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Always Paste Text into Word 2010 from an Outside Source without Formatting

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By default, Microsoft Word 2010 tries to preserve the styles of text copied from a source outside of Word. If you don’t want to have to manually remove the style information once you have pasted the text into Word, there is a way to make Word 2010 paste text from an outside source with no […]

Transpose Table Contents in Word 2007

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At some point, you may have started to create a table in Word 2007, got a good amount of the table done, and then discovered you want to make your columns into rows and your rows into columns, basically turning your table 90 degrees, to better display your data. Unfortunately, there is no way to […]

Use the Spike to Copy and Paste Text in Word

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There is a little known feature in word that allows you to gather groups of text and/or graphics from different locations in a Word document and then paste all of that text into another location. It is called the Spike and it is different in than the Clipboard, which allows you work with only copied […]

Embed an Excel Worksheet into Word 2007

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One of the benefits of using an office suite like Microsoft Office is that the programs in the suite all interact with each other well. For example, you can easily embed an Excel 2007 worksheet into a Word 2007 document and be able to edit the spreadsheet in Word. To embed a new, empty Excel […]

Layering Objects in a PowerPoint Presentation

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If you never use desktop publishing programs such as Microsoft Publisher, Corel Draw, or Adobe InDesign, you may not be familiar with using objects and layers to create documents for print or screen. Unlike popular programs such as Word and Excel, PowerPoint’s entire design principle revolves around objects to create your presentation. Just like a […]

Change Measurement Units in Microsoft Word

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By default, Microsoft Word uses inches as its unit of measurement used in dialog boxes and on the ruler. You can change measurement units to centimeters, picas, points, or millimeters. This post shows you how to change this setting in Word 2007 and Word 2003 and earlier. Change Measurement Units in Word 2007 To change […]

View Word 2007 in Full-Screen Mode

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Microsoft Word 2003 has a full-screen mode available under the View menu which is ideal if you want to present material in a Word document. This option allows you to hide the Office elements around the edges of the document, making the document take up the whole screen. However, Word 2007 does not seem to […]

Center Your Worksheet Data in Excel 2007

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If you have created a small worksheet, you may want to center it on the page when you print it. By default, it will print in the upper, left corner of the page. For a very small set of data, this can detract from the effectiveness of your presentation. There is an easy way to […]

Fill Space in Microsoft Word with Random Text

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You may want to put some meaningless text into Microsoft Word to test a document, temporarily fill some space, or to see how some formatting looks. Word provides a quick and easy method of entering random text into your document. To do this, position the cursor at the beginning of a blank paragraph. Type the […]

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar in Microsoft Office 2007

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The Quick Access Toolbar in Microsoft Office 2007 is a customizable toolbar that provides one-click access to some commands. The commands on the Quick Access Toolbar are independent of the tab that is currently displayed. You can add commands that you use frequently to the Quick Access Toolbar, and you can place the Quick Access […]