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WordTips (menu) for 24 February 2018

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Dotted Letter Fonts

Teaching children to write the alphabet can be rewarding. One common way to teach is to create worksheets that show letters composed of dots, and the students can trace over the dots to form the letters. There are a wide variety of places you can get fonts that can be used to create these worksheets; a few of the Web sites are discussed in this tip.

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Saving Documents as Read-Only by Default

When you save your documents, you can specify that they be saved in a "read-only" format so that they cannot be changed as easily. This tip explains how you can modify the Save As command so that documents are saved as read-only by default.

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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.

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Converting Inches to Points

Typographical measurements are often expressed in points. There are several formatting settings that, when accessed through a macro, require measurements to be made in points. Fortunately, VBA provides a function that can handle the conversion from inches into points for you.

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Reverse Numbered Lists

Adding numbered lists to your document is a snap; Word provides tools to add them immediately. What Word doesn't do is provide a way to create a "countdown list" that is in reverse order. Here's how you can do it.

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