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Word Processing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How to Insert a Landscape Page into a Portrait...
Do you need just one spot of your document in a different orientation layout then the rest of the document? For example, having something Landscape in a Portrait document? If so, read here to learn how!
Inserting Excel Data into a Word Document
If you need to include Excel data in your Word document, there are two very easy ways to do so: Linking and embedding Excel worksheets. Find out the differences between the two methods and get a quick tutorial on each.
4 Free Alternatives to Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing program on the market. But, that doesn't mean you have to spend hundreds of dollars on it. There are plenty of free alternatives to Word. And, these free programs can open and save Word documents. Check out my top picks for free Microsoft Word alternatives.
How To Create A Page Border in Microsoft Word
Do you want to add some pizazz to a page or document? This article walks you through, step-by-step, adding an art or line graphic around your Word Document.
How to Add Images for Better Documents in Word...
Do you want to learn how to insert Clip Art in Word 2013? Or maybe you want to ad to your knowledge of Clip Art, such as finding images that use the same style? This article walks you through the steps of using Clip Art.
Using Font Formatting Options to Change the...
If you want to change font case in all or part of your Word document for whatever reason, you will be relieved to find that you don't need to retype the text -- you can simply use font formatting options to change font case for you. You have several options on how you can do it, and it will save you a lot of time.
What Word Processing Options Are Available for...
Have you ever wanted to do word processing on your Android device? Word processing apps aren’t just limited to iPads. Maybe you just need to read documents or spreadsheets on your phone?. Look at PowerPoints and PDFs? Or maybe you like to create document on your tablet? Whatever you want to do, there is an App for that!
An Easy Guide to Using Text Boxes in Microsoft...
Text boxes will give you control over the position of a block of text in your document. You can place text boxes anywhere in the document and format them with shading and borders. Learn more by reading my step-by-step tutorial.
Changing the Paper Size in Word
At some point in time you are going to want to use different sized papers. Find out how to switch between paper sizes and create custom sizes.
Maximize Your iPad's Word Processing Capabiliti...
Are you wondering if you can work with documents on your iPad? Maybe you want to know the best apps are for word processing on your iPad? This article looks at the highest reviewed word processing apps available in App Store.
The Easy Way to Change Page Orientation in a...
Sometimes you will want to have both portrait and landscape page orientation in the same document. Here's how. Page 1 of 6.
How to Use a Shortcut Key to Change the Font...
Word provides a relatively easy way to change the font case. But if you use the Format menu to change the font case, there's a quicker way to do it.
How to Create Customized Envelopes in Microsoft...
Word has a special tool to help you create envelopes. Word will format and print the envelope for you in a matter of minutes. But if you want, you can also customize the envelope to suit your needs. Find out how it's done.
Resetting Keyboard Shortcuts and Keys
Changes you make to the keyboard command keys or the shortcut keys don't have to be permanent. If you've made a lot of changes and want to restore them to their default settings, it is quite easy. Just be aware that if you choose to remove the customizations you made to the keyboard, you will lose the shortcut keys you assigned to your macros.
How to Apply Background Colors to Tables
Word allows you to apply a background color to specific portions of your table or to the entire table. This is helpful if you want to highlight a portion of your table. For example, if you’re working with sales figures, you may wish to apply a different color to a column, row, or cell containing totals. Find out how!
How to Change Word Display Numbers in Mail Merge
If you're using Excel as a data source and having difficulty getting your Word mail merge to display the correct number of decimal places, this tip is for you. Find out how to use a switch to specify how many decimal places to include in your finished document.
How To Create A Page Border in Microsoft Word...
Do you want to add some pizazz to a page or document? This article walks you through, step-by-step, adding an art or line graphic around your Word 2013 document.
Are You Saving Time in Word with These Common...
Shortcut keys will greatly speed up your work in Word. So, if you're not using Word's Shortcut keys, it's time to get started. This quick tip will introduce you to Word's shortcut keys. Learn the most important shortcut keys in Word and how to use them!
How to Insert Different Page Orientations in...
Do you need just one spot of your document in a different orientation layout then the rest of the document? For example, having something Landscape in a Portrait Word 2013 document? If so, read here to learn how!
