WordTips Menu 2014 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 2014.

WordTips Menu 2014 Archive (Table of Contents)

WordTips Menu 2014 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

  • Program Opens without the Desired Document
  • Fonts Missing in Word
  • Embedding Your Phone Number in a Document
  • Speeding Up Cursor Movement
  • Speeding Up Document Display
  • Delay in Dialog Box Appearing
  • An Unruly Ruler
  • Detailed Measurements
  • Canceling a Menu
  • Finding a Lost Menu Bar
  • Displaying Path Names in the Menu Bar
  • Forcing Custom Toolbars to Stay in Position
  • Using Large Toolbar Buttons
  • Displaying the Outlining Toolbar by Default
  • Horizontally Viewing All Your Text
  • Wrapping Spaces
  • Can't Split the Document View
  • Automatically Saving Changes to Defaults
  • Potential Shortcut Key Problems
  • Condensing and Expanding Headings
  • Formatting In Your Outline
  • Getting Help in Dialog Boxes
  • Stubborn Foreign Languages
  • Turning On Property Information Prompting
  • Increasing the Size of the Draft Font
  • Changing the Company Name
  • Getting Rid of Wizards and Templates

Editing Tips

  • Picking Up Where You Left Off
  • Jumping to a Specific Page
  • Jumping to a Relative Line Number
  • Easily Extending Selections
  • Selecting a Sentence
  • Selecting a Text Block
  • Overcoming Automatic Word Selection
  • What Line Am I On?
  • Easily Inserting a Section Mark
  • Inserting a Copyright Mark
  • Inserting a Bullet
  • Inserting an Em Dash
  • Inserting Foreign Characters
  • Adding Half Spaces to Punctuation
  • Unable to Edit Document with Embedded Fonts
  • Controlling Overtype Mode
  • Deletions Don't Work as Expected
  • Highlighting Duplicate Words
  • Replacing Random Text with Your Own Text
  • Changing Many Link Locations
  • Keyboard Changes to Unwanted Foreign Language
  • Line Breaks After a Slash
  • Moving Text without Affecting the Clipboard
  • Using the Copy or Move Text Keys

Searching Tips

  • Selective Formatting in Searches
  • Selective Formatting in Replacements
  • Replacing a Colon in a Sequence
  • Replacing an X with a Check Mark
  • Replacing with Plain Text
  • Ignoring Accented Characters in Searches
  • Searching for Optional Hyphens
  • Find and Replace in Text Boxes
  • Mass Search and Replace

Markup Tips

  • Using Track Changes
  • Using the Reviewing Toolbar
  • Noting Changes at the Left of the Text
  • Formatting Comments
  • Changing the Language of Comment Boxes
  • Printing Comments
  • Turning Off Comment Color when Printing

Auto Tips

  • Adding an AutoText Entry
  • Renaming an AutoText Entry
  • Restoring or Recreating AutoText Entries
  • Saving AutoText Entries with Each Document
  • Backing Up Your AutoText Entries
  • Easily Backing Up AutoText Entries
  • Sharing AutoText Entries
  • Sharing AutoText Entries in a Network
  • Extra Spaces after AutoText Substitutions
  • Table Borders not Stored in AutoText
  • Ensuring Consistent References with AutoText
  • AutoCorrecting for Your Common Errors
  • Make AutoCorrect Pay Attention to Character Case
  • Using AutoText and AutoCorrect Effectively
  • Changing AutoComplete Words
  • Turning Off AutoComplete for Dates

Character Formatting Tips

  • Understanding Font Styles
  • Changing Font Size Using a Shortcut Key
  • Changing the Default Font
  • Finding Missing Fonts
  • Smushing Text Together
  • Reversed Bolding
  • Absolutely Getting Rid of Formatting
  • Changing Text Case Many Times
  • Automatically Formatting Text within Quotes
  • Stubborn Highlighting

Paragraph Formatting Tips

  • Understanding Paragraph Alignment
  • Controlling Automatic Indenting
  • Indenting a Paragraph to the Next Tab Stop
  • Paragraph Formatting Shortcuts
  • Copying Paragraph Formatting
  • Stubborn Phantom Paragraphs
  • Turning Off Automatic Numbered Lists
  • Underlining Tabs In Numbered Lists
  • Hanging Indents in Wrapped Text
  • Highlighting Information Using Shading
  • Adding Drop-Shadows to Paragraphs
  • Adding Horizontal Lines at the Sides of a Word

