Tips & Tricks

AutoText is one of Microsoft Word’s many ‘Quick Parts’ features. By using AutoText you can store your own text and graphics against shortcuts and then quickly or even automatically, insert them into your documents...

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When working with shapes in PowerPoint there may be occasions when you just can’t find the shape you need. If this is the case; you can merge shapes to create ‘custom’ shapes. You can even use the same technique to fill text with pictures…

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Excel’s ‘Data Bars’ are probably the most simple yet effective form of conditional formatting. In this video, we explore some of the hidden settings and create different examples such as a Totalizer…

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Slicers are visible buttons that you can use to filter data in Tables. They can be printed and formatted and indicate the current filtering state of your data, which has a large advantage over using the filter tool next to the column heading…

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Perhaps you have a PowerPoint presentation that you need to share with a non-PowerPoint user… or maybe you’d like to upload a presentation to YouTube, social media or a website? After a few small tweaks you can save your PowerPoint Slideshow in .mp4 format…

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We have all been there; someone asks you to mail them a list of your availability and you’re in a rush. Well, Calendar Snapshots does it for you; just choose the level of detail and the date range and Outlook does the rest…

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Over the years, the Excel ‘Camera’ tool has gradually disappeared from the visible navigation, yet it is an incredibly useful tool enabling you to create dynamic screenshots of your worksheet data.  Watch this video to learn how to access and use it…

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We often get asked about the difference between the above applications – the short answer is none or at least very little. The best way to explain it is to look at the history of the applications.

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The Windows Snipping tool lets you create quick screenshots of any data displayed on your screen. You can then save the snip, email it or simply paste it into any document.  Follow this video to see how quick and easy it is to use…

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Have you ever had to create a Word document where you need to look up and reference information from the internet? The Researcher tool lets you do this without even leaving your Word document. It also builds a Bibliography that can be reused in any Word document…

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