May 10

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Speed up your scrolling in large documents

If you’re editing a large document that also includes a number of images, you may find that scrolling is quite slow. This happens because Word has to load each image as you scroll, which can make your productivity drag. Fortunately, if you display picture placeholders rather than your actual images, you won’t have to worry about this needless slowdown any more.
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Apr 19

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Four ways to quickly access Word’s Go To dialog box

Microsoft Word’s Go To dialog box allows you to immediately move to any page, section, line, bookmark, comment, footnote, endnote, field, table, graphic, equation, object, or heading in your document. You can use any of the following four methods to access this dialog box: Continue reading

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Mar 29

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: The fastest way to insert text above your Word table

After inserting and formatting a table in a new Word document, you realize that you need to add some text above the table. But how do you create extra space above your table when the table begins on the first line of your document?
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Feb 15

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Take ownership of Word’s default font and margin settings

You needn’t remain stuck with the default Times New Roman 12-point font and the default margin settings for new documents. Instead, make new documents open with your personally-selected font type and size, and with the margin settings that you want.

All you need to do is follow the simple steps outlined below:
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Dec 21

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Straighten out a curly quote with one keystroke (2000/2002/2003/2004/2007)

By default, Word creates curly, or “smart” quotation marks (”) and apostrophes (’) while you type. But, if you need a straight version, such as for measurements (5′), you don’t need to rely on the Symbol dialog box (Insert | Symbol).

Instead, just type a normal quotation mark or apostrophe, and then immediately press [Ctrl]Z. Word undoes an auto formatting step, and leaves you with a straight quotation mark or apostrophe.
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