Category Archives: Word 2010

Setting Default Paragraph Spacing in Word 2010

Some Word 2010 users do not like the default paragraph spacing. For most users, two simple steps are all that’s needed: 1) In the Home tab, click Change Styles – Paragraph Spacing, and under Built-In, choose the kind of spacing … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: For Foreign Correspondence

In Microsoft Word, if you need to type something like albóndigas, résumé, or español, there’s an easy trick. Just add the Ctrl key to the accent you need, and then press the letter you want accented. For example, if you … Continue reading

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Converting Hyperlinks to Endnotes

A friend writes: I have a document in MS Word .docx Word 2007 with hyperlinked text. That is fine for converting to pdf and e-book formats, but I want to create a printed hard copy version, so I need endnotes … Continue reading

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Preventing Charts and Graphs from Going POOF

Earlier this week, I sent a draft report to a client. Figure 19 looked something like this: My client edited and sent it back, and when I opened it, it now looked like this: Much had changed, and none of … Continue reading

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Quick Table Tip: Delete versus Backspace

Have you ever wanted to delete a cell, row, column, or maybe even a complete table, but when you tap the Delete key, the contents get zapped, while the table structure remains behind? There’s a simple solution: the Backspace key. … Continue reading

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Understanding Word 2010’s Two Compatibility Modes (Yes… Two!)

Q I upgraded from Word 2007 to Word 2010. Save defaults to the latest Word format, but when I create a new document, it shows as being in Compatibility mode. Why?   A Most users think of pre-Word 2007 *.doc … Continue reading

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When summing columns in Word, hide cells you don’t want included

In a document I’m editing, I have a table that looks like this: I wanted to add up only the fourth and fifth rows for the civilian population totals. Using the field: { =sum(above) } unfortunately, would include all of … Continue reading

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Some Black Friday Math Fun

Someone in Microsoft’s Answers forum wrote that the Microsoft Math Add-in doesn’t seem able to handle equations like this one: total BTUH=CFM*(THS1-THS2)*4.5 Indeed, when I insert that equation into an equation container in Word 2010, then choose Compute – Solve, … Continue reading

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Errata, Page 17: MiniBar Tools DO Have Live Preview in Word 2010

Eugene Sidoroff writes: Your books about Word are great! However, I was disappointed when I read this note on the top of page 17 of “Microsoft Word 2010 Bible” the following: “Unlike many ribbon tools, the MiniBar tools do not … Continue reading

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Co-Authoring Is Here!

If you’re an early adopter of Word 2010, and you’ve been sitting on the edge of your chair waiting for co-authoring to arrive, your wait is over! As of this afternoon (EDT), co-authoring is now enabled on SkyDrive accounts. How … Continue reading

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