Happy Labor Day

Here we are at the end of August already. In the United States, we are also just entering into a holiday weekend (Labor Day). People will be having picnics and going on trips in order to wring the very last out of their hectic summers.

I hope that whatever is happening in your area of the world that you take some time away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the fleeting moments that pass us all too quickly without our notice.

My best to you and yours.

—Allen
     

WordTips (menu) for 30 August 2014

Formatting
Watermarks in Columns

If you are creating small flyers (two per page), you may want to include a watermark graphic in the background of each of the flyers. Here's some ideas on how you can accomplish this task.

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AutoText
Extra Spaces after AutoText Substitutions

AutoText is a great tool for inserting standard information in your documents. It is also possible, however, to get results that you don't quite expect from the AutoText entries you create. Attention to the smallest details can be important, as exemplified in this tip.

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Find what You Need, then Replace It

Find and Replace is the most powerful tool in Word's editing arsenal. Discover how you can use this tool to zero in on just the portion of your document that you need. From simple searches to complex patterns, you can use and master Find and Replace.

 
Microsoft Chart
Changing the Default Chart Type

If you don't have Excel installed on your system, Microsoft Graph is a handy way to create simple charts for your documents. If you want to change what Microsoft Graph uses as its default chart type, you'll love the information in this tip.

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Word is a great word processor
Determining the Size of a File

When processing a document using a macro, you may need to know the precise size of a particular file. The way you figure this out is to use the FileLen function, described in this tip.

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