How to Change the entire document’s text with one click

If you want to make your life easy, use different styles for different parts of your document. For example, create a style for all your numbered lists, a style for Chapter 1, 2, and 3 headings, and other such styles. … [Read more...]

How to Create Greek Dummy Text in MS Word

Use the =rand(x,y) trick to create dummy text or go to Lipsum.com and get dummy text there.  FYI: if you're going to use this on a regular basis, save it as an AutoText entry.    … [Read more...]

How to Postion Images in MS Word

If you want insert pictures into MS Word and need to position them accurately on the page, follow these steps: Click on the horizontal ruler at the top of the page. This ruler shows measurements from 1 to 20. Press and hold down the left mouse button. A vertical line appears. Use this to adjust … [Read more...]

How to Create Underlined Spaces in MS Word

Underline spaces (underlines) can very helpful if you want to tell the reader where to enter data, for example, type their name and address on an application form. Name:                      Address:                   City:                       The problem is that if you use a normal … [Read more...]

How to Create Mirror Text in MS Word

Want to write mirror text? It's actually very easy to do in MS Word. You can get Word to display text in mirror style if you want a heading or title written backwards, for example, to make a brochure or newsletter more interesting. To write text backwards, what’s often called mirror writing, … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Write Secret Messages In MS Word

Here’s a few ways to write secret messages in MS Word.  Write your message, select it, and change the Font Color to white. Your words have disappeared! The problem here is that if another person highlights the document and changes the font to black, your words come back. Let’s try another … [Read more...]

[How To] Add Diagonal Lines to Tables in MS Word

To add diagonal lines to tables in MS Word, follow these steps: Click inside the table you want to modify. From the Format menu, click Borders and Shading. From the Apply To box, select Paragraph, Cell, or Table.   4. Click the lower left button (highlighted in red above) to add a … [Read more...]

How to Create an Index in MS Word

For technical writers, a well-crafted index helps organize your material, in particular when you get to the production stage. By creating an index, you can manage the overall document more easily, retrieve topics faster, and update sections more accurately. In contrast, if you did not create … [Read more...]