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How To Go Back To your Last Editing Location.

May 9th, 2010

You have finished editing your last document and now have come back to it at a later time. When going into word. It always opens a new blank document.

Here is a very simple technique to get you back to where you last was.

As soon as the blank document opens press [shift][F5].

This will show you your last four edits in word.

If you do this method within seconds on the new document opening it will take you to your last edited save.

Microsoft Word 2003 – Create Wonderful Borders and Stationery in No Time

January 15th, 2010

Microsoft Word 2003 – Create Wonderful Borders and Stationery in No Time

By Ugur Akinci

Microsoft Word 2003 has this great and foolproof functionality to create borders and shades with which you can whip up your own stationeries and fliers in no time.

For example, let’s say you have an import-export business and you’d like to create a stationery that visually signals a world-wide involvement.

1) Create a blank new document (File > New > Blank Document).

2) Select Format > Borders and Shading… from the main menu. (Word menu options that display a dialog box are always followed by an ellipsis — three dots).

3) In the PREVIEW box on the right, click the left top button, displaying a selected TOP BORDER.

4) From the ART drop-down list at the bottom center, select the WORLD GLOBE clip art.

5) To make each individual shape smaller or larger, use the WIDTH field.

6) To have a FRAME all around your stationery made up of the same clip art, select BOX option from the SETTING list on the left.

7) Under the top border, type in your business name, contact info, and all the other relevant information.

8) To add a background color to your text, use the SHADING tab.

9) Save your document as a Document Template (.dot) and you are done.

Try all the other options in the ART drop-down list. I especially like the STARS and other GEOMETRIC borders further down the list. They make an eye-catching graphic addition to your document that will never fail to grab interest.

Borders and Shading is great to create garage sale flyers and small business brochures too. Try and find out for your self all the endless ways in which this functionality can help you design your own marketing materials.

Ugur Akinci PhD is the author of “101 Ways to Power-Up Your Writing” – Tips and Advice from a Fortune 500 Writer.

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Microsoft Word 2003 – Compare and Merge 2 Documents

January 15th, 2010

Microsoft Word 2003 – Compare and Merge 2 Documents

By Ugur Akinci

Did you know that Microsoft Word 2003 can compare two related but different documents and merge them nicely, creating a single document out of them?

What’s more, MS Word also gives you full manual control about the changes. You can accept or reject each change individually since they are all listed as red text balloons on the right margin of the new document, with the deleted items clearly linked to the exact location in the text where the change is made.

What’s important here is the ORDER in which the documents are merged and compared. MS Word will take the SECOND document as a base and will try to pour the FIRST document into the mold of the second one.

For example, let’s say we have two documents:

DOCUMENT A is a list of “10 things to do on Saturday.”

DOCUMENT B is a list of “5 things to do on Monday.”

Now, comparing and merging Doc A with Doc B will yield different results than comparing and merging Doc B with Doc A. (In the language of mathematics, the “compare and merge” operation is NOT commutative.)

If we first open Doc A and then select Tools > Compare and Merge Documents… and then browse and select Doc B and click the MERGE button, the merged document will have a list of 5 items.

If we first open Doc B and then select Tools > Compare and Merge Documents… and then browse and select Doc A and click the MERGE button, the merged document will have a list of 10 items.

By right-clicking on every change you can accept or reject Word’s suggestion.

This is a handy feature that can be useful in comparing two versions of the same document or two related lists with different features.

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