How to Turn Off Compatibility Mode in Word

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

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 Word 2013 Documents

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 Word 2013 Documents 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 (With Screenshots)

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 […]

How to Create an Index for Technical Documents (With Screenshots)

Is an index old fashioned? With everything on the web, do you even need an index? The first thing. Not everything’s on the web. The second: What’s not on the web often needs an index to direct the reader to relevant content. The third: A good index makes good content even better. It won’t save poor writing […]

Video: How to Add Currency Symbols in MS Word (Tutorial)

Here are three ways to insert currency symbols in Microsoft Word: the Symbol dialog box, Alt codes, and shortcut keys. Video: How to Add Currency Symbols in MS Word (Tutorial) Insert Euro, Pound, and Cent Signs from the Symbol Dialog Box Follow these steps: Place your cursor where the symbol should appear. Select the Insert […]

How to Change or Set the Default Font in Word

You can change the default font in Word, so that every new document you create has the same font/family/size you want. Simple want to save time, right? How to Change or Set the Default Font in Word When you set a default font, every new document will use the font settings you selected and set […]

VIDEO: How To Count the Total Number of Words in a MS Word Document

Here’s how to count words in Microsoft Word. Follow the steps in this video to get the word count in a MS Word document. Applies To: Word 2016 Word 2013 Word 2010 Word 2007 MS Word counts the number of words in your document as you type. The count is displayed at the end of the page in […]

Video: How to Restart Page Numbering in Word

In Word, you can restart the page numbering on any page. This is useful if you add a section and Word restarts the page numbering at 1, instead of continuing with the correct page numbering. Video: Restart Page Numbering in Word In the following video, we show how to update the page numbering in MS […]

MS Word: How To Create Master Documents and Sub Documents

MS Word allows you to manage large documents by creating a Master Document and multiple sub-documents. The benefit of using a Master Document is that you can structure a large document by linking a single Master document to one or more sub-documents (i.e. chapters, sections, even paragraphs) , allowing you to work on each individually […]