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
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
Why do I do this? Because I have met so many people who assume that restricting the editing of a document by adding a password is in fact securing it so that only the holder or holders of the password can access the file. Not true! Via the Internet you can easily access a multitude of work-arounds that coach you through how to easily access the content of a restricted file. Continue reading Don’t be fooled – protecting isn’t bullet-proof
PROBLEM: when an Outlook email alert notifies us of new mail we often read the message and reply to it later. The problem is we’re reading (and thinking about) those messages twice.
SOLUTION: save time by dealing with the email once! To avoid temptation turn the email alert off!
PROBLEM: Accidentally adding “mispelled” words in to the dictionary. Unfortunately once you do this a spell check no longer sees the word as a spelling error (ahhhhhh!).
SOLUTION: Remove a misspelled word from the dictionary (phew!). Continue reading Word – Clean-up the dictionary
You may have heard the wee story about the business owner who went to his training manager and said, “Bill, I need to cut costs. How much does it cost us to run staff training courses every year?” Bill replies, “Boss, I think you need to ask yourself what it will cost us if we don’t run training courses every year”! Continue reading How to prove training is an investment, not a cost – ROI