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Free tips and tricks for using Microsoft Office and Windows

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Free tips and tricks for using Microsoft Office and Windows

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Pin an application to the start menu in Windows

Pin an application to the Start menu in Windows

One of the first things I do when I set up a new computer, or rebuild my computer, is customise! One of the ways that I achieve this is by sticking, or “pinning” the applications I use the most to ...
Emails are delayed, speed them up in Outlook

Emails are delayed, speed them up!

A common complaint I hear in relation to email is that email is too slow to appear in the inbox. With current technology, we expect instant response and instant receipt. I have often received an email or phone call advising ...
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Forward a Contact card using Outlook

Forward a Contact card using Outlook

Microsoft Outlook provides a great solution for managing your email, contacts, calendar, and to do lists all within the one location. In cases where I need to send contact information to other associates or colleagues, I utilise the built-in features ...
How to use Email Tracking in Outlook

How to use Email Tracking in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook allows you to assign two email tracking options within an email message. The options include a delivery receipt and/or a read receipt. It is useful to know the difference between these two options and any limitations in how ...
Create a signature in Microsoft Outlook

Create a signature in Outlook

The use of a signature at the bottom of an email is considered standard practice in todays digital world. A signature is the simplest way to include information about yourself or your business without the need to repeatedly add this ...
Preview a slide show in PowerPoint

Preview a slide show in PowerPoint

Many people use Microsoft PowerPoint to share information with an audience. It's important to check your presentation during development, to ensure the formatting, layout, and other elements appear as intended. Learn how to preview a slide show correctly in PowerPoint ...
How to create a PowerPoint presentation using a template

How to create a PowerPoint presentation using a template

Ever wondered how to create a quick PowerPoint presentation? Maybe you're in a hurry and don't have hours to spend playing with design, colours and slide layouts. Let me show you how to create an effective PowerPoint presentation using the ...
How to copy slides from one presentation to another

How to reuse slides in PowerPoint

If you are a regular user of PowerPoint then you may find yourself wanting to reuse slides in PowerPoint presentations you've created in the past. Many users resort to using the copy & paste feature to copy slides between presentations ...
Introduction to PowerPoint

Introduction to PowerPoint

So you're after an introduction to PowerPoint? Maybe you've seen PowerPoint mentioned in different places, maybe you've seen PowerPoint is installed on your computer and you're curious what you can use it for or what it's all about. You've come ...
Create PDF file using any Microsoft Office program

Create a PDF file using any Microsoft Office program

Any of the Microsoft Office programs includes the ability to create a PDF file for you. I’m always surprised at how many people are still unaware that this function is now built-in. Quite often people are not aware of this ...
Create perfect shapes in Word

Create perfect shapes in Word

Microsoft Word includes some very useful shapes which allow you to use your imagination and create your own graphical charts or diagrams. The shapes available include lines, banners, callouts, various types of rectangles and much more. You are then able ...
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How to resize an image correctly using Word

How to resize an image correctly in Word

There are several methods to resize an image in Microsoft Word. In this exercise we will use the resize handles to make changes to an image in your document. One common mistake when working with graphics is that the users ...
How to use auto correct in Office

How to use AutoCorrect in Microsoft Office

The Microsoft 365 programs include a powerful feature called Autocorrect. Autocorrect helps to reduce typing errors whilst you work and is set up by default to correct common spelling and punctuation errors. Typing errors such as irregular capitalisation, or commonly ...
Navigate an Excel workbook

Navigate an Excel Workbook

When working in Microsoft Excel there are several references or names which will appear on a regular basis, as well as different methods for navigating within the program. Which navigation option users choose mainly depends on personal preference however it ...
Terminology in the Excel window

Terminology in the Excel window

Let's take a look now at the terminology and names of the various areas within the Microsoft Excel 2016 window. Even if you have been an avid user of Excel for a long period, it's always a good idea to ...
How to use conditional formatting in Excel

How to use conditional formatting in Excel

Conditional formatting in Excel is one of my favourite features to use. I am a very visual person and would much rather look at colour charts or visual representations of data to give me a sense of what I'm looking ...
Create a custom number format to display phone numbers in Excel

Create a custom number format to display phone numbers in Excel

Microsoft Excel provides various number formatting options which allows you to easily format numbers as currency, dates, percentages, time and even fractions. Occasionally you may run into a situation where the predefined number formats do not suit your needs for ...