vertical text in word

Office Tips & Tricks: Vertical text in Word


Wouldn’t it be useful to sometimes be able to create vertical text when creating a spine label, or when labelling cells in a Word table?
Word does indeed allow you to type text vertically either using a text box or cells in a table.

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NOW Tips and Tricks: New NOW Release Conditions with a NOT operator


Recent enhancements to NOW have seen the introduction of a new set of release conditions which support a NOT operator.

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Panopto Regional Conference – July 2016


I recently attended a half day conference held at the University of Derby which included a number of interesting presentations around current lecture capture practice.

How to find a person’s NTU username in Outlook


At a staff development session that Rachel and I delivered today we mentioned a method that can be used to find out a person’s NTU username in Outlook.

Create a link to a specific moment in a YouTube video


If you are using YouTube for learning and teaching activities, you are probably familiar with inserting a link to an online video into your PowerPoint presentation, Word document or a NOW learning room content page.

copy and paste visible cells in excel

Office Tips & Tricks: Excel – copy & paste only visible cells


Working with Excel spreadsheets containing hidden rows or columns?
Recently we had a query from our colleague, Trevor, who has a spreadsheet with hidden rows and columns and wanted to copy and paste only visible cells onto a new worksheet.

How to find image credits using Google


At one of the Office surgeries I recently delivered, I helped a member of staff to format images in PowerPoint. We also covered image attribution.

Loop a PowerPoint

Office Tips & Tricks: Loop a presentation in PowerPoint

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Ever wondered how to get your PowerPoint presentation to continuously loop? This function is useful for general announcements, marketing or an ‘infomercial’ display.


You have a student ID number, how can you send them an email?


A couple of months ago I wrote a post on how to send an email to all students on a module by just entering their module code in Outlook.
I ran an Office surgery today and met Amy Fines who works in NBS.

Outlooks clutter tool

Office Tips & Tricks: Outlook’s Clutter tool


Wasting time deleting email messages you don’t want to read?  Outlook’s Clutter tool can help you filter out unwanted or low priority messages from your Inbox.

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