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You can customize the Word 2010 ribbon by adding the Word commands you use most often to a custom tab. Or you can get a head start by downloading the new Favorites tab.
How do we know your favorites? We don't, but we used customer data (from Word 2007 Service Pack 2) to identify which command buttons are clicked the most.
The idea is to save you time. (And then you'll have more time to write!)
-- Joannie Stangeland
Why do figures, or images, sometimes jump to a different page in your Word document? This is one of the great mysteries of Word and today, I’ll reveal the answer.
To get to the bottom of this question, it’s important to understand the concept of anchoring. Every floating figure in a Word document is actually attached to the page. This point of attachment is called the “anchor” and is indicated by a small anchor icon. To see this, you’ll need to enable the display of the icon by clicking the File tab and then clicking Options. In the Display section, select the check box next to Object Anchors. Now, when you select a floating figure, you’ll see the anchor icon appear on the page.
You have questions. Many of you have questions. I have questions--and we're all looking for answers. Answers.microsoft.com is exactly that--answers to your questions.
What kind of Word questions have people been asking and answering? Here are a few...
Line spacing is different in Word now. It's looser. Paragraph spacing is different, too--again, it's looser, more open, designed for easier reading. And in Word 2010 you can choose the look that you want with new paragraph spacing options.You can find out more about line spacing and paragraph spacing in Adjust the line spacing between text or paragraphs, or you can peruse a compendium of resources.And you can see the new paragraph spacing options in action in this video:
But if you want to give your document the all-single-spacing look, you can do that, too: Make my document look like a Word 2003 document.Because it's also about time--yours.
Yikes! What happens if you close a document before you've had a chance to save it and give it a name?
Word 2010 saves a draft of your document. See how you can get it back:
Wrapping text around figures, also known as graphic objects or images, can help give your documents a more polished look and help focus attention on the most important content. Last week, I wrote about the basics of inline vs. floating figures. One of the big differences between these types of images is that floating images are positioned separately from the text, allowing text to wrap around, over, and behind the images. Word has several wrapping styles that give you control over how the image integrates with the document. Today, I’ll explain the options and share my thoughts on when to use each one.
We are all familiar with this cliché by now, but it is true nonetheless. A picture conveys a lot of visual information that is open to interpretation by the viewer. The immediate benefit is that images can be used to evoke emotion or set the ambience. However, if too much is left open for interpretation, an image can distract from the point you are trying to make.
In this blog post you can see examples and learn how image editing can help your documents be more memorable, likeable, and more easily understood.
Figures can add a ton of pizazz to a document, but they don’t always behave the way you might expect, which can be incredibly frustrating. With a little behind the scenes information, you can put your figures in their place.
Theresa Estrada, a program manager on the Word team, writes today about the basics of working with graphic objects--shapes, text boxes, pictures, and more. This is the first of a series of posts about graphic objects.
Most of us are remember images and diagrams better than words. I won't bore you with the research references, but the numbers are pretty straightforward on that. Not only do we remember better, but when words are accompanied by illustrations, we even understand the content better.
Word 2010 has the right tools for you to make your documents more visual, and therefore more memorable, likeable, and understandable...
Whenever I submit a manuscript to a publisher, I need to include a table of contents. Publishers require page numbers and a table of contents. I want that table of contents to look perfect and professional, with all the right headings and page numbers and dotted leader lines. And I can get that from the Table of Contents gallery, as long as I've applied the right styles. But I want more.I want to customize my table of contents to fit my manuscript's requirements. For that, I need training--and that means training ahead of time instead of 10:00 the night before my manuscript submission must be postmarked or sent in email.For Word 2010 table of contents training, Office.com hosts a brand-new free online course, so you can understand how the styles work in your table of contents. One of the best parts about the training course is that you can watch the videos to see how it's done. It's a great time to get a good understanding of tables of contents--before you're up against that next deadline.