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  • Sharing a document to Edit together

    One of the great advantages of Office 365 is how easily you can share a document and work collaboratively with colleagues to edit together. Two minds are better than one! Imagine working quickly with your whole team, combining ideas and creatively producing the best document together.

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  • Excel Autofill to complete sequences

    A really simple skill that we teach on our Excel Level 2 Ninjas course is Autofill. I find most people who use Excel don't know how to do this - or only know part of what it can do.

    Watch my short 'how to' video to find out more.

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  • OneNote for note-taking

    Microsoft OneNote is an extremely useful piece of software – not just for anyone in an office based occupation. In this blog I’ll show you how one engineer I trained to use the program kept his work organised and saved himself hours of time using OneNote on his phone whilst mobile then opening the program on his desktop when he returned to the office to do his ‘paperwork’. Not only did he have a record of every job he’d done that day,…

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  • Excel Inquire helps you compare spreadsheets

    How to Compare Spreadsheets The Right Way With Excel Inquire

    You know when you’ve got a few different versions of a spreadsheet, and you end up in muddle? This can happen so easily when you email spreadsheets to colleagues – then they work on them and send them back… and in the meantime you’ve made changes to the original copy! In this short ‘how to’ video I will show you a feature in Microsoft Excel that you can use to compare differences between spreadsheets called…

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  • How to ask your boss for IT Training

    It is never an easy conversation to have with your boss when you know that budgets are tight, everyone is feeling the pinch, there is pressure from the top downwards, and you feel that you and your colleagues just need a little help or training. In a perfect world, where the distractions are not there, and common sense plays a little more part in the perspective it would be obvious that better-trained staff deliver a better result – but that…

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  • PowerPoint Designer Ideas

     Recently I couldn’t resist spending time playing with Design Ideas in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you have Office 365 the Design Ideas button appears on your Design ribbon here in the Designer group and it suggests different ways of re-designing your slide. Watch my short ‘how to’ video to see how it’s done. I’ve prepared a slide with a few simple bullets to show you how it works. It works best on slides with bullets…

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  • Use the Morph transition in PowerPoint

    In Office 365 the Morph transition allows you to animate smooth movement from one slide to the next. You can apply the Morph transition to slides to create the appearance of movement in a wide range of things—text, shapes, pictures, SmartArt graphics, WordArt, and charts. How to set up a Morph transition To use the Morph transition effectively, you’ll need to have two slides with at least one object in common—the easiest way is to…

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  • Excel – Custom Lists

     Save yourself time with this top tip about creating Custom Lists in Excel. Easy to do, it will take less than 5 minutes then you’ll never have to type them again!

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  • What’s involved in our Advanced Excel Courses – Business Intelligence (BI), Dashboards and Visualizations?

    Here with a few snippets from the courses, is what you can expect on our advanced level Excel courses. No need to worry, everything is broken down into steps and we can explain it all with great materials to back it up. Read in our Trustimonials what other people have said about these courses! These courses are designed to follow on from our Excel Gurus Level 3 course – if you’d like a copy of our brochure please call us on 01952…

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  • PowerPoint Designer Ideas

    Recently I couldn’t resist spending time playing with Design Ideas in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you have Office 365 the Design Ideas button appears on your Design ribbon here in the Designer group and it suggests different ways of re-designing your slide. Watch my short ‘how to’ video to see how it’s done. I’ve prepared a slide with a few simple bullets to show you how it works. It works best on slides with bullets and…

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