Preparing a Spreadsheets for a Mail Merge
Planning a mail merge? Making sure your spreadsheet is clean and well organized is an important first step.
How to Upload Word Documents to Google Docs
Google Docs lets you create, edit and share word processing documents online. Fortunately, you don't need to create all of the documents in Google Docs. You can upload Word documents from your computer. You can then work on the documents in Google Docs or share them with others. My quick tip will help you upload files to Google Docs. It's easy!
Keyboard Shortcuts in Your ToolTips
This Quick Tip discusses how to display keyboard shortcuts in ToolTips.
Scaling a Document to a Different Paper Size
Sooner or later you will want to print your document on a different size paper than what you've specified in page setup. Fortunately, you can scale your paper to a different paper size -- perfect if you want to preserve the original page setup.
How to Remove Unwanted Breaks in Word Documents
It isn't uncommon to want to change the formatting of your Word document after you've created it. Changing a document's formatting in word is usually fairly easy. You simply select the text you'd like to change. Then you apply the new formatting. But, you can run into complications. For example, you may not have used the formatting options to specify the spacing between paragraphs or lines of text. Instead, you may have inserted extra returns. Don't worry -- there is an easy solution.
How to Insert and Properly Format Images in...
You can insert a variety of pictures and images in your Word document. Word will handle all the popular image types, such as jpeg, gif, png, and tiff. There are several easy ways to insert your an image in your document. And, once you've inserted your picture, you have a number of options for changing its appearance. So find out how to spice up your documents with picture now!
How to Use Advanced Header/Footer Options in...
Word provides a number of different options when it comes to headers and footers. For example, you can specify different headers and footers for the first page of a document or for odd and even pages. But if you want different headers and footers for a portion of your document, things become more complicated. However, it can be done. This article will show you how.
Word Templates -- Introduction to Word Templates
One of the best features of word processors is the ability to create templates which can be used as the basis of future documents. By creating templates in Microsoft Word, you can focus your energy on the document content and leave the formatting up to the template.
How to Find Files in Word Using the Search...
Windows doesn't have very powerful search abilities. Fortunately, Word has a search feature that compensates for this. It's easy to use, and best of all, it searches more than just Word files.
Changing the Margins in Word
If you want to create a professional quality document, then it is important to get the margins right. Fortunately, it is easy in Microsoft Word. Find out how it's done!
Inserting Excel Data into Your Microsoft Word...
Inserting Excel Data into Your Microsoft Word 2010 Document
How to Create a resume on any iOS Device with...
You don't need a full-fledged word processor to create your resume. All you need is your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and an inexpensive app. You can create and send a polished resume in no time at all. Click here to learn more.
How to Insert Column Breaks
If you are using columns in Microsoft Word, then you need to know about column breaks!
Word Macros -- Working With Word Macros
Don't let macros scare you; Word macros really are easy to use and will save you a lot of time in the long run. Get started here!
Tricks for Quick Template Creation in Word: A...
Templates will save you a lot of time when you create new documents. If you're looking for a quick way to create a template, or want to make your templates easy to edit, then this tip is for you.
How to Work With Hidden Text in Word Documents
Hidden text can be handy when you're working with Word documents. For example, you can use the feature to reduce clutter while you're working on a document. Or, use it to omit parts of the document when you print it. For more on working with hidden text, read this quick tip.
How to Use Word's Comments Feature
In part one of the tutorial on document collaboration and review, we'll focus on the comments feature. It allows you to insert comments on specific portions of a document without incorporating the comment into the body of the document. While it is particularly handy for email collaborations, it can also come in handy for single users who simply want to insert notes and reminders in their documents.
Watermarks -- Adding Watermarks to Your Word...
No doubt you've seen documents with watermarks that say
Is the iPad Good for Word Processing?
Since Apple first announced the iPad, a lot of hype has surrounded the device. It’s not a netbook; it’s not a laptop; and it’s not an e-book reader. So, many people are left wondering exactly how they would use the iPad. Maybe you’re also wondering what you can do on the iPad. The iPad offers many possibilities. But is it a good choice for word processing? Find out now!
Showing the Number of Words in a Microsoft Word...
