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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 Ways to save time every day on your PC

    I love finding ways to use the features in Microsoft Office 2010 that save you time, over and over again! One of the most useful ones that I’ve been teaching for years, that works in Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint is Autocorrect. It’s great to add to the dictionary of commonly mistyped words, but I use it to save time typing things that I can program it to do for me. I can add in paragraphs that I’ve typed elsewhere by copying and…

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