Social Media

It seems that social media is prominent in the news these days, especially Facebook. Even though the news may seem bad, I undertand that LOTS of people stay connected and "on top" of things through both Facebook and Twitter.

If you are one of those people, I just wanted to let you know that we've recently updated our WordTips presence on both of these popular social media sites. If you would like to see us on Facebook, you can do so here:

I would love it if you like what you see there if you would really "Like" what you see there. (Got that? Good!) Clicking the Like button means you are more likely to see what we post there.

If, instead, you spend your social media time over at Twitter, you can follow @WordTipsNet.

Regardless of whether you use Facebook or Twitter, we'll try to continue posting great content for you to enhance what you are doing with Word.

Kudos go to my son, Eric, who has been working on our social media presence for the past few weeks. If you have questions about what we are doing on social media or you have problems with getting connected with us there, you can e-mail him at

Let me know what you think!


WordTips (ribbon) for 21 April 2018

Word is a great word processor
Word Adds Extra Space before Footnote Marker

When using full justification of your text, you may get extra spaces in places you never wanted. This tip examines one such instance and what can be done about it.

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(Thanks to Dick Margulis and Aprile Morgan for contributing to this tip.)

Page layout
Creating Sideheads

A sidehead can be used as a layout element for a document. You can create sideheads in a document by using text boxes, as described in this tip.

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Track changes
Using Track Changes

Track Changes is a valuable Word tool that allows you to automatically mark changes in your document. This is a great boon when you want to see what changes have been made by you or another editor.

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Auto-incrementing Form Fields

Templates are a great way to create new documents because they act as intricate patterns to what those new documents should contain. What if you want the new documents to include some sort of automatically incrementing number? This tip looks at ways you can accomplish the task.

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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.

Correctly Numbering Footnotes in a Chapter

I have written a book with many chapters. Each chapter is a section within the document. There are a lot of footnotes, numbered from 1 in each section. There are some landscape-oriented illustrations in some chapters, and so each of these is its own one-page section. The problem is that footnotes start at 1 again after each landscape page, even though that page is in the middle of a chapter. I would like the numbering before and after the landscape illustration to be continuous for the whole chapter but, so far, I can't find a way of doing it. Is it in fact possible?
—John Carpenter (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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