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Move Fast Using the Home and End keys

This is a repeat of a previous Tip, but I don’t see anyone using these yet, so it’s worth repeating.

This shortcut saves you a LOT of scrolling and mouse clicking while browsing the Web or documents.

Use the HOME and END keys to swiftly return to the beginning or jump to the end of a web page, document, or presentation.

(The Home key and End key are located on the keyboard next to the Page Up and Page Down keys.)

On the Web, in a PDF document, or during a PowerPoint presentation:

Tap the Home key to return immediately to the beginning of the Web page, PDF document, or PowerPoint presentation.

Tap the End key to go immediately to the end.

In a Word document:

Hold down the Control key and Tap the Home key to return immediately to the beginning of the document.

Hold down the Control key and tap the End key to go immediately to the end of the document.

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Close all open Excel files at once

Ever get tired of closing all your Excel files one at a time?

Me too.

So here’s a way to close them all at once.

  1. Click the small green Excel icon in the top left corner of the Excel program window, just above the File tab.
    – A short menu displays.
  2. Hold Shift and click Close.
    – All your open Excel files will close.

That’s it.

Shift + Close

 

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TOP TIP FAVOURITES – PART II

Happy New Year from Top Tips!

I hope you had a great Christmas and some time to rejuvenate.

It’s easy to miss an edition of Intercom and so miss a reminder for a Top Tip, so we finished last year with a collection of favourites…
Top Tip Favourites – Part I

…and a lot of people liked those tips, so we’re launching into 2016 with some more favourites.

Top Tip Favourites – Part II:

Want Action From an Email?

Zoom using the scroll wheel on your mouse

Quick full stop on your mobile device

Don’t type that text – dictate!

Copy using the Click and Ctrl-Drag method

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TOP TIP FAVOURITES – PART I

Some of our favourite Top Tips for 2015:

Resize a program window to fit half your monitor

Resize a program window to stretch across both your monitors

Make your computer type “University of Canterbury” (and other repetitive long phrases) for you.

Use Jump Lists to quickly locate your regularly-used files

Gain quick access to the Folders you use most

Email an open file from Microsoft Office programs

Top Tips will be returning in January 2016.
Have a great Christmas!

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Want Action From an Email?

Just a reminder: if you are sending an email to multiple recipients, make sure the ones you want some kind of action or response from are in the To:  field, not the CC:  field.

It might sound obvious, but sometimes people expect action from those in the CC:  field, and wonder why they are not getting a response.

Think of the CC:  field as a “For Your Information” field.

Have you seen these:
Don’t type that text – dictate!
Press Enter!

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