Your Business Quick Tip Alert from Debbie Mayo-Smith
Vol 18 No #162 – 7th of May 2019
- Google Search Trick
- Excel Tricks
- Gmail Tip
- Uh-oh Outlook (2016/9)!!!
- Wisdom. Wonder. Work
1. Google Search Trick
Easily filter out results from the past or an incorrect timespan. Here’s how: Type whatever you’re looking for into Google’s search field on either your computer or mobile, followed by the time frame for results you want to see. For example, if you wanted to find tips on using your smartphone contacts you would put
Here’s a bonus tip. This brings up a lot of Samsung S10 tips. You can exclude them by adding a minus sign next to S10 like this “top tips smartphone contacts after:2019-02-02 -s10″
2. Excel Tricks
There was such lovely feedback from the Excel tips last month (read them here) I thought you’d enjoy a couple more.
- Colour Tabs. You can easily have your sheets ‘stand out’ with colour.
- Excel: Right click the sheet tab. Select the colour you want . There you are
- Google Sheets: On the sheet tab, click the Down arrow. Select Change color.
- Copy/move. You can easily duplicate a sheet or move it or copy and move to a new book!
- Excel: Right click the sheet tab. Select Move or Copy. Choose where in the workbook the new sheet goes or click the drop down arrow for a new book.
- Google Sheets: On the sheet tab, click the Down arrow. You have your choice of Duplicate or Copy To.
3. Gmail Tip: Gmail as a backup and archive
If Gmail is not your primary email service why not have it collect your other email accounts as a back-up and easy archive. For example my Gmail account has emails going all the way back to 2001!!!! 89,705 emails in total. (You’ll find them under All Mail, not Primary). This beats navigating a huge Outlook folder or digging through old Outlook archives and gives you access to them anytime, anywhere.
4. Uh-oh Outlook (2016/9)!!!
Has your ribbon, which was uglified with whopping big icons a few months ago, just all about disappeared to a measly few icons?
Microsoft has now pushed through the new Simplified Ribbon feature. They promote it as, a smaller, more compact ribbon with the most common commands streamlined. If you remember the painful transition in 2007 from the Menu to the Ribbon, it was because all the wonderful features of their software was hidden and they wanted to bring them out into the open.
So the Simplified Ribbon has to go back where it came from in my book. If you want your old ribbon back (unfortunately with the ugly icons still) simply go to the far right of your ribbon and click what MS calls the caret (the wee little down arrow).
5. Wisdom. Wonder. Work – A New Blog & Content
Life should not be all work. So, aside from productivity tips, are you interested in history? Travel? Living more of a life you love? Then you’ll hopefully love the new posting I am going to do, hosted on the www.debbiespeaks.com website and also hyperlinked in this newsletter. You see in addition to the conferences I speak at, Steve (hubby) and I also write and present History and Destination lectures overseas. As you read this newsletter, I’m on my way to lecture about Mediterranean Ancient and Medieval History. I thought why not share some fascinating history knowledge? In small bite sized pieces of course.
Why Was Purple Such An Expensive Dye In Ancient Times?
The ancient Phoenicians lived from 2500-550 BC and were a great sea faring and trading civilisation. They came from Tyre and Byblos – an area we know now as Lebanon. I’ll write about the amazing Phoenicians more in-depth in a future post, but now I thought you’d be interested in how they made the purple dye they were famous for. Tyrian Purple.
The Ancient Greeks gave the Phoenicians their name, which means People Of The Purple because of the purple dye they made. The founded the ancient city of Carteia, (near Gibraltar) in 940 BC which was a major centre for the manufacture and export of their purple dye. continue reading here…
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