How to Create Underlined Spaces in MS Word

Underline spaces (underlines) can very helpful if you want to tell the reader where to enter data, for example, type their name and address on an application form. Name:                      Address:                   City:                       The problem is that if you use a normal … [Read more...]

How to Create Mirror Text in MS Word

Want to write mirror text? It's actually very easy to do in MS Word. You can get Word to display text in mirror style if you want a heading or title written backwards, for example, to make a brochure or newsletter more interesting. To write text backwards, what’s often called mirror writing, … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Write Secret Messages In MS Word

Here’s a few ways to write secret messages in MS Word.  Write your message, select it, and change the Font Color to white. Your words have disappeared! The problem here is that if another person highlights the document and changes the font to black, your words come back. Let’s try another … [Read more...]

[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] Save ‘Filtered’ HTML in MS Word

Filtered HTML is a special type of HTML where Word-specific functions have been removed from your document. This is very useful when you want to create a webpage with ‘clean’ code as web pages created from Word don’t always work correctly when viewed in non-Microsoft browsers. The reason for … [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...]

How to Reduce MS Word File Size – Tip 1

Ever had your Microsoft Word file explode from 1 to 10MB in just a few minutes? In the tech doc’s 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] 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...]