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DOWNLOA 50 Indispensable Microsoft Word tips

By Bill Detwiler Editor ·
Looking for a list of Microsoft Word tips and tricks for your end users? The editors at TechRepublic have put together a collection of their favorite timesavers for using Word 97, 2000, 2002 (Office XP), and 2003. Even the most experienced users will benefit from this list which contains tips on recording Word macros, selecting noncontiguous text, using AutoCorrect to expand text, creating styles, creating document shortcuts, and much more.

This download was originally published on October 25, 1999. It has been updated to reflect:

* Additional Word tips
* Tips exclusively for Word 2002 and 2003
* Improved numbered-list format
* New logos, graphics, and copyright information

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Too late

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to DOWNLOAD: 50 Indispensabl ...

I've dispensed with microsoft word
How about Open office tips ?

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Get rid of "Normal" style

by JGlennCRP In reply to DOWNLOAD: 50 Indispensabl ...

Word's default "Normal" style controls all other styles and can drive authors up the wall - they change Normal and all other styles (by default based on Normal) change, too.
Avoid this ripple effect by selecting (for a new style) FORMAT > STYLE > NEW. Find the BASED ON field; the word NORMAL is shown. Click on the selection arrow to the right, then press the "(" (open parenthesis) key to display (no style). This breaks the link to Normal. Both Normal and the new style are independent of each other.

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You forgot the keystroke that solves all MS Word problems

by jck In reply to DOWNLOAD: 50 Indispensabl ...

1) Hold the Alt key
2) press F4

hehehe :)

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by longwalls In reply to You forgot the keystroke ...

You're a funny fellow arent you!

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Word User Since Early 90s

by Devans00 In reply to DOWNLOAD: 50 Indispensabl ...

I've been a Word user since the early nineties. This article was a nice mixture of new stuff and stuff I already knew.


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