You may need to view how many words are in your document for a school or work assignment, a blog post, or shear curiosity. The steps below show you how to count the number of words in your document, as well as counting words in a section of text. Luckily,Microsoft Word 2013 makes it easy to get an accurate count of the words in your document. To learn more, read this tip!
How to Insert Bookmarks in a Word Document
Of all the tools designed to make your work in Word easier, the bookmark feature is perhaps the most practical and easy to use. The bookmark features allows you to return quickly to portions of your document that need editing. Find out how to use this feature.
The Table of Contents in Word
Microsoft Word has an automated Table of Contents feature that can come in handy for organizing long documents, but can also be a little tricky. Here a few tips and tricks to make it easier to use.
Exporting a PDF to a Word Document in Adobe...
PDF files are a convenient way to share documents. But, editing PDFs isn't always convenient. You may prefer to edit the contents of a shared PDF document in Word. You can cut and paste the contents of a PDF into a Word document. But, a better option is to convert the PDF to a Word document. Find out how to convert a PDF to Word the easy way!
How to Use Indents, Tabs, and Your Ruler in Word
This article explores using indents and tabs with the ruler in Microsoft Word.
How to Use Tables in Microsoft Word
Aligning text in a word processing document can be tedious if you try to do it using tabs and spaces. Fortunately, Word allows you to insert tables in your document. A table will help you align columns and rows of text with ease. For more on working with tables in Word, read these tips!
How to Quickly Optimize Images in Word to...
If you use Word to edit images or if you frequently insert images in your Word documents and don't like the large file sizes, learn how to take some control over how Word handles your images. Find out how to compress the size of the images you insert in Word and how to delete the cropped areas of the images -- it will dramatically reduce file sizes, which is great when you want to transmit your document electronically or if storage space is at a premium.
Microsoft Word -- Working With Versions of Your...
Once you've learned how to create versions of your document, it is inevitable that you will want to access previous drafts of your document. Find out how to view, recover, and delete them.
5 Ways to Prevent Data Loss
While data loss affects everyone who uses a computer, it is especially problematic for those who use word processing software. There is nothing more frustrating than losing the important documents that you've spent so much time creating. Unfortunately, the most effective thing you can do to stop data loss is to prevent it -- here are some tips to get you started.
How to Insert Footnotes in a Word Document
When you’re working on an academic paper, it is important to cite your references. Adding footnotes in Word is quite easy. Word automates the process so the numbering is always correct. Plus, if you make changes to the document, you don’t need to worry about the placement of the footnotes.
How Do a Word Count in a Microsoft Word Document
You may need to view how many words are in your document for a school or work assignment, a blog post, or shear curiosity. The steps below show you how to count the number of words in your document, as well as counting words in a section of text. Luckily,Microsoft Word makes it easy to get an accurate count of the words in your document. To learn more, read this tip!
Changing the Appearance of Quotation Marks
If you’re using Word as an HTML editor – the old fashioned way, not the WYSIWYG way! – or if you simply don’t like the way quotation marks appear in Word, then this is required reading.
Word Tutorials -- A Guide to Word Tutorials
If you're just getting started with Word, this is the place to begin. These introductory Word tutorials will teach you the basics and get you up and going with Microsoft Word.
Excel and mail merge
Once you have your spreadsheet data setup and neatly organized, you're ready to move on to part two of the process: setting up the main document.
How to Replace the Format of a Font in Word...
If you've ever wanted to replace specific font formatting in Word and have done it manually, you know that it can be a tedious process. Fortunately, you can use Word's Replace dialog box to automate the process.
Word's Format Painter
If you want to apply the same formatting to different portions of your document and you're not using a template or styles, there is a shortcut. Word's Format Painter will help you copy and apply your formatting with a few clicks.
Saving Time With Templates in Google Docs
A template is an easy way to save time when working on a document in Google Docs. A template is a document that contains formatting and boilerplate text. All you need to do is add your content. You can reuse your template over and over. There are plenty of templates available for Google Docs. But if you can't find one that suits your needs, you can create your own. Find out how easy it is.
Inserting a Date Field in Your Document
Inserting the date as a field in your document will ensure that the date on the letters you send is always current. This feature is particularly useful for templates and mail merge documents.
