Posts Tagged Microsoft Word

Changing the look of a Word style

You can change the look of a given set of paragraphs throughout a document by making a change in just one place.

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Using nonprinting characters (formatting symbols) in a document

Non-printing characters (NPCs) show formatting in your document. When you first see these symbols, you might think they’re cluttering up your screen. In fact, they’re designed to be both easily perceptible when you want to see them and easy to ignore when you don’t. And the headaches

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Great document layout tips

I recently wrote a yet-to-be-published article that sprouted from an observation: legal documents, when compared to documents from Adobe, Inc., often look horrid. There’s no good reason for any document to be difficult to read, so I wrote about how important it is for lawyers to improve

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Save multiple open documents with one click

(and one button press) Picture the following scenario: you’re working on two or more open documents at the same time. Instead of saving each document individually, you want your software to save them all for you with one command. Here’s how you make that happen.

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Microsoft Word Now Includes Squiggly Blue Line…

Clearly, Microsoft is pushing the boundaries of user-friendliness now! Microsoft Word Now Includes Squiggly Blue Line To Alert Writer When Word Is Too Advanced For Mainstream Audience (In case you’re wondering, the Onion, filled with satire, has been one of the funniest sites on the web for

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Simplifying a word processing document

Have you ever set the format in one part of a long document only to find it messed up when you went back to it? The gremlin you’re hunting may be the flipside of a feature known as styles.

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Applying a word processing style

Styles are neat things. They let you minimize the amount of time you spend fiddling with the formatting in documents. This rarely matters if you only write two- or three-page memos, but try making a 185-page book look consistent – all fonts, headings, margins, graphical elements and

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Evaluating productivity software training options – a white paper

Companies hand technology to employees every day, but they rarely pause to consider how effective said technology will be, or what they can do to ensure that it does help them get the ROI they seek from it. Sometimes the problem is simply this: not enough communication

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Creating a table of contents

Word processing styles are the key to “effortlessly” making a document look elegant. They also help you automate a number of different tasks, like the creation and maintenance of tables of contents (TOCs).

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Which Word styles should you use?

Styles, while being huge timesavers in Microsoft Word (and other word processors) can take a little while to learn. So I’ve devoted this blog post to explaining the styles you’re most likely to find useful. In other words, as a beginning style user, you can safely ignore

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