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WordTips (ribbon) for 13 August 2022

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Inserting the Document Title in Your Document

One of the pieces of information you can store with a document is the title of that document. Using fields, you can then insert that title anywhere in the document you desire.

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Styles
Applying Styles

Styles are a powerful formatting tool for the text in your documents. Once you've created styles that describe how you want your text to appear, you need to be able to apply those styles. Here are the three ways you can apply styles to text.

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Do You Need an Index?

Word includes dozens of tools that, if used properly, can make your documents easier for readers to use. Chief among these tools are those that allow you to create indexes and special tables. Here's how you can master these these tools to benefit your documents and your readers.

 
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Viewing Footnotes

Adding footnotes to a document is essential for some types of writing. How you view those footnotes depends on the display mode you are using for your document.

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(Thanks to Calvin Wilson for contributing to this tip.)

 
Printing
Printing More than One Copy

If you need to print more than one copy of your document, you need to become familiar with the printing options made available in Word. This tip explains how you can instruct Word to print as many copies of a document as you need.

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Text boxes
Adding Sidebars

When designing your document, you may want to use sidebars like you see in magazines and some books. This tip explains the easiest way to create your own sidebars, using text boxes.

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Formatting
Precise Ruler Adjustments

When adjusting the position of things on the Ruler (like tab stops), you can use the Alt key to get very precise in your adjustments. Just hold down the key as you drag items with the mouse, and you can immediately see what is happening.

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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.

 
Getting Rid of a Text Box, but Not the Text

How can I remove a text box but still retain the text that is in the box?
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