Change the Display Color in Word
If you suffer from eyestrain, you're not alone. People who spend hours a day in front of a computer screen tend to experience blurred vision and headaches as a result of eyestrain. Fortunately, here's something you can do to reduce eyestrain when you're working in Word.
How To Position Images in Your Document
If you have inserted an image into your document, you may need to change how the image is placed in your document.
Resize Image and Objects
Do you want to insert picture or images into your Microsoft Word document but it isn't the right size? Read this article to learn how to resize and crop your images!
How to Change Where Files Are Saved in...
By default Word saves your files in the My Documents folder on your hard drive. While it is easy enough to change this in the Save dialog box, if you always want to save your documents in a particular folder, it makes a lot of sense to customize Word to accomodate this. Find out how it is done!
How to Use Columns in Apple iWork Pages
If you want to give documents like newsletters, brochures, and pamphlets a polished look, columns are a good way to do it. Get started using columns in your iWork Pages documents. This tip will show you how to insert columns in Pages documents.
Spelling and Grammar Quick Check
If you're working on a long document, it can be a hassle scrolling through to find all the places where Word has tagged your spelling and grammar, fortunately, Microsoft has built in a feature that will take you one by one through the errors. What more could you ask for?
4 Remarkably Easy Ways to Insert Tables in...
Explore 4 different ways to easily insert a table into Microsoft Word.
Applying a Border to Part of Your Document
You can spice up your document or draw attention to a specific portion of it by using a border. Borders are easy to apply, and Word provides you a number of options for working with them.
The Simple Way to Turn a PDF into a Word Doc
Creating a PDF document from a Word file is easy once you have the correct software installed. But many people don't know how to do it. That's because they're looking in the wrong place for the option. Find out how simple it is to create a PDF file!
Microsoft Word Files Won't Open
Have you ever had difficulty opening a Word file? Perhaps it opens from Word's Open dialog box, but not when you click on it in Windows. The problem is most likely with Windows' file associations. Fortunately, it can easily be fixed.
Wrap Text Around an Image
If you have inserted an image or a piece of clip art into your document, you may still need to tell Word how to wrap the text around the image.
How to Password Protect Mac Word Documents
These days, it is important to keep your personal data private. You can do that in Word for Mac by assigning a password to your sensitive documents. Mac Word's password feature is easy to use and will give you extra peace of mind. It is a must if you share a computer.
Everything You Need to Know about Microsoft...
Just a few years ago, a free version of Microsoft Word was unthinkable. But, things have changed, thanks to free word processing programs like OpenOffice and online services like Google Docs, Microsoft has been forced to offer a free solution. Microsoft Office Web Apps in a free online version of Office that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Find out how it stacks up against the competition and if it will replace Word on your desktop.
Pairing a Bluetooth Keyboard to the iPad
The iPad's virtual keyboard is find for typing quick email messages and surfing the Web. But, if you want to use iWork Pages on the iPad for creating longer documents, you'll want a larger physical keyboard. Fortunately, you can pair a Bluetooth wireless keyboard to the iPad. Get started with word processing on the iPad now! Learn how to connect a Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad.
Changing the Page Orientation
Ever wondered how to get your document to print across the long side of the page? Find out how right here.
Top 5 Microsoft Word Timesavers
This article explores tips and tricks to save time while working in Microsoft Word. While the information is from Word 2010, the information can be used in almost any Word version.
Using Safe Mode to Diagnose Word Startup Problems
There are many factors that can contribute to startup problems with Microsoft Word. Fortunately, safe mode provides a quick way to narrow down the factors that are causing you grief. Don't take drastic measures and reinstall Word unless you're sure you have no other options.
Automatically Update Text in Many Documents
If you insert the same text in many documents and dread the thought of going through all the documents to update the text, then this tip is for you. Learn how to insert text as a link in your document so you only have to make your changes once.
How to Add Headers and Footers to iWork Documents
Headers and Footers let you add information about your document at the top or bottom of it. For example, you can add a document title, date, and page numbers. They're a necessity for business documents and academic papers. Read my tip to learn how to use headers and footers in Apple's iWork Pages.
