Category Archives: Microsoft Word 2003

Microsoft Word – lining up with margins – keyboard shortcut

Do you spend ages trying to line up text with Word margins either by using the Indent makers on the ruler and hoping they will get to exactly 0cm or by going into the Format Paragraph dialog box and adjusting … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – typing Monday and getting rest of days of week

I was asked recently whether there was the equivalent of the fill handle in Excel to create a list of the days of the week in Microsoft Word. My first reaction was to say No, but then I remembered that … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – automatically typing someone’s name with extra characters, such as acute accents

On my Word training course today, I had someone who had to write letters to someone called Noémie. She wondered how to get the accent into the name and then how to be able to do that easily each time … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – moving paragraphs and bullet points

When they want to move a paragraph further down in a Word document most people cut and paste. Similarly with bullet points. However, there is another way which doesn’t leave extra spaces between paragraphs or extra bullet points. Select the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – keeping a phone number all on one line

I was asked at a seminar yesterday how to ensure that a phone number remained on one line whilst working in Microsoft Word. Normally, if I type a phone number such as 0432 117628 it carries on to the next … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – adding dummy text

If you are creating a mock-up of a newsletter or brochure in Microsoft Word, you may want to insert some dummy text to see how the text will fit into the layout, and also show the font and size to … Continue reading

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Updating fields in Microsoft Word headers and footers

When you select the whole document in Microsoft Word and press F9 to update fields, it does not update the fields within headers and footers. The quickest way to update fields in headers and footers is to go to Print … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – Create bullets or numbering using the keyboard

If you want to create a bulleted or numbered list in Word, you can do so without taking your hands off the keyboard. To start a bulleted list: Type in an asterisk (*) or a hyphen (-) followed by a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – Creating a header from Heading Styles

If you create a document using styles you can reference those styles in headers and footers. For example, you may have used a Heading 1 style to type in the text Chapter 1 and you also want Chapter 1 to … Continue reading

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How to give your writing a high reader impact – Templates

If you are producing a business document, you want to make sure that your target audience is actually going to make the effort to read it. The easier your document is to read, the more likely it is to be … Continue reading

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