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About garysch

A bit of a techno nut who likes sharing what I know about technology, especially with those who struggle with it. Also through my podcast www.jargonfreehelp.com

Excel: Using the MAX() and MIN() Functions

Want to find the highest or lowest values in the a range in Excel? Then there are two functions that are easy to use to do that. They are MAX(), for finding the highest, or maximum value, and you guessed … Continue reading

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Excel: Using the LARGE() and SMALL() Functions

If you have been using Excel you have probably come across the MAX and MIN functions for finding the highest or lowest values in a range. But what if you want to find the second largest or third and so … Continue reading

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Converting Video Files to MP4 Using VLC

If you want to share files, upload them or use on social media, you’ll probably find that all of these recommend MP4 files. There may be other formats but MP4 is quite universal. Some formats like flv (flash video) are … Continue reading

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Measure Distance Using Google Maps

I wish I had found this feature sooner. On Google Maps you can measure distances by adding points on a map. I needed it as have to do some live streaming and need a really long cable to connect to … Continue reading

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Zoom: How to Record Separate Audio Tracks for Each Speaker

If you have to edit the video from a Zoom recording you might have come across issues with sound from one or more of the speakers. It could be because they had forgotten to mute themselves or perhaps there is … Continue reading

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Zoom: Assigning Co-Hosts

Having a co-host when run a Zoom meeting or webinar can really help manage the call and the participants. This is useful for breakout rooms and also recording for example. The question often asked about co-hosts is “how many co-hosts … Continue reading

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Zoom: Recording to Local Computer and Cloud at the Same Time

As you might expect some of the ideas I get for my blog come from people asking questions, and today was no different. The question they wanted to know was could you record to your computer, a local recording, and … Continue reading

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Zoom: How to Use the Annotate Feature When Screen Sharing

If you have been using the screen sharing in Zoom you might not be aware that there is a feature that allows you to annotate what you are screen sharing. This means you can add text, shapes, lines, arrows or … Continue reading

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Using Your iPhone as a Document Camera

Its not just a document camera that you can use your iPhone for when on a Zoom, MS Teams or Skype call. It can also be as another camera. But here I show you how to use it as a … Continue reading

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Zoom: Switching Chat Off and On

If you are running a webinar attendees can sometimes use the chat to ask a question when you want them to use the Q&A. You might have reminded them but it is easy to do and click on the wrong … Continue reading

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