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Making a Formula in Excel

September 15, 2020

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Just like a calculator, you can create simple formulas in Excel to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.  Simple formulas always start with an equal sign (=), followed by constants that are numeric values and calculation operators such as plus (+), minus (-), asterisk (*), or forward slash (/) signs. Entering a Formula Click into the...

How to use QR codes

Posted in: Mobile, Tech Tips

This is a QR code being used from a phone As more restaurants, bars, hotels and retailers reopen during the COVID crisis, many have turned to using digital menus or messages. Whether mandated or by choice, they are a great way to solve a cleanliness problem (and an environmental one!). QR codes can be used for many purposes — to show you a PDF or...

Understanding the “Status” Icons of Microsoft OneDrive

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips, Working Remotely

One drive status icons One of the many helpful services that come along with a Microsoft 365 subscription is that of "Files On-Demand." It makes the files and folders stored in OneDrive available on your PC without eating up local storage space. What does this mean? Well, let’s say you have a folder called "Closed Matters" with  hundreds of...

A Hat Trick of Google Calendar Tips

Posted in: Google/Chrome, Tech Tips

Google tips Note: While Google Calendar is available for use with major browsers the instructions below are for Chrome and when Google is set as your default search engine. Create Additional Calendars Would a separate calendar be helpful for your child’s school events or as a trial calendar? Google makes adding new calendars a cinch! From the...

How to make the most of Microsoft Teams

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Mobile, Tech Tips, Working Remotely

Microsoft Office Teams badge icon The legal world is quickly adopting Microsoft Teams as preferred online collaboration platform. Not only does it offer options for chatting, video calls, document collaboration and project management, but it's also included totally free with Microsoft 365! Many courts are using Teams for online hearings and more law firms than ever are using it to...

Take, annotate and share screenshots on Windows 10

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

There are many reasons you may want to take screenshots in Windows 10. Perhaps you want to show a coworker how to use a specific program, or maybe you want to show the IT Gal an error on your computer. Whatever your reason, creating screenshots and marking them up is very straightforward on Windows 10...

Use Your Kindle to Read PDF Files

Posted in: Mobile, Tech Tips

Did you know you can send PDF files to your Kindle via Amazon’s Send to Kindle service? While you can send various types of files to Kindles, today we are going to focus on PDFs. To use the service, you must first tell Amazon to accept email from your email address or addresses. Here are...

How to Hide Photos & Videos on Your iPhone or Android

Posted in: Apple, Google/Chrome, iPad/iPhone, Mobile, Tech Tips

Tech Tip ipad Sometimes you want to hide, move or archive pictures and videos from your photo album so they don’t appear in your main camera roll. Both popular mobile operating systems make this easy. Here’s how: iOS: Create and Use Hidden Folders Apple lets you scoot images or videos into a separate folder so they are not...

Creating Personal Profiles on Your Favorite Streaming Apps

Posted in: Tech Tips

Between working from home and just having everyone at home, it’s no surprise that watching movies and TV have become more popular than ever. But why do your kids keep seeing recommendations for legal dramas and home improvement shows while you suffer through recommendations for K-pop videos and cartoons? Well, it’s because your TV can’t...

New Microsoft Office App Available on iOS and Android

Posted in: Apple, Mobile, Tech Tips, Word

Microsoft’s new Office app on iOS and Android Microsoft recently released its new unified Office app for iOS and Android. The app conveniently combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint into a single application and links to your Microsoft 365 account so you can easily access your files. It's designed with some of the more mobile-friendly parts of Word, Excel and PowerPoint in mind. Because the...