Category: Microsoft Word 2010

Stop Hyperlinking URLs Already!

SUMMARY: Word 2010 automatically hyperlinks URLs and network addresses as you type them into your documents, even gopher addresses. Learn how to stop this practice.


Type a network or Internet path into a Microsoft Word 2010 document, even one relating to the gopher protocol, and Word will cheerfully convert the text into a live hyperlink. The text becomes blue and underlined, and holding down theCtrl key while clicking a link accesses it.Read More

Automatically Attach Document Properties to Printouts

SUMMARY: Attach the document filename and path, title, last saved date, number of words, and other information to the end of printouts in Word 2010.


You might find this feature useful in some situations – Microsoft Word 2010 can be configured to automatically attach a sheet of document properties to the end of all printouts. This type of information includes:Read More

Finished With Your 2,000 Word Book Report? And Other Counting Features

UMMARY: Quickly display the number of pages, words, characters, paragraphs, and lines in your Word 2010 document.

For various reasons you might need to know how many words or paragraphs are in your current Microsoft Word 2010 document (school report or essay being a couple).

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Gain a Few Extra Pixels; Disable the Vertical Scroll Bar

SUMMARY: Turning off Word 2010’s vertical scroll bar may make it easier to view/edit documents without having to scroll horizontally.


If you have a smaller monitor or zoom past 100% to view and edit yourMicrosoft Word 2010 documents, you may be forced to scroll horizontally as the entire page width cannot be viewed onscreen.Read More

Prevent Paste Options Button from Appearing

SUMMARY: When pasting text into a Word 2010 document, hide the Paste Options button that tends to appear.


For the most part, when you paste text into a Microsoft Word 2010 document (unless the text has no formatting information), you will see a Paste Options button appear, labeled with “(Ctrl)”. Press the Ctrl key or click this button to access formatting options such as keeping the source formatting, merging the formatting, pasting only the text, and setting the default paste options.Read More

Stop Accidentally Moving Text Around All Over the Place!

SUMMARY: Prevent Word 2010 from allowing text to be dragged and dropped.


Microsoft Word 2010 lets you drag and drop text inside the current document, or between other open documents. This means you can select a character, word, paragraph, page, or more, click and hold the mouse button, and then move the pointer to another section of the document (or another open document) to have the text appear at the new location.Read More

Show Thumbnails of Your Document Pages

SUMMARY: See thumbnails of each page of your Word 2010 document for easier navigation instead of jumping around willy-nilly.


Designing a large Microsoft Word 2010 document and need to remember how certain pages appear? Do you need to jump to a specific page in your document that contains a graph, picture, two-column layout, or other visual feature but don’t remember what page it is on? Read More

Stop Replacing Text If I Accidentally Select It First!

SUMMARY: Configure Word 2010 to not replace text if you select it and then start typing.


If you select a block of pre-written text and start typing, your typed text replaces the selected text. This is normal behavior in most Windows programs that support text editing. Read More

Give Your Text a Healthy Glow

SUMMARY: Text can stand out in a Word 2010 document by glowing in a variety of colors and sizes.


Among the many ways you can make text stand out in Microsoft Word 2010 is to have it glow. You can choose from a variety of pre-made glow effects, or go nuts and tweak the color of the glow, its size, and its transparency.Read More

Fancy Up Your Text with Reflections and Tweak the Effects

SUMMARY: Have certain text in a Word 2010 document appear to reflect on a shiny surface.


One way to have text stand out in a Microsoft Word 2010 document is to make it appear to be placed on top of a glassy surface. Read More