This is one of those things that you may be doing without realising what a nuisance it can be for those receiving your emails.
I’m talking about using “Request a Delivery Receipt” and “Request a Read Receipt” by default – ie, using them for every message you send.
This becomes a real nuisance for your recipient because they have to acknowledge , or “approve”, the receipt for every email of yours that they read (and they can choose not to send the receipt). So it becomes especially tiresome if they have a back-and-forth email exchange with you.
Of course, you may need to use this feature from time to time, but try to avoid using it as the default.
You can find them when you create a new email message, on the Options Ribbon:
If you are compiling a document from two documents, and you have two monitors (computer screens), this tip will be very useful. They may both be Word documents, or could be emails, PDFs or even a combination of these.
Open both documents and display one on each monitor
(I like to maximise each one so that it fills the monitor)
Decide which one is the primary document
Drag text from the other document and drop it into place in the primary document.
If you are using PowerPoint within the University, this is good news for you: the UC PowerPoint templates are now available directly from within PowerPoint*. They have been resized to make maximum use of the screen too.
To access the templates within PowerPoint:
Click the File (menu) tab
– many templates display
Look for the words “FEATURED” and “SHARED” just above the first of the displayed templates.
– the three UC templates display
Click the template you wish to use
– a preview of that template displays
Click the Create button
– a new presentation based on that template is created
Save the presentation with a new name and start work!
Note: Once you have used each template, they will display with all the other templates available when you click the New button in the File menu. This just saves you having to go into the Shared folder each time.
* Currently only for staff using PC’s. The ITS team are working on bringing this feature to Macs too.
Special thanks to UC Staff Chris Brown and Dean Patterson for setting up this incredibly useful and time saving quick access for us.
If you’re struggling with keyboard shortcuts, you may not know about this….
When you hover your mouse cursor over most icons in Microsoft Office programs, a pop-up appears, explaining the tool and displaying the shortcut. So instead of clicking an icon on a toolbar, use the shortcut as often as you can – just hovering over an icon from time to time for a reminder of a shortcut.