A Calm Week

It has been a rather quiet week around the Wyatt household. Despite staying indoors and trying to establish social distancing, I was able to get a few projects done. (That is always a good feeling!) We are all doing well and marveling at life.

I hope this newsletter issue finds you well, peaceful, and calm.


WordTips (ribbon) for 4 April 2020

Clearing Lists in the Insert Hyperlink Dialog Box

Word maintains a series of URLs and file references in the Insert Hyperlink dialog box. How to clear these lists is a mystery to anyone except the folks at Microsoft.

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(Thanks to Ray Fernandez and Suzanne Barnhill for contributing to this tip.)

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Inserting the Name of the Last Person to Save the Document

Who saved the document the last time? Word keeps track of that information, and you can insert the person?s name into the document itself.

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A Faster Way to Proofread Documents in Word

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Searching for formatting
Searching for Character Formatting

Need to look for a piece of text possessing a particular formatting attribute? Here's the skinny on how this is accomplished.

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Unable to Set Margins in a Document

If you find that you cannot set the margins in a document, chances are good that it is due to document corruption. Here's how to try to recover the document.

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Creating an Inline Heading

When settling on an overall design for your document, you need to decide how you want your headings to appear. If you want one of your heading levels to actually be "inline" with the paragraph it precedes, applying the styles and not messing up your Table of Contents can be tricky.

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

Macros extend Word
Changing Directories in a Macro

When a macro works with files, it often has to change between different directories on your disk drive. This is done using the ChDir command, as described in this tip.

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Help Wanted

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Returning to Where You Were Before Finding Something

I can use the Find and Replace tool to find information easily in my document. However, when I am done using the tool and I dismiss the Find and Replace dialog box, I would like to jump back to where I was when I first displayed the dialog box. Is there a way to return to where I was before I changed my position using Find and Replace?
—Karsten Winterhoff (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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