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Tue
09
Mar
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Combine Documents in MS Word

"I have several Word files that I must combine for a book. The largest file has headers and footers. When I combine files, the footer and header spreads throughout the combined document. How can I combine and isolate headers and footers to one ... section? Thank you for your assistance!" My Response: If you just want the text from a document to be inserted into your current document, you can use an include text field. Follow the steps below to learn how: Insert a pair of field braces by clicking CTRL + F9. Do not insert the braces manually as it will not work. Within the field braces, key in: ... (view more)

Wed
24
Sep
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Add a total Row to your MS Access 2007 Access Table

Prior to Access version 2007, you could calculate totals of your data in query, report or form view. Now, Access 2007 lets you add a Total row field to your tables which seems to make a lot more sense doesn't it? Let's suppose you want to find out ... the average number of hours your employees worked per week in August. Follow the steps below to add a total row to the hours field column in your Employees database: Open your Employees database. In the Navigation pane, double-click the tale that records the hours worked for the month of August. Click the Hours field name in the open table. Click ... (view more)

Mon
01
Sep
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Put The Finishing Touches On Your Access 2007 Forms In Layout View

Access 2007's new Layout view allows you quickly add finishing touches to the design of your form. In the Layout view, you can add a form title, date and time field to the form's header. You can even add another field control and automatically ... readjust the tab order. Follow the steps below to make adjustments to your Access 2007 form: In the Navigation pane, double-click the form you want to change. On the Home tab, click the View icon and select Layout View. In the Controls group, click the Title command to add a title to the form header. If you wish to change the default title, click and ... (view more)

Mon
05
May
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Finding Items in MS Outlook's Reading Pane

Yesterday, I wanted to sort the 4,000 messages in my Deleted folder by the To field. Now, that field is, by default, not in the reading pane and so I added it, at least I thought I did, but it still didn't appear. Using the Arrange By option to sort ... by the To field didn't prove useful if I couldn't see the actual To items. The problem wasn't in Outlook. Outlook had actually added the To field to the reading pane. I just couldn't see it, because it had been added to the far right. In other words, the To field wasn't visible, but it was there. After a fashion, I eventually found the To field ... (view more)

Tue
11
Dec
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Multiple Footnotes with the Same Reference in MS Word

Recently a reader wrote to me about Multiple Footnotes with the same reference. Her question was: "I know how to do footnotes ... (view more)

Fri
30
Mar
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Managing your Personal Calendar: MS Outlook

Outlook's Calendar folder can keep track of any number of appointments and meetings, whether they are one-time-only meetings or recurring events that repeat on a regular basis. If you want to see more than one month in the Date Navigator, drag the ... border between the Navigation pane and the contents pane to the right. If the Taskpad is visible, drag its border to the left and/or down. Outlook will show as many months as will fit it he space you allot. Appointments have starting and ending times blocked out in your schedule. Events, such as trips, etc. last 24 hours or more. Meetings are ... (view more)

Thu
15
Feb
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Add a Drop-Down List Box: MS Word

Use the easy steps below to create a customized drop-down list field on a form in MS Word. Open the template and remove protection from the form. Click the Drop-down Form Field button. Double-click the field to see the dialog box. Type each choice ... for the drop-down list and click Add. Arrange them in the order you prefer. Click OK. The form displays the typical arrow next to the field. When you click it, the choices are displayed. You can use these same techniques to create an online form for the Web. In this case, however, use the tools on the Web Tools toolbar to create the form fields, ... (view more)

Wed
14
Feb
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Add Controls to a Form: MS Word

You already know how to add simple text fields to a form. Now you can learn how to add and set the properties for Check Box and Drop Down fields in forms. Check boxes and drop-down boxes offer easy ways to select from several choices without having ... to type. Below are the steps to add and customize a check box form field. Open the template to modify it. In order to do this, you might have to change the Files Of Type to All Word Documents so you can see the template (.dot) listed. Click the Protect Form button to unlock the template. Click the Check Box Form Field button next to one choice. ... (view more)

Fri
15
Dec
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How Do I Make Page Numbers Appear as Text in MS Word?

A reader recently asked me how make page numbers appear in the footer of her document as text, rather than as numerals. It took some research, but I found an answer. So, if you ever need to have your page numbers appear as text, follow the steps ... below. View | Headers and Footers. Once you are in either the Header or Footer: Press CTRL | F9 to insert field braces {} (don't type the braces yourself). Type page \*cardtext between the field braces. Press F9 to hide the field code and to update the field. The word "card" in cardtext is an abbreviation of cardinal. Cardinal numbers are ... (view more)

Mon
10
Jul
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Insert Date and Time: MS Word

You can type today's date quickly by using MS Word's AutoComplete. Word's nifty feature that anticipates what you're trying to do and types it for you. You can also insert the date and time from the menu bar. If you can't remember the date, it's not ... a problem. The computer keeps track and inserts the correct date for you. The way you insert the date depends on whether you plan to print this document once or use it regularly. Need to put a time stamp on a document? There's no need to look at your watch and type it by hand. For a One-Time Use Follow these steps to type today's date in a ... (view more)

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