Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mailshot - 19th June 2017 - MS Examination Packs, Why Power BI and CAT Blogs

Greetings from our team at Charis Alexandra Training Ltd (CAT Training Ltd),
With the Election still at the forefront of our minds we wanted to assure you that CAT Training will continue to provide its high calibre IT training services regardless of other changes that may take effect. Please continue reading for some updates on what we can offer you:


Microsoft Examination Packs
As a Certified Test Centre, we are aware how self-study for Microsoft examinations has gained in popularity. Unfortunately, though we hope all the students who sit exams at our Centre pass first time, this is not always the case.
We cannot safeguard students from disappointment, but CAT Training does offer a practical and cost effective way to help you achieve your goal through our Exam Pack option. The Exam Pack combines the following elements, with real savings when compared to the cost of purchasing the different elements separately:
•  Examination Voucher to sit the examination
•  A Free Re-take Voucher, allowing you to re-take the examination within 30 days at no additional cost
•  Access to online preparatory material, allowing you to gain familiarity with the online exam environment along with practice tests
•  Official Course Manual

Candidates who use our Exam Packs demonstrate a higher percentage of passing than those opting to self-study at their own pace using other learning material.
Our Testing Centre facilities are well known and popular, with candidates from the north of the country visiting us even though they have closer Testing Centres. We also often have candidates sit multiple exams on the same day.
For those wishing to achieve Mastery Certification, we also have a special offer - purchasing four exam packs together we will give you the fourth pack for free.
More information on how we support examinations is available from our website: Exams

We also offer training courses to help you study for formal Microsoft examinations. Our range of Examination Study courses take you through the Microsoft set course of study leading to formal examinations – please see our website for more details:  Exam Study Courses

Our Examination Study courses are not restricted just to those wishing to take formal examinations, but can benefit anyone wishing to study Microsoft applications in greater depth. Additionally, please remember we offer a comprehensive range of IT training course that supplement the Microsoft set course outlines for Examination Study courses, which will help you and your staff develop well rounded IT know how. Information on our full range of courses can be found at:   Course Index
Why Power BI?
You may have heard of Power BI but wondered what it is and why you or your organization would want to use it?
Power BI from Microsoft is a suite of business analytics tools designed to improve analysis and sharing of data. It provides easy to use dashboards, interactive reports and visualizations to bring your data to life, updated in real time – allowing easier sharing and analysis of data, with greater understanding, speed and efficiency. With one click, you can explore the data behind the dashboard, using intuitive tools that make finding answers easy.
To find our more details on Power BI including an idea of its capabilities and how its visualizations and analytics functions look, please refer to our Blog page Power BI Blog
Also, we offer training that will help you develop your understanding and ways to use the power of Power BI Desktop – more details can be found at Power BI Courses , or contact our team to discuss options.

CAT Blogs
If you have an interest in expanding your IT knowledge then please see the Blog area on our website, where we share a range of bite size articles, How To guides and hints & tips. This area is free to access and is updated regularly to provide a wide ranging source of resource material. You may also find our Blogs useful to identify areas of learning that you would like to explore further through more structured learning. Click this link to view our Blog area CAT Blogs .

Best regards and thank you for your time. Our apologies for adding to your mailbox but we hope this communication may prove of interest to you.

Please feel free to contact us about any of the topics above, or if you would like to discuss how we can help you.

The CAT Team

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Hints - Apple PowerPoint - Print your PowerPoint slides or hand-outs

You can use PowerPoint to print your slides (one slide per page), print slides with presenter notes, or print an outline. You can also print hand-outs of your presentation — with one, two, three, four, six, or nine slides on a page. Your audience can then use these hand-outs to follow along as you give your presentation or they can keep them for future reference. 

The three-slides-per-page handout includes lines that your audience can use to take notes.

On your PC, you can set the slide size, page orientation, and starting slide number, set printing options, and save your print settings. (For help on printing in PowerPoint 2007, see Print your slides.)
  1. Click File > Print
  2. Specify how many copies you want to print.
  3.         Ensure that the selected printer is the one you want to use.

