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How to create appointments in your Outlook Calendar from dates in Excel

How to create appointments in your Outlook Calendar from dates in Excel

Recently I was asked about how to automatically create calendar appointments in Outlook using dates in an Excel workbook. This was something I'd not been asked before and it peaked my curiousity. I did some research online around the idea ...
How to edit the design of a Sway

How to edit the design of a Sway

One of the great aspects of creating with Microsoft Sway is the fact you don’t need to spend a huge amount of time trying to style the presentation. Sway has a built-in design gallery which lets you switch between different ...
/ Microsoft Sway
How to create links between slides in PowerPoint

How to create links between slides in PowerPoint

Whenever we create a presentation, we want to captivate our audience and highlight the important information we are delivering. While many users are familiar with the basics of creating slides, many users are not aware that you can create links ...
/ Microsoft PowerPoint
How to create Quick Steps in Outlook

How to create Quick Steps in Outlook

Quick Steps in Outlook allow you to automate actions that you use on a regular basis. These actions may include forwarding emails to a specific person or group, moving emails to a specific folder or replying to an email. Quick ...
/ Microsoft Outlook
How to use XLOOKUP in Excel

How to use XLOOKUP in Excel

Many users of Excel will be familiar with the lookup functions called Vlookup and Hlookup. Many Excel users however, have not yet explored how to use Xlookup. Xlookup is an extension of the original VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions but removes ...
How to create a To Do List in OneNote

How to create a To Do List in OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a versatile note-taking application that can help you stay on top of your to-do list by allowing you to organise your daily tasks. I'm personally a huge fan of OneNote and it's one of my favourite courses ...
/ Microsoft OneNote
The best keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Teams

The best Microsoft Teams keyboard shortcuts

If you are using Microsoft Teams then you will want to stick around and find out about some time saving keyboard shortcuts you can use within the Teams desktop app. Keyboard shortcuts are not just for Word, Excel or PowerPoint ...
/ Microsoft Teams, Shortcuts
How to add a Rating question in Microsoft Forms

How to add a Rating question in Microsoft Forms

For those who are new to exploring Microsoft Forms, you may have noticed the Rating question type. The Rating question type allows users to provide a rating based on how much they like or dislike the scenario you have proposed ...
/ Evaluation, Microsoft Forms, Quiz, Survey
Use Cut, Copy and Paste in Microsoft Word

Use Cut, Copy and Paste in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is known as the go-to option for any type of word processing tasks. To ensure you are maximising your productivity when creating new documents or working with existing documents, it's crucial to master fundamental features such as Cut, ...
/ Microsoft Word
How to get the NEW Microsoft Teams app

How to get the NEW Microsoft Teams app

In late 2023 Microsoft released an entirely new Microsoft Teams desktop app. The new desktop app has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide a faster, simpler, and more flexible user experience. The original Microsoft Teams app is now ...
/ Microsoft Teams
How to create a folder in Windows

How to create a folder in Windows

Folders are an important feature of any computer as they allows users to organise and store files in a logical way. A folder is a container for files and other folders, and it can be used to group related files ...
How to customise the Image card in Sway

How to customise the Image card in Sway

The Image card in Microsoft Sway allows you to display images. Image sources can include OneDrive, Flickr, Bing Images, Pickit, YouTube or directly uploaded from your computer. The use of images and photos with your Sway helps to convey information ...
/ Microsoft Sway, Presentation, Slide show
How to compress images in PowerPoint

How to compress images in PowerPoint

A common issue that arises with many PowerPoint presentations is an inflated file size. It's too big to email or it's slowing down the computer during the presentation. So let's look at how to compress images in PowerPoint to reduce ...
How to add text-based content to OneNote

How to add text-based content to OneNote

If you've just discovered Microsoft OneNote then you may be wondering how you can utilise this wonderful program. First and foremost OneNote is a note-taking program which allows you to keep your notes organised into a simple filing structure know ...
How to use Flash Fill in Excel

How to use Flash Fill in Excel

Flash Fill in Excel is by far one of my favourite Excel features. Learning how to use Flash Fill in Excel should be on everyone's to do list. It is one of those features which stuns during any of my ...
How to use search folders in Outlook

How to use Search Folders in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook offers numerous features to help you manage your inbox efficiently. Among its many functionalities, Search Folders are a valuable tool to streamline your email. Search Folders in Outlook allow you to gather specific emails from various folders across ...
How to add text-based questions in a Form

How to add text-based questions in a 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. One of the most popular options you will ...
/ Forms, Microsoft Forms, Questions, Quiz
How to share screen on Teams

How to share screen on Teams

Wondering how to screen share in Microsoft Teams? Wonder no more and explore the steps to using the screen share functionality like a pro. The screen share function in Microsoft Teams allows you to share your own computer screen with ...
Add a SmartArt graphic in Word

Add a SmartArt graphic in Word

Being able to represent content in a graphical way can add immense meaning and visual appeal to any document. All the Microsoft 365 apps provide the ability to easily create a SmartArt graphic to provide a visual representation of information ...
How to customise a Text card in Sway

How to customise a Text card in Sway

If you are new to Microsoft Sway you may be looking for some tips on how to create a Text card and then customise it within your Sway. Text cards are an obvious popular option as they allow you to ...
/ Design, Microsoft Sway, Presentation, Web
How to format tables in Word

How to format tables in Word

In a previous post I outlined how to create a basic table in Microsoft Word. Let's go to the next steps and look at how we can format a table with different styling and also add more rows or columns ...
/ Documents, Microsoft Word, Tables
How to add slide transitions in PowerPoint

How to add slide transitions in PowerPoint

PowerPoint is one of those programs that has so many bells and whistles that it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. One of the features you can use to add a simple effect to your presentation is the use of ...
How to insert online videos in OneNote

How to insert online videos in OneNote

With so much video content around us, it can be daunting to think how we can keep track of those amazing resources. How can we keep them organised in such a way that we can find them again when we ...
/ Microsoft OneNote, Video, YouTube
How to use branching in Microsoft Forms

How to use branching in Microsoft Forms

One very useful feature available in Microsoft Forms is the branching feature. Whilst many users may not realise what branching actually does, it is certainly one of those features worth the investigation. Branching essentially allows you to create conditions within ...
/ Microsoft Forms, Questions