Doing Winter Work

This past week has been a rather quiet one around the Wyatt household. We are doing a few renovations around the homestead, and the mild winter (at least by Wyoming's standards) has made doing that sort of work possible.

I hope that your weekend is going well and that you enjoy the tips in this week's newsletter.


WordTips (ribbon) for 17 February 2018

Macros extend Word
Copying a Range of Pages in a Macro

Do you need to copy, within a macro, a range of pages? Because pages can be so fluid in Word, this can be a bit tricky. There are ways to derive the desired information, though, as described in this tip.

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(Thanks to Harold Druss, Michael Avidan (MVP), and Ken Endacott for contributing to this tip.)

Customizing Word
Changing Colors of Spelling and Grammar Underlines

The red and green wavy underlines used in Word can be a boon for proofing a document, but they are of little use if you have a certain type of color blindness. This tip explains some things you can do to hopefully change those colors to something you can see.

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Become a Mail Merge Wizard

Do you want to become a mail merge magician? Discover everything from the basics to being able to complete all your documentation needs—it's all here! Experience the magic today!

Word is a great word processor
Selecting a Field

Do you need to select a field? It is as simple as selecting a single character, as this tip explains.

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Word is a great word processor
Standard Text before a Sequence Number

When you use fields to number items within a document, you may want to add some standard text before each field. There are a few ways you can approach this task, as described in this tip.

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Help Wanted

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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.

Changing Text in a Comment

I have a document that includes many comments. I want to change one word that recurs in those comments. For example, in the phrase "bring to Joe's attention" I may want to change it to "bring to Mary's attention." Is there a way to do this type of find and replace and affect only the comments?
—Ricky Dessen (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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