Tips & Tricks

Microsoft Office has had a ‘Text-to-speech’ feature for the last few versions; however it has been improved and is called ‘Read Aloud’. This is a great tool for both Dyslexic users and those of us who are just tired of reading the screen…

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Bookmarks can be used to quickly jump to locations and objects in documents.  This video will show you how simple they are to create and use…

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Have you ever found yourself taking hours trying to format one document to look like another? Well if you have used styles you can get Word to copy the styles from one document into another – it takes seconds!

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You’ve probably received and opened PDF (Portable Document Format) files before, but did you know how easy it is to create them from your Office applications? Take a look at this video and learn how to do this with Word documents and discover some of the special navigation options…

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If you need to create a Table of Contents in Word, then you can quickly generate them from your Heading styles.  Take a look at this video to check out just how quick and simple this can be…

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You might already be familiar with collapsible headings on web sites; but did you know that you can use them in Word?

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If you need to add up a column or row of numbers in a Table, Word has a command that can automatically calculate the total for you...

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Did you know that you can use Word as an e-Reader? Reading Mode will automatically scale the contents of each page to fit your device’s screen. Other options allow you to change the page colour and mark up the text...

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If you have a paragraph of text that’s in a bit of a mess with indents, line spacing etc – there’s a really useful shortcut that will return it back to its default settings so you can apply the correct formats…

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Last month we looked at a quick way to insert the Copyright ©, Trademark ™ or Registered ® symbols into a Word document.   Word’s AutoCorrect feature is responsible for transforming the characters into the correct symbols, but this clever feature has more to offer.  Here we look at what other time saving shortcuts it provides us with and how we can add to its library or amend the features that we do not want to use...

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