The Course is Here

You should have received, sometime on Wednesday, the announcement of my new Beginning Word Macros Master Class course. I've been dropping hints about the course in this space for the past month or so, and after a HUGE amount of work, I was able to get the course completed this week.

If you take a look at any issue of WordTips (this one included), you'll find references to macros. I provide, in many tips, macros that can accomplish tasks that cannot normally be done with Word. That is the power of macros--they speed up your work, increase your accuracy, and extend what you can do with Word.

Of course, this is only true if you know how to use and create macros. That's the purpose of Beginning Word Macros Master Class—to provide the instruction you need to finally comprehend macros and take your usage of Word to the "next level," so to speak.

Anyway, I hope you will take a moment to check out the course. You can find complete info here:

For the next few days (through end of day on Wednesday) you'll be able to register for the course for 20% off the regular price. Full information is at that link, so make sure you check it out.


WordTips (ribbon) for 17 August 2019

Making Custom Heading Styles Appear in the Navigation Pane

Creating styles for your documents is a powerful way to format them. How do you get paragraphs formatting with those styles to appear in the Navigation pane, though? This tip shows you how.

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(Thanks to Rhonda Bracey, Ron Solecki, Kate Hobbs, Emily Bradley, Steve Rawcliffe, Mardie Millit, Penny Edwards, Guy Ivie, and Missy Fussell for contributing to this tip.)

Paragraph formatting
Creating a Hanging Indent

One of the more common formatting tasks for paragraphs is to create hanging indents. This tip explains what they are and shows how easy it is to create them in Word.

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Discover the Power of Styles

The real power behind formatting documents in Word is wielded through styles. Discover how to use styles and you can format documents faster, easier, and more consistently than ever before. Here's the way to unlock the secret.

Changing Label Sizes

Information formatted for one type of label may someday need to be printed on a different type of label. Here are some techniques you can use to make the format change you need.

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Spell checker
Creating a Spelling Exclusion List

Don't like it when Word always says a word is spelled right and you know that it isn't? Here's how you can fine-tune the spell checker by using custom exclude lists.

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Paragraph formatting
Quickly Adjusting Paragraph Spacing

Need to easily adjust the vertical spacing that follows a paragraph? You can do it using dialog boxes or you can create your own shortcuts, as described in this tip.

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Formatting an ASCII Table with Tabs

If you get a document from a coworker that has tabs used to line up tabular information, you might want to change that type of formatting to a regular table. Word provides some capabilities to do this, but you may want to use the macro presented in this tip to make the conversion even easier.

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Help Wanted

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Finding Changes Made by Two People

I have a document in which Track Changes is turned on. The document has been edited by multiple people. I would like to find text that was added by one person (we'll call him Ted) and then deleted by another person (Mary). Can this be done?
—Arnold Fisher (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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