Category: Microsoft Word 2010

Create Lists Without the Ribbon

SUMMARY: Create bulleted, numbered, and multilevel (such as outline) lists without using the Ribbon.


Do you often need to create bulleted, numbered, and multilevel (e.g. outline) lists in your Microsoft Word 2010 documents?Read More

Remove White Space Between Pages in Print Layout View

SUMMARY: In Word 2010, if there is too much white space between pages when viewing documents in Print Layout View, here’s how to reduce it.


When viewing Microsoft Word 2010 documents in “Print Layout” view, a small amount of space is added between pages, presumably to make the separation between pages more clear-cut onscreen.Read More

Make Sure Others Can See Your Fonts

SUMMARY: Embed fonts inside your Word 2010 documents to ensure others can see your texts as designed.


If you plan on exporting a Microsoft Word 2010 document to an earlier format for those with older versions of Office, or if you use non-standard fonts in your documents, others may not be able to see them as designed. Read More

Allow the Insert Key to Overwrite Existing Text

UMMARY: Overwrite existing text in Word 2010 documents simply by pressing the Insert key.


Normally when you type inside pre-existing text in a Microsoft Word 2010document, your new text pushes existing text to the right. This “insert” mode is the default and lets you easily add text to pre-existing paragraphs.Read More

W0rds w8th Numbers Pass the S0ellchecker!

UMMARY: Prevent potentially embarrassing mistakes by turning off a Microsoft Word spell check “feature”


5his s3ntence c0mpletely pass3s the sp3llchecker in M8crosoft W0rd…Read More

Hide the Recent Documents and Clear the Recent Places for Privacy

SUMMARY: Prevent Word 2010 from showing recently-accessed documents, and clear the list of recently-opened document locations.


Microsoft Word 2010, similar to other Office 2010 applications, keeps a list of recently open documents, making them available by selecting “File” – “Recent”. This way if you have a variety of documents located in deeply-nested subdirectories or network shares, you can quickly access them without having to navigate via Explorer.Read More

Remove Text Formatting, Highlighting, and Styles

UMMARY: A 3-part tip to removing all formatting, highlighting, and style from a selected block of text.


While editing a complex Microsoft Word 2010 document, you might have a section of text (or the entire document) that contains what you now feel are extraneous formatting (bold, fonts, underlines, etc), styles (such as headings), and highlights.Read More