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Adding Controls such as Text Forms, Drop-Down Menus, and Checkboxes

Published on March 4, 2015 in Microsoft Word

Within Microsoft Word, you can use controls in order to make forms including text forms, drop-down form, and checkbox controls. This article will guide users in enabling the ability to add controls to a Microsoft Word document, how to actually add controls, and how to protect the document when finished creating/editing.   Enable the Developer Tab In order to


Disable AutoCorrect

Start Word. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options. Click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options. Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab or the AutoFormat.     Select or clear the check boxes for the options that you want, and then click OK. Print this entry


Change the Default Font for the New Document Template of MS Word 2013

Published on May 7, 2012 in Microsoft Word

You can set a default font for all “new” documents that you create on that specific computer. To do this, Click on the pull-down button of the font section of the Home tab (or press CTRL + D on your keyboard). Select the font, font style, and font size you want to be your default. Click Set As


Use Mail Merge to Create and Print Letters and Other Documents

You use mail merge when you want to create a set of documents, such as a form letter that is sent to many customers. Each letter has the same kind of information, yet the content is unique. For example, in letters to your customers, each letter can be personalized to address each customer by name.


Stop Auto-Capitalizing the First Letter of the Line

To stop MS Word from automatically capitalizing the first letter of every new line, Click on the Microsoft Office button. Click Word Options. On the left, click Proofing and then click AutoCorrect Options on the right. Uncheck the box next to Capitalize first letter of sentences. Click OK. Click OK. Print this entry


Split Screen to View Documents Side by Side

You can have Microsoft Word split your screen up so that multiple documents can be viewed on the same screen. To do this, ensure that both Word documents are open. Click the View tab on the Ribbon. Click View Side by Side. NOTE: To restore windows to their normal width, simply maximize the window by


Select Page Orientation

You can choose either portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation for all or part of your document. When you change the orientation, the galleries of predesigned page and cover page options also change to offer pages that have the orientation that you choose. Change the orientation of your entire document On the Page Layout tab,


Printing Pages as Book Fold

Go to the Page Layout tab. Click on Margins and Custom Margins. In the middle of the window, next to the Pages section, choose Book Fold from the drop-down menu. Click OK. Print this entry


Look up Words in the MS Word Dictionary

First you must make the Research button available on the Quick Access toolbar (the bar at the top of the window that contains the Save button). Go to the File tab and click Options. Click Quick Access Toolbar. In the Choose commands from: list, choose All Commands. Scroll down until you find the Research command.


Inserting Page Breaks

You can insert a page break anywhere in your document, or you can specify where Microsoft Word positions automatic page breaks. If you insert manual page breaks in documents that are more than several pages in length, you might have to frequently rebreak pages as you edit the document. To avoid the difficulty of manually


Inserting a Symbol

Click on the Insert tab on the Ribbon. On the right-hand side, click on Symbol. Choose the symbol you wish to insert. If the symbol is not there, choose More Symbols. Find the symbol you want. Click Insert. Print this entry


Insert or Create a Table

In Microsoft Office Word 2013, you can insert a table by choosing from a selection of preformatted tables — complete with sample data — or by selecting the number of rows and columns that you want. You can insert a table into a document, or you can insert one table into another table to create


Eliminate the BLACK line at the bottom of a document

Sometimes when you are working in Microsoft Word and you are trying to underline something a more permanent line appears and is very difficult to eliminate. To do this, Highlight all of the text. Go to the Borders button at the top of the page (looks like a square at the right-hand side of the


Creating Columns

Format a document with newsletter columns On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Columns. Click the layout that you want. NOTE: To add a vertical line between the columns, click Columns again, click More Columns, and then select the Line between check box. You can also adjust the column width and


Creating a Header or Footer

Click on the Insert tab. In the Header and Footer section, click Header or Footer depending on which you wish to edit. A drop-down list will appear. You may choose from one of the pre-made headers or footers by clicking on it. If you wish to create your own, click Edit Header or Edit Footer.


Create a right-to-left folded booklet

Click here to watch how to Create a right-to-left folded booklet. Print this entry


Create a bulleted or numbered list

You can quickly add bullets or numbers to existing lines of text, or Word can automatically create lists as you type. By default, if you start a paragraph with an asterisk or a number 1., Word recognizes that you are trying to start a bulleted or numbered list. If you don’t want your text turned


Citations and Bibliographies

Managing Sources Click on References in the ribbon at the top of the screen. Click on Manage Sources. Click on New. Click the drop down arrow next Book if you want to choose another source. Fill in the fields that are showing for that source. Click on OK. Inserting an Inline Citation Click on References in the ribbon


Adjusting Tabs

To adjust a page tab, first you must make the ruler visible. Go to the View tab. Check the Ruler checkbox. Now that the ruler is visible, you can adjust the tabs. Click the Left Tab symbol at the far left of the horizontal ruler until it changes to the type of tab you want.


Add Borders to Documents and Pictures

In Microsoft Office Word 2013, borders can add interest and emphasis to various parts of your document. You can add borders to pages, text, tables and table cells, graphic objects, and pictures. You can add a border to any or all sides of each page in a document, to pages in a section, to the


Inserting Current Time and Date

Click on the Insert tab of the Ribbon. On the right-hand side, click on Date & Time. Choose the format of the date and/or time you wish to insert. If you want the date and/or time to automatically update, check the box Update automatically. If you do not, leave this box unchecked. Click OK. Print