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Office 365 ProPlus will be offered to students at no additional charge. Students can now take advantage of all that Office 365 ProPlus has to offer.

Office 365 ProPlus for PC Installation

You can download the latest version of Office with Office 365. To install the latest version of Office:

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What is Foldr?

Foldr web app enables access to files and documents anywhere and at any time. Foldr acts as a gateway between the college system, your favourite cloud services and all of your connected devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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New to OneNote 2016 or upgrading from a previous version? Use this guide to learn the basics.

Access your notes anywhere

What good are notes, plans, and ideas if they’re trapped on a hard drive? Keep your notebooks available to you by signing in with your free Microsoft account when you first start OneNote on your PC.

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Office 2016 for Mac is now available

Office 365 subscribers get early access to Office 2016 for Mac

Download now:

What’s New 

Unmistakably Office
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac features a redesigned Ribbon menu similar to the Windows and iPad® versions. You can navigate your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files with familiar Mac OS Multi-Touch gestures. And it’s all sharper and clearer than ever on your Retina display.

Your best work anywhere, any time 

Access your documents whenever you need them, with OneDrive for Business, SharePoint and Dropbox for Business integration. Use state‑of‑the‑art tools to create great‑looking documents, analyse data and present with confidence.

Made for teamwork

No more sending attachments back and forth via email. Easily share your files with others, then edit them simultaneously in Word, PowerPoint or OneNote. Plus, Office preserves your content and formatting across all devices for seamless collaboration.

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A useful resource offering guides and answers to many of the feature of Outlook 2010, 2013, Outlook Web App and Outlook 2011 for Mac. For many business users, Microsoft Outlook is the go-to client for email. That includes a good part of the more than 1 billion Office users worldwide.

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Have you ever thought about how much quicker working on a document would be if you did not have to click so many buttons in order to complete a simple task? If so, have you thought about using the keyboard driven commands? Many tasks that can be done with a mouse can be achieved quicker and easier with keyboard shortcuts. Download General key commands which tells you how you can speed up day-to-day running and make more efficient use of your time.

Your reference guide to keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft products
Sidmouth College ICT Dept.
General key commands

  • CTRL + X: Cut
  • CTRL + V: Paste
  • CTRL + Z: Undo
  • CTRL + B: Bold
  • CTRL + U: Underline
  • CTRL + I: Italic
  • CTRL + C: Copy
  • CTRL + A: Select all the items in the current window
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    There are a few different options available to you if you are unfortunate enough to loose some of your data depending on what hardware you have and what level access you have on your computer. Windows 7 has the option to restore previous versions (although this may not be enabled by default). Previous versions are either backup copies—copies of files and folders that you back up by using the Back Up Files wizard, or shadow copies—copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point (Shadow copies can be copies of files on your computer or shared files on a computer on a network.). You can use previous versions of files to restore files that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. Depending on the type of file or folder, you can open, save to a different location, or restore a previous version. To learn more about this, click this link.

    If you are a member of staff or a pupil and your work has been within a backup point (shown below) and saved on the network such as the college my documents / public / resources drive (depending on user), your data can be recovered. The following guide will show you how. Our college drives give you the option to restore previous versions twice a day. If you navigate to the folder of where the stored file was and right click on it, you will find a ‘Restore previous versions’ option. In this scenario, Robby has deleted an image from the ‘Scanned Documents’ folder.

    You will then be presented with a screen showing all the back-ups of that folder which are available to you, by default these are usually sorted in chronological order. If you require a file which was deleted previous to a date shown on the list, then please contact ICT support. Now select a folder on the list at a time when you knew the file was there.

    This will open the folder which was backed up at that point. You can now copy the file/s concerned out of that folder to a new destination or paste back to where they were originally.

    Unfortunately, if your work was created and deleted between backups you will not be able to use this feature. The previous versions schedule for Sidmouth College servers is as follows;

    Microsoft Office Outlook – Email Recovery

    If you are running Microsoft Office Outlook for your email -You may accidentally delete an important email, recovery is easy.Firstly, check it is not in the   folder. If it has been cleared out from this location, navigate to the main top tool ribbon and clicking on ‘Folder’, and then select ‘Recover Deleted Items’. This will then give a list of all emails that have been ’emptied’ out of the deleted items folder. This will not work if you are using the colleges Outlook Web App (


    Good working practices to minimise data loss

    Nevertheless, it is good practice to save your work as you are working on it and to ensure you save it in more than one location to minimise the risk of loosing it through hardware failure or user error. If you are using a Microsoft package, once your work is initially saved you can quickly save it as you go by holding down the ‘CTRL’ key and pressing ‘S’ at the same time – this sends a save command and will save your work to the last requested save location.

    Microsoft Office packages have an autosave feature which saves information into a system location on a user adjustable time scale – the default is set to 10 minute intervals. This can be adjusted by opening the ‘Options’ sub menu from the ‘File’ menu ribbon. Select ‘Options’ -> ‘Save’ and then adjust the ‘Save auto-recover information every..[x]..minutes’ and you can adjust to a desired time. By decreasing the time to 5 minutes, you can ensure that your work information is ‘backed up’ on a more regular basis. Using the example of Word, if it crashed for some reason and then restarted, the auto-recover would pop-up on reload and show you the auto saved file. Through Microsoft integration, the latest Office suite has almost identical options and is similar with older versions of Microsoft Office.To find these options in Office 2003 suite, navigate to tools and then options.

    There are other options available, such as auto save recovery file location which can also be modified.

    Home recovery using Recuva from Piriform Technologies

    If you delete a file off a memory stick or drive at home then you may be able to get it back by using a piece of software called Recuva from Piriform. Recuva is extremely easy to use and is wizard driven so you can easily customise your search and retrieval options. Once you have completed your search, you will be presented with a screen similar to the one shown below. Here you can view deleted files and right click on the files to recover them and view other options.

    Click here to go to Piriform’s download page.

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    How to Recover Deleted Items Using Microsoft Outlook

    Note: these procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook and you are connected to an Exchange Server.

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