Click the down arrow, as illustrated, to see more printer options, including the Add Printer command that helps you connect to a different printer available on your network:

4. If you're through setting print options, select Print. Otherwise, continue to mark other settings (such as which slides to print and the layout for notes or hand-outs) as described in the following procedures.

If you decide not to print after you've opened the Print dialog box, just switch to another tab on the PowerPoint ribbon, such as Home, to dismiss the Print dialog box.

Specify which pages to print

By default, the first option under Settings in the Print dialog box is set to Print All Slides.
If you don't want to print all slides, in the Slides box, you can type the numbers of the slides to be printed. Type individual slide numbers and/or hyphenated ranges of slides, and separate them with commas (spaces are not necessary): 

For example, typing: 1,3,5-7,10 would print slides 1,3, 5, 6, 7, and 10. 
You can also click the down arrow and change Print All Slides to another option such as Print Current Slide or Print Selection:

Print notes and slides

When you print speaker notes, you get one slide per page, with space allotted for speaker notes below the slide. The Preview pane in the Print dialog box shows you what your printed page will look like.
  1. In the Print dialog box, under Settings, select the second box (which by default is set to Full Page Slides) to expand the list of options. Then, under Print Layout, select Notes Pages.

2. If you're through setting print options, select Print. Otherwise, continue to mark other settings as described in the other procedures in this article.
The other options under Print Layout, and all of the options under Hand-outs, only print slides or slide content, not speaker notes.

Print hand-outs

You can print hand-outs that show 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 9 slides per page. If you print three slides per page, the slides appear on the left side of the page with printed lines for note-taking on the right side of the page. This "three-up" layout is the only one that includes printed lines for note-taking.
(For information on handout design, such as how to set up slide layouts and orientation or to change your headers, footers, or background, see Create or change a presentation's handout.)
  1. 1. In the Print dialog box, under Settings, select the second box (which by default is set to Full Page Slides) to expand the list of options. Then, under Hand-outs, select the page layout you want. 

Print full-page slides

With this option you get one slide per page. The orientation (Landscape or Portrait) of the printed pages is automatically matched to the orientation of your slide layout.
  1. 1. In the Print dialog box, under Settings, ensure that the second box is set to Full Page Slides. If it isn't, click the down arrow on the control to expand the list of options. Then, under Print Layout, select Full Page Slides.

Print an outline

Print quality for graphics, page type, and page orientation

Choose a colour option

Select the Colour list, and then select one of the following:

Save default Print settings for a particular presentation

Set the slide size, page orientation, and starting slide number

Preview a presentation before printing

Set printing options and then print your slides or hand-outs

Hints - Apple - PowerPoint Hints

Start the Show Instantly
We've all seen too much of presenter's laptop screens, full of messy icon-strewn desktops or unread emails, as they try to start a PowerPoint presentation. Get right to it by naming the file with a .PPS (or .PPSX) file extension. That's a PowerPoint Show, and a quick double click on it goes right into the slideshow, not PowerPoint editing mode. Click Esc to exit the slideshow
Go B or W to Get the Focus on You
When you're presenting, the slides are meant to help you, the speaker—not become a distraction. When the time comes to make sure the audience is paying attention to you alone, hit the B key to send the screen to a complete black out, or the W key to go to a white out. Then hit any key or click with the mouse to get back to the slides. It's a good technique to get all eyes on you, even if the slide is full of notes, animation, or video. 
Skip the Bullets
Take a cue from Steve Jobs and Tim Cook. Bulleted lists don't look right. The smart way to do a list is to drop each list item in one at a time, preferably next to some big image that is the real focus. Give each list item its own due as you talk...but never with the bullets. 

