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  • Inserting Excel Data in a Word 2007 Document Created: Sunday, August 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    If you're working on business documents or academic papers, you'll want to insert data from Excel into your documents at some time or other. One way to do this is by linking to an Excel spreadsheet...
  • Inserting and Formatting WordArt Created: Monday, October 09, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    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.
  • Creating a PDF From a Microsoft Word Document Created: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
    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 opt...
  • Recording Macros in Word 2007 Created: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
    Macros are a great way to save time in Word 2007. By creating your own macros, you can automate frequent tasks in Word, no matter how complicated they are. Get started using macros today! My step-b...
  • Getting Started With Mail Merge in Word 2007 Created: Sunday, October 12, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
    If you want to customize a letter or document for specific recipients, mail merge can help. It will merge data from a data source with your document. It's perfect for letters, catalogs, labels and ...
  • Word Processing Apps for Your iPad Created: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    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 ...
  • How to Add Line Numbers Created: Thursday, September 27, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Adding line numbers to a document that requires collaboration takes just a few clicks of the mouse!
  • Should You Buy an iPad for Word Processing? Created: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    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 wonde...
  • Working on PDFs on the iPad Created: Sunday, April 24, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    The iPad is a convenient way to work on the go. You can view and edit a variety of documents virtually anywhere. Word documents and spreadsheets are no problem for the tablet. But what about PDF fi...
  • Converting a Table to Text Created: Sunday, August 21, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    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...
  • Beginner's Guide to Entering and Editing Text in Word Created: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    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."<...
  • Inserting Line Numbers in Word 2007 Documents Created: Saturday, November 24, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Line numbering can help you refer to specific parts of your document. So you may want to number the lines in your document. Fortunately, Word 2007 makes it easy to add line numbering to your docume...
  • Things to Look for When Proofing Mail Merge Documents Created: Thursday, April 08, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    As with any document you create, it is important to proofread your mail merge documents for errors. With mail merge, however, there are some mistakes that are easy to introduce into your document. ...
  • Text Boxes in Microsoft Word Created: Monday, October 16, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    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 rea...
  • Changing Page Orientation Within a Document Created: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Sometimes you will want to have both portrait and landscape orientation in the same document. This might seem difficult, if not impossible. Fortunately, however, you can specify different orientati...
  • Templates -- Create Word Templates Quickly Created: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    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.
  • Google Docs Online Word Processing Software Created: Monday, November 21, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    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 exam...
  • Changing the Position of Image Watermarks Created: Monday, July 19, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    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.
  • Showing or Hiding Formatting Marks in Word 2007 Created: Monday, September 24, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    When you’re working on a Word document, it often helps to see formatting marks. These marks will show you spaces, returns, tab characters, and more.
  • Change Paper Size in Word 2007 Created: Saturday, July 18, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Microsoft Word is set up to print your documents on letter-sized paper. In most circumstances, this is what you will need. But, you can change the document paper size when you need. You can even sp...
  • AutoExec Macros: Running a Macro at Word Startup Created: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    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.
  • Wrap Text Around an Image Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    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 Insert Footnotes in Word for Mac 2011 Created: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Research and school papers use footnotes to cite references for sources. Learn how to add them on your documents when running Word for Mac 2011.
  • How to Insert Endnotes in Word for Mac 2011 Created: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Endnotes are a great way to cite text, add comments, as well as additional information to a document, like a research or school paper.
  • Enabling or Disabling AutoComplete Created: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    If you find Microsoft Word's AutoComplete feature obtrusive, you're not alone. Find out how to enable or disable this feature.
  • How to Change "Clippy" the Office Assistant Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
    Still using the 97 version of Office? Here's how to swap Clippy, the ever-so-helpful animated paperclip, for a different (yet still helpful!) character.
  • Preparing a Spreadsheets for a Mail Merge Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
    Planning a mail merge? Making sure your spreadsheet is clean and well organized is an important first step.
  • The Table of Contents in Word Created: Monday, June 26, 2006 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
    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.
  • Using Open Office Templates Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
    By creating Open Office Templates with Office Writer, you can easily create templates which can be used as the basis of future documents, and spend your time writing rather than formatting.
  • Keep Your MS Word Processing Program Up to Date with Office 2007 Updates Created: Monday, June 16, 2008 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
    Microsoft frequently issues updates that improve the performance, stability, and security of Word 2007. Here's how to check for these updates.
  • Word 2007 Templates to Suit Your Personal Style Created: Thursday, February 08, 2007 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
    Creating a Word 2007 Template that features your favorite formatting styles can save you a lot of time, and it's simple to do. Find out how it's done!
  • Review of Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
    Detailed review of the features of Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, which was released in 2008. The review was updated in October of 2013 to include links to current Adobe products.

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