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Microsoft Office – creating chart showing only weekdays

I have some Excel data that only shows data for week days as I do not work weekends. However, when I came to chart it, it put the weekend dates in, showing blanks. This wasn’t what I wanted. Right-click on … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerPoint – how can I stop my hyperlink changing colour when it is clicked

Not everyone is using PowerPoint for presentations; some use it to produce notices or reports. If you are creating something to put on a wall, you don’t want some hyperlinks to be differently coloured to others. The reason this happens … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerPoint – entering text in Outline view

If you are a speedy typist, you don’t want to have to keep reaching for the mouse every time you want to move from a title to a bulleted list on a PowerPoint slide, or even from one slide to … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerPoint – changing default font and font size in text boxes

I was asked by a client yesterday about whether she could change the default size for text within text boxes. In the most up-to-date versions of PowerPoint, the default font is Calibri, size 18. However, many companies expect employees to … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerPoint – embedding a YouTube video into PowerPoint

If you have PowerPoint 2010 or PowerPoint 2013, you can embed a YouTube video into your presentation. Please note that requirements for online video sites (Youtube, etc.)  using PowerPoint 2010 are as follows: Flash Player 10+ Windows Media Player 10 or … Continue reading

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Transform a bulleted list to SmartArt – Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

You may want to create a slide, showing the stages in a process, which will look better if not in a straightforward bulleted list. To start with, select the bulleted list from which to create the diagram. On the Home … Continue reading

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Duplicating shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint

To duplicate shapes in PowerPoint: Draw the first shape and format it as required. Press Ctrl + D. Repeat for as many shapes as required. If you want to create a different shape but with the same proportions as the … Continue reading

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