Monday, April 24, 2017

Large Documents

Plan ahead


Jack M. Lyon has prepared a list of steps to be considered when working with large documents:
"I can't leave the topic of typesetting without explaining some of the things I learned on the last book I typeset--in Microsoft Word. The book had more than 400 pages and several hundred footnotes, and Word would have handled it better if I'd been more particular about the following:"

Typesetting Tips for Word


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Work that Menu

List of project docs


A collection of tips including:

Word (pre-07) allows you to add a menu to the toolbar that can keep a list of papers you're working on:


  1. Go to Tools>Customize.
  2. Click the Commands tab.
  3. Under the list of Categories, click Built-in menus.
  4. Under the list of Commands, locate and drag the Work menu to your toolbar.
  5. Click Close

Work Menu

In Word 2007+, you can see a list of 50 recently used documents when you click the Office logo. If you don't want them to drop off the list, they can be pinned.


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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Spell Checker Update

Word 2007+

A discussion of how Spell Checker works and how it has improved over the years.

Support.Office.com


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Calculating Time

Using EditTime field

Word keeps track of the time you spend editing. You can use this to figure out how to bill your time.

Paul McFedries


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Friday, March 10, 2017

Click and Type

Custom fields


It’s often useful to create “click-and-type” text placeholders. The idea is that you click the placeholder, and then you type the required text.

WordRibbon.Tips.net


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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Charts and Tables

Q&A

Word 2007-13 handles charts in a different manner than previously. The Excel Charting program is used instead of MSGraph.

Word Ribbon Tips


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Style Sets

Formatting collections

Here is a tutorial about Style sets. You can develop and reuse your own collection of font/attribute choices.

How to use:


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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Language Formatting

Spell Check

When you use another language in your document, the spell checker will find errors in the text.
To avoid that, format the words with a language style.

TechRepublic.com


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Code Copy

Excel to Word

You can select, copy, and paste to put Excel data into a Word document, but this piece of VBA automates to process.


VBAExpress.com


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Drag Query to Word

Drop in

Rather than duplicate the effort, an Access query can be dragged into a Word document.

TechRepublic.com


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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Quick Parts

Reusable

Word 2007+ uses the term Quick Parts for Building Blocks.
You can use any kind of content, including pictures, tables, document properties, hyperlinks, and more to create a building block.

Blogs.MSDN.com


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Friday, January 20, 2017

Make Templates

How to

This link tells what you need to know to create templates for your own or organizational use.

Office.Microsoft.com


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Line Numbers

Count them all


  1. In Word, click Page Layout (File > Page Setup).

  2. Click Line Numbers.

  3. Choose Line Numbering Options.

  4. Click Line Numbering . . . .

  5. Put a check in the box labeled "Add line numbering."

  6. Set "Start at" to 1, "From text" to "Auto," and "Count by" to 1.

  7. Under "Numbering" select "Restart each page."

  8. Click OK.

  9. Click OK.

  10. Make sure you're looking at Print Layout.




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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Autofit Table

Fit to page

Select the table and right-click.
Scroll to Autofit and then select AutoFit to Window.

Word will automatically adjust the table width to any margin or page orientation changes.

Here are some more table fit suggestions:

TechRepublic.com


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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Last Doc Shortcut

Back Quick

"A separate shortcut with a special switch that will open the last document that was open in Word."

Last Document


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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Move Up the Page

The old fingers walking trick

If you want to move words, paragraphs, bullets, up or down the keyboard shortcut is Shift+Alt + Up/Down/ arrow.


HowtoGeek.com


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Friday, December 09, 2016

Multiple-Choice Template

A, B, or C

A template for creating a test paper.
Multiple-choice test or survey kit:

MSDN.com


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Friday, November 25, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Auto Backup

Beep, beep


Automatically creates backups on every save.


AutoHistory: Every time you save your document (and something has changed), a backup (of the history) is created.

AutoHistory


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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Sources

Citations, Bibliographies, Equations, References

When putting together a research paper, one is expected to quote authorities.
Word can make it possible:

Final Paper Time


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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Hidden Data

Secrets revealed

Ed Bott has a discussion on Metadata. That information, such as names and notes, which is hidden in Word documents.

MrBLaw


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Monday, October 24, 2016

Word Features

New or reacquaint

2007 came up with a number of new and improved features. Most are the same in 2010-13.
Here's a description of some built in tools.

Beyond the Ribbon


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Monday, October 17, 2016

Custom QAT

Access additions


Applications put most of the most-used commands on the Home tab's Ribbon, not everything is there. You may want to add Close, Close All, or Print commands, for example.

In the upper Left corner is the Quick Access Tool bar.

To update the QAT:
Click the down-pointing arrow to the right of the QAT.
Choose any common commands (New, Close, Print, etc.) by checking the option.


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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Merge Formatting Extended

Manipulation

When you merge data into Word, it takes on the formatting of the target document.
This tip allows you the dictate the appearance of merged data.


WordRibbon.Tips.Net


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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Command Reference

2003-2007-2010-2016

Those of you that are just now making the switch to the Ribbon world, will find this valuable.

ComputerWorld.com


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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Tips for Office

Suggestions

TechRepublic lists a number of areas that you might explore when training is needed for a new Office version.

Here are a few:
  • LINKS TO TIP SHEETS AND ARTICLES
    "Instead of telling your users to go out to Microsoft.com and do a search, put hyperlinks to the printer-friendly version of tip sheets and articles on your company's main portal page. Providing links to information you know they need will help you cover the training bases. And presenting the links on an internal web site they already use will show your users that it's okay to go outside of their four firewalls to learn something new. Include your favorite hyperlink in your signature line so it goes out in every e-mail you send."
  • ONLINE TRAINING
  • E-LEARNING
  • WEBCASTS
  • VIRTUAL TRAINING
  • MULTILINGUAL SCREENTIPS AND TRANSLATIONS
  • COMMAND REFERENCE GUIDES
  • OFFICE ONLINE AT WORK
10 ways to train your users on Office for free


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Where's the Template?

Find and/change storage spots



Describes the different template categories and the locations of templates in 2007 & 2010 Office programs. Also describes the registry settings that control where to find your custom templates.

Support.Microsoft.com


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