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Mon
22
Oct
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Format Using Change Case and Clear Formatting in MS Word 2007

There are a couple of ways to make formatting easier for you in Word 2007 and I am all about time saving and fewer key strokes! It isn't always easy to find everything on the Ribbon in Word 2007, but this should help you out. You could change case ... and clear formatting in older versions of MS Word and now I will tell you how to do it in the latest version! To change case in your document, follow the steps below: Open the Home tab. In the Font group, click the Change Case command. You can also use the shortcut Shift + F3 to do the same thing. The command Clear Formatting is very intuitive and ... (view more)

Mon
15
Oct
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Viewing your Entire Document Width in MS Word

Sometimes you create wide documents that you will print in Landscape mode in MS Word and then it is very bothersome that you have to keep scrolling left and right within your document all the time. You can try to overcome this inconvenience by ... following the steps below: From the View menu, click on Zoom. Word displays the Zoom dialog box. Make sure that the Page Width button is selected. Click on OK. This action will cause Word to reduce or increase the magnification that is applied to your document so that the entire width of your document will fit on the screen at one time. Depending on the ... (view more)

Thu
11
Oct
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Microsoft Patches Itself Up

Concerned about gaping holes in Microsoft Word, Outlook Express, or Internet Explorer? With a handful of updates recently made available, users of these programs can rest a bit easier. Microsoft has now made available six security updates for its ... products, filling holes in the above programs plus Kodak Image Viewer (which ships with Windows). The update itself fixes a total of nine bugs in MS software, four of which have been deemed critical. (Source: informationweek.com ) Perhaps the most frightening of the bugs is the one staring down college students as they ready for fall essays and exams ... (view more)

Wed
10
Oct
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Create a Chart in MS Word using MS Graph

Sometimes when you are preparing a report you would like to add a chart to your document. The good news is that you can, and it is also very easy to do. Follow the steps below to create your chart in MS Word: On the Insert menu, click Object. Click ... the Create New tab. In the Object type box, click Microsoft Graph Chart. Click OK. To replace the sample data, follow these steps: Click a cell on the datasheet. Type the new text or numbers. If necessary, you can import data from a text file, a Lotus 1-2-3 file, or an MS Excel worksheet. You can also copy data from another program. To return to MS ... (view more)

Wed
18
Jul
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Being Politically Correct in MS Word

Sometimes you want to be careful to use gender-neutral words in your documents. Word's grammar checker offers an option that will underline words that violate this gender neutrality with a green squiggly line, similar to what it does for sentence ... fragments, run-on sentences, and other grammar misfits. To ask Word to check for gender-specific terms such as 'policeman', follow the steps below: In Word 2002/2003: Choose Tools | Options from the main menu. Go to Spelling ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jul
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Create Hyperlinks from One Word Document to Another

I bet you didn't know that you can link documents together in MS Word. Well guess what? You can! Why bother linking documents together? You can hyperlink documents together so that the folks who read them can click on a hyperlink that will take them ... to a previous document that is referred to in the instant document. Say you've written to a colleague asking them to use information from a sales database to create a mail merge letter announcing a "Spring sale". You can create a hyperlink to a document instructing them how to create a merge letter. Word makes it super easy to link to ... (view more)

Wed
04
Jul
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AutoText in Word 2007

AutoComplete has been disabled in Word 2007 due to the enormous quantity of Building Blocks (the expanded successor to AutoText) that would otherwise cause AutoComplete to occur just about all the time. Now, what do I do? To force completion after ... typing the first four characters, you'll need to press the F3 key. This will work with any Building Block, not just AutoText. But, it will work only if there are no other entries that begin with the same four letters. Some users are finding it useful to use AutoCorrect entries instead of AutoText entries as a work-around, and to purposely create ... (view more)

Tue
15
May
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Use Word 2007's Options To Change Your Default Document Folder

Each time you save a Word 2007 file, it winds up in the My Documents folder. I will tell you how to change your default document folder for Word 2007 files. In Windows, all your Word documents save to the My Documents folder by default. However, you ... may require that you save your documents to a folder on a network server. Rather than navigating to the network server every time you need to save a file, you can change the default so your Word 2007 files automatically save to the correct folder. Follow the steps below: Click the Office button. Click the Word Options button. Click Save. Under ... (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)

Tue
09
Jan
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Send Document as Email: MS Word

Whether your colleagues are in the next office or in another country, sharing files isn't very difficult with MS Word. You can turn a document into the body of an email message or you can send a file as an attachment to an email message. You don't ... even have to leave Word to send the message! When you send a document as the body of an email message, it doesn't lose it's formatting. It is sent in HTML (hypertext markup language) format, the same way web pages are formatted for universal viewing. What makes this particularly useful is that when you receive a document in HTML format, you can edit ... (view more)

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