The posts within the Microsoft Word category are perfect for you if you’d like to confidently work with elements found in large, complex documents and confidently prepare and share documents with other people.
If you would like your audience handouts to have a professional look and conform to your organisation’s brand, consider importing your presentation into Word where you can then including additional text like a cover page, your contact details, and your company logo.
Audience hand-outs can easily be printed directly from PowerPoint simply by navigating to the File tab and then to Print. From the Settings options you can change from printing “Full Page Slides” to Handouts. From the Handouts gallery you can choose the layout required. Read more
Merging a list of names and addresses to labels from your customer database can save you (and your hand) a lot of pain.
Sending Christmas cards to your valued customers is a lovely gesture, but hand-writing the envelopes is a killer. Creating a mail merge to labels from your customer database can save you (and your hand) a lot of pain. Read more
When I’m asked to teach a class on how to restrict editing within a document, the first 5 minutes of my instruction is usually spent explaining that protecting isn’t bullet-proof.
Why do I do this? Because I have met so many people who assume that restricting the editing of a document by adding a password is in fact securing it so that only the holder or holders of the password can access the file. Not true! Via the Internet you can easily access a multitude of work-arounds that coach you through how to easily access the content of a restricted file. Continue Reading
If you are familiar with working in centimetres, not inches, it can be a tad frustrating if Word is displaying measurement settings in inches.
For example, if I wanted to set my Hanging Indents to 1.25cm I know for a fact I would be lost if my measurement settings were only being displayed in inches. I don’t have a clue as to what 1.25cm would be in inches. Read more
PROBLEM: retaining a leading 0 (zero) when entering Post Codes. When you enter a post code that has a leading 0 (zero), e.g. 0642, you see only the last 4 digits, not the leading zero. This is especially frustrating when using an Excel file in a Mail Merge!
PROBLEM: accidentally adding “mispelled” words in to the dictionary. Unfortunately once you do this a spell check no longer sees the word as a spelling error (ahhhhhh!). The red squiggly line vanishes and the spelling error is over-looked when you run a spell check.
SOLUTION: remove a misspelled word from the dictionary (phew!).