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Fri
02
Nov
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Change The Angle Or Orientation Of Text In Excel 2007

You have no doubt seen spreadsheets and charts that had diagonal or vertical text, I am sure. If so, I am sure that you will agree that it is very impressive. It also will allow you to display more information in less space. You will be pleased to ... know that it is very easy to accomplish in Excel 2007. Follow the steps below to learn how: Launch MS Excel 2007 if it isn't already open. Type your text into a cell. Select the cell. On the Home tab of the Ribbon, find the Alignment group. In that group, you will see a button with an a and b and an arrow all on an angle. That is the Orientation ... (view more)

Fri
12
Oct
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Selecting Text Orientation for an Axis in Microsoft Graph: MS Word

When you are working with a Chart in MS Graph, you may sometimes want to change how text appears on an axis, such as changing the text from horizontal to vertical. Fortunately, MS Graph has made it easy to accomplish. Follow the steps below: Select ... the axis where you want to change the text. You can do this by clicking on the axis with your mouse. You can also right-click on the axis and select Format Axis. Choose Selected Axis from the Format menu. MS Graph will display the Format Axis dialog box. Be sure that the Alignment tab has been selected. Specify an orientation for the text in ... (view more)

Wed
11
Jul
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Split a Bulleted List Between Slides in MS PowerPoint

I don't know of a way to build in automatic overflow of text to a new slide in PowerPoint like you can do with text boxes in Word or in Publisher. However, once your presentation is designed, you can split a bullet list between two slides. Follow ... the steps below to split up a bulleted list in your PowerPoint presentation: In Normal view, switch to the Outline tab. Move the insertion point where you want to split the text. Press Enter. For this to work, you must have your AutoCorrect option set properly. From the main menu choose Tools | AutoCorrect. In the AutoFormat As You Type tab, find the ... (view more)

Mon
18
Jun
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Using Negative Indents in MS Word

One really cool way to make your headings stand out from the rest of your text is to offset them to the left of the body text margin. This is called a hanging heading. With a hanging heading, a reader can quickly scan the left margin of your ... document and see how it is organized. One way to create a hanging heading is to indent the heading line by a negative number, which moves the heading text into the margin. Follow the steps below to learn how: Click on the line containing the heading Choose Format | Paragraph. Indents and Spacing Tab. Under Indentation, enter a negative number in the Left ... (view more)

Fri
13
Apr
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Using Format Painter Sans the Mouse: MS Word

Format Painter is a multi-step process. You select the text whose format you want to use, then click the Format Painter button. That copies the format to the clipboard and your mouse cursor changes into a vertical line with a paint brush symbol. ... Swipe your mouse across the text you want to apply the format to, and when you release the mouse, the copied format is applied. Follow the steps below to simulate these steps with keyboard shortcuts in Word 2002, 2003, and 2007: Select the text whose format you want to copy. Press Ctrl + Shift + C. Select the text whose format you want to change to ... (view more)

Thu
12
Apr
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Split a Bulleted List Between PowerPoint Slides

I don't know of a way to build in automatic overflow of text to a new slide in PowerPoint. However, once your presentation is designed, you can split a bullet list between two slides. Follow the steps below to split up a bulleted list in your ... PowerPoint presentation: In Normal view, switch to the Outline tab. Move the insertion point where you want to split the text. Press Enter. For this to work, you must have your AutoCorrect option set properly. From the main menu choose Tools | AutoCorrect Options. In the AutoFormat As You Type tab, find the Apply As You Type section. Un-check the AutoFit ... (view more)

Wed
11
Apr
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Track Changes to a Document: MS Word

Instead of relying on comments, you can set up the Track Changes feature to enable others to change the text and show what they have added and deleted. When you activate this feature, any added text is displayed underlined and in a different color. ... Any text that is deleted is shown a strikethrough and in a different color. Each person's changes are signified by a different color. Once the changes are made, one person must review them all and decide which changes to make permanent. The Reviewing toolbar has buttons to make this process go quickly. To start the Track Changes feature, choose one ... (view more)

Fri
26
Jan
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Create or Revise Footnotes or Endnotes in Outlines: MS Word

As you write a lengthy document, you may refer to the words or ideas of another person or company. So that the source for your facts, ideas and quotations in your document are evident, you should include some sort of citation. Sometimes you can do ... this briefly in the body of your document, by including the author and date of publication in parentheses, but sometimes footnotes or endnotes containing information are required. Footnotes are citations that appear at the bottom of the page above the margin, and endnotes are citations that are gathered to the end of the document. You can also use ... (view more)

Tue
23
Jan
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Expand, Collapse and View Outline Headings: MS Word

As you begin to add text in MS Word, the paragraphs of text might make it hard to see the outline structure in Outline view. You can collapse your outline to view only headings of a certain level or higher, and you can expand and collapse individual ... portions of the outline to concentrate on a single area. In Outline view, headings have a plus or minus symbol to the left, and normal paragraphs of text you have added are designated by a small square. Click a number button on the Outline toolbar to collapse the outline to show only headings at that level and higher. Collapsed text underneath ... (view more)

Wed
10
Jan
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Create and Modify a Form: MS Word

Forms, such as contracts and applications, are standard text documents with form fields inserted throughout where you fill in the blanks. You can create forms that will be used on screen, or printed and filled out on paper. Typically, you save the ... form as a template. Saving the form as a template offers two main advantages: it can be reused without changing the original and it's easier for the user to fill it in. Follow the steps below to create a form: Launch MS Word if it isn't already open. Start a new, blank document. Type in the standard headings and text that will appear in each ... (view more)

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