WordTips Menu 2013 Archive (Table of Contents)

Summary: WordTips is a weekly newsletter that provides tips on how to best use Microsoft's word processing software. At the beginning of every year we put together an archive of all the tips published the previous year. Here is the complete table of contents for the archive for the WordTips (menu) newsletter for the year 2013.

WordTips Menu 2013 Archive (Table of Contents)

WordTips Menu 2013 Archive includes hundreds of valuable tips. The following is the Table of Contents for the archive:


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General Tips

  • Jumping to the End of Page after Enter
  • Working With Document Panes
  • Splitting the Window
  • Removing a Split Window
  • Viewing Multiple Pages
  • Viewing Your Entire Document Width
  • Nifty Zooming with the Mouse
  • The Standard on the Ruler
  • Controlling Display of the Status Bar
  • Concise Directory of Available Symbols
  • Button for Leaving Full-Screen Mode
  • Customizing a Toolbar
  • Changing Toolbar Buttons
  • Changes to Toolbars aren't Persistent
  • Quickly Removing a Toolbar Button
  • Getting Rid of Custom Toolbars
  • Using the Function Key Display Toolbar
  • Quickly Customizing the Keyboard
  • Unwanted Keyboard Configuration Change
  • Shortcut for Show/Hide
  • Forcing the Properties Dialog Box to Appear
  • Changing Measurement Units
  • Making Word Remember My Settings
  • Missing Top and Bottom Margins
  • Creating Custom Document Properties
  • Displaying Shortcut Keys in ScreenTips
  • Turning Off ScreenTips
  • Small Red Dots under Addresses
  • Automatic Sound Clips
  • Displaying Actual Font Faces
  • Selecting a Language
  • Calculating Expressions
  • The Case of the Vanished Menu Bar
  • Where Are Word's Settings Stored?
  • Factory Default Settings for Word
  • Fatal Errors in Word

Editing Tips

  • Turning Off Automatic Capitalization
  • Capitals After Colons
  • Capitalizing the First Letter after a Colon
  • Moving Text Using the Mouse
  • Creating New Windows
  • Understanding the Document Map
  • Browsing by Heading
  • Redoing an Object Browse
  • Using Go To with a Percentage
  • Understanding Hard and Soft Returns
  • Different Ways of Inserting Dates
  • Messed-up Typing
  • Strip Trailing Spaces
  • Using the Spike to Edit
  • Inserting Special Spaces
  • Plain Text Pasting as the Default
  • Overlining Characters
  • Using Extend Mode
  • Sticking with the Dashes
  • Creating the 'Mils' Symbol
  • Comparing Documents Top and Bottom
  • Using Correct Apostrophes
  • Talking to Yourself
  • Scrolling Text Sideways
  • Viewing More of the Left Margin Area
  • Using Consistent References
  • Using Document Properties to Ensure Consistent References
  • Non-breaking Em Dashes
  • Counting Document Lines
  • Inserting a Non-Breaking Space
  • Adding Tabs at the Beginning of a Line
  • Getting Rid of the Paste Options Box
  • Adding an Optional Break
  • Typing Pronunciations of Words
  • Understanding the No-Width Characters
  • Quickly Finding Synonyms
  • Changing a Heading to Body Text
  • Changing the Number of Headings in an Outline
  • Changing Body Text to a Heading

Searching Tips

  • Searching for Formatting
  • Changing the Formatting of All Instances of a Word
  • Searching for Special Characters
  • Removing Entire Paragraphs from Your Document
  • Removing Extra Paragraph Marks
  • Quick and Dirty Paragraph Count
  • Moving Footnote References Using Find and Replace
  • Replacing with a Subscript
  • Replacing Multiple Spaces with Tabs
  • Special Differences when Searching
  • Using Find and Replace to Change Text Case
  • Finding and Deleting Rows
  • Adding Many No-Width Optional Breaks
  • Removing HTTP from URLs
  • Adding Tags to Text

Markup Tips

  • Viewing Comments
  • Allowing Only Comments In a Document
  • Viewing Comments From a Specific Reviewer
  • Comments in Endnotes
  • Converting Paragraphs to Comments
  • Changing How Changes are Noted in Word
  • Using Different Colors with Tracked Changes
  • Multiple Document Users
  • Consolidating Changes under a Single User
  • Correcting Student Papers
  • Tracked Changes Won't Go Away
  • Preventing the Loss of Personal Information
  • Getting a Warning for Markup

