FAQ - frequently asked questions - please read before posting - unofficial May posting



Charles Kenyon
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions - unofficial

This FAQ is posted weekly.- more or less
Please save yourself some time by reading it before posting to the
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Also, before posting, you might want to look at the following
questions to see if yours is among them.

1. How can I change the default font from Times Roman New 10pt to
something else?
http://addbalance.com/word/defaultfont.htm

2. Page X of Y doesn't work! (You're right, it doesn't!)
http://addbalance.com/word/pagexofy.htm or
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/PageXofY.htm

3. How do I insert a date? Why does it (not) change when I
re-open the document?
http://addbalance.com/word/datefields1.htm

4. How can I use calculated dates in Word?
http://addbalance.com/word/datefields2.htm

5. How can I get a different header/footer on the second (and
subsequent) page(s)?
http://addbalance.com/word/headersfooters.htm

6. What are some good books for me to read about Word?
http://addbalance.com/word/wordbooks.htm or
http://www.mvps.org/word/Tutorials/BookRecommendations.htm

7. How can I best use the Master Document feature?
http://addbalance.com/word/masterdocuments.htm

8. Word 2K - How can I keep Word from opening separately for
every document?
http://addbalance.com/word/w2000taskbar.htm

9. Where can I find more information on the Web?
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm

10. How can I get rid of that ^$#*@& paperclip?
http://addbalance.com/word/officeassistant.htm

11. How can I get rid of that ^$#*@& web toolbar?
http://addbalance.com/word/webtoolbar.htm
(Works for reviewing toolbar, too!)

12. How can I get rid of that weird line that appears
magically?
http://addbalance.com/word/borders.htm
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/CantGetRidOfLine.htm

13. Why doesn't Word's Fonts list show all of the fonts I
have installed in Windows?
http://addbalance.com/word/fontsmissing.htm

14. What are some basic tips for someone who is converting
from Word Perfect?
http://addbalance.com/word/wordperfect.htm

15. How do I use (What is?) the Work menu?
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/WorkMenu.htm
http://addbalance.com/word/workmenu.htm

16. What are some common errors people make with Word?
http://addbalance.com/word/wordcommonerrors.htm and
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/TipsAndGotchas.htm

17. How can I print a booklet?
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Formatting/BookletPrinting.htm

18. How can I get a template to show up under a tab with
File => New?
What are templates? Global templates? Document templates?
http://addbalance.com/usersguide/template.htm

19. I need to make a form to...
If you want a fill-in-the-blanks form you want what Word
calls an online form. Look in help for that and then follow
the links at:
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms
especially Dian Chapman's series of articles

If you want a custom dialog box that you code with VBA
commands you want a UserForm. Take a look at:
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Userforms.htm

20. How can I enter something once in a document and have it
repeat elsewhere?
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Repeating_Data.htm

21. I keep getting insufficient memory errors...
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/InsufficientMemory.htm

22. All my menus / toolbars have disappeared! Help.
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/MissingMenusEtc.htm

23. When I try to delete I have to confirm it.
Tools => Options => General -- uncheck the two Word Perfect
options

24. I lost my CD Key, disks, etc. and can't reinstall with out it.
If Word came with your computer contact the manufacturer. If
you got it separately, contact Microsoft. Starting place:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=823570

25. I'm having trouble with automatic numbering! There's more to
this than meets the eye.
http://addbalance.com/usersguide/numbering.htm

26. I am asked if I want to save changes to the global template
every time I quit Word.
http://addbalance.com/word/savenormal.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011514521033.aspx

27. My blank document has text in it - an old letter, etc. See
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/BlankDocNotBlank.htm.

28. Where can I find a good tutorial?
http://addbalance.com/usersguide/index.htm
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/Tutorials/index.html

29. What is an MVP?
http://www.mvps.org/word/AboutMVPs/index.html and
http://addbalance.com/word/mvp.htm

There are more questions than will fit here. For more questions
and answers, take a look at:
http://addbalance.com/word/index.htm and
http://www.mvps.org/word

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Posted 23 May 2005

Charles Kenyon, editor


FAQ - frequently asked questions - please read before posting - unofficial May posting