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Changing the default progam for opening files

These instructions were created for Windows 10, but will be very similar for older versions of Windows such as 7, Vista and XP. Send me a comment if you have a query.

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MS Office – Quick Access Toolbar tip

By default, the Quick Access Toolbar is within the program’s Title Bar (as you’ll see in the screenshot below).

MS Office - Quick Access Toolbar 1A

Many users find the Quick Access Toolbar easier to use in a slightly different position – underneath the Ribbon as you can see here:- Read the rest of this entry

Word – Thumbnails view

Here’s a great tip for long documents. You can view a panel showing a “thumbnail” of each page on the left hand side of the screen, allowing you to quickly see an overview of its layout and contents without too much scrolling

Word thumbnails view

To see this panel, call up the “View” menu and you’ll see a tickbox for Show/Hide Thumbnails. The panel can even be resized to you can see 2 pages side by side.


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MS Word Font spacing – How to adjust …..

MS WORD (all versions) – Here’s how to adjust the font spacing so that words appear clearer …. which is GREAT for headings !

Font spacing pic for Linked In
1. You open the Font dialog box (using the little arrow to the bottom right of the font icons, which are on the Home ribbon.

2. Switch to the tab called “Character Spacing” and choose how much to expand the text by. Once you’re happy with the preview, click OK to confirm.


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Making text clearer in Microsoft Word

Do you know you can expand the spacing BETWEEN characters in a line ?

It can make words a lot CLEARER like this picture shows …..

font spacing 1

It’s very easy and quick – click here to see how (you’ll jump to another post within my blog) ….