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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 »

MS Word 2003, 2007 and 2010 cheat sheets

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Microsoft Word is, by far, the most widely used word processing program in the world today.  You really need to know how to use it whether you are a business owner, an employee, or a student.  However, while Word is fairly intuitive, there are a LOT of features built into it that you may not […] Read more »

Translate your Word document to another language

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I am proud to say I am fluent in English. Other languages, not really. Yet there are a few instances in which it would be handy to be able to speak (or write) in another language.  Some people do business in several countries, and there are those that have friends outside the […] Read more »

Convert a Word file to a PDF file

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Sometimes, you might have a situation in which you need to produce a document in PDF format. PDF stands for Portable Document File, and it was originally created by Adobe. A few years ago, the only way to create a PDF document was to use Adobe Acrobat, which was expensive (even now, the full […] Read more »

Word 2007 scrolling tip

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If you have upgraded to Office 2007, you know that some changes were made. In fact, it takes a little time to get used to finding things in different places. Don’t give up! You’ll end up liking it better than the previous version. Here’s something that you may not know about Word […] Read more »