Easily Capture Screenshots
If your presentation is all about demoing something that's usually on your computer screen, PowerPoint makes it easy to grab screenshots. On the Insert tab, click the Screenshot icon, and you'll see a thumbnail of each of your currently open windows. Resize the window to show exactly what you want first, then come back and select it—it'll get dropped into the slide you're editing.

Start with a Blank Canvas
A lot of people blame bad slide presentations on one culprit: pre-made slide templates. There are plenty of them included with PowerPoint, and thousands of them online, for free and for sale. The best thing you can do to make a presentation your own is to start from nothing. Bring up the blank, personalize it with your own art, and use some unique fonts. It goes a long way toward making something unique and memorable to the audience.

Keep Selection Pane Handy
On the Home tab, go to the Editing section and choose Select >Selection Pane. It'll appear on the right side (you can drag it to the left). Keep it open while you're working—this the control panel that allows you to not only name every element on the screen, but re-arrange the order of the layers of items (for example, if a picture is behind the text, move it up). Click the little eye icon next to each element to hide it so you can concentrate on the other areas.

Insert Pics From Flickr, OneNote
Go to the Insert tab and select Online Pictures. Among the options you'll see for picture insertion are the standard things like Office.com Clip Art and Bing Image Search (make sure they're Creative Commons images!), but also Flickr, OneNote, and Facebook. A quick click on each will tie your Microsoft account to the accounts in question (in Flickr's case, it's your Yahoo ID), so you can snag pics from your account to insert. Click the See More option and there's a search box. You can't search other people's accounts, just your own. So Flickr users, you still have to visit the site to download great, high-resolution Creative Commons free-to-use images in your presentation.

Animate Your Charts
Sticking an Excel-esque chart is about as simple as it gets in PowerPoint: Go to the Insert Tab, click Chart, and it'll stick one in with sample info you can easily replace. What's cool: animating the chart one element at a time. Once you've inserted a chart, click the Animations tab, then turn on the Animations Pane, and then click Add Animation. Pick an animated effect. Then, in the Animation Pane where you see the entry for the chart's animation, right click and select Effect Options. This lets you add sound and change the animation timing, but on the final tab—Chart Animation—change Group Chart from "As One Object" to "By Category." Then, when the chart is show on screen, it'll appear one element at a time as you click, with bars or pieces of pie arriving one after the other, as if each was its own slide. 

Use Reading View to Preview
You don't have to jump to the slideshow mode to see what the presentation will look like as you work. Switch to the Reading View, one of the choices on the View tab, and you'll get an instant inkling, without PowerPoint taking over the entire screen (including the Windows toolbar). The even quicker way: click the "open book" icon in the status bar at the bottom of PowerPoint to quickly skip back and forth. 
Set Up a Kiosk Presentation
Kiosk mode is when your presentation is set to just play, over and over again, whether with human intervention or not. Either way, it just plays and doesn't skip out to give the viewer access to the desktop. It's perfect for trade shows and, naturally, kiosks like you'd find in a mall.

To do it, click the Slide Show tab, select Set Up Slide Show, and in the dialog box click next to Browsed at kiosk (full screen). You can also set it to loop continuously, or even to skip audio narration you've built in, or any animations. After that, go to the Transitions tab to the Duration box, so you can set a time for how long a slide will show—the time is in seconds. If you click Apply to All, it assigns that timing to each slide, of course.

The secret to escaping kiosk mode presentations? Hit Esc key.

Output to Video
The other option for a kiosk-like presentation that just plays and plays, is to output the entire slide deck to a video format. It'll use the transition times you've preset, the audio you've recorded to play with each slide, even the animations you've set in each slide. (Videos, too, if they're from your hard drive—it doesn't output an embedded video from YouTube or the like.) The resulting WMA or MP4 file works like a charm in a player like VLC Player, which can itself be set to full screen with a constant loop. 

Make Music Extend Over Multiple Slides
Inserting Audio in a slide is easy—you click the Insert tab, select Audio, and you can pick from Online Audio (though it never works for me—I only get Microsoft Clip Art as an option with nothing to choose from; MS needs a deal with SoundCloud), audio on your hard drive like an MP3 file, or the option to record your own narration. By default, any audio inserted on a slide plays for just that slide. You can change that.

