How to send bulk emails using Mail Merge in Word

How to Mail Merge bulk emails 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 and print. Did you know that you can also use a mail merge to send bulk email messages? This saves time and quite often your […]

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

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 if a drop-down menu in Word would provide a quicker way to accomplish this task and so I’ve decided to use this as today’s topic […]

Embed an Excel worksheet within your Word document

Embed Excel in a 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 Microsoft Office, there are several different ways to achieve this. There are several benefits from being able to embed an Excel worksheet into your Word […]

How to fix “compatibility mode” issue in Word

How to convert documents to the latest file format

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 is not using the most recent file format. Let’s take a look at how to convert a Word document to the latest format with a […]

How to disable the Start Screen at startup in Office programs

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 various functions such as any recent files you have opened and the ability to choose a new blank document or file or various templates which […]

How to create a basic table in Word

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 users associate a table with the “ever so obvious” layout where borders are displayed. Whilst this is a perfect way to utilise tables, tables can […]

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 this will have an effect on the end file size of your document. I work with long documents on a regular basis, both for work […]

How to open any Microsoft Office product

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 impossible to find the one we want. Being able to open any Microsoft Office program can sometimes take longer than it should. The vast majority […]

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 function using Microsoft Word but today I want to show you the easiest way. Let me introduce you to a cross-reference. What is a cross-reference […]