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Create folders to store emails in Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Create folders to store emails in Outlook

Inspired by my achievement this week of reducing the number of emails in my inbox from over 1,000 down to 296, I thought it would be a great idea to …

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How to reuse text and images using Quick Parts in Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

How to reuse text and images using Quick Parts in Outlook

As a business owner, I spend a significant amount of time responding to and sending email messages. Often I need to respond to the same question once or twice a …

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Rehearse timing for your presentation
Microsoft PowerPoint

Rehearse timings of your PowerPoint presentation

A common concern for any presenter is knowing if they have enough content or too much in their presentation. The Rehearse Timings feature in Microsoft PowerPoint provides a quick and …

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The Training Lady Turns 4
General

A Happy 4th Birthday

The 24th of July marked the 4th birthday of “The Training Lady” blog. This year I spent this occasion with my two girls playing in the snow! We had a lovely …

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Use PowerPoint animations to make an object appear and disappear
Microsoft PowerPoint

Use PowerPoint 2016 animations to make an object appear and disappear

This week I saw a great question on an online forum relating to Microsoft PowerPoint. The question asked how to make an object appear on screen for a few seconds, …

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Pin a file or folder to the Open list
Microsoft Excel

Save time! Pin a file to the Open list in Microsoft Office

At the start of every training course, I show participants through a few really useful features of the Microsoft Office programs. These features save you time during a busy workday. …

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Quick Parts - the quickest way to insert reusable information in Word
Microsoft Word

Quick Parts – the quickest way to insert reusable information in Word

Today I saw a question on an online forum where a user needed to insert the same name and address quite frequently into a Word document. The user had asked …

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The Training Lady Turns 3
General

And we turned 3…

Guess what? “The Training Lady”, or this blog, has turned 3 years old.. It happened without any celebration or hype, but it happened. There are now over 100 posts and …

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Outlook Mailbox Settings
Microsoft Outlook

Free up mailbox space and download email to Microsoft Outlook

I’ve encountered more than a few clients now who have run into issues with their allocated mailbox space. Depending on your hosting provider, you could be provided with email storage …

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Embed a YouTube Video in PPT
Microsoft PowerPoint

Embed a YouTube video in a PowerPoint slide

Microsoft PowerPoint has been around for a long time, circa 1990 according to most online sources, either way it’s aging gracefully. No longer do we have to sit and watch …

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Conditional Format Dates
Microsoft Excel

Use conditional formatting to identify dates earlier than today

During a Microsoft Excel training session a few week’s ago, I had a great question about using conditional formatting to highlight dates earlier than the current one, in other words, how can …

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Embed Excel in a Word Document
Microsoft Excel

Embed an Excel worksheet within your Word document

Whenever I run Excel or Word training a common question pops up. What is the best way to add Excel data into a Word document? Like many things related to …

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Inbox Repair Tool
Microsoft Outlook

Scan Outlook for errors using the Inbox Repair Tool

If you have tried to open your Microsoft Outlook client and have received an error relating to your .pst file then you have come to the right place. The Inbox …

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Microsoft PowerPoint

Create speaker notes in your PowerPoint presentation

When creating a presentation the author should have a clear idea of the topic to be discussed. Generally, the person creating a presentation will be the one delivering the presentation. …

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Microsoft Word

How to convert documents to the latest file format in Word

Does your document show [Compatibility Mode] in the title bar? You’ll be happy to know that this is a simple fix. Compatibility mode identifies to the user that a document …

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The best keyboard shortcuts in Excel
Microsoft Excel

The best keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Excel

Want to become more efficient using Excel? Let me show you the best keyboard shortcuts in Excel. Anyone who has ever attended training with me, or even anyone who has …

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