It is Live!

If you've been paying attention to this space over the last few weeks, you know that I have been seeking feedback on what information new Word users need to know. (In other words, "what do you wish you had known when you first started using Word?") I've been asking about this because, as I also mentioned, I was thinking about starting a YouTube channel that featured videos for beginners.

Well, I'm pleased to announce that I've actually done it--I've started a WordTips YouTube channel. Here's the link to the channel, for now:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IfsYHnJyGqizVMDY69Ijg

Yes, that's a stupid long URL, but there is nothing I can do about it right now. I have to wait at least 30 days before I can ask the YouTube gods to change it.

There is something you can do to help out, though. First, visit the channel using the link above. Second, click the "Subscribe" button for the channel. The more subscribers, the easier it will be to get the URL shortened after that 30-day period is over.

I should point out, too, that the channel won't just include videos for Word beginners. I'm putting the videos for beginners in a separate playlist on the channel (so they are easy to find), but I'm going to be creating and uploading all sorts of Word-related videos to the channel. My goal is to upload one per week, so stay tuned!

Anyway, if you hop on over to the channel and click "Subscribe," I'd love to hear what you think about what you are seeing so far.

Let me know.

—Allen
     

WordTips (menu) for 27 November 2021

Macros extend Word
Changing Directories in a Macro

When a macro works with files, it often has to change between different directories on your disk drive. This is done using the ChDir command, as described in this tip.

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Printing
Defining Default Printers on a Document Level

If you use multiple printers, you may wonder how to set each document in Word to remember which printer to use for that document. You'll need to manipulate a few things to make this happen. Here's how.

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Do You Need an Index?

Word includes dozens of tools that, if used properly, can make your documents easier for readers to use. Chief among these tools are those that allow you to create indexes and special tables. Here's how you can master these these tools to benefit your documents and your readers.

 
Customizing Word
Changing Measurement Units

When working in Word's dialog boxes, most people understand that you should enter measurements using inches. If you don't like inches, you can change the default unit of measurement to something more to your liking.

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Tools
Ignoring Punctuation in Names

If you have a word that includes punctuation as part of the word itself, then you may be frustrated by how Word treats that word when checking spelling and grammar. Here's how you can get Word to ignore the punctuation.

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