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Mon
17
Mar
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AutoCorrect in MS Word

I received an e-mail from one of my subscribers, making an inquiry as follows: "We have a health savings account, which is referred to as 'HSA.' I often need to refer to it in inter-office emails, or in Word documents. Even though I have put HSA in ... my custom dictionary, both Word and Outlook change those three letters (IN ALL CAPS) automatically to HAS. It won't even highlight the word and then ask me to change it or to 'add to dictionary.' I have to go back within the letters and change them each time I use it. I thought that, once you put something into the custom dictionary, Word and ... (view more)

Mon
21
Jan
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Keep With Next: MS Word

It is very frustrating to see headings as the last line on a page, or referred to and then displayed on the following page. This can easily be prevented with one click. There are four different advanced page layout commands and you should be aware ... of how they relate to one another. Follow the steps below to learn how: In Word versions 97-2003, click on Format | Paragraph. In Word 2007 Click on ALT + H for Home and the Paragraph Group.) Click the Line and Page Breaks tab. The first four options are the ones that you should consider: Keep with next - keeps both the selected paragraph(s) and the ... (view more)

Mon
14
Jan
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Set a language to a Style in Word

When you enter text into your Word document other than English, chances are Word will not recognize it and will interpret it as misspelled. If it is necessary for you to have sections of non-English text within your English-language Word documents, ... then you know how annoying it is when Word checks the spelling of the non-English text using its English dictionary. Word is programmed to automatically proofread your document for the language version that is installed on your computer. If you purchased your licensed copy of MS Word in the United States, your text will all be marked as English (U. ... (view more)

Tue
18
Dec
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Finally! Carol's Office 2007 Tips Available!

Attention all MS Office users -- Frustrated by MS Word? Excel just doesn't seem to add up? Feel powerless using PowerPoint and MS Outlook? Enough already! Learn MS Office: The Easy Way Our very own Carol Bratt has done it again -- and just in time ... for the holiday season! Whether you're an MS Office veteran or just beginning to learn the ropes, Carol's new Tips and Tricks eBook series on MS Office 2007 is just for you! If you've ever used the cumbersome help menu in any of the MS Office suites, then you know just how frustrating it can be when you can't find what you're searching for, or the ... (view more)

Fri
14
Dec
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Curves in MS Word

Have you ever wanted a curved line in your MS Word document? Well, with a little tweak here and there you can do it! Follow the steps below: Launch MS Word if it is not already open. Make sure the Drawing toolbar is displayed. If the Drawing toolbar ... is not displayed, follow the steps below: Click on View | Toolbars and select Drawing, or right click on an empty space on the toolbar areas and select Drawing. On the Drawing toolbar, click on AutoShapes. Word will display a menu of different shapes. Click on the Lines option. Word will display a palette of different variations of lines. Click on ... (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)

Tue
04
Dec
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Tips and Tricks: MS Word

There are lots of tips and tricks to use in MS Word to save time and keystrokes and you all know that I love anything that saves time and keystrokes! Below are some of my favorite time savers: Selecting a Word: If you want to select a word, simply ... double-click on the word. MS Word will select the word and the space behind it as well. The punctuation behind the word is ignored, however. Selecting a Sentence: Press CTRL and click on the sentence that you want to select. Selecting a Paragraph: Triple-click anywhere within the paragraph. Save lots of documents simultaneously: Press SHIFT and ... (view more)

Wed
28
Nov
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That Blank Page at the End of Your Word Table!

A reader recently wrote to me asking me how to remove the blank page at the end of the table in her document. When you create a table that ends at the bottom margin in an MS Word document, Word will automatically insert a new blank page. This takes ... place whether you want it or not because there is a paragraph inserted by default at the end of your document. If you click on the pilcrow on your toolbar (looks like a backwards P) it will turn on the Show/Hide button, which will reveal a paragraph mark after the table. This can be very annoying, especially when you do not need an extra page. Word ... (view more)

Mon
19
Nov
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Windows Plug-in Aids Visually Impaired

Microsoft has announced a Word plug-in to make it easier for visually impaired users to use its program. The plug-in will read Word 2003 and 2007 files out loud, and will also convert files from Open XML (the standard format used to save Word 2007 ... files) into DAISY, a format which is easier to use for producing digital audio files. DAISY (Digital Accessible Information Service) is a not-for-profit group based in Zurich, Switzerland. Formed by "talking books libraries," DAISY promotes open standards to make it easier to produce digital files. (Source: Guardian.co.uk ) Reed Shaffner, ... (view more)

Mon
05
Nov
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Paragraph Shading in Word 2007

You can put color behind your text in a word document: not just highlight it, but add color to the entire paragraph! It is fairly straightforward to do in Microsoft Word 2007. Follow the steps below to learn how: Launch MS Word 2007 if it is not ... already open. Key in the text to your document. In the Home tab on the Ribbon, in the Paragraph group, you will see a button that looks like can of paint. This is the Shading button. Click on the down arrow and on the resulting menu you will see a palette of colors that you can choose from to shade your paragraph. Select your color of your choosing. ... (view more)

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