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I quite often get asked by clients and friends, “How do you do … ? ” Sometimes I can answer the question quite easily but on occasions, I have to spend quite a bit of time investigating it in detail and usually end up writing some notes to explain the process as it can often be quite complicated, I’ve even created short training videos to demonstrate things on occasions.

I decided therefore in such cases, it might be useful to turn my notes into “How to” guides so that next time someone asks me, I can just refer them to the appropriate guide.

Feel free to scroll down the page and browse my “How To” guides. Hope you find them useful. Feel free to share these with your friends and colleagues if you think they might help them as well.

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Google

Google My Business

If you are in business and want to show up in local searches and be visible to your customers, you need to be on “Google My Business”. The best thing is, it doesn’t cost you anything to set up.

Google are constantly changing things and it is difficult to keep up with them sometimes. Google My Business is easy to set up these days, you can get started with setting up Google My Business for your business here.


Mozilla

How to Set up and use the SeaMonkey “Composer” editor

Explains how to obtain and set up SeaMonkey and get started using the Composer WYSIWYG editor to edit your own web site content. Example of some of the editing features of Composer.

Some editing features of Composer

A quick overview of some of the basic functions on the Mozilla Composer editor.

How to add a new page to your website with Seamonkey Composer

Explains how to create a new page from a template file and add it to your web site.

How to use the FileZilla ftp tool

Explains how to obtain the Filezilla ftp tool and how to use it to transfer files to your web server.


Facebook

How to create a Facebook Profile Badge

Explains how to create a Facebook profile badge to put on your web page so that you can link directly to your Facebook page.


Microsoft Outlook

How to do an E-mail Merge using Microsoft Outlook

I quickly put this guide together on how to do an email merge in Outlook (2003). Layout is currently a bit messy but it works.

How to set up email filters in Microsoft Outlook 2007

This guide shows you how to set up filters in Outlook 2007 to screen out unwanted email.

How to setup POP3 email accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2007

This guide shows you how to setup POP3 email accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2007.

How to setup IMAP email accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2007

This guide shows you how to setup IMAP email accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2007.

How to add an HTML signature file to Outlook 2007

This guide shows you how to add your own HTML signature file into Outlook 2007.

How to setup your Scalar provided email account in Microsoft Outlook 2007

This guide show you how to set up your Scalar provided email account so that you can access it using Microsoft Outlook 2007.

How to send an e-mail message based upon a template in Outlook 2007

This is a Microsoft guide on how to create and use templates to use for your emails in Outlook 2007.

How to Set Up Microsoft Outlook 2013 Using IMAP

Learn how to configure Microsoft Outlook 2013 for use with your 1&1 E-Mail account using the IMAP Protocol.


Adobe

How to create a new page in Contribute

You can create a new page in Contribute using an existing page as a template. This guide illustrates how to do this.

How to use Adobe Reader X for commenting and marking up PDF documents for design reviews

Explains the basics of using the very powerful commenting and mark-up tools in Adobe Reader X for reviewing PDF documents with your clients / customers.


Skype

Someone asked me recently about using Skype to do online presentations with a client, here you can find out how to share presentations using Skype


Miscellaneous

How to set up your toolbars and main menu on IE9

How to locate the main menu and how to find the favourites again on the new IE9 browser layout.

How to access your 1&1 Webmail

A quick guide showing you how to access your 1&1 Webmail account and see your emails.

How to use the Scalar Enterprises Content Management System (CMS)

A quick Overview of Scalar enterprises CMS, what it looks like and how to use it.

How to access your Scalar provided email account with Webmail

A quick guide to using the Webmail interface to access your emails from any browser.

How to set up your email account in Windows Live Mail

A quick guide and links to videos to help you set up your email account in Windows Live Mail.