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Word 2010 AutoCorrect

AutoCorrect in Word is one of those features that will save you lots of time and effort. AutoCorrect is used to correct typos and misspellings and also to substitute the characters you type for symbols. At the precise moment you finish typing a word – by pressing the spacebar, typing a period, or using some [...] Read more »

The Toolbar In Word 2010

In Word 2007, the menus and toolbars we saw in previous versions of Word were replaced by the ribbon. The ribbon was designed with speed and ease of use in mind, but it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. Many people find it very frustrating to spend time looking for old commands they got used to [...] Read more »

Soft Return In Word

There is a lot of confusion surrounding soft returns in Word (or anywhere else, for that matter!). A soft return in Word can sometimes mean a line break caused by word wrapping. Word wrapping is another term we should explain! As you type your document, Word starts a new line when you’ve used up all [...] Read more »

Vertical Text In Word

Making text vertical in Word isn’t easy if you don’t know where to look. There is no simple way of getting Word to display vertically aligned text, but there is a sneaky way. Vertical Text In A Text Box First of all, you’ll need your text in a text box. To insert a text box [...] Read more »

Number Of Occurrences Of A Particular Word

As you type, Microsoft Word keeps track of the current word count in your document. You can see the word count in the Status Bar, if you have selected to display it there. To add or remove word count from the Status Bar, right click on the Status Bar and either check or uncheck the [...] Read more »

Changing Case In Word

It’s an easy job to change the case of the text you are currently typing into a Word document. You can hold down the shift key and then whatever letter you type will be uppercase. Or you can press the caps lock button to make every letter you type uppercase. Pressing caps lock will return [...] Read more »

Make A Speech Bubble In Word

Speech bubbles are a good way to help your document deliver its message. You’d be surprised at just how easy it is to make a speech bubble in Word. Let’s get straight to it and add one now. On the Insert tab, click Shapes (in the Illustrations group) > Oval Callout. The shapes are not [...] Read more »

Autosave Documents In Microsoft Word

As a matter of course, you should be regularly saving your work in Microsoft Word. The more changes you make to a document, the more often you should save it. However, there may be times when Word closes before you’ve had chance to save your latest changes, for example if your computer crashes. Fortunately for [...] Read more »

Word Default Save Location

By default, Microsoft Word 2010 saves all your documents in the My Documents folder (Libraries > Documents > My Documents in Windows 7). While this is a good guess for Word to make, it might not be the best place to save every single document. For example, imagine that you know you will be creating [...] Read more »

Remove Borders From A Table In Word

Sometimes you might want to put text or objects into a table in Microsoft Word simply to position them how you want. Placing them in a table is an easy way to get different elements to line up. But usually when you do this, you don’t want the cell borders to be visible so the [...] Read more »

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