In this post I want to share with you how to update an existing presentation with your company template.
I recently ran a PowerPoint course for a Sales Team. One of the biggest challenges they had was updating their existing presentations (which were large and extremely comprehensive) to the new company template. Their organisation had recently re-branded and they had been asked to ensure ALL presentations to clients were using the new template.
Before I arrived it had been a cutting and pasting frenzy. Apparently it had been taking forever and had caused a few people to become very stressed.
Within a few minutes I had them laughing at how easy it was. Continue reading PowerPoint – updating your presentation with your company template
If you are familiar with working in centimetres, not inches, it can be a tad frustrating if Word is displaying measurement settings in inches.
For example, if I wanted to set my Hanging Indents to 1.25cm I know for a fact I would be lost if my measurement settings were only being displayed in inches. Continue reading Word – How to change measurements from inches to centimetres
PROBLEM: when typing a figure into a cell in Excel the figure is displayed as a date?
SOLUTION: quickly change the format of the cell back to a format that displays numbers, not dates. Continue reading Excel – Why is my figure displayed as a date?
PROBLEM: wasting time mucking around with column widths and font sizes so that Excel worksheet data will print on one page.
SOLUTION: within seconds ensure Excel worksheets always fit to the width and height of a printed page.
Continue reading Excel – Fit your worksheet on 1 page when it prints
PROBLEM: Wasting time when applying multiple formats to text and
SOLUTION: Save formatting time using Quick Styles in Word. Continue reading Word – Applying multiple formats to text using Quick Styles
PROBLEM: wasting time manually locating words or phrases.
SOLUTION: let Word do the searching! It will locate
the phrase and highlight it right on your screen.
Continue reading Word – Put your highlighter pen away
PROBLEM: dealing with disappearing 0 (zeros) in Excel.
SOLUTION: learn how to format cells so that 0 (zeros) are
displayed. Continue reading Excel – Why does the 0 disappear?
PROBLEM: Using the mouse to perform repetitive tasks can really slow you down.
SOLUTION: Learn this group of CTRL key combination shortcuts and start saving yourself a heap of time.
PROBLEM: Do you find yourself having to change the size of your font often while you are typing? Stopping to use the mouse to select a different size can really slow you down.
SOLUTION: Start using keyboard shortcuts to quickly increase and decrease the font size.
Continue reading Word, PowerPoint & Outlook – Use shortcut keys to grow and shrink the font size
PROBLEM: making it very obvious to the reader that the document has a special condition or status.
SOLUTION: this week we are looking at how to add watermarks to a
Word document. Continue reading Word – “Confidential”, “Draft”, “Sample” document