Learn to create an index for your Word documents in a fraction of the time you’d think. Continue reading
It’s not uncommon to use a table of contents or to dread the work it takes to create one manually. All the formatting involved can be the stuff of nightmares for weeks on end. Here’s what you need to know in order to avoid those nightmares for good. Continue reading
Out with the Document Map and in with the Navigation Pane.
Use the Navigation Pane in Word 2010 to rearrange the sections of your document. Continue reading
If you find yourself frequently going back to edit the last Word file closed, then I’m sure that you’d find it extremely helpful to start Word and that last file at the same time… Learn how to create a shortcut to do just that. Continue reading
Here’s an interesting little gem that will allow you to copy formatting such as headers, footers and paragraph settings from one file to another without a whole lot of hassle. Continue reading
Are you looking to put a little space in-between your MS Word paragraphs, but don’t know where to find the option to do so? April has your answer right here, and it’s easier than you think! Continue reading
MS Word: Insert Text Boxes That Come With Their Own Pizzazz
I often find myself using text boxes in Word for a variety of reasons… often it’s something that needs to stand out from all the rest of the text, or needs to be very mobile… and let’s face it, moving plain text around is just a pain.
Some people have one central location where they open Office files from on a regular basis… but others have several locations, and it’s a bit of a pain to constantly navigate from one location to another.
The more files you open, the bigger that pain becomes until it’s an all out headache.
You’ve got to be
There are times when I’ve found myself working in MS Word, and I’ve needed a title or header for a page or section that was more of a title bar… something like this:
To create it, I could choose a text box and then format it appropriately but the reality is that it’s not
It’s not uncommon for us to find ourselves dragging a picture or drawing object around a document to place it where we need it, and then to turn around, go back to the Ribbon to set the word wrapping.
Let’s face it, sometimes it feels like a good 10 minutes before we’re done tinkering with these basic things, after inserting a picture
Many of us use the Print Screen button to capture screenshots… basically it’s a copy of whatever was on the screen when you hit the button and then it’s available to paste into your programs.
You may also know about the advantage of combining the Alt key with the Print Screen – it captures only the active window or dialog box.
MS Word: Pick and Choose Which Non-Printing Characters to Display
If you’ve ever used Word’s ability to display the non-printing characters in a document, you know how helpful it can be to visually verify information such as the actual number of spaces, tabs or paragraph marks present.
However, when you use that feature you
MS Word: Using a Spreadsheet Within a Document
On more than one occasion, I’ve found that within a document I’ve needed to present data that really should be set up in Excel.
Don’t get me wrong, Word’s tables are great, but when it comes to calculations and numeric data displays, Excel wins hands down.
MS Word: Stop Numbering Table Rows Manually, Word Can Do That for You
It’s not that uncommon… you’ve got a table in MS Word where you need the rows numbered, so you find yourself manually keying them in.
…1 – down arrow – 2 – down arrow – 3 – down arrow – 4
Do you work with a lot of Google Docs documents? Do you have spreadsheets, Word documents, PDF reports, PowerPoint presentations stored in your Google Docs account, and are looking for an easier way to create or manage these documents from Microsoft Office desktop UI?
There are tons of desktop apps available for managing Google Docs documents, but recently Google has released an official add-in which
MS Word: How To Ensure That Your Formatting Is Kept When You Copy And Paste Text
When you copy and paste text, do you ever find yourself wondering why sometimes certain formatting traits were pasted with the text and at others aren’t?
It can seem sort of random to most people… and random is
MS Office: A Picture of a Different Shape
Today I want to point out a very simple and quick way to change the way pictures and graphics are displayed in your documents, presentations, worksheets, etc…
We’re going to take a look at how the fill of a shape can really make a difference in
Rose from Coon Rapids MN asks:
When I am typing a document in Word 2007, I get a wide space between the lines. How do you reduce that space?
Rose, thanks for the question. The search for your answer helped me find an answer to a question I was too lazy to