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How to Save a Word 2013 Document in a Sharable Format

Not everyone can read Word 2013 documents. You may need to save in a sharable format. In fact, users of ancient versions of Word might not be able to read the Word documents you create in Word 2013. To [more…]

How to Format Basic Text in Word 2013

Word 2013 gives you lots of options for formatting your text. Word allows for very basic functions all the way up to advanced functions. You can change the format of your text in two ways: [more…]

How to Format a Paragraph in Word 2013

Among the many formatting options that Word 2013 offers are ways to format entire paragraphs, instead of just single words or sentences. You can format a paragraph in several ways: [more…]

How to Indent the First Line of a Paragraph in Word 2013

Word 2013 allows you to set certain formats, like indenting the first line of a paragraph. To have Word automatically indent the first line of every paragraph you type, heed these steps: [more…]

How to Create a Basic Tabbed List in Word 2013

Word 2013 gives you the option of creating a basic tabbed list. A common use for the left tab stop is to create a simple two-column list. The following steps describe how to set up this type of list: [more…]

How to Create a Two-Tab Paragraph in Word 2013

Tabs in Word 2013 can also be used to form an item list where the paragraph text remains in the rightmost column. It combines both paragraph- and tab-formatting skills. Follow these steps to create a list [more…]

How to Use the Center Tab Stop in Word 2013

The center tab is a unique critter with a special purpose: Text placed at a center tab in Word 2013 is centered on a line. Unlike centering a paragraph, only text placed at the center tab stop is centered [more…]

How to Make a Right Stop, Left Stop List in Word 2013

A right tab in Word 2013 seems useless until you've seen one in action. You use it to right-justify text at a tab stop, allowing a single line of text to contain both right- and left-justified text. You've [more…]

How to Use the Decimal Tab in Word 2013

The decimal tab in Word 2013 is used to line up columns of numbers. Although you can use a right tab to do this job, the decimal tab is a better choice. Rather than right-align text, as the right tab does [more…]

How to Set a Tab Stop in the Tabs Dialog Box in Word 2013

Sometimes, the tabs in Word 2013 can be frustrating. When you need for your tab stops to be precise and the ruler is proving unruly, follow these steps to set tabs in the Tab dialog box: [more…]

How to Set Leader Tab Stops in Word 2013

You can do only one task in Word 2013 in the Tabs dialog box that you cannot do with the ruler: Set a leader tab stop. What exactly is a leader tab stop [more…]

How to Add an Automatic Page Number in Word 2013

Word 2013 can not only automatically number your pages, but it also lets you place the page number just about anywhere on the page and in a variety of fun and interesting formats. Start your page numbering [more…]

How to Start Your Document with a Different Page Number in Word 2013

We know that the first page of a document is page 1, but Word 2013 doesn't care. It lets you start numbering your document at whichever page number you want. You may need to start with a page number other [more…]

How to Add a Cover Page in Word 2013

Word 2013 allows you the option of a cover page to make your document more presentable. The sneakiest and quickest way to slap down a cover page is to use Word’s Cover Page command. Here's how it works [more…]

How to Manually Make a Cover Page in Word 2013

The Cover Page command in Word 2013 is quick, but you may not like any of the design options. In this case, you can create your own cover page, spiffing it up with formatting commands, graphics, artwork [more…]

How to Insert a Text Box in Word 2013

A text box is a graphical element in Word 2013 that contains — hold your breath— text. The text can be used as a decorative element (as a pull quote) to highlight a passage of text on the page, or it can [more…]

How to Display the Date a Word 2013 Document is Printed

One of the date fields you can use in Word 2013 is PrintDate. This field reflects the current date (and time, if you like) that a document is printed. This may be a good idea for business documents, or [more…]

How to Open a Non-Word Document in Word 2013

Word 2013 can magically open and display a host of weird, non-Word documents. This may seem like it wouldn’t work, but it does. So, give it a shot. Here’s how it works: [more…]

How to Update an Older Word Document in Word 2013

Microsoft Word has been around for a long, long time with its newest update in 2013. In 2007, Word changed the file format used for its documents, moving from the older DOC file format to the present DOCX [more…]

How to Create a Master Document in Word 2013

The Master Document feature in Word 2013 allows you to collect and coordinate individual documents — called subdocuments — and cobble them all into one, large document. When you have a master document, [more…]

How to Split a Word 2013 Document

Splitting a document in Word 2013 isn’t a part of creating a master document, but it might be, if you mistakenly start out with a humongous document. To split any document into smaller documents, you basically [more…]

How to Add a Comment in Word 2013

What can you do to get comments into your text? The best way: You use the comment feature in Word 2013. To shove a comment into your document, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Highlight Text in Word 2013

Word 2013comes with a digital highlighter pen that lets you mark up and colorize the text in your document without damaging your computer monitor. To highlight your text, abide by these steps: [more…]

How to Compare Two Versions of a Document in Word 2013

You have the original copy of your Word 2013 document — the stuff you wrote. You also have the copy that Barbara, the vixen from the legal department, has worked on for a week or so. Both documents have [more…]

The Word 2013 Mail Merge Process

You can use information from the Outlook program, also a part of Microsoft Office, to work as a recipient list for a mail merge in Word. This trick works best, however, when you’re in a computer environment [more…]


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