Category Archives: Word 2003

[How To] Delete Crop Marks in MS Word 2003 / 2007

Crop marks are markers that appear in the top left and right of your Microsoft Word documents.
These are called ‘crop marks’. To remove these, you have to disable Asian language support.
This often appear after you open a file which has an Asian language setting; Microsoft Office might activate this setting to display embedded fonts. It’s just trying to be helpful. The thing is: how do you remove it? When you open a document in Microsoft Word, margin marks or crop marks may appear on each corner of the page.

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 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 – […]

How to Reduce MS Word File Size – Tip 3

In the final article in this series, we look at the role graphics play in determining the file size. In many respects, the ease in which you can create a Microsoft Word file is its own undoing. Both Adobe FrameMaker and MS Word have similar approaches to importing graphics. But after almost ten years using […]

How to Reduce MS Word File Size – Tip 2

In the last article, we discussed how multiple bullet lists can corrupt your Microsoft Word files. We outlined some techniques to reduce the file size, mostly by creating pre-formatted bullet lists in advance. But what happens if you’re given a file that’s already bloated to massive proportions. It’s too late to create fancy new styles […]

How to Reduce MS Word File Size – Tip 1

Ever had your Microsoft Word file explode from 1 to 10MB in just a few minutes? In the tech doc’s world, Microsoft Word tends to get a bad rap. One of the arguments put against Word is that its fairly unstable and prone to creating ‘horrors’, such as bloating in size until your (Microsoft!) operating […]

[How To] Convert Images into PNG

You can use Paint to convert many graphic files from one file type to another. You don’t need to buy Adobe Photoshop or other expensive graphic design tools. Paint has many small tricks up sleeve. You can open these file types in Paint: BMP JPG TIFF PNG You can save the BMPs (also known as […]

[How To] Open ‘Locked’ MS Word Documents

JT from Dallas asks “I have a serious problem with my Word documents, they won’t open for me.  A box pops up with ‘there is an error when ‘loading’ this document and then it won’t open.” This is usually related to a corrupt Normal.dot file. Find this on your PC and Delete it. (Make a backup […]