Tips & Tricks

Here at TrainingU we are very aware of the security risks relating to the use laptops and desktop computers.  The clients we work with are equally as aware and obviously use Firewalls and Anti-Virus software, as do we, on all of their IT equipment to minimize the risk of any security  compromise.

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When Office 2007 arrived on our desktops it took a little while to get used to the tabs and ribbons at the top of the screen which had replaced the menus.  We located the most commonly used tasks and then found that, for most of us, we only needed a small percentage of the icons available. 

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This is the message being conveyed within a recent report by e-Skills, along with the message that 300,000 Digital Workers must be recruited by 2020 in order for the economy to reach its full potential.

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Screenshot... the easy way to insert screen captures into a Word Document, Excel Spreadsheet or PowerPoint Presentation.  Have you used it yet?

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So, you’ve carried out a skills assessment, collated everyone’s availability, organised a training room, booked a trainer and successfully had the course delivered. Everyone attended, the evaluation forms suggest that it was a successful event and the delegates all return to their workplace after an enjoyable day out of the office.   That’s it, right? Well, no, that’s just the start…

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Is your organisation thinking of implementing tablets and/or SmartPhones as part of your mobile strategy?  Have you recently rolled-out the Apple iPad to your employees?  Well, you're not alone. 

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So, Office 2013 is now out, available as either the desktop software or as part of the Office 365 subscription.  So, what’s new?  Well, the answer to that is… lots!  To get you started, here’s three new features.

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The mouse is having one of those days... it's not working well or, even worse, someone has pinched it !   Moving between the ribbons in Office and selecting the smaller icons can be tricky.  So, why not use the keyboard to navigate the ribbons instead? 

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The mouse is having one of those days… it’s not working well or, even worse, someone has pinched it !   Moving between the ribbons in Office and selecting the smaller icons can be tricky.  So, why not use the keyboard to navigate the ribbons instead? 

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Do you sometimes find it difficult to locate particular icons on the Office 2010 ribbons? There are so many icons, some of which you don't need or use, and the one you're looking for can easily be lost in the crowd.

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