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Seasons Come and Seasons Go…

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and that you had a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

I certainly did enjoy my Christmas holiday.  I was surrounded by my family and thoroughly enjoyed my time with my grandchildren.  My youngest grandson was walking and his cousin, my youngest granddaughter is now walking as well.  They grow so quickly!  I want to hold onto them while they are little for a little longer.  My youngest grandson, Ollie, was very ill with Pneumonia and a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotics they gave him for it. It was pretty scary there for a while but thankfully he is now well.

It has been bitterly cold in my neck of the woods.  I make no pretense – I am not a big fan of Winter.  I don’t mind the Fall and cooler temps, but I do NOT like it when it is so cold you don’t even want to take a shower!  I am on a count down to Spring now.  I have noticed each day that they are getting a tad longer and I am very happy about that.

I am still knitting away happily but not at the frenzied pace I was keeping prior to the holidays.  Everyone I knitted something for was very happy with their gift which always makes me feel good.

Below are some pictures of my handiwork.

Baby Hats

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Snow family Stars and Bells

Feather and Fan

So now we are headed toward Spring and I can get outdoors again and enjoy my exercising!  I much prefer a brisk walk or a hike outdoors rather than boring time on a treadmill!

Wherever you are, I hope you are facing your new year bravely and with hope for the future. Based on the news of late we all  need to hope and try to make this old world we live in a better place.

Until next time, take care of yourselves…

Carol-signature

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Subscribers: How to Embed a Video from your Computer in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2010 will support QuickTime (.Mov, mp4) and Adobe Flash (.swf) files when you have installed the QuickTime and Flash players. There are some limitations when using Flash in PowerPoint 2010 though. PowerPoint 2010 64-bit is not compatible with 32 bit versions of QuickTime or Flash. You must install a 64-bit version of QuickTime or […]

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Subscribers: How To Insert a Date Using Building Blocks

There are other methods to insert a date in your Word document, which I have covered in other articles, but if you, like others, prefer to use Building Blocks, this is the article for you! Follow the steps below to learn how: Place your cursor on a blank line in your document. Display the Insert […]

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How to View Formulas in Table Cells in Word

A subscriber asked me a while back if it were possible for her to view the formulas that are in table cells. Her formulas were usually too long for the smaller cells in her table and that prevented from from being completely visible she she looked at the field codes rather than the field results.

And wouldn’t it be lovely if Word had a feature like the ones included in Excel or Access that allow you to see the contents of a cell independently from the document?  Yes it would, but unfortunately Word does not have such a feature.

There is a solution of sorts and that is to make certain that you do not limit the height of a row in your table. If the row height is able to change as needed, then your row will expand when you are viewing your field codes and contract to the normal height when you are viewing your field results.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Select your table by depressing your Alt key as you double-click inside your table.
  2. Right-click on your table to display a Context menu.
  3. From the Context table, select Table to display the Table Properties dialog.
  4. Be certain the Row tab is displayed.

Table Properties

  1. Be certain the Specify Height check box is selected.
  2. Using the Row Height Is drop-down, select At Least.
  3. Specify how high you want each of your rows to be, at a minimum.
  4. Click on OK.
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How to Format E-mail using AutoFormat

This topic is very popular and I receive many queries about it all the time.

Folks receive an e-mail and notice that there is what they call a “hard return” at the end and double returns between paragraphs. One could waste a forest and print out the e-mail the way it is, but that seems a bit silly doesn’t it?  Also, you may want to work with this message using Word at a later date.

There is an easy way to format an e-mail message using the AutoFormat feature in Word. All you need do is select the text and click CTRL + ALT + K, which will initiate the Autoformat feature.  It will format text into real paragraphs and remove any extra spaces between the paragraphs. That is the quick and easy solution.

Follow the steps below to learn how to adjust the actual formatting in Word:

  1. Display the Word Options dialog box by clicking on the File tab of your Ribbon and then Options.
  2. At the left-hand side of the dialog box, click Proofing.
  3. Click the AutoCorrect Options button to display the dialog box.
  4. Select the AutoFormat tab.

Autocorrect

  1. Make any adjustments you like to the options shown in the dialog box.
  2. Click on OK.
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Subscribers: How to Use Cross-References in Footnotes

In Academia there are often very lengthy documents that have myriad footnotes and they sometimes necessitate cross-referencing. This sometimes occurs in technological business manuals as well. The issue here is that when you use automatic footnote numbering, the cross-references can be a burden if you have to update them manually. Fortunately, Word allows you to […]

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Subscribers: How to Rid Yourself of the Enable Macros Message

The use of macros in Excel is made possible by VBA programming language and we tend to avail ourselves of it often in our workbooks. We do this because we want to do things within our worksheets quickly and efficiently. Every time we create one of these little gems, Excel adds what we call a […]

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Subscribers: How to Use Custom Footnote Marks in your Word Documents

As you know, footnotes are used in your documents to provide references or annotations. It is very easy to insert automatic footnotes in your documents using Word but, suppose you would like to use a custom footnote mark?

Turns out you can do this and just as easily as you insert the automatic footnotes!

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Place your cursor where you would like your custom footnote located in your document.
  2. Display the References tab on your Ribbon.
  3. In the Footnotes group, click the icon at the bottom right-hand side to display the dialog box.

Footnote Endnote

  1. In the Custom Mark box, enter the character(s) you would like to use for your custom footnote mark. If you would prefer a special symbol as your custom mark, click on Symbol and make your selection.
  2. Click on Insert and your custom footnote mark will appear in your document and your cursor moves to the bottom of the page where your footnote will appear.
  3. Key in the text of your footnote, formatting it as you normally would.
  4. Click someplace in the body of your document to close the footnote box.

 

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Word 2013

How to Include Footnotes and Endnotes in Word Counts

I have covered how to determine certain statistics in your Word documents in previous articles, so you already know for instance, that you can see the number of words, sentences and paragraphs in your document.  Having said that, however, Word does not by default, include anything in your footnotes or endnotes in these statistics. There is a method to make it do that for you though.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Display the Review tab of your Ribbon.
  2. In the Proofing group, click the Word Count tool to display the dialog box.

Word Count Dialog

  1. Be certain Include Footnotes and Endnotes is selected.
  2. Review your document statistics.
  3. Click on Close.

 

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Subscribers: How to Print Multiple Selections in Excel

Have you ever received a workbook from a colleague and wanted to print selections from more than one worksheet and have them all print on the same page? Sounds like voodoo magic doesn't it? Turns out it can be done and doesn't involve any crazy magic either! The easiest method to do this would be […]

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