Tips on the WordTips Web site are written for various versions of Word. You'll find tips written for Word 97 (version 8), Word 2000 (version 9), Word 2002 (version 10), and Word 2003 (version 11). Each tip is clearly marked as to which version it covers. (See the notation at the bottom of each tip.)
As of January 1, 2010, there are no more tips being added to this site that cover Word 2007. Instead, the focus of this site is how to use versions of Word that use the menu interface. If you need tips dealing with the ribbon interface, as used in the latest versions of Word, make sure you visit this site.
Many WordTips are equally applicable to versions of Word for the Mac. In fact, there are many newsletter subscribers who use only Word for the Mac. The differences in implementation for the Mac are not pointed out in WordTips, however. In addition, I don't point out the basic usage differences between Windows and Mac systems, such as holding down the Ctrl key as you click the mouse to simulate a right-click.
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For two reason, primarily. First, I use Word daily, and I really enjoy the program. That being said, there are still many things that are frustrating, and I have had to search for how to accomplish them. I think many other people are in the same boat. The second reason is that I love to write. I have written about 50 computer books (type my name into Amazon) and you have to love writing to do that.
WordTips is not a tutorial in how to write macros, but many of the tips included in WordTips rely on macros to accomplish tasks.
Many of the tips used in WordTips rely upon macros in order to run. There are actually two ways to use macros. The first is to record a macro, which is appropriate when you want to record a series of steps you perform quite often. The second method of creating a macro, writing one from scratch, is much more powerful, and also the way that you can best use the macros found in WordTips. Refer to the following tip for more information:
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