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How to Indent a Whole Paragraph in Word 2013

Word 2013 allows you to indent every line of a paragraph, by moving the paragraph's left margin over to the right a notch, just like Mr. Bunny: Hop, hop, hop. This technique is popular for typing block [more…]

How to Use the Ruler to Format a Paragraph in Word 2013

Paragraph formatting in Word 2013 can be confusing. Two places on the Ribbon are for paragraph formatting, or if you opt instead to use the Paragraph dialog box, your mind may go into shock from the abundance [more…]

Tab Basics for Word 2013

The Tab key is always used to help build tables or to organize information in a tabular way. Pressing the Tab key in Word 2013 inserts a tab character into your document. The tab character works like a [more…]

How to Format a Page in Word 2013

Page formatting in Word 2013 starts with the size of the page, which is normally the size of the paper you’re printing on. Page and paper are similar concepts, but in Word you can do more with a page than [more…]

How to Use the Page Setup Dialog Box in Word 2013

When you want more control over page formatting in Word 2013, you need the Page Setup Dialog Box and you must flee from the fuzzy beneficence of the Ribbon interface. [more…]

How to Create New Pages in Word 2013

As you type your document, Word 2013 adds new, blank pages for you to write on. These pages are appended to the end of the document, the extra pages keep appearing so that no text is lost and nothing falls [more…]

How to Add a Watermark to Documents in Word 2013

When finer papers are held up to the light, they show a watermark — an image embedded into the paper. Word 2013 lets you fake a watermark by inserting faint text or graphics behind every page in your document [more…]

How to Use Sections in Word 2013

Page formatting commands in Word 2013 usually affect every page in a document: The settings for margins, page orientation, paper size, and other types of formatting apply themselves not to a single page [more…]

How to Use Headers and Footers in Word 2013

Adding a header or footer to a document brings a smidgen of professionalism to your Word 2013 written creations and helps keep things organized. There’s a difference between a header and a heading, and [more…]

How to Design Different Headers and Footers for Different Pages in Word 2013

The header or footer you set is the same for every page in your Word 2013 document. Or is it? For example, you can use different headers for its odd and even pages. Or maybe you have a document where you [more…]

How to Use Templates in Word 2013

A template is a timesaver. It’s a way to create Word 2013 documents that use the same styles and formatting without your having to re-create all that work and effort. Basically, the template saves time [more…]

How to Use Themes in Word 2013

Themes apply decorative styles to your Word 2013 document, such as fonts and colors, which gives your written efforts a professionally formatted feel with minimal fuss or talent. It's like having a graphics [more…]

How to Use Automatic Formatting in Word 2013

Part of the AutoCorrect function in Word 2013 is a feature named AutoFormat. Whereas AutoCorrect is used to fix primarily typos and common spelling boo-boos, AutoFormat is used to fix formatting fumbles [more…]

Tricks to Format Paragraphs in Word 2013

At the paragraph level, AutoFormat in Word 2013 helps you quickly handle some otherwise irksome formatting issues. Some folks like this feature, some despise it. That’s the way it goes with most things [more…]

How to Create Borders in Word 2013

To create borders around your text in Word 2013, you can use either the Borders command button from the ribbon or you can summon the Borders and Shadings dialogue box. [more…]

How to Draw Lines, Borders, and Boxes in Word 2013

Here a line. There a line. Everywhere a line-line. Among its many features, Word 2013 gives you options to play with lines, borders and boxes. There are various ways to apply lines, borders, and boxes [more…]

How to Create Tables in Word 2013

In Word 2013, tables have an advantage over organizing information with rows and columns, courtesy of the Tab key. That’s because a table is considered its own document element, one that Word manipulates [more…]

Word 2013 Table Tricks and Tips

In Word 2013, text pours into a table on a cell-by-cell basis. You can type a word, sentence, or even a paragraph. All that text stays in the cell, though the cell changes size to accommodate larger quantities [more…]

How to Modify Tables in Word 2013

Most of the time, you’ll find that your Word 2013 table requires some adjustments, some formatting, or tines and tweaks to get things just right. That’s all possible, using the Table Tools tabs after the [more…]

How to Terminate Columns in Word 2013

You can stop the multicolumn format and terminate columns in one of several ways in Word 2013. For a newspaper column, the newspaper can go under. For a Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian column, your civilization [more…]

How to Make Lists with Bullets and Numbers in Word 2013

Whenever you have more than two items to describe in your Word 2013 document, consider creating a list. To draw attention to such a list, to call it out from the rest of your text, you can try hanging [more…]

How to Build an Index in Word 2013

A handy feature in Word 2013 is the ability to build an index. An index is a reference list like a table of contents, but with more detail and at the opposite end of the document. Also, the index is organized [more…]

How to Insert a Shape into a Word 2013 Document

Word 2013 comes with a library of common shapes ready to insert into your document. Graphics professionals call the shapes line art. You can call forth line art into your document by following these steps [more…]

How to Insert Images In and Around Text in a Word 2013 Document

You can place graphics into your Word 2013 document in three different ways. Each of these ways to place an image features various options, which help you create the look you want. The options are found [more…]

How to Edit Images in a Word 2013 Document

Prepare your images before you slap them down in Word 2013. That’s because Word lets you work with and edit graphics, even though it’s not a graphics program. Still, Word offers some touch-up features [more…]


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