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Microsoft Office

How To Dictate Using Your Voice in Word 365

I am loving Office 365! There are so many new innovations that you can make use of that will save you time and keystrokes.   I just love using it. Below is but one of the new time savers that I highly recommend.

Follow the steps below to learn how to use Dictate:

  1. When you are signed in to your Office 365 account, turn on your microphone and make sure it works.
  2. Go to Home | Dictate.dictate1
  3. In Excel,  click on Message | Dictate.
  4. A red dot on the button and a quick sound let you know that dictation has begun.

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  1. Start speaking. As you speak, text will appear on your screen.
  2. Speak clearly and conversationally. Insert punctuation by saying the name of the punctuation mark you would like to add.
  3. If you make a mistake in your dictation, simply move your cursor to the mistake and fix it with your keyboard. There is no need to turn off your microphone.

How cool is this???

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Carol's Ramblings

Carol’s Humble Ramblings…

I would like to thank all of you for your many kind and caring comments on the recent passing of one of my family members. I am humbled to know that so many people, many of whom I have never met, took the time to convey their sympathy and condolences to me.  You have renewed my faith in mankind! I have always thought that the good and caring people of the world outnumber the uncaring an unfeeling ones. You have reinforced that for me.  Thank you again from the bottom of my humble heart. It is both a blessing and a curse to have a sensitive soul.

Caring for a loved one while they are slowly making their way out of this earthly world can be a profound experience and I do not regret anything that I did and would do it all again. It has taken me just about a month to get back to myself and I am happy to report that you and your kind comments aided me in that regard.

Spring is upon us and I have beautiful flowers in my makeshift gardens and the peepers are singing in the evening – there are signs of rebirth all around me and I am taking it all in and savoring it.

Again, thank you, and until next time, take care…

 

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Microsoft Word

How To Edit Documents Using Ink Editor In Word 365

You can now use your finger or a digital pen when you are working on a touch device. In addition to drawing, writing and highlighting, Ink Editor will let you use natural gestures like circling to select and crossing out to delete, adding a new line, etc.!

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click on Draw | Ink Editor.
  2. Select a Pen.

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  1. If you do not have a digital pen enabled device and instead have a touch device, select Draw with Touch | Ink Editor.

You can now perform any of the following choices using your pen:

Circle to select text

Draw a circle around the text you want to select. You can select words, sentences or paragraphs and  apply formatting such as font color, bold, or italic.

Cross out to delete text

Draw a line thorough your text to delete it. Delete large chunks of text by drawing a diagonal line or up-and-down squiggles.

Apply highlighting

Select a highlighter pen from the Pens group and draw across text to highlight it. To remove the highlight, simply draw across the text again.

Join words

Draw a curve to join two words. Be certain both ends of the curve touch the words you want to join.

Split words

Draw a vertical line within a word to split it in two.

Insert a word

Draw a caret between two words to insert text. Once you draw the caret, write the words you would like to add. When you are finished writing, your text is inserted where you drew the caret.

Make a new line

Draw a backwards L shape. Text after the shape moves to a new line.

Pretty incredible don’t you think?

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Microsoft Word

How To Create a Web Page Using Word 365

Did you know that Word can make Web pages???

Well, yes it can!

You simply use the Transform to Web Page feature!

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Simply design your document to suit your preferences.
  2. On the  File tab, click on Transform | Transform to Web Page.

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  1. You may see a screen for Intelligent Services.

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  1. Turn it on.
  2. You can select from a bunch of styles and then easily publish a web page that you can share with friends, family, or coworkers—and it looks great on any device. You do not have to worry with fumbling around with coding and hosting, etc.. You can have a web page in a matter of minutes.
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Subscribers Word 2016

Subscribers: How To Permanently Clean Your Style Gallery in Word

Ever notice that long list running across your Home tab in Word? That of course, is the Style Gallery, and it is where all the Quick Styles (the most accessible Styles) are housed. Trust me, those are not the only styles that Word has. Believe it or not, there are over 200!   Of course, […]

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Subscribers: How To Prevent Fonts From Changing in your Documents

I have recently started working with a new firm and as such, I am responsible for creating all new templates for everyone in the firm to use. This is a classic case of nobody knowing everything there is to know about Word. We all learn new things every day  - even me! So back to […]

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Subscribers: How To Insert A Check Mark

I cannot remember how many times I have been asked how to insert a check mark into a document, spreadsheet, PowerPoint slide, or even a Web page! Many subscribers tell me that this is the bane of their existence. And, so, I am going to address this today.  This is not nearly so odious a […]

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Subscribers: How to Configure AutoCorrect Your Way

Have you ever been working on a document and typing away and you glance up and see a copyright symbol where you really wanted to see (c)? Yes, I get that complaint a lot from users. AutoCorrect is the culprit here. But wait, shouldn't AutoCorrect make your life easier rather than having you go back […]

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Subscribers: How to Embed Your Phone Number In A Document

Anyone in corporate America will tell you how Microsoft Word is used extensively to create a plethora of documents. It very often can be  helpful to know exactly who created a document, especially since it could be a very long time  since it was reviewed last.  Word keeps track of some data that can be […]

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