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Top tips

Make your daily tasks simpler

On this page you will find a collection of top tips for Word and Outlook. To access a downloadable PDF containing all the tips collated into a single document, sign up for the ‘essential document downloads’ in the sidebar. On a mobile device, this area might appear below instead.

In this guide we will be focussing on some of the unknown and well known features of Microsoft Word 2016. Most of us go through our day-to-day working life fumbling around with only the features we know. Learning a few simple tips can help you work smarter and faster.

 

Word top tip: Table of contents

Table of contents are so useful on larger documents and are actually quite straight forward to create without having to ...
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Word top tip: Automatically change date and time in regular documents

You may use the same letter or document regularly but just change one or two bits of content, normally the ...
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Word top tip: Format painter

This is a great tool from Microsoft that allows you to match formatting based on already formatted content. Let’s say ...
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Word top tip: Styles

Styles feature in word allows an author to have predefined formatting for differing parts of their document. Your title, subtitle, ...
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In this guide we will be focussing on some of the unknown and well known features of Microsoft Outlook 2016. Very few of the millions of users of outlook know how to make the most of many of its features. Learning a few simple tips can help you work smarter and faster.

 

Outlook top tip: Setting an out of office reply

Letting people know when you are unavailable can help to set the expectations of your contacts. Using an out of ...
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Outlook top tip: Create new emails and appointments quickly from any screen

Switching from application to outlook and from calendar to email to create new items takes up valuable time. Whichever view ...
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Outlook top tip: Add a document from recent

Text emails are great, but every user’s day typically requires you to add attachments, outlook already has many ways to ...
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Outlook top tip: Multiple sort your folder views.

Searching or ordering emails to find the right ones can be a nightmare for those of us who have large ...
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In this guide we will be focussing on some of the unknown and well known features of Microsoft Excel. There are very few people, if any at all, on the planet who could tell you they know every little part of excel, and I don’t know many people who wouldn’t like to know a little more – so here’s a selection of some simple and complex features we thought would come in useful.

 

Excel top tip: The $ sign for formulas

Excel uses some basic intelligence when copying and pasting formulas or dragging formulas down a row or across a column ...
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Excel top tip: Charts/Graphs

Charts and graphs are a very powerful way to display and review data you have. Excels built in features can ...
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Excel top tip: SUMIF and COUNTIF

These two surprisingly uncommon functions can do some very clever things for you on chunks of data. Individually SumIF can ...
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Excel top tip: Pivot Tables

Pivot tables allow you to quickly analyse and detail large amounts of lists and tables without the need for hundreds ...
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