[How To] Automatically Insert ‘Boilerplate’ Text in MS Word

If you frequently need to insert a word, line or block of text into MS Word documents you can easily automate the process with a simple keyboard shortcut.  Highlight the text and press Alt + F3, to create an AutoText entry, then give it a name or accept the default that appears in the dialog box … [Read more...]

How to add Audio to MS Word Documents

Everyone knows how to add graphics into Microsoft Word. But did you also know you can also add sounds? … [Read more...]

How to create ‘Screentips’ to improve MS Word documents

ScreenTips are those little boxes that appear when you ‘hover’ your mouse over a hyperlink. As the name implies, they usually provide a small tip, or piece of information, about the word or phrase in question. … [Read more...]

How to change line spacing to improve readability in MS Word

One of the quickest ways to improve the layout of your documents is to use line spacing. We’ve all seen documents where the material was so densely written that you could hardly read the words? Just a huge block of words. To improve how your text looks, you can increase the line spacing between the … [Read more...]

How to Write Abstracts and Short Descriptions

Abstracts and short descriptions explain what the reader wants to accomplish, the purpose of using it, or the benefits it offers them. Do not simply repeat the title of the page or document. Avoid stating the obvious, such as “You can use the Paste option to paste text”. Try to add more … [Read more...]

[How To] Change Spacing between Characters in MS Word

To change the spacing between characters in MS Word documents, do as follows: Select the text you want to change.  On the Format menu, click Font, and then click the Character Spacing tab.    Do one of the following: 3.1 Expand or condense space evenly between all the … [Read more...]

How to Stretch Text in MS Word

Select the text you want to change. Click Format, Font, and then the Character Spacing tab.  In the Scale box, enter the percentage you want to stretch the text.  Stretching is also refereed to as scaling.  … [Read more...]

Add Line Numbers to your Word Documents

About line numbers Microsoft Word can automatically count the lines in a document and display the appropriate number beside each line of text. This is useful if you need to refer to specific lines in a document, such as a script or legal contract. By default, Word numbers every line in a document. … [Read more...]

How To Write An Annual Report

A successful annual report contains the following key elements: 1. Visual appeal What is the look and feel of your annual report? Is it attractive, interesting and unusual, or boring and unimaginative?  The clever use of design, graphics, artwork and typography can make the difference between a … [Read more...]

How to Manage 127 Emails A Day

I get 120 emails a day. Sometimes more. Some are one-liners, which require a simple answer. Others are more detailed and require some thought and analysis before answering, while the last group can be very lengthy emails that ramble from one item to the next and to the next and…Time counts in … [Read more...]