Printing Text in Reverse

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Sometimes it’s the little things that trip you up like figuring out how to print text in reverse. I’m not trying to imitate Da Vinci and his mirror fonts. Instead, I was trying to do a t-shirt transfer with a quote. It seems there are many ways to solve this problem. You could also use this technique to baffle your boss with backwards emails.

Microsoft Word Redactions and Solutions

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One problem people face is the proper sharing of sensitive information. The information can be anything from contracts, technical specifications, to resumes. A problem arises when you want to show the information, but not all of it for confidentiality or competitive reasons. In other words, you need to hide or remove text from a document. There are right and wrong ways to do this redaction or “blacklining” in Microsoft Word.

Convert Word Docs to Excel

One item I’ve learned from using computers is that there is usually more than one way to solve a problem. This week two people approached me with a similar problem. They were trying to get a simple, but long address list from Microsoft Word into Microsoft Excel. One tried to use macros and the other resorted to cut and paste. In each case, I thought a simpler solution involved Word’s Search and Replace feature. Here’s Part 1 of a two part tutorial.

Create Custom Address Labels with Images

For many people, the most important part of the envelope is the address label. After all, it’s the first thing that your recipient sees when opening their mail. But did you know that you can create custom address labels with images in Microsoft Word? Say goodbye to generic designs and hello to unique logos and graphics. (Updated for Office 365)

Word Readability Statistics and Alternatives

I still find writing tough, especially when I need to provide instructions. It can be hard to know when your writing is easy to read. However, Microsoft Word offers some features that can improve your text readability. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up Readability Statistics and some free alternatives.

Catch Costly Mistakes with Exclude Dictionary

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Sometimes it’s too easy to rely on built-in proofing tools to catch mistakes. Spellcheckers are great for misspelling, but what if your typo resulted in a word that is spelled correctly? There is a feature in Microsoft Word that can help prevent embarrassing mistakes.