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ICT Training Room 312 bookings

The ICT Training Room 312 has now been
transferred to the Web Room Booking System.

If you have an existing booking for this week (26-29 April), it has been transferred to the Web Room Booking System. You will receive confirmation of this shortly.

Please make any future bookings for the ICT Training Room 312 via Web Room Bookings.

Display two Excel windows side by side

If you use Excel, sooner or later you will want to display two Excel worksheets side by side to compare data, just like you can in other
Microsoft Office programs.

But how?  (Excel doesn’t work the same way as the other Microsoft Office programs do, in this regard).

The answer is to open Excel again.

1. Open your first Excel worksheet.
2. Open Excel again.
You can do this in a couple of ways:
– Right-click the Excel program icon on the taskbar and
select Excel 2010 (or Excel 2013 if you’re using that).
or
– Click the Start button and select Excel 2010 (or Excel 2013 if you’re using that).

You now have two Excel windows open.

Drag each window into place to position them side by side:
– If you have two monitors, simply maximise an Excel window on each monitor.
– If you wish to display the Excel windows side by side on the same monitor, use the Windows 7 Aero Snap feature to do so.

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10 everyday uses for your phone’s camera

Do you have a camera built-in to your mobile phone or tablet? And are you thinking of it just like you would think of a small camera – mainly for taking snaps of family and friends? 

Think again – there are many other uses for that
camera in your daily life. 

My favourites are scanning documents and photographing online receipts and confirmations.
Have a look at these 10 everyday uses for your phone’s camera.

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Another Mobile Device Battery Saving Tip

We’ve looked at a few ways to make the
batteries in our mobile phones or tablets drain more slowly, but this one is easily overlooked. 

If your mobile phone or tablet is often active, especially if you receive a lot of notifications or messages (which
activate the screen every time), the battery is drained a
little more every time that screen lights up. This will
happen 24 hours a day, draining your battery a little more every time.

The solution to this is to change the Auto-Lock time to a shorter time frame. It simply means that whenever something causes the screen to light up – like a message, notification or you using the
device – the screen will automatically switch back off sooner.

This applies to all mobile phones and tablets, but on an iPhone or iPad you can change the Auto-Lock timing here:

1) Go to your device’s Settings

2) Select >General >Auto-Lock

3) Choose the minimum time available, eg, 30 seconds, or 1 minute

Now your device’s screen will automatically switch off as soon as possible after any activity.

Other Mobile device battery saving tips:
3 Tips to make your cell phone battery last longer
2 more Tips to make your cell phone battery last longer

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Quick Switch: Caps to Lower Case

Occasionally you want to switch from capitals to lower case, or vice versa. Do you re-type it ?

There’s a shortcut for this:

  1. Select the text
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A

The text switches case, or toggles between the different case options.

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