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Jan 23, 2017

Master Document in Word - Part 2

In my previous "Working with Styles" blog, we explored the creation of a new Master Document and setting a collection of subdocument links. This allows members [...]

Oct 25, 2016

Master Document in Word - Part 1

The Master Document in Microsoft Word is a tool that gets highly overlooked but can provide a great level of efficiency when working on company files. If you have [...]

Aug 18, 2016

Working with Styles - Part 3

In part 3 of my Working with Styles series, we are going to look at modifying the formatting attributes of Word Styles. When you create a new document by default it’s in [...]

Nov 16, 2015

The Quick Brown Fox...

To insert sample text in Word 2007, 2010 or 2013, use one of the following methods. Method 1: Use rand() You can control how many paragraphs and lines appear by [...]

Nov 03, 2015

Microsoft Word: Make an Exclusion Dictionary

Previously, we’ve talked about adding extra words to a ‘custom dictionary’ so that the spellchecker of Microsoft Word marks them as correct. But what about when you are [...]

Oct 09, 2015

Non-Breaking Spaces & Non-Breaking Hyphens in Word

Most of the time we separate words with a space. But occasionally we use a hyphen. There are also En Dashes and Em Dashes, but let’s not overcomplicate things! When we [...]

Sep 11, 2015

Creating a layout for Word and Excel

How many times have you wanted to test a layout in Word or Excel before actually putting the content in? In this post, I'll show you a couple of simple ways of [...]

Sep 03, 2015

Word Equations

Microsoft Word is not only a great tool for everyday business documents like reports, memos and minutes, it can also be used to produce much more specialised [...]

Aug 11, 2015

Spellcheck and custom dictionaries in Microsoft Word

Almost everyone who uses Microsoft Word has used spellcheck to fix spelling mistakes in their documents. However, when spellchecking a document you have several choices [...]

Jul 13, 2015

Selecting Text in Microsoft Word

Before we do anything to the text we’ve written in Microsoft Word, such as formatting or copy and paste, we first have to select the text, or as some people say, [...]

Jun 02, 2015

Creating Quick Parts in Microsoft Word

Quick Parts are a type of building block in Microsoft Word that allow you to insert a ‘standard clunk’ into your Word documents. They are great for ‘bits of a document’ [...]

Apr 24, 2015

Automate your table of contents in Microsoft Word

In order to create an automatically generated table of contents (TOC) in Microsoft Word, you need to ensure you apply heading styles throughout your document. That is, [...]

Feb 10, 2015

Master mail merge to email in Microsoft Word

Have you ever needed to send the same letter out to 100 clients? It would be very time consuming to have to create each of those on your own. A better option is to [...]

Nov 20, 2014

Removing the background from a picture in Microsoft Office

If you have a picture that you want to insert into a Microsoft Office document that is perfect except for the photo-bomber or other unwanted content in the background, [...]

Nov 06, 2014

Evolving Office 365 plans

Making Office 365 even better for small and mid-sized businesses. On October 1, 2014, Microsoft released three new Office 365 plans tailored to meet the needs of [...]

Oct 28, 2014

Use Office 2013 at home with an Office 365 subscription

If you find the Microsoft Office 2013 applications essential at work, then why not at home? Kids, especially, require access to applications like PowerPoint and Word for [...]

Oct 21, 2014

Inserting an online video in Word 2013

Microsoft Word 2013 introduces a new feature which I think is pretty great: the ability to insert a link to an online video. The most likely source of the video would be [...]

Oct 17, 2014

The mystery of mail merge in Microsoft Word

There seems to be some mystery surrounding the process of performing a mail merge in Microsoft Word. People are often daunted by the thought of having to use this [...]

Oct 10, 2014

Why use section breaks in Microsoft Word?

So you just got told that you are going to have to write the next training manual for your job. No problem. Just type everything up and then print it out, right? Hold [...]

Jun 27, 2014

Protecting content in Microsoft Word with 'Restrict Editing'

I often ask people "what is the main reason for converting a Microsoft Word document into a PDF?" One of the most common answers is “to stop people from changing the [...]

Jun 16, 2014

Multi-level sorting made possible in Microsoft Word

Did you know that in Microsoft Word, you can sort your information up to 3 levels? This means that when all things are equal in the first column then it will do a second [...]

Jun 02, 2014

Borders and shading in Microsoft Word 2010

Don’t you hate it when you can’t get the borders to appear on all sides? Or when the frame of the border goes all the way to the edge of the margin when you really want [...]

May 01, 2014

How to access Office Applications from within VBA

Did you know you can access and manipulate any Office application from within Visual Basic (VB) code? In today's blog post, we'll go through the basic steps to connect [...]

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