If you are working on financial documents or any other documents involving money in Microsoft Word 2000, chances are that you normally use the $ key on the keyboard to signify monetary amounts over a dollar.Read More
Category: Microsoft Word 2000
Summary: A Microsoft Word 2000 performance tweak regarding the fonts.
Normally, when you select a font with the font display pulldown, Microsoft Word 2000 shows examples of the fonts in the pulldown menu. While this can prove to be extremely convenient if you’re just not sure of the right font to use, this feature does take extra processing time. If you change fonts frequently and find this display too slow, there’s a way to have Word stop this.
Click on the “Tools” menu and choose “Customize”. On the multi-tabbed dialog box that follows, select the “Options” tab. Uncheck “List font names in their font” under “Other” and press “Close”.
Office 2000 introduces a different type of menu. In it, only certain items, supposedly the most utilized ones, are visible to you when going through the menus. Other menu items require clicking on a down arrow at the bottom of each menu. The shown menu items are supposedly the most recently used commands, but I find the hiding of other options stifling. I want all of my menu options available all the time. And here’s how to get that functionality back with Word.
First, choose the “Tools” menu and select “Customize”. On the multi-tabbed dialog box that follows, select the “Options” tab. Uncheck “Menus show recently used commands first” and then click the “Close” button.
Now, ALL of your menu options are available!
Tips and tricks for Microsoft Word 2000 including shortcuts, tweaks, and protecting Word documents.
* How do I Stop Auto-Web Address Hyperlinking?
Stop web addresses in Microsoft Word 2000 documents from automatically turning into hyperlinks.
* Fancy Text Effects with WordArt
Create some eye-catching text in Microsoft Word 2000 for your advertisements or newsletters.
* Animate Your Text
Add flash and marquee lights to text in your Microsoft Word 2000 documents.
* Fit Multiple Pages on One Page
Here’s how to fit more pages of your Microsoft Word 2000 documents on less sheets of paper.
* Fix Internal Errors
Keep Microsoft Word 2000 from crashing with this tip.
* Fancy Underlining
More options for making your Microsoft Word 2000 text stand out.
* Save Complex Documents Often
Keep from losing your Microsoft Word 2000 documents due to a crash.
* Share Documents with Obscure Fonts
Having problems with others reading your Microsoft Word 2000 documents?
* How do I Speed up the Font Display Pulldown?
A Microsoft Word 2000 performance tweak regarding the fonts.
* Quickly Zoom Your Document
A shortcut to zoom in and out of your Microsoft Word 2000 documents.
* How do I Insert a Copyright Symbol in My Document?
Insert Copyright symbols in Microsoft Word 2000 documents.
* Printing Draft Copies
Save your toner or ink cartridges and print draft copies of ‘work-in-progress’ documents in Microsoft Word 2000.
* How Can I Show All Menu Items?
Show all the Microsoft Word 2000 menu items.
* Get a List of All Shortcut Keys
Display all of Microsoft Word 2000’s keyboard shortcuts.
* Dollars – but No Cents
Get dollars *and* cents symbols in your Microsoft Word 2000 documents.
* Make Your Menus Animated
Make your Microsoft Word 2000 menus dance!
* Vertical Menubars?
Change your Microsoft Word 2000 menu orientation.
* View your Headings in Another Window
Navigate through larger Microsoft Word 2000 documents easier.
* Full Screen Editing
Temporarily hide the Microsoft Word 2000 toolbars.
* Paranoid? Try AutoRecover
Help ensure that your Microsoft Word 2000 documents can be recovered in case of a crash.
* How Many Words in the Document?
Find out how many words are in your Microsoft Word 2000 document.
* Stop Showing Red and Green Lines!
Get rid of the red and green squiggly lines in your Microsoft Word 2000 technical documents.
* Password Protect Your Documents
Help keep your Microsoft Word 2000 documents from prying eyes.
* Add Links to Web Pages in your Documents
Here are two ways to add hyperlinks to webpages inside your Microsoft Word 2000 documents.
* Instantly Get Synonyms
Instantly get a word’s synonym in Microsoft Word 2000 without going through a mess of dialog boxes.
* How do I Enlarge the Toolbar Icons?
Make the Microsoft Word 2000 toolbar icons easier to see.
* Automatically Animate Your Assistant
Get your Office Assistant moving.
* Play Games With Your Assistant
A stupid tip for Microsoft Word 2000 involving Clippy.
* Change to WordPerfect Colors
Microsoft Word 2000 user, but nostalgic over the WordPerfect days?
Is Microsoft Word 2000 crashing a lot, especially after installing a new application? If so, a newer application may have overwritten some files Word needs to operate. You may want to try having Word repair itself and see if the problems go away.
To have Word try to repair itself, first save and exit all active documents. Choose the “Help” menu and select “Detect and Repair”. Read the dialog box, and if all is ok, click the “Start” button.
This tip is for Microsoft Word 2000.
For the Microsoft Word 2003 version of this tip, visit Adding Copyright, Trademark, Registered Trademark Symbols – Microsoft Word 2003
For the Microsoft Word 2007 version of this tip, visit Insert Copyright, Trademark, Other Symbols – Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Word 2000’s AutoCorrect feature can be a pain at times, but in other instances it can be quite helpful. Take copyrights and trademarks for example. Normally, you would have to go through a couple of menus to insert such symbols in your documents. As long as AutoCorrect is turned on, just typing (c), (r), or ™ in your document should result in a copyright symbol, registered trademark, and trademark symbol being displayed, respectively.
Short on paper? You can have Microsoft Word 2000 print 2, 4, or more pages of your document on one sheet of paper. To try this trick, choose the “File” menu and select “Print”. On the “Print” dialog box that appears, head to the bottom-right section of the window labeled “Zoom”. Click the “Pages per sheet” pulldown and select how many pages that you want printed on one sheet of paper.
Note that, especially if you want to print more than six pages per sheet of paper, your printer needs to handle 600 dpi or better. Most modern printers can handle this with ease, but if your printer is several years old, you should test this feature on draft documents first.
Summary: Make the Microsoft Word 2000 toolbar icons easier to see.
Are the toolbar icons in Microsoft Word 2000 too small for you? There’s an option to make them much easier to see. Click on the “Tools” menu and choose “Customize”. On the multi-tabbed dialog box that follows, select the “Options” tab. Check “Large icons” under “Other” and press “Close”.
Summary: A shortcut to zoom in and out of your Microsoft Word 2000 documents.
If you have a mouse with a wheel, press and hold the CONTROL key and scroll the wheel up to zoom in your document. Press and hold the CONTROL key and scroll the wheel down to zoom out.
Summary: Find out how many words are in your Microsoft Word 2000 document.
Writing an essay, a business report, or an article to a magazine or e-zine in Microsoft Word 2000 that has word count requirements? To quickly find out how many word, lines, paragraphs, and pages are in the current document, click the “Tools” menu and select “Word Count”.