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How to Check Spelling as You Type in Word 2013

Word 2013 has an internal library stocked with zillions of words, all spelled correctly. Every time you type a word, it’s checked against that dictionary. When the word isn’t found, it’s marked as suspect [more…]

How to Deal with Incorrectly Flagged Words in Word 2013

Occasionally in Word 2013, the spell checker bumps into a word it doesn't recognize and incorrectly flags it as misspelled, such as your last name or perhaps your city. Word dutifully casts doubt on the [more…]

How to Use AutoCorrect in Word 2013

Some typos and spelling errors in Word 2013 are never graced by the AutoCorrect red zigzag. That's because Word quickly fixes hundreds of common typos and spelling errors on the fly. The AutoCorrect feature [more…]

How to Control Proofing Options in Word 2013

All document-proofing options and settings are kept in one place, buried deep in Word 2013. Before you can make changes, you have to get to the proofing options. Here's how to get there: [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 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 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 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 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…]

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 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 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…]

How to Build Fractions in Word 2013

The AutoCorrect feature in Word 2013 can build common fractions for you. Actually, it doesn't build them as much as it pulls them from a set of existing fraction [more…]

How to Use the Open Command in Word 2013

Open is the standard computer command in Word 2013 used to fetch a document that already exists on the computer’s storage system. You use Open to hunt down documents that were previously saved and open [more…]

How to Open One Document Inside Another in Word 2013

It’s possible in Word 2013 to open one document inside of another. Doing so isn’t as rare as you’d think. For example, you may have your biography, résumé, or curriculum vitae in a file on disk and want [more…]

How to Recover a Draft in Word 2013

Computers crash. Users forget to save in a pinch. Or perhaps another type of disaster has befallen your unsaved Word 2013 document. When the planets are properly aligned and the word processing gods are [more…]

How to Create a Template Based on an Existing Document in Word 2013

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but building your own document template in Word 2013 can take even less time. That’s because you can easily create a template based on a document you’ve already slaved over. [more…]

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