I don't know whether you noticed or not, but WordTips just passed a milestone a week ago. You see, I started publishing the newsletter many years ago, with the first issue coming out on March 1, 1997. That means that we just passed the 17th anniversary of WordTips, and this is the 889th issue of the newsletter. (I haven't missed a week of publishing in that 17 years.)
In that first issue I published tips about how to change Word's startup directory, how to sort text, an explanation of what MRU files are, and how to transpose two words. The tips focused on the then-current versions of WordóWord 6, Word 95, and Word 97. (My, how times have changed!)
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the tips in this issue as I continue to publish for (hopefully) years to come.
If you have an idea for a tip, send it our way. Any tips contributed will be credited in the issue in which they appear. You can learn more about the tips in this week's issue of WordTips by clicking the links provided below.
Hiding Table Gridlines, by Default
The edges to table cells are shown two ways in Word: gridlines and borders. Table gridlines are only seen in Word; they do not print. Borders are visible in Word and on the printed page. Applying borders to table cells overrides the display or hiding of gridlines.
Setting Default Label Formats
Setting default formats for envelopes is easy; setting them for labels is not so easy. Here are some ideas on things you can try to get your labels closer to how you want them.
Use Tables Effectively
Microsoft Word is wonderful at presenting data clearly and easily. Creating a table is one of the ways you can present your data. Creating tables is easy, but using them effectively can be tricky. WordTips: Terrific Tables allows you to get the most from your tables.
Doubling Your Money
Make your money last longer by using your head when printing labels. Here's a great example of how you can double the usage you get from your labels.
Inserting Text with a Macro
Need to have your macro insert a bit of text into your document? It's easy to do using the TypeText method.
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