Sometimes Microsoft Word menus and toolbars are slower. Granted many built-in commands have keyboard shortcuts, but many do not. This was the case for me when I wanted to use Word's Reading Mode. Instead of finding the correct tab and button each time, I decided to customize Word so I could access
Microsoft Word Tutorials
This section contains a listing of the free Microsoft Word tutorials that we've done. In some cases, there are accompanying screencasts to the tutorial or related files. These are noted in the tutorials.
If you don't have Microsoft Word, there are three options:
- Get an Microsoft 365 (Subscription service)
- Buy Microsoft Office 2019 (One time purchase)
- Use the free version in your browser
The free version does require you to have a Microsoft account. As you might expect of a free product, there are some limitations.
You can read more about the different options on the Microsoft site.
Ever have one of those days where you're trying to get out an important document, but you find that the spell check in Word isn't working? Sometimes you can't check a specific document and other times you can't spell-check any documents. Either way, you might try some of these suggested
I don’t send out enough correspondence to need a supply of business or company letterhead. Instead, I create a letterhead in Word using a template that fills in my logo, address, and optional text. When I need to send out correspondence, I use this personalized letterhead template.
Recently, I had to review a bunch of proposals. In reading these, I saw a number of instances where the wrong word was used. This wasn't a case of word choice, but a typo that a spell checker didn't flag. People had omitted letters or transposed characters. Think of people using "manger" instead of
One item that perplexes people is how to wrap text in Word. This problem usually arises with an image that isn't full-width. Sometimes it just doesn't flow the way we want. This issue can be more complicated if you need to add text to the picture such as a caption. I’ll admit it took me a bit before
Conveniences come at a cost and Microsoft Word documents are no different. Some of the features we use can lead to large file sizes. This can be an issue if you're low on disk space or you need to send these files as email attachments. Many ISPs and companies have a size limit for email attachments.
Recently, I sent a draft article to a friend for review. Although I expected to get a call to discuss the article, I didn’t think we would discuss how I made the Microsoft Office document. Specifically, he wanted to know how I added the "ghost text" or Microsoft Word watermark that read Draft. And
It amazes me how much school has changed since I graduated. One change is the Cornell Notes system. This article shows you how to create a Cornell Notes template using Microsoft Word. The nice thing about learning how to create a template is you can tweak it to your style. The template also works