Did you know that you can now directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Office editing in Google Drive? The great thing is that you can view version history and collaborate in real-time with others and all changes you make will be saved to the original Microsoft Office file. This is a good… Continue reading #540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive
Sometimes I find it really annoying when I’m editing and reviewing a document to see the white space between the pages as it just takes up valuable screen space. Using this quick tip you can quickly toggle between both as and when you need to. Featured image: “Light Space” by Sky Noir is licenced under CC… Continue reading #345 Get rid of the white space between your pages in Word!
This is another indispensable Windows shortcut tip – switching between Windows without using your mouse! This is so useful when you’ve got lots of Windows applications open or you want to flick back and forth between two applications. All you need to do is hold down ‘Alt’ on your keyboard then use the ‘Tab’ key… Continue reading #153 Switch between Windows without using your mouse!
Here is another handy shortcut you can use to undo any typing in Windows applications. Hold down ‘Ctrl + Z’ to undo your last action. Really useful as you’re typing away and to not interrupt your flow! This short video will show you this in action… Featured image: “Type” by SayHolaToTravis is licenced under CC BY-NC 2.0
Ever find yourself struggling to think of a word in Word? Well, Word has a nifty little synonyms feature that can quickly help you out whilst you’re writing. You don’t even need to leave the page and you can dazzle everyone with your new vocabulary. This is a super quick tutorial, less than 20 seconds….… Continue reading #122 Stuck for a word? Try Word’s synonyms
If you need to email or upload a Word document (or PowerPoint) and it is just too large, try compressing the images to shrink the size of your file. This is also a useful tip to share with students if they are uploading via Turnitin. Documents can quickly swell up if there are lots of… Continue reading #94 Compress your images to shrink your Word documents!
The format painter in Microsoft is one of those under-used, but really useful tools. It’s basically a quick and dirty way to make your text look the same across a document, email, or PowerPoint (there are other ways, but we’ll cover that later). So, if you’ve got an email where the font is all over… Continue reading #37 Format Painter
Snap was something I stumbled upon by accident when I upgraded to Windows 7 and I don’t think I could live without this little lifesaver in my toolbox. Snap lets you drag a window to one side of your screen and it perfectly snaps into place across half your monitor. Take another window and do… Continue reading #36 Windows Snap
In Word and PowerPoint 2013 there is a really easy way of removing backgrounds from your images. This helps you create more professional looking designs. It’s surprisingly easy (and effective), take a look: TIP: Once you have removed the background, simply right-click on the new image and chose ‘Save as picture’ to use your image… Continue reading #24 Pesky image background getting in the way? Remove it!