How To Remove The Web Toolbar?

There are two options here. The first is to turn it off for the document that’s currently open while the second is to completely blast it so it never appears in Word again, unless you restore it for some reason. - To remove it from the current document: Go to Tools, Macros, and select the … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Paperclip in MS Word

To stop the paper clip from appearing:  Click Help and select Hide the Office Assistant.   To turn him back on…  … [Read more...]

Why doesn’t Page X of Y work in MS Word

There are several reasons why this can happen. To complicate matters, different versions of Word all seem to present their own unique problems. Rather than go through them all, here is solution that I found works the best. In Word, go to View and click Header and Footer. This opens the … [Read more...]

How To Change The Default Font in MS Word?

There are several ways to do this, but this one is the best.Open the Normal.dot template from within Word. It’s very important that you open it within Word, otherwise the template will simply create a new document rather than opening the actual Normal.dot file itself.  Click Format, Styles and … [Read more...]

How to Remove the Border on Text Boxes in MS Word

When you create a text box in Word, you'll notice that is automatically creates a thin black border around the box. Many people want to know how to change or remove this border.  To change (or remove) the border, follow these steps: Right-click on the text box and select Format Text … [Read more...]

How to Turn off ScreenTips in MS Word

You may have noticed that when you mouse-over some items in Word, such as comments, or hyperlinks, a short description appears. These are known as ScreenTips. You may find that if you turn off these, Word’s performance improves.  To turn off ScreenTips, follow these steps: Click Tools, Options, … [Read more...]

Turn Off Smart Cut and Paste in MS Word

Word may perform better if you turn off the Smart Cut and Paste and Show Paste Options buttons. To turn off these options: On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Edit tab.  Clear the Show Paste Options buttons and the Smart cut and paste checkboxes.  … [Read more...]

Turn off the Recently Used File List

This option displays the most recent files that you’ve used, which can be very convenient as it saves you having to find documents. However, the downside is that it hogs memory and drags down the application. To turn off the Recently used file list, follow these steps: From the Tools menu, … [Read more...]

Turn Off Update Automatic Links

If you Update Automatic Links On Open, you're placing pressure on Word as it has to check and update each link everytime it starts. If you have a large document, say more than 10 pages, this can cause real issues with performance. Turning off this option will make documents open faster and reduce … [Read more...]

How to Turn Off the Mouse Scheme

A pointer scheme is any combination of pointers used on your desktop. Turning off the animated mouse scheme is likely to increase performance, especially on less powerful computers. On more powerful computers, it may be less noticeable as more free memory is available.  Open the Control … [Read more...]