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Not only news and announcements, but a handy collection of hints and tips to help you get the most out of the software you use.

Keep shapes in proportion when drawing in PowerPoint & Slides

In our quick tip this week we show you an easy way to ensure that your shapes and lines stay regular and in proportion in PowerPoint and Google Slides, simply by using the Shift key.

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Gmail settings for easy mail management

Think you know Gmail? There are many features within the settings menu that help you manage your mailbox efficiently, many of which are seldom used but can be of great benefit. In this week’s quick tip we show you how to find and use some of these.

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Hide whitespace when reading in Word & Docs

In today’s quick tip we show you some different methods to make reading a document a little more user-friendly in Word and Docs, by hiding the whitespace and showing more text on screen.

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Select multiple tabs in Sheets and Excel

In this week’s quick tip we show you how to select multiple spreadsheet tabs in in either Word or Sheets, and apply an action to all of those tabs at once.

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Crop an image to a shape in PowerPoint & Slides

In this week’s quick tip we show you how to get more creative with images in PowerPoint and Google Slides, by using built-in tools to crop them into shapes such as circles, arrows, stars and more.

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How to see project statistics in MS Project Gantt chart view

In this week’s quick tip we show you how it’s possible to see overall project summary statistics from within the Gantt chart view in Microsoft Project by adding the project summary task.

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Translate a document quickly and easily in MS Word and Google Docs

In today’s top tip we show you a very simple and fast way to translate your document into another language, which can be used no matter whether you’re using Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

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Use SORT to keep dropdown lists in A-Z order in Excel and Google Sheets

Today’s quick tip shows you how to use the SORT function to keep your dropdown list items in A-Z sort order in Excel and Sheets. This video assumes prior knowledge of Data Validation for dropdown lists!

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Use TOROW and TOCOL to combine data into a single row or column in Sheets and Excel

In this quick tip we show you how to make use of the powerful TOROW and TOCOL functions that allow you to combine data from a range of cells into a single row or column. The process is exactly the same in Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.

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Move around an Excel workbook using the Navigation Pane

In today’s quick tip we show you how to use Excel’s Navigation Pane to quickly and easily move around within your workbooks. Quickly switch between named ranges, tables, search for content and more.

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