Playing Catch-up

This past week has been rather busy. We returned from Arizona (finally!) on Wednesday, but we were a bit under the weather with coughs and colds. While trying to fight that off and catch up on sleep, I also had the need to get caught up on work that was delayed while I was traveling.

I *think* I'm mostly caught up, but it seems that just about every time I turn around, I find another thing needing attention. (Perhaps I won't truly be caught up until Monday or Tuesday. Who knows!)

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


WordTips (ribbon) for 22 April 2017

Filling Table Cells with Sequential Numbers

Excel makes it very easy to add sequential numbers to a range of cells. Not so in Word's tables, where adding such numbers can be a bit trickier. This tip examines four different ways you can add the desired numeric sequence.

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(Thanks to Kim Oger, Deborah Bates, Dick Margulis, Ron Solecki (MVP), Nancy Wright, Peter Thomas, Harold Druss, Carole Haley, Janice Cope, Aprile Morgan, Shelly O'Leary, Ali Choudhary, Patty Hainer, Richard Curtis, Nick Kramer, and Jessica Davis for contributing to this tip.)

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Quickly Displaying the Font Dialog Box

Want to quickly format some text in your document? Select, right-click, and make a selection, and you can get to the heart of character formatting. This tip shows how easy it is!

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Discovering the RGB Value of a Custom Text Color

Word allows you to easily change the color of the text in your document. If you get a document from someone else, you may want to know what color was applied to a particular selection of text. Here's how to find out that information an make changes to that color throughout a document.

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Using the GotoButton Field

Need to jump from one place in your document to another? One way to do this is through the user of the GotoButton field, described in this tip.

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Converting Many DOC Files to DOCX

I have a folder full of DOC files that I need to convert to DOCX files. Is there a quick way to convert them without opening and saving each one individually?
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