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How to create a new contact in Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

How to create a new Contact in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook gives users the ability to create and manage contact details in a personal address book. Because Outlook encompasses email, contacts, scheduling and more, you can utilise these features …

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How to disable the Start Screen in Office
Microsoft Excel

How to disable the Start Screen at startup in Office programs

In recent versions of the Microsoft Office programs, users now see a Start screen appear when any of the programs are launched. This Start Screen gives you quick access to …

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Create your own email template in Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Create your own custom email template in Outlook

For anyone who sends emails on a regular basis, you may find yourself sending the same information over and over. This is especially relevant for people running a business and …

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How to create a recurring appointment in Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

How to create a recurring appointment in Outlook

I don’t know about you, but I have many appointments which repeat on a regular basis. I for one, certainly do not want to have to put those into my calendar …

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The Training Lady Turns 1
General

Turning 1, our 1st Birthday.

Today marks 1 year since my first post was published as “The Training Lady”. Our 1st birthday see’s us with over 70 posts, and lots of fun. It’s been a …

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How to insert a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

How to insert a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint

Being able to represent content in a graphical way can add immense meaning and visual appeal to any presentation. I always find that graphics can portray information in a better …

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Create a basic table in Word
Microsoft Word

How to create a basic table in Word

A fantastic feature of Microsoft Word is the Table feature. Tables provide an easy and versatile way to present content on the page in a column and/or row format. Many …

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Control Hyphenation in Word
Microsoft Word

Control hyphenation in Word

A common question I hear is “why are my words breaking across separate lines with a dash connecting them?” It’s a common question on discussion boards online and thankfully it’s …

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Compress file sizes of graphics or photos in Word
Microsoft Word

Compress file sizes of graphics or photos in Word

Quite often when working with long documents using Microsoft Word, you need to be mindful of file sizes. If you are utilising multiple graphics or photos within your document then …

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Basics of using Placeholders in PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

How to use a Placeholder in PowerPoint

The reference “placeholder” is used in Microsoft PowerPoint to identify the boxes on a slide represented by a dotted external border. Placeholders are specifically used to position different types of …

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My favourite shortcut keys in Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

My favourite shortcut keys in Microsoft Outlook

Anyone who has ever attended training with me, or even anyone who has read my other “shortcut key” posts, will know that I am a big fan of keyboard shortcuts. …

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Copy formatting using Format Painter
Microsoft Excel

Copy formatting using Format Painter

Whenever I conduct a training course in any of the Microsoft products, I always touch on the Clipboard group of tools. These include the Cut, Copy and Paste functions and …

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Microsoft Outlook

Create a rule to move email to a specified folder

In this age of email and the internet, we tend to find our inbox can get clogged with a lot of email from various different sources. A great way of …

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My favourite shortcut keys in Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

My favourite shortcut keys for Microsoft PowerPoint

If you’ve read a few of my posts, you may have noticed that I’m a fan of efficiency. If there is an option to do something faster in any of …

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Introduction to the AutoFill tool in Excel
Microsoft Excel

How to use the AutoFill tool in Excel

Of all the features available within Microsoft Excel, the AutoFill tool has to be high up on the list of those used most frequently. Often though the AutoFill feature is …

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Convert workbooks to the latest file format in Excel
Microsoft Excel

Convert workbooks to the latest file format in Excel

A common question I see during training is “Why do my files say [Compatibility Mode] in the title bar area?” and this is a good question. Today I want to …

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