Category Archives: Microsoft Word

Sending an email mailmerge to Outlook contacts

If you want to send an email mailmerge to your Outlook contact list: In Word, go to the Mailings tab. From the Start Mail Merge dropdown, select E-mail Messages. From the Select Recipients dropdown, click Select from Outlook Contacts. You may … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – watermark only appears on first page

To insert a watermark into a document on the Design tab, in the Page Background group, click the Watermark dropdown and select your required watermark. This will appear on the first page of the document. If you want it to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – changing footnote numbering on each page

Usually when you create footnotes in Microsoft Word, they are numbered sequentially throughout the document. I was asked, however, if it is possible to change footnote numbering on each page. Yes, you can. To do so, on the References tab, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – adding a footnote

When using Microsoft Word, you may want to add a footnote to text; a footnote appears at the bottom of the page in which the referenced information appears. To create a footnote : Position the insertion point immediately after the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – adding line between text in a table

A client recently contacted me with their meeting minutes template. When they write up their minutes after the meeting, they have to make sure that actions are separated into a separate box. This means that if any amendments are made, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – Order of Styles in Style Gallery

If you are using styles in Microsoft Word, you may just want to see the styles you want to use and you may wish to delete some of the styles you can see. Deleting styles from the Gallery is easy … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office – creating chart showing only weekdays

I have some Excel data that only shows data for week days as I do not work weekends. However, when I came to chart it, it put the weekend dates in, showing blanks. This wasn’t what I wanted. Right-click on … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – fitting document on one page for printing

Last week, I was asked how to get a Word document to just fit one page. It is not obvious! What you need to do is go to File – Options – Quick Access Toolbar. From the dropdown at the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – fine-tuning text on mailing labels

When you create mailing labels in Microsoft Word, you may find that the text for the Address block ends up with double spacing. To get round this, before starting your labels, go to the Home tab and in the Styles … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – getting back to normal text after using text effects

If you use the Text Effects   button in the Font group on the Home tab, you produce some interesting effects. However, it is not then obvious how to get back to normal writing! To do so, click the Clear … Continue reading

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