Neil Malek


Neil Malek is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Adobe Certified Expert from Orlando. For the last seventeen years, he’s been teaching every piece of software he could get his hands on. Five years ago, he started Knack Training so he could focus on creating fun classes with real-world results.

Neil’s Session:

File Triage: Working Smarter, Not Harder in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

If you’re responsible for editing, managing, and combining files that others have created, this session will cut to the heart of all those sticking points and frustrations. Learn why some of your slides have numbers and some don’t, or why there’s a different font on one paragraph in your Word document, or how to stop someone from typing bad data into your spreadsheet. This session gives you the quickest, easiest tools to solve major problems you face every day.

Topics include:

  • Clear Formatting, Format Painting, and Copying Formatting
  • Paste Special Techniques
  • Working with Paragraph Styles in Word
  • Find and Replace Special Characters and Formatting
  • Creating Dynamic Named Ranges in Excel
  • Building Drop-Down Menus
  • Adjusting Slide Masters and Layouts
  • Convert to SmartArt
  • Smart Use of Speaker Notes

Book Neil’s session (as well as over 50 others) for just $49 at and help us to support Vickie Sokol Evans.