Changing the Vertical Alignment
If you want to center the text vertically in your document, you don't have to do it manually or guess where to start typing. Word allows you to change the vertical alignment in the page setup dialog box quite easily.
Headers and Footers -- Adding Headers and...
If you want to print page numbers, file information, titles, or other important information about your document, headers and footers are the best way to go – you can always rest assured they will appear in the correct place in your document. Find out how to add headers and footers to your document.
Removing Personal Information from Word Documents
As more and more features are added to Word, there is an increased danger of revealing private information when you share a document electronically. Here's an easy way to keep the personal information you share to a minimum.
Should You Upgrade to Microsoft Word 2013?
Are you thinking of upgrading to Microsoft Office 2013 but you aren't sure if you should? This article discusses the pros and the cons of Word 2013.
4 Ways to Insert a Table in Microsoft Word 2013
trying to insert a table into your Word document? Explore 4 different ways to easily insert a table into Microsoft Word 2013.
Creating Charts From Table Data
Word has a handy feature that allows you to create charts from table data in your existing document. It ensures that your charts are formatted nicely with a minimum of effort. You don't need to go to a graphics program to create charts for your professional documents.
How to Wrap Text Around an Image in Word 2013
Once you have inserted an image into your Word 2013 document, you still need to determine how text wraps around it.
How to Create a Pages Mail Merge
Do you need to create a mail merge using Pages? This article shows you how to complete the merge.
Show or Hide Text Boundaries
If you've ever wanted to the editable area in your Microsoft Word documents and don't like using the rulers to estimate it, there is a very simple solution. The option to show or hide text boundaries will eliminate the guess work.
Listing all the Commands Available in Word
You know that there are a lot of features and commands available in Word, but have you ever wondered what they all are? Find out how to get an exhaustive list of the commands, including where they're located and what shortcut key will activate them.
Downloading a Document From Google Docs
Google Docs makes it easy to create, share and print your documents. But, you may want to download your documents for offline use. Fortunately, that is also quite easy. You can download your documents in a variety of different formats. My quick tip will help you download your Google Docs documents to your computer.
Not Able to See WordPerferct Reveal Codes in MS...
Die-hard WordPerfect users who switch to Word always want to know how to reveal codes. While Word has no equivalent feature, recent versions have introduced the Reveal Formatting feature. It pales in comparison to WordPerfect's Reveal Codes feature, but it can prove useful nonetheless.
Changing the Default Document Formatting in...
When you create a document in Google Docs, it automatically applies the default font style, line spacing and background color to the document. It is easy enough to change this formatting in part or all of your document. Why not make things easy on yourself? Learn how to change the default document settings in Google Docs!
Free Dragon Dictation App for Apple iOS
Using the keyboard on your iPhone or iPad isn't always convenient. You may not like using the keyboard for an extended period of time. Or maybe you just want to record a note on the go. In that case, consider Dragon Dictation for the iPhone and iPad. This free voice recognition app will turn your speech into text. Find out what you need to know in my quick review of Dragon Dictation.
Saving a Document as a PDF in Mac OS X
You don’t need special software to create PDF files in Mac OS X. Apple has included tools to help you create PDFs from virtually any program. Creating a PDF in Mac OS X is surprisingly easy. Find out how it’s done!
Formatting Your Word Document With Styles
When you're working on a long document, it is important to achieve consistent formatting. Unfortunately, this can be difficult when you use intricate formatting. But Word's Syles feature will help you apply the necessary formats with a few clicks of the mouse. Find out how to use the Style feature in Word.
Microsoft Word -- Saving Drafts of Your Documents
There is an easy way to save different versions of your Word documents without cluttering up your hard drive with countless drafts of the same document. Find out how to use the Versions feature in Microsoft Word.
What to Know about Microsoft OneNote
Chances are if you've heard about OneNote, you're under the impression it is only for use on a tablet pc. Don't let this fool you -- OneNote can be used on any Windows-based computer, and it is a great way for you to get your notes organized before you port them into Word to create a final, polished document.
