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How to Use Word 2010’s New Graphics Features

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One of the many things Microsoft has added to its latest version of Word, is enhanced graphics capabilities. In some cases, they are strong enough to preclude many users from turning to third party products such as Photoshop to enhance photographs and other images. Microsoft has clearly been listening to its user community as the […]

How to Use Word 2010’s New Paste Feature

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One of the most common things computer user’s do is cut, copy and paste stuff. When you’re cutting or copying from one place in a document to another, there’s not much to the story; when you’re cutting or copying text from a website perhaps, to a Word document on the other hand, things get a […]

How to Customize the Ribbon in MS Word 2010

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One of the many gripes people have had about Microsoft products, at least in the past, has been the lack of customization regarding menus, which led to claims that Microsoft was out to tell us all what to do and how to do it all the time, rather than let us do what we want […]

Make OpenOffice Writer Look and Function More Like Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word not only rules the roost when it comes to word processing, the software giant has pushed most of its competitors out of the market. OpenOffice Writer, however, is a free word processor from Oracle to which many home and office users have turned to get the functionality of a high-quality word processor without […]

Add Non-Standard Page Numbering to Word 2007/2010 Documents

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One of the things that is intimidating for a lot of Word users, is adding page numbers to documents when the first or second page is not to be numbered, or should be numbered with a different format, eg. i, ii, iii, and then 1, 2,3, in the second section etc. Microsoft still hasn’t made […]

Fix Windows 7 Update Error 0x80070646 When Installing Microsoft Office Updates

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Windows Update does more than just update files for the operating system. It also updates applications such as those included in the Microsoft Office suites. Sometimes, the update procedure fails and produces error 0x80070646. Learn how to troubleshoot and fix Windows update error 0x80070646, which is sometimes referred to simply as error 646. Windows Update […]

Using Excel’s What-If Analysis Goal Seek Tool

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Although Excel’s long list of functions is one of the most enticing features of Microsoft’s spreadsheet application, there a few underutilized gems that enhance these functions. One often-overlooked tool is the What-If Analysis. Excel’s What-If Analysis tool is broken down into three main components. The part discussed here is the powerful Goal Seek feature that […]

Viewing and Inserting the Date a Document was Last Modified in a Word Document

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Each document you create in Word contains information about the document or Properties, such as the date the file was created, the author of the document, and the number of pages and words in the document. When you save the document, some of these properties are updates, such as the date on which the document […]

Insert a Bullet in the Middle of a Sentence in Word

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There may be times when you want to insert a bullet in the middle of a sentence or a line of text. For example, you might want to put bullets between parts of an address, as pictured below. The bullets above were inserted by holding down the Alt key and typing 0183. You can also […]

Rehearse Timings in a PowerPoint Presentation

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PowerPoint has become such as staple of business and educational presentations that many people have replaced the generic term electronic slides with the term PowerPoints. If you use PowerPoint presentations on a regular basis, you know it is sometimes difficult to know how much time your overall presentation will take. This is especially important when […]