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My PC is still slow, should I buy a new one now?

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In the previous article we considered the performance improvements through the software changes and updates. Although this may have improved performance you may find that this isn’t enough, or that the improvements Whilst your computer hardware won’t last forever, you could consider upgrading parts of it, or even entering into a maintenance regime to keep …

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My PC is slow, should I buy a new one?

If your PC is running slow, there are several steps you can take to improve its performance before considering the purchase of a new one. Whilst your computer won’t last forever, it could however keep going a little longer with some TLC and maintenance. There are 2 areas that could be affecting your computer, the …

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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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Word Shortcuts: Working with documents

Continuing the series of articles about Word shortcuts, in this article we are looking at some of the basic document functions. There are a few essential skills that everyone should master, including opening new documents, closing documents, open existing documents and saving documents. One the essential skills have been mastered using shortcut keys can improve …

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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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Word Shortcuts

Become more productive when working in Microsoft Word by using these useful tips. Get something done quickly or to format your text more in a more pleasing way, these all work in different versions of Word too. Press Ctrl+Enter to start a new page. A manual page break is inserted, which forces a new page …

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Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Like it’s predecessors, Widows 7 has a number of keyboard shortcuts built in to increase productivity. Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that, when pressed, can be used to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to interact with your …

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