Tag Archives: MS Word

IT tips #24: How to make time-saving templates in Word

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A real template in Word is a thing of beauty and magic that can be used to save you a lot of time and make your computer do what it does best:  quickly and painlessly automate repetitive tasks.  I say … Continue reading

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IT tips #22: In MS Word, how to put a landscape page into a portrait document

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NB: Please read the 26/1/2016 update at the end of this page before you try the method below! This is the problem: you need to insert a large table in landscape format into a document that is portrait the rest of the time. You … Continue reading

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IT tips #13: Make a form in Word that you can *really* fill in

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One of the annoyances of 21st century life is when you get sent what is called a ‘form’ to be filled in ‘electronically’ which is in fact just a Word document with some lines in it to mark where you … Continue reading

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IT tips #12: Select text in Word as a graphic block

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Let’s say you’ve copied and pasted an enormous block of text from a document in such a way that you end up with bullet points or numbered lists or a column of data that you don’t want. For example, you … Continue reading

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IT tips #11: Use dummy text to help you write

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Dummy text for dummies This much I know – it’s much harder to write an article of 250 words than one of 2,500.  The word count of articles I’ve written for Dance Gazette over the last 12 years has gone … Continue reading

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IT tips #10: Customise keyboard shortcuts to enter weird characters in Word

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If there’s an off-beat symbol that you have to put in to documents regularly (in my case, it’s the  P in a circle that means ‘phonographic copyright’) you can cut out several steps by assigning the symbol to a keyboard … Continue reading

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