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Tech Tip: Add a Table of Contents in Word

You might have a big group project or report to do this semester. If the paper starts to get difficult to navigate, you can easily add a table of contents in Word. This will enable you to quickly access the

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Tech Tip: Device Issues? Turn it off and back on again. Really.

When your computer acts up or apps stop responding or your Wi-Fi won’t connect, don’t panic.  The easiest thing to try and fix any technology device issue is to turn the device off and then back on again. No, really.

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Tech Tip: Office 365 for the Holidays

Don’t forget, as a student as Elizabethtown College, you can download Microsoft Office products for free from ITS onto 5 different devices. With this download, you’ll have free access to Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word. Follow the steps in

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Tech Tip: Link to a Document in OneDrive

In OneDrive, a user can send a link to individuals to access specific documents with a single link. Start by logging in to your OneDrive account. Navigate to the file you would like to share and right click on the

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Tech Tip: Downloading Office 365

Office 365 is the complete Office 2016 package available to download on both PCs and Macs. E-town has a licensing agreement with Microsoft that allows currently enrolled students, and all faculty and staff to download Office to their personal computers

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Tech Tip: Change Default Font in Word

Last week’s Tech Tip was about how to change the default margins in Word. This week’s Tech Tip is How to Change the Default Font in Word. Microsoft Word sets the default font as Calibri size 11. Most professors prefer

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Tech Tip: Change Default Margins in Word

Margins in Word create a buffer space between the edge of the page and the document content. Some style guides (e.g. APA, MLA) require a different amount space in the margins than others. Changing the margins every time can get

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Tech Tip: Get Rid of Start Menu in Office

When you open an Office program such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, or Publisher, a Start menu is displayed with file templates. This can be annoying, but it is easy to disable. You can certainly disable the Start menu for every

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Tech Tip: Customize the Ribbon in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office has easy access tabs for commands. Some of these commands are useful, others are rarely used, and some commands you might need are not shown. To customize what commands are displayed in the ribbon, first open the Office

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Tech Tip: Don’t Add Spaces Between Paragraphs

You can format Microsoft Word not to add spaces between paragraphs. First, open Word, and on the Home tab in the ribbon go to the Paragraph section. Click on the small arrow on the right hand side of the Paragraph box. A

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Tech Tip: Open a Copy

Remembering to Save As is always a hassle. There is an easy way to make sure you never save over a document instead of Save As. Just open a copy of the file. To open a copy, first open up

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Split the Message Window in Outlook or Other Microsoft Program Windows

Add the Split Command to Outlook’s Quick Access Toolbar Directions from Experts Exchange. If your message, document or spreadsheet is long, readers may have to scroll up and down a lot. But if you split the window in two, each

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Word – Select a Vertical Block of Text

How does one select a vertical column of text in Word without selecting anything else on each line? PC In this example, point your mouse at the beginning of FAPA then hold down the ALT key and drag across and

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Hide Formatting Symbols

If you see odd dots between words, paragraph symbols at the ends of paragraphs or on blank lines,  or arrows and other symbols, the Show Hide command on the Home ribbon has been clicked. Being able to view these non-printing

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Hide Track Changes Revision Marks in Word

Using Word 2010, even if you choose Final in the Reviewing tab and then save the file, the tracked changes will still show up when you reopen the document. Here’s how  to really turn them off!

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