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 in your Word document

Embed Excel in a Word Document

Did you know that you can embed Excel in Word and have a functional worksheet sitting right there inside your Word document? This is another of those functions that I find many people aren’t aware of. Microsoft Office provides a few options surrounding this function. You can select how the file is displayed: either as […]

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

How to create a basic table in Word

The ability to create a table in Word allows users 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 do so much more. Below is a […]

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

How to open any Microsoft Office program

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 […]

How to create a cross-reference in Word

How to 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 […]