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Office 2013 Proofing tools downloads

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/05

For my link archive:

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Word Shortcuts links

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/12

I was trying to get the love of my life from using a mouse into keyboard shortcuts.

They come natural to me as I learned them step by step from Word for Windows 1.0 until now as I have been a keyboard person since the early 1990s.

But she has been a mouse person all her life, struggling to become faster using word. The mouse became a hindrance, especially since so much has moved around to deeper levels in the Word user interface over time.

This is what I came up with after doing a few searches on-line:

I was amazed at how scattered out and incomplete the information in these links is.

–jeroen

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Resize a table in Word or PowerPoint for Mac – Office Support

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/08

Why does it take forever for Microsoft Office suite programs to function the same across their various components and over operating systems. It has been like 2 decades and still sizing columns/rows in tables is a nightmare.

[WayBack] Resize a table in Word or PowerPoint for Mac – Office Support.

In my case PowerPoint: it is so different from Excel, and even different from Word, that it gives me headaches.

This is what PowerPoint 2011 could do; more recent versions are only marginally better:

PowerPoint

You can resize a whole table to improve readability or to improve the visual effect of your document. You can also resize one or more rows, columns, or individual cells in a table.

Do any of the following:

Resize a table

  1. Click the table.
  2. Rest the pointer on any corner of the table until Table Resize Cursor appears, and then drag the table boundary until the table is the size that you want.

Change the row height in a table

  1. Rest the pointer on the row boundary that you want to move until Horizontal split arrow appears, and then drag the boundary until the row is the height that you want.

    If you have text in a table cell, the row must be the same height or taller than the text.

Change the column width in a table

  1. Rest the pointer on the column boundary that you want to move until Vertical split arrow appears, and then drag the boundary until the column is as wide as you want.

    If you have text in a table cell, the column must be as wide as or wider than the text.

Change the row or column to fit the text

  • Rest the pointer on the column boundary until Vertical split arrow appears or the row boundary until Horizontal split arrow appears, and then double-click it.

Make multiple rows or columns the same size

  1. Select the columns or rows that you want to make the same size, and then click the Table Layout tab.
  2. Under Cells, click Distribute Rows or Distribute Columns.

    Tables Layout tab, Cells group

–jeroen

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Word for Windows Keyboard Shortcut for Find Next – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/05

Unlike most applications where F3 is search next, Office has their own thought about keyboard shortcuts.

So in Word for Windows, you can use these:

  • Find next:
    • “RepeatFind”: Shift+F4 or Ctrl+Alt+Y.
    • “Browse next item”:  Control+PageDown.
  • Find previous:
    • “Browse previous item”: Control+PageUp.

–jeroen

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Improve Word performance with tables

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/25

Apart from the obvious “use less tables” and “break tables apart”, these can also help big time:

  1. Run %WinDir%\System32\SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe
  2. Choose “Ajust for best performance” (it will disable all visual enhancements)
  3. Re-enable “Smooth edges of screen fonts” (it will make it easier to set bold and italic apart in Word)

If it is still too slow, I might look into these:

–jeroen

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Posted in Microsoft Surface on Windows 7, Office, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Word | Leave a Comment »

 
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