Google Docs Online Word Processing Software
Software is beginning to move from the personal computer to the Internet. Google Docs is a web-based word processor that is compatible with Word. With an impressive set of features, it's worth examining if you're adventurous. Even if you're not prepared to give up your desktop word processing software, you'll find persuasive reasons to use it together with Word or OpenOffice.
How to Save Word Form Data to Use in Excel
Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn't provide a quick option for transferring data from your Word forms into Excel. It can be done quite easily, though, once you know how to do it.
Retaining Excel Formats in Mail Merge
Getting the formatting right when you use an Excel data source for mail merge can be extremely frustrating. There are ways to correct the formatting by using switches in the field codes, but it can be a time-consuming and frustrating exercise. Fortunately, there is an easy way to circumvent the use of switches and still have your data appear as you would like it.
How to Create a Table of Contents in Microsoft...
Many people want to include a Table of Contents with their documents. But Word has powerful features which can make this task much easier for you.
Removing a Separating Line From Your Word...
Microsoft Word makes it easy to insert a line in your document to separate different sections. Unfortunately, you might not find it so easy to remove said line later. Find out why you're having trouble removing the line from your Word document. And learn how you can get rid of it.
Mail Merge -- Introduction to Mail Merge
Mail merge may have a bad name because of direct mailers, but the fact remains that it is one of the most useful word processing features.
Disabling Automatic Bulleted and Numbered Lists...
Few features invoke as much ire as Word's automatic bulleted and numbered lists. Although it is designed to make your work in Word easier, many people struggle with it. The formatting can be removed manually or by using the
How to Insert Bookmarks in Your Microsoft Word...
Are you trying to learn about using Bookmarks in Microsoft Word? Well, this article tells you everything you need to know!
Paste Options -- Change How Word Pastes Text...
When you paste text from another document or from an outside source, the original formatting is retained. In most cases, you will probably want the text to blend seamlessly into your document. Microsoft anticipated this and has included the Paste Options button. It provides quick access to changing the formatting of pasted text. Find out how to use the button. Or, if the button bothers you, find out how to disable the feature!
Introduction to Google Docs
Google Docs is a simple but effective online word processing program. It is no surprise that Google Docs is among the most popular word processing services online. If you're new to Google Docs, learn how to get up and going. My tips will help you upload and download documents to Google Docs. You'll also learn how to work with templates and share your documents with others. Get started with Google Docs now!
Saving a Mac Word Document as a PDF File
Mac users are all too aware of compatibility issues when sharing documents. The PDF format is the best way to share a document with other users. In addition to being a cross-platform format, PDF files won't compromise security -- they don't carry viruses. Recent versions of the Mac OS has built-in support for PDF. This means you don't need extra software to create PDF files. Find out how it's done!
Word Templates -- Saving Your Document as a...
Once you've planned and created a document to use as a Word template, you're ready for the easy part: saving your document as a template.
Turning on/off Word's Task Pane
Although the Task Pane introduced to Word in 2002 provides quick access to certain commands, many users may find that they would prefer to free up the screen space so they have more room to work on their document. Find out how to turn it on or off and choose whether you want it to open with Word.
A Quick Guide to Creating Templates in Mac Word
If you find yourself creating the same document over and over, you can save some time by creating a document template. Fortunately, creating a template in Word for Mac is simple. Just follow these few steps...
Removing Formatting From Specific Areas of Your...
Sometimes you will want to remove the formatting you applied to a specific portion of your document. But if you’ve applied a lot of different formatting elements, this can be tedious. Fortunately, there is an easy way.
AutoCorrect -- Customizing Word's AutoCorrect...
Word's AutoCorrect feature is designed to correct common typos as they happen. It also applies special formatting to text. You're probably familiar with AutoCorrect whether or not you know what it's called. AutoCorrect is customizable. You can use this to your advantage. You can assign abbreviations to frequently used names and phrases. Find out how!
Free PDF to Word Converter
Plenty of free tools will help you convert Word documents to PDF files. Converting a PDF file to an editable Word document is another story. Generally, you must buy PDF editing software if you want to edit PDF files. But, things have changed. The free PDF to Word will do the trick for free. How well does the software work? Find out now!
Word Tutorials -- A Guide to Word Tutorials,...
