Category 'Microsoft Office'


Quick Parts

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What are Quick Parts? Quick Parts, simply stated, are re-usable Word elements. The elements include formatted text, enabling the user to quickly create professional documents. Since Office 2007, Word includes dozens of built-in Quick Parts. Including headers, footers, cover pages, tables, bulleted and numbered lists, Tables of Contents, and AutoText. Create Your Own Creating your […]


Enforce Excel Formatting in Mail Merge

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Advanced Mail Merge Settings Creating multiple documents with unique recipients, sales totals, or dates is accomplished with Mail Merge. Mail merge takes two files (the main document and the data source) and merges them into one. Basic addition: 1 + 2 = 3 1 Main Document (Start Mail Merge) + 2 Data Source (Select Recipients) […]


Office 2013 Start Up Options

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Word, PowerPoint and Excel 2013 all open with the Start Screen rather than a blank new file. You can change this setting if you would prefer to have the particular program open directly into a blank new file. To disable the ‘start’ screen: Click the File Tab and select Options On the General Screen of […]


Using Styles

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Benefits of using Word styles include: Quickly apply consistent formatting to areas of a document. Allows you to make changes easily to everything that already has a certain style applied. Simplify the creation of Tables of Contents. Styles are collections of font and paragraph format attributes that change how copy in your Word document appears. […]


Devil in the details, Word | Comments Off on Devil in the details

Remote Tutoring The client I’m working with is in Texas and has an impressive grasp of how to use Word without any help. He’s been working on this book for 18 years, you can well imagine he should know what he’s doing with Word, and he does. The process of editing the book created in […]



Microsoft Office, Word | Comments Off on TOC / TOA

Table of Contents (TOC) and Tables of Authority (TOA) Last week I mentioned that I had taught a “lab” class for county employees. (Remember the Dr. Seuss dream?!). The big take away that was served in that class was to three people who work in the DA office. They type up legal pleadings all the […]


Latest Project: Editing Word

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Latest Project: Editing a 246 page book. It’s written in Word and includes dozens and dozens of photos, and end notes. Word isn’t really a desktop publisher, isn’t designed for large documents with photos and such. We just force it to play, and sometimes it doesn’t play nice. This is what happens to me … […]