Click the speaker icon that shows you've got embedded audio. You'll see Audio Tools above the tabs at the top. Select the new Playback tab. In the Start section, check the box for "Play Across Slides." That's it—now the audio will play across the next few slides, until the music runs out. Better yet, click Trim Audio to get just the chunk of it you need. You can also make the music icon invisible by checking "Hide During Show," but that makes it impossible to click it and start the audio. (It's a good idea to use it when outputting the slides to video, however.)

This doesn't really work well with voice overs, but you can try it. Each audio embed has its own volume slider, so turn down the overall loudness on a musical background track if you plan to insert other audio. 
Don't Copy & Paste; Duplicate. 
You can hit Ctlr-C to copy and Ctrl-V to paste constantly if you have to reuse an element on a slide over and over. Duplication is easier: hold Ctrl while you click and drag on the object in question. It'll make an exact dupe. Keep selecting and making dupes and they'll all evenly space themselves out, too.

The big thing to dupe is entire slide or set of slides. Just select one or more slides in the left navigation pane, go to Insert, click New Slide menu, and select Duplicate Selected Slides. 

Animate Anything
You can grab just about any element of a PPT slide and make it move. Select the element, go to the Animations tab, and at the right end of the Animations Gallery, click the down arrow to get "More." There will be many, many motion options to pick from for how an element appears, gets emphasis, or disappears—but for animated motion, go to the fourth section. If you pick Custom Path, you can get the object to do just about any wild motions you want on the screen before it settles down.

Of course, one of the rules of good presentations tends to be don't animate anything if you can help it. So keep that in mind. No one wants an audience with motion sickness. 

Combine Shapes
You can insert lots of pre-created shapes from the Insert tab. But did you know you can mix and match them to make unique new shapes? Just put them where you want, select all the objects, click the Drawing Tools > Format tab, and use the Merge shapes menu to make some something new that combines them, subtract one from the other where they intersect, and other fun options. It's a cool way to make a Venn Diagram. That tool even works with text and images, so you could insert a picture into a shape, pictures into a word, or insert text into a shape. 

Remove Picture Backgrounds

You can clean up an image by taking out the background. Select it, click the Picture Tools > Format tab, then click Remove Background. It's almost that simple, but what you'll see is an image coated in purple—everything in that color is what PowerPoint wants to remove. You need to adjust it with the Mark Areas to Keep and Mark Areas to Remove tools. First adjust the area so you get all of the picture you want—it'll try to crop it tight. When you use one of the tools, click and drag lines to show what should stay or go (minus sign means it'll be deleted), or just click different spots. Click on Keep Changes to kill that background dead. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Power BI Desktop Training - Learn how to create stunning reports and visualizations

Power BI Desktop Training - Learn how to create stunning reports and visualizations 

Power BI Desktop from Microsoft provides access to a suite of business analytics tools designed to improve analysis and sharing of data. It provides easy to use dashboards, interactive reports and visualizations to bring your data to life, updated in real time – allowing easier sharing and analysis of data, with greater understanding, speed and efficiency. With one click, you can explore the data behind the dashboard, using intuitive tools that make finding answers easy.
Power BI Desktop puts visual analytics at your fingertips with intuitive report authoring. Drag-and-drop to place content exactly where you want it on the flexible and fluid canvas. Quickly discover patterns as you explore a single unified view of linked, interactive visualizations

Audience: Power BI Desktop is part of the suite of tools from Microsoft which enable data to be analyzed and published from a variety of sources. With Power BI Desktop, you get a report authoring tool that enables you to connect to and query data from different sources using the Query Editor. From the datasets you build with Query Editor you can create Reports and Visualizations or dashboards within Power BI Desktop. Reports can then be published. This course covers the use of Power BI Desktop to connect to data, create Visualizations, query the data and publish reports.
Please Note: This Microsoft Power BI training course does not cover Microsoft’s Power BI Pro, Power BI accessed via Office 365 or SharePoint Services.

