[Video] How to remove private data from MS Word before Converting to PDF

Too lazy to read? Scroll down and watch the video, ya young whelp. Hey! Stop before you create that PDF! When Word Tips and Tricks was a small child it created a PDF without removing important things in the file properties. Things grandma didn’t want published on the interweb. Alas, WTT didn’t know and got […]

How to add ‘building blocks’ to MS templates

Building blocks are reusable pieces of content or other document parts that are stored in galleries to be accessed and reused at any time. You can also save building blocks and distribute them with templates. For example, you may create a report template that provides your template users with two cover letter types to choose […]

Insert a combo box or a drop-down list in MS Word Template

In a combo box, users can select from a list of choices that you provide or they can type in their own information. In a drop-down list, users can only select from the list of choices. On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click the Combo Box Content Control combo-box control or Drop-Down List […]

[How to] Add ‘Content Controls’ to MS Word Templates

What are content controls? In MS Word, these let you add drop-down lists, forms, calendars and other controls to your documents. Ideal when creating forms, for example. Here’s how to add them to your MS Word template. On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click Design Mode, and then insert the controls that you […]

How to Add Fields and Forms to MS Word Templates

Whether you’re starting from a built-in template or updating one of your own, Word’s built-in tools help you update templates to suit your needs. To update your template, open the file, make the changes you want, and then save the template. Click File, Open. Double-click Computer. Browse to the Custom Office Templates folder that’s under […]