Auto Tips

  • Using AutoText
  • Deleting an AutoText Entry
  • AutoText Entries Don't Stick
  • Sharing AutoText Entries
  • Editing AutoText Entries Directly
  • Changing Fonts for AutoText Entries
  • Macro-Inserted AutoText Doesn't Set Style
  • Using the Organizer to Manage AutoText
  • Word Won't Capitalize Some Sentences
  • AutoFormatting a Document
  • Changing AutoFormatting Rules
  • Can't Use AutoRecover with a Document

Bookmark Tips

  • Understanding and Using Bookmarks
  • Deleting a Bookmark

Character Formatting Tips

  • Edits Cause Text to Switch to Odd Fonts
  • Making Text Bold
  • Protecting Hidden Text
  • Adjusting Small Caps Text
  • Intelligent Title Case
  • Animating Your Text
  • Changing Kerning
  • X-ing Out Text
  • Complex Compound Formatting
  • Making Live URLs Into Normal Text

Paragraph Formatting Tips

  • Resetting Paragraph Formatting
  • Centering a Paragraph with the Keyboard
  • Using Dot Leaders in a Paragraph
  • Deleting Paragraph Borders
  • Quickly Displaying the Tabs Dialog Box
  • Changing Default Tab Stops
  • Deleting Tab Stops
  • Getting the Expected Space Before a Heading
  • Controlling Widows and Orphans
  • Forcing a Page Break Before a Paragraph
  • Turning Off Paragraph Hyphenation
  • Flush Left and Flush Right On the Same Line
  • Lines that Don't Change When You Type
  • Keep with Previous
  • Creating an Inline Heading
  • Creating a Hanging Indent
  • Turning Off Automatic Bulleted Lists
  • Applying Bullets from the Keyboard
  • Fixing Mismatched Bullets and Numbers
  • Increasing Space between Numbers and Text in a List

Section and Document Formatting Tips

  • Unable to Set Margins in a Document
  • Getting Identical Margins
  • Adjusting Margins in Print Preview
  • Adding Columns to Your Page Layout
  • Changing the Number of Columns
  • Self-Adjusting Column Widths
  • Double-Spacing Your Document
  • Squeezing Everything In
  • Changing the Starting Page Number
  • Letters and Numbers in Page Numbers
  • Two Page Numbering Schemes in the Same Document
  • Starting a New Section on an Odd Page Number
  • Adjusting Bottoms of Pages
  • Avoiding a Section Break Booby Trap
  • Automatic Blank Pages at the End of a Section

Styles and Templates Tips

  • Shortcuts for Basic Style Formatting
  • Quickly Copying Styles
  • Losing All Formatting in a Document
  • Working with Other People's Files
  • Automatically Updating Styles
  • Inserting a Cross-Reference to the First Style on a Page
  • Cleaning Up a Document that Mixes Styles with Direct Formatting
  • Preserving Style Formatting in a Merge
  • Printing a Style Sheet
  • Word Freezes when Updating Styles
  • Stepping Through Head Formats
  • Adding Individual Styles to the Template
  • Editing a Template
  • Working on Shared Templates

Tables Tips

  • Creating a Table Using the Keyboard
  • Resizing Your Table
  • Tables within Tables
  • Quickly Inserting Tables that Don't Go From Margin to Margin
  • Keeping Tables on One Page
  • Designing Standard Tables
  • Clearing the Contents of a Table
  • Converting Tables to Text
  • Entering Tabs in a Table
  • Keeping Table Rows Together
  • Repeating the First Column of a Table
  • Changing Spacing Between Table Cells
  • Protecting a Table Column
  • Hiding Gridlines
  • Adding Diagonal Borders
  • Limiting Lines in a Table Cell
  • Jumping to Tables
  • Adjusting Column Width Using Menus
  • Differing Column Widths when Pasting
  • Aligning Positive and Negative Whole Numbers in a Column
  • Quickly Removing Table Borders
  • Picking a Contiguous Range of Table Cells
  • Table Borders Won't Print
  • Headings On Your Printout
  • Setting a Default Table Border Width
  • Blank Lines Before Tables
  • Space after a Table
  • Table Header Rows after a Manual Page Break
  • Freezing Cell Size when Inserting Pictures
  • Quickly Accessing the Column Tab
  • Squaring Table Cells
  • Shading Table Rows
  • Automatically Adding Captions
  • Formatting Captions
  • Changing Existing Captions
  • Different Table Captions on Multiple Pages
  • Deleting Caption Labels
  • Alphabetizing By Last Name
  • Sorting Dates Numerically
  • Controlling How Word Sorts Text
  • Customized Tables of Contents
  • Adding Column Headings to a Table of Contents
  • Two-Line Headings in a TOC

