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    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit View Post
    TIPS..
    Do not walk alone at night...

    Do not walk through central JHB/DBN/Any other big city

    Do not feed the Baboons

    Get a Gun
    Iron bars on windows, electric fencing, palaside fencing, hired security are attractive selling points when selling a house.

    Born and raised in JHB.

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    Do not save important document on shared folder as others can delete your work. Copy the documents from your own area.

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    Convert all documets to PDF when uploading them to the website or sending them out via email as all computers can read this format using a free reader.

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    Wow, I've learnt something new all ready! Never knew about the compress images option, bane of our life here. Will be passing that on in Sept for teachers to tell every student. It is a great idea and many all ready said I could echo.

    Projector Tip: Check if your projector remote (if you still have it) has a freeze or mute button. Freeze takes a snapshot of the screen allowing you to leave a worksheet on the board while doing the register. Mute stops the projector displaying to get the students attention without turning it off. Do remember what you have done though and turn it off if you leave incase you or others think it is broken.

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    To print photos/images from windows computers

    Right Click one of the images in the folder that you would like to print from and select preview

    Then click the print symbol and follow the wizard.

    This will give you the option to select the images you would like to print from the folder and the size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper View Post
    Convert all documets to PDF when uploading them to the website or sending them out via email as all computers can read this format using a free reader.
    Or, better, do them as web pages - I'd guess as many machines can read HTML as can read PDF and the file format is generally smaller so it loads more quickly.

    I *hate* web sites which are just a collection of PDFs!!

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    Ever thought about those people who cannot afford, or simply don't like, MS Office? OpenOffice.org is a viable free alternative that will read and write to all the common file formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Or, better, do them as web pages - I'd guess as many machines can read HTML as can read PDF and the file format is generally smaller so it loads more quickly.

    I *hate* web sites which are just a collection of PDFs!!
    Given that most folks read documents on paper more readily than they do on screen... (part of my degree dissertation, far too long ago!) PDF is a good way to go with anything longer than a few paragraphs though.

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    PDF's are a great way to upload the Schools newsletters, Brochures ect that have already been released via a paper copy. Its so much better than attaching a word document that i see being uploaded by lots of schools.

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    If you use office 2007, you can install this add-on for your users to allow them to save straight into PDF format from word etc. Saves using any 3rd party tools, and is much easier for your users.

    Download details: 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF

    Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    If you use office 2007, you can install this add-on for your users to allow them to save straight into PDF format from word etc. Saves using any 3rd party tools, and is much easier for your users.

    Download details: 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF
    ... or save the faffing and use OpenOffice

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    OpenOffice Draw can be an 'easy to use' desktop publishing package (akin to MS Publisher)

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    Some from my Office user guides

    PowerPoint

    Reduce Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Size:
    Select a picture in your PowerPoint presentation, open the Picture Toolbar and choose Compress Pictures / All Pictures in Document

    Align objects in Microsoft PowerPoint:
    Select the objects you want to align on the slide and use Choose Align and Distribute from the Drawing Toolbar

    Excel

    Current Date in Microsoft Excel:
    Enter the current date into a cell in Excel by entering =now() in a cell.

    Carriage Returns:
    You can place text on a new line within an Excel Worksheet cell by using Alt+Return

    Paste Special:
    You can use the Paste Special function in Excel to give you more options when Cutting / Copying and pasting data in Excel

    Word

    Heading Styles:
    Use Heading Styles for your chapter / section headers. Itís quicker than formatting headers individually, guarantees consistency throughout your document and allows you to easily create a Table of Contents

    Table of Contents:
    If youíve used Heading Styles in your Word document you can insert a professional looking Table of Contents quickly and easily. Use Insert > Reference > Index and Tables to select the style and formatting of your Table of Contents
    General Office

    Microsoft Office Common Shortcuts

    Ctrl+I Make selected text italic
    Ctrl+B Make selected text bold
    Ctrl+U Underline selected text
    Ctrl+A Select all text
    Ctrl+C Copy selected text
    Ctrl+X Cut selected text
    Ctrl+V Paste selected text

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    Windows button and D to get the desktop

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