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#709 Extract text from a table

Recently I have been converting word documents that had transcripts in tables. In order to make the documents more presentable I wanted to take the text from the tables and utilise as regular text in the document. This initially meant quite a bit of cutting and pasting. After a few errors were I cut the… Continue reading #709 Extract text from a table

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#666 Similarity Checker in MS Word online

In this video we’ll show you how to use the basic online similarity checker for Microsoft Word online – it’s great for checking for similarities and also a great tool for gathering information for your bibliography

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#608 More tips when adding comments to a Word document

In a previous post, #182 Adding comments to a Word document we looked at how the comment function worked in Word. In this post, we look at a few keyboard shortcuts to make adding comments even easier. So if like me you like a good keyboard shortcut, the way to add a comment to your… Continue reading #608 More tips when adding comments to a Word document

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#547 Listen to your writing with Word

A great way to proof read work is to hear the words out loud. Word has an awesome feature that allows you to listen to your words being spoken, straight from the desktop application. Watch the video to find out how:   Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/illustrations/communication-head-balloons-man-1991850/

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#527 Immersive Reader: visual and grammar options [2/2]

In #522, we introduced the immersive reader. In this post we explore this further by looking at the visual and grammar options within the tool. Watch the video to find out more. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/swan-water-swim-head-under-water-4017568/

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#522 Immersive reader: Introduction [1/2]

The immersive reader is a fantastic tool that is available within many of the O365 applications. Great for learners at all levels, it offers a range of features that allow you to engage with the writing of others, or improve your own writing. Watch the video to find out how to access the tool and… Continue reading #522 Immersive reader: Introduction [1/2]

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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