Microsoft Word

When you think word processing, you think Microsoft Word!

Whether you need to create a report, write a letter, update your resume, or create a cross reference, Microsoft Word is ready and waiting.

Find out the tips and tricks you need to know so that you can use Word like a pro!

How to change line spacing between bullet and number lists

How to change spacing between items in a list in Word

I use bullet and numbered lists a lot. They help me to summarise information and make my text stand out. I like to have my list items spaced apart a ...
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How to Mail Merge bulk emails in Word

How to send bulk emails using Mail Merge in Word

For the most part, I find people have heard of a Mail Merge. The process of combining a list of contacts with a letter which you can then merge together ...
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Pin a File or Folder

Save time! Pin a file or folder to the Open list in Microsoft Office

At the start of every training course I run, I show participants through a few really useful tools. These tools will save you time during a busy workday. One such ...
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Quick Parts Dialog Box

Quick Parts – the quickest way to insert reusable information in Word

Today I saw a question on an online forum where a user needed to insert the same name and address quite frequently into a Word document. The user had asked ...
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Embed Excel in a Word Document

Embed an Excel worksheet within your Word document

Whenever I run Excel or Word training a common question pops up. What is the best way to add Excel data into a Word document? Like many things related to ...
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How to convert documents to the latest file format in Word

Does your document show [Compatibility Mode] in the title bar? You'll be happy to know that this is a simple fix. Compatibility mode identifies to the user that a document ...
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How to disable the Start Screen in Office

How to disable the Start Screen at startup in Office programs

In recent versions of the Microsoft Office programs, users now see a Start screen appear when any of the programs are launched. This Start Screen gives you quick access to ...
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Create a basic table in Word

How to create a basic table in Word

A fantastic feature of Microsoft Word is the Table feature. Tables provide an easy and versatile way to present content on the page in a column and/or row format. Many ...
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Control Hyphenation in Word

Control hyphenation in Word

A common question I hear is “why are my words breaking across separate lines with a dash connecting them?” It’s a common question on discussion boards online and thankfully it’s ...
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Compress file sizes of graphics or photos in Word

Compress file sizes of graphics or photos in Word

Quite often when working with long documents using Microsoft Word, you need to be mindful of file sizes. If you are utilising multiple graphics or photos within your document then ...
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Open any Microsoft Office product

How to open any Microsoft Office product

For those starting out using Microsoft Office and even for those familiar with the programs, our computers can sometimes be a treasure trove full of so many programs that it's ...
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Copy formatting using Format Painter

Copy formatting using Format Painter

Whenever I conduct a training course in any of the Microsoft products, I always touch on the Clipboard group of tools. These include the Cut, Copy and Paste functions and ...
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Create a cross-reference in Word

Create a cross-reference in Word

When working with long documents in Word, you may find yourself searching for an easy way to link content between different pages. I’ve seen many imaginative ways of performing this ...
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Customise numbered list alignment in Word

Customise numbered list alignment in Word

I recently saw an issue arise on a discussion forum where a user submitted a question related to the alignment of a numbered list. The solution was a simple one ...
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How to create a screenshot using Office or Windows

For years I have been creating screenshots for various reasons; for use in training courseware; to illustrate to a remote user a button I want them to press; to relay ...
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Create a table of contents in Word

Create a Table of Contents in Word

In many aspects of our daily life, we encounter and use a table of contents. Whether it is opening a magazine or reading the newspaper, you will see this feature ...
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Create a cover page using Word

Create a cover page using Microsoft Word

Thinking back to when I began working I remember spending countless hours creating a cover page using Word. I would spend time creating the perfect heading, adjusting its alignment and ...
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Microsoft Clipboard - a hidden treasure

The Office Clipboard – a hidden treasure

A common feature used within all of the Microsoft Office applications is the cut, copy and paste feature. I personally use this A LOT. The ability to cut, copy and ...
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My favourite shortcut keys in Microsoft Word

In todays post I am going to show you my favourite keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word. You may have noticed that I’m a fan of efficiency. If there is an option ...
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Introduction to Styles in Microsoft Word

Today I’m going to provide an introduction to the styles feature available within Microsoft Word. Working with a document is not only about entering the content you wish to convey, ...
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Quick Access toolbar customisation

Customise the Quick Access Toolbar

At the start of almost every Microsoft course I teach, I discuss the options you have to customise any of the Microsoft Office products. The Quick Access toolbar (QAT) is ...
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Create a PDF using Microsoft Office

Create a PDF file using Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office has the fantastic ability to create a PDF file for you. I’ve always been surprised at how many people are still unfamiliar that this function is now built-in ...
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Insert a Shape in Word

Create perfect shapes in Word

Microsoft Word includes useful shapes which allow you to use your imagination and create your own graphical charts or diagrams. The shapes available include lines, banners, callouts, various types of ...
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Resize a Image in Word

How to resize an image correctly in Word

There are several methods to resize an image within Microsoft Word, however, we will use the resize handles to make changes to an image in your document. One mistake which ...
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Using AutoCorrect in Microsoft Office

How to use AutoCorrect in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office provides features which help to reduce typing errors whilst you work. AutoCorrect is one of those features and is set up by default to correct common spelling and ...
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