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How do I create an index with hyperlinks to the appropriate section in MS Word?
It sounds like you want a table of contents. At least that’s the easiest way. Make sure that you’ve applied styles to your section headings, like in the following figure. Do the same for the other section headings. You can use the F4 key on each header to apply the...read more
How do I remove horizontal tabs from Word documents with VBA?
Try adding the code below to your Visual Basic Editor. It should remove all tabs. Sub RemoveTabs() With ActiveDocument With .Range With .Find .Forward = True .Wrap = wdFindContinue .Text = "^t" .Replacement.Text = "" .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll End With End With...read more
Using Extend Selection Mode in Word
Extend Selection Mode is a keyboard method of anchoring the cursor before you select text. Pressing F8 turns it on and and pressing any arrow keys at that point will select text from the anchor point in that direction. In the following illustration the anchor point is...read more
How do I insert an image into another image using Microsoft Word?
You can do this by using the Text Wrap options (even though there’s no text). Insert the first image. Now insert the second image. With the second image selected, choose Wrap Text from the Image Format tab and select In Front of Text. Now drag the second image onto...read more
Understanding and Using Hyphens and Dashes in Word
What's the Difference? Confused about when to use a hyphen or a dash? Not sure what the difference is between an em-dash and an en-dash? Which do you use? This article should help. Hyphens A hyphen is used to join two or more words to form a compound word. ...read more
In Microsoft Word, how can I get the filename (and path) in my document footer?
From the Insert menu select Footer. Once the Footer Design tab is displayed, click on Quick Parts and select Field… When the Field dialog box opens, you can select Document Information from the Categories section to narrow down the list of fields. The one you’re...read more
What is the purpose of the thesaurus feature in MS Word?
With Word’s Thesaurus, you can look up synonyms of words (different words with the same meaning) and antonyms (words with the opposite meaning). Just right-click on a word. In this example, the word is adolescence, and the synonyms are listed to give you other...read more
How do I create a Drop Cap in Word?
A drop cap is the first letter of a paragraph that is much larger than the surrounding text. Drop caps are traditionally used in printed books, newspaper articles, and also web pages. A drop cap can be sized so that is as large as the first few lines of text. Here is...read more
How do I add text directly onto an image in Word?
You can draw a text box on top of an image and enter text right into it. In the following example is an image and below it some text. From the Insert tab, click on Text Box and then Draw Text Box. Draw a textbox directly on top of the image. Cut and Paste the...read more
How do you create equations in Microsoft Word?
If you need to insert an equation in Word, position your cursor where you want the equation to appear and go to the Insert tab. If you click on the arrow to the right of Equation, a group of built-in equations will appear. If you don't see what you want, click on...read more
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Can I delete dictionary entries in Word?
You can edit the list of words in the dictionary. Access Word Options and select the Proofing tab. From the Proofing tab click on Custom Dictionaries... and the dialog box will open. Highlight the CUSTOM.DIC and click on Edit Word List... Find the word you want to...read more