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

How to Print Labels in Word 2011 with Mail Merge

Dec 20, 2010 2 Comments

Are you trying to print a set of labels from an address list stored in Excel, FileMaker, or your Apple Contact list? If so you are going to love this guide. In the steps below I will show you how to print labels from a list using Word 2011. For those of your coming from…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

Create Sections in Word 2010 to Use Multiple Page Formats

Oct 14, 2010 3 Comments

How many times have you wanted use a specific header for certain pages and another header for others? You have probably sat there fighting with Word until you came across this guide. The answer to your problem is simple, sections. In Word users can create sections to divide the document into sections and each section…Continue Reading

How to Change the Default Save Format in Excel, Word and PowerPoint 2010

Sep 13, 2010 No Comments

How many times have you received a reply from someone who cannot seem to open an attachment you sent them recently? If you’re using Office 2010 chances are that others have yet to upgrade to the latest version of Office, this means that you are likely sending them Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files that are…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 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

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

How to Disable AutoCorrect Features in Word 2010

Jun 25, 2010 11 Comments

Although Word’s AutoCorrect  feature makes us a bit careless with what we type, it does heck of a job to increase our productivity. It corrects typos, capitalizes words for us, and makes sure that we capitalize the correct words. It also does a great job of being really annoying at times because it will automatically…Continue Reading

Tip: Change AutoRecovery Frequency in Word 2010 to Avoid Disasters

Jun 25, 2010 No Comments

Have you ever worked on a monstrous paper only to have Word crash? Luckily the AutoRecover feature backed up the file and you are saved, but what about the work you got done in the past 10 minutes? If you haven’t changed the default value that Word uses for AutoRecover, then you might have just…Continue Reading