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Wed
28
Feb
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Customize a Toolbar with Readymade Buttons: MS Word

You can add buttons for existing commands to your toolbar using the steps below. Click the More Buttons button on the toolbar where you want to add a new button. This appears on the right edge of a docked toolbar (a toolbar that appears along the ... edge of the window), or on the top-left corner of a floating toolbar (a toolbar that appears on top of the document, that has its own title bar and close button). Click Add or Remove buttons. Word offers buttons from which you can choose that appear on the toolbar. Click the buttons you want to add or remove. A new button now appears on the toolbar ... (view more)

Tue
20
Feb
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Record and Run a Macro in MS Word

Many times you find yourself doing the same task over and over and sometimes a task is very difficult for a new user or it's a task that is used so infrequently that even an experienced user has to take the time to figure out exactly how it's done ... again! Luckily MS Word enables you to record the steps to accomplish your tasks and store them as a macro. A macro lets you run the steps quickly by pressing a shortcut key or by clicking a customized button on your toolbar. Macros are automatically stored in the Normal template. When you exit Word, you will see a prompt asking whether you want to ... (view more)

Wed
31
Jan
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Use GoTo to Locate Text in a Document: MS Word

You can always use your keyboard and mouse to navigate through a long document, Word provides several handy techniques for quickly moving to a certain page, section, heading, footnote, endnote, etc. Use the Edit | GoTo command. Click the Select ... Browse Object button on the bottom of the vertical scrollbar. Display the Document Map It is very easy to lose your place when working with a long document if you're trying to find a particular item such as a name or a footnote, etc. Knowing the above techniques will help you to quickly find your place so you can spend your time concentrating on wiring ... (view more)

Thu
18
Jan
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Create a Web Page: MS Word

You don't have to be a programmer to create a Web page. It's simple and fun when you use MS Word. In fact, anyone with Word experience can create Web pages very easily using the features that Word provides. You can begin with a blank page or an ... existing document, but it's the Save As Web Page command that converts regular documents into Web pages. Word creates special codes in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) that the Web uses to control how a Web page appears and it does all of this behind the scenes! You don't even have to see them or know what they are! It's a very simple process, whether ... (view more)

Thu
04
Jan
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Insert Comments: MS Word

Whether or not your document has been protected, you may want to comment on a document without adding to the text itself. Like sticky notes attached to a page, your comments stay apart from the main flow of the document. You place them in a separate ... pane, like footnotes. If you have the proper equipment, you can record an audio comment rather than typing text. If you type comments directly in the document, you may forget to remove them before the final print. Also, you cannot tell who made the comment. MS Word's comment feature records not only the comment but also the person who made it. Use ... (view more)

Wed
06
Dec
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Rotate and Flip an Object: MS Word

When an object does not appear to be going in the right direction in MS Word, you can flip or rotate it to your preference. When you want to pivot the object to that it is at a different angle, you can change its rotation. If you want a mirror image ... of the object, you can flip it. To rotate follow the steps below: Select the object so that sizing handles surround it. Click the Free Rotate button on the Drawing toolbar. This changes the sizing handles to green circles and changes the mouse pointer as well. Drag any of the green handles to pivot the object. When you are finished, click away ... (view more)

Fri
06
Oct
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Draw a Table: MS Word

Another way to create a table in MS Word is to draw it by using two buttons found on the Tables and Borders toolbar. Using your mouse, you can drag a rectangle on the screen and then divide it into rows and columns of varying sizes and shapes. When ... the table you're creating is a simple grid, using the Table button works well. But sometimes you want larger and smaller cells, rows, having different numbers or sizes of columns, or various columns divided into several row arrangements. In this case, you can use the Draw Table feature to sketch out the exact structure of the table at the outset, ... (view more)

Thu
05
Oct
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Insert Rows and Columns in Tables: MS Word

You've already learned how to add a new row to the bottom of a table by pressing Tab from the bottom-right cell in a table [refer to this article ]. You can also insert rows and columns between existing ones, using the methods below. Choose Table | ... Insert and specify where to insert the new row or column. The menu has a number of choices. To insert a row, first select the row that will move down to make room for the new row. (One way to do this is to move the mouse pointer to the far-left side of the table and click once.) Then click the Insert Row button that appears where the Insert button ... (view more)

Tue
15
Aug
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Creating Templates: Outlook 2003

Ever get tired of sending out the same old e-mail to everyone in your department every month? Well do I have a cool tip for you! In Outlook 2003 you can create an e-mail message and save it as a template so that you can use it over and over again. ... If you use Word as your e-mail editor, you will have to disable that option. To do this, select Tools | Options and select the Mail Format tab. De-select the Use Microsoft Word to edit email messages, then click apply and OK. From the Outlook menu, select File | New, Mail Message. Complete the Subject portion of the message and type any desired text ... (view more)

Fri
11
Aug
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Format Painter: MS Word

MS Word's Format Painter is a very cool means of copying just the format of one word or paragraph, then pasting (or painting) it onto others. It's a shortcut that is very easy to master and pays off handsomely in a document with inconsistent ... formatting. Format Painter works on two levels: character and paragraph. You can copy just the character formatting -- fonts, font sizes, font attributes -- or character style from one word and apply it to other words. Or you can copy the paragraph formatting (line spacing, alignment, indentation, et al.) or paragraph style from one paragraph and apply it ... (view more)

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