Posts Tagged Word

Checking grammar using Microsoft Word

Part of my routine towards the end of writing projects is to check spelling and grammar. When I write things using Microsoft Word, I use the spelling and grammar checker it offers. I also ensure that it shows me readability statistics. Why? The simpler I write, the more likely

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Find (and create) the look you want for your document

Good artists copy. Great artists steal. How does this apply to you? If you’re working on a Word document that has to impress somebody and you’re daunted by the blank canvas Word presents you with when you create a new document, worry not. Become a great artist

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Find and eliminate double non-printing characters

In a Word document, few circumstances call for “double formatting” like double spaces, double paragraph breaks and double page breaks. And quite often, those “doubles” foil attempts at automating a Word document’s formatting. If your document is short, finding and fixing doubles doesn’t take long. If your

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Layout tips for legal documents

Last month, I read a document produced by a law firm, then one produced by Adobe Systems Incorporated. The Adobe document? Attractive. The legal document? Not so much. Could legal documents use an Adobe-inspired layout makeover?

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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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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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