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How to create a poll using Forms in Outlook

How to create a poll using Forms in Outlook

Did you know you can create a quick poll using Microsoft Forms all from the comfort of Outlook? Yep that's right, you don't need to specifically create the form in the Forms website. This feature is especially useful if you ...
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Using the Snipping Tool in Windows 10

Using the Snipping Tool in Windows 10

The snipping tool in Windows 10 is often one of those unknown apps which can be extremely useful for many users. I spend a lot of time on my computer and I create a lot of content to use in ...
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Conditional Formatting in Outlook

Conditional Formatting in Outlook

Many users have discovered the amazing conditional formatting functions available in Excel, but not many know that you can also use conditional formatting in Outlook. This feature allows you to specify rules based on your incoming email messages so that ...
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How to copy text from a picture into OneNote

How to extract text from a picture in OneNote

One of the hidden gems of using OneNote is the ability to extract text from an image and have it converted into editable text. The process is actually referred to as OCR, or Optical Character Recognition and is a great ...
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How to create a "Choose your own adventure" storybook in PowerPoint

How to create a “Choose your own adventure” storybook in PowerPoint

Over my years providing professional development for teachers, I've had the opportunity to show participants the variety of ways we can use PowerPoint to engage students. One fun exercise is the ability to create an interactive story where the user ...
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How to share audio during a Teams meeting

How to share audio during a Teams meeting

Why are participants unable to hear audio when sharing a video in a Teams meeting? When conducting a Teams meeting and sharing a video you may run into the issue of participants not being able to hear the audio of ...
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How to create a Pivot Table in Excel

How to create a Pivot Table in Excel

Learning how to create a Pivot Table in Excel is one of the most useful skills you can have when working with large amounts of data. A pivot table allows you to easily summarise, analyse, sort, group, sum, count, total, ...
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Create multiple-choice questions in a Microsoft Form

Create multiple-choice questions in a Microsoft Form

Microsoft Forms allows you to create a wide variety of different question types. These question types let you customise the way in which your readers will be able to answer specific questions. We are also going to incorporate some images ...
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How to dictate a document in Word

How to dictate a document in Word

The Dictate function available in Microsoft Word allows you to use speech-to-text functions to create content using your microphone. This function provides a quick and easy way to put your thoughts into words and capture ideas efficiently. It is great ...
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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 ...
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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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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 then you may to want to add a header and footer section. The header and footer in Word allows youto add information to the top and bottom of each page within a document ...
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The Best Keyword Shortcuts for OneNote

The best keyboard shortcuts for OneNote

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