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Determine what size the window of your app will be the next time you...

We all use more than one application at any time. Usually they open in full screen. This is not always what we want. Many of my students these days are lucky...
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How to make a cell change colour of the background whilst typing in new...

In my training course the other day a student asked me how they could make Excel change the background of a cell when they typed in a new word. The simplest...
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Using dates that automatically update in Excel

In a previous tip I showed you that you can input dates three different ways into a spreadsheet. One of them was the formula that allowed the result change every day,...
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Do you need a date to automatically, or not, update in Excel?

There are a few ways to input dates into a spreadsheet. One, you can type the date you require in the format you like. Two, you can type a formula that...
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Create a Shortcut key for the strikethrough effect in Word

I had a student approach me the other day who asked if there were shortcut keys to change a highlighted word into bold or underlined or even italic. And could you...
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When two files have almost the same headings and need to be combined.

In my last tip I wrote about how to combine, or consolidate, two or more spreadsheets that had the same layout and headings. These needed to be combined in an all-inclusive...
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Two spreadsheets that need to come together? Consolidation might be the answer.

You may well be tasked with creating one spreadsheet that has data coming from two or more spreadsheets. This could be a daunting prospect if you do not know about “consolidation”....
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These mysterious non-printing characters. What are they?

Do you get a word document sent to you that looks badly laid out with things not sitting quite where they should be. When you try to correct them or add...
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All things Page Break in Word

Microsoft Word is a word processor that creates the documents you require in a text format. The length of each page is governed by the size of paper you have chosen...
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Dual screen for the price and space of one.

I do sometimes wish that every person in a company goes through a proper introduction to their PC on the induction course when then first join the company and then every...

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