How to Save MS Word docs as ‘Filtered’ HTML

Purists may not approve of the quality of its code, but Microsoft Word lets you save your documents into HTML and, for the most part, the end result is fine. If you want to convert your document into HTML you can choose from three different options, each of which has its own advantages. To get … [Read more...]

How to View all Styles in MS Word

By default, MS Word does not show every built-in style, such as Footnote Text, TOC styles in the All Styles option in the Show list of the Styles and Formatting Task Pane. Word 2003 To see the complete list of Word’s built-in styles, choose Custom from the list, select Show All, and click … [Read more...]

How to Create a ‘Note’ Style in MS Word

Let's say you want to add a note to your document but don't want to type Note every time. How do you do it? In Word, you can create different types of styles. What most people don't know is that you can add a piece of text in the style to say Note. That means every time you add this style to … [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 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...]

7 Steps to Better Technical Writing

Technical Writing is not difficult when you know where and how to start. So, when you write a technical document, consider the following 7 points: … [Read more...]

How to remove margin marks in Word 2003

Before you start, make sure that the Text boundaries option in Word is not selected. FWIW: these steps worked at the time of writing but (as you may know) things change with Microsoft applications, so you may have to experiment a little. To do this, follow these steps: Start Word 2003. On the … [Read more...]

How to Change the Background Color in MS Word Documents

The bright white text area of most word processors can become a quite tiring on the eyes after a few hours. You can of course jiggle the brightness and contrast settings on your monitor but a far better solution is to give your blank pages a light grey tint.  Open Word so that you can judge the … [Read more...]

How to Compare Fonts in MS Word

If you are constantly fussing over fonts for your documents then there's a very handy feature in Windows that allows you to quickly compare typefaces according to style and design. … [Read more...]

How to Create Giant-Sized Fonts in MS Word

In Word, if you go to the Font Size drop-down menu, the largest value shown is 72 point. However, to get whatever font size you like - up to 999.5 points - just type in the number and Word will update the font size. Try it! … [Read more...]