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Paste to Word

How to copy text from one program and paste it into Microsoft Word

Numbered Lists

How to have a non-numbered paragraph in the middle of a numbered list in Microsoft Word.

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.

F12 - Save AsF12 Key - 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.

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.

72°

Entering the degree symbol while typing in Microsoft Word.

Mini Toolbar Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Mini Toolbar Excel

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.

Mini Toolbar Word

 

Shortcuts to highlight text in Word

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.

Mail Merge Excel currency format to Word

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.

Mail Merge Excel currency format to Word

Now right click on the field code you wish to format

Mail Merge Excel currency format to Word

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 \#

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