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A collection of short ICT Tips designed to be sent round staff, helping them learn the useful tricks and shortcuts we take for granted.

  1. ICT Tip #33 - Quick Navigation with the Windows 7 Start Menu

    by , 27th February 2013 at 03:55 PM
    Sorry, bit delayed as I only finished up my tip for here late yesterday afternoon so ran out of time to post this; then I got busy this morning and, well, it's now a day late. Sorry.

    Anyway! This tip may or may not be overly relevant to you, as it depends on how you've configured your environment; still, it should be a starting point. ICT Tip 033 - Quick Navigation with the Start Menu.doc

    Steal/adapt/re-use/redistribute, but no charging money. Not sure how much you'd get, mind.
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  2. ICT Tip #32 - Searching Windows 7 Folders by content

    by , 12th February 2013 at 03:48 PM
    Continuing on closely from last time, we're going into a bit more detail on the Windows 7 search tool - how to search for a file based on the content inside it. Useful when every document you save is in the format Doc1 - new version - really new version - USE THIS ONE - old.docx

    You'd think I'd worked in education for five years, watching staff and students alike using just this naming scheme.

    ICT Tip 032 - Searching by File Content.doc

    Steal/reuse/remix/share, but profit ...
  3. ICT Tip #31 - Searching Windows 7 Folders by filename

    by , 5th February 2013 at 04:39 PM
    Yes, number 31. Number 30 was a tip specific to our school about using the new headed paper by going to My Templates in Word 2010, because group policy preferences lets you do really cool stuff these days.

    Anyway, number 31 is a brief guide on searching folders in Windows 7 using the built in search. No, it's not perfect. No, it's not quick. But it does the job most of the time and it's right there. It'll meet the needs of most people most of the time and, in theory, save you all ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:03 PM by sonofsanta (tags & category)

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  4. ICT Tip #29 - Recent Documents in Windows 7

    by , 31st January 2013 at 03:18 PM
    Apologies for the lateness on this one, real life rather got in the way this end. I've just managed to send out a tip round here, so it's time I posted another one up here for your pleasure.

    This one follows on quite closely from last week's tip on pinning shortcuts to the Start Menu; this week it's ICT Tip 029 - Recent Documents in Win7.doc. The thinking being that you can pin your most used applications, then pin the most used documents in that application.

    We noticed that a number of ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:03 PM by sonofsanta

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  5. ICT Tip #28 - Pinning Items to the Windows 7 Start Menu

    by , 22nd January 2013 at 12:43 PM
    This being a new blog series I figured I was meant to update on time and stick to my promises for at least another three weeks

    So, following on from last week's introduction and tip on searching the Windows 7 Start Menu, this week is about pinning shortcuts to the Start Menu for quick access: ICT Tip 028 - Pin to Start Menu.doc

    It's quick, it's easy, it's worth showing people. As ever you are free to steal, borrow, adapt and re-use, without attribution, so long as you make no ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:04 PM by sonofsanta

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  6. ICT Tips - WinXP & Office2003 round-up

    by , 16th January 2013 at 04:18 PM
    Well that didn't take long. Someone's asked for the XP & 2003 tips before I'd even gotten into work this morning, so here you go: XP2003.zip

    Included in this little zip file are:
    • Locking Your Computer
    • Changing Your Password
    • Zooming
    • Changing Keyboard Layout
    • Internet Explorer Tabs
    • Resizing Pictures in Office (for smaller file sizes)
    • Folders in Outlook


    As before, feel free to steal, remix, adapt & share, so long as you don't start ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:04 PM by sonofsanta

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  7. ICT Tips - an introduction & first of many free resources

    by , 15th January 2013 at 03:37 PM
    For the past couple of years, barring a hiatus when I was too damned busy getting 2008R2 set up on a Hyper-V cluster with System Center, I've been writing up brief weekly tips and emailing them round to all our staff. Less than a page of A4 (usually), pointing out one small but useful tip for using a computer. It's a friendly way of reminding people we're here and slowly training staff without them realising I'm on a secret campaign to make them all more IT-literate.

    It suddenly struck ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:04 PM by sonofsanta (link to XP/2003 tips)

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