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 […]
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Use Normal view instead of Print Layout view as the latter takes longer to redraw the screen and to repaginate the document. To change to Normal view, click Normal on the View menu.
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 […]
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, […]
Avoid saving files to a network or server. This is slower than working from your local hard disk and creates the possibility of losing data if the network goes down while working on the document.
Use no more than two or three fonts per document. If you use more than this, it will reduce performance, especially when you print or print preview documents. The Font and Symbol dialog box will also take longer to appear when you use additional fonts. Also, most professionally designed documents limit themselves to two […]
To copy text from a PDF file into Word: Open the PDF file. On the Tools menu, click Select Text. Select the text you want to copy (or click Edit, Select All to select the entire file). Click Copy on the Edit menu. In Word, click where you want to paste and click Edit, Paste. […]
You can personalize your Microsoft Word toolbar so that it displays the commands you use most frequently. Instead of having to slog through the menus every time, add what you want to the toolbar. Oh yeah, delete the stuff you don’t need otherwise you’ll run out of space. To add a command to your toolbar: […]
If you want to learn how to create Word macros, then this Knowledge Base article is the place to start. As the site says, “The Microsoft Knowledge Base contains a number of articles that include sample code for Visual Basic for Applications macros. Many of these macros illustrate basic concepts of programming in Visual Basic […]
There are many great products for taking screenshots out there. Snagit is the one I’d recommend most. However, if you’re on a tight budget, you may have to make do with Paint, which comes pre-installed with Windows. Paint is a very under-rated product and comes with more features that you’d probably expect. If you learn […]