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Alongside Excel accountants have a number of other personal productivity tools in their portfolio, including word processing and database analysis.

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New year's office resolutions

It’s a shiny new year, but there is one less day than last year to get everything done. Simon Hurst highlights ways to improve the way you use Office applications to help to recoup that ‘missing’ day.

Top template tips part 5

Simon Hurst shows us how to increase efficiency and productivity by getting to grips with the template feature in Microsoft Outlook.

Mastering powerpoint

Template for success – part 4 Simon Hurst shows us how to save time, and create better results, by mastering the use of templates in PowerPoint presentations

Beyond the basics

Simon Hurst looks at setting up and getting the most out of templates beyond Excel, in Microsoft Word.

Custom Lego - making the most of Building Blocks

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Although you are most likely to come across ‘Building Blocks’ in Word, the principles covered also apply to the other Office applications.

Tips on Outlook

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This article looks at moving of particular mail items to a designated folder to demonstrate the use of Outlook rules.

Microsoft Word - Part 2

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This is the second part of a two-part article on the use of numbering in Microsoft Word. In this concluding part we will look at some of the important issues surrounding the use of outline numbering.

Learn Word

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Don’t neglect your Word skills. Simon Hurst explains how they can free you up for more important things.