If the spell checker in MS Word has stopped working, this tip describes methods for getting it back up and running. 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
MS Word: Manually Move Table Rows or Columns Without Copy and Paste
Let’s face it, there are just times when the table you’ve set up now seems to be “out of order”. You find yourself wishing that the 3rd row was now the 5th row and that the 4th column should have actually have been the 2nd.
We’ve all done it at one time or another… you need to create a new file that’s pretty much identical to another one, so you open the file that you have, make the changes and then save it.
In that very, very short time while you watch the file being saved you are struck speechless with the horrible realization that you just made a
How much time have you spent customizing the Quick Access Toolbar in your MS Office 2007 programs?
If you’re anything like me then it’s quite a lot…
When you move to a new computer – or maybe decide that you want the one at home to match the one at work – what do you do?
It’s called a Drop Cap and, while this may not be something that we would use every day, it is a quick and very easy way to add a little something extra to your documents, making it something that would be a good addition to our “Hey, I know how to do that” list.
When writing email, there are times I would like to use a superscript (degree F) and subscript (H2O). Is there a way to have them available?
Franklyn, if you’re using Microsoft Word or Outlook 2007 or 2010, you can easily add either superscript…
If you’ve recently given up your Microsoft Office 2003 for the “latest, greatest” version, Office 2010, you may be a bit disoriented.
You’ve heard the hype about the new Ribbon User Interface but now you’re faced with actually having to use it…
If it’s not something you’re taking to easily or just feel like you need more guidance, I have a suggestion or two
The other day we talked about a method to copy and paste the OFFICEUI files (which contain all the custom User Interface information for one of the Office 2010 programs). It’s a good method, but it requires you to know where to look for the files.
It’s a great way to save your customizations, in case something happens to your system
Do you “undo” a lot in MS PowerPoint?
Ever run out of undo steps and wish for more?
If your response was yes, here’s what you need to know about PowerPoint to get a few (or a lot) more undo steps added to your list.
MS Word: Moving In a New Direction
Ever find yourself looking to rotate text in MS Word?
Maybe you’re trying to make a flyer with phone number tabs across the bottom? Or, maybe you need to run some text down the side of a document and you don’t want
When you open a file in one of your MS Office programs, do you find that you’re always navigating away from “My Documents” to some other folder?
Ever wish that it would just open up to that location in the first place?
If so, here’s the good news… you can set each program to go directly to whatever location you desire, when you