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How to convert text to date format in Excel

How to convert text to date format in Excel

Last week I received an SOS from a good friend. She had data that was exported from an LMS and being used for analysis within Excel. A particular column contained a date and time in each cell that needed to ...
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How to customise the Title card in Sway

How to customise the Title card in Sway

Microsoft Sway allows you to easily create digital stories which can be shared with other users. The Title card in Sway is used in a similar way that we would use a Title slide in PowerPoint. The Title card is created ...
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How to join a team in Microsoft Teams

How to join a team in Microsoft Teams

If you are using Microsoft Teams then you are probably going to want to join other teams. At present, only members within your own Microsoft 365 organisation can join using a link or code. Any Guest users must be added ...
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How to print data on one page in Excel

How to print data on one page in Excel

I've run a lot of Excel training. One of the most common questions is "How do I print onto one page in Excel?". The idea sounds simple, doesn't it? I have seen some truly imaginative ways that users will sit ...
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How to use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

How to use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

If you have had a moment to look around this website you may have already discovered my article outlining how to use Immersive Reader in OneNote. This amazing tool uses proven techniques to help users read and comprehend texts. But ...
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Understanding the Microsoft Sway Storyline

Understanding the Microsoft Sway Storyline

As with any new program, the first time we open an application can feel a bit overwhelming. In this article, I'd like to explain the Microsoft Sway Storyline and how to navigate and use it effectively. What is the Storyline? ...
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How to create a new notebook in OneNote

How to create a new Notebook in OneNote

If you are new to OneNote then you are likely wondering how you can create new notebooks for you to store information. Personally, I have around 15 different notebook files which I use for various different topics and projects and ...
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How to recall an email in Outlook

How to recall email in Outlook

There comes a time when inevitably we send an email which was either to the wrong person OR was sent before we actually finished writing it. It happens to the best of us. There is however a way in which ...
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How to create a team in Microsoft Teams

How to create a team in Microsoft Teams

If you are new to using Microsoft Teams then you are probably wanting to learn how to get started. You may find that your IT administrator has already created some key teams within your organisation for you to begin working ...
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/ Collaboration, Microsoft Teams, Teams
How to add a header and footer to a document in Word

How to add a header and footer to a Word document

If you are working with a document in Word then you are most likely going to want to add a header and footer section. The header and footer section allows us to add information to the top and bottom of ...
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The Best Keyword Shortcuts for OneNote

The best keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft OneNote

Regardless of the program you are using, we all want to make sure we are being productive with our time. Using OneNote shortcuts is the perfect way to improve productivity in any of the Microsoft Office programs. The key to ...
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How to convert PowerPoint to Microsoft Sway

How to convert PowerPoint to Microsoft Sway

There is no doubt that Microsoft Sway is a fun program to create engaging presentations or Sways. But the thought of converting all your existing content into a Microsoft Sway may be too much to handle. Thankfully this is an ...
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How to add Seesaw into Microsoft Teams

How to add Seesaw into Microsoft Teams

With many schools having to transition to online learning, teachers need to find ways to integrate the technology they use within the classroom, with the tools they have available for remote online learning. This poses a problem at the best ...
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How to create a drop down list in Excel

How to create a drop down list in Excel

When you are entering data in Excel you may want to ensure your data is entered in a consistent way. Maybe you have multiple people working on the same file and you are constantly having to correct entries due to ...
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How to access OneNote Online

How to access OneNote Online

Microsoft OneNote provides various different ways you can access your notebook content. There are two desktop app options available: OneNote 2016 and OneNote for Windows 10 each with their own unique features and then there is the option to access ...
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How to navigate Microsoft Teams

How to navigate within Microsoft Teams

If you are new to using Microsoft Teams, this article is for you. Here I will outline how to log in to Microsoft Teams, the Teams window, how to change your account settings, and show you some quick shortcuts for ...
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How to see more people during Microsoft Teams meeting

How to view all participants during Microsoft Teams meeting

WOW, my first post on Microsoft Teams. I have been using and training participants in Microsoft Teams for approx 12 months now and must say I'm a big fan. There is SO much amazing content online to assist with using ...
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How to share a Microsoft Form

How to share a Microsoft Form

Microsoft Forms is a great program which allows you to create interactive forms including surveys, quizzes, evaluations and much more. Once you have created the form, you are going to need to share that form with others. Those people may ...
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How to create a concentration game in PowerPoint

How to create a concentration game using PowerPoint

Continuing on with the idea of helping teachers who are currently delivering online schooling, this is another great question I saw on Facebook. The question was how to create a "memory game", or a game of concentration using Microsoft 365 ...
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How to create a spelling test using Microsoft Forms

How to create a spelling test online using Microsoft Forms

With many schools moving their learning to online platforms, the regular processes that happen daily in a classroom must be replaced with an online option. A great question I saw online this week related to creating a spelling test online ...
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How to password protect your Sway presentation

How to password protect your Sway presentation

If you create a presentation using Microsoft Sway, you can give access to others by sharing the Sway link. You may, however, want a little more security for your Sway by means of password protection. Applying a password to your ...
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The Training Lady Turns 6

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 have a long term goal. I simply wanted to create ...
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How to use Immersive Reader in 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 Reader in OneNote then you are simply missing out. This ...
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How to add a section to 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 name implies, sections! This allows your users to fill out ...
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How to convert a document in Word to PDF format

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 many websites which also offer this functionality but in most ...
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