When you write a Microsoft Word document it creates a temporary file (.tmp) that saves your file as you work. When Word crashes — even if you have NOT saved the file —the tmp file is still on your PC. Want to find where it is? Here’s how to do it.
In this tutorial, we show how to update Styles in Microsoft Word 2007. The way styles work in Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 are different. Even Gil Grissom would have a hard time doing this. The best way to add Styles, such as Notes etc (2007) is as follows: In MS Word, go to the Home tab. It’s […]
This tutorial explains how to retrieve information from Microsoft Word documents that may have become corrupt. We have provided as many screenshots as possible to show you the steps you need to take. Let’s start.
Do you get an error if you use * MERGEFORMAT and insert using CTRL+F9? Here’s the problem: If you use the Ribbon to insert a field, it works fine. BUT if you use CTRL+F9 to insert the brackets and then type the field code it displays the following error message: “Error! Too many picture switches […]
In the last sixteen years, email has helped me win more business than any other tool. It’s turned cautious readers into enthusiastic buyers. It’s brought in prospective customers from the edge and driven repeat traffic to the money pages. Here are some of the mistakes I’ve made and how to get around them. Emails Mistakes […]
What can Kate Winslet teach you about proof-reading technical documents? Watch the movie The Reader and it will make sense. If she was writing this blog, she’d probably say: “Don’t do it all at once! One of the biggest mistakes you can make when revising any technical document, is to do it all in one […]
Ah, yes, writing for the web. So easy anyone can do it. Which may be the problem, of course. Let’s rewind for a sec. Ever read Blink? Malcolm Gladwell explains why we make critical decisions ‘in the blink of an eye’. If you run an online business, or spend any time writing on the web, […]
Want to be a technical writer but don’t have the time to go to university full-time? Maybe you don’t have to. Earlier this year we asked if Online Degrees in Technical Writing as Good as Real World Universities? The response was mostly positive. Mostly. There’s quite a few universities that offer online degrees in the […]
Today we look at how to remove hidden characters in MS Word. First – How do I remove invisible characters that appear as ¬ symbols in MS Word? If you copy and paste this symbol into Search & Replace box, it doesn’t work. MS word doesn’t seem to recognize these symbols. How do you get rid of […]