The AUTOTEXTLIST field is one of those esoteric fields that you may know nothing about. The cool thing it does is allow you to define a drop-down list that automatically displays options based on AutoText entries in your document.
Different industries and different computer systems specify dates in all sorts of strange ways. If you need to convert a date from an off-beat format into one that Excel can understand, you'll like the technique used in this tip.
The Equation Editor is a great tool for designing and displaying all sorts of equations in a document. It is not very easy to add regular text to those equations, unless you know the techniques described in this tip.
While password protecting a workbook does provide some security for the contents in the workbook, if you have several workbooks it can become cumbersome to access each file with a separate password. This tip explores the how you can get rid of some of the bother by using a single password for multiple workbooks.
In my English classes in junior high, I would get marked down if I started sentences with a conjunction. ("There's a reason they are called conjunctions," said the teacher. "They serve as a junction between two independent phrases.") If you are tired of getting mark-downs for a grammatical bad habit, here's how Word can help.
Read this WordTip: Checking for Sentences Beginning with Conjunctions
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When you insert a text box within another text box, you may expect any text in the outer text box to wrap around the inner text box. Word doesn't work that way, however. Here's why, along with a couple of workarounds you can use.
It is not unusual to use Excel to gather the answers to users' questions. If you want your users to answer your questions in a specific order, you can use both data validation and conditional formatting, as described in this tip.
Proper nouns (such as the names of people) are routinely marked as incorrect by Word's spell checker. If you are tired of them being marked incorrectly, you may be interested in the ideas presented in this tip.
Word allows you to print return addresses on your envelopes. You may run across a scenario where the return address is being stubborn, and you need to track down how to fully get rid of it. This tip examines all the places where your return address could be cropping up and leads you through getting rid of it once and for all.
If your worksheet gets big enough, it is easy to spend a lot of time navigating back and forth between different areas. Why not look at two places in the same worksheet at the same time? Here's how.
As documents evolve, so do your needs for various styles. You may create new ones and, invariably, old ones need to be abandoned. At some time you'll want to delete a previously created style; the information in this tip makes the housecleaning chore a breeze.