Create simple online surveys

Create simple online surveys using Excel and OneDrive, OneDrive for Business. Have seen this done at seminars recently and wondered how.

Here’s how!

Good Luck


4 links on Microsoft Planner

This new planing tool has potential for

  • my own business planning
  • coordinating and developing custom courses with training providers and clients
  • all those people for whom MS Project is too much tool.

I need to spend some quality time digging in to this myself. These links are because people are asking about it, so you can make a start without waiting for me!

I think this might be worth an online exploring session in September. Your feedback welcome.

Bookings via Office 365

The online bookings feature is currently rolling out for Office 365. I am very interested in this as I have to move my online schedule (a calendar) before the old Office 365 public site feature goes away. I will do a review when I have the feature live, especially regarding security and end user access.

In the interim, some light reading:

Steven Knight

LiveCycle Designer Links

Some quick links for those starting to work  with calculations in LiveCycle Designer forms. Looking at conducting an online seminar on calculation basics in October 2016. More soon…

Be present when listening

My pick from my Sunday breakfast watching TED Talks is Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation.

My takeaway is: “Be present when listening” I am aware that when listening to trainees tell me about their requirements at the start of a course, I have to resist mentally multi tasking and focus!

Office 365 Planning, Migrating, Adoption resources

Microsoft have gathered a range of resources for Office 365 covering SharePoint, Office and Skype for Business as well as planning and end user adoption at When you get there click about a bit, a lot of the “good stuff” is a couple of clicks down.

These resources are of use to you if you have recently moved to one of the many varieties of Office 365. I’ll be reviewing this in more detail myself next month as part of revamping my own SharePoint site.

Go Explore…

Two Live Cycle Designer Questions

Q. Can I total values in a table, e.g. one amount in a number field per row?

To cover a related question, this approach should work for check boxes in a table which gave been allocated values

Assuming you have a table with repeating rows in place

Form with Table prepared , rows and fields renamed
Form with Table prepared , rows and fields renamed

You then need to open the script editor panel via the Window menu.

Select the field that will act as the grand total – in my example, this is called Total.

In the Object panel set value to Calculated Read Only

Set Value to Calculated Read Only

Set Value to Calculated Read Only

In the Script Editor panel choose calculate

In the Script Editor panel, choose Calculate
In the Script Editor panel, choose Calculate

Set the Language to FormCalc

Set language to FormCalc
Set language to FormCalc

Then in the panel add the following code – Use your table name, row name and field name. Read  [*] as saying “for each instance of the object” “This” refers to the currently selected object, in this case the grand total field.


Save and test

Use tab key to move from field to field
Use tab key to move from field to field. This will trigger the recalculation of the total.

Q. Can I auto-number my rows?

Yes you can, but you will need to be comfortable with adding some code.  Please read this very good article here “Numbering rows in a LiveCycle Designer table or repeating subform” which also has a sample file.

I’d like to do a video on this, but due to time limitations, I wont make promises I can’t keep.

Best Wishes