Where Do I Find Summary Information in MS Word docs?

Summary information is usually saved when you create a Word document. There are several methods you can use to view this information: Open the document. On the File menu, click Properties. The Summary, Statistics, Contents, and Custom tabs may all contain various properties such as your name, … [Read more...]

How to Remove Your User Name from Your Documents

To remove your name from a document, follow these steps: Click Options on the Tools menu. Select the User Information tab. The following edit boxes appear: Name Initials Mailing Address If you do not want any of this information to appear in your documents, enter spaces or dummy text in … [Read more...]

How to Minimize Metadata in Microsoft Word 2000 Documents

This article explains various methods that you can use to minimize the amount of metadata in your Word documents. Whenever you create, open, or save a Word document, it creates metadata. Metadata is used for a variety of purposes to enhance the editing, viewing, filing, and retrieval of Office … [Read more...]

How to Print Out MS Office Keyboard Shortcuts

Ever forgotten your keyboard shortcuts? This often happens if you haven’t used them for a while or changed computers. The best thing to do is print out a list of all shortcuts on your machine. It’s very easy: Go to File, Print. In the Print What drop-down menu, select Key … [Read more...]

How to Preview MS Word Docs Instead of Opening Files

Microsoft Word’s preview tool lets you view the contents of a document WITHOUT having to open it. This is a terrific time saver, especially if all you want to do is look at the cover sheet of a large document.  From the File menu, click Open. Instead of opening the file, click the Views … [Read more...]

MS Word Quick Launch

Want to automatically open the last document you worked on? This will save you time from having to go to the File menu and opening the document every time. Right-click on an empty part of the desktop. Select New, Create Shortcut. In the ‘Type location of the item’ box, paste the … [Read more...]

How to Change Icons in MS Word Toolbar

MS Word lets you change and edit the icons on the toolbar. Right-click onto an empty area of the toolbar and select Customize. Right-click on the icon you want to change. Select either ‘Change button image’ or ‘Edit button image’. Select a different icon or use the options to change its … [Read more...]

[How To] Return to the last Edit in MS Word

If you write a lot of documents, it’s easy to forget where you made your last edits. Instead of trying to find the last word you changed, you can use the Go Back feature. This automatically returns you to the last word you changed before the document was saved. To return to the last edit you … [Read more...]

How to Create Greek Dummy Text in MS Word

Use the =rand(x,y) trick to create dummy text or go to Lipsum.com and get dummy text there.  FYI: if you're going to use this on a regular basis, save it as an AutoText entry.    … [Read more...]

How to Postion Images in MS Word

If you want insert pictures into MS Word and need to position them accurately on the page, follow these steps: Click on the horizontal ruler at the top of the page. This ruler shows measurements from 1 to 20. Press and hold down the left mouse button. A vertical line appears. Use this to adjust … [Read more...]