Enjoying Autumn

The evenings are crisp and the mornings frosty here in our high-elevation corner of the world. The trees turned a few weeks back, which means that winter will soon be here. It is gorgeous, though, as the crisp air makes for great star watching and beautiful sunsets.

In case you couldn't tell, I'm enjoying autumn. Next week I have the opportunity to travel down to Arizona, which means I'll get to experience an "Arizona autumn," as well. (Not nearly as crisp, but great daytime temperatures.)

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and that you find the tips in this week's newsletter helpful.


WordTips (ribbon) for 20 October 2018

Making Highlighting Disappear when Typing

Select a highlighted word or phrase and start typing, and Word maintains the highlighting on what you enter. If this behavior bugs you, then you'll appreciate the four ideas to work around it presented in this tip.

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(Thanks to Chris Finn, Teresa Davis, Jason Bernstein, Patrick Sedgwick, Ronald Doeleman, Annemieke Lemaire, Fred Dones, and Tee Flemming for contributing to this tip.)

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Pulling Tables Back Into View

If you make structural changes to your table by adding new columns here and there, you could easily end up with a table that is wider than what can be displayed on-screen. Here’s how to get your table back into view.

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Expand Your Macro Skills

Make your Word macros more professional by creating your own custom dialog boxes, known as UserForms. Present information to the user and gather the information you need quickly and easily. My online video course can help you quickly enhance what you do with macros. The course is normally $49.99, but WordTips subscribers receive a 40% discount! Click here to register today!

Web pages
Setting Web Fonts

If you intend to generate a Web page from your document, you need to be concerned with the fonts that Word will use. Here's how you can specify the fonts that you prefer.

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Find and Replace
Copying Found Items to a New Document

Word allows you to use its searching capabilities to easily find multiple items in a document. What if you want to copy all those found items to a different document? Here are some techniques you can use.

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Macros extend Word
Detecting an Open Dialog Box

Macros can be used to perform all sorts of tasks within Word. Some tasks can even occur at whatever time interval you desire. If there is a dialog box open when your macro tries to run, however, it could cause problems for your code.

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Macros extend Word
Determining the Day of the Year

Need to find out the day of the year for a particular date? It's easy to do if you are using a macro. All you need to do is use the DatePart function.

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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.

Replacing the Space between the Last Two Words of Each Paragraph

I need a way to find the last two words in all the paragraphs of a document and replace the space between those words with a non-breaking space. Is that possible using Find and Replace?
—Lisa Flynn (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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