Your Business Quick Tip Newsletter
Vol 19 No #187 – 19th August 2020
- Changing Outlooks Unread Email Default
- Saving Battery Life and Data on your Phone
- Three Wonderful Webinars
- Fabulous Excel Tips & Tricks
- Microsoft Word Magic
- Secret Diamonds of Google
- Microsoft Teams Tip
- Fantastic Google Maps Phone Tip
1. Changing Outlooks Unread Email Default
Are your Outlook emails turning to ‘read’ too soon?
You can change this easily. Don’t bother going deep into the options menu.
Instead in Outlook Email
- View Ribbon >Layout Menu > Reading Pane.
- Click Options. As the image below shows, you can then change to the number of seconds that best suits you.
P.S. For Gmail, there isn’t a general time change. On each email (as you can with Outlook) you can change the status to unread.
2. Saving Battery Life and Data on your Phone
This might sound silly, but I resent having apps on my phone working in the background. Updating themselves, sucking the phone’s power and data.
If this bothers you too, turn on Data Saver, and also disable apps from refreshing in the background.
- Disable Apps from using background data: Settings>Connections>Data Usage>Data Saver
- Reduce Power Usage> Battery > Power Mode (options are high performance, optimised, medium power saving, maximum power saving
Disabling your Background App Refresh will both extend battery life AND cut data usage because by default, it’s set to work on both WiFi and Cellular data.
- Settings>General>Background App Refresh. You can select permission App by App, or turn it completely off.
There is also a Low Power Mode you can enable.
- Settings>Battery>Low Power Mode
3. Three Wonderful Webinars: Excellent Value. Concise Learning. Hours Freed. Stress Reduced. Business Grown
- 10 September: Fabulous Excel Tips & Tricks
- 16 September: Microsoft Word Magic
- 30 September: Secret Diamonds of Google
10 September: Fabulous Excel Tips & Tricks
Want to learn how to accomplish in 15 minutes, what takes others hours; even days? Then register for this webinar.
You’ll learn tricks for, cleaning, de-duping, massaging and fixing your information. However, this webinar is not only about lists. The tips on summerising, graphing, tabulating, merging and printing will have you kicking yourself for not knowing them before.
16 September: Microsoft Word Magic
You use Word every single day. Yet how much of your time is wasted mucking around with formatting. Retyping, Tables. Margins. Editing?
This problem: solution webinar will show you the magical diamonds hidden within the Ribbons that save you a significant amount of time and stress.
No matter if you simply create letters or are an intermediate user creating long reports daily. You will learn over 25 top tips, tricks and shortcuts that will turn you into a Word Pro!
30 September: Secret Diamonds of Google
Does anything in this list interest you?
- Finding new business
- Significantly Improving your Google searches
- Putting a website online without I.T. knowledge
- Free Google advertising
- Increasing your local business opportunities
- Software equating to Microsoft but without charge?
- Surveying, creating fill in forms, sign ups easily
- Hosting private, secret videos
- Improving customer communication and service
- Reducing your personal risk of losing photos, files, videos, music
If you said yes to even one item – then you cannot miss this fabulous webinar showing you the “Free and Easy” FREASY Secret Diamonds of Google.
No. We won’t be covering Gmail or its calendar and contacts apps. We are going to look at the apps you probably haven’t heard of, or tried; but are easy and waiting for you to benefit from them.
All three Webinars Include Handouts; 24/7 One Year Follow-up; Can get certificate of completion for your CPD points; Focused. Practical. Problem/Solution format; Includes ongoing education
Sauerkraut??? Do you like it? Why I mention it is that Gut Health is so very topical now and one of the stars of it is Sauerkraut. It’s one of the go-to fermented foods (fermentation creating the good bugs that feed your gut). But heavens, in our supermarket, a small jar is anything from $8.00 – $10.00. Ouch!!!
The ingredients for sauerkraut are (ready for this) shredded cabbage and salt (about 20-30 grams for each kilogram of cabbage). The salt wilts the cabbage creating a brine it sits and ferments in. You leave it covered and wait 10 days or so – depending on how sour you like it.
That’s it!!!!! We’ve been making it for years. I won’t bother everyone with the step by step directions – you’ll find umpteen videos on it in YouTube.
If you are interested in fermentation here are two wonderful Facebook groups that focus on fermentation (there’s so much more than kraut!!!!)
5. Microsoft Teams Tip
The tip is that you can sync your Teams files on your computer so you can work on them outside of Teams, yet all changes are synced to Teams.
6. Fantastic Google Maps Phone Tip
Why are so very many cool features in software hidden?
May I share one I’ve just learnt and WISH I KNEW EARLIER?
You can Zoom in or out with one finger on Google Maps!! Yes, Indeed!!
- Simply centre the map so your focal point is in the middle.
- Double-tap anywhere on screen, keeping your finger in contact on the second tap.
- Slide your finger up to zoom in or down to zoom out.
Now I know what your thinking – I could pinch it instead. Yes, but this tip is for one handed use.