As a Virtual PA, I get asked for advice on how to use or do a simple function within a Microsoft package. For those of us who use the software all the time, it is almost second nature and can be difficult to explain. Nevertheless, some people don’t use Microsoft packages daily and need a little more help. Most Virtual PAs ask you to send the document to them so they can do the work for you.
Today I was asked ‘How do I copy a formula in Excel2. For any experienced Virtual PA this task would be a 15 seconds job. This would include opening the document, making the change, and then saving and returning the document to you. This does not, however, teach you how to do the task yourself and can cause hours of distress and frustration.
For this reason, myPA Virtual Services have decided that we are going to run a series of blog posts that will teach you how to do these tasks. We hope that you will find the instructions easy to understand and increase your knowledge of Microsoft.