Majority of us grew up using Microsoft Office in one way or another but how many of us know how to fully utilise its potential in a professional capacity? Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems. Microsoft Office has many uses and applications and a wide variety of tools including; Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Visio and Word. All of these programs, if used effectively can increase performance, confidence and efficiency in the workplace, as well as impressing future and current clients. Continue reading
According to the Small Business Chronicle, professional workplace behavior is necessary for the long-term success of a business, regardless if it is a small or large company. When employees behave professionally in a workplace capacity, this can assist with; establishing boundaries, encouraging improvement, maintaining accountability, promoting respect and minimising conflict. A business is often very reliant on their employees, one way to ensure that employees will be effective is through professional development. Continue reading
In a society where the internet reigns supreme, it is important to invest effort and resources into web design to ensure your website is looking great at all times. If you’re starting up a website or you feel like your website could do with some updating, web design is an easy way to get a fresh new look and increase visitors to your site. Alternatively, if you want to improve your employment prospects by adding another skill set to your repertoire, web design could be the way to go. Continue reading
With the online landscape becoming more important than ever, focus is now shifting onto those additional skills that can really help your organisation thrive online.The internet at times can be a very complex place and there are specific skills you will need to acquire such as programming skills to keep on top of things and stay ahead of the curve. Computer programming (often shortened to programming) is the comprehensive process that leads from an original formulation of a computing problem to executable programs. Continue reading
According to a recent report from the Daily Finance Investment Centre, Adobe is continuing to be an impressive presence in the computing world. The software company has accelerated its transition to a cloud-based services setup, making the move beyond its Creative Suite in both domestic and international markets. With this recent development, Adobe has once again placed itself as a competitor among the largest internet software providers in the world. So why is Adobe training so important in your home and business, and what can adobe offer you from its creative vision? Continue reading
Across every industry, every job and every workspace, the benefits of continuing training and development in your professional space is key to building a rewarding career. Whether you work in accounting, marketing, sales, human resources, or even a school, if your job requires a computer, then you will most likely benefit from Excel training. Although that green icon looming in your desktop space can be daunting for people who aren’t familiar with the software, Excel had many key benefits which can make your job a lot easier.
Raising the Bar is currently partnering with a stage government organisation to design, develop and deliver a range of Microsoft Project and Project Management workshops.
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Do you find yourself spending way too long fiddling with the formatting of text and headings in Microsoft Word? Do you work with longer documents and find it difficult keeping your formatting consistent across the document? Do you find it time-consuming and repetitive when you need to update your formatting? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you would probably benefit from using Word’s Styles. Continue reading
I’m a big fan of custom number formats in Excel. People generally think that formatting is all about making your data “pretty” for want of a better term. It’s not. It’s all about making your data easier to read. In this blog I’m going to start by showing you how to deal with leading zeros, aka insignificant zeros, in your Excel spreadsheets. Continue reading
Being someone who is keen on design, desktop publishing and typography in general, I was really pleased to learn that Microsoft Word 2010 supports ligatures. That got me wondering, just how many people actually know about this? It is not so easy to find, you have to dig quite a bit and even then you may not immediately see much in the way of results. If you need to make anything that requires something a bit fancy, such as menus, invitations or certificates; or you just happen to like typography or calligraphy, it’s a really cool feature once you get it going, so here goes… Continue reading