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How to use Concatenate in Excel
Microsoft Excel

How to use Concatenate in Excel

This week I had a request to show how to join text together from different columns in Excel. For this example, the Concatenate function in Excel works perfectly as it …

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Formula Basics in Excel
Microsoft Excel

Formula Basics in Excel

For anyone who is completely new to Excel or is wanting to venture into the world of formulas and functions, this post is here to give you some basic tips …

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Create a shortcut menu in Windows 10
Microsoft Windows

Create a custom toolbar menu in Windows 10

Generally, I like to try and keep an organised desktop area and where possible keep my files in a somewhat organised fashion. I have files which I use on a …

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Pin an Application
Microsoft Windows

Pin an application to the start menu

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 …

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Speed up email in Outlook
Microsoft 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. …

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Forward a contact in Outlook
Microsoft 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 …

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Email Tracking Options in Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Email Tracking Options 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 …

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Create a signature in MS Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Create a signature in Outlook

These days the use of a signature within an email message is considered standard practice, especially in any corporate environment. Signatures can provide an email user with time-saving possibilities whether …

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Run a Slideshow in PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

Preview a slide show in PowerPoint

One of the main reasons most people create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint is so that the information can be presented to an audience. It is important that you test …

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Use Templates in PPT
Microsoft PowerPoint

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 …

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Reuse Slides in PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

Easily reuse slides from existing presentations

Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to reuse slides from an existing presentation and insert them into a new presentation without the need to open the old presentation. The Reuse slide option …

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 WIndow
Microsoft PowerPoint

Introducing the PowerPoint window

Microsoft PowerPoint, or PPT, is a program used to create presentations – or slideshows as they are more commonly referred to. PPT allows you to automatically create presentation slides, handouts, …

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Create a PDF using Microsoft Office
Microsoft Excel

Create a PDF file using Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office has the fantastic ability to create a PDF file for you. I’ve always been surprised at how many people are still unfamiliar that this function is now built-in …

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Insert a Shape in Word
Microsoft Word

Create perfect shapes in Word

Microsoft Word includes 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 …

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Resize a Image in Word
Microsoft Word

How to resize an image correctly in Word

There are several methods to resize an image within Microsoft Word, however, we will use the resize handles to make changes to an image in your document. One mistake which …

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Using AutoCorrect in Microsoft Office
Microsoft Excel

How to use AutoCorrect in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office provides features which help to reduce typing errors whilst you work. AutoCorrect is one of those features and is set up by default to correct common spelling and …

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Navigating Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel

Navigating within 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 …

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Excel 2016 Window
Microsoft Excel

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 …

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Conditional Formatting in Excel
Microsoft Excel

How to use conditional formatting in Excel

Conditional formatting is one of my favourite parts of Microsoft Excel. I am a very visual person and would much rather look at colour charts or visual representations of data …

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Create Custom Number Formats in Excel
Microsoft Excel

Create a custom number format to display phone numbers in Excel

Microsoft Excel provides various number formats allowing you to easily format numbers as currency, dates, percentages, time and even fractions. Occasionally you may run into a situation where the predefined …

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