Adding a link to a Word document using CTRL-K

I will admit that I’m a mouse person, in that I don’t use a lot of keyboard shortcuts. But this is one that’s handy and saves a lot of clicking around in the Ribbon Bar. You can easily add a hyperlink in a Word document by using the CTRL-K keyboard shortcut. Here’s how…

Sorting a list of content in Word

I’m used to sorting columns in Excel, as that’s one of the main things you do. But I never really thought about sorting content in a Word document, as it (in my mind) is just unformatted “stuff.” But, you *can* sort a list of content in Word, and it’s pretty slick. Here’s how…

Checking for gender-inclusivity when using Word

If you’re old like me, words like “policeman” and “fireman” just want to roll off your tongue, as that’s what you grew up with. But today’s communication often requires a more gender-inclusive word selection like “police officer” or “fire fighter.” Microsoft Word has an option that will allow you to do grammar checks for that very scenario. Here’s how to activate that…

Using the Word Format Painter

There are times when you are working on a Word document, and you have to match the formatting on your content to formatting found somewhere else in the document. Rather than try and figure out the font settings, you can instead use the Format Painter option to automatically match things up. Here’s how…

Multiple Office Clipboards in Office applications

Having done this tip gig for a number of years now, I don’t often find a tip that blows my mind. It’s even more rare that I find a tip that blows my mind, *and* has apparently been there for years. Today’s tip fits that bill… you can have up to 24 selectable Office Clipboard entries to choose from when you’re working in Outlook, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Even better is that they are shared across all those programs!  Here’s how it works…

Updating your Status Bar in Word

There’s a ton of information in the Status Bar at the bottom of your Word document, but I’m not sure you know that you can change and customize what information shows up down there. Here’s how you do that…

Using the new Tap feature in Outlook

When you’re putting together an email, sometimes you need to pull content from a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file you’ve worked on. There’s a new feature in Outlook 2016 (and in Word 2016) called Tap. This will show you slides, images, charts, objects, or any other item you have in files stored in OneDrive, and make it easy for you to add it to your email or document. Here’s how…

Making your voice heard at Microsoft – UserVoice sites for our relevant software

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t get a question from someone along the lines of “does do , and why doesn’t it?”. Or, there’s the “when will Microsoft change to allow us to do ” question. Bottom line… we don’t know, and we have virtually no sway to influence Microsoft to change their software… but you do!