[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 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] Convert Images into PNG

You can use Paint to convert many graphic files from one file type to another. You don’t need to buy Adobe Photoshop or other expensive graphic design tools. Paint has many small tricks up sleeve. You can open these file types in Paint: BMP JPG TIFF PNG You can save the BMPs … [Read more...]

How To Generate Leads To Develop Your Business

Running a small business involves many balancing acts, few of which are more important than generating new leads. You have to work at creating leads. It’s naïve to expect that lucrative business leads will walk up to your front door or passing strangers will throw checks in your letter box. … [Read more...]

[How To] Open ‘Locked’ MS Word Documents

JT from Dallas asks "I have a serious problem with my Word documents, they won't open for me.  A box pops up with 'there is an error when 'loading' this document and then it won't open." This is usually related to a corrupt Normal.dot file. Find this on your PC and Delete it. (Make a backup … [Read more...]

MS Word Developer Center

MSDN offer in-depth content, code walkthroughs, downloads, product information, and more at this one-stop resource for Word developers http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ In addition to technical articles, developer documentation and other resources, you can find excellent information … [Read more...]

Frank Rice’s Tips When Using Word 2003

Frank Rice at Microsoft's MSDN site offfers some great tips on using Word 2003. "This article consists of a compilation of various tips from the Microsoft Word newsgroups. By using these procedures and modifying them for your own use, you can make your own applications more robust and provide … [Read more...]

[How To] Automatically Format MS Word Docs

By using AutoFormat, you can quickly apply formatting such as headings, bulleted and numbered lists, borders, numbers, symbols, and fractions to your text. Apply bold or italic character formatting to text surrounded by asterisks (*) or underscores ( _ ). Replace two hyphens (--) with an em … [Read more...]