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 […]

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 […]

MS Word: How to Plan an Index

MS Word tutorials. In this part of our series on how to create an index, we look at the first step. How to plan the index. What do you need to consider when creating an index, what criteria should you consider, who will use the index, and how will it be structured. MS Word: How to […]

MS Word: How to Delete an Index Entry

MS Word Tutorial Series. In this week’s tutorial, we look at how to delete an Index Entry in MS Word. MS Word: How to Delete an Index Entry Select the index entry field, including the braces ({}), and press DELETE. If you don’t see the XE fields, click Show/Hide in the Paragraph group on the Home tab. To update the index, do one of […]

MS Word: How to Edit an Index Entry

MS Word Tutorial Series. In this week’s tutorial, we look at how to edit an Index Entry in MS Word. Edit or format an index entry and update the index If you don’t see the XE fields, click Show/Hide in the Paragraph group on the Home It looks like a backwards P. Find the XE field for the entry that you want to change, for example, { XE “Poodle” […]

How to Merge (Combine) Two Versions of a MS Word Document (with screenshots)

In this tutorial we show how to merge (combine) two versions of the same Word document into one new document. After merging the document, MS Word shows the differences with revision marks. How to Merge Two Versions of a MS Word Document Open the first document that you want to compare. On the Review menu, point to Compare, […]

How to Compare Two Versions of a MS Word Document (with Screenshots)

In this tutorial we show how to compare two versions of the same Word document so we can see what changes were made to each document. After comparing the documents, Word shows the differences with revision marks. Knowing how to compare documents can be very useful, for example, when reviewing documents submitted by different writers. Quite […]

How to Delete or Rename a Word file using Windows Explorer

Follow these instructions to delete or rename a Word file using Windows Explorer, for example, if this error message is displayed: “The action can’t be completed because the file is open in Microsoft Office Word”. How to Delete or Rename a Word file using Windows Explorer In Windows Explorer, click Tools. Select Folder options. Select […]

How to Create a Drop-Down List in MS Word (With Screenshots)

Let’s look at how to create a drop-down list in MS Word Before we start: If you don’t see the Developer tab, click File, Options, Customize Ribbon, and select Developer. How to Create a Drop-down List – Short version On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click the Drop-Down List Select the content control, and then on the Developer tab, click Properties. To create […]

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 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 […]