MS Word: How to Turn off Field Codes in Table of Contents

James asks, “In Word, the Table of Contents gives an error message: { TOCO “2-4″H Z T “HEADING 1,1″}. How do I fix this?” I think the problem is to do with Field Codes. If you want to turn off field codes from appearing your Table of Contents in MS Word, follow these steps: In Word, […]

Data Access Control Form – Word Template – Software Testing

Data Access Control form. Identify who has access to different systems, domains, environment, and sites when testing your software. File Format: Word Data Access Control Form This template is part of the Software Testing Template pack. Learn more about the Software Testing Templates. More Templates Like This You can download the following templates as part of the software […]

Contract Review Form – Word Template – Software Testing

Contract review form. Track contract details during the software testing project. Use this form to identify contract criteria. stakeholders, actions, and review dates. File Format: Word Contract Review Form This template is part of the Software Testing Template pack. Learn more about the Software Testing Templates. More Templates Like This You can download the following templates as part of […]

Change Control Log – Excel Template – Software Testing

Software testing Change Control log. Track changes, including impact on scope, cost and time during your software testing project. Use this excel log file in conjunction with the Change Request form (see below). In this template, the Priority column dynamically changes to show you which software change requests (SCRs) are high priority. You can also filter by approved, evaluation, […]

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Writing Guide (with Word+Excel templates)

The following tutorial describes how to write Standard Operating Procedures. It includes detailed writing instructions, samples, and links to professional MS Word templates. Use these Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) templates to plan, structure, write, and maintain your procedure documents. We designed these templates so they are flexible enough to work across business, technical, academic, and other industries. As […]

How to Hire a Technical Writer

If you want to know how to hire a technical writer, read these guidelines. Jane R. in Texas asks for some tips on interviewing tech writers, especially when using assessment tests. Her company is about to hire their first full-time writer and they have not done this before. I’ve worked on both sides on the fence […]

How to Fix Corrupt MS Word Files

If your MS Word document becomes corrupt, follow these steps to fix it. Open the document in Microsoft Word. Cut and paste the images to a new file. WARNING: DON’T SAVE THE FILE YET! In Word, select File, Save As HTML.Name the file with an HTML extension, e.g. Proposal.html and then Exit Word. Re-open Word. […]

MS Word: How To Put Chapter Title In the Header or Footer

One way to make your Microsoft Word documents more professional is to use the Header and Footers to include information that helps the reader. Today, I’ll show you how to add some useful information to the header/footer areas.

A simple example is to include the Document Name or Chapter title in the footer. This helps the reader if they print out the document and also gives me a better sense of what they’re reading.

How To Automatically Correct Typos in Microsoft Word

In MS Word, you can use AutoCorrect to correct typos, capitalization errors, and misspelled words, as well as automatically add symbols and other formatted pieces of text. How To Automatically Correct Typos in Microsoft Word To automatically correct typing mistakes in MS Word, follow these steps: Click File, Options, then select Proofing. Select AutoCorrect Options. In the Replace box, type a word […]

Technical Writing: Troubleshooting Plan Template

Samantha from New Zealand asked me last week why the Troubleshooting Guide Template wasn’t for sale on the site. While this Microsoft Word template is already part of the Technical Writing Kit, I understand that not everyone wants all those documents. So, for those who want this document, what I’ve done is create a new sales page and offer it a standalone product.

Change Control Log – Word Template – Software Testing

Software testing Change Control log. Track changes, including impact on scope, cost and time during your software testing project. Use this log file in conjunction with the Change Request form (see below). File Format: Word. Change Control log template This template is part of the Software Testing Template pack. Learn more about the Software Testing Templates. More Templates Like This You can […]

Budget Form – Word Template – Software Testing

Software testing budget. Keep track of your software testing’s cost, expenses, overheads, contractor fees, and other line items with this budget form template. File Format: Word. Budget Form template This template is part of the Software Testing Template pack. Learn more about the Software Testing Templates. More Templates Like This You can download the following templates as part of […]

How to Insert the Document Name in MS Word Header/Footer (using Document Properties)

Last week I showed you how to add a Chapter Heading to your Microsoft Word documents. The nice thing about this is that it shows the reader where they are in the document at any give time. That works great for long documents, such as Business Plans, where the reader may have hundreds of pages to read through. But, what if you only want to show the document title in the footer?

Software Testing – Acceptance Checklist Template

Download the Acceptance Checklist Template – MS Word Use this Acceptance Checklist to provide guidance to testers when identifying and planning software acceptance activities. This checklist captures acceptance management activities to be performed throughout the software development life-cycle. Its objectives are to verify the software meets user’s requirements, is fully operational, obtain the owner’s acceptance, […]

MS Word: Insert File Name into Document Header

If you want to insert the file name into MS Word header, follow these steps: Open MS Word. Click the Insert tab. From the Header & Footer group, click [Header] or [Footer]. From the drop-down menu, choose a Header or Footer style. Return to the Insert tab. From the Text group, click Quick Parts, then […]