Let’s say you have a table that you want to convert back into text. How do you do it? I write technical documents for a living. Part of my work is extracting text from excel files and other documents where technical information is located. Sometimes this is text inside tables that I need to get […]
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.
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.
Last week we showed you how Bullet Lists can crash MS Word documents, especially if you cut and paste from several different documents. We outlined some techniques to reduce the file size, mostly by creating pre-formatted bullet lists and re-creating bullet lists the correct way. How to fix Corrupt & Damaged MS Word files But […]
If you don’t want MS Word adding links automatically to your document – which you then have to unlink – then read this tutorial. One of the most annoying things in Microsoft Word is that is creates hyperlinks, when you don’t want it to do so. This is an automatic setting turned on by default. […]
If you’re reading this post, you’re probably looking for some way to get those documents written that little bit faster, get those emails finished, and get the newsletter out the door before you go home.
I use the Header and Footers in my documents to add information that helps readers navigate through the report, see when it was written, and also its date, status, and page count.
You can add an incredible amount of information into the Header and Footers. Here are some ways to add in the Document Title, for instance, My Shiny New Annual Report, into the footer.
Microsoft has published an introduction to how Word 2010 will work. Interesting concepts here for technical writers and others who use Word for document creation. Image by Ivan Walsh via Flickr Microsoft starts by saying that: In the past, individuals worked on relatively simple, local documents, from their office. Today, it is common for groups […]