Digital research and scholarship · ICT proficiency · Word

#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!

Information literacy · Word

#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!

ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Timesavers · Word

#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

ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Word

#303 Quickly amend repeated errors with Find and Replace in Word

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

Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Word

#282 Don’t want to use page numbers throughout your document? Easy! Use section breaks

Following on from an early post on section breaks (See:#273 Add a section break and change the page orientation in Word) in this post we explore how you can use section breaks to start page numbering part way through a document. You might need to use this if you do not want your contents page,… Continue reading #282 Don’t want to use page numbers throughout your document? Easy! Use section breaks

Communication / Collaboration · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Word

#278 Tables in Outlook and Word driving you mad? Just draw them instead!

The Draw Table function in Office 2013 is really useful, particularly if you use tables to help create design layouts. With the draw table function it is quick and easy to add in extra columns and rows adhoc, that do not need to span across the entire table, making the layout much easier to adjust,… Continue reading #278 Tables in Outlook and Word driving you mad? Just draw them instead!