How to use a Placeholder in PowerPoint

Basics of using Placeholders 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 content on the slide. A placeholder in PowerPoint makes it easy to move and adjust the location of the elements they contain. Most commonly, placeholders […]

How to set your own photo as your Desktop Wallpaper

Let’s talk wallpaper! Just to be clear, I’m not referring to the type which you might find stuck to a wall, I’m talking about that desktop area of your computer which you can customise with your favourite photo or piece of art. Over the years, the Windows Desktop has progressed through some boring and plain […]

Adjust the brightness of your computers screen to avoid eyestrain

Adjust the brightness of your computers screen

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 & Safety (WHS), formerly known in Australia as Occupational Health & Safety (OHS). One aspect which should be adjusted is the brightness of your computer monitor. […]

Customise the Quick Access Toolbar

Quick Access toolbar customisation

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 right up there on my list of favourite ways I can make the program work better for me and not the other way around. All […]

Create a custom toolbar menu in Windows 10

Create a shortcut 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 regular basis such as budgets, accounting files, and other such things, however, I don’t want to have these saved on my desktop. Having lots of […]

Pin an application to the start menu

Pin an Application

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 “pinning” the applications I use the most to the start menu. I generally like to keep a clean desktop area and have found that using […]

Create a signature in Outlook

Create a signature in MS 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 you are a home user, small business or corporate user. An email signature is the easiest way to include important information about yourself or your […]