How to Compare Fonts in MS Word

If you are constantly fussing over fonts for your documents then there's a very handy feature in Windows that allows you to quickly compare typefaces according to style and design. … [Read more...]

The Right Way to Count Words in MS Word (using Shortcuts)

If you want to know how many words there are in a paragraph, or block of copy, select the text and click on Word Count. To create a keyboard shortcut to Word Count: From the Tools menu, click Customize. Select the Command tab and highlight Tools in the list of Categories. Scroll down the … [Read more...]

How to Create Giant-Sized Fonts in MS Word

In Word, if you go to the Font Size drop-down menu, the largest value shown is 72 point. However, to get whatever font size you like - up to 999.5 points - just type in the number and Word will update the font size. Try it! … [Read more...]

[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 Resize Fonts in Word 2003

To increase or decrease the font size in a Word document, follow these steps: … [Read more...]

‘Find and Replace’ power searches in MS Word

What’s the quickest way to delete text?  Forget the backspace or delete keys. Instead, try this: Select the block of text you want to delete and CONTINUE TYPING. Word automatically deletes the text when you start to type.  … [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 Setup Split Screen in MS Word 2003/2007

When working on long documents it is sometimes useful to be able to see and edit other sections of the text at the same time. Word will let you do exactly that, though unless you stumble on the feature by accident you’ll probably never know it exists. It’s really easy to use, all you have to do … [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...]

Why MS Word Eats Text When Typing

Word's overtype feature lets you type over text you want to remove. Most people just delete the text and continue. However, if you dont know about this feature what happens is this: as you type, the words you type delete the text in front of it. It eats up the words! 9 times out of 10 this is … [Read more...]