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Word: Cut or Copy to Spike

How to Cut or Copy to Spike in Word

The Spike is a feature I don’t see used very often. When you normally copy and paste the copy goes into the clipboard, but you can only copy one section at a time. The spike allows you to copy several sections one at a time and stacks them together so when you past from the spike all the sections are pasted. This also removes the copied sections from the spike.

Save As

F12 Key – Save As

Save As
The F12 key is a great way to select the Save As dialog box.

Ctrl + S is the shortcut for Save.

Pressing the F12 function key gets you to the Save As dialog much faster than clicking the File ribbon tab for the backstage view and then clicking Save As.

Customise the Background and Title Bar

How to Customise the Background and Title Bar in Microsoft Office

The customise feature in the Microsoft Office feature has no real practical use other than to be more pleasing to your own eyes. The video shows you how to change background and title bar colours in Office 2010 and Office 2016.

Mini Toolbar

Mini Toolbar Word, Excel and PowerPoint


To access the mini toolbar simply right click a cell in Excel or right click on selected text in Word or PowerPoint. In addition to the shortcut menu you will see a mini toolbar where you can select one of the common formatting commands.

 

Import Currency Format to Word from Excel

Import Currency Format

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Often I get asked how to import the currency format from Excel to Word as a straight forward mail-merge import loses the formatting. The formatting is carried out within Word by formatting the field within the document. The three currency fields in this example do not have the £ symbol and do not have two decimal places.

You can display the field codes by clicking the Preview Results command on the Mailing ribbon tab.

Now right click on the field code you wish to format
Select Toggle Field Codes

Place your insertion point at the end of the code but before the }

Type \# £##,00    

note the space before and after \#