TIPS, TRICKS AND HINTS

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No excuses for ugly PowerPoint slides

Not everyone has an eye for design – particularly when it comes to PowerPoint. Now you can get PowerPoint to design your slides for you. 1.  Add the text and content you wish to display on your slide.  The content can't be too complicated or you won't get any design ideas.  Here was our raw content: 2.  Click Design, [...]

Sensing your office Vibe

As Kinetics had grown, our ability to understand what everyone in the team is feeling or thinking has diminished.  The distance that growth brings between staff and managers creates doubts and misunderstandings that can be hard to see.  More and more we have found ourselves surprised by the urban myths or beliefs that circulate teams without our [...]

Microsoft Office competency testing

  Measuring the productivity of chickens is easy … you just count the eggs. Measuring productivity of those using Microsoft Office is much trickier. Recently a number of clients have asked about benchmarking their users’ skill, so they can focus staff development and training on specific organisational needs. We have been looking at [...]

Reduce email clutter…

Microsoft have introduced ‘Teams’ into Office365.  It is a new application that’s included in most commercial Office365 plans. The concept behind Teams is a chat-based workspace, the idea being that we have collaborative conversations.  It’s about having a conversation (rather than an avalanche of emails) that flows with different people [...]

Office365 Updates

There's nothing like seeing the computer display hall at MOTAT to be reminded of how much things change and how quickly.  One of the sayings I heard late last year was that never in history has business has never changed faster than  now, and yet it will never change slower than it does now.  Wow! So it's great to know our tools are keeping up with [...]

Unitec Early Learning Centre

With 22 teachers producing individual "Learning Stories" for each child under their care, Unitec Early Learning Centre (UELC) knew they weren't doing things as efficiently as they could. Multiple versions of multiple software applications were being used to create Learning Stories, of varying quality and consistency. So they called Kinetics in to [...]

Create Keyboard Shortcuts for the iPad and iPhone (iOS 7)

It’s getting easier to enter text on mobile devices but there are times when you quickly need to enter a few words or phrase you use often. For example, how many times have you needed to tell someone “On my way”? Once you’ve tried keyboard shortcuts in iPad you’ll probably think of lots of other uses. A keyboard shortcut lets you enter a sequence [...]

Compress Pictures – Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013

Pictures can enhance and help to communicate information in documents and messages particularly in Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. However a document with lots of pictures can slow down scrolling and navigation.  The Office 2010 applications have a picture compression tool that enables you to compress pictures quickly and easily. It is really [...]