MS Office Tips

Quickly Add a Table of Contents to a Word Doc

by File in: MS Office Tips

Now that I’m back in school again after a long time, I’m also back to having to create various PowerPoint presentations and write reports up in Word. There are a lot of features in Word that most people never use unless they are in school. One of those features is the Table of Contents. Word […]

Use Format Painter in Word to Copy and Paste Formatting

by File in: MS Office Tips

Word has so many features I rarely use, it’s pretty amazing. However, when you run into that one instance where you need to do something unusual, those hidden features really come in handy. For instance, I had to do some research for one of my classes online, which required me to copy and paste various […]

Migrate Data from MS Access to SQL Server Database

by File in: MS Office Tips

Recently, I had to migrate the data from an Access database to SQL Server 2014 because my database was getting too large for Access to handle. Even though the process is fairly simple, I figured I would write an article with step-by-step instructions. First, you need to make sure you have SQL Server or SQL Server […]

How to Create Fillable Forms in Word

by File in: MS Office Tips

Did you know that you can create forms in Word that people can fill out? When you hear about fillable forms, it is almost always related to Adobe and PDF documents because that’s the most popular format. However, Word is also quite a powerful tool and you can use it to quickly create forms that […]

How to Use Compare & Combine Documents in Word

by File in: MS Office Tips

Word has two really useful features that almost no one ever uses: Compare Documents and Combine Documents. As their names imply, the features let you either compare two Word docs against each other or combine two together. So when would you ever need to use this? Well, if you’re like me, you probably have 20 […]

How to Create and Use Formulas in Tables in Word

by File in: MS Office Tips

There are a lot of times when I need to include some simple data calculations in a Word document and a table is the best option. You can always try to insert an entire Excel spreadsheet into your Word doc, but that’s overkill sometimes. In this article, I’m going to talk about how you can […]

How to Share or Collaborate On a Word Doc with Others

by File in: MS Office Tips

Looking for a way to collaborate with others on a Word doc? If so, you can do it very easily in Word itself. The feature has been around for a couple of versions of Office and it works even if the receiving party does not have Word installed on their system. Note that in order […]

How to Use Excel AutoRecover and AutoBackup Features

by File in: MS Office Tips

It’s always a terrible tragedy when someone loses something important they were working on because they didn’t save their document properly. This happens more often than you would think to Excel and Word users! Luckily, Microsoft has added a lot of features in the last couple of versions that help reduce the chances of losing […]

How to Show Formatting Marks in Word

by File in: MS Office Tips

If you have ever created a complex Word document, you’ve probably run into those frustrating issues where you just can’t seem to get a bullet point or paragraph of text aligned correctly or some text keeps breaking off onto another page when you need it to be on the same page. In order to fix […]

10 Great Websites for Free PowerPoint Templates

by File in: MS Office Tips

PowerPoint is still the king when it comes to presentation software. It’s been around for ages and every new version adds more features and makes the product even better. The main problem with PowerPoint is that most people can’t create stylish or beautiful presentations on their own since that requires a high level of design […]