5 Things you can’t do with the Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon

I have Microsoft Word on two different PCs. My old laptop have Word 2003 (which I know and love) and the new, shiny desktop has (sadly) Word 2007.  It’s not so bad, but the ribbon is driving me insane. … [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 remove margin marks in Word 2002

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

How to Reduce Large MS Word Files – Part 1

Ever had your Microsoft Word file explode from 1MB to 10MB in just a few minutes? In the tech writing world, Microsoft Word tends to get a bad rap. One of the arguments put against Word is that its fairly unstable and prone to creating ‘horrors’, such as bloating in size until your (Microsoft!) … [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...]

[How To] Delete Crop Marks in MS Word 2003 / 2007

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 … [Read more...]

How to find the AutoFormat feature in Word 2007?

I used to use the AutoFormat feature all the time in Word 2003. Last month I ‘upgraded’ to Word 2007 and have had a very hard time of it. You can tell from my mangled grammar, I guess. The fact is that AutoFormat, which was part of Microsoft Office 2003, is not included in the 2007 Microsoft … [Read more...]

How to Reduce MS Word File Size – Tip 4

How to Quickly Reduce Microsoft Word File Size - Secret #4 Before we go, here are some final tips that may help reduce the size of your Microsoft Word files. Compress graphics – Crop you images (where possible) and reduce the image resolution to reduce the graphic’s overall file size. Turn … [Read more...]

How to Reduce MS Word File Size – Tip 3

In the final article in this series, we look at the role graphics play in determining the file size. In many respects, the ease in which you can create a Microsoft Word file is its own undoing. Both Adobe FrameMaker and MS Word have similar approaches to importing graphics. But after almost … [Read more...]

How to Reduce MS Word File Size – Tip 2

In the last article, we discussed how multiple bullet lists can corrupt your Microsoft Word files. We outlined some techniques to reduce the file size, mostly by creating pre-formatted bullet lists in advance. But what happens if you’re given a file that’s already bloated to massive proportions. … [Read more...]