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The Away PA provides an "on demand" secretarial and business support service in conjunction with it's online office "Head Office". To find out more about how you can take advantage of a fully supported office, anywhere, any time, visit the Head Office website or The Away PA Website or email
or telephone 08450 527565.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Get Help With Word 2007

Microsoft Office 2007 brings with it countless improvements over the 2003 version but some features, especially the new ribbon interface, can be a little tricky to get to grips with. This interactive guide from Microsoft takes you step-by-step through the transition from 2003 to 2007.

Download Guide

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Free Alternative to Adobe Photoshop is intended as a replacement for the limited Paint progam that comes with Windows. is a free image and photo manipulation program that supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects adn a number of tools and effects.

It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials and plugins. Apart from GIMP, it does not seem to have many rivals as far as freebies are concerned.

Request a FREE introduction on how to get started in

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Free Alternative Software to the Microsoft Office Suite

If you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office Open Office is a worthy contender and it's absolutely FREE!

Open Office, developed by Sun Micro Systems, is a hugely popular alternative and is free to download and use - not bad given that the standard edition of Microsoft Office costs in the region of £250.

The fact that it's free often leads people t think Open Office has limited features, but this is not true: the current Version 3 has functionality that rivals Microsoft Office. Open Office will also save files as Microsoft versions - useful for sharing with those using Microsoft products.

There is also readily available a selection of official Open Office Tutorials. If, however, you would like more in depth eduction the software, or prefer to be professionally trained on a one-to-one basis, then training is available from The Away PA.

Lessons are carried out in 1 hour modules via an interactive training room and are tailored to your requirements. You can take as many or as few lessons as you wish - there is no minimum requirement. To find out more, contact The Away PA by email: or telephone 08450 527565.

Zoho is an online office suite which is great for creating and editing documents online, but there will always be those times where you would prefer to use a standard application from your local drive (eg, Open Office above).

A plug in for Microsoft Office lets you edit your Zoho documents using Word and Excel. Download the Plugin.