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 22

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Kick your PowerPoint text into high gear with a unique formatting effect

The majority of your slides probably use text, so you have plenty of opportunities to use it to add visual interest to your presentation. WordArt is an option, and you can kick it up a notch with AutoShapes and unique coloring techniques, as shown in Figure A.

To create our effect, we simply selected the AutoShape and WordArt and applied a color fill to both simultaneously. To do so:
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Feb 01

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Accelerate Word’s Find And Replace process (2000/2002/2003/2007)

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.

To accelerate your Find:
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Nov 02

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Indent a cell’s text without any crazy workarounds (2000/2002/2003/2007)

If you’re accustomed to Microsoft Word, you probably get frustrated at the lack of word-processing features in Excel. Of course, Excel isn’t meant for extensive text. The application’s primary purpose involves data analysis and calculations. But if you do want to include some text in your Excel spreadsheet, you can indent a cell’s text.
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