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WordTips (ribbon) for 18 September 2021

Macros extend Word
Protecting Macros in a Corporate Environment

When you use a computer at work, that computer may be subject to periodic updating or replacement. If you want to protect your macros so that they don't get blown away during updating, then apply the ideas presented in this tip.

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(Thanks to Rhonda Bracey, Ken Endacott, Jeff Baker, Steve Rawcliffe, Jan Witman, Sean Flanagan, Galen Currah, Peter Roth, and Andy Feldstein for contributing to this tip.)

 
Customizing Word
Turning on Picture Placeholders

Displaying graphics in a document requires a great deal more computer processing than displaying simple text. A document that has "too many" graphics in it scrolls very slowly. If switching from Print layout to Draft view does not speed up scrolling to a satisfactory point you can also tell Word to display the graphics as simple empty box placeholders.

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Get Writing Style Guidance Direct from MS Word

If your job includes proofreading reports, bids, contracts, submissions, articles or other professional documents, then we have great news for you! Now you can work faster and more confidently with The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt. Combining the Manual with PerfectIt's style checker, the software hunts down possible mistakes and suggests alternatives together with explanations from the Manual's guidance. And it runs right from Word! Try PerfectIt free for 14 days with no credit card required. Visit the PerfectIt website.

 
Find and Replace
Replacing with a Subscript

The Find and Replace capabilities of Word are quite powerful. One type of replacing may not seem possible at first--replacing text with other text having formatting such as superscripts or subscripts. This type of editing is possible, however, by following the techniques presented in this tip.

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Word is a great word processor
Jumping to a Relative Section

Navigating through a long document can be challenging, at times. Here's a way you can move forward or backwards in your document by jumping from one section to another.

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Editing
Inserting a Copyright Mark

One of the most common symbols that can be added to a document is the copyright mark. This tip examines several ways you can easily add this symbol to your writing.

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Bookmarks
Printing a Bookmark List

Need to know what bookmarks are defined in a document? Here's a macro that creates a list of all your bookmarks so that you can print it at any time.

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(Thanks to Ken Endacott for contributing to this tip.)

     

Help Wanted

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Generating a PDF that Uses CMYK Colors

I have typeset a book in Word. When I generate a PDF from the Word document, it is created using RGB colors. What I need, however, is for the PDF to use CMYK colors. Is there a way to instruct Word to create the PDF using CMYK colors?
—John Lindner (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

 
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