• Please note that this course is not suitable for new Excel or database users
• An understanding of basic data concepts
• Ability to create, format chart outputs
• Be able to create formulas using standard aggregate functions

Public Courses for Power BI £240.00/Day +Vat

Course Duration: 2 days

Course Types: Group bookings, public courses, 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses.

Course Location: This Power BI Desktop training course is delivered at our training centre in London situated close to Liverpool street station. Training can also be delivered at your offices. Tailored course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.

After completing this course, students will understand:
• Power BI Desktop concepts and main features
• Data Sources compatible with Power BI Desktop
• Connecting to Data with Power BI Desktop
• How to explore Data Visualizations
• Application of Common Query Tasks to Shape Data in Power BI Desktop
• Creation and publishing Reports

Module 1: Getting Started with Power BI Desktop
Power BI Concepts and Overview
Introduction to Main Features
Filters and Queries

Module 2: Connecting to Data Sources with Power BI Desktop
Data Sources Power BI Desktop will connect to
Data Types and Properties in Power BI Desktop
Import and Enter Data
Get Data and Query Editor
Introducing the Query Editor
Using the Query Editor to Connect to Data
Combining Data Sources as a Mash Up
Working with Relationships in Data

Module 3: Data Visualizations
Overview of Data Visualizations
Tables and Matrix Views
Applying Conditional Formats
Interactive Data and Date Slicers
Drill Visualizations to see underlying data
Create Reusable Field Hierarchies
Record Grouping and Binning in Visualizations
Drill Visualizations with using Dates
Analytics and Forecast Lines in Visualizations
Creating Role Based Views
Data Categories, Geo-Data and Maps

Module 4: Querying and Shaping the Data
Common Activities using Query Editor
Pivot and Group By
Creating Custom Calculated Columns
Adding Conditional Columns
Introduction to DAX Expressions

Module 5: 
Reports and Output Options
Report Elements and Options
Working with Pages
Adding Graphics
Visual and Filter Settings
Export Power BI Data to CSV
Create a Power BI Template


We can deliver Microsoft Power BI Desktop training courses at your site or our Training Centre in London.

Please call us on 08001601666 to discuss how we can help you use Microsoft Power BI.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Hints - Office 365 - Modern Attachments

Outlook now includes a list of your most recently used Office documents in the Ribbon or so that you can quickly find a document you want to attach to your email by picking it from the dropdown options.

For files saved in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or SharePoint, you have the option to share them as an “Edit” or “View only” link instead of as a traditional attachment, so that everyone can work on one copy of a document instead of several. Recipients receive a link to the document and cloud-based attachments behave like traditional attachments and can be filtered as attachments. 

Hints- Office Mobile Apps on Windows 10

The Office mobile apps are perfect for on-the-go productivity on Windows 10 tablets and phones. 

Touchfirst Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps help you do great work anywhere, anytime, with documents in full fidelity across all your Windows 10 devices. 

Every new phone and small tablet running Windows 10 comes pre-installed with Office mobile apps, so you can be productive right away. 

Hints - Office 365 - Cortana and Office 365

Cortana is your truly personal digital assistant, working across all your Windows 10 devices to help you get things done at home, at work and on the go. 

By learning more about you over time, Cortana becomes more useful every day, staying transparent and keeping your trust.*

Cortana gets even better as she connects to your Office 365 business account, making it easy for you to quickly glance at your day, know what's next and take action. She can even help you prepare for upcoming meetings, surface related files, take notes, and get proactive insights about important people so you stay on top of your world.

*Cortana is available in select markets, experience may vary by region and device. 

Hints - Excel - Excel TYPE Function

Basic Description
For a supplied value, the Excel TYPE function returns an integer that represents the value's data type.
The syntax of the function is:
TYPE( value )
Where the supplied value is the value (or a reference to a cell containing the value) that you want to know the type of.

