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Subscribers: Add Vertical Lines at the Side of your Word Document

You can  create myriad different embellishments to the text in your Word documents. One of the embellishments is vertical lines either at the left or right or both sides of your documents or words, etc.  There  are a couple of ways in which you can accomplish this. One such method is using the 'Pipe" character […]

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Subscribers: Flow Text Through your Word 2013 Documents Using Linked Text Boxes

If you are familiar with using desktop publishing software, you already know that it is very useful to create text boxes and have your text flow automatically from one text box to the next.  Why would you do this?  Well, suppose you have a newsletter! You could employ the use of text boxes to start […]

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Subscribers: Control Display of your Page Breaks in Excel 2010

There are two types of page breaks that can appear in your worksheet in Excel 2010. Those would be Manual and Automatic. As you know, you insert page breaks manually by clicking on the Breaks tool in the Page Layout  tab in the Page Setup group on your Ribbon. Automatic page breaks are those that […]

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Subscribers: Changing Styles in Word 2010

Even though you have already defined a style in your Word 2010 document, you can still change it at any time you like. Follow the steps below to learn how: Display the Home tab of your Ribbon. In the Styles group, click the small arrow on the bottom right to display the Styles pane. Find […]

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Subscribers: Use Outline View to Navigate your Word 2010 Document

If you employ Styles in your Word 2010 document (and I hope you do!), and have your document organized with headings defined by Word, you can use the Outline view to move through your document. For example, suppose you have a rather large document and you would like to move quickly to a certain part. […]

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What’s New

I trust you all had a fun Halloween!  We just celebrated Veteran’s Day here.  This is a day where we remember and thank all our service men and women for the great sacrifices they make on our behalf. God bless them, each and every one!

I have now finished two baby blankets, sweaters, several hats and numerous pairs of booties, and am currently working on another baby blanket.  The next time you hear from me I should have two brand new grandbabies!  My daughter is due any time now and so is my daughter-in-law!  We are having one of each again and I will then have four grandchildren.  Its such fun and I love every single minute of it!

I have received nothing but positive comments about the new layout and the articles. Thank you all so much for your kind and informative comments.  Please know that I am always receptive to constructive criticism.

Fairly soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving here.  It’s really kind of annoying that every store has their Christmas tree set up and Christmas carols playing before Thanksgiving has arrived.  Heck, some of them had it all out even before Halloween! I hope that you are all enjoying the Fall weather.  The leaves are beautiful and there is a briskness to the air in the morning.  As a matter of fact it was downright cold when I walked outside this morning.  I have heard that we are supposed to have a hard winter this year.  I am not looking forward to that but I suspect we will get through it.

Try to keep focused on the tasks at hand and do not forget to keep active!  Use it or lose it!

Also don’t forget to show kindness to others, especially to folks who have no one else to do that for them.  You will feel so good as a result and that person most likely will never forget you because of it.

Until next time…

 

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Set a Negative Paragraph Indent in Word 2010

Of course, you know that Word will allow you to specify and indent from your left margin on a need to basis. That is to say, you can have different margins for every paragraph in your document should you desire.

The indent value you set for your paragraph is added to the left margin value for the page, thus knowing how far the left side of your paragraph should appear in relation to the left edge of your paper.

There are some occasions when one may want a negative indent for a paragraph and fortunately, this is extremely easy to do.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Select the paragraph(s) whose margins you would like to change.
  2. On the Home tab of your Ribbon, in the Paragraph group, click on the little arrow at the bottom right to display the paragraph dialog box.
  3. Be certain the Indents and Spacing tab has been selected.

Negative Indent

  1. Use the drop-down at the Left to set a negative value (i. e., 0.5, .25, etc.).
  2. Click on OK.
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Excel 2010

Create a Shortcut for Selecting a Data Range in Excel 2010

The speediest method to select a range of data in your worksheet in Excel 2010 is to use the shortcut key combination of Ctrl + Shift + 8.

The above key combination will select, using the currently selected cell as your starting point, the contiguous cells that contain data.

The selection will stop when a blank row or column is reached. The key combination shortcut will also result in the upper left cell of your range being the active cell.

 

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Text Boxes in Envelopes in Word 2010

If you work in an office and you are frequently sending out letters, you know that there are occasions when you need that text box to be placed directly under your return address.

Why? you ask? Well suppose you would like the notation: RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED or PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL or INVOICE ENCLOSED to appear on your envelope.  Get the idea?

Of course, you could create a text box every time you need to make one of the above notations, but why reinvent the wheel every time?  You know how I love to save time and keystrokes!

There are a couple of ways you can tackle this.  Firstly, you could create a whole new Word template for your envelope.  All you have to do is create a normal envelope like you usually use and place your text box directly below your return address.  Now, instead of printing your envelope, use Save As to save it as a template. Now, when you have a need for this text box envelope, simply create a new document based on your template. You will then have an envelope you can modify to meet your particular requirements.

Another approach, and my favorite, is to create a text box the way you like it and then assign it to a building block.  Simple right?

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Create a text box and format it to your liking, exactly the way you would like it to appear on your envelope (as I have shown you in an earlier post).
  2. Be certain that your text box is selected. You will see the small black handles around it when it is selected.
  3. Click Alt + F3 and the Create New Building Block dialog box will display.
  4. Change the name in the dialog box to something intuitive (i.e., rreceipt, ppersonal).  I hope you noticed that my examples have double letters at the beginning. There is a reason for that and that is so the words used to trigger the insertion of the building block are unique.
  5. Click OK.

You have now created your building block.

In the future, when you have a need for your building block, simply key in the keyword (see above examples) and click F3. The keyword is then replaced with your text box and you can drag it to any location you like.

Envelope Text Box

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Subscribers Excel 2013

Subscribers: Transpose Feature in Excel 2013

Transposing (i.e., swapping columns, rows, etc.) is an old trick in Excel and I am happy to report that it is still available to you in Excel 2013! Follow the steps below to learn how: As you will see in my screenshot below, I have a worksheet in Excel that is vertical in orientation, using […]

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