniques to help users read and comprehend texts regardless of age or reading ability. If you have not yet discovered Immersive …

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How to add a section to Microsoft Forms
Microsoft Forms

How to add a section to Microsoft Forms

If you are creating forms using Microsoft Forms then let me show you how to incorporate sections into those forms. Sections allow you to divide your form into, as the …

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How to convert a document in Word to PDF format
Microsoft Word

How to convert a document in Word to PDF

Back “in the day” your ability to convert a document from Word to PDF format meant you needed to install a third-party program or have Adobe Acrobat available. There are …

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How to use Countif in Excel
Microsoft Excel

How to use Countif in Excel

When working with large amounts of data in Excel, you can find yourself needing to count the number of records which meet specific criteria. This is when the Excel Countif …

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Which version of OneNote do you have
Microsoft OneNote

How to tell which version of OneNote you have

As much as I am a dedicated fan of Microsoft products, I feel this is a really confusing area for many. Microsoft has several different versions of OneNote available and …

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Conditional formatting an entire row
Microsoft Excel

How to conditional format an entire row based on dates older than today

It seems my conditional formatting posts have become quite popular and with that, I’ve had some amazing questions asked about variations of how to use conditional formatting. If you haven’t …

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How to create a Sway presentation
Microsoft Sway

How to create a digital presentation using Microsoft Sway

This past week I had the pleasure of presenting at the Leading a Digital School Conference and showing attendees how to use Microsoft Sway. To provide participants with some additional …

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Create a quiz using Microsoft Forms
Microsoft Forms

How to create an online quiz using Microsoft Forms

This week I am presenting a few sessions at the Leading a Digital School Conference being held in Melbourne, Australia. This post outlines my second session which is going to …

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3D Model Animations in PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

3D Model Animations in PowerPoint 365

This week I am presenting a few sessions at the Leading a Digital School Conference being held in Melbourne, Australia. To provide participants with some additional resources I am publishing …

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Conditional Formatting date ranges
Microsoft Excel

Use conditional formatting to identify dates within a specific range

My conditional formatting to identify dates earlier than today post has proven to be extremely popular. This post talks about how to conditional format dates within occur in the past. …

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BIDMAS acronym
Microsoft Excel

Excel giving you the wrong answer? Discover BIDMAS and Excel

An important part of understanding how Excel calculates formulas and functions is understanding BIDMAS. Let’s think back to math class. I remember the teacher talking about BIDMAS and vividly thinking …

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How to add a second time zone to your Outlook Calendar
Microsoft Outlook

How to display a second time zone in your Outlook Calendar

For anyone with friends, relatives or colleagues living in a different time zone, it can be a fun maths game to work out what the time is where they are …

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How to change line spacing between bullet and number lists
Microsoft Word

How to change spacing between items in a list in Word

I use bullet and numbered lists a lot. They help me to summarise information and make my text stand out. I like to have my list items spaced apart a …

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How to Mail Merge bulk emails in Word
Microsoft Outlook

How to send bulk emails using Mail Merge in Word

For the most part, I find people have heard of a Mail Merge. The process of combining a list of contacts with a letter which you can then merge together …

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Create a custom list in Excel
Microsoft Excel

How to store a custom list in Excel

Do you have a list of entries you use frequently in Excel? Sick of having to type them in or copy and paste from another workbook? What if I told …

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