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#517 Tired of typing? Try the dictation feature in O365

Sometimes it is easier to speak, rather than type what it is that we want to write. Now you can dictate directly in Word Online, without having to install anything. I have been using it for a few weeks now and it has been very good at recognising what I say, even with my northern… Continue reading #517 Tired of typing? Try the dictation feature in O365

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#469 Merge & split table cells

Another “it’s only easy if you know it” tip for today. An academic asked me today how to do this and so it seems likely that this is something other people are also unsure how to merge and split cells in a table. This can really make your table much easier to read, and is… Continue reading #469 Merge & split table cells

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#452 Snappier styles with new keyboard shortcuts

A few posts ago we showed you how easy it is to create a new style in a Word document. In this video we’ll show you how to make that style even easier to apply, by allocating it a new keyboard shortcut! Missed how to create your own styles, catch up now: #446 Define Styles in… Continue reading #452 Snappier styles with new keyboard shortcuts

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#446 Define Styles in Word: Ctrl + Shift + S shortcut

A really quick and easy way to define your styles in Word is to use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + S. For example, if you want to change the style of a title, place your mouse on the title and click Ctrl + Shift + S. Click Modify to modify the style. You can… Continue reading #446 Define Styles in Word: Ctrl + Shift + S shortcut

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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