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
Using the Navigation Pane in Word is the easiest way to move content around your document if you are using Headings. I have found this extremely useful when managing a large document with lots of sections and subsections. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash
I discovered how to define a new number format in Word when writing a document with learning outcomes. Instead of writing LO 1 manually, this little tip allowed me to add it automatically. Watch this video to show you how… Photo by Alex Hay on Unsplash
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
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
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!
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!
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
Have you ever created a table in Word that spans over 2 pages or more and the table header disappears? Annoying, yes? Well you can easily repeat your table header using this quick trick… Featured image: “Repeat” by Thomas Hawk is licenced under CC BY-NC 2.0
It can be a heartbreaking moment when you realise you’ve been spelling someone’s name incorrectly throughout a document, or if a frequently referenced document changes it’s name. Fear not however, as the find and replace function provides a quick and easy way to fix any consistent mistakes. Featured Image: “the new eraser” by Hannah Swithinbank licenced under CC… Continue reading #303 Quickly amend repeated errors with Find and Replace in Word