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Carol’s Ramblings…

Fall is definitely upon us now.  Dark mornings when the alarm jars you from slumber, cooler temperatures, sometimes damp and drizzly days.  For sure not my favorite time of year, but I do enjoy the changing of the seasons and so you take the good with the bad and move on.

I have been very busy as usual but enjoying just about every minute spending time with my grandchildren, doing a little volunteer work here and there, knitting for family members and the needy.  Hopefully if I am ever in need, someone will think to help me as well.  At least I like to think so.

I hope you are enjoying your seasons as am I.  Remember to be kind to each other – it’s what really, really matters.  People will always remember how you made them feel!

Until next time, take care.

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Word 2016

How To Engrave Text In Your Word Documents

Want to draw the reader’s eye to text in your document headings? Chapter headings? Etc.?

Well, there is one sure fire way to do that in Word.  Make it elegant, make it interesting, make it professional looking!

It’s called Engraving. When you engrave your text it gives the impression of being sunken into your page and it quickly draws the attention of the reader.

Follow the steps to learn how to engrave your text:

 

  1. Select the text you would like to engrave.
  2. Be certain the Home tab of your Ribbon is displayed.
  3. Click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Font group to  display the dialog box.

  1. Make certain Engrave is selected.
  2. Click on OK.

Why not experiment with different font colors and background colors to make your engraved text stand out?

Please note, if you are using a document in Word 2010 or Word 2013 in compatibility mode, which means, your document has a  .DOC , not .DOCX or .DOCM file extension, the Engrave and Emboss options will be in the Font dialog box just as they are in Word 2007. However, Microsoft removed the options in Word 2010 and Word 2013 for native DOCX and DOCM files.

 

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Subscribers: How to Edit A Hyperlink in Microsoft Office

Once a hyperlink is placed in your document, it is not out of the ordinary to periodically  change that link somewhere down the road. Fortunately, Microsoft has made this task very easy for us. Follow the steps below to learn how: Place your cursor in the hyperlink, display the Insert tab of your Ribbon and […]

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Subscribers Excel 2013

Subscribers: How To Insert A Watermark Behind Merged Cells in Excel

I saw an article recently regarding this topic.  I had never really thought about doing this before, but it is nice to know that if I needed to, I could probably work it out. I thought it prudent to share this information with my subscribers in case you had a need like this.  This particular […]

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How To Quickly Print Without Opening in Excel

Should you need to quickly print the contents of a workbook without opening the workbook yourself manually, you can absolutely do this!

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Use the Explorer, My Computer or any Open dialog box to locate the worksheet that you would like to print.
  2. Right-click on the file. Windows will display a Context menu.
  3. Select Print from the Context menu.
  4. Windows will load Excel if it is not already open, open your workbook, and print it. The workbook will then closed.

The only thing printed in your workbook is the single worksheet that was selected when the workbook was last closed. It is also printed to your current designated printer.

If you would like to print using a different printer or area of your workbook then you must first open the workbook in order to print.

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Subscribers Word 2016

Subscribers: How to Add Drop Shadows to Paragraphs in Word

You can quickly and easily add borders to your paragraphs in Word. And, you can actually add a drop shadow to your text. A drop shadow is a type of border that is wider on two sides than it is on the other two. The result, especially when printed, is that the bordered paragraph looks […]

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How to Reset Default Character Formatting in Word

Don't you just hate it when you inherit a document that has some wonky formatting? Luckily, Word provides an easy way to remove any explicit character formatting that was done to a group of characters. Follow the steps below to learn how: Select the text from which you would like the formatting removed. Click Ctrl […]

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Subscribers: How to Spell Check Forms in Word

There are lots and lots of folks who use Word to create forms. Those forms are then used by others to key in information. Now these are not the old fashioned forms that we once printed out, and had people write on the blank lines. What I am referring to is forms with the special […]

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How To Select Tabs In Dialog Boxes in Word

Some folks just hate to take their hands off their keyboard!  It’s true!  They just do not like moving over to grab their mouse to make something happen on their screen.  They find it a waste of time.

If you are one of those folks, this tip is for you!

A lot of the dialog boxes in Word utilize the Tab system. Depending on what dialog box you are using, they can look different. The standard method is tabs along the top of the box. There are also some that use side tabs.

If you would like examples to see what I am talking about, take a look at the Page Setup Dialog box. There you will see tabs across the top.  Now, take a gander at the Word Options dialog box.  There you will see the tabs along the left-hand side of the dialog box.

It really does not matter at all where the tabs are located, because they are basically navigated in the same manner.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  • To move forward through the available tabs, simply press Ctrl+Tab. To move backwards, use Shift+Ctrl+Tab.

That’s really all there is to it!