Category: Microsoft

Speed up your PC (Part 2)

The first part of this article was concerned with decluttering the hard disk drive, basically removing anything that is no longer needed, either by deleting, or by removing to an archive or other storage medium. This part is deal with the next step, in tidying up the hard disk drive. When a file is stored …

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Speed up your PC (Part 1)

Over time computers are used to store a significant amount or have additional programs running, and that bright new shiny PC doesn’t seem to be as fast as when it was first run. This is normal, but it is possible to return the performance of the computer almost back to its original with a few …

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Synchronizing Outlook to Hotmail Accounts

Surprisingly those with Hotmail or Live accounts are unable to directly connect to Outlook, even though these are Microsoft products. To allow these accounts (including the newer outlook.com) accounts to communicate with Outlook the Outlook Hotmail connector needs to be installed. The Microsoft Outlook Hotmail allows Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010 to access …

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Save Time and Effort with Templates in Microsoft Office

In Microsoft Office use templates to create consistent documents and save time. Templates are particularly useful for documents that are used frequently, such as standard letters, weekly reports and presentations or expense forms. A template forms the basis of a document that is perhaps partially written with only some customisation to be inserted to complete …

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Inserting the Date and Time into a Worksheet

It happens often, current date and/or time is to be added to a worksheet, perhaps while making a time stamped log of activities. Maybe there is a requirements to have the current data or time displayed automatically in a cell every time formulas are recalculated. There are several ways to insert the current date and …

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PowerPoint Presenting Tips

One of the most heard phrases I hear in relation to any of the available presentation suites is “Death by PowerPoint”. In other words there’s total overkill in its usage, and very often it’s totally unnecessary, often as a result or poor presentation skills. When presenting, remember that PowerPoint is a tool to aid effective …

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Excel Quick Shortcuts – Formatting

In this article we once again consider some key tips utilising keyboard shortcuts, this time in relation to formatting. There are many possible number formats, all of which can be accessed through the Format cells dialog box. There are however some preformatted options that can readily be accessed using keyboard shortcuts. In many cases these …

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Windows 7 – Using the Windows Logo Key

In this article we’ll be looking at more keyboard shortcuts for Windows. This time we’ll be looking key combinations that use the Windows logo key . Most Windows-compatible keyboards include a Windows logo key that can be used to open the Start menu, or can be used in combination with other keys to start certain …

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Excel Shortcuts

I’m starting a series of articles here about shortcuts in Microsoft Excel. Becoming more productive across all applications is important, and to help you n your way there are a series of keyboard shortcuts that can be used. Firstly I’ll consider moving around a worksheet. Keyboard shortcuts for moving around workbooks This is only a …

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New eBooks to Download

With Microsoft Office 2003 support being stopped in just over 2 years a number of individuals and organisations are now looking to update their version of Microsoft Office. There are a substantial number of differences between these versions, not least in the commands, gone are the menus and in come the ribbons, and not forgetting …

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