The integers returned by the Excel Type function and their corresponding data types are shown in the table below:

Excel Type Function Examples
The following spreadsheet shows examples of the Excel Type function

Note that in cell A7 of the spreadsheet, the Type function has evaluated the empty cell B7 as the value 0. The function has therefore returned the integer 1, to denote a numeric value.

Hints - Understanding Image Types

Image File Format definitions 

There are two image main image file format definitions used in a typical graphic design project. Raster (or bitmap) images and vector images.

Raster images

Raster images are generally photographs or images made up of pixels. These images are resolution-dependent, meaning that their physical size is directly associated with their resolution (the number of Dots (pixels) per Square Inch or DPI that they contain).
Raster images are the most common electronic medium for continuous-tone images, such as photographs or images created in painting programs, because they can represent subtle gradations of shades and colour. Bitmap images are resolution-dependent. This means that they represent a fixed number of pixels. As a result, they can appear jagged and lose detail if they are scaled on-screen or if they are printed at a higher resolution than they were created for.

Vector graphics 

Drawing programs such as Adobe Illustrator create vector graphics, made of lines and curves defined by mathematical objects called vectors. Vectors describe graphics according to their geometric characteristics. For example, a windmill drawn as a vector graphic is made up of a mathematical definition of shapes drawn with a certain height and width, set at a specific location, and filled with a specific colour. You can move, resize, or change the colour of the windmill without losing the quality of the graphic.
A vector graphic is resolution-independent - that is, it can be scaled to any size and printed on any output device at any resolution without losing its detail or clarity. As a result, vector graphics are the best choice for type (especially small type) and bold graphics that must retain crisp lines when scaled to various sizes - for example, logos.

File format differences

Images: RAW, Tiff, BMP, and PNG are all lossless image formats

Images: JPEG and GIF are lossy image formats

If you want to put a photo on the web, you should use a lossy format to reduce that photo’s size. (but keep a backup of the original lossless file)

If you’re printing the photo professionally, you’ll probably want to use a lossless format during the editing process. (Note that, for screenshots, PNG is a lossless format that can create appropriately-sized, sharp screenshots out of the flat colors found on computer screens. 
However, PNG becomes much larger if it’s used for photos, which contain much more jumbled up colors from the real world.)

Raw Files (non-destructive edits)
Raw image files give your photos so much more. 
Raw files contain unprocessed data from your camera and are sometimes referred to as digital negatives. Since you have all the original data to work with, you can make bigger corrections when you process your photos.

Adobe Camera Raw can open most raw image formats from professional and midrange digital cameras. Using the Camera Raw editing tools, you can fix color problems and uncover more details hidden in shadows and blown-out highlights.

Adobe Camera Raw lets you correct many image perspective and lens flaws by synching the raw file with your specific camera and lens profile. It also offers additional ways to correct lens distortion

Use Adobe Camera Raw as a filter to make non-destructive edits to all your images and layers.

The way it was described to me is the raw system creates a recipe card that you apply to the image. you can create many recipe cards and switch between them leaving all the original data intact this only possible because the raw data is intact when you set your camera to jpeg it processes at the camera level discarding information, yes the file are smaller but you can’t get back what you never had.

Tip check to see if your camera shoots in Raw I have two separate cards one records JPEG the other to Raw just remember your raw SD card needs to be at least three times as big as the jpeg to capture the same amount of images

JPG: (destructive edits)