Section and Document Formatting Tips

  • Different Layout for a Portion of a Page
  • Adding a Break to Your Document
  • Selecting a Paper Size
  • Watermarks in Columns
  • Adding Page Numbers
  • Adding Page Numbers in Headers or Footers
  • Getting Page Number Formatting Changes to Stick
  • Creating Point Pages
  • Quickly Formatting Multiple Documents

Styles and Templates Tips

  • Defining Styles
  • Style Names Can Affect Style Definitions
  • Removing Unused Styles
  • Using Alternating Styles
  • Turning Off a Dictionary for a Style
  • Creating a Letterhead Template
  • Managing Corporate Templates
  • Starting with a Different Template
  • Word Won't Take 'No' for an Answer

Tables Tips

  • Adding Gridlines to a Table
  • Hiding Table Gridlines, by Default
  • Table Won't Flow to Second Page
  • Working with Table Columns and Rows
  • Resizing Table Columns with the Mouse
  • Adjusting Column Width from the Keyboard
  • Centering Information in Table Cells
  • Selecting Individual Cells in a Table
  • Finding a Cell Reference
  • Overriding Automatic Numbering of Tables
  • Creating a Split Page
  • Formatting an ASCII Table with Tabs
  • Converting a Table into Text
  • Filling Table Cells with a Macro
  • Changing Sort Order

Footnotes and Endnotes Tips

  • Sequentially Numbering Footnotes
  • Footnotes Don't Automatically Renumber
  • Mixing Note Numbering
  • Formatting Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Heavy-Duty Footnotes
  • Moving Footnote Text into the Document
  • Where Do You Want Your Endnotes?

Header and Footer Tips

  • Floating Footer
  • Dynamic Path and Filename in a Footer
  • Automatically Changing Tab Stops in the Footer
  • Insert AutoText Tool Unavailable on Header and Footer Toolbar
  • Basing Headers and Footers on the Previous Section
  • Paragraph Numbers in Headers or Footers

Fields and Forms Tips

  • Special Characters in Fields
  • Locking a Field
  • Understanding the ADVANCE Field
  • Exactly Positioning Text
  • Using the SYMBOL Field
  • Using TC Fields for Notes
  • Numbering With Sequence Fields
  • Differences between SEQ and LISTNUM Fields
  • Using Continued Lines
  • Implementing a Dynamic Document Control Table
  • Starting Chapters on Odd-Numbered Pages
  • Age Calculation with Fields
  • Inserting a Cross-Reference to an Item in a List
  • Inserting a Cross-Reference to the Last Style on a Page
  • Using Merge Fields
  • Converting Forms to Regular Documents

Printing Tips

  • Printing the Current Page
  • Printing All Open Documents
  • Previewing Before You Print
  • Getting a Double-Spaced Printout
  • Duplex by Default
  • Duplexing Documents, by Default
  • Printing a Circle Using PostScript
  • Printing a Full Style Sheet
  • Upside-Down Printing
  • Dealing with the X of Y Bug
  • Problem Printing Quotation Marks
  • Transferring Fonts
  • Setting Default Label Formats
  • Doubling Your Money
  • Printing Return Address Labels
  • Changing Label Printing Order
  • Changing Label Sizes
  • Converting WordPerfect Labels to Word
  • Handling Long Lines in Address Labels

Graphics Tips

  • Displaying the AutoShapes Menu
  • Inserting Multiple Drawing Objects
  • Moving Drawing Objects
  • Nudging a Graphic
  • Absolutely Positioning a Graphic
  • Turning On Picture Placeholders
  • Understanding Graphic Linking
  • Using MPF Graphic Files
  • Boxes in Boxes
  • Unlinking an Excel Chart Automatically
  • Placing WordArt Over Graphics
  • Starting Microsoft Graph
  • Selecting a Custom Chart
  • Selecting Text Orientation for an Axis in Microsoft Graph
  • Picking a Chart Type
  • Selecting Fonts for a Chart
  • Adding Data Labels to a Chart
  • Displaying a Chart Legend
  • Changing the Perspective of Your Chart
  • Controlling Chart Gridlines
  • Editing the Color Palette in Chart
  • Changing the Default Chart Type
  • Adjusting Chart Size
  • Selecting a Chart Pattern
  • Changing Shapes in Microsoft Graph
  • Controlling the Display of Chart Axes in Microsoft Graph

