If you use MS Word to write documents, you might find the following tips helpful. I use Word to write documents up to 200 pages, even longer, and have managed to keep the document in good shape by following guidelines. Formatting — avoid cutting/pasting material directly from one file into another as this brings unwanted […]
Every writer’s dilemma. Should I use a Mac (silver, cool, sassy) or a PC (grey, practical, and mother of Clippy)? Let’s pretend we’re rationale human beings for a minute. Someone asks if they should stick with the PC they already have or become one of the beautiful people by buying a Mac. Yes, it’s actually […]
Business Case: You can use this Sample Business Case Template to document the justification for undertaking of project, based on estimated costs against benefits to be gained, which will be offset by risks.
Last week we showed you how Bullet Lists can crash MS Word. We outlined some techniques to reduce the file size, mostly by creating pre-formatted bullet lists in advance. But what happens if you’re given a User Guide that’s already bloated to massive proportions. It’s too late to create new styles at this stage. Here’s […]
Here’s how to Stop Word Crashing By Adding Images Correctly. Word lets you add images with different file formats into your documents, such as: Enhanced Metafile (.emf) Graphics Interchange Format (.gif) Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg) Portable Network Graphics (.png) Microsoft Windows Bitmap (.bmp, .rle, .dib) Windows Metafile Graphics (.wmf) Tagged Image File Format (.TIFF) […]
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 […]
You can automatically correct typos, misspelled words, and incorrect capitalization using the AutoCorrect feature in Word. For example, if you incorrectly type erport, AutoCorrect will replace what you have typed with “report.” Or if you type ‘Teh Executrie summary states’, AutoCorrect replaces what you have typed with “The Executive Summary states.” You can also use […]
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. […]