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Data Software

Power BI Toggle Switch visualisation updated

Sometimes it’s the little things that get me excited; so I was delighted to find out the Power BI toggle switch visualisation has been updated. This handy little graphic allows a user to click on it to filter the data in other visualisations to a value, or values, that you specify in the options; and […]

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Data Software

Conditional formatting based on values from another query

We an issue we were able to cunningly solve in the query editor; we wanted to show in our report which values in one query had a match in the other. One query was a list of features on a site, the other was a list of core features. We wanted the site features to […]

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Automation Software

PowerAutomate: Copy/Paste switch conditions

I was delighted to see the ‘Copy to/Paste from clipboard’ feature introduced some months ago; however I could never seem to get it working from one switch condition to another. After a bit of research, I found a way to do it…

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Internet tips Open Source Software

WordPressing with style Part 2: Plug-ins

What is a plug-in? Where do they go? What are the essential ones? And where do I find them all in one file? Let the Information Handyman guide you through this three-step process for adding functionality to your WordPress installation…

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Classification EDRMS and ECM Records Management Software

How to Manage Emails: Taming the Outlook silos with Mail Manager

One of the abiding concerns of records managers is how to manage emails. Theoretically it is simple; they should be managed as you would other records. Practically, however, the situation is fraught with complexity

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Classification EDRMS and ECM Open Source Records Management Software

The future of EDRMS: change is ours for the taking

In my previous post I dealt with a fundamental difference between records management and the Web 2.0 environment – namely hierarchical classification vs tagging. I posited that EDRMS providers will have to take this, as well as other Web 2.0 functionality, into consideration when building their systems for the future. Steve Bailey has prompted this […]

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Internet tips Open Source Software

WordPressing with style part 1: themes

Sure, content is king, but without some hip design features, you’re headed for the dustbin of Web 1.0. Read on, reader, to find links to the best selection of themes, an easy to use generator to customise your own theme and instructions on how to make that theme work on your site.

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EDRMS and ECM Open Source Software

Open source software: building profitable solutions for people

In the computer software market there is a movement that is gaining tremendous momentum throughout the world. It promises a way out of the trap that has been snaring businesses and consumers. A trap that forces them to pay for a dizzying collection of services that they are unable to modify, and probably don’t want.

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Open Source Software

HowTo: Setting up an ad-free blog on a budget in the UK

We’ve all seen them, those swish looking professional sites featuring regular updated articles that everyone is always linking to and which seem to attract all the traffic. Maybe you’ve a pile of content itching to be let loose with your creative juices or you’d just like to show your family what you’re up to without […]

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Freedom of information Open Source Software

HowTo: Putting the FOI Monitor into action

A help file to assist you with using the free Freedom of Information Act monitoring software available from the ‘FOI Monitor’ link above.