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Carol’s Rambling…

Wow! The summer is just flying past me!  Is it just me or is your summer flying past you as well?  I have been busy but I still want to enjoy my summer.  That, of course, means that I need some down time and that is exactly what I am going to be doing in August.  To that end, there will be no newsletter for the month of August. But please feel free to log in and surf all the past articles.  Consider it a refresher course!

I have been writing articles, knitting for my grands, working and teaching – busy, busy, busy!!

I hope you have all been enjoying a lovely summer and good health.  Before you know it, school will be starting again and Fall will be lurking just around the corner.

Until next time, take care of you and be kind to each other…

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Subscribers: Create a Table of Contents Using Heading Levels in Word

Perhaps you are writing the great American novel - or you just have a very long document. Either way you might want to create a Table of Contents (TOC) for that document. The easiest method for creating a TOC is using heading levels that are defined by Word styles. Follow the steps below to learn […]

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How to Fit Your Text in a Table Cell in Word

There is an weird feature in Word that will allow you to force text to fit within a single line of a table’s cell. It does this by decreasing the apparent size of the text so that everything fits. Supposedly (according to some Microsoft sources) without changing the actual font size of your text. It really makes no matter though since the size of your text is changed both on your screen and in your printed document.

It may be a bit more truthful to state that while the height of the text used is not changed, the width is.

Follow the steps below to learn how to use this feature:

  1. Select the cell or cells that you would like to format. If you want to format only a single cell, just be certain your cursor is within that cell.
  2. Make certain the Layout tab of your Ribbon is displayed.
  3. Click the small icon at the bottom-right corner of the Cell Size group, to display the Table Properties dialog box, with the Cell tab selected.

  1. Click on Options , to display the Cell Options dialog box.

  1. Be certain the Fit Text check box is selected.
  2. Click OK to close the Cell Options dialog box.
  3. Click OK again to close the Table Properties dialog box.

If there is not enough text in a cell to fit all the way across the cell, Word will force the text to fit. This means it will increase the spaces between words and characters to fill the cell. It will not, however, widen the actual characters that make up the cell contents. Word apparently only makes characters narrower, not wider, or so I am told.

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Subscribers: What To Do When One Change, Changes Everything in Word!

It can be so frustrating! You are flying along keying in your text, and then you decide you  make a formatting change in your document. Say you want to format a paragraph as bold. You select your paragraph, click on  Bold on the Home tab of your Ribbon, and suddenly all your paragraphs have changed […]

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