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Word/Computer for Beginners courses

March 3, 2018

Has your job role suddenly changed to involve a computer?  This can be one of the hardest transitions to make if you have gone from a hands-on role.

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Microsoft Edge – Setting aside tabs

September 22, 2017

A great new feature has appeared on Microsoft Edge.  It enables you to store web pages for later, and access them later with ease! Click on the icon in the top left corner (Set aside a tab) to save a tab for viewing later. To reveal the tab you have saved click on the Tabs […]

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Worried about the latest Ransomware attacks?

May 15, 2017

Here are a few tips that may help: Upgrade to Windows 10 especially if you are still using XP. Ensure you have an up to date anti-malware programme installed.  Programmes such s F-Secure will work in the background to prevent attacks such as this. Back-up your files to an external hard drive. Ensure that this […]

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Autofill in Excel 2013/2016

March 15, 2017

Now I have been a bit late getting to the party on this one! But having used it a couple of times, I have begun to see its potential.

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Some tips for Excel – shortcuts!

March 13, 2017

We all love a shortcut!  Here are a few in Excel to speed up your working!

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Zoom in and out of Web Pages with ease

February 23, 2017

How many times do we struggle with text on the screen being too small, or find the text is too large and are unable to see the whole page? If you hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard of your PC, and use the roller on your mouse you will be able to zoom […]

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Recording a presentation?

February 8, 2017

You don’t need special software.  PowerPoint 2013/2016 has a built in feature allowing you to record a presentation with narration. You can then save the file as a video for uploading. In PowerPoint, prepare and save the presentation you wish to use. On the Slides Show Tab, select the Record Slide Show Button.  Work through […]

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Activity Log in Facebook

February 2, 2017

Have you spent ages looking through Facebook to find that post you liked? Go into your activity log, and it will show you everything you have commented on, liked or posted. On a PC it is the small arrow in the top right: Locate the button in the top right corner of Facebook. Select Activity […]

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Hunt the symbol on the iPad – $, €, °, Á

January 23, 2017

Trying to find foreign characters or different currency on an iPad? After scanning the keyboard on my iPad for the degree° symbol, I decided to look into this further. If you hold down the zero button, it will give you alternatives one of them being the degree ° symbol. This opened up all kinds of […]

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Editing Photos? – Have we forgotten Paint?

January 16, 2017

The other day I was editing a photo for someone, and the Crop feature just wouldn’t do it. Neither would the Remove Background!  (See Microsoft Word and Powerpoint for these features.)  So after about 10 minutes of trawling for an alternative (no I don’t have Photoshop!), I remembered good old Paint!  Yes Paint!  That package […]

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