Got a version of Word that uses the menu interface (Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, or Word 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.
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Microsoft Word is an incredibly powerful program, but getting at that power may not be as easy or intuitive as you might like. It can be incredibly frustrating when you know you should be able to do something with the program but can't, for the life of you, figure out how to do it.
WordTips is designed to help you figure out how to do the things you need to do with Microsoft Word, right now! Here you can find answers to your Microsoft Word questions, and those answers are free! This site contains thousands of tips, tricks, and ideas on how to use Microsoft Word better, faster, and more easily.
In particular, this site is most helpful for users of the menu-based Word interface. That means that the vast majority of tips on this site are for users of Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, and Word 2003. If you are using a newer version of Microsoft Word, you'll want to check out our sister site, which focuses on the ribbon-based Word interface introduced in Word 2007. You can find it at http://wordribbon.tips.net.
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