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...]

[Tutorial] How to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in MS Word

You can use Microsoft Word to attach cascading style sheets (CSS) to your web pages. Cascading style sheets are text files which control the formatting of web pages. There work just like templates. Inside the CCS file, you can define how the headings should look, indentations for the bullet … [Read more...]

How to add ‘building blocks’ to MS templates

Building blocks are reusable pieces of content or other document parts that are stored in galleries to be accessed and reused at any time. You can also save building blocks and distribute them with templates. For example, you may create a report template that provides your template users with two … [Read more...]

Insert a combo box or a drop-down list in MS Word Template

In a combo box, users can select from a list of choices that you provide or they can type in their own information. In a drop-down list, users can only select from the list of choices. On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click the Combo Box Content Control combo-box control or … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Write, Format and Create Business Case Templates

Looking for funding for a new project but not sure where to start? One way to get the funding you need is to create a Business Case. This outlines the benefits, competitive edge, and other gains the company stands to make if it invests in this project. For certain projects, the Business Case is a … [Read more...]

How to Force Word to Close after it Crashes

Word crashed. But when you go to re-open it, it refuses to do so. What’s happening here and how do I fix it How to Force Word to Close after it Crashes When Word crashes, the Winword.exe file may still be running behind the scenes. I know. If it is running, why won't it open? There is no easy … [Read more...]

How to Fix Damaged & Corrupt Word 2007 Documents – Part 2

This article provides advanced Troubleshooting steps if your damaged document still does not open. It describes how to identify a damaged document and how to recover the text contained in a document. Method 1: Open the damaged document in draft mode without updating links Step 1: Configure Word … [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...]

5 workarounds if MS Word won’t print images

There are a couple of reasons Microsoft Word may be doing this. 1. You might be printing in Draft mode. To print the borders and graphics in the document, click Options on the Tools menu, click the Print tab, and then clear the Draft output check box. Try now. 2. Check that the Drawing objects … [Read more...]