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What does the Paste Options box do in MS Word?

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I use the Copy – Paste process every day, and you probably do as well. For the most part, it’s pretty straightforward – you choose a word or section of text and copy it from one location, then you go to another location and paste it. But when you’re pasting into a Word document, there’s […] Read more »

Fix one of MS Word’s most annoying problems

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Mostly, Word works well. I’ve used it for many years and been pretty happy with it. But ever since I first started using it, there has been this one thing that has driven me nuts until I learned how to fix it.   What happens is this. I’ll be typing along in MS Word, […] Read more »

The magical CTRL key in Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word does so much more than any of us can imagine. I could probably create a whole blog just on MS Word tips and tricks. Today, I’ll show you some of the cool things you can do in Word by using the CTRL key in combination with some other keys.   The Control […] Read more »

How to keep your MS Word toolbar from disappearing

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Today’s tip won’t take long to explain, but I can tell you that whenever I show someone how to do this, it is almost always a huge relief. People get very frustrated by MS Word because their top toolbar keeps disappearing and they don’t know how to make it stay there for good.   […] Read more »

How to remove your private info from Word documents

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When you create a Word document, you know exactly what you are typing.  So, you are obviously in full control of what appears on the pages of that document.  But did you know that Word “hides” some information in the document that doesn’t actually appear as text on any of the pages?  And this might […] Read more »

Get rid of the annoying line in MS Word documents

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The “automated line” is probably one of the most frustrating things that Microsoft ever built in to MS Word.  And when you see it suddenly appear, it seems like nothing you do can get rid of it.  But there is a way! If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, try this.  Open a […] Read more »

How to password protect a Word document

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What if you share a computer with other people in your home, but you have a Word document that you don’t want anyone else to be able to read?  Maybe it’s a list of Christmas presents you are planning to buy for your kids and you don’t want them to see it.  Or it could […] Read more »

Your computer can SPEAK your Word documents to you

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Did you ever wish you could just click a button in Word, and your computer would read that Word document to you in a human voice?  For some people (both children and adults) with reading or writing difficulties, having the text read aloud can be a significant help as part of the studying and learning […] Read more »

How to get back the MS Word ribbon

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One of the worst things that can happen when you are using your computer is for something to just suddenly disappear right in front of your eyes.  And then you wonder “how do I get it back”?  But it is going to be pretty difficult to bring it back, when you don’t know how or […] Read more »

How to password protect a Word document

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[google1 count=”on”] This is something that you should know how to do, and it may come in very handy for you at some point.  If you have any Word document on your computer now that you would not want some people to see, you can set that document to require a password in order to […] Read more »