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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.

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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.)

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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.

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PowerPoint Presentation and Audience Not Listening? Tap “B”.

If you are giving a PowerPoint presentation and your audience is not listening or is distracted by the content on your slide, you can refocus their attention on you by tapping the “B” key on your keyboard at any time to black out the PowerPoint screen (or tap the “W” key to white out the screen). Tap the same key to make the slide visible again.

This is very handy to do while you are talking to the audience, in order to get them to listen to you rather than read the slide (and thus probably not listen to you)!


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Lost the ribbon in Microsoft Office? Auto-hide.

This falls into the category of something you may want to do, or something you may be trying to fix!

The Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint have a feature called Ribbon Display Options that enables you to hide the Ribbon of Tabs and Commands that lie across the top of the program window. Doing this gives you more screen real estate on which to view your document, worksheet, email, calendar, or presentation.

It is also one of those things that you may have mistakenly activated, and ever since be wondering what happened!

The Ribbon Display Options button is positioned at the upper right corner of the program window, next to the Minimise, Maximise and Close buttons, and looks like this:

Clicking the button displays these options:

To HIDE the Ribbon of Tabs and Commands, or reduce the space they take up:
1. Click the Ribbon Display Options button
2. Click the option Auto-hide Ribbon, or Show Tabs

To SHOW the Ribbon of Tabs and Commands, or change them to a different state of display:
1. Click the Ribbon Display Options button (it’ll be less obvious this time)
2. Click the option Show Tabs and Commands, or Show Tabs


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

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