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Introduction to Styles in Word
Microsoft Word

Introduction to Styles in Word

Today I’m going to provide an introduction to the styles feature available within Microsoft Word. Working with a document is not only about entering the content, but also about making …

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Customise the Quick Access Toolbar
Microsoft Excel

Customise the Quick Access Toolbar

At the start of almost every Microsoft course I teach, I discuss the options you have to customise any of the Microsoft Office products. The Quick Access toolbar (QAT) is …

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Add an RSS Feed to Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Add an RSS feed to Outlook

I am often asked during Outlook and WordPress training courses to explain what an RSS Feed is and does. In this post, I will give you insight into RSS and …

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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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Using Formulas 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 custom toolbar 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 to the start menu in Windows
Microsoft Windows

Pin an application to the start menu in Windows

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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Emails are delayed, speed them up 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 card using 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 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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Preview a slide show 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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How to create a PowerPoint presentation using a template
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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How to copy slides from one presentation to another
Microsoft PowerPoint

How to reuse slides in PowerPoint

If you are a regular user of PowerPoint then you may find yourself wanting to reuse slides in PowerPoint presentations you’ve created in the past. Many users resort to using …

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Introducing the PowerPoint 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 PDF file using any Microsoft Office program
Microsoft Excel

Create a PDF file using any Microsoft Office program

Any of the Microsoft Office programs includes the ability to create a PDF file for you. I’m always surprised at how many people are still unaware that this function is …

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Create perfect shapes in Word
Microsoft Word

Create perfect shapes in Word

Microsoft Word includes some very 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 …

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How to resize an image correctly using Word
Microsoft Word

How to resize an image correctly in Word

There are several methods to resize an image in Microsoft Word. In this exercise we will use the resize handles to make changes to an image in your document. One …

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How to use auto correct in Office
Microsoft Excel

How to use AutoCorrect in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office includes the powerful Autocorrect feature which helps to reduce typing errors whilst you work. AutoCorrect is set up by default to correct common spelling and punctuation errors. Common …

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Navigate an Excel workbook
Microsoft Excel

Navigate 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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Terminology in the Excel 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 Excel
Microsoft Excel

How to use conditional formatting in Excel

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

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Create a custom number format to display phone numbers in Excel
Microsoft Excel

Create a custom number format to display phone numbers in Excel

Microsoft Excel provides various number formatting options which allows you to easily format numbers as currency, dates, percentages, time and even fractions. Occasionally you may run into a situation where …

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