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Setting Defaults in Microsoft Office

Recently, a friend of mine who teaches high school history asked me about setting her own font and paragraph defaults in Microsoft Word. Whether you’re a teacher or student required to use Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced for your report...MS DEFAULTS - Window Open Font Dialogue box
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Outlook 2010 or 2013 - Conversation CleanUp

In Microsoft Outlook, we've been able to arrange email by date and conversation for quite some time, but the ability to reduce the redundant messages that are sitting in our Inbox as a result of replies back and forth between you and another person w...mail
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Splitting or Separating Data in Columns - And a new Quick Tool in Excel 2013

My clients come to me with a variety of questions when it comes to their software and files. One of the more common requests I get is for “cleaning” data files that need to be sorted and formatted for import to a given program. They will supply me wi...Excel 2013-Text-to-Columns-Sample-Data
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What’s the password?

Earlier this week, nearly 5 million Gmail (and other) addresses and passwords were leaked on Bitcoin Security’s Russian online forum. Google insists that the email service was not hacked, but that addresses were culled from other web services, and ma...opened combination lock
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Reducing E-Waste

Technology has come such a long way in such a short time, it can leave your head spinning. With new phones, tablets, and computers released seemingly every week, it’s hard to know when to upgrade, when to replace, and what to do with your old devices...Circuit Board SMALL
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    Chippewas of Rama First Nation

    The majority of my computer training focused on Publisher. I have received positive comments and feedback from several of my colleagues on the changes between my first attempt and current expertise creating the monthly internal newsletter for my department. They enjoy the updated format and the way in which the information is presented. 

    Deborah assisted me through a learning curve, as I had not previously had any exposure to this program prior to joining Rama. She also provided me with a refresher course on PowerPoint and Excel.  Deborah is a patient teacher and tailored the training to suit my job requirements.