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Busy, busy, busy – that is how I have been. Don’t get me wrong, I love to be busy.  Shortly though I will be going on vacation and I am looking forward to that as well.

I think there are some good and informative articles this month that you will find very helpful. Please remember that if there is something in particular you would like me to address for you, all you have to do is shoot me an e-mail and I will be happy to accommodate you if I  am able.

Please remember to be kind to others.  Tomorrow is not promised.

Until next time enjoy your summer and take care!

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Word 2016

How To Have A Blank Line Before your Tables

If you would like to place a blank line before your table, how you do so will depend on where your table is located in your document. This might sound a little weird, but that is just how Word works. If your table is the very first thing in your document, all you need to do is click Ctrl+Home to position your cursor at the left side of the first cell of your table. Then click Enter. Word will place a blank line before your  table.

This will only work if your table is the first thing in your document. If you try this with a table that is anywhere else in your document, Word will simply add a new paragraph within the first cell of your table. To place a new blank line before the table, you will have move to the end of the paragraph just before your table and click Enter. You are not clicking Enter in your table; you are clicking it just before your table.

If you want a new paragraph within the first cell of your table, and the table is at the very beginning of your document, you cannot get it by clicking Enter, or other combinations of Enter such as Alt+Enter or Ctrl+Enter. Instead, you have to either copy the paragraph mark to the cell from a different location, or you can follow the steps below:

  1. Click Ctrl+Home to position your cursor in the first cell at the beginning of your table and document.
  2. Click Enter. A blank line (paragraph) will appear before your table. Your cursor is on the blank line.
  3. Click the Down Arrow to again position your cursor at the beginning of the first cell of your table.
  4. Click Enter. A new paragraph is added in the first cell.
  5. Delete the new paragraph added after step 2 above.
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Word 2016

How To Center A Paragraph Using Your Keyboard

Most folks I know use the Center tool in the Paragraph group on the Home tab of their Ribbon to center their paragraph. While this is quick and easy enough, I am one of those people who do not like to move my hands from the keyboard to the mouse to accomplish this.  I just find it quicker and more efficient to just use my keyboard to accomplish this.

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Center Tool

So, if you are like me and would to center a paragraph using your keyboard, triple click your paragraph and simply click Ctrl + E.  The paragraph in which the cursor  is located will now be centered.

I hope you find this shortcut helpful as well!

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Subscribers Word 2016 Uncategorized

Subscribers: How To Copy And Move Footnotes

Word has a full-featured footnote system that will allow you almost total control over where and how your footnotes are printed. If you have inserted footnotes into your document previously and you would like to duplicate one of those footnotes, you can use employ the tried and true copy and paste functions. Follow the steps below […]

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Subscribers Word 2016

Subscribers: How To Define A Macro Shortcut

Word will allow you to assign specific key combinations to macros and commands. These key combinations are called shortcut keys, and when they are used, they will execute the command or macro. When you create a macro by recording it, Word gives you to opportunity to assign the macro to a specific key combination. If […]

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Subscribers: How To Move Part Of A Footer Down One Line In Excel

Suppose you have a custom footer that you would like at the bottom of all the pages in your worksheet. Left-justified in the footer, you would like the full path name for your worksheet, and centered you would like a page number in the format of Page X of Y. Because a full path name […]

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Is There A Shortcut To Use To Get Back To Text?

One of my subscribers recently asked me if when he finishes keying in a footnote or endnote in Word, is here a way to jump back into the text of his document using his keyboard instead of his mouse. There are actually a couple of ways you can do this.

As far as I know, there is no dedicated keyboard shortcut to return to your text once you are in a footnote or endnote. Some folks use Shift + F5 (or Ctrl + Alt + Z) for this purpose. This shortcut cycles through your last several edit locations. When you are typing in a footnote or endnote, this means that it will take you back to your previous edit location, which is typically where you inserted the footnote or endnote reference.

However, this will not always be the case, as you may have jumped into your footnote or endnote directly from the body text by clicking within the note. In that case, Shift +F 5 will take you back to wherever you were previously editing your document.

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Subscribers Word 2016

Subscribers: How To Keep Paragraphs On The Same Page

For some types of documents you may not wish your paragraphs to smoothly flow from one page to the next. Rather, you may want to make sure that any given paragraph appears all on one page or another. Many times this is the case in legal and academic documents. Word includes a formatting feature that […]

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Subscribers: How To Insert Summary Information in Documents

Word keeps a summary of information for your documents. You can use this summary information, or you can ignore it. Some of the summary information is automatically stored for you, while other parts will need to be entered manually. One of the pieces of information maintained is the author of a document. This is, by […]

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