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 Turn Off Compatibility Mode in Word

If you try to open an older version of a MS Word document, that is, with the .doc file extension, you might see a message that your file is in compatibility mode. What does this mean? In plain English, this means your doc was saved in an older version of Word, typically Word 97-2003, and because […]

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 […]

Troubleshooting Plan Templates for Technical Documentation

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.

How to Create Friend Lists in Facebook

You can organize your friends into different lists in Facebook. For example, you can have a list of family, close friends, tech friends, school friends. Why should I do this? The advantage of lists is that you can find your Facebook friends that little bit faster. Also, if you plan to use Facebook for business, […]

How to Automatically Typing Mistakes in MS Word

To Automatically Fix Errors in MS Word, follow these steps: 1. Click File, Info, then Proofing. 2. In the Replace box, type a word or phrase that you often mistype or misspell – for example, type Oralce. 3. In the With box, type the correct spelling of the word – for example, type Oracle. 4. […]