Cooler Temperatures

It has been rather interesting around our area this past week. We had some storms move through, and temperatures dropped a bit from what they were. This means that we had to turn the heat on a couple of times, which seems odd given that a week before we were reaching for the air conditioning!

Being at a higher elevation than many folks, this cooling shouldn't be unexpected, even in August, but it just reinforces that the warmer days of summer are fleeting.

I hope things are going well in your area and that you enjoy the tips in this week's newsletter.

—Allen
     

WordTips (ribbon) for 12 August 2017

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Filling Forms and Editing Documents

Word allows you, as part of your document, to create forms. To start using the form, you need to protect the document. If you want to also allow people to edit parts of the document besides the form, you'll appreciate the guidance provided in this tip.

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(Thanks to Sam Ebenezer, Aprile Morgan, Alicia Bardsley, and Tony Nixon for contributing to this tip.)

 
Printing
Preparing Files for a Commercial Printer

Sometimes you may want to send Word documents to a commercial printer for professional mass production. Doing this requires serious planning before you spend the time to create the document.

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Changing the Document Window Background Color

Word's default black text and a white background may not appeal to everyone. There are a couple of ways to change the background color.

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Assigning a Macro to a Button in Your Text

One way you can access macros is through the use of a button, added directly into the text of your document. This is done with the MacroButton field, described in this tip.

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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.

 
Shortcuts to Change Text Colors

As an editor, I like to color-code sections of text for authors. I would therefore like to be able to create multiple keyboard shortcuts to highlight in different colors once I have selected text (e.g., Alt+G for green, Alt+B for blue, and Alt+Y for yellow). Is this possible?
—Gillian Pink (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

 
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