When too many collaborators create a disorganized report, get it back under control using styles.

Word conundrums: Dynamic content

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Word

Q. When I use wrap text features for pictures in my Word doc and people view it in Word Online, it doesn’t look the same. What can I do to get pictures to look right in Word Online?

Word: Saving tables as Quick Parts

May 4, 2022 Categorized in: Word

If you’ve spent a great deal of time crafting a table in Word to look exactly the way you want it and plan to use that table again, you can easily recreate it in any document with Quick Parts.

Managing change dynamically in Word

April 6, 2022 Categorized in: Word

Q. Inevitably, I end up with pages with too much white space at the bottom or diagrams separated from their text. Is there an easy way to get things to fit on pages without using hard page breaks?
You may know the annoyance of typing (c) and getting ©. Whether this happens in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook, you can fix this in one place and have it work everywhere.

Handling paste problems in Word

April 7, 2021 Categorized in: Word

Collaboration is great! But you may end up with 10 documents to combine into one, while everyone has approached formatting differently.

Why are my pages breaking in Word?

January 6, 2021 Categorized in: The Office Tech ProWord

Q. Pages are breaking after a topic title, leaving its text on the next page. What am I doing wrong?
The Translator task pane allows you to choose a From language and a To language. It will also translate in real time while you type if you keep the pane open.
Whether columns are required or not, you can add them without navigating to SharePoint.

Creating bookmarks in Word

March 2, 2020 Categorized in: Word

Microsoft Word has the ability to create bookmarks (essentially metatags) with any selection of text or objects.

Track Word changes with Compare/Combine

February 3, 2020 Categorized in: Word

Using Compare/Combine on the Review tab to detect what specific changes others made to your content will help you identify what you may need to cut and paste.

Admins’ favorite keyboard shortcuts

February 3, 2020 Categorized in: ExcelWord

Whether it’s a speedy way to create a bar chart or a trick for switching from one window to the next, keyboard shortcuts can help even the experienced admin knock out work faster. Here are a few of our readers’ faves:

Microsoft Word: Get the picture?

January 6, 2020 Categorized in: Word

Diagrams, pictures, charts and graphs can clarify your message, support your case and help visual learners to understand the information. Here is how to get them in there, make them look crisp and clear, and get them to stay put.