Your Business Quick Tip Alert from Debbie Mayo-Smith
Vol 18 No #160 – 12th of March 2019
- Great MS Office Shortcut
- New iPhone/iPad Software Feature Screen Time
- Please Can You Help Me Plan
- New Gmail Feature
- Instagram to Facebook
1. Great MS Office Shortcut
From the day my laptop was stolen way back in 2009, I have been saving all my files in Dropbox. This way if anything happened to my laptop again, I would have all the files online as well as duplicated on my laptop. Of course now we have MS OneDrive and GoogleDrive too.However since 2009 every single time I would save a file, the default folder opened by Microsoft would be either My Documents or the new simplified Documents, and I’d have to click to navigate to the Dropbox folder where I wanted it saved.
So here was the Queen of Shortcuts ignoring (her) basic rule of finding quicker ways of doing things – for 10 years. That was until five days ago when I said enough is enough and found the solution to changing where Microsoft opens when you save.
I’ll share it with you
Changing the default save location
- Open an Office app, such as Word.
- Create a new blank document.
- Click on File.
- Click on Options.
- Click on Save.
- In the Default local file location field, specify a new local path to store your files.
- Click the OK button.
2. New iPhone/iPad Software Feature Screen Time
Just look at any street corner. Queue. Red light (though you’re not supposed to). What’s happening? Everyone staring at their phones. In fact, you’d be scandalised by how much time you really are spending on your phone.
If you have an iPhone /iPad, and you’ve downloaded the latest software update, you’ll find the new feature Screen Time. It will break down time spent in apps, social media. You can see how many times you picked it up or received a notification. If you would like to reduce the time you spend in certain areas, you can also set limits on how much time is allowed in each area.
- Turn on Screen Timego to Settings > Screen Time. Tap Turn On Screen Time. Tap Continue. Select your phone
- Add limitsto apps go to Settings > Screen Time and tap the graph. Here set limits for your Most Used apps
- Access it in settings or by swiping the screen right when locked or on the home page.
3. Please can you help me to plan?
Would you be interested in learning how to better use; and free up more of your time in PowerPoint, Gmail, Outlook.com web version? Each would be a lesson a week (over 16 weeks) including a succinct how-to video
If yes, could you help me plan without commitment by simply voting by email below.
4. New Gmail Feature
If you haven’t tried it yet, Gmail has added a new feature. You can now right click an email to do 12 different actions. Go have a look if you use it!
5. Instagram to Facebook
Did you know that you can automatically post your Instagram posts to your Facebook Page? It’s a simple toggle switch.