WordTips Ribbon 2016 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 (ribbon) newsletter for the year 2016.

WordTips Ribbon 2016 Archive (Table of Contents)

WordTips Ribbon 2016 Archive includes hundreds of valuable tips. The following is the Table of Contents for the archive:


  • What's In This E-Book?
  • Need More Tips?
  • A Special Note of Thanks
  • Sharing this Document

General Tips

  • Always Starting with a Blank Document
  • Turning Off a Startup Sound
  • Finding Default Shortcut Keys
  • Getting Rid of Blue Squiggly Underlines
  • Zooming with the Keyboard
  • Showing Text Boundaries for Pages, not for Paragraphs

Editing Tips

  • Selecting a Group of Words
  • Selecting Sentences
  • Quickly Deleting Words
  • Deleting a Range of Pages
  • Turning Off Paste Options
  • Understanding Hyphens and Dashes
  • Automatically Determining a Due Date
  • Turning Off Capital Corrections
  • Turning Off the Clipboard Icon
  • Understanding Sections
  • Jumping to a Section
  • Inserting a Section Mark
  • Deleting All Text in Linked Text Boxes
  • Adding Circles around Letters or Numbers
  • Automatic Non-breaking Spaces in Dates

Searching Tips

  • When Replace Doesn't Work
  • A Fast Find-Next
  • Selective Formatting using Find and Replace
  • Searching for White Space
  • Searching for Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Searching for Styles
  • Searching for Floating Graphics with a Macro
  • Replacing and Renumbering
  • Replacing Two Tabs with a Space in Limited Situations
  • Selectively Find and Replace Page Borders
  • Replacing Formatting Functions as a Toggle
  • Replacing Hidden Text
  • Counting a Particular Word
  • Pay Attention to Case when Searching for ASCII Codes

Markup Tips

  • Pasting a Comment into Your Document
  • Protecting Your Revisions
  • Getting Rid of Markup
  • Making Word Stop at the End of a Document when Reviewing Changes
  • Resolving Tracked Changes in Footnotes or Endnotes
  • Creating Multiple Highlighter Tools

Building Block and AutoCorrect Tips

  • Editing a Building Block Entry
  • Store Common Addresses in Building Blocks
  • Storing Building Block Entries with a Document
  • Deleting Multiple Building Blocks
  • Uppercase and Lowercase AutoCorrect Entries
  • Stopping Word from Changing Characters in an E-mail Address
  • Making AutoCorrect Automatically Recognize the Replace Word
  • Automatic Initial Capitals in Tables

Bookmark Tips

  • Bookmark Error when Printing
  • Preserving Bookmarks During Replace Operations

Character Formatting Tips

  • Creating a Drop Cap
  • Applying the All Caps Format
  • Adjusting the Width of Characters

Paragraph Formatting Tips

  • Understanding Justification
  • Cut and Paste Formatting
  • Copying Formats
  • Preventing Straggling Heads
  • Keeping Paragraphs on the Same Page
  • Adjusting Spacing After a Paragraph
  • Formatting Line Numbers
  • Accurately Setting Tabs Using the Ruler
  • Using Leaders with Tab Stops
  • Clearing All Tab Stops
  • Sign-in Sheets
  • Printing Placeholders and Answers
  • Removing Extra Paragraph Marks
  • Setting the Distance between Text and Borders

Section and Document Formatting Tips

  • Understanding Mirror Margins
  • Vertical Alignment of Sections
  • Spelling Out Page Numbers
  • Margin Notes in Word

Styles and Templates Tips

  • Assigning a Shortcut Key to Styles
  • Noting the Current Style
  • Changing the Style Area Font
  • Can't Find or Delete a Style
  • Can't Select Style Instances
  • Checking Bilingual Documents
  • Increasing Envelope Address Lines
  • Changing the Default Font for Envelopes
  • Turning Off Proofing for Superscripts
  • Inconsistent Prompting to Save Normal Template Changes

Lists Tips

  • Creating a List
  • Skipping Numbering
  • Applying Numbers from the Keyboard
  • Reverse Numbered Lists

Tables Tips

  • Indenting a Table
  • Adding Multiple Rows to a Table
  • Moving a Table Row
  • Adjusting Table Row Height
  • Moving a Table Column
  • Distributing Columns Evenly
  • Right Aligning a Table Column with an Indent
  • Summing a Table Column
  • Fitting Text Into Cells
  • Adding Borders to Cell Contents
  • Placing Text in Empty Table Cells

