A Double-Edged Sword

Winter is in full swing (at least in this corner of the world), and the snow is flying! We've had a good number of snow storms and squalls this past week, and it has been a double-edged sword.

On one hand, it makes driving dangerous if not downright treacherous. (It doesn't take much to close down the interstate that connects us with more populated areas of the country.) Conversely, it is beautiful. There is nothing like a pristine blanket of snow, particularly as it glistens and glitters in the bright sunshine that pops out after the storm passes.

I hope that you are enjoying the weather and the season in your neck of the woods, and that you also enjoy the tips in this week's newsletter.


WordTips (ribbon) for 15 December 2018

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Putting Shift+F4 On the Quick Access Toolbar

The Shift+F4 shortcut is very helpful when you want to repeat an action, such as finding the next occurrence of whatever you are searching for. You can add this command to the Quick Access Toolbar by following the steps in this tip.

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(Thanks to Dee Hernandez, John Carpenter, Harold Druss, Karen Schouest, Ron Solecki, Peter Thomas, Brian Primeau, Penny Edwards, Richard Curtis, Andrew Grusetskie, Gwen Burleigh, Cheryl Hoffman, Steve Rawcliffe, Alison Poole, and Galen Currah for contributing to this tip.)

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Adding a Drop Shadow to a Text Box

Drop shadows add a nice touch to text boxes, making it seem like they are hovering above the page. Here are the simple steps you need in order to add a drop shadow to your text boxes.

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Become a Mail Merge Wizard

Do you want to become a mail merge magician? Discover everything from the basics to being able to complete all your documentation needs—it's all here! Experience the magic today!

Moving Master and Subdocuments

If you need to move master documents or subdocuments from one place to another on your computer, you have to keep in mind the relative positioning of the documents to each other. If you don't, you could end up with unusable documents.

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Deleting All Comments

Have comments in your document? Want to get rid of them all? The easiest way to do so is going to depend on the complexity of the document you are editing.

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Differences between SEQ and LISTNUM Fields

Word provides several different fields you can use for custom numbering in a document. Two of the most commonly used are the SEQ and LISTNUM fields. This tip explains the major differences between the two.

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Working with Multiple Printers

Word does not keep printer information associated with documents. You can define a macro for each printer you use and put buttons for the macros on the Quick Access Toolbar for easy access to all of the printers.

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Help Wanted

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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.

Inserting a Multi-Page PDF File in a Word Document

If I try to insert a PDF file into a Word document, it displays just fine if the PDF is a single page. If the PDF contains multiple pages, only the first is visible in the Word document. Is there a way to display a multi-page PDF in a Word document?
—Max Underwood (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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