Category Archives: Document Formatting

design and layout tips

[How To] Create Subscript Text in MS Word

Want to add subscript text to your MS Word document? You’ve come to the right place, friend. Here’s the skinny: 1. Select the text that you want to format as Subscript. 2. Click Format, Font, and then the Font tab. 3. Select the Subscript checkbox. Keyboard shortcut: Press CTRL+=

Why does text disappear when I type?

Have you ever started to type and then see your words starting to delete the sentence in front of them? Usually when you type in the middle of a sentence, Word inserts the new letters between the existing words – it pushes them to the right of the page as you type. However… sometimes Word […]

Add Line Numbers to your Word Documents

About line numbers Microsoft Word can automatically count the lines in a document and display the appropriate number beside each line of text. This is useful if you need to refer to specific lines in a document, such as a script or legal contract. By default, Word numbers every line in a document. However, you can […]

Using Paint to take Great Screenshots

There are many great products for taking screenshots out there. Snagit is the one I’d recommend most.  However, if you’re on a tight budget, you may have to make do with Paint, which comes pre-installed with Windows.  Paint is a very under-rated product and comes with more features that you’d probably expect. If you learn […]

How To Write Headings and Headlines

The earliest memory I have of writing is producing a very long and serious essay on Hamlet. I managed to write eight pages. The teacher wanted 2000 words – minimum. So, we all churned out hundreds and hundreds of words. Did anyone read it? Probably not. Maybe you wrote something like it too. Do you […]

Creating a New Style

To create a new style, follow these steps:  From the Format menu, choose Style and Formatting, and then click New Style.  In the Name box, enter a name for the style, for example, Paragraph Text.  In the Style type box, choose Paragraph. In the Style Based on box, select No Style. If you base it […]

Page numbers appears as { PAGE }

If you open Word and find that the table of contents, page numbers, and other such information has changed to { PAGE } and { TIME } etc, then don’t despair. Here’s what to do:  Choose Options on the Tools menu, then click the View tab.  Uncheck the Field Codes checkbox.