Category Archives: MS Word Skills
Using Track Changes in Microsoft Word

Editing a document can be hard work (as proofreaders, we know this better than anyone). But there are tricks you can use to make life easier, such as the ‘Track Changes’ function in Microsoft Word...

29 November 2016 | 0 comments

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29/11/16

Microsoft Word Tips: Using Tables and Charts

When presenting data in an essay, tables and charts provide a visually striking way of communicating important information. And Microsoft Word makes adding tables and charts to a document pleasingly s...

26 October 2016 | 0 comments

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26/10/16

Adding Page and Section Breaks in Microsoft Word

When wanting to start something on a new page in Microsoft Word, many people simply hit ‘Enter’ repeatedly until a new page appears. This is a bad idea for two reasons: Any edits or formatting cha...

28 October 2016 | 0 comments

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28/10/16

Bullet Points and Numbered Lists in Microsoft Word

Have you ever noticed that long, unbroken passages of text can be off-putting? That’s why one-sentence paragraphs and listicles are everywhere on the internet these days. And while you can’t write...

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

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27/09/16

Back Up! (4 Tips for Avoiding Lost Data Heartache)

Computers make life easier for students in many ways, from user-friendly word processors to the many Weird Wonders of the World Wide Web. Nevertheless, there are occasions when even computer technol- ...

17 August 2016 | 0 comments

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17/08/16

How to Use Heading Styles in Microsoft Word

Style is essential to making a strong first impression. Admittedly, this usually applies to fashion rather than formatting. But in the academic realm, you’ll win more points for applying clear and c...

5 October 2016 | 0 comments

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05/10/16

Adding Page Numbers in Microsoft Word

Compared to some of the fancier options in Microsoft Word, the ability to add page numbers might seem a little mundane. Yet this simple aspect of formatting is essential for everything from CVs to PhD...

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

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26/05/16

How to Set Text Direction in Microsoft Word

99.9% of the time in English language writing, sentences start on the left hand side of the page. This is simply how we do things. But not every language uses this convention. In Hebrew and Arabic, fo...

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

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26/05/16

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