Data literacy · Digital communication · ICT proficiency · Uncategorized · Word

#469 Merge & split table cells

Another “it’s only easy if you know it” tip for today. An academic asked me today how to do this and so it seems likely that this is something other people are also unsure how to merge and split cells in a table. This can really make your table much easier to read, and is… Continue reading #469 Merge & split table cells

Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Timesavers · Top tip

#464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook

Creating a calendar group in Outlook is a top time saving tip that I recently discovered through talking to a colleague. If you share a lot of calendars, you can organise them by group instead of having them listed alphabetically. This is great if you have a massive long list of shared calendars, but even… Continue reading #464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook

Classroom technology · PowerPoint · Timesavers · Uncategorized

#462 Liveslides: quickly embed websites into PowerPoint

  Liveslides is a PowerPoint add-on that will allow you to quickly embed a website into your presentation. This useful tool will mean that you will no longer need to switch between several windows whilst giving a presentation. To view the website, you must have the add-on installed, so if you plan on sharing the… Continue reading #462 Liveslides: quickly embed websites into PowerPoint

Images · Media literacy · PowerPoint · Uncategorized

#457 Giphy: Animate your images

In #357 we showed you how to add a gif to a PowerPoint, but what if the perfect gif doesn’t already exist? Don’t worry, in just a few simple steps you can animate an image, creating a gif to suit your needs! In this video we will take you through creating and exporting an image,… Continue reading #457 Giphy: Animate your images

Timesavers · Top tip · Uncategorized · Word

#452 Snappier styles with new keyboard shortcuts

A few posts ago we showed you how easy it is to create a new style in a Word document. In this video we’ll show you how to make that style even easier to apply, by allocating it a new keyboard shortcut! Missed how to create your own styles, catch up now: #446 Define Styles in… Continue reading #452 Snappier styles with new keyboard shortcuts

Accessibility · Digital creation · ICT proficiency · Timesavers · Top tip · Word

#446 Define Styles in Word: Ctrl + Shift + S shortcut

A really quick and easy way to define your styles in Word is to use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + S. For example, if you want to change the style of a title, place your mouse on the title and click Ctrl + Shift + S. Click Modify to modify the style. You can… Continue reading #446 Define Styles in Word: Ctrl + Shift + S shortcut