Quiz time. This is a special quiz created using Office Mix – a new PowerPoint add-in from Microsoft. This time the stakes are higher USD 50. Ten questions. If you have been reading this blog, you should be able to derive the answers.
Best of Luck. Click here to start the quiz.
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Choosing the winner – All answers must be correct, minimum attempts, minimum time. If there are many potential winners, then a random number will be generated to choose the winner. Ideally, I should choose the person who answered first in chronological order. However, this site is viewed from 80+ countries across different time zones. Therefore, to be fair to everyone, I will use the random number approach. Hope it is ok with everyone.
Do you have slow performing, large Excel files? Here is the solution.
This is a simple but very important pre-requisite for analyzing large amounts of data. Although technical people are aware of this requirement, most users are not aware about this.
Let us understand the importance of 64 Bit version of Office
Continue reading Analyzing Big Data? Use 64 Bit Office
This is the continuation of the article Basic vs. Advanced – the psychological deterrent to efficient Office usage! It is difficult to teach thousands of features to thousands of users. But there is a different approach available – Imparting Generic Skills rather than specific skills. Let us explore the completely ignored dropdown.
Let us explore and find out more about it with an example.
Continue reading Generic Skills: Drop that dropdown!
There are many ways to capture screenshots. Some simple, some sophisticated. The most comprehensive one is SnagIt. In this article we will see various methods available along with SnagIt.
Continue reading How to capture screenshots?
Please read How to crop images and videos? before reading this article. We continue to explore more PowerPoint’s little-known crop features.
Continue reading Powerpoint Crop Secrets: How to Crop – Part 2
Do you think you already know how to crop? You are wrong – most probably. There is much more to cropping than what we think we know. I was also surprised when I learnt it myself. Explore this and decide for yourself!
Continue reading How to crop images and videos?
Many training programs and books are divided into two varieties – Basic and Advanced. This classification gets ingrained in the mind of users who have neither attended any training nor read any book. From what I have observed and analyzed over the last decade, this thought process is a key deterrent to effective and efficient usage of Microsoft Office. At least I have not come across any source which discusses this issue. Therefore, I am addressing it in this article.
Continue reading Basic vs. Advanced – the psychological deterrent to efficient Office usage!
As you know, I have conducted hundreds of sessions demonstrating how to increase work efficiency using Microsoft Office tools, for over 210,000 people so far. The audience is different every time. But do they come with great excitement to learn from the celebrity efficiency guru called Dr. Nitin?
Absolutely not. Over these years, I have learnt to understand what goes on in the minds of the people sitting in the audience. I have cross checked my understanding with customers – either by conducting a poll during the session or by asking specific confirmation after the session.
In any case, if you use Office you will relate to what I am about to reveal. If you are an Office trainer (or any kind of trainer), you may also benefit from the psychology behind the technology.
Continue reading Office Efficiency Session: What does the audience think?
The title sounds negative. Please don’t get offended. Don’t take it personally.
This is based on what I have seen and experienced while coaching over 210,000 users globally over the last 11 years. Let me complete the sentence “everyone uses but nobody cares whether it is being used fully and appropriately across the organization”
And of course, I am not just complaining. I will also provide a solution approach.
Continue reading Microsoft Office Paradox – everyone uses but nobody cares
Please read the article Do you know what New Window does? Part 1 – Word before reading this article. The core concept is covered in the first part and will not be repeated in this article. You can skip Part 2 of the article which covers New Window feature in PowerPoint.
Continue reading New Window – Part 3 – Excel