Category Archives: Document Formatting

design and layout tips

How to Create Keyboard Shortcuts in MS Word

  Want to know how to Create Keyboard Shortcuts in MS Word? In MS Word you can assign frequently used commands to a keyboard shortcut. To create a shortcut, follow these steps: 1. Right-click in the toolbar area. 2. Select Customize and click the Keyboard button. 3. To auto fix a table’s content, highlight Table […]

How to Add Commands to MS Word Toolbar

Instead of using field codes to add filenames and file paths to your document, you can setup Word so that it displays these in the toolbar. You can then add these links to any page in an open document. Right-click on the toolbar. Select Customize and then the Commands tab. Scroll down the Categories list […]

[Tutorial] How to Create a Macro in MS Word 2007

One of the hidden features in Microsoft Word is macros. These are small mini-programs that you can create to automate tasks, for example, formatting a document, changing the layout or updating styles. What is a macro? A macro is a series of commands and instructions that you group together as a single command to accomplish […]

MS Word 2010: Is the new Find better or worse?

In the new version of Word 2010, there is a new ‘integrated flavor of the Find feature’. Scott Walker, Lead Program Manager, for Microsoft Word explains that ‘Rather than a modeless dialog box that jumps about on the screen to get out of the way, the basic Find experience now sits conveniently at the top […]

How to Fix MS Word Startup Problems

Over the years Microsoft Word has crashed on me several times. What’s interesting is that the error message I get tend to vary but the result it always the same – I can’t get Word to start. Here are some common error messages, the reason why they appear, and what you can do to re-start […]

How To Change Sentences To Uppercase, Lowercase, or BLOCK

What’s the quickest way to change an entire sentence to Uppercase, lowercase, or BLOCK LETTERS? Here’s how you do it. Select the sentence you want to change. Hold down the Shift key. Press F3. Each time you press F3 it will change the upper, lower or block case, like this. F3, Everything is in block […]