Category Archives: Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office SmartArt – curving text in shape

Recently someone I was teaching had created some Stacked Venn SmartArt similar to below but she wanted the text to follow the curve. Select the text, then on the SmartArt Tools Format tab, in the WordArt Styles group, click the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office – labels for stacked column totals

If you create a stacked column chart it is easy enough to show data labels for the individual parts of the stacked column but not so obvious how to create a label just showing the column total. To do so, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office – hiding the Mini Toolbar

Although I love using the Mini Toolbar (Office 2010, 2013, 2016) one lady I was training recently said she found it a nuisance and could she switch it off. To hide the mini toolbar, click File – Options. On the … Continue reading

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Help – everything on my screen looks upside down

If you suddenly find that everything on your screen looks upside down, chances are you have inadvertently hit Ctrl + Alt + Down keys. (It happened to someone I was training when I was demonstrating using Shift + Alt + … Continue reading

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Adding a word to the Microsoft Office dictionary

You may have a word such as a surname, company name or technical name that isn’t in the Microsoft dictionary, so is flagged each time you run a spell check, causing you extra work. Words that are not in the … Continue reading

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