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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 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 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 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 Undo the Ignore All Command in Word 2013

Choosing the Ignore All command in Word 2013 means that all instances of a given misspelled word or typo are considered correctly spelled in your document. This statement holds true even when you save [more…]

How to Create an Envelope for Your Letter in Word 2013

Word 2013 gives you a quick way to print an envelope with every letter you create. You may have done this before and created a completely separate document for the envelope. When you follow these steps [more…]

How to Map Ctrl+F to the Advanced Find Command in Word 2013

Traditional Word users may be really disappointed that pressing the Ctrl+F key in Word 2013 summons the Navigation pane. They want Ctrl+F to bring forth the traditional Find dialog box, the one that’s [more…]

How to Make a Macro in Word 2013

Lots of people who are curious about macros in Word 2013. A macro is a teensy program you can write in Word that automates things, such as repetitive keystrokes or tasks. It’s actually quite handy — but [more…]

How to Find and Replace Formatting in Word 2013

You can use the Replace command in Word 2013 to replace text and apply formatting or to replace one type of formatting with another. Suppose that you want to replace all instances of underlined text with [more…]

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