Footnotes and Endnotes Tips

  • Using Cross-References in Footnotes
  • Shortcut to Return to Document Text
  • Including Footnotes and Endnotes in Word Counts
  • Adding Footnotes to Endnotes
  • Reference to a Range of Endnotes
  • Adding Endnotes in Text Boxes
  • Endnotes in a Separate Document
  • Endnotes by Chapter
  • Formatting Endnote Reference Marks

Header and Footer Tips

  • Changing Headers and Footers
  • Deleting a Header or Footer
  • Entering a Name in the Header of a Locked Form
  • Form Fields in Headers and Footers
  • Making Wider Footer Margins
  • Using Last-page Headers and Footers
  • Different AutoText Entries in Header and Footer

Fields and Forms Tips

  • Copying and Pasting Field Codes
  • Removing Specific Fields
  • Cross-referencing to an Automatic Number
  • Understanding the COMPARE Field
  • Referencing a Page Number In Another Document
  • Displaying Blanks when Summing to Zero
  • Word and Character Count Information
  • Creating an AutoText List
  • Inserting a Dynamic Word Count in Your Document
  • Inserting a Document's Location
  • Jumping Between Fields
  • Inserting the Name of the Last Person to Save the Document
  • Setting Up an Array with Fields
  • Entering Many Items In a Drop-Down Form Field
  • Protecting Parts of a Document

Printing Tips

  • Printing AutoCorrect Entries
  • Booklet Printing in Word
  • Documents Printing Out of Order
  • Changing the Default 'Print What' Setting
  • Fonts Unavailable in Word
  • Adding One More Line
  • Understanding Page Sizes
  • Printout Doesn't Match Preview
  • Stable Layout on Different Printers
  • Unwanted Cover Pages with Print Jobs
  • Misbehaving Leader Dots
  • Print Preview Freezes Word
  • Printing Copy Numbers
  • Peculiar Font Differences
  • Printing a Draft of a Document
  • Printing Only Selected Pages
  • Printing Style Sheets
  • Toggling Print Preview
  • Printing Non-Printing Characters
  • Printing Show/Hide Characters
  • Printing XML Tags
  • Printing Only Changed Pages
  • Creating an AutoText Reference List
  • Changing the Return Address Location
  • Printing Multiple Envelopes
  • Creating Labels
  • Creating One-time Labels
  • Formatting Labels
  • Using Only Odd Page Numbers
  • Beginning a Mail Merge
  • Selecting Different Trays in a Mail Merge

Graphics Tips

  • Selecting Drawing Objects
  • Selecting Lots of Graphics
  • Positioning Graphics Evenly
  • Searching and Replacing Graphics
  • Default Picture Settings
  • Adjusting Shadow Settings
  • Resize Graphics Outside of Word
  • Easily Changing Links in Documents
  • Changing the Size of a Drawing Object
  • Scaling Graphics in a Macro
  • Using AutoShape Connectors
  • Moving an AutoShape Connector
  • Using the Drawing Grid
  • Understanding the Drawing Canvas
  • Problems Pasting Large Pictures
  • Wrapping Text Around a Graphic
  • Permanent Watermarks in a Document
  • Adding a Drop Shadow to a Text Box
  • Selecting a Graphic Behind a Text Box
  • Creating See-Through Text Boxes
  • Wrapping Text Around a Text Box or Frame
  • Converting a Text Box to a Frame
  • Changing the Orientation of Your Chart
  • Adding Titles to a Chart
  • Changing Borders for Data Series
  • Including a Data Table with Your Chart
  • Fonts in WordArt
  • Specifying a Font in WordArt
  • Saving WordArt Graphics as Files

