How to Turn Off Widow/Orphan Control in Word

by Jul 08, 2011

One of our Answers users recently posted a great question about widow and orphan control in Word 2010 that I thought should be covered here. Here’s the original question: “How do I turn off widows and orphans in Word 2010. In other Words I go to Format,paragraph, line and pagebreaks, Can’t find that in 2010.” The…Continue Reading

Have Fun While Learning Word with Ribbon Hero 2

May 04, 2011 No Comments

Every few years Microsoft comes out with a new Office suite, bringing new updates and different layouts. We’ve had 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, and now 2010. Sometimes it’s hard to find out how to use the new version of Word. I know I had a lot of difficulties switching from 2003 to 2007. In 2010…Continue Reading

How to Create a Flowchart in Word

Dec 09, 2010 2 Comments

Have you ever had the need to create a flowchart, but didn’t own a copy of Visio to work on the flowchart? If this is the case and you already own a copy of Microsoft Word you’re in luck. Word ships with a robust set of tools that make the creation of flowcharts a breeze….Continue Reading

How to Insert Digital Signatures in Word

Dec 08, 2010 4 Comments

Have you ever been asked to sign a Word document digitally but didn’t know how? The guide below will show you how to insert digital signatures into Word documents using the Microsoft Office Signature Line. The guide below will specifically cover adding the signature line, how to add a custom signature, and provide a link…Continue Reading

How to Convert Word Documents to PDF Files Using Word

Sep 02, 2010 13 Comments

Has someone ever requested that the Word document you are working on be submitted as a PDF? Don’t worry converting that Word document file to PDF has never been easier than before. Beginning with Word 2007 and later with Word 2010, Microsoft introduced the option for documents to saved to PDF without the need for…Continue Reading

How to Add and Edit Hyperlinks in Word 2010

Sep 01, 2010 No Comments

Have you ever wanted to include a link to a website within a document you were working on? Did you know that you could include links to websites, parts of the document, new documents and even email addresses? In Word 2010 you have a lot of flexibility when adding hyperlinks (links) to documents. In the…Continue Reading

How to Test Your Document’s Readability in Word 2010

Aug 30, 2010 2 Comments

If you have ever been interested in the readability level of your writing then you are going to love a hidden feature in Word 2010. Why would you care about the readability of your writing? Depending on your audience, the level at which you write needs to be adjusted accordingly, for example, if you write…Continue Reading

How to Create and Edit Sparklines in Excel 2010

Aug 27, 2010 2 Comments

If you’ve ever tried making sense of a lot of trend data in Excel you’ve usually found that plotting the data using a line chart or bar graph helps you make sense of it all. However what happens when you have more than one data set and all you need is a quick preview? Rather…Continue Reading

How to Customize Outlook 2010 Panes

Aug 24, 2010 2 Comments

Does the default font size and style used throughout Outlook’s program interface bug you because it’s too small or the font isn’t your favorite? Have you ever wanted to change the font size used for Outlook’s folders? If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to change how text looked in Outlook 2010, you’ve come to the…Continue Reading

Tip: Find Unsaved Contacts in Outlook 2010

Aug 16, 2010 1 Comment

How many times have you gone searching for the email address of someone you emailed months or weeks ago? If you happen to use Outlook 2010 to manage your emails you will be happy to find out that all of the email addresses you have ever used while composing messages are saved by Outlook. Better…Continue Reading

How to Change the Default Save Location for Word 2010

Aug 06, 2010 12 Comments

Do you find yourself moving back and forth between folders each time you want to save a new Word document? Chances are you use a directory that differs from the default directory to save your documents. If this is the case, you can change the default Word directory to a location you use most frequently….Continue Reading

How to Save Attachments in Outlook 2010

Jul 22, 2010 8 Comments

Attachments come in many file types and sizes, luckily the act of saving them to your computer for later use is quite simple. Due to the number of messages that I have received regarding this task, I’ve decided to create a short guide that will walk users through the process of saving documents, images, and…Continue Reading

Tip: Use Columns to Vertically Split Content in Word Documents

Jul 21, 2010 5 Comments

Have you ever wanted to use a newspaper-like format for a document you were working with? If so, you’ll find that formatting content using multiple columns in Word is quite easy. The guide below will show you how to split the content in a Word document into two or more columns, similar to the layout…Continue Reading