Category Archives: Writing

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How to Create Keyboard Shortcuts in MS Word

  Want to know how to Create Keyboard Shortcuts in MS Word? In MS Word you can assign frequently used commands to a keyboard shortcut. To create a shortcut, follow these steps: 1. Right-click in the toolbar area. 2. Select Customize and click the Keyboard button. 3. To auto fix a table’s content, highlight Table […]

How to Add Commands to MS Word Toolbar

Instead of using field codes to add filenames and file paths to your document, you can setup Word so that it displays these in the toolbar. You can then add these links to any page in an open document. Right-click on the toolbar. Select Customize and then the Commands tab. Scroll down the Categories list […]

New Wikipedia of Organization Charts

No Inc have taken AJAX and “Web 2.0-ness” to create CogMap, which is a terrific Wikipedia of organization charts. Their own site is an organization chart wiki! This means that it is a collection of organization charts online that anyone can edit, add to, and help maintain. CogMap is a tool for sales people, entrepreneurs, and recruiters to understand organizations […]

How to Reduce Large MS Word Files – Part 1

Ever had your Microsoft Word file explode from 1MB to 10MB in just a few minutes? In the tech writing 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 system […]

How to Change the Background Color in MS Word Documents

The bright white text area of most word processors can become a quite tiring on the eyes after a few hours. You can of course jiggle the brightness and contrast settings on your monitor but a far better solution is to give your blank pages a light grey tint.  Open Word so that you can […]