How to Create a Letterhead in Microsoft Word

Header area of Word letterhead

Printed letterhead stock is nice, but can be costly. If you don’t print a lot of letters, you might want to make your own letterhead in Microsoft Word. It just takes a few minutes to create a template file with your address, logo, and other items you want. This is a great solution for solopreneurs and small businesses.

Word Spell Check Not Working

Paragraph marked to skip spell checking in Microsoft Word.

Ever have one of those days where you’re trying to get out an important document, but you find the spellchecker 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 quick solutions.

How to Compress a Word Document

The Compress Pictures dialog box.

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. Here are five quick tips to compress Microsoft Word files.

DIY Cornell Notes Template Using Word

Cornell Notes page layout

Cornell Notes taking is a great way to learn and retain subject matter. The system does require a specific way to lay out your notes which is made easier by using a template. In this tutorial, I’ll show how to make one in Microsoft Word.

Make Custom Gift Certificates with Word & Excel

Excel fields overlaid on gift certificates.

We all know that it’s the little things in life that make people feel special. One of the most thoughtful gestures you can give to someone, such as your customers, is a gift certificate. Instead of using store-bought generic ones, we’ve created a tutorial to show how to make custom printable gift certificates using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Transcribe Audio Files with Word

Transcribe pane and editor with callout options.

Have you ever listened to a podcast, webinar, or class lecture and wished you had a written transcript? Microsoft released a new feature for Word for the web that simplifies transcription for English speakers. It’s a great start, but like all audio transcription tools, you still need to do editing.

Make Your Own Word Keyboard Shortcuts

Macros dialog with ListCommands. selected

Sometimes using Microsoft Word menus is slower. Granted, many built-in commands have keyboard shortcuts, but most 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 to access this mode with a …

Many Ways to Convert Word to HTML

converted Word doc to HTML

Few people would argue that Microsoft Word is a versatile program. The problem is that the software may not be the best tool to convert your Word documents to HTML. This is true if you need watch file sizes as it adds code that increases page size. It may also include information you don’t expect. If you need to get your Word content to the web, I’ve got some tips and alternatives.