MadCap Flare: How to Create Your First Project

In this MadCap Flare tutorial, we’ll look at how to start a technical writing project. Here, at Klariti, we use MadCap Flare to write technical documentation for our clients. Contact us if we can help. Download 15 Technical Writing templates to write technical documents faster MadCap Flare: How to Create Your First Project There’s different ways […]

Office 365 User Guide

Office 365 is the future of MS Office. In the following tutorials, we look at how to write, edit, and format MS Word documents using the new Office 365 suite. We’ll also Excel, PowerPoint, Flow, and Dynamics 365. Office 365 Overview of Apps Office 365 includes the following suite of apps. Scroll down to the […]

How to Write a Software Installation Guide (With Sample Guidelines + Template)

In this tutorial, we look at how to write an Installation Guide. We look at the main sections in an Installation Guide, how to write each section, and provide sample text to help you get started with your technical documents. Instant Download – Buy Here for only $9.99! Download: Click here to learn more about […]

Visio – How To Add a Shape to My Favorites

In Visio, if you use the same shapes most of the time, add them to your favorites. Here’s how: In the Shapes window, click More Shapes. Right-click on the Shape. Click Add to my Shapes, then select Favorites.

Visio – How to turn off shadow on lines

Do the lines in your Visio diagram have a shadow? If so, here’s how to get rid of it: Select everything on the page. Right-click and select Format Shape. Click the Effects button. It’s next to Fill Bucket. Click Shadow Options. Set Transparency to 100% Another way is to: Select everything on the page. Right-click and select Format Shape. Click the Effects button. It’s next to Fill […]

How to Delete a Blank Page In MS Word

If you can’t delete a blank page in your MS Word document, it’s probably because a section break has been created or was copy/pasted in accidentally. Here’s how to get rid of the section break and delete the blank page: Click the PAGE LAYOUT 5th from the left on the top menu. Click the Page Setup icon in the lower-right […]

How to Use Wildcards to Replace Text in MS Word

In this tutorial, we look at how to use the wildcard option in the File and Replace menu to replace text in your MS Word documents. Wildcards help you search for: Variations of words Multiple words at once Similar groups of words. Find specific letters Search for text For example, the asterisk (*) wildcard searches […]

How to Fix the Spellchecker in MS Word

This tutorial explains how to fix the Spell Checker in Word if it stops working, for example, if it does not find typos in your documents. How to Fix the Spellchecker in MS Word Do you get these error messages when you click Spelling & Grammar or hit F7? It says no errors were found even […]

How to Overcome Business Writer’s Block

Business Writer’s Block is what? Well, it tends to happen when you’re in a hurry, flustered, or tried. ‘If you don’t understand it, you can’t write it.’ This isn’t totally true. You can write something — it mightn’t be great — by distracting the reader, playing with clever words, and showing off. But others see […]

How to Write Work Instructions (With MS Word Templates)

A work instruction is a document that describes how to perform a specific task, or set of tasks, typically at a very detailed level. A Work Instruction is similar to a Standard Operating Procedure, however it is usually at a lower level in a Quality Management System. Records and log files are typically at the […]

How to Turn Off Compatibility Mode in Word

If Word opens your documents in Compatibility Mode instead of as a normal document, then follow these steps. Open a document in compatibility mode. Click the FILE tab. Click Convert. The [compatibility mode] message is gone – but the extension is still .DOC Click File, Save, and SAVE AS. The file extension is now DOCX. […]

How to Recover an Earlier Version of a Document if MS Word Crashes

In this tutorial, we look at how to recover a document if MS Word crashes unexpectedly. Did you know that Word makes versions of your documents? It does. Why? So that when things go bananas you can go back to one of these old versions and start again. Isn’t that handy? How to Recover an […]

Visio – How to Merge Multiple Shapes into Single Shape

Feel like a Visio shapeshifter? In this Visio tutorial, we show you how convert several shapes into a single shape, and also make sure the parts can’t be changed? Visio – How to Merge Multiple Shapes into Single Shape There are two steps: Protect the components. Protect the group. Step 1: Protect the components: Group the […]

How to Compare Two Versions of a Word Document

If you have two Word documents and want to see the differences between them, use the Compare feature in Word. You can also merge two versions in the same document. However, be careful. Make sure you merge A into B, not B into A. How to Compare Two Versions of a Word Document You can […]

Visio – How to Straighten Crooked Connector Lines

In this Visio tutorial, we show you how to straighten crooked connector lines. Getting angry that your connector lines are crooked, bent, or twisted out of shape? Wouldn’t it be nice if they were lovely and straight? Visio – How to Straighten Crooked Connector Lines Here’s how to make them straight again: Draw a line […]