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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Move Chapters in Word (Without Damaging the Format)

Here’s the right way to move chapters in MS Word. Instead of copy and pasting, and losing text and formatting, use the Outline view to move the chapters around. This ensures that you lose no content and that all the formatting is still in place. Here’s how it works. If your page begins with a […]

How to Add Footnotes and Endnotes to Word (With Screenshots)

In this tutorial, we look at how to footnotes and endnotes to MS Word documents. These help highlight important points, mention related books, writers or texts. Footnotes and endnotes are very helpful in scientific, technical, academic, and business documents, such as RFPs. Footnotes v Endnotes The difference between footnotes and endnotes is that: Footnotes appear […]

How to Print MS Word Styles Definitions

You can print out the details of the styles used in a MS Word template for your own reference, for example, when creating a new set of templates. Instead of having to manually check the style definition, you can print it out and keep the details next to you. How to Print MS Word Styles […]

How to Copy and Paste Correctly in MS Word [Clipboard Tips]

In this tutorial, we look at how to use your Clipboard in MS Word so you have content at your fingertips when you need it. There are lots of hidden power tricks in Word. Learning to use the Clipboard is just one of them. Let’s get started. Using the Clipboard in MS Word 2013 The […]

How to Create an Index in MS Word [Beginner’s Tutorial]

In this tutorial, we look at how to create an index in MS Word. We also explain how to prepare your Word document before you start indexing, the correct way to index items, how to delete an index entry, and how to update the index after you have made changes. Ok, let’s start. So, you’ve […]

How to Mark Index Entries in MS Word

In this tutorial, we look at how to mark index entries in MS Word. In other words, how to identify and add text to the index at the end of your document. How to Mark Index Entries in MS Word To create an index, you need to: Mark the entries, Select a design, then Build […]