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Category Archives: Tips

As with any profession, there are easy snippets of information that make life simple. This category is intended to make your life with you PC or laptop…..easier

Changing your company’s email habits to increase employee happiness

It’s estimated that around 205 billion emails are sent every day, so as the main form of communication for businesses, email plays a pivotal role in our daily working lives. Yet as we have quickly embraced email with open arms … Continue reading

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How to boost productivity in 3 steps

  It’s a new year, we have new resolutions, and we’re all determined to be more productive. Technology can save us time and make us more efficient in so many ways, and at Absolutely PC we have a few favourite … Continue reading

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Using Multiple Email Signatures to Save Your Time

Do you have an email signature? Of course, who doesn’t – it would be absurd to type in all that information every time you wanted to send an email. But do you have more than one email signature?  If not … Continue reading

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Using jump lists to be productive

In Microsoft Windows 7 there are a whole load of extras you might not have heard of before, jump lists are one of the more productive features. In Windows 7 you can pin an application to the task bar which … Continue reading

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Creating a Microsoft Word Template

Click to start video In this article we are using Microsoft Word 2010 but the instructions are quite similar for Word 2007 and Word 2003. People often create documents from scratch but this can be time consuming and also result … Continue reading

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Save money on printing costs

Save money on printing costs by printing smart.  Do you despair at the cost of toners and printer inks?  Have you wondered if it is possible to reduce the cost of printing?  I wrote an article recently on reducing the … Continue reading

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Are you prepared for a cold winter?

This time last year we were watching news reports of how the country was grinding to a halt due to the snow and although we were very fortunate in Bristol, this winter has only just begun. As a business owner you make heroic … Continue reading

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Excel – Relative and Absolute Cell References

By understanding that Excel treats all references as relative it is possible to take control of the fill down command using absolute references when required. With only a small amount of theory you will be able to build spreadsheets more quickly and accurately by understanding relative and absolute references Continue reading

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Excel – using the fill down command to autofill your spreadsheet

Using the fill down command in Microsoft Excel allows an increase in speed and accuracy but in addition allows formulas to be quickly and easily used throughout a spreadsheet. Continue reading

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Excel – using the IF function to tidy up your spreadsheet

The use of the IF function in Microsoft Excel is one way to ensure that zeros and errors are not displayed on a spreadsheet but formulas contine to work. Continue reading

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Spoof email

Many of our clients have been receiving the following email

Subject: ISP DISCONNECTION WARNING – ADVISORY ABUSE NOTICE

This email is a spoof and be safely ignored / deleted. Continue reading

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Find Your Information Quickly

In Windows Vista and Windows 7 the entire contents of every email, contact, Word document, Excel document and many other documents are indexed as they are created. Which means you can search for any word or phrase within any document and windows will find it almost instantly Continue reading

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Don’t fall for a scam

Recently our office received a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft who said our system was virus infected and was causing issues as our system was trying to infect others. They offered to fix the issue remotely and since I knew this was a scam I went along with it to find out what they would try to do. Continue reading

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Is a second monitor useful?

I am often asked if a second monitor will improve productivity for a business owner or a member of staff.  In order to answer such a question, it is necessary to understand how you work. If you primarily use a single piece of software for … Continue reading

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Shortcut keys

Using shortcut keys can increase your productivity, why not pick out 1 new one a week and use it and you will find your speed increases… The WinKey button is usually located on the bottom left of the keyboard (top … Continue reading

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