Category: Microsoft Word XP

Show All The Menus

Summary: Microsoft Word XP normally hides menu options that it thinks you won’t need frequently. Here’s how to turn this off and show all of the menu items.Read More

Add a Page Break

Summary: This keyboard shortcut can insert page breaks in your Microsoft Word XP documents.Read More

Font Selection Takes Too Long

Summary: If your Microsoft Word XP font selection takes too long, here’s how to optimize this and speed it up.Read More

Microsoft Word XP

Help for Microsoft Word XP including tweaks and adding multimedia.

* Make Your Text Stand Out
Some tips on making text in Microsoft Word XP stand out with a marquee, flashing lights, and more.

* Show All The Menus
Microsoft Word XP normally hides menu options that it thinks you won’t need frequently. Here’s how to turn this off and show all of the menu items.

* Font Selection Takes Too Long
If your Microsoft Word XP font selection takes too long, here’s how to optimize this and speed it up.

* Big Icons
Hard to differentiate between Microsoft Word XP’s tiny icons? Make them bigger!

* Acquire a Picture from your Scanner or Digital Camera
Insert pictures from your scanner or digital camera directly into your Microsoft Word XP documents.

* Add a Page Break
This keyboard shortcut can insert page breaks in your Microsoft Word XP documents.

Microsoft Word XP – Acquire a Picture from your Scanner or Digital Camera

It’s fairly simple to scan a document and place it in your Microsoft Word XP document, or to acquire an image directly from your digital camera or camera memory card.

First, place your cursor in your Microsoft Word XP document where you want the image to appear. Select “Insert”, “Picture”, then “From Scanner or Camera”. Then follow the dialog boxes.

Microsoft Word XP – Big Icons

Are you having trouble seeing the icons in the Windows XP toolbar, such as the disk to save documents, the printer to print documents, etc.? If so, you can make the icons bigger.

1. Choose “Tools”, then “Customize”.
2. When the “Customize” multi-tabbed dialog box appears, choose “Options”.
3. Check “Large icons”.

You’ll immediately see that the Microsoft Word XP toolbar icons have gotten big. If you like this, click “Close”. If not, uncheck the box and click “Close”.

Big Icons

Summary: Hard to differentiate between Microsoft Word XP’s tiny icons? Make them bigger!

Are you having trouble seeing the icons in the Windows XP toolbar, such as the disk to save documents, the printer to print documents, etc.? If so, you can make the icons bigger.

1. Choose “Tools”, then “Customize”.
2. When the “Customize” multi-tabbed dialog box appears, choose “Options”.
3. Check “Large icons”.

You’ll immediately see that the Microsoft Word XP toolbar icons have gotten big. If you like this, click “Close”. If not, uncheck the box and click “Close”.

Acquire a Picture from your Scanner or Digital Camera

Summary: Insert pictures from your scanner or digital camera directly into your Microsoft Word XP documents.

It’s fairly simple to scan a document and place it in your Microsoft Word XP document, or to acquire an image directly from your digital camera or camera memory card.

First, place your cursor in your Microsoft Word XP document where you want the image to appear. Select “Insert”, “Picture”, then “From Scanner or Camera”. Then follow the dialog boxes.

Make Your Text Stand Out

Summary: Some tips on making text in Microsoft Word XP stand out with a marquee, flashing lights, and more.

Microsoft kept the blinking and marquee light-surrounding text in Microsoft Word XP. As in previous versions of Microsoft Word, to give your text some interesting emphasis, highlight text, right-click, and select “Font”. When the “Font” multi-tabbed dialog box appears, select “Text Effects”. A list of effects will appear such as Blinking Background, Shimmer, and Sparkle Text. Select your desired effect (You can see how it will look in the Preview area) and press “OK” to close the dialog box.