Taming Technology with Training

I’m Elaine Giles and I’m a technology consultant based in Manchester, UK.

My passion is technology and I love to share that passion via live training sessions, video demos and written tutorials. I have a YouTube Channel with many training videos for design applications including Photoshop, Pixelmator, Acorn, Sketch and many more together with videos demonstrating the Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
One of my passions is designing slides and many of those I have designed and presented can be seen on my SlideShare page.

If I can help you please get in touch.

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Tips, Tricks and Technology Anecdotes

Tales from the IT Frontline

Clip to DEVONthink from Opera

As anyone who has heard an episode of MacBites will already know I love my browsers. At the height of my collecting I had 17 different browsers installed! What can I say? A geek can NEVER have too much tech!

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New Scrivener 3 Styles Course

The most comprehensive Scrivener 3 Styles course available is now ready for your enjoyment. Dedicated to deep diving the new styles feature in Scrivener 3 for Mac it covers everything you need to know to save time and frustration when creating your content in Scrivener.

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Scrivener 3 for Mac – New Features

Scrivener 3 for Mac the awesome toolkit for authors, writers and creatives from Literature and Latte was released on 20 November and in this session I demonstrated a wide range of the amazing new features available.

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Scrivener for iOS – FULL Tutorial

5 years in the making Scrivener for iOS is the highly anticipated mobile version of the desktop writing studio Scrivener. The iOS version launched on 20 July 2016. This video covers a complete range of the application’s features.

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How to Create a macOS Sierra Installation Boot Disk

Whatever your feelings are about the "download only" delivery method Apple imposes for its operating system updates you would be well advised to ensure you have a bootable version of the OS for future emergency use. Especially important as the installer automatically...

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Opening Your Local Dropbox Folder from Alfred

This is a quick tutorial showing how to implement an Alfred command to open your local Dropbox folder. In fact with a few small changes it can be adapted to open any folder. Using the Alfred Command Once implemented you will able to use a keyword to open you local...

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ScreenFlow 6 Review

ScreenFlow 6 Review ScreenFlow is one of those rare easy-to-use yet professional level must-have apps for the Mac Platform. It is a screencasting studio allowing users to record, edit and share professional screencasts. Owned by Telestream since August 2008,...

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How to Create an OS X Installation Disk: Important Update

Every time Apple release new major versions of OS X I create a video showing you how to create a boot disk from the downloaded installer. Most of the time once you've checked the boot disk works you can safely leave it in a drawer until the fateful day you need...

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