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  • How To Get Organised By Using OneNote

    Learn How To Organise Your Life with Microsoft OneNote

    Microsoft OneNote – How To Get Organised By Using OneNote Microsoft OneNote is like an electronic scrapbook, the perfect way to keep everything together on your PC including your notes (agendas, meetings, quick Action notes – which you can turn into Tasks in Outlook), related files, photos, videos and audio notes. You can use it to handwrite on a tablet and turn your scribbled notes into text, or draw shapes or even work out maths formulas.…

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  • How To Join And Split Data In Microsoft Excel

    How To Join And Split Data In Microsoft Excel

    ~ HOW TO VIDEO INCLUDED! ~ If you need to manipulate data in Excel, this video shows you how to tackle a few key problems! Does your data appear in one column when you need it split? Or is it in several columns you’d like to combine? Either way, I will show you how to deal with this and how to move your revised data to a new location. Sometimes when you bring numerical data across you lose the leading zeros, so I demonstrate how to create…

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  • Microsoft OneDrive – How to save and work in the Cloud

    Microsoft OneDrive – How to save and work in the Cloud

    Scroll down to watch my short ‘How To’ video at the end of this blog!    How would you benefit from storing your files, photos and videos in the cloud? Would it be useful to be able to access them from other devices than your PC – a tablet or a phone? I have documents stored in OneDrive (formally known as SkyDrive) so I can get to them anywhere I have an internet connection. Need a document on your phone whilst out of the…

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  • 1 Quick Tip – for When the Little Things Don’t Work

    One of my customers was getting annoyed because in Word his fractions character just wasn’t happening when he typed 1/2 – it stayed the same size and didn’t become a fraction at all. As an accountant, this was irritating because he needed to type that frequently. I created a short ‘How To’ video to show him what to do to set this right – it’s in AutoCorrect and someone has probably taken a tick out of…

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  • Best Word Timesaving Tip Ever!

    Customise Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts A way to shave seconds off every single thing you do on your PC during the day is to use shortcuts. In Word you can customise your own shortcut keys and it’s easy!   You can customise keyboard shortcuts by assigning keyboard shortcuts (or shortcut keys) to a command, macro, font, style, or frequently used symbol. You can also remove keyboard shortcuts by selecting the shortcut in the Customize…

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  • Microsoft OneDrive and Web Apps

    New Windows Start Screen Microsoft has rebranded Office Web Apps as Office Online, with the individual apps renamed to Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and OneNote Online. Office Online rolled out recently, and Microsoft’s office.com site will be refreshed to accommodate the changes. OneDrive is a free cloud storage solution with access to the Microsoft WebApps – see my previous blog posts. Office Web Apps are currently…

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  • Kia tells law firms to teach lawyers IT

    Microsoft Office Training Recently during a Conference in the USA, the General Council of Kia Motors America, Casey Flaherty, delivered a presentation about how corporations are often overcharged by law firms because they are billed for the excess time it takes associates to perform routine work. To prove his point he’d devised a mock assignment he knew should take no longer than 30 minutes to perform using standard Office applications,…

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  • 5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Old Software

    I’ve been working for for some time now with many big corporations on software upgrades and training projects, as well as helping smaller businesses make the most of the software they already have! Many companies are now finding time running out to upgrade their systems before Microsoft withdraws support for Windows XP in April 2014 so they will take the opportunity to upgrade their Microsoft Office software at the same time – but how do…

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  • Problems Using Windows 8? My Favourite Cheats – Make It Child’s Play!

    I recently bought a new laptop to replace my old one which had done excellent service and I’m delighted with it. I’d heard a few people complaining about the new operating system and saying how they found it difficult to navigate. I knew I needed to pick it up quickly so I found a few great tips which brought me up to speed quickly. The ‘Metro’ look as Microsoft calls it has lots of coloured rectangles and no sign of the Start…

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  • Windows 8 Training

    Following last week’s blog on the new Windows, I found this excellent video by Microsoft to help you get up and running with Windows RT, Windows 8 or 8.1. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to If you need Live On-Line Training or Classroom Training, we are here! If you are a small business or a large corporation, change can be daunting for your employees and you don’t want to risk the loss of productivity that an upgrade can…

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