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  • Access your Office 365 Apps from anywhere

    With so many of my customers moving onto Office 365 I thought this post I shared on LinkedIn would be useful. You can use the Office Apps for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook from any browser but of course you’ll need to know your login details. You will also have access to other useful Microsoft apps you may not have seen before so watch this space for updates!

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  • Editing and saving embedded files in OneNote

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  • What is Teams and could it help my team?

    We’d love to show you what you can achieve using Microsoft Teams. We’re offering a One Day Classroom course that shows you how to Create and Manage a team’s user base; Work with Channels, Groups and Chats; Upload files and collaborate; Communicate with colleagues via chat, video and meetings and Use Teams on mobile devices. Teams can make you work together more effectively, showing you the content you need. Our trainer will work…

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  • Upskill your colleagues

    Business owner Tracey Westbury explains the effect of using Imagine Training’s services on her business. We work with employers like you to train your workforce, helping you achieve your goals for higher productivity, quality and growth through training that is targeted to specific actions they take hundreds of times a day – and doing it faster! We offer shortcut training and work with them to master new features in software your…

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  • Excel Ideas

    Here’s a new feature that all Excel users will welcome – Ideas. Ideas in Excel allows you to understand your data through high-level visual summaries, trends, and patterns. Simply click a cell in a data range, and then click the Ideas button on the Home tab. Ideas in Excel will analyze your data, and return interesting visuals about it in a task pane. Ideas works best on data in table format, so simply click into your data set and…

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  • The 5 biggest Excel SINS of 2018!

    As a trainer, I get to see inside a lot of companies and sometimes the confessions from delegates on our courses are horrifying! Of course, no-one is born knowing how to use Excel … and so many people self-educate as they find a ‘gap’ in their knowledge. But the problem with this is you are often missing out and doing things the long way around. Or worse still, as some of these sins show us, employees are actually placing their…

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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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  • Excel – How to fill a series of dates down a column

    We provide our delegates with ongoing inspiration and support via short ‘How to’ videos that you can watch and learn from. The latest tips are little things that speed up your work, making you super-efficient. You’ll be well on your way to becoming a productivity Ninja! This week’s tip is about how to quickly insert today’s date and create a series of dates down the column. You may want to copy this date down using…

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  • Nesting Excel Formula – MATCH, ISNA and IF to find which items are missing from a list

    Here’s a video I’ve recorded for our delegates who have completed Excel Level 3 Gurus course. It shows how to ‘nest’ 3 formulas to find if an item appears in a different list. That’s a useful thing to be able to do, so I take you step by step through how to build the formula. Try it yourself!

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  • What’s the best program for creating Organisational Charts & Flow diagrams?

    One of my favourite customers called me in yesterday with a problem. They have to produce a diagram which shows their customer how the documentation created links together as a series of text boxes with hyperlinks to SharePoint files. However, there are a lot of items and when printing this on an A3 piece of paper, the writing in the boxes is too small for the customer to read. It’s possible to zoom in if viewing online, but on paper (and…

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