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How to Cross-Reference in Microsoft Word

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How to Cross-Reference in Microsoft Word

Cross-references refer readers to other parts of your document. In Microsoft Word, you can also...

How to Use Wildcards to Search a Document in Microsoft Word

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How to Use Wildcards to Search a Document in Microsoft Word

‘Wildcards’, in the context of Microsoft Word, are characters that allow you to refine a...

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How to Use the Ruler Tool in Microsoft Word

The ruler tool in Microsoft Word provides a simple way of making sure different parts...

How to Change Units of Measurement in Microsoft Word

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How to Change Units of Measurement in Microsoft Word

Do you prefer to work in inches rather than centimetres? Or vice versa? Or maybe...

A Quick Guide to Add-Ins in Microsoft Word

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A Quick Guide to Add-Ins in Microsoft Word

The ‘add-ins’ in Microsoft Word can be very useful, offering simple ways to complete tasks...

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How to Change the Paper Size in Microsoft Word

Did you know that Microsoft Word lets you change your paper size to suit any...

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How to Use Themes in Microsoft Word

You can use the themes in Microsoft Word to apply a consistent formatting style to...

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Understanding the Citation Tools in Microsoft Word

The citation tools in Microsoft Word make it easy to add references to your work....

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How to See the Word Count in Microsoft Word

You may need to keep track of the number of words in a document (e.g....

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How to Create a Fillable Form in Microsoft Word

Did you know that you can create an interactive form in Microsoft Word? To do...

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How and When to Use Hyphenation in Microsoft Word

In this post, we’ll look at how (and when) to use the hyphenation options in...

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A Quick Guide to Underlining in Microsoft Word

Underlining text in Microsoft Word is simple. You can even tailor the line style! To...

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Alt Text in Microsoft Word and Google Docs

Alternative text (also known as ‘alt text’, ‘alt tags’, or ‘alt descriptions’) is text that...

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Superscript, Subscript and Strikethrough in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word has options to apply superscript, subscript, and strikethrough to text in a document....

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How to Type Fractions in Microsoft Word

Fractions are used in all sorts of writing, from science and maths papers to financial...

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Microsoft Word Tips: How to Control Vertical Alignment

Do you need to make text appear halfway between the top and bottom of a...

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How to Create a List of Abbreviations in Microsoft Word

If you’re creating a large document, such as a thesis or business report, it could...

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