Your Business Quick Tip Newsletter
Vol 20 No #204 – 14th October 2021
- The Magical N
- Another Two Great Software Tips
- Personalised Live Interactive Online Training
- One of Many Google Calendar Diamonds
- Make it Easy – Recycling at Home
The Magical N
Do you know this simply marvelous ‘universal’ shortcut – Control + N (PC) Command +N (Mac)?
If not, I promise once you try it and repeat for memory, you’ll use it repetitively everyday.
What does N do? No matter what software you are in, it will create a “NEW” item – be it an email, a (Microsoft product), a new Chrome window. It will create a new ‘’one’’ of whatever you’re in. However, for Google programs – it will only open a new browser tab because it’s browser based (hope this makes sense).
Another Two Great Software TIps
1. Too Much Text
Don’t you hate it when you’re using Excel or Google Sheets and there’s too much text in a cell? You either have to click it to read the content or wrap text (which gives lots of huge cells which you don’t need).
Instead, create a In Line Break. This breaks the text where you select and puts it on a second line withing the same cell.
Both Excel and Google Sheets:
- Double-click the cell in which you want to insert a line break.
- Click the location where you want to break the line.
- Press ALT+ENTER to insert the line break on PC’s
- Press Control + Option + Enter to insert the line break on MAC’s
2. Current Date Always
Would you like to place or keep the current date in a worksheet? It could be in a template base you have.
It’s very simple to do. For both Excel and Google Sheets all you do is type in the cell:
Personalised Live Interactive Online Training
Are you self-taught and use either Microsoft or Google Office software?
Have you recently changed from using Microsoft to Google or vice versa?
Would you like to learn how-to:
- Use any of the Microsoft or Google Office products more effectively?
- Improve your online presence without Facebook or LinkedIn and get results?
- Become more memorable and persuasive?
- Produce your own profitable newsletter?
- Understand technology change and hacking?
If you can say yes to any of these pain points, I will work with you to help you free up time and improve business results. Everything will be customised to your problems, software use, knowledge and learning objectives;
One of Many Google Calendar Diamonds
For many, one of the most hectic jobs is keeping track of schedules and the many commitments of an entire family, and work. Appointments. Travel (we wish) . Sports. Meetings. Things to do. The problem is – everyone keeps different diaries / software.
One glorious feature of Google Calendar is the ability to view, share and create multiple calendars. So why not consider creating your own family Google calendar to share?
In your Google Calendar,
- Share click on the three dots to the right and select share
- New Add calendar > Create New
- Yellow is our family campervan’ calendar. All six children have access and they can book it. Liz and Georgia has it reserved.
- Red is my calendar.
- The Turquoise is the NZ Public holiday calendar they I subscribed to.
- Green is my husbands Steve – his meeting.
A few family ideas:
- Highlight school holidays for 2022 so you can see in a snap when something might conflict
- Add committee meetings, parties, school meetings, planned time off of work, etc.
- Birthdays of friends and relatives
- Important work dates
- Add on a To-Do list from the Task side bar
Make it Easy – Recycling at Home
Since we’re home much more now, here’s a quick easy way to keep everyone recycling.
Keep a big box by the front door (and if possilbe a container outside and below the kitchen window) to make it easy for the whole family to recycle. From toilet rolls to aluminum foil; newspaper and all plastics. Simply walk it to the front door or drop out the kitchen window.
If you’re composting, then a simply click top container under the sink will be handy for collecting leftover food, scraps, peelings and also used paper napkins etc. This makes it so easy to collect and store your kitchen composting material.