How to find ‘Hidden’ Styles in MS Word Templates

Like cats, MS Word likes to hide things in secret places. For example, those styles you know were there but have now gone missing. Where did she put them? Who knows why, such is her charm. As a small child growing up some people called Word Tips and Tricks a bit of a dog. We was hurt at the … [Read more...]

[Video] How to Create Stunning Chapter Headings in MS Word

As a small child, Word Tips and Tricks was used to people ignoring him. For years he thought he was invisible. A cursed soul doomed to walk shopping malls never getting a glance from others. Even the dogs didn't bark at him. Maybe your Word docs feel the same. Ignored. Abandoned. The ugly … [Read more...]

[Video] How do I add footnotes to MS Word documents?

As a small child, verbs, nouns, and consonants teased Word Tips and Tricks. We was bullied. ‘You’ll never be a chapter,’ they’d yell and steal my best paragraphs. ‘You’ll never make it as a paragraph,’ they’d laugh and steal my best sentences. The ones I’d been saving. In the end, all that … [Read more...]

[Video] How to Create an Amazing Table of Contents in MS Word

Be honest. You've got ambition, right? That boring ol' Table of Contents in your Word doc. You want better right? Something with an edge. That stands out. Special. Actually, you want anything except the default Table of Contents in Word. So, how do you fix it? Fear not, good friend. This … [Read more...]

[Video] How to add the Euro currency (€) symbol to MS Word

Ah yes, that crazy Euro currency (€) symbol. You'd think it would be on your keyboard, especially if you bought it in Europe, wouldn't you? Anyway, it's not, is it? So, just how to do you add it to your Word doc? Is there some mystical keyword combination that'll add the Euro currency (€) … [Read more...]

[Video] How to Start Page Numbering From 1 on a Different Page in Microsoft Word

Yes, friend, you'd think it would be easy wouldn't you. All you want to do is start page numbering form 1 on a different page in MS Word. How to Start Page Numbering From 1 on a Different Page in Microsoft Word Open your document and place your cursor at the end of the page BEFORE the new … [Read more...]

[Video] How to remove private data from MS Word before Converting to PDF

Too lazy to read? Scroll down and watch the video, ya young whelp. Hey! Stop before you create that PDF! When Word Tips and Tricks was a small child it created a PDF without removing important things in the file properties. Things grandma didn't want published on the interweb. Alas, WTT didn't … [Read more...]

[Video] How do I create Endnotes in MS Word documents?

Last week we looked at how to create a footnote. Today, my friend, we look at its good friend, the endnote. Use endnotes when you want to keep the reader focussed on the text, so they don’t get distracted. At the same time, endnotes allow you to gather references in one place that the reader can … [Read more...]

How to open Apple Pages Files in MS Word or Google Docs

If you want to open a file with the .pages extension in MS Word: Save the file on your Windows computer. Right-click on the file and select Rename. Remove the .pages extension and enter .zip as the file extension. Open the Zip file. This will show you several files. .pages files are a … [Read more...]

How to add ‘Content Controls’ to MS Word Templates

On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click Design Mode, and then insert the controls that you want, for example, let’s enter a series of rich text controls for a report. How to insert a text control where users can enter text In a rich text content control, users can format text as bold or … [Read more...]