PROBLEM: Wasting time flicking between the actual document and Print Preview. This can be annoying and time consuming, especially when you need to make minor alterations before printing.
SOLUTION: Use shortcut keys to print and move in and out of Print Preview.
PROBLEM: wasting time writing formulas to find the Average, Count and Sum of a range.
SOLUTION: learn how in Excel you can quickly calculate the Average, Count and Sum of a range without having to write a formula.
If you are finding yourself repeatedly making your way to the Insert tab to insert a symbol into a Word document you might like to teach yourself the shortcut keys to insert symbols.
You’ll save yourself oodles of time.
Microsoft Word has pre-defined shortcuts keys already mapped to the most popular symbols. However you can easily set your own shortcut keys to any symbol you require.
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.
PROBLEM: Creating charts. Need I say more??
SOLUTION: Learn the shortcut key that will allow you to create a charThis tip will make life a little easier for you.
If you present using PowerPoint you will love these Microsoft PowerPoint shortcut keys for running a presentation.
Even if you create presentations for other people share these tips with them. They will love you for it!
I find these super useful, especially if there isn’t a mouse available. I found them a life-saver when I was running a seminar for a large corporate and as I stood at the podium in front of a large audience I realised their IT team had set me up a keyboard but no mouse!
Increase your data entry speed using keyboard shortcuts to quickly move and select in an Excel workbook.
It doesn’t matter if it’s an Excel Stage 1, 2 or 3 course I’m running, there is always somebody who has never seen these shortcuts. I’d love a dollar for every time I have heard “that’s fantastic” when I have shared them with a class.
They love learning them as they save so much time! I hope you enjoy using them too.
Do you find yourself typing the same blocks of text again and again? Wouldn’t it be easier to record the text so that you can drop it in at will? Word has a feature that can help you do this. It’s called Quick Parts. Read more