Category Archives: Microsoft Word

How to Fix Safe Mode in MS Word

If you can’t open MS Word, or if it does open but then closes automatically, it usually means the template is corrupt or one of the add-ins is causing a conflict. Other times, Word will open but says it’s in Safe mode. Obviously, this is fine to see the document but to get any work done we need the standard product.
As mentioned, this issue is often related to an add-in or template. Let’s look at how to fix this.

Video – Turn Off Compatibility Mode in MS Word

What is Compatibility Mode?
It’s a feature in Word designed to ensure that documents created in earlier versions can be opened and edited in newer versions without any loss of formatting or functionality. If this setting pops up when you open Word, then follow the steps below to go back to the normal MS Word settings.

How to Use Master Documents to Organize Large MS Word Documents

One of the most popular articles on Klariti, and also on our YouTube channel, is how to create master documents. As this came up on a recent training course, I thought I’d go over the basics of how to create a master document, some of the benefits it offers, and how I use it to manage large documentation projects, such as responding to RFPs.
While it does take some effort, and a bit of planning, to setup the documents (and its sub-docs), once you have a template in place, you can modify it for future projects. Personally, I find it much easier to use than tools like Scrivener. You also have the extra bonus of having all your material is one location and don’t have to import/export/reformat text and images between tools. Ok, so let’s get started.

How to Fix Copy and Paste of Images in MS Word

SJ from Montreal asked us on Twitter why she couldn’t paste a picture into a new MS Word document.

She had just added workflow diagrams to an SOP document which the Compliance Team had requested. However, when she pasted the images into Word, none of the diagrams appeared. This can be very frustrating, especially when you’re under a deadline and you become the bottleneck getting the document out. In this case, SJ pinged us and we were able to fix it over a few messages.

MS Word: How to Create Vertical Text

Today on Klariti, we’re going to look at how to position your text vertically in MS Word.

According to Microsoft Support, “Text boxes and most shapes can include text in them. The text can be positioned horizontally or vertically, and it can appear on one line or wrap to multiple lines. You can change the direction of the text, and you can also change the margins of text boxes and shapes for optimal spacing, or resize shapes for a better text fit.”

So, let’s look at how to do this.

How to Insert the Document Name in MS Word Header/Footer (using Document Properties)

Last week I showed you how to add a Chapter Heading to your Microsoft Word documents. The nice thing about this is that it shows the reader where they are in the document at any give time. That works great for long documents, such as Business Plans, where the reader may have hundreds of pages to read through. But, what if you only want to show the document title in the footer?

How to manage large documents in Microsoft Word

The main issues with creating long docs in Word tend to involve formatting, styles, graphics, tables, and bullets. Formatting — cutting/pasting material directly from one file into another is best avoided as this will bring unwanted styles in the target Word file. Instead convert it to raw text and then import it. Styles — create […]