Category Archives: Microsoft Word 2013

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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Microsoft Word – removing styles from the Styles Gallery

By default the Styles Gallery in Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Word 2016 contains styles that you may never use. If you want to stop specific styles from being shown in the gallery so … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – revealing exact formatting of text

Sometimes it is difficult to see at a glance the exact formatting of a piece of text. To reveal the formatting, first select the text, then press Shift + F1 on the keyboard. The formatting of the text will be … Continue reading

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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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Using Option Buttons in Word forms

If you are creating Word forms using the Developer ribbon, it is very straightforward to create checkboxes for respondents to select choices. However, they can select as many checkboxes as they like. Sometimes you may only want them to make … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – leaving space just after last bullet point in list

Sometimes you may not want to have line spacing after each bullet point in a list but may want a space after the last bullet point before the next paragraph. For example: Car Boat Bus Plane The above are all … Continue reading

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