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Using Office Applications - Mail Merge - Part 3 of 3

This is the final in a series of 3 articles on using office applications (though if you want more, drop me an e-mail) - next time I will look at Google Photos and share a money saving tip on online shopping.

Sometimes, you might just want to send the same letter to lots of different people but you don’t want it to sound too pre-fabricated right? You might have answered yes to this question, if you have recently moved address or about to, you probably have lots of people and businesses you need to tell your change of details. If you’re a business, then you might want to send to your business contacts, or pull in information from a client file and an accounting system to create personalized invoices each month (I’ve already provided such a solution for Quesada Laundry Services).

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Using Office Applications - Mail Merge - Part 3 of 3

Using Office Applications - Excel - Part 2 of 3

This is the second in a series of 3 articles on using office applications - next time we will use both Microsoft Word and Excel to create mail merged letters. In the meantime, here's the second installment on Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft Excel - My Money Tracker

In this article I will show you how you can use Excel (a spreadsheet program) to do some basic maths for you in the form of a money tracking spreadsheet. The finished article will allow you to enter the balances of your various bank account (Spanish and English) as well as cash in hand. It will also convert to Euros for you. You then enter your outgoings and it will tell you the balance available to you.

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Using Office Applications - Excel - Part 2 of 3

Using Office Applications - Word - Part 1 of 3

For this series of articles I’ve decided to pass on some tips for some common Office applications following some Spreadsheet development work I recently undertook for Quesada Laundry Services (http://quesadalaundryservices.com).

I will be looking specifically at Microsoft Word in this article, and Excel next time (there’ll be a bit of homework for Excel which you can use in the 3rd article on doing a mail-merge which makes use of both Word and Excel). If you use OpenOffice the tips should also work in Writer and Sheets though you might have to dig around for the equivalent options.

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Keep Your Data Safe - Backups

Your computer is reliable - right? Perhaps you have been in the fortunate position of never having a computer fail on you, which is great. If you haven't then you may already know, let's say, inconvenient it is to lose files; and that's probably putting it mildly. Tech Savvy individuals and businesses combat this with a disaster recovery plan.

In the main, computers can be reliable but you have to remember that the place where all your precious files sit; the hard disk is typically a mechanical device, and like all mechanical devices can fail. The outcome is perhaps all your precious photos (memories), or if you are a business, all your client details, invoices, tax records and so on - gone. Just like that.

Don't lose your precious photos. Can your business continue if it loses all client details, invoices, tax records etc..?

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