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#418 Auto text generation in Word

Need to quickly generate a document to test something. Word has some in-built formulas that will randomly generate text for you to work with. =rand(5,5) – generates auto text with number of sentences and paragraphs specified =lorem(10,10) – generates the classic latin =rand.old(9,9) – generates the “quick brown fox….”   Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash

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#398 No track changes in Word? No problem! Compare documents

Have you ever received a document with changes, where the person hasn’t used track changes? Felt like banging your head on the desk (like me the other day)? Well don’t despair! Word has a function where you can combine revisions from multiple authors into a single document. You will find this handy function under the… Continue reading #398 No track changes in Word? No problem! Compare documents

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#362 Cutting sections from Word? Spike them instead!

The spike feature is a little known function in Word, but enables you to keep all your cut items together (on an imaginary spike!) and then to be able to paste them all in one place. This is useful for when you are editing a document and want to do all your cutting at once,… Continue reading #362 Cutting sections from Word? Spike them instead!

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#345 Get rid of the white space between your pages in Word!

Sometimes I find it really annoying when I’m editing and reviewing a document to see the white space between the pages as it just takes up valuable screen space. Using this quick tip you can quickly toggle between both as and when you need to. Featured image: “Light Space” by Sky Noir is licenced under CC… Continue reading #345 Get rid of the white space between your pages in Word!

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#313 Double spacing in Word

This tip comes to you from a horror story I heard recently about a student manually double spacing their dissertation! To save another student from such horror, this post shows you how you can easily double space your document in less than 60 seconds… Featured image: “Space” by leolambertini is licenced under CC BY-ND 2.0