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Excel – How do I change my Pivot Table back to the classic (version 2003 and earlier) display?

If you were familiar with Pivot tables in Excel versions prior to Excel 2007 you will be very used to working with the blue lines of the Pivot Table and the ability to drag and drop data right on to the Pivot Table.

In Excel 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 Pivot Tables are now quite different. The blue lines are gone, along with the wonderful drag-and-drop feature. Read more

Upgrading to Windows 10 – Review

My family shared their mixed opinions about Windows 10 over the break – oh yes, we really know how to let loose and relax on holiday!  My sister-in-law plans to avoid upgrading for as long as possible, she more than once stated she’d go back to the good ole days of Win XP, given half a chance.  My mother lamented the fact her laptop had automatically updated to Win 10, whereas Dad said he was really enjoying the latest version, and that he found it more stable and user-friendly than previous Windows versions.  Yup, the actual words “user-friendly” and “version” came out of my 71 year old father’s mouth.  These are truly digital times.

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Prepare your business for Office 365

If you’re planning to move to Office 365, here are some things to consider that’ll help you prepare your business for life in the cloud. Read more

8 great tips for those that need to access work while out of the office

If you have Office 365, you’re able to access your emails, calendar and documents from any device as long as you have an internet connection. So, if you travel far or stay close to home over holidays, you can use a laptop, desktop, tablet or phone to access your work files and information. Read more

Managing Meetings using OneNote

Ahh…glorious OneNote. The more I use it the more I love it.

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.   Read more

Word – How can I see customised Style Headings in the Navigation pane?

I love the Headings feature on the Navigation pane in Word 2010 and 2013.  However I did find it a little frustrating when I first used it as the only Headings showing in the pane were the headings that were formatted with Word’s standard styles – Heading1, Heading2, Heading3, etc. Read more

Upgrading to Office 2013 – Why are the Ribbon commands hidden?

If you have recently upgraded to Office 2013 you will have noticed that the Ribbon is collapsed by default, and only the Ribbon tabs are visible. As a result one of the first questions I get asked when doing upgrade training is “why are the Ribbon commands hidden and how do I get them back”? Read more