PowerPoint – add additional text, formatting and your logo to audience handouts

SharynAvatarBlog120x120PROBLEM: tackling the job of creating professional looking audience hand-outs for a presentation.

SOLUTION: learn how to print hand-outs straight from PowerPoint, or export your slides and notes to Word to include additional branding and info. Continue reading PowerPoint – add additional text, formatting and your logo to audience handouts

Do your documents reflect well on your organisation?

SusanCarlowAvatar120x120Most of us have used a template in the past to create a presentation or start a document, and many of us are guilty of reusing the last great version of a document as a starting point instead of locating and using a template.  This pragmatic approach helps to avoid wheel reinvention and utilises the efforts of the clever person who created the file in the first place – however, the problem with reusing a last good version versus using a template is that your new file takes on any issues that existed in the original doc, and you could very likely be using out of date branding, terminology and styles.

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Upgrading to Windows 10 – Review

SusanCarlowAvatar120x120My family shared their mixed opinions about Windows 10 over the break – oh yes, we really know how to let loose and relax on holiday!  My sister-in-law plans to avoid upgrading for as long as possible, she more than once stated she’d go back to the good ole days of Win XP, given half a chance.  My mother lamented the fact her laptop had automatically updated to Win 10, whereas Dad said he was really enjoying the latest version, and that he found it more stable and user-friendly than previous Windows versions.  Yup, the actual words “user-friendly” and “version” came out of my 71 year old father’s mouth.  These are truly digital times.

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Prepare your business for Office 365

SusanCarlowAvatar120x120If you’re planning to move to Office 365, here are some things to consider that’ll help you prepare your business for life in the cloud. Continue reading Prepare your business for Office 365

Windows 10 – things I love, things I had to search for, habits I’m having to break and what I wasn’t happy about

SharynAvatarBlog120x120Upgrading to Windows 10 doesn’t have to be scary.  In fact I have definitely found a lot of positives and only one mild negative after making the leap. Continue reading Windows 10 – things I love, things I had to search for, habits I’m having to break and what I wasn’t happy about

Notifying others that you are out of the office

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Microsoft Outlook’s auto reply (AKA out of office assistant) is a convenient and easy to use tool that automatically notifies folk who email you when you’re out of the office and may not be able to read or reply to their message for a period of time. It’s particularly useful when you take leave or go on holiday. Continue reading Notifying others that you are out of the office

8 great tips for those that need to access work while out of the office

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If you have Office 365, you’re able to access your emails, calendar and documents from any device as long as you have an internet connection. So, if you travel far or stay close to home over these holidays, you can use a laptop, desktop, tablet or phone to access your work files and information. Continue reading 8 great tips for those that need to access work while out of the office

Managing Meetings using OneNote

SusanCarlowAvatar120x120Ahh…glorious OneNote. The more I use it the more I love it.

For some reason OneNote still seems to be a well-kept secret, but it shouldn’t be, as it’s a brilliant tool for research, planning and collaborating with colleagues and partners.

In this post I’m going to share how OneNote’s awesome digital note-taking features with Outlook integration promote super-efficiency around managing meetings.   Continue reading Managing Meetings using OneNote

Manage leave requests online using SharePoint

SusanCarlowAvatar120x120The holiday season is shortly upon us. Soon employees will be clamouring to put in their leave requests and plan time away to recharge and celebrate the festivities.  My family are planning for a quiet Christmas at home this year, and a relaxing time in sunny Northland early in the New Year. Eek – I’d better get my leave form in! Continue reading Manage leave requests online using SharePoint