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Create multiple list levels in Word

At times you may need to create a list within a list. When you come across a situation like this, try to revise the passage so that you can create two separate lists, since sublists quickly render documents more complex than they need to be. However, using

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Restart list numbering in Word

When you create many numbered lists in a document, the first list might be the only one to start at the number one. Subsequent lists start at the number after the last number in the preceding list. In some cases, this is what you want to do.

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Add a paragraph to a Word list item

At times, you may need to add a paragraph to a list item but you don’t want the second paragraph to automatically receive a number or a bullet. For instance, you might want to explain something further about the first paragraph using additional words or an illustration.

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Creating lists in Word

From sequencing instructions to grouping similar objects, lists help make your writing clearer in many ways. They’re especially handy when a document contains a large, solid block of text that contains several lists. Breaking up large blocks of text and adding white space makes a document easier

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Resizing table rows and columns

At times you may need to make certain Word table rows taller or shorter, or columns wider or narrower. You can do this using your mouse and the rulers at the top and left of the Word document window. To resize a table row of column, follow

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Adding Excel objects to a Word document

Business documents commonly include both: tables of data charts based on such tables taken from spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel. Adding such objects to a Word document is easier to do than you might think.

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Creating headers and footers

Readers need signposts to help them navigate long documents. Writers provide those signposts using headers and footers, blocks of text at either the top or bottom of the page, respectively. Headers and footers are visually separate from the main body of the document. Page numbers may be

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Avoid using manual tabs in Word

Want to line up specific elements over several rows, to make them look like individual columns? You can do this using tabs, but to do so means that if you want to change the spacing later, you need to change each line one at a time. There’s

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Viewing two pages at once

It’s easy enough to do when you read a dead tree book – just put your thumb in the table of contents or index while you flip from page to page looking for the stuff you want. You can easily view two documents on screen as well,

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Bookmarking your document

When you create a cross-reference in a Word document, you can choose a number of different “hooks” to link that reference to. Headings, tables and numbered items might be the most popular such hooks. Sometimes, though, hooks aren’t precisely where you want them to be, so you

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