Tag Archives: Word 2003

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 […]

‘Find and Replace’ power searches in MS Word

What’s the quickest way to delete text?  Forget the backspace or delete keys. Instead, try this: Select the block of text you want to delete and CONTINUE TYPING. Word automatically deletes the text when you start to type. 

How to Copy and Paste from Web into MS Word without Crashing

Has your computer crashed when you tried to copy and paste text from a website into a Word document?
This happens when the webpage has lots of underlying HTML code that Word tries to digest when importing the content. Even though you might only want the raw text, Word will try to import the JavaScript, images, links, and other code, crashing the PC in the process. The way to get around this is to tell Word that you want only the text and nothing else. To do this, use the under-used ‘Paste Special’ feature in Word.