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When creating professional looking documents, we want to ensure that they are consistently formatted, but sometimes that is time consuming and we don’t always get it right.  Here is how to use the Repeat last action function...

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Sometimes you want to quickly format all the columns in your data into equal widths.  You can do this by selecting all the columns and altering just one column to the preferred width and this will change all the other selected columns:

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Did you know that you can navigate the main features of Outlook with keyboard shortcuts?  Jump quickly from your Inbox to your Calendar and Contacts…

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When you are writing multiple page letters in Word, you sometimes need to allow space for a company letter head on the first page and therefore need a larger Top margin measurement, but you may then need to reduce the top margin space if the document continues onto a second page...  

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One of the common pieces of data that you may need to input into an Excel sheet on a regular basis is the current Date or Time.  Did you know that there is a quick keyboard method for entering both of these?... 

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When looking at yours or a colleague’s Calendar for all available dates, it is sometimes difficult to see dates across a range of days or weeks.  But did you know that you can select non-contiguous as well as contiguous dates in your calendar all at the same time...

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You may know about the wrap text tool in Excel that allows you to arrange text in a cell over several lines, but did you know that you can achieve the same result using a keyboard combination as you type the headings?... 

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There is a brilliant view found in Word and PowerPoint that helps you when brainstorming or planning a long document or presentation, it is called Outline View.  When using this view, you type up the key headings for your document and then you can easily demote, promote and move headings around.  When you have paragraphs that belong with the heading, this view enables you to move the heading and this also moves the associated text at the same time, keeping headings with the correct paragraphs…

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You can use the Categorize feature in Outlook to create your own customized To Do list, that can be sorted and repeated through into your appointments in your Calendar or your Tasks.  Firstly, we need to set up and define the categories we will be using…

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