Mail Merge is most often used to print or email form letters to multiple recipients. Using Mail Merge, you can easily customize form letters for individual recipients. Mail Merge is also used to create envelopes or labels in bulk. Read the rest of this entry »
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I recently had a question about the window control buttons (Minimize, Restore, Close) that seem to be missing in Word 2010 documents. In truth, I never really paid much attention to their absence. I thought it was too easy to accidently hit the Close application button by mistake, so I never got into the habit of working with them. While it’s not really obvious what setting to change, you can display the buttons if you like using them.
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If you regularly use a browser (like now, for instance) you’re probably very familiar with the concept of setting bookmarks in your browser. It’s a quick way of getting where you want to go. When you’re working with Word documents, you can also set bookmarks within your document. This is especially useful when you’re working with long documents and want to be able to quickly return to a specific location in your document. Read the rest of this entry »
Watch this recorded webinar to learn about some of the new tools and templates in Microsoft Word 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve ever inserted one of the prefab Word elements into your document (Header, Footer, Cover Page, etc.), you’ve been using something called a Building Block. A nice thing about Building Blocks is that they maintain a common theme, i.e. there’s a Cubicles Cover Page, Header, Textbox, and so on. What you may not be aware of is that you can create your own Building Blocks. Let’s take a look at the basics of using a Building Block. Read the rest of this entry »
Unless you’re the most accurate typist ever, you’ve probably noticed that Word automatically fixes some of your “creative” spellings. For example, type “teh” and Word’s AutoCorrect function will change it to “the”. I, for one, find it very helpful. What you may not be aware of is that you can also add typing shortcuts for phrases you regularly use. Read the rest of this entry »
By applying advanced enhancement techniques to your Microsoft Word 2010 documents, you can give them a professional look and improve their readability. Word lets you add page borders, paragraph borders, and shading. You can also insert non-alphanumeric characters and watermarks. Depending on the type of multi-page documents you create, you might choose to apply specific Word features differently on the first page. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve ever worked with a lot of objects on a PowerPoint slide, you know that selecting individual objects can sometimes be quite a challenge. Starting with PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft introduced a tool that can make your life a lot easier. It’s called the Selection and Visibility pane. Read the rest of this entry »