Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 28, 2014)
If you have ever tried to explain computer configuration or processes to someone over the phone, you know the process can be quite frustrating. You are never quite sure if the person on the other end is looking at the same thing on their screen that you are.
A quick way to ease this predicament is to write up your instructions and include pictures. Word, in conjunction with Windows, makes this quite easy. Try this the next time you are faced with this task:
At this point you can e-mail the document to the remote site, or you can transmit it in some other way, such as printing or by disk.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1585) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words.
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