10 Great Expert Tips for Word 2010

By at 13 July, 2010, 10:29 am

PCMAG.COM has a great article on 10 useful Word 2010 power tips titled 10 Expert Tips For Microsoft Word 2010  . These tips go to core features that will have an impact every time you open a document based on the default template. Whether you're an expert user or someone just starting to use Word 2010, these are great tips to help you get the most out of Word 2010.

Some may seem to be common sense tips to many of us, but to the majority of folks, the idea of making a backup of the Normal.dotm template isn't even considered. Tips include suggestions about using Building Blocks to create standard headers, footers, tables and more.  How about creating a default page numbering scheme for placed in the header or the footer so you don't have to create one for each document? Tip 3 covers just that idea:

3. Create a default header or default page numbering

If you want all your documents to include page numbering by default, Word doesn't make it obvious how to do so. But, if you've read Tip number 2, above, it's not all that hard, either. Open your default template, Normal.dotm, as described in the previous tip, go to the Insert tab, choose Page Number, and choose a location and format for the page numbering. Close and save Normal.dotm, and all your new documents will use the page numbering you specified. But what if you want no page number on the first page of your document, or a number in a different location? Read on to the next tip

How about saving macros to install on an other computer or to share? Tip 10