02 February 2012
I've written two short tutorials for Microsoft Office, picking up on a couple of specific problems that I've come across recently.
One of them is about how to make PowerPoint files smaller, so they can be emailed. A colleague asked me about this recently, so (after helping her!) I thought I'd write an article outlining how to use the Compress Pictures feature in PowerPoint, and why it's different to just zipping up the final presentation (which often doesn't have much effect). I wrote this piece before Christmas but I haven't mentioned it on the blog before, so I thought I'd give it a plug here.
I've also just published a piece about Windows ReadyBoost. This is a fantastic feature that enables you to use a USB key as extra memory on your computer. It's greatly speeded up Word and Excel for me, and it's made Windows much quicker too, especially at rendering thumbnails of photos in a folder. Given how cheaply you can get a USB key for now (16GB for about a tenner) this is a really cost-effective way to speed up a computer that's become sluggish. Find out how to speed up Microsoft Office and Windows using ReadyBoost.
Labels: Microsoft Office