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Gain Insights into your data – new Excel feature

Insights

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

productivity

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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Which Office type are you?

office type

Which office type are you? If asked, you would probably be able to place yourself and other VAs you know into different categories. You may have different names for the categories – how about the ones below? The Office Hero This person stands out in the crowd. They are passionate about their work, full of […]

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Are you sitting properly?

Are you sitting properly?

Are you sitting properly? As a back sufferer, I know how important it is to sit properly. When sitting we place a lot of weight on the lower segments of the back – the lumbar spine. This can get locked into position and you become stiff and suffer pain. Here are some points to consider […]

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Who likes listening to a story – now you can with Read Aloud in Outlook 2016?

Read aloud

I don’t know anyone who dislikes a story – being read to, or listening to a story on the radio is a real treat. Imagine that you are visually challenged and reading your email is proving a tad problematic. You can make the text bigger, magnify everything but it is still a struggle. Enter Read […]

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Encrypting your email? Do you? Should you? How to?

Encrypting your email? Do you? Should you? How to? Unless you have been living in a cave for the past few months and especially the last couple of weeks, you can’t possibly have escaped the juggernaut that is GDPR. Most business people I know from Accountants to Property Companies to Trainers and VAs are getting […]

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Dictation in Word 2016 for Windows

Dictation in Word 2016

New Dictation feature A new feature showed up on my Home Ribbon the other day. I was intrigued and decided to investigate. Here is a screen shot of the new Dictate Button. Hmm I thought does it do what it seems to suggest? I clicked and then the magic started: I am now at dictating. […]

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How to Reuse PowerPoint Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Reuse Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac You are creating a presentation – for yourself or for someone else. You realise that you have already created slides that would be perfect. Instead of reinventing the wheel, why not reuse the slides you have already created. The slides you wish to reuse can come from an […]

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