Category Archives: Document Formatting

design and layout tips

‘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. 

How to Add Line Numbers to Reports

You can make it easier for people to find information in your Word document by adding lines. These run down the left hand side of the page. Instead of saying something is on page 5, paragraph 3, just tell them the line it’s on. Microsoft Word can automatically count the lines in a document and […]

How to Copy and Paste from Web into MS Word without Crashing

Has your computer crashed when you tried to copy and paste text from a website into a Word document?
This happens when the webpage has lots of underlying HTML code that Word tries to digest when importing the content. Even though you might only want the raw text, Word will try to import the JavaScript, images, links, and other code, crashing the PC in the process. The way to get around this is to tell Word that you want only the text and nothing else. To do this, use the under-used ‘Paste Special’ feature in Word.

[How To] Change Spacing between Characters in MS Word

To change the spacing between characters in MS Word documents, do as follows: Select the text you want to change.  On the Format menu, click Font, and then click the Character Spacing tab.    Do one of the following: 3.1 Expand or condense space evenly between all the selected characters 3.2 Click Expanded or Condensed in […]

[How To] Change Spacing between Characters in MS Word documents

To change the spacing between letters in MS Word documents, do as follows: Select the text you want to change. Click Format, Font, and then the Character Spacing tab. Choose one of the following: In the Spacing box click Expanded or Condensed and enter the amount in the By box. This adjusts the space evenly […]