|From the Kenosha News on 7-2-06
Tips make using MS Word more efficient
Just typing in MS Word is a pretty straightforward thing, but there are many features that you might not be aware of and some features that you might rather turn off! Below are several tips to help you overcome some frustrations and use the software more efficiently.
If the “paper clip guy” (Office Assistant) is annoying you, you can turn him off as follows:
If you don’t like seeing the red and green wavy lines that indicate spelling and grammar errors as you type, you can turn those off by clicking on the Tools menu, selecting Options, and then clicking the Spelling and Grammar tab. Uncheck the boxes for “Check spelling as you type” and “Check grammar as you type.” Click OK.
If when you are highlighting text, Word goes overboard and scrolls way too fast, try this instead: Click to place your cursor at the beginning of the section you want to select. Using your scroll bar at the right, scroll down to the end of the section you want to select. Hold down the Shift key and click once at the end of the selection. The whole section should be highlighted.
If you want to select one line of text, click in the left margin immediately to the left of that line. If you want to select a paragraph, click twice in the left margin next to it. Clicking three times in the left margin will select the whole document. Double-click on a specific word to highlight it.
Some times you want to fit all the text you can on a page. To use the minimum margins allowed by your printer, click the File menu then click Page Setup. Click the Margins tab. Enter 0 for all of the margin settings. Click OK and when prompted, click the Fix button to have Word insert the correct settings automatically.
If you normally put a blank line between your paragraphs, you can save space and keystrokes by using paragraph spacing.
By Carol Sabbar from the Kenosha News on 7-2-06