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Create a Sparkline to show data trends in Excel
Microsoft Excel

Create a Sparkline to show data trends in Excel

I can hear you asking it now, what is a Sparkline? It’s a very good question which I’m going to answer for you now. Sparklines were introduced in Excel 2010 …

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Adjust the brightness of your monitor to avoid eyestrain
Microsoft Windows

Adjust the brightness of your computers screen to avoid eyestrain

With us spending more and more time at our computer screens, it’s important that you adjust various aspects of your working environment to minimise issues relating to Work Health & …

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10 Presentation Tips for PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

10 Presentation Tips for PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a fun program to use and offers many great features. Like me though many people have had the joy of sitting through a terrible presentation! It’s not …

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Back up your email folders in Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Back up your Email folder in Outlook

I’ve now published several articles where I discuss the importance of backing up the data on your computer (See Backing up your files – a vital step to securing your …

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How to create a cross-reference in Word
Microsoft Word

How to create a cross-reference in Word

When working with long documents in Word, you may find yourself searching for an easy way to link content between different pages. I’ve seen many imaginative ways of performing this …

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Create a vlookup in Excel
Microsoft Excel

Create a Vlookup in Excel

Many people have heard about Excel’s VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions but have unsuccessfully used them. This Vlookup tutorial will solve any confusion you have about using either of these lookup …

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How to customise a contacts display name in Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

How to customise a contacts display name in Outlook

When we are forced to spend vast amounts of our working day using email, it is important that we are able to configure and utilise the features to the best …

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How to customise numbered list alignment in Word
Microsoft Word

How to customise numbered list alignment in Word

I recently saw an issue arise on a discussion forum where a user asked a question related to the alignment of a numbered list. The solution was a simple one …

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How to display multiple clocks in Windows 10
Microsoft Windows

How to display multiple clocks in Windows 10

A great feature of Microsoft Windows 10 is the ability to display multiple clocks from different locations at the same time within the system clock area. The way in which you …

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Convert text to SmartArt in PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

Convert text to SmartArt in PowerPoint

When creating presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint, it is common to see slides containing a heading and a bulleted or numbered list. Let’s be honest, we’ve all sat through a boring …

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How to create a screenshot using Office or Windows
Microsoft Excel

How to create a screenshot using Office

For years I have been creating screenshots for various reasons; for use in training courseware; to illustrate to a remote user a button I want them to press; to relay …

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Create a Table of Contents in Word
Microsoft Word

Create a Table of Contents in Word

In many aspects of our daily life, we encounter and use a table of contents. Whether it is opening a magazine or reading the newspaper, you will see this feature …

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Create an Excel graph or chart in under 30 seconds
Microsoft Excel

Create an Excel graph or chart in under 30 sec

Microsoft Excel provides a great way to summarise and analyse data using charts. The terminology used can differ between referring to them as charts or an Excel graph. Either way …

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Create a distribution list in Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Create a distribution list in Microsoft Outlook

The use of email for many people has become a daily event. Companies and organisations rely heavily on the use of email for correspondence with both internal and external contacts. …

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Improve performance of your Windows 10 computer
Microsoft Windows

Improve performance of your Windows 10 computer

Over time any computer regardless of how new or old it is will begin to decrease in its performance. Many factors contribute to this degradation including how much software you …

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How to create a photo album slide show using PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

How to create a photo album slide show using PowerPoint

Have you ever attended an event where a slideshow of photos was showing on a screen for everyone to view? Ever wondered how to create one? It’s very easy using …

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How to create a cover page in Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word

How to create a cover page in Word

How many countless hours have you spent creating a cover page in Word? When I started working I used to spend a good deal of time creating the perfect heading, …

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Introduction to Functions in Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel

Introduction to Functions in Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a fantastic program allowing you to collate, analyse and sort data in various formats. Gone are the days of needing a calculator beside you to manually work …

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The Office Clipboard - a hidden treasure
Microsoft Excel

The Office Clipboard – a hidden treasure

A common feature used within all of the Microsoft Office applications is the cut, copy and paste feature. I personally use this A LOT. The ability to cut, copy and …

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Setup a POP or IMAP email account in Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Setup a POP or IMAP email account in Microsoft Outlook

The first step to using Microsoft Outlook is setting up and configuring your email account. Whether you wish to access an email account through your workplace or one available through …

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Choose a slide layout in PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint

Choosing a slide layout in PowerPoint – why it’s important

Today I am going to discuss the use of the slide layout feature and how it can assist you to create a consistent and professional looking presentation. Microsoft PowerPoint is …

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The best shortcuts for Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word

The best keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word

Today I am going to show you the best keyboard shortcuts for use in Microsoft Word. You may have noticed that I’m a fan of efficiency. If there is an …

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Forward emails to colleagues in Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Create a rule to forward email to colleagues in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook has the ability to be able to set up rules that allow you to create an action that Outlook will make on your behalf. Rules can be a …

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Backing up your data
Microsoft Windows

Backup your files – a vital step to securing your data

There is nothing worse than pressing the “on” button on your computer to find no response, no lights, and no sounds, nothing, zip, zilch… I have had this happen before, …

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