Check Out the Course

In case you haven't taken the opportunity to check out my new Mastering Styles and Templates course, you'll want to do so VERY soon. You see, I'm closing the doors to the course (no new class members) at the end of the day this coming Thursday.

Once the doors close, you'll need to wait anywhere from four to six months before I again start accepting class members. (Don't worry; I'll send out another reminder this coming Wednesday or Thursday about the course doors closing. I REALLY don't want you to miss out!)

Anyway, if you haven't checked out the course yet, you can do it here:

The course turned out great, and I know you won't be disappointed.

I hope you enjoy the tips in this week's issue of the newsletter.


WordTips (ribbon) for 16 February 2019

Macros extend Word
Putting Template Macros in a Document

You can easily store your macros in a template. If you create a document based on the template and then the document is given to someone else, chances are good that the macros won't be available any longer. This tip examines why this occurs and what you can do about it.

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(Thanks to Falk Schneider, Ron Solecki, David Gray, and Georg Lindic for contributing to this tip.)

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Creating a Table Using the Keyboard

Want to easily add a table to your document simply by typing a few keystrokes? Here's how you can do it in one easy step.

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Bulleted lists
Strange Tab Settings in Bulleted Items

Getting bulleted lists to look just right can be challenging, particularly if you are using the Bullet tool on the Home tab of the ribbon. Here's a quick discussion about why this is and what you can do about it.

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Getting Rid of Variant Styles

If you use the Styles task pane, you may have noticed that it can list more than just styles. It also lists variants of styles, and those variants can really clutter up what you see in the task pane. Here's why those variants appear and what you can do to get rid of them.

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Embedding Linked Documents

Word allows you to link one document to another document rather easily. If you later want to grab the contents of a linked document and put those contents in the current document, how you do it depends on how the linking was done in the first place.

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Expanding Width of All Tables

If you have a lot of tables in your documents, you might want to change the width of all of them. You can take forever doing it manually, or you can apply the simple macro in this tip to make quick work of the task.

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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.

Using Standard Symbols for Numbered Lists

For footnotes, one numbering choice is to use standard symbols, such as an asterisk, dagger, double dagger, and section mark, then doubling each one. However, that's not one of the choices for lists. Is there a way to also use that same symbol system for a numbered list?
—William Franklin (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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