PowerPoint Tip – Quickly Select Multiple Shapes

It’s August, the weather is…not the best…but not the worst. The world is still in a strange place and we need something to lift our spirits, so bring on the ‘Keep it Simple’ tip!


Word Tip – Use Hyphens to Auto-create Lines

It’s July, the weather is miserable, we need something to lift our spirits, so bring on the ‘Keep it Simple’ tip! This month it is a Word tip showing how to quickly create lines using hyphens!


Excel Tip – Centre Across Selection

It’s June, lock down is lifting and the weather is stunning, so enjoy this ‘Keep it Simple’ tip. This month it is an Excel tip that will show you how to centre text across a selection of cells WITHOUT merging them! Oh yeah!


PowerPoint Tip – Quickly Create Duplicate Shapes

It’s May, we’re still in lock down, but we’re here, so let’s ‘Keep it Simple’ . This month it is a PowerPoint tip that will show you how to quickly (and very cleverly) create duplicate shapes.


Word Tip – Two Ways to Remove Formatting

It’s April and our world has been turned upside down. Never have the words’Keep it Simple’ meant so much. Stay indoors and keep ourselves safe so we won’t get the virus – then we can’t infect others. It’s so simple, but for many, it’s so hard… If you’re still working I hope you find this Word tip useful. It shows you how to quickly remove formatting using either the Keyboard or the Ribbon.


Excel Tip – Advanced Select Using Find

It’s Excel time! Today we’ll see how we can use the Find feature instead of using a Filter!


PowerPoint Tip – Break Up SmartArt

It’s PowerPoint time! Today we’re looking a SmartArt and how we can break it up so that we can manipulate it.


Word Tip – Quickly Number a Column in a Table

When we create Tables in Word – a really common thing to do with that Table is to number the first column. This shows you how to do that, without typing those numbers.


Excel Tip – Quickly Compare Two Datasets

Compare two datasets and see the differences WITHOUT using a Formula or Function! This is an amazingly simple trick that will become a firm favourite!


PowerPointTip – Shortcut to the Slide Master

We’ve survived Halloween – it is November 1st – and it’s time for another ‘Keep it Simple’ tip! Yaaay! This month it is PowerPoint and we’re looking at how you can quickly access the Slide Master.


Word Tip – Quickly Insert Columns & Rows into a Table

It is October 1st and it’s looking…sad… outside! But here’s something to help brighten the day – it’s time for another ‘Keep it Simple‘ tip! Yaaay! This month it is Word and we’re looking at how you can very quickly add multiple columns and rows to a table.


Excel Tip – Use the F4 Key as a Repeat

It is September 1st which means… yes…you know what it means! It’s time for another ‘Keep it Simple’ tip! This month it is Excel and we’re looking at another use for the F4 key – and this time it’s to show you how to use it to repeat an action that you’ve taken.


PowerPoint Tip – Save a Presentation as a Show

It is August 1st, the sun is shining and we’re heading into a Bank Holiday. Sigh. Can life get much better? Yes, you know it can because I’ve said it before! Because a new month also means that it is time for a new ‘Keep it Simple’ tip. Yaaaay!


Word Tip – Use the Calculator in Word

Can you believe it is July already? And now you’ve just discovered that Word has a Calculator! Life just keeps on getting better! So, a new month also means that it is time for a new ‘Keep it Simple‘ tip. Yaaaay!


Excel Tip – Pick From a List (on the fly!)

It’s the beginning of June, another Bank Holiday is here, but the weather is… well… miserable might be a good word to describe it! Don’t despair though, because it’s also time for a new ‘Keep it Simple’ tip. Yaaaay! I’ve got a fabulous Excel tip for you that will help chase away the bad weather blues (there’s a song in that somewhere…)


PowerPoint Tip – Two Ways to Reorder a List

May has arrived (where is the time going?) and the sun is shining after all the rain of yesterday, so bring on the Summer! As you know the beginning of May brings on a Bank Holiday (wooohoooooo!), but it also means that it is time for a new ‘Keep it Simple‘ tip. Yaaaay! This month […]


Word Tip – Quickly Increase/Decrease Font Size

April is here, the sun has been shining and Ireland can feel the tease of summer poking it’s gorgeous head around the corner! Roll on the summer! But the beginning of a new month also means that it is time for a new ‘Keep it Simple‘ tip. Yaaaay! This month we’re looking at a Word […]


Excel Tip – Swap Excel Columns Around

That was a quick month! Swapping columns around is something that we do all the time in Excel. But it’s the way that we do it.  What I usually see is people inserting a blank column, moving the data to that new column, then deleting the old column. That’s a lot of work! This is […]


PowerPoint Tip – Ungroup SmartArt

Yes, I’ve added in yet another Tip, this time in PowerPoint, to give you even more to view! This will be it though, until the beginning of the next month (only a week away!).
This tip will show you how we can take apart the elements in a SmartArt graphic – by Ungrouping them.
This is a simple tip that will make a difference to you, every day.


Word Tip – Keyboard Shortcut to Delete a Word

Even though a month hasn’t passed, I’m going to add in an extra tip, this one in Word, just so you have a few different tips to get started with.
It’s quick and most importantly, it will be one you use constantly and one that you’ll find does make a difference to you, every day


Excel Tip – Group Worksheets

Grouping is a really lovely feature that allows us to work with (or on) multiple sheets at the same time.
This is a feature that will make a difference to you, every day in Excel.
Enjoy and remember: ‘Keep it Simple’!


Welcome to the ‘Keep it Simple’ Blog

I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying that goes: ‘Keep it Simple’.  Well, I’m a great believer in ‘lazy’, which I also believe is another way of saying ‘Keep it Simple’.

Once a month – I’ll put up a quick tip, something basic, that will make a difference to you, every day.


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