[How To] Update the Table of Contents in MS Word 2007

JP asks, ‘How do I add fields to the Table of Contents in Microsoft Word 2007?’ While this is easy to do in Microsoft Word 2003, it is not so obvious in Word 2007. How to update the TOC: Add a new Chapter Heading to your user guide Or Copy and Paste an existing heading Rename the … [Read more...]

[Tutorial] How to Convert Text into Tables

Let’s say you have a large block of text that you want convert into a table. How do you do it? I write many technical documents. This means that many times I need to reformat text so that it is more attractive and easier to read. One way to do this is to place the text in tables. This lets the … [Read more...]

How to open Protected View files in MS Word

Vikas on the Microsoft Office Trustworthy Computing security team explains how a new feature in Microsoft Word 2010 called Protected View. In his article he discusses how hackers have discovered ways to manipulate Office binary files so that when they are opened and parsed, they cause their own … [Read more...]

How to Recover Lost Files in Word 2003/2007

Have you ever lost a Microsoft Word file and tried to find it? You know it’s there but where is it? Want to find where it is? Here's how to do it. How Microsoft Word saves files When you write a Microsoft Word document it creates a temporary file (.tmp) that saves your file as you work. … [Read more...]

[How to] Fix Styles in MS Word 2007

In this tutorial, we show how to update Styles in Microsoft Word 2007. The way styles work in Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 are different. Even Gil Grissom would have a hard time doing this. The best way to add Styles, such as Notes etc (2007) is as follows: In MS Word, go to the Home tab. … [Read more...]

[How To] Scroll down Technical Documents Automatically in MS Word

You can configure Word to automatically scroll down a document. This can be very useful for reading long documents, or when giving presentations. To turn of the auto scroll, follow these steps: Click Customize on the Tools menu. In the Commands tab, scroll down and highlight 'All … [Read more...]

[How To] Fix Corrupt MS Word Files

This tutorial explains how to retrieve information from Microsoft Word documents that may have become corrupt. We have provided as many screenshots as possible to show you the steps you need to take. Let’s start. How to Fix a Corrupted Document There are several ways to try to correct a corrupted … [Read more...]

[How to Fix] MERGEFORMAT Error if Inserted using CTRL+F9

Do you get an error if you use * MERGEFORMAT and insert using CTRL+F9? Here’s the problem: If you use the Ribbon to insert a field, it works fine. BUT if you use CTRL+F9 to insert the brackets and then type the field code it displays the following error message: "Error! Too many picture … [Read more...]

17 Email Writing Mistakes To Avoid

In the last sixteen years, email has helped me win more business than any other tool. It’s turned cautious readers into enthusiastic buyers. It’s brought in prospective customers from the edge and driven repeat traffic to the money pages. Here are some of the mistakes I’ve made and how to get around … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Avoid Corrupting Microsoft Word Documents

Here are three reasons why Word documents become corrupted. 1. Round-tripping One of the main causes of document corruption is when a document is converted from one format to another and back repeatedly. Word to RTF to Word or Word to Excel and back into Word. This is called round-tripping. It … [Read more...]