The JPG file format, short for Joint Photographic Experts Group, is a type of image compression that works best with photographs and complex images. JPGs use a compression method that removes non-human-visible colors from images to decrease file sizes. Be careful, though. If you decrease the quality of a JPG too much, you will begin to lose important color information that cannot be recovered.
The JPG file format also allows you to save progressive JPGs, which will load in stages. You may have experienced this before when visiting a website and watching as an image slowly loses its blurriness and becomes clearer.
Use JPGs for product photos, human portraits and other images where color variances are important. Do not use JPGs if you need transparency, which is the ability to see through an image and decipher the background behind it. JPGs do not support transparency.
PNGs, or Portable Network Graphics, were created as an alternative to the GIF file format, when the GIF technology was copyrighted and required permission to use. PNGs allow for 5 to 25 percent greater compression than GIFs, and with a wider range of colors. Like GIFs, PNG file formats also support transparency, but PNGs support variable transparency, where users can control the degree to which an image is transparent. 
PNGs also support image interlacing, similar to GIFs, but PNGs use two-dimensional interlacing, which makes them load twice as fast as GIF images.

A GIF, or a Graphics Interchange Format, reduces the number of colors in an image to 256, from potentially thousands of colors coming from a digital camera. GIFs also support transparency.
GIFs have the unique ability to display a sequence of images, similar to videos, called an animated GIF, which is a series of separate GIF images that are linked together to automatically create motion, or animation. Although the GIF format is still in use, it should generally be avoided in favor of the PNG format, which does nearly everything better.

Hints - Word - Pie chart

Pie charts are a popular way to show how much individual amounts—such as quarterly sales figures—contribute to a total amount—such as annual sales. Pie charts can convert one column or row of spread sheet data into a pie chart. Each slice of pie (data point) shows the size or percentage of that slice relative to the whole pie. 

Hints - Word - Insert a Table

You can insert a table by choosing from a selection of preformatted tables or by selecting the number of rows and columns that you want. You can also design your own table if you want more control over the shape of your table’s columns and rows.

Hints Word - Keyboard shortcuts speed up editing and navigation

With keyboard shortcuts, Word allows you to collect groups of text from different locations, then paste those groups in another location. Or, jump to the beginning or end of a document using keyboard navigation. You can even save or print a document just by using keyboard shortcuts.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hints - Microsoft Word - Review and Track Changes

When you’re working on a document with other people or editing a document yourself, and you need Word to mark all additions, deletions, moves, and formatting changes, turn on Track Changes to see every change. 

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Mailshot - 6th June 2017 - CAT Blogs, MOS and YouTube videos

Greetings from our team at CAT Training,
In addition to a warm welcome to the Summer sunshine, we’d like you to join us in welcoming some additions and updates to what we can offer you at CAT Training:

CAT Blogs
Rather than Blog about our favourite animal, foods or restaurants, our Blogs are aimed at sharing bite size interesting information, How To guides and hints & tips.

Our Blogs are all available on our website, and the area has become so full of useful information that we've been carrying out a major review. 

We can now present to you our improved Blog area - where our comprehensive storehouse of useful information has been classified by topic areas, making navigation and finding useful postings much easier and more intuitive – click this link to view our Blog area: CAT Blogs

Why not try and see what we mean.

Why you should think about MOS
MOS stands for ‘Microsoft Office Specialist’, but please don’t be put off by the title. In fact, MOS covers a range of courses and examinations intended to align with how you use MS Office applications in everyday situations rather than being focused on the IT technician. 

The aim of MOS training is to help you get the most out of the richness of the MS Office suite to benefit your working life by unlocking in practical and useful terms how to make the most of the deeper functions available in Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access. This can directly improve personal performance and productivity within organisations. Career-wise, MOS can also open doors as it is the only globally recognised Certification for Microsoft Office. 

We offer a variety of ways to study. You do not need to take exams if you don’t want to, our courses will bring out in practical ways many functions that will help you improve your skills and achieve business benefits. Check out the Blogs on our website for more information about MOS, including the range of courses we offer, exams and prices – see more via this link CAT MOS

YouTube videos
We at CAT are embracing the power of social media. In addition to our Twitter feed and Facebook page please look out for our instructional videos that will be appearing soon on YouTube. We hope you find these interesting and useful.

Best regards and thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact us about any of the topics above, or if you would like to discuss how we can help you.

CAT Team


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Tuesday, 6 June 2017