Change Can Be a Good Thing

One of the things I've been working on for quite a while (just over a year, believe it or not) is a new design for the Tips.Net sites. I'm not ready to switch over the WordTips sites quite yet, but I've made the plunge with a few of my other sites.

I'd really, really, REALLY appreciate it if you could visit one of these newly redesigned sites and let me know what you think. This site is probably a good approximation of what the WordTips site would look like:

https://drive.tips.net

The sites are intended to be a bit simpler, plus they are "responsive," so they look better on tablets and mobile devices.

Anyway, PLEASE let me know what you think. I suspect that all of my sites (including the WordTips sites) should be switched over in the next month or so.

—Allen
     

WordTips (menu) for 14 January 2017

Mail merge
Can't Merge Alphanumeric Data Correctly

When you merge data from Excel into a Word document, you may need to do some conditional processing based on the data you are merging. This can lead to some screwy results at times. Here's an example and how to fix it.

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Graphics
Displaying Thumbnails and Full-Size Images

Sometimes images can be just too big to display in a document. Instead you may want to display a smaller, thumbnail-size version of the graphic that people can click on in order to see the full-size version. Word doesn't have a built-in function to do this, but you can devise your own display method using the hyperlink capabilities of the program.

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Free Mac Security Online Course

The Practical Guide to Mac Security is a free course that will enable the typical home and office Mac user to secure their Mac from dangers like malware, online account break-ins, data loss, and online scams. The lessons allow you to secure your own Mac without needing to understand complicated computer techniques. A great everyday guide for everyday Mac users!

 
Word is a great word processor
Odd & Even Headers and Footers

Adding a running header or footer to a document can be a nice touch. If you want, you can even tell Word to use a different header and footer on odd pages than what it uses on even pages. Here's how.

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Web capabilities
Checking for Valid Hyperlinks

If you have a document containing a lot of hyperlinks, it would be cool if there was a way to check all those hyperlinks and make sure they weren't broken. Word doesn't provide such a feature, but there are ways you can help to accomplish the task.

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