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
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
I am often a waffler. I can overly complicate my writing which occasionally can make the meaning somewhat blurry and indistinct….See what I mean! Often for students we need to make our communication clear and direct. So they know what is expected of them. Often we should make assessment instructions as clear as possible. Fortunately… Continue reading #659 Readability: Is my text audience appropriate?
If you need to automatically create a ‘First’ or ‘Hanging’ indentation in Word, this is the post for you. It’s a handy tool for writing large documents and formatting your bibliographies.
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
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