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How to Organize Images in a Word 2013 Document

When things grow complicated with your document’s graphics in Word 2013, you enter the realm of image organization. Multiple images often require positioning, aligning, arranging, and grouping into a unit [more…]

How to Use Special Characters in Word 2013

Word 2013 lets you type all 26 letters of the alphabet. With other special characters — plus, numbers 1 through 9 and 0, a smattering of symbols, and punctuation thingies, that’s a lot to type. [more…]

How to Use Fields in Word 2013

The phrase “carved in stone” refers to text that doesn’t change. But, with fields, what you write in Word 2013 isn’t carved in stone. To liven things up a bit, Word has a way to let you add [more…]

How to Add the Date and Time in Word 2013 Document

You probably have people who want to know the current date and time, or maybe you simply want to insert the date or time, or both, into your Word 2013 document. With few exceptions, time travelers are [more…]

How to Work with Multiple Documents in Word 2013

You need not limit your word processor usage to toiling with a single document. You can open multiple documents in Word 2013, you can work on the lot, you can even split a document in a window or open [more…]

How to Type Topics in a Word 2013 Outline

Outlines in Word 2013 are composed of topics and subtopics. Topics are your main ideas, with subtopicsdescribing the details. You should start your outline by adding the main topics. To do so, just type [more…]

How to Create Subtopics in a Word 2013 Outline

Outlines in Word 2013 have several levels. Beneath topics are subtopics, and those subtopics can have their own subtopics. For example, your main topic may be Things I Regret, and the subtopics would be [more…]

How to Expand and Contract Topics in a Word 2013 Outline

Unless you tell 2013 Word otherwise, it displays all topics in your outline, from top to bottom — everything. You may need to expand and contract your topics to see a grand overview of only the main topics [more…]

How to Display and Review Comments in Word 2013

Normally Word 2013 uses the cartoon bubble as your clue that a comment exists in the text. When you point the mouse at text, it becomes highlighted, showing where the comment is. But when you’re really [more…]

How to Track and Review Changes in Word 2013

Comparing documents in Word 2013 after they're edited is the defensive way to locate and review changed text. A more friendly way to do things is simply to direct your editor to activate Word’s revision-tracking [more…]

How to Create a Recipient List in Word 2013

Unless you already have recipient lists built and saved in Word 2013, you need to make one from scratch. This process involves setting up the list, removing unneeded fields that Word annoyingly preselects [more…]

Stuff That Happens While You Type in Word 2013

As you madly compose your text in Word 2013, fingers energetically jabbing the buttons on the keyboard, you may notice a few things happening on the screen. You might see spots. You might see lines and [more…]

How to Use the Insertion Pointer in Word 2013

The key to pulling off lots of tricks in Word 2013 is to know how to move the insertion pointer to the exact spot you want. The beauty of the word processor is that you can edit any part of your document [more…]

How to Remove Unwanted Text in Word 2013

The ability to erase text in Word 2013 is just as valuable and necessary as the ability to create text. Deleting text is part of writing text, part of thinking and rethinking, and part of self-editing. [more…]

How to Use the Undo Command in Word 2013

The Undo command undoes anything you do in Word 2013, which includes formatting text, moving blocks, typing and deleting text, formatting — the whole enchilada. You have two handy ways to unleash the Undo [more…]

How to Manipulate a Block of Text in Word 2013

You can block text. But what can you do with those marked blocks of text? Why, plenty of things can be done to manipulate the text! You can apply a format to all text in the block, move a block, search [more…]

How to Use Advanced Find in Word 2013

In Word 2013, what you really want for finding text is the traditional Find dialog box, the one that lived in the neighborhood before the Navigation pane rolled into town. [more…]

How to Replace Found Text in Word 2013

When you want to find something and replace it with something else in Word 2013, you use the Find and Replace command. Suppose that you may want to change all instances of [more…]

How to Select Text by Letter in Word 2013

When you’re selecting more than a single word in Word 2013, the mouse tends to grab text a full word at a time. If you want Word to select text by characters rather than by words, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Copy a Block of Text in Word 2013

After a block of text is marked in Word 2013, you can copy it into another part of your document to duplicate the text. The original block remains untouched by this operation. Follow these steps to copy [more…]

How to Remove Words from the Word 2013 Custom Dictionary

When you choose the Add to Dictionary command in Word 2013, the given word is placed into the custom dictionary. Recognizing that people may change their minds, Word allows you to edit its custom dictionary [more…]

How to Perform All-at-Once Document Proofing in Word 2013

You can opt to have Word 2013 make a once-over scan for spelling and grammatical errors. This process can take place when you’re done writing, just before printing or publishing your document. It’s kind [more…]

How to Prepare Your Printer to Print Word 2013 Documents

Before you print a document from Word 2013, you will need to make sure that your printer is read for you. Follow these steps to ensure that the printer is ready to print: [more…]

How to Prepare to Share a Word 2013 Document

Lots of interesting things can be put into your Word 2013 document that you don’t want published. You need to prepare it before you share it. These items include comments, revision marks, hidden text, [more…]

How to Send a Word 2013 Document by E-Mail

E-mailing your Word 2013 document is a snap! But it’s a little different depending on which email program you are using. If you’re using Microsoft Outlook, it works one way. Other programs work a little [more…]


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