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.
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.
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.
The COMPARE field is rather esoteric, but it can be helpful when you need to compare two values using fields. The result of the comparison can be used with other fields to create different results for different conditions.
You can customize Word to your heart's content. One way to customize the program is by adding options to the Word menus. It is easier than you think, and you can make the additions any time you want. Just follow the steps in this tip.
In order to provide a finishing touch to your document, you may want to replace mundane X marks with fancier check marks. This can be done with the Find and Replace capabilities of Word, as described in this tip.
Word 2002 and Word 2003 use dynamic toolbars that can adjust themselves based on usage patterns of the tools. This can cause some problems with toolbars that unexpectedly move themselves around the screen. There is a way to avoid this behavior, as described in this tip.