Independence Day

For those subscribers in the United States (including myself), happy Independence Day. To say that this is an Independence Day like no other in my lifetime is, I believe, an understatement. The best emotional description I can think of for myself this holiday is "melancholy."

Regardless of your feelings this Fourth of July, I hope you are well, safe, and that you are able to spend the day with those you love.


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Displaying Highlights for Commented Text

Word provides quite a bit of flexibility in what markup is displayed on-screen and how that markup appears. This tip looks at how you can get your comments to appear exactly as you want.

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(Thanks to Harold Druss and Jan Witman for contributing to this tip.)

Renaming a Style

Styles are invaluable when it comes to applying consistent formatting in and across documents. If you need to rename a style you previously created, you'll want to follow the steps in this tip.

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Ten Best Practices for Technical Writing and Editing

Whether you're new to technical writing or have been working in the field for years, these fantastic tips by Samantha Enslen will help you improve your technical documents. Click to READ NOW.

Hyphenating a Selection

Word provides a hyphenation tool that can help you hyphenate words within a document. If you want to apply hyphenation to only a part of your document, here are some ways you can do it.

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Tables within Tables

Inserting a table in a document is easy. Did you know that you can also insert a table within another table? Word allows you to easily nest your tables, as described in this tip.

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Printing a List of AutoCorrect Entries

Want a printed record of the AutoCorrect entries you've created in Word? There is no built-in way to do it, but you can use the short macro presented in this tip to get just the printout you need.

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Using a Macro to Change the Formatting of All Instances of a Word

If you have a word that you need to make sure is formatted the same way throughout your document, there are several ways you can approach the task. One is to format manually, another is to use a style, and the third method (described in this tip) is to use a macro to handle the formatting.

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Help Wanted

This section is for those having problems making Word behave. If Word is giving you fits, feel free to submit your own Help Wanted question.

If you have a solution for the problems below, click the link after the problem to send us your answer. (All responses become the sole property of Sharon Parq Associates, Inc., and can be used in any way deemed appropriate.) If your response is used in a future issue, you will be credited for your contribution to the answer.

Adjusting Navigation Pane Font Size

I write long documents with headings and rely on the Navigation pane to keep my place. But the font is pretty small (I'm 77). I think the "Document Map" style is supposed to control this font. but changes to the style do not show up in the Navigation pane. What am I doing wrong?
—Mitchell Lazarus (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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