The third and final installment of the Word tutorials covers the most advanced features included in Word. Complete these, and you'll be a Word guru! Page 3.
Word Processors -- Choosing the Right Word...
Are you in the market for a word processing program? Then don't miss this article! Find out about popular word processing programs, including free Microsoft Word alternatives. You'll get the help you need picking out the right word processor for your needs!
Starting Word in Safe Mode
If you're experiencing problems with Word, you may want to start it in safe mode. Safe mode is also good protection against exploits not yet patched by Microsoft. You'll have to create a shortcut to Word's safe mode, but it is easy. Find out how now!
Creating Tab Leader Lines
If you’re creating a document that contains columns created manually by using the tab key, you may want to include leader lines as part of your tab formatting. These dashed or solid lines will improve the readability of your document, guiding the readers eye to related information.
Edit Documents in the Desktop Version of Google...
Google Docs is a handy way to create and edit documents on the go from your iPad. Unfortunately, the mobile version of the site leaves something to be desired. Learn how you can access the Desktop version of Google Docs on your iPad. It makes editing Google Docs files on the iPad much easier.
Creating Automatic Backups of Word Documents
You never know when you're going to need to recover the last version of your document, so it is a good idea to keep a backup copy handy. However, it is easy to forget to backup your documents, particularly if you're busy. If this sounds like you, find out how to have Word create automatic backups for you.
How to Use File Folders to Avoid Document Clutter
While nothing can replace a clear and informative file name when it come to making your files easy to
Using Track Changes and Review Tools in Mac Word
The Track Changes feature is one of the most useful in Mac Word. It lets you highlight changes to a document. Collaborators can easily see who changed what in a document.Changes can be accepted or rejected on a case-by-case basis. This makes it easy to go from a draft to a completed document. Learn how to get going with Track Changes in Mac Word.
Inserting a Hyperlink in Your Word Document
If you want to link to other documents or web pages in your Word document, you can do so quite easily. This tip will show you how!
Mail Merge -- Inserting Text Based on the...
To cut down the editing time you need to spend on your finalized mail merge documents, Word includes an If...Then feature that will allow you to insert text in your document based on the contents of a mail merge field. This is particularly useful when you want to include text to take the place of a field that doesn't contain data.
Save Money on Ink by Using Draft Quality
If you want to save money on ink, you can set Word to print documents in draft quality. With draft quality, the print won't be as dark as normal printing. Because of this you'll save ink -- and money.
Turning off Automatic Hyperlinks
If you’re sending your document electronically, hyperlinks can be a great tool, allowing users to open a web page easily. However, if you’re distributing your document in printed form, hyperlinks serve no good purpose and can throw the formatting of your document off. Find out how to stop Word from inserting hyperlinks automatically.
Changing Word Document Views
Word provides a number of different ways for viewing the document you’re working on. Each displays different elements of your document. Learn what is displayed in each view; more importantly, learn how to switch between document views. This quick tutorial shows you how.
Converting a Table to Text
Have you ever wanted to remove a table from a document -- without losing the contents of the table? Well, you're not alone. You could spend a long time cutting and pasting the contents of the table. Or you could do it the easy way with Word's Convert Table feature.
Changing the Position of Image Watermarks
If you're looking to add a little extra creative flair to your document by placing your watermark in an off center position, this tip will show you how.
Using iWork Pages on the iPad to Open Documents...
When someone emails you a document, you can open it in iWork Pages on your iPad with just a few taps. That makes it easy to transfer documents to your iPad and work on them. To learn how to open documents sent via email in iWork Pages for the iPad, read this quick tip!
Inserting and Formatting WordArt
If you’re working on a flyer or newsletter, WordArt is an effective way to call attention to text. WordArt is text that is formatted to look like a picture.
Every Thing You Need to Know about Page Setup
Confused by all of the page setup options? Read Every Thing You Need to Know About Page Setup to learn all about it!
Introduction to Word
If you're just getting started in Microsoft Word, then this is for you. I'll show you everything you need to know, starting with the components of the window.
How to Create Custom Bulleted and Numbered...
For many people, creating a bulleted or numbered list in Word is a difficult task. But, it doesn't need to be difficult. If you take advantage of the options Word provides, working with lists is a snap!