Footnotes and Endnotes Tips

  • Standardizing Note Reference Placement
  • Controlling Footnote Placement
  • Changing Space between the Footnote Separator and Footnotes
  • Changing How Footnote References Appear
  • Formatting Footnote Reference Marks
  • Changing the Footnote Continuation Separator
  • Jumping to a Relative Footnote
  • Creating a Bibliography from Footnotes
  • Selectively Changing Endnotes to Footnotes
  • Jumping to an Endnote
  • Default Numbering Format for Endnotes
  • Changing Endnote Numbering Style

Header and Footer Tips

  • Applying Standard Headers and Footers to a Document
  • Keeping Centered Headers and Footers Centered
  • Preventing the Left Margin of a Footer from Moving
  • Turning Off "Link to Previous" by Default
  • Copying Headers and Footers
  • Using Header Information as the Filename
  • Decreasing Space between Body Text and Footer Text

Fields and Forms Tips

  • Changing a Field Parameter
  • Converting Field Results to Text
  • Exactly Positioning Text
  • Tools to View Field Codes
  • Understanding Default DATE Field Formatting
  • Stopping DATE Fields from Updating when Opening a Document
  • Inserting a Page Number Field
  • Monday's Date on Friday's Report
  • Updating Fields Automatically
  • Inserting the Subject in Your Document
  • Using the INFO Field
  • AutoFormat within Form Fields
  • Stopping Enter from being Pressed In a Form

Printing Tips

  • Setting Up Your Printer
  • Printing Only Selected Pages
  • Changing Print Dialog Box Defaults
  • Printing Documents without Markup
  • Centering a Custom Paper Size on a Piece of Letter-Sized Paper
  • Margins Incorrect When Printing
  • Specifying a Paper Tray in a Macro
  • Creating Tent Cards
  • Left and Right Aligned on One Line in a Label
  • Margins On the Screen Don't Match Printout
  • Upside-Down Printing
  • Opening and Printing a Document
  • Scaling Your Output

Graphics Tips

  • Choosing an Insert Method for Pictures
  • Making Pictures Show in Word
  • Inserting Multiple Graphics in a Document
  • Editing Wrap Points
  • Grouping Images Changes Text Wrap to Inline
  • Drawing Lines
  • Automatically Adjusting Height for Text Boxes
  • Wrapping Text around a Graphic in a Text Box

Files Tips

  • Read-Only Documents
  • An Automatic File Name
  • Positioning the Cursor in a New Document
  • Listing Documents with Passwords
  • Multiple Users Using a Word Document

Online and Other Programs Tips

  • Adding Hyperlinks
  • Resetting Hyperlink to Original Color

Spelling and Grammar Tips

  • Limiting Spell Checking
  • Spell-Check Won't Work
  • Hiding Spelling Errors
  • Rechecking Spelling and Grammar
  • Forcing Word to Display Spelling and Grammar Errors
  • Spelling Errors on Internet Addresses
  • Compiling Misspelled Words from Documents
  • Editing Custom Dictionaries
  • Ignore Setting on Misspelled Words not Persistent
  • Adding Hyphenated Words to the Dictionary
  • Adding Ampersands to Custom Dictionaries
  • Words Disappear from the Custom Dictionary
  • Hiding Grammar Errors
  • Contractions Flagged as Incorrect
  • Capitalizing Spring
  • Spell Checking Only Checking Grammar
  • Converting Word to German

Tools Tips

  • Breaking Links in Lots of Documents
  • Generating a Table of Authorities
  • Creating a Table of Authorities
  • Improper Index References
  • Indexing a Range of Pages
  • Deleting Index Entries
  • Adding Captions
  • Looking Up Antonyms
  • Adding Hyperlinks to an Index
  • Controlling Sorting Order
  • Sorting by Headings
  • Sorting Tabular Tables
  • Adding Headers or Footers to a TOC
  • Can't Merge Alphanumeric Data Correctly
  • Mail Merge and Data Source Documents become Unattached
  • E-mailing from a Mail Merge

Macros Tips

  • Changing a Macro Description
  • Swapping Two Numbers
  • Accessing Paragraphs in a Macro
  • Converting Inches to Points
  • Getting Bookmark Information in VBA
  • Determining How Many Windows are Open
  • Determining the Upper Bounds of an Array
  • Offering Options in a Macro
  • Saving a Document in a Macro
  • Printing and Exiting Word in a Macro
  • Determining the Number of Fonts Available
  • Saving Changes when Closing
  • Bumping Numbers in a Document
  • Generating a List of Unique Words
  • Determining the Month of the Year
  • Creating a Lorem Ipsum Tool
  • Determining if Caps Lock is On

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