Use Word’s Compare feature to maintain your sanity

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It’s time to write another business proposal – good for you!  So you get started.  You navigate to the folder your proposal document is saved in, discover you have two versions and can’t remember the difference between the two … what now? Well this is where Word’s Compare feature comes in handy.  It allows you […]

Dispelling the mystery surrounding bookmarks

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Writing recently about cross-referencing within Word got me thinking about bookmarks.  There are so many reference types that can be so easily cross-referenced; whereas the process to cross-reference a bookmark requires an extra step of adding the bookmark in the first place.  Does this put people off?  I don’t see bookmarks used very often so maybe […]

Using cell reference to ‘Excel’

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Technology not only helps us in a practical sense, but it can also teach us to look at things in a different way.  Let’s take using cell reference within Excel as an example: it’s a very simple formula but this small automation can certainly transform the way you do things. If you work with Excel […]

Cross-references: a time-saving tip

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Does cross-referencing drive you crazy?  Creating a Word template for a client recently, I was reminded of a handy tip I thought I’d share.  It’s a great time-saver and will hopefully make working with cross-references a little less frustrating. Let’s begin with an overview … then the tip! Cross-references Why use cross-references?  Well, there’s a […]

PowerPoint’s Summary Slide made easy

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Once upon a time in PowerPoint (2003 and earlier versions) it was possible, just like with Word, to create a Table of Contents with the click of a button, or two.  This feature was known as Summary Slide.  Unfortunately, it was removed from PowerPoint 2007 onwards, leaving users with a not so easy process to […]

Tidy up your formatting with Format Painter

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I often compile new documents by gathering text from documents I’ve created in the past.  It’s just so much easier and more efficient to copy and paste text you know is relevant instead of starting from scratch.  To avoid bringing across unwanted formatting, I always suggest using Word’s Keep Text Only feature, but the next best […]