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

Use PowerPoint 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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Save time! Pin a file to the Open list in Microsoft Office
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 365 programs. These features help save you time during a busy ...
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How to use Quick Parts in Word
Microsoft Word

How to use Quick Parts in Word

Do you find yourself repetitively inserting the same sentence, paragraph or images into documents on a regular basis? Today I’d like to introduce you to the world of Building Blocks ...
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Free up mailbox space and download email to Microsoft Outlook
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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Use conditional formatting to identify dates older than today
Microsoft Excel

Use conditional formatting to identify dates older 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 Excel in a Word document

Did you know that you can insert Excel into Word? That’s right, you can have the functionality of an Excel worksheet sitting inside your Word document. This is one of ...
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Scan Microsoft Outlook for errors using 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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Create speaker notes in your PowerPoint presentation
Microsoft PowerPoint

How to add speaker notes in PowerPoint

When creating a presentation it can be daunting trying to remember what needs to be said and when. You may also encounter the odd occasion when a presentation will be ...
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How to convert documents to the latest file format
Microsoft Word

How to fix “compatibility mode” in Word

Does your document show [Compatibility Mode] in the Word title bar? You’ll be happy to know that this is a simple fix. Compatibility mode identifies to the user that a ...
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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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How to create a new contact in Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

How to create a new Contact in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook gives you 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 at startup in Office programs
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 custom 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 upgrade to Windows 10
Microsoft Windows

How to upgrade to Windows 10

In October 2015, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my laptop to Microsoft Windows 10. I only started using Microsoft Windows 8.1 in June 2015 and was thankful ...
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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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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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Free up disk space using Windows Disk Cleanup
Microsoft Windows

Free up disk space using Windows Disk Cleanup

Microsoft Windows includes a great tool which allows you to easily perform a clean-up of your computer’s hard drive. The Disk Cleanup tool will help you to free up disk ...
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How to create a basic table in Word
Microsoft Word

How to create a basic table in Word

Being able to create a table in Word allows you to present information on the page in a column and/or row format. Many users associate a table with the “ever ...
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How to control hyphenation in Word
Microsoft Word

How to 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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