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New! Computer Efficiency Website

Learning & Development have just launched a new website:

Being more efficient with your technology.

Simplify and enhance your work by adopting these quick wins. They will enable you to be significantly more efficient in your computer usage. For maximum impact, use as many as you can.

Adopt these favourite efficiency tips to simplify and enhance working on your computer

 


For great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

Paste text in Bold

Did you know….

Pressing Ctrl B prior to paste gives you a bold paste.

If you are copying and pasting text in an email, or in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, you can paste it in bold simply by pressing CTRL+B first, and then pasting. The text you are pasting will then paste in bold.

(The same applies for italics, underline, and non-bold.)

If you have a Tech Tip suggestion, please let me know.


For great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Please leave a comment below.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

If something isn’t working, try another browser

If you find that something in a webpage is not working as you expect it should…

Try another browser

Layouts, graphics, tables, forms, downloads and various other webpage elements can behave in different ways depending on the browser you are using. Some browsers handle these things differently to others.

So if things don’t seem right, try another browser.

The University supports:
– Microsoft Edge
– Internet Explorer
– Google Chrome
– Firefox
– Safari.

Thanks to Sue Woodgate for this great tip.

If you have a Tech Tip suggestion, please let me know.


For great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Please leave a comment below.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

Open PowerPoint Directly Into Presentation Mode

Want to make a good impression when giving a PowerPoint presentation in front of an important audience?

Open your PowerPoint file directly into presentation mode!

Here’s how:
1. Access the file on a USB/memory stick or in File Explorer
2. Right-click the file
3. Select Show rather than Open

Your PowerPoint file then opens directly into presentation mode.

Thanks to ACE computer training for this tip.

If you have a Tech Tip suggestion, please let me know.


For great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Please leave a comment below.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

Display the Weather on your Outlook Calendar

Should you wish to, you can display the weather in Outlook above your calendar.
  1. Open Microsoft Outlook
  2. Click the File menu (at the far left end of the Ribbon)
  3. Click Options (at the bottom of the File menu)
    The Outlook Options dialogue box displays.
  4. Click the Calendar tab (in the upper left corner of the dialogue box)
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the dialogue box, to the check box / tick box: “Show weather on the calendar”
  6. Check/tick the check box
  7. Select Celsius or Fahrenheit
  8. Click the OK button to save the change.

The weather now displays above your calendar.

If you have a Tech Tip suggestion, please let me know.


For great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Please leave a comment below.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.