OCTOBER TIPS

This month’s productivity tips are:

  1. Outlook – people not reading your emails?
  2. Word – how to see 2 documents at once
  3. Excel – shortcut key for a sum calculation

+     4th October courses on Sunshine Coast: “Word – the most common questions I get asked” and “Taming Outlook”

 

Outlook

When you send an email,

normally you would:

  • Address the email
  • Type in the subject
  • Enter the email text

Instead, turn this process on its head:

  • First type in the text of the email
  • Then address the email
  • Finally enter a meaningful subject

 

By reversing the process, and typing in the subject after you have typed the email, you are likely to enter a more relevant subject line - one that accurately describes the purpose of your email.

 

PS: If you want the recipient to take action when they receive your email - tell them in the subject line.

 

Word

Sitting on a plane recently I was watching a person struggle typing in MS-Word, so I asked if I could help with one thing to make your work a little easier in Word what would it be?  I ended up giving multiple useful tips.   Waiting in the luggage area, this person chased me to ask one more question “How do I see 2 documents at once?” 

  1. Assuming you have 2 documents open
  1. Make sure the document window is in “Restore Down” size, ie the middle icon in top right corner should look the image on the right
  1. Now press the [Windows] key and [Left arrow] key
  2. Assuming the next document window is in ‘Restore Down” size
  3. Press the [Windows] key and [Right arrow] key

At any time you can Maximise either of the windows

 

PS: This tip applies to all of the Microsoft (and many more) applications.

 

Excel

Want a shortcut to SUM a column? Try pressing <WINDOWS KEY> AND <LEFT ARROW KEY>

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