Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Editing WordFilesOutside of Word

Word documents use a proprietary format. That means that without your spending an extensive amount of time to reverse engineer their file format, any edits that you do have at least the potential to corrupt the document. Enter the proprietary format that Microsoft based on HTML which they designed for transferring files between their programs. […]

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Breach of Privacy

Word documents are the absolute last format that anyone should ever consider uploading to the web because what is visible in the document is usually not all that the document contains.A knowledgeable person can extract past copies of the content out of the document and find out things you didn’t want them to know. Breach […]

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Save and Save As inWord

The Save option in different programs do not all function the same way. What gets saved is not always just the latest version of the content of a file. Word is one obvious example of where the Save option works differently than many people might expect. Because the changes that you make to an already […]

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Positioning ImagesinWord

Here are some simple step by step instructions on how to determine where an image is positioned relative to the surrounding content in your word document. Positioning Images in Word

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Creating Columns in Word

While not a desktop publishing program, Microsoft Word does allow some control of content positioning. Here’s how to put your content into columns. Creating Columns in Word

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Adjusting CharacterSpacing in Word

Word Processing programs have come a long way sinced the early days and modern word processors such as Microsoft Word contain features that used to only be found in Desktop Publishing programs. Character spacing and Kerning is one of the options that Word supports, which will allow you to adjust the gap left between the […]

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Using Wildcards withFind and Replace in Word

Sometimes what you are trying to find in your Word document may not be always exactly the same thing. Sometimes the content you are looking to find and replace has minor variations but all follows a similar pattern. Fortunately, Word allows us to enter wildcard values into our find and replace strings that allow us […]

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Changing Save Location

If you have partitioned your hard drive so as to separate your data from the programs you are running then the default save location in various programs may not be where you want it to be. Here’s how to change that location in Microsoft Word. Changing Save Location

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Auto Summarize

Sometimes when you have a rather large document, you need to be able to provide people with a summary so that they can tell whether the entire document is actually relebant to them. In Microsoft Word the Auto Summarize can create a summary for you.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013


Microsoft Word contains a really useful feature to save your needing to retype long sections of text that commonly occur in your documents. This feature is called AutoText.

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Grouping Objects

Microsoft Word makes it easy for you to group all of the elements in your document to which certain processing is to be applied so as to apply those processes to all of them at the same time. Grouping Objects

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Advanced Find and Replace

Another Microsoft Word article – this one answering a question that I was asked about how to reformat values within the document using find and replace. The person asking the question wanted to know how to convert money amounts from $83.25 format into 83,25 $ format and so my answer describes how to do that […]