Category Archives: Tips

Turn Off Update Automatic Links

If you Update Automatic Links On Open, you’re placing pressure on Word as it has to check and update each link everytime it starts. If you have a large document, say more than 10 pages, this can cause real issues with performance. Turning off this option will make documents open faster and reduce the likelihood […]

How to Turn Off the Mouse Scheme

A pointer scheme is any combination of pointers used on your desktop. Turning off the animated mouse scheme is likely to increase performance, especially on less powerful computers. On more powerful computers, it may be less noticeable as more free memory is available.  Open the Control Panel. Double-click the Mouse icon. Click the Pointers tab. […]

How To Use ‘Draft Fonts’ to Open MS Word Faster

Turn on the Draft font option to load documents faster. This also improves the screen display of documents which have complex formatting and graphics. This option is available only in Normal view. To turn on the Draft font option, follow these steps:  On the View menu, click Normal.  On the Tools menu, click Options, and […]

[How To] Turn off Automatic Spelling & Grammar Check in MS Word

By default, Word automatically checks spelling and grammar as you write your document. It displays any errors it finds as wavy and green red underlines. While they have their value, these can adversely affect your computer’s performance as they continually demand memory. To turn off automatic spelling and grammar checking:  On the Tools menu, click […]

[How To ] Use the Background Saves Option in MS Word

By default, the Allow background saves option is turned on in Word. This allows you to continue working in Word while a document is being saved. However, this eats up system memory. If you want to conserve resources, turn off this option. To turn Allow background saves off, follow these steps:  On the Tools menu, […]

How to Preview MS Word Docs Instead of Opening Files

Microsoft Word’s preview tool lets you view the contents of a document WITHOUT having to open it. This is a terrific time saver, especially if all you want to do is look at the cover sheet of a large document.  From the File menu, click Open. Instead of opening the file, click the Views menu […]

MS Word Quick Launch

Want to automatically open the last document you worked on? This will save you time from having to go to the File menu and opening the document every time. Right-click on an empty part of the desktop. Select New, Create Shortcut. In the ‘Type location of the item’ box, paste the following command. For Word […]

How to Create Greek Dummy Text in MS Word

Use the =rand(x,y) trick to create dummy text or go to Lipsum.com and get dummy text there.  FYI: if you’re going to use this on a regular basis, save it as an AutoText entry.   

How to Postion Images in MS Word

If you want insert pictures into MS Word and need to position them accurately on the page, follow these steps: Click on the horizontal ruler at the top of the page. This ruler shows measurements from 1 to 20. Press and hold down the left mouse button. A vertical line appears. Use this to adjust […]

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 Off Fast Save – […]