Files Tips

  • Moving Master and Subdocuments
  • Creating Two Versions of the Same Document
  • Too Many Temporary Files
  • Deleting an Old Document Version
  • Options in Creating New Files
  • Opening Documents in Print Layout View
  • Having Numbered Lists in Subdocuments Restart their Numbering
  • Documents Opening in the Wrong Program
  • File Sizes In Word
  • Problems Opening Documents from Explorer
  • Understanding MRU Files
  • Combining Word Documents
  • Saving All Open Documents
  • Saving in PostScript Format
  • Extra Document File Being Saved
  • Embedding TrueType Fonts
  • Read-Only Embedded Fonts
  • Using a Standard Format in a Suggested File Name
  • Blocking the First Sentence from File Info
  • Making Common Information Accessible
  • Determining if a Document is Corrupt
  • Noticeable Delays when Switching Documents
  • Getting Rid of Hidden Text in Many Files

Online and Other Programs Tips

  • Maintaining Proper Hyperlinks in Word 2000 and Later
  • Adding a Background to Your Document
  • Hyperlinks in Protected Documents
  • Adding a ScreenTip
  • Weird Hyperlink Behavior
  • Creating a Hyperlink that Opens the Linked Object
  • Setting Web Fonts
  • ScreenTips without Hyperlinks
  • Differences in Behavior of Links

Spelling and Grammar Tips

  • Spelling Errors Resulting from Erroneous Spaces
  • Hiding Errors
  • Catching Single-Letter Spelling Errors
  • Spell Checking with Text Boxes
  • Correctly Repeated Words
  • Checking Up On Numbers
  • Allowing for Words that Contain Numbers
  • Editing While Spell-Checking
  • Expanding a Custom Dictionary
  • Backing Up Your Custom Dictionaries
  • Allowing Passive Voice in Writing
  • Getting Rid of Fragment Warnings
  • Checking for Gender-Specific Grammar
  • Noting Formatting Inconsistencies

Tools Tips

  • Creating an Index Entry
  • Printing Index Field Codes
  • Adding Quoted Words to an Index
  • Specifying Index Section Dividers
  • Specifying an Index Entry Separator
  • Cross-Referencing Index Entries
  • Understanding the Hot Zone
  • Hyphenating a Selection
  • Word Count in Multiple Selections
  • Cross-Referencing to Line Numbers
  • Creating Categories for Your Table of Authorities
  • Fixing Word
  • Creating an Executive Summary
  • Starting the Equation Editor
  • Equation Editor Font Color
  • Aligning Equation Elements
  • Setting Bracket Clearance Spacing in the Equation Editor
  • Setting a Spacing Adjustment in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Embellishment Spacing in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Spacing for Radicals in the Equation Editor

Macros Tips

  • Deleting a Macro
  • Understanding Document Variables
  • Understanding Precedence
  • Continuing Macro Lines
  • Understanding the Select Case Structure
  • Adding a Macro to a Toolbar
  • Determining a Random Value
  • Determining an Integer Value
  • Determining the Current Page Number
  • Determining the Number of Pages in Your Document
  • Determining if Overtype Mode is Active
  • Determining the Day of the Month
  • Determining the Day of the Year
  • Calculating a Future Date
  • Determining the Hour of the Day
  • Determining the Week of the Year
  • Displaying a Message in the Status Bar
  • Running Word Counts
  • Converting Numbers to Strings
  • Changing Roman Numerals to Arabic
  • Aligning a Paragraph in a Macro
  • Setting the Right Indent of a Paragraph in a Macro
  • Selecting a Bookmark in a Macro
  • Changing Directories in a Macro
  • Creating a Directory
  • Copying a File in VBA
  • Creating a New Document in VBA
  • Saving a Document in a Macro
  • Moving to the Start or End of the Real Document
  • Creating a Document Font List
  • Adding Quotes
  • Controlling the Italic Text Attribute
  • Controlling the Hidden Text Attribute
  • Determining How Many Styles are Available
  • Trimming Spaces from Strings
  • Counting the Instances of a Text String
  • Moving the Insertion Point to the Beginning of a Line
  • Determining the Horizontal Position of the Insertion Point
  • Jumping to the Top of a Page
  • Moving Through a Table in a Macro

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