Does your writing pass the 5 second test?

Skimmers are likely to spend 20 seconds or less skimming a document to decide whether or not to read it more carefully. Skim your document for 20 seconds, and mark what stands out most to you in that amount of time. After you are finished, see if what you have marked is able to convey your … [Read more...]

How to Recover Lost Files in Word 2003/2007

Have you ever lost a Microsoft Word file and tried to find it? You know it’s there but where is it? Want to find where it is? Here's how to do it. How Microsoft Word saves files When you write a Microsoft Word document it creates a temporary file (.tmp) that saves your file as you work. … [Read more...]

[How To] Scroll down Technical Documents Automatically in MS Word

You can configure Word to automatically scroll down a document. This can be very useful for reading long documents, or when giving presentations. To turn of the auto scroll, follow these steps: Click Customize on the Tools menu. In the Commands tab, scroll down and highlight 'All … [Read more...]

[How To] Fix Corrupt MS Word Files

This tutorial explains how to retrieve information from Microsoft Word documents that may have become corrupt. We have provided as many screenshots as possible to show you the steps you need to take. Let’s start. How to Fix a Corrupted Document There are several ways to try to correct a corrupted … [Read more...]

How to Fix MS Word Startup Problems

Over the years Microsoft Word has crashed on me several times. What’s interesting is that the error message I get tend to vary but the result it always the same – I can’t get Word to start. Here are some common error messages, the reason why they appear, and what you can do to re-start Word. 9 … [Read more...]

[How To] Avoid Getting a Macro Virus in MS Word

A macro virus may use Word’s macro programming language (VBA) to spread itself through your computer, infecting all your Word files. Macro viruses infect Word documents, templates, and other programs that uses a programming language. Here's how you can reduce the likelihood of getting a macro … [Read more...]

How to Fix Error Message “Do you want to download a compatibility pack so that you can work with this file”

You get this error message when opening a 2007 Office document: "Do you want to download a compatibility pack so that you can work with this file". Here's how to fix it. … [Read more...]

How to Create a Custom Toolbar in Word 2003

You can create a custom toolbar in Word 2003 to organize the commands you use most often or those you want to use for a specific task. The advantage of this is that once it’s setup, you can get the most from Word and not have to dig around looking for those hidden commands. … [Read more...]

How to remove margin marks in Word 2002

How to remove margin marks in Word 2002. … [Read more...]

How to use Crop Marks in Microsoft Word

When you open a document in Microsoft Word, margin marks or crop marks may appear on each corner of the page. Crop marks are markers that appear in the top left and right of your Microsoft Word documents. These are called ‘crop marks’. To remove these, you have to disable Asian language support. … [Read more...]