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VAs – Why does the history of computing matter?

VAs history of computing

Day out in Cambridge A different kind of post today. Last Sunday we had a day out with our son and daughter in law and their 19-month-old. We went to Cambridge for the day. It was a really fun day out. We went first to the Centre for Computing History. Now if there is a […]

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VAs – Why use PowerPoint to create Infographics?

Do you create Infographics for your clients? Are you a media savvy VA? Do your clients ask you to create Infographics to boost their social media campaigns? Do you spend ages researching the topics and the content for the Infographics and then comes the clincher, you need to actually create them. What do you use […]

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VAs – How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation from Scratch

How to Create a PowerPoint presentation from Scratch

Creating blank presentations In PowerPoint 2016 you can start from a completely blank presentation, a template provided by Microsoft, or a template created for your organisation. Templates ensure that brand guidelines are met and all presentations are professional. To create a blank presentation Click File Click New Click on Blank Presentation Figure 1- New presentation […]

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VAs – How to add Headers and Footers in Excel

headers and Footers in Excel

Headers and Footers Headers and footers appear on every printed page. This is how you add page numbers, date and time, the file name and path and where you can add a logo to every page in the Header. Headers and Footers are added via the Page Layout View and are typed into the Header […]

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Why you might be struggling with synchronising OneDrive for Business

Are you struggling synchronising OneDrive for Business

Are you a busy VA or business owner who is using Office 365? You went down this route for various reasons, you love the familiar Office packages, you like that you can work both online and offline. And you really love the idea of using OneDrive for Business and having your documents stored in the […]

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VAs: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Infographics

Are you a VA who is thinking about creating infographics to drive traffic back to your client’s website or blog? If you are, you’ll love this handy Infographic on the mistakes that can be made when you create infographics. There’s also a free infographic planning checklist at the bottom of the post. Why would you […]

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Why I love working with Office 365 and you should too!

office 365

I love working with Office 365. Now you would think that as my business is as an IT Trainer helping you get more done in less time that I would say that wouldn’t I? Well yes you would be right but – I genuinely do love working with Office 365 and I want to tell […]

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What’s New at tomorrow’s VA?

Excel Training

Exciting timesI set up tomorrow’s VA to enable Virtual Assistants to hone their Microsoft Office skills and get more done in less time. I have been diligently creating mini online training courses for hot topics in Microsoft Office. Today I am excited to announce that there are now two Excel courses. Well, when I say two, […]

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What every VA needs to know about dollar signs in Excel formula

Absolute Cell References

You have just been sent a spreadsheet. It has been set up for you and you are eager to get to work filling in the blanks and completing the calculations. But what’s this? You suddenly notice in some of the formulas there are some Dollar $ signs lurking. What do they mean? Why are they […]

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Virtual Assistants – Why Autofill in Excel will save you hours

Autofil in Excel

What is Autofill?Simply put, Autofill automatically fills a series of data whether that is a range of numbers, days of the week, months of the year or any sequence that you care to set. For example in the image below I created a telephone rota or office staffing rota. Using Autofill I could set up […]

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Virtual Assistants – Everything you know about sums is wrong

Sum in Excel

How did you learn to write a sum at school? When you went to school you may have learned how to add up a sum like this : 12+3=15       And when it comes to putting that into an Excel spreadsheet, you assume it is the same. Excel will add up the numbers […]

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Do you want to create Infographics?


I have been very busy lately, recording courses and writing blog posts. After a while thinking about the content to write about leaves me banging my head on the desk (metaphorically speaking). So I started to think about Infographics. I realised that I like to see them and tend to click on them to see […]

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