General blogs from Wise Owl (page 1 of 2)

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This short blog gives a quick Windows short-cut key to insert emojis into text

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 June 2019

If you want to spice up your emails or reports, use this Windows shortcut to insert emojis.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Wise Owl will be at the Public Sector Solutions Expo 2019 in the ExCel centre

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 June 2019

For the first time we will have a stand at the PSS Expo on 25-26th June in London. Come along and say hello!

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

A quick way to copy the path and name of a file in Windows Explorer

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 June 2019

This short blog highlights a quick way to copy the full path (including the file name) of a file in Windows Explorer.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Changes made to the main Office applications from Office 2016 up to May 2019

Posted by Andy Brown on 10 May 2019

To prepare the way for the start of a monthly Office update on this website, this long blog lists the changes made to Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word between the release of Office 2016 and May 2019.

A new booking system for Wise Owl public courses!

Posted by Andy Brown on 09 May 2019

We've introduced a new online booking system for our public course places, although only 50% of people (chosen at random) will see it. This blog explains the reasoning behind the new system, and the benefits it offers.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Some ideas for company days out!

Posted by Andy Brown on 18 June 2018

Go-karting, axe-throwing, escape rooms and ninja training - some of the ideas from this blog suggesting company days out in Manchester.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

How to get the custodians of your data to give you access!

Posted by David Wakefield on 18 June 2018

GDPR isn't as restrictive as most commentators claim, as this blog sets out to show. Don't let data custodians block you from analysing your corporate data!

Tags:   Musings | General IT

How to use the Windows Magnifier to zoom in on parts of your screen

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 January 2018

If you're trying to project your screen at the front of a class, the Windows Magnifier lets people see what you're doing more easily.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

A personal take on the best dozen Times crossword clues from the last 5 years

Posted by Andy Brown on 11 December 2017

In addition to computer training, Andy Brown is also an addict of the Times Crossword. In this blog Andy takes a break from blogging on software to list his 12 favourites clues from the last 5 years of puzzles.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Skills assessment tests are now incorporated within the main Wise Owl website

Posted by Andy Brown on 10 November 2017

You can now test your knowledge of software without leaving our website. The new site is nicer-looking, quicker and more secure, and above all gives much better reports (and makes them easier to save and share).

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Changes to the Wise Owl website account log-on features

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 September 2017

There's now much more point in creating an account on our website, as it enables you not only to post to our forums, but also to get a monthly newsletter. This blog explains what the new options are, and how to get at them.

Adding Wise Owl training certificates to LinkedIn

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 August 2017

Step-by-step instructions for how to show on your LinkedIn profile proof of the Wise Owl courses that you've attended.

A summary of the tests taken on our skills assessment site in the last 6 years

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 June 2017

Over a third of a million people have completed one of our skills assessment tests since 1st May 2011 - we thought we'd have a look at how these tests break down into categories.

Tags:   Musings | Nostalgia

How to post comments onto the Wise Owl website

Posted by Andy Brown on 09 September 2016

If you want to initiate (or take part in) a discussion on our website, you'll first need to create a post - and to do that, you'll need to register on our site. This blog explains how to do both these things!

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Have you got any suggestions for future Wise Owl training courses?

Posted by Andy Brown on 09 September 2016

Please let us know if you can think of any training course that you think we should be offering, but which isn't in our current portfolio.

Tags:   Musings | The future

What's new in Microsoft Office 2016 (including Excel 2016 changes)

Posted by Andy Brown on 07 September 2015

The latest incarnation of Microsoft Office (2016) should be released on 22nd September 2015 (Microsoft are always a bit ahead of themselves with versions). This blog gives a detailed guide to what's new, the biggest changes being in Excel and Outlook.

Tags:   Outlook | General topics    |    Excel | General    |    Musings | Microsoft Office

Addiction to the 2048 mobile phone app

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 October 2014

One owl's sad story of addiction to a simple computer game: a tale of lost time and lost sanity.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Teacher training: learning how to code at school

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 October 2014

How Wise Owl training courses can help teachers to fulfil the new UK National Curriculum requirement to teach all schoolchildren how to program.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Revealing how Excel workbooks are actually stored as zipped XML files

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 May 2014

Did you know that Excel workbooks are really just a collection of XML files, all zipped together? We didn’t either, so we thought we'd tell the world.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings    |    Excel | General

How to enable compatibility mode in Internet Explorer

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 March 2014

This short blog shows how to get round a compatibility mode problem with the skills assessment site.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings
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