Microsoft Word Tips

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Use these tutorials to answers your Microsoft Word questions. Each week we add more tips, tricks, and templates to make Microsoft Word better, faster, and easier to use.

How To Count Every Word in a MS Word Document?

If you want to know how many words are in your document, then use the Microsoft Word Word Count tool to count them for you.

How To Insert Document Name in Header or Footer

Last week I showed you how to add a Chapter Heading to Word documents. The nice thing about this is that it shows the reader where they are in the document at any give time. But, what if you only want to show the document title in the footer? Add Document Name to Header and Footers

How To Insert Chapter Title 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.Add Chapter Headings to Microsoft Word documents

How To Stop Word Crashing Business Documents

“I write my business plans, case studies and marketing plans in Microsoft Word. When I worked in technical writing, I wrote very long user guides and technical specifications in Word, some which were more than 200 pages long.” How to Write Long Documents in Microsoft Word

How to Reduce Large Microsoft Word Documents

Ever had your Microsoft Word file explode from 1 to 10MB in just a few minutes? In the tech doc world, Microsoft Word tends to get a bad rap, but… [How to control the file size of large technical documents] 

How to Fix Corrupt & Damaged Microsoft Word Files

What happens if you’re given a file that’s already bloated to massive proportions. It’s too late to create fancy new styles at this stage. This requires some drastic action. [How to Write Business Documents That Don’t Crash]

Right Way to Add Images to Microsoft Word Files

In the final article in this series, we look at the role graphics play in determining the file size. In many respects, the ease in which you can create a Microsoft Word file is its own undoing. [How to Reduce  The Size of MS Word Documents]

How to Compress Graphics & Embed Objects in Microsoft Word

Some final tips that may help reduce the size of your Microsoft Word files, such as: Compress graphics, Turn Off Fast Save, TrueType fonts, Delete File Versions, and Convert embedded objects into graphics. [Advanced Tips for Controlling MS Word Templates]

Why Can’t I see the The Table of Contents?

I think the problem is to do with Field Codes, so here’s a few suggestions…  [Read How to Fix Table of Content Problems]

How To Count the number of words in Footnotes?

How about if you want to go a bit deeper and count the number of words in footers, headers, or footnotes?

MS Word 2010 Troubleshooting

  1. Using Microsoft Word to Create Large Documents
  2. How to manage large documents in Microsoft Word
  3. How to Stop Microsoft Word Files From Crashing – Part 1
  4. How to Stop Word Crashing By Adding Images Correctly 
  5. Avoid Retyping Data into Word documents from Excel

Word 2007 Issues

How to Fix Errors in Technical Documents Automatically

How to Fix Corrupt MS Word Documents

How to change 100 screenshots with a single click

How To Write Faster

Creating Dummy Text in Word

How to Open a Corrupt Microsoft Word Document

Word To Framemaker Tutorial

DocBook: The Definitive Guide free online

MS Word File Conversion Issues

MS Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

MS Word – How to Hide the Page Number on the First Page

How to Create ‘Vertical’ Text in MS Word

Shortcut to go to the END of a MS Word document

Writing Your First Documentation Plan

Batch Processing Tricks for Digital Images

Beyond Bullet Points story template

10 Tips To Enhance Presentations

Avoid Retyping Data into Word documents from Excel

See more at: MS Word 2007 Tips

Problems with Table of Contents in Word

Fix Typos in MS Word Automatically

Fix Errors in MS Word documents automatically

Controlling large docs in Microsoft Word

Why do backward Ps appear in Word?

How to Create a Drop Cap in MS Word

MS Word 2007

How to stop MS Word file size increasing

If the size of your MS Word document suddenly becomes huge, try these steps to fix it.

How to find a lost MS Word File

If MS Word crashes and you lose your file, follow these steps to retrieve the file.

Force Word to close after crashing

Recover Text After MS Word Crashes

Find Word’s Temporary Files

Finding Lost Files

Stop MS Word from Crashing

Bullet List Guidelines: Dos and Don’ts

Indexing in MS Word

Document Map

Footnotes for legal documents

Smart Tags in MS Word

Legal Numbering in MS Word

Section Breaks

Styles: how to create, edit, and troubleshoot

How To Count Every Word in a MS Word Document?

If you want to know how many words are in your document, then use the Microsoft Word Word Count tool to count them for you.

How To Insert Document Name in Header or Footer

Last week I showed you how to add a Chapter Heading to Word documents. The nice thing about this is that it shows the reader where they are in the document at any give time. But, what if you only want to show the document title in the footer? Add Document Name to Header and Footers

How To Insert Chapter Title 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. Add Chapter Headings to Microsoft Word documents

How To Stop Word Crashing Business Documents

“I write my business plans, case studies and marketing plans in Microsoft Word. When I worked in technical writing, I wrote very long user guides and technical specifications in Word, some which were more than 200 pages long.” How to Write Long Documents in Microsoft Word

How to control the file size of large documents

Ever had your Microsoft Word file explode from 1 to 10 MB in just a few minutes? In the tech doc world, Microsoft Word tends to get a bad rap, but…

How to Fix Corrupt & Damaged Microsoft Word Files

What happens if you’re given a file that’s already bloated to massive proportions. It’s too late to create fancy new styles at this stage. This requires some drastic action. [How to Write Business Documents That Don’t Crash]

Right Way to Add Images to Microsoft Word Files

In the final article in this series, we look at the role graphics play in determining the file size. In many respects, the ease in which you can create a Microsoft Word file is its own undoing. [How to Reduce  The Size of MS Word Documents]

How to Compress Graphics & Embed Objects in Microsoft Word

Some final tips that may help reduce the size of your Microsoft Word files, such as: Compress graphics, Turn Off Fast Save, TrueType fonts, Delete File Versions, and Convert embedded objects into graphics. [Advanced Tips for Controlling MS Word Templates]

Why Can’t I see the The Table of Contents?

I think the problem is to do with Field Codes, so here’s a few suggestions.

How To Count the number of words in Footnotes?

How about if you want to go a bit deeper and count the number of words in footers, headers, or footnotes?