How to go to the End of a MS Word document automatically

There are two ways you can go to the end of a Word document. The first is to use a keyboard shortcut and the second is to create a macro. There are pros and cons of each approach. Here’s how to do it. Using Keyboard - Go to end of MS Word document If you want to go directly to the end of a … [Read more...]

How To Count the Number of Words in Footnotes

Yesterday, we showed you how to count the number of words in your documents. To do this, we used Microsoft Word’s Word Count tool to count the text. But, how about if you want to go a bit deeper and count the number of words in footers, headers, or footnotes? Where is the Word Counter? This … [Read more...]

[How To] Insert the Document Name in MS Word’s Header or Footer

On Monday, I showed you how to add a Chapter Heading to your Microsoft Word documents. The nice thing about this is that it shows the reader where they are in the document at any give time. That is very effective in long technical and financial documents, such as Business Plans, where the reader … [Read more...]

[How To] Insert Your Chapter & Paragraph Titles into MS Word’s Footer

I use the Header and Footers in my documents to add information that helps readers navigate through the report, see when it was written, and also its date, status, and page count. You can add an incredible amount of information into the Header and Footers. Here are some ways to add in the … [Read more...]

How to change MS Word’s background from White to Blue

You can change the background color of Microsoft Word from White to Blue. … [Read more...]

How to Add ‘Dancing Ants’ to MS Word Docs

How do I animate text in a Word Document? For example, to make dancing ants or add sparkles to the text. 1. Select the text you want to animate. 2. Click Format, Font, and then the Text Effects tab. 3. In the Animations box, click the effect you want, for example Sparkle Text. You can … [Read more...]

How to Create Keyboard Shortcuts in MS Word

  Want to know how to Create Keyboard Shortcuts in MS Word? In MS Word you can assign frequently used commands to a keyboard shortcut. To create a shortcut, follow these steps: 1. Right-click in the toolbar area. 2. Select Customize and click the Keyboard button. 3. To auto fix … [Read more...]

How to Add Commands to MS Word Toolbar

Instead of using field codes to add filenames and file paths to your document, you can setup Word so that it displays these in the toolbar. You can then add these links to any page in an open document. Right-click on the toolbar. Select Customize and then the Commands tab. Scroll down the … [Read more...]

[Tutorial] How to Create a Macro in MS Word 2007

One of the hidden features in Microsoft Word is macros. These are small mini-programs that you can create to automate tasks, for example, formatting a document, changing the layout or updating styles. What is a macro? A macro is a series of commands and instructions that you group together as a … [Read more...]

MS Word 2010: Is the new Find better or worse?

In the new version of Word 2010, there is a new ‘integrated flavor of the Find feature’. Scott Walker, Lead Program Manager, for Microsoft Word explains that ‘Rather than a modeless dialog box that jumps about on the screen to get out of the way, the basic Find experience now sits conveniently at … [Read more...]