Oct 04

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Free Yourself By Adding The Currently Open Document To The Favorites Folder

You routinely add websites to your Favorites folder for quick retrieval later, but did you know you can also add currently open Word files to the Favorites folder?

To do so, use the following simple steps.

1. Make sure the Web toolbar is displayed in Word.
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Sep 20

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Accelerate the find and replace process

Most savvy Word users already know how to use Word’s Find And Replace dialog box to locate instances of specific text or formatting. But you may not know that there’s something you can do to speed up your Find or Replace command before you even access this dialog box.
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Aug 23

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Remove those extra Word buttons from your Windows taskbar

Beginning with the release of Office 2000, Word began using a multiple document interface (MDI) in place of the single document interface (SDI) used in earlier versions. With SDI, your open Word documents are represented by a single button on the Windows taskbar; to switch between open documents, you need to use Word’s Window menu. In Word’s MDI, each of your open Word documents is represented by an individual taskbar button, enabling you to switch between open documents using the Windows taskbar. Continue reading

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Aug 09

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Format the same document in two different ways

If you’re working on a long document and want parts of the document to have Landscape page setup, you can do so by following the steps outlined below:

  1. Separate the sections that you want to apply different Page Setups to need to be separated by a Next Page Section Break. You can apply a Next Page Section Break by choosing Insert | Break from the menu bar and clicking on the Next Page option button under the Section Break Types panel of the Break dialog box. (In 2007, select the Page Layout tab, then choose Breaks | Next Page in the Page Setup area.)
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Jul 26

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Change paragraph alignment from the keyboard

To change the alignment of a paragraph, you can click the Align Left, Center, Align Right, or Justify buttons on the Formatting toolbar (the Home tab’s Paragraph group in Word 2007). You can also select Format | Paragraph, click on the Indents And Spacing tab, and choose the desired setting from the Alignment dropdown list. But, when you’re typing up the paragraph you need to align, where are your hands? They’re on the keyboard, of course. Instead of breaking the flow by moving to the mouse to apply alignment settings, you can keep your fingers on the keyboard using the helpful alignment shortcut keys listed in Table A.
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