Category Archives for Microsoft Word

How to define a custom template in Word, Excel or Powerpoint 2016?

From time to time, when i develop a nice document, worksheet or presentation format in Office, i want to later leverage it as a template for jump-starting creation of future docs or spreadsheet. In today’s quick tip, i will show you how i create templates in Microsoft Office 2016. A similar process is also applicable […]

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Office 2016: How to save a Word document or Powerpoint presentation as pdf?

Today’s quick productivity tip is about converting documents and presentations to the portable document format (pdf) file. This is useful mainly in two cases: You want to share your .docx or .pptx file with others who might need to read the material on devices (either stationary or mobile) which might not have a proper office […]

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How can i modify my Office 2016 display theme colors?

If you are a heavy Microsoft Office user, you might want to experiment with different display themes and find which of them is more suitable for you in terms of contrast and brightness. Office 2016 preview ships with three built-in themes:Colorful, Dark Gray and White. All of them looks pretty well, and choosing among them […]

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How to create custom fillable user forms in Microsoft Office 2016 / 2019 applications?

Content developed on Office 2016; however applicable to Office 2019,2013, 2010; desktop and Office 365 versions; Windows 7, 10; Post updated on: September 2018 Here’s a question from Deanne: I need to create a short survey to send to my office coworkers. I know that i could probably use an online solution such as Google […]

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How to spell check in Word 2013 and 2016?

If you are a frequent Word or Excel user like a report writer or statistical analyst, spell check is one of the helpful options you would appreciate. Today, I’ll list the options available for spell check in Word 2013 and Excel 2013. Keep reading. Open the Word, Excel, Powerpoint file you want to proof check. […]

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How to create a form with check boxes in Microsoft Word 2013?

The other day, we had a question from one of our subscribers about creating a form in Word 2013 in Developer mode. Forms allows for easy data capturing and are widely used in Word and other Office applications. There are two major ways for making your own customized forms in Word: Using predefined templates – […]

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How to insert pictures and movies into Word, Excel and Powerpoint 2013?

Last week, my colleagues were discussing about inserting videos from Youtube in Word 2013 in a single click, one of the cool features in Word 2013. You can now insert media files – pictures and videos not only from your PC, but also from the web, easily in Word 2013. Here’s how: Open the document, […]

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How to record macros in Word 2013?

Here’s an email from one of our subscribers : I have just got my Office 2013 customer preview installed in my computer, I would like to record a macro in Word 2013. Can you please tell me how to do it? Thanks for the question. There is no much difference as far as recording macros […]

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How to create a printed watermark inside a Word 2013 doc?

Yesterday, one of my colleagues was asking me about creating custom watermarks in Word 2013 .Here is a simple how-to that will allow you to make your own picture or text watermark: Launch Microsoft Windows 2013. You can find the Watermarks Option on your right under Design tab in Word 2013. Click on it to […]

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How to insert mirrored or flipped text in Word 2013?

On the other day, I was asked by one of my friends if there is an option to get mirrored text in Word 2013. I was looking for the same but there wasn’t a direct option. So here is a workaround which allows you to flip your text in Word 2013. Launch Microsoft Word 2013 […]

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