Files Tips

  • Opening a Word Document when Starting the Computer
  • Word Slow to Open Documents
  • Cannot Open Multiple Word Documents
  • Opening Only a Merge Document
  • Embedding TrueType Fonts by Default
  • Grabbing the MRU List
  • Specifying a Backup Location
  • Limits on Path Length in Word
  • Can't Get Rid of Unwanted Recovery File
  • Error Message about WRS File
  • Understanding Master and Subdocuments
  • Creating a Master Document Using Existing Subdocuments
  • Collapsing and Expanding Subdocuments
  • Changing Subdocument Status

Online and Other Programs Tips

  • Stopping Word from Accessing the Internet
  • Specifying Your Target Monitor
  • Previewing Your Web Page
  • Saving Your Web Page
  • Getting Rid of 'Mail To:' in E-mail Links
  • Accessing Excel through a PDF File

Spelling and Grammar Tips

  • Spell-Check Won't Work
  • Spell Checking when Closing Documents
  • Inconsistent Adding of Words to a Custom Dictionary
  • Merging Custom Dictionaries
  • Adding Phrases to the Grammar Checker
  • Changing to the Right Thesaurus
  • Checking for Sentences Beginning with Conjunctions

Tools Tips

  • Understanding the Organizer
  • Using the Organizer to Manage Styles
  • Using the Organizer to Manage Macros
  • Word Count is Zero
  • Word Counts for a Group of Documents
  • Displaying Edits by Date
  • Creating a Quick Letter
  • Changing Document Links
  • Breaking a Document Link
  • Automatic Scrolling
  • Hyphenating Your Document
  • Adding Caption Labels
  • Automatic Periods after a Caption
  • Changing Caption Numbering Styles
  • Specifying a Table of Contents Entry
  • Creating a Table of Contents from TOC Fields
  • Two Types of Page Numbers in a TOC
  • Creating an Index Entry for a Range of Pages
  • Inconsistent Formatting in an Index
  • Specifying Sub-entries in an AutoMark File
  • Specifying an Index Page-Range Separator

Equation Editor Tips

  • Adding an Equation Editor Tool
  • Choosing an Equation Style
  • Entering a Measurement in the Equation Editor
  • Placing Numbers Over Other Numbers
  • Nudging an Equation
  • Numbering Equations
  • Adding Lines in an Equation Editor Matrix
  • Setting Superscript Height in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Subscript Depth in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Matrix Column Spacing in the Equation Editor
  • Choosing a Character Size in the Equation Editor
  • Entering Regular Text in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Limit Depth Spacing in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Line Spacing in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Gap Spacing in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Denominator Depth Spacing in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Matrix Row Spacing in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Fraction Bar Overhang Spacing in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Fraction Bar Thickness in the Equation Editor
  • Setting Prime Height Spacing in the Equation Editor

Macros Tips

  • Understanding Variables
  • Setting a VBA Variable From a Bookmark
  • Understanding the If ... End If Structure
  • Removing a Macro from a Shortcut Key
  • Inserting Text with a Macro
  • Moving the Insertion Point to the End of a Line
  • Jumping to the Start or End of a Document
  • Dissecting a String
  • Turning Off Screen Updating
  • Attaching Macros to Documents
  • Printing Comments from a Macro
  • Determining a Paragraph's Style in VBA
  • Printing a List of AutoCorrect Entries
  • Invisible Macros
  • Clearing the Undo Stack in a Macro
  • Cleaning Up Text in a Macro
  • Controlling Repagination in Macros
  • Renaming a File
  • Removing a Directory
  • Pulling Out Spelling Errors
  • Controlling the Bold Text Attribute
  • Printing a Macro List
  • Inserting a Break with a Macro
  • Temporarily Changing the Printer in a Macro
  • Repaginating in a Macro
  • Determining the Size of a File
  • Displaying the Document Title Right Away
  • Replacing Text in a Macro
  • Highlighting Every Thousandth Character
  • Turning on Large Icons in a Macro
  • Finding Long Lines
  • Consistent Spacing

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