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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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Gain Insights into your data – new Excel feature


New Sign-in Experience The other day when I opened Microsoft Office I found that the screen that opens when you start has changed. It has changed across all of the Microsoft Office programs – however I am showing it here in this post about Microsoft Excel. Figure 1 Note that Excel opens on the Home […]

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Do you have a business process?

Do you have a business process

                                        I have been musing lately about my two businesses. I run a face to face IT Training Business – The IT Training Surgery and am setting up an online portal to deliver short sharp training […]

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Delegate Access in Outlook – Manage someone else’s calendar

Manage someone else’s calendar Today’s post is written because of a question I was asked on LinkedIN last week. I thought it would help others if I created a post on the topic. You know how it is. You are managing your boss or client’s Inbox and/or Calendar. They want you to set up meetings […]

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How do I find and work with a VA?

How do I find and work with a va

                                        A question I find that I am being asked at least once a week is – I know I need a VA as I am totally overwhelmed, but how do I know what she should […]

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How to use Word 2016 like an Auto Cue

Auto Cue

How to use Word like an Auto Cue I get asked questions from time to time and I love going off to see if I can answer them – here is a question I had from Kevin Arrow of The Business Success Dojo: Is it possible in office to have a document and when you […]

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Make Significant Savings With Improved Productivity & Performance


Make Significant Savings With Improved Productivity & Performance The advantages of a cloud-based system over a physical hardware-based one are clear in terms of reduced infrastructure and maintenance costs. But you also want a system which delivers for the people who are using it most – you, your colleagues and clients. Office 365 offers powerful […]

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