One of the most common ways to format information in a table is to apply some sort of alignment to the contents of table cells. If you need to center your information, you can do it both horizontally and vertically using the information in this tip.
When laying out your document, you may want to use a text box that appears to be positioned over your text, but to be transparent so you can see what is behind the text box. Here's how to create just that type of element.
Word includes a little-known function that allows you to put "filler text" into your document. If you want this function to insert your own special text instead, you may be out of luck. There are ways around the problem, however.
Word allows you to search for specific ASCII codes in a document. If you use codes to search for alphabetic characters, you may get more than what you bargain for.
Read this WordTip: Pay Attention to Case when Searching for ASCII Codes
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Accurately and repeatedly referencing information within a document is a common task that needs to be done. One way to perform this task reliably is through the use of fields; this tip explains how.
With a printer (and printer driver) that understand PostScript, you can do some nifty drawings directly to the paper, without the need of them appearing in your document at all. Here's how to create a circle according to your specifications.
When you create a document, Word is constantly checking behind the scenes to make sure that what you type makes sense. Tools such as spelling and grammar checking are not the only way this is done. You can also have Word check for formatting inconsistencies.
When Word creates envelopes for you, there may be times that you don't like where it places the return address. Repositioning the return address involves modifying the styles used by Word for the envelope. Here's how to make the adjustment.
There is no built-in keyboard shortcut that will display the AutoCorrect dialog box. This doesn't mean that there aren't a variety of approaches you can use to create your own shortcuts—both keyboard and toolbar—for displaying the desired dialog box.
Word normally numbers pages in a document starting at one and extending as far as the number of pages you have. If you want, you can adjust a starting page number for any section in your document. It's easy to do, as explained here.
Although Word macro viruses haven't been commonly used for some time now, hackers often try old, known techniques just to see if there is an "easy" way into their target system. Using digital certificates to "sign" documents is a way to verify to origin of the document. This tip shows how to check if a document has been signed, but it does not verify the signature.
If you get unwanted formatting in your form fields, it could be because of the way you are formatting the line on which the form field appears. This tip discusses the way that form field formatting occurs and provides examples of how you can format the fields.
Add-ons can extend the capabilities of Word, sometimes significantly. These extensions are due to macros contained in the add-ons. Here are some pros and cons of enabling add-ons that contain macros you may not be aware of.