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  • What is Microsoft OneNote?

    I’m always astonished that most Microsoft Office users have not heard of OneNote, which in my opinion is an excellent program and one I use on a daily basis – without exaggeration, throughout the day. In my video I demonstrate how to start a section of your OneNote book to plan a holiday in France.             To set up the first time use, click on OneNote in the list of Microsoft Office programs from…

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  • Customising Styles in Word

    I am using Word 2010 and I was showing a user how to create a customised quick style which led to a few other questions, including how to delete it when it was not required. If you find this blog useful, why not sign up on the right to receive my weekly blogs in your Inbox? Use the shortcut Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S to launch the Styles dialog box. If you’re not a fan of shortcuts click on the dialog box launcher on the Styles group. Click…

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  • Adjusting Multiple Monitors and help with text size on screens

    More people now work with more than one monitor, so they can spread their work across two or more screens. A problem I’ve come across a number of times is having them set up incorrectly, so the wrong monitor is the master (with the taskbar and Windows key), or the mouse travelling the wrong side of the monitor to get to the other screen. I’ve seen people actually lifting their monitors around to get this sorted out but you can easily adjust…

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  • How To Create And Use Sections In PowerPoint

    As a trainer I use a number of large presentations so I can flick into pre-prepared slides whilst teaching. I also present, sometimes with others, in front of audiences. I found a new feature of PowerPoint 2010 called Sections which allows me to break up my larger presentations into ‘chunks’ or sections. In Normal View, you see thumbnails of the slides listed on the left of the screen. Click your mouse just above the first slide and right…

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  • Have you backed up your QAT?!!

    Have you backed up your QAT?!!

    If you use Microsoft Office 2010 and you don’t know what a QAT is, read on. One of the ways to be most productive in Office 2010 is the Quick Access Toolbar, choosing the right buttons and vitally, saving those button choices so if it all goes wrong you can bring them back! The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) sits by default at the top left of the Ribbon, and can be moved below the ribbon if preferred. One reason for moving it down is that if…

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  • Oooops I didn’t mean to send that! Recall an email in Outlook…

    Outlook 2010 Tips I don’t know about you but I’m always pressing Send on an email then realising that I didn’t attach the file I meant to send with it. Can an email be recalled in Outlook?         There is a way to retrieve the email, and this is what you need to do:       Open the message you sent. It will be in Mail, in the Sent Items folder. On the message tab, in the Move group,…

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  • God Mode and 7 Other Brilliant Windows 7 Features

    Aero Flip 3D You may have been used to using Alt + Tab to flick between open programs previously but in Windows 7 you can use Aero Flip by using Windows + Tab. Try it, it’s neat! Windows Button The Windows button can be opened by clicking it with a mouse or use the keyboard button. It opens a list of all programs on the PC, and these can be clicked holding the Ctrl key down and dragged onto the Taskbar or right click and select Pin to Taskbar.…

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  • Using Tasks in Microsoft Outlook – Reminding Yourself and Others!

    This week’s Top IT Tip for Office 2010 users is in Outlook. When you send an email often you forget all about it, and maybe the recipient at the other end also doesn’t think to action it – we all know how busy we are nowdays! Would you like to see how you can get organised using Outlook to remind you? It’s easy! Set flags within the email before you send it to remind you to follow it up. There’s flags on a drop down button to deal…

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  • Top 5 Word 2010 Shortcuts!

    I love shortcuts and I bet you will too when you realise how much time you can save! Select a paragraph you want to move, then click on Shift + Alt + Up arrow, it will shift the entire paragraph up one, or use Shift + Alt + down arrow to move it down. Word 2010 has a great new feature which is the Navigation pane, which you can activate by clicking on the View Tab, on the Show group you’ll click on the Navigation Pane checkbox. This activates…

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  • Thinking of upgrading to Excel 2010?

    It’s been around a couple of years now, tried and tested, so are you thinking of upgrading to Office 2010? Many of my clients are taking the leap, often having skipped from Office 2003, so their users have quite a learning curve.  So, why do it? For a start, the packages are packed with so many new features that users will find they can carry out every day processes faster, and produce better looking documents. An example is for formula in…

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