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Posted April 16, 2015 by

How Do I Copy Text from a Password Protected Word Document?


If you usually download study materials from the internet, you might occasionally come across a protected document which cannot be edited or copied. If you are lucky, the page hosting the document may contain the password which unlocks it. However, the chance of finding the correct password is rare since the person sharing the document […]

Posted March 29, 2015 by

Office 2015 for Mac: Disable the Start Screen


By default, whenever you launch either Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the program greets you with a list of pre-configured document templates so that you can select and start working on a document right away. This feature can be helpful if you often use these templates. However, if you always start with a blank document, it […]

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Word 2015 for Mac: Protect Documents with Passwords

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If your document contains confidential information that you want only certain people to see or edit, you can set passwords for the file so that it is completely safe from unauthorized access. In Word 2015, you can create up to two passwords: one for opening the file and the other for editing it. Continue reading […]

Posted March 1, 2015 by

How to Edit PDF Files with Microsoft Word 2013


What do you do when someone sends you a PDF file?  In the past, you typically read it or printed it. You could only edit PDF files if you bought an expensive copy of Adobe Pro.  If you wanted to edit it without Adobe Pro, you had to ask the sender to resend it as […]

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Posted February 22, 2015 by

How to Add Fonts to Word 2013

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Calligraphy is a lost art for those who use computers and the Latin alphabet (e.g., English, French, and Spanish speakers). Nevertheless, creating electronic fonts for computers is still artwork. Here is how to add additional fonts to Microsoft Word so that you can use them with Word. Back when printing was done with printing presses […]

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Posted February 14, 2015 by

How to Set Up iCloud Drive and Photos

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Apple has cloud storage just like Microsoft (Microsoft One) and Google (Google Drive).  It is called iCloud. Setting it up can be quite an ordeal, and Apple only gives you 5 GB of free storage, which is enough for 1,000 5 MB photos. (Photos can be sized much smaller.) That is to be expected of […]

Posted February 2, 2015 by

Create Citations, Endnotes, and Footnotes in Microsoft Word 2013

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Citations, footnotes, and endnotes are important for academic writing.  Microsoft Word 2013 generates these items for the writer automatically. It can also make a table of figures and an index.  It would take much effort to do this manually, which is what publishers did for many years. Here is how to make a citation, footnote, and […]

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Posted December 10, 2014 by

How to Recover a Different File Version on Microsoft OneDrive


For many reasons, you might find you need to recover an older version of a Word document, spreadsheet, or document created online. If you find that a hacker has locked your file using a virus or if you have accidently deleted important sections of your document, knowing how to locate a previous version of a […]

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Microsoft Word 2013: How to Edit Two Parts of a Document at the Same Time


Supposed you are working on a Word document, and you need to edit two parts of the same document at once.  An example of this would be a report with footnotes and endnotes, which are located at the bottom of a page or at the end of a report. Working on both the text and […]

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Posted April 27, 2014 by

Word: Proofing a Document in Another Language

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By default in Microsoft Word, only the proofing tool for the program’s default language will be installed. This may be a problem if you usually have to work on documents in more than one language and want to use the proofing tool to check for errors. Fortunately, adding additional proofing tools to Word for other […]