Tame your computer - 2020's top 10 tips

In her regular series for Cambridge Network members - now in its 15th year - software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'.  This week she offers her Best of 2020 -the  top 10 tips of this year.

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This will be the last edition of the year and for the sixth year running it’s a list of your favourite, most commented-on tips from the past 12 months. Thank you for reading the tips and for continuing to support my work. When people think I’ve written something useful, it’s really gratifying!

1.       Remove redundant messages from your inbox using a shortcut (Microsoft Outlook)

2.       Quickly jump between the start and end of a row in a table (Word and Outlook)

3.       Speed up navigation in a large workbook using named ranges (Microsoft Excel)

4.       Set the name of the person who created a file to be displayed in all folders (Windows 10) 

5.       Set the Print Screen key to open screen snipping (Windows 10)

6.       View and paste your copied items from one place (Windows 10)

7.       Split first name and last name into separate cells or combine first and last name in one cell (Microsoft Excel)

8.       Automatically move messages where your name is in Cc out of your inbox (Microsoft Outlook)

9.       Quickly jump to what you want to do (Microsoft Office 2016)

10.   Stop receiving RSVPs from meeting requests (Microsoft Outlook)

Oh, and don't forget to check this out before you're off on your Christmas break; it contains five tips to prevent email overload upon your return.

That’s it for 2020. And OK, the holiday season might be different this year, but I hope you find things to celebrate!

Related tips

Best of 2019 - top 10 tips

Best of 2018 - top 10 tips

Best of 2017 - top 10 tips

Best of 2016 - top 10 tips 

Best of 2015 - top 10 tips 

21 December 2020

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at www.roem.co.uk


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