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WordTips (ribbon) for 25 March 2017

Turning Off Hyphenation for Individual Words

Word does a semi-decent job when it comes to automatically hyphenating your documents. It even lets you exclude certain paragraphs from the hyphenation process. Turning of hyphenation for individual words is not a task that Word allows you to perform, however.

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(Thanks to Dick Margulis, Ron Solecki, Aprile Morgan, Peter Thomas, Erik Eilertsen, Eduard Alf, Gerry Barnby, Peter Kirkpatrick, and Carole Haley for contributing to this tip.)

Word is a great word processor
Changing the Footnote Continuation Notice

When a footnote needs to span two printed pages, Word prints a continuation notice at the end of the footnote being continued. This tip explains how you can change the wording in that notice.

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Macros extend Word
Adding Smart Quotes through Macro Text

When text is added to your document by a macro, and that text includes quotes or apostrophes, Word won't change the quotes or apostrophes to "smart quotes." This tip explains why and shows what you can do about this predicament.

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Wrapping Text Around a Graphic

Place a graphic in your document, and you may want to make sure that your document text "wraps" around the edges of the graphic. Here's the quick way to change how Word wraps the text.

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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.

Changing the Default Highlighting Color

On the Home tab of the ribbon, the default color for the Text Highlight tool is yellow. Is there a way to change the default so that it is, instead, "No Color?"
—Larry Schwartz (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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