How to Convert Word List to Excel

Have you ever received data in an inefficient format? Maybe it was a contact list that looked more like mailing labels. In this tutorial, I’ll show how to convert a Microsoft Word list so you can use it with Microsoft Excel.

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.

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 …

Microsoft Word Redactions and Solutions

converted doc with blackining

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.

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.

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 Microsoft 365)