6 Ways to Keep Your Documents Organized in Word
If you spend more time trying to find your Word documents than you do working on them, then this article is a must. These tips will show you how to get your hard drive under control.
Beginner's Guide to Entering and Editing Text...
If you're new to Word, this is a must read. This quick article will show you the basics of entering and editing text in Word and will spare you some of the frustrations many new users experience.
Enabling or Disabling AutoComplete
If you find Microsoft Word's AutoComplete feature obtrusive, you're not alone. Find out how to enable or disable this feature.
Mail Merge
Definition. Word Processing.
Data Source
Definition. Word Processing.
Using Templates in iWork Pages for the iPad
You don’t have to create documents from scratch in iWork Pages for the iPad. The app includes a variety of templates to get you started. Templates include formatting and boilerplate text. All you need to do is add your content! Get started working with templates in iWork Pages on the iPad. My quick tip will help!
AutoExec Macros: Running a Macro at Word Startup
An AutoExec macro will run every time Word starts. This is a handy tool if you're looking to automate writing projects. Find out more on AutoExec macros.
Changing the Text Formatting in iWork Pages for...
iWork Pages for the iPad provides a number of different styles that you can apply to the text in your document. But, you may prefer to specify your own text formatting options. You can choose from a variety of different fonts and colors. You can also change the size and apply font styles like bold, italic, and underline. Learn how to customize the text in your documents. My quick tip will help!
Styles -- Inserting a Page Break Before a Heading
Creating styles will greatly improve your efficiency when it comes time to format your Word document. If you're working on a long document that contains chapters, you can have Word automatically insert a page break before your chapter headings.
Creating a Table of Contents for Mac Documents
A table of contents is an essential part of any longer document. Fortunately, you don't have to struggle to create your table of contents. Word will create and update it for you automatically. Click here to see how easy it is!
Watermarks -- Using Images for Watermarks in Word
The watermark feature in Word does not limit you to text. You can use this feature to add images such as a family crest or company logo to your document, enhancing the appearance of your document. Find out how.
Wildcards in Find and Replace
If you're looking for a little more flexibility when you're searching for text within your document, the use of wildcards will help you expand your results.
Using Macros to Format Select Text
One of the best uses for macros is to format your text. Read this quick tip to find out how you can create a macro that will apply customized formatting to a select part of your document.
Working With Borders in Microsoft Word
Used wisely, a border can add a nice, refined effect to your documents. Fortunately, it is easy to specify a pre-defined border or a custom border for your document. You simply need to know where to look to find the border options. This quick guide will show you how it's done.
Transfer Documents to an iPhone or iPad easily
Your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad is a convenient way to access your important files on the go. There's just one problem. Transferring files to your iOS device can slow you down. Connecting the device to your computer to transfer the files can take a while. You might not have time to wait. Fortunately, you can overcome this problem with an inexpensive app that lets you transfer files to your iOS device wirelessly. Learn more now!
Putting Personal Files on an E-reader
Your Kindle and iPad are great for reading the latest best-seller. But, you're not just limited to reading e-books. You can go paper-free and load up your e-reader or iPad with personal documents. Your e-reader becomes your personal filing cabinet. Fortunately, getting your files onto your e-reader or iPad isn't difficult. My quick article will get you started!
How to Fix a Corrupted Word Document
If you're having problems starting up Word, you should check the Normal.dot template. Many start-up problems can be traced back to a corrupt Normal.dot file. Fortunately, it is the easiest start-up problem to fix.
Tips for Naming Your Word Files
Most people don't put too much thought into what they name their documents. Unfortunately, this can make it more difficult to find your documents when you need them. If you want to take control of your document organization, these tips are a great place to get started.
Disabling Keys or Keystrokes
If you keep hitting a command key accidentally or if you want to remove a specific shortcut key from Word, you can do so quite easily. I would recommend that you use this feature sparingly if you share a computer with someone else, or they might think there's a problem with the keyboard!
Special Characters -- Inserting Special...
If you've ever searched for a symbol or character and couldn't find it on the keyboard, then this article is for you. There are many different special characters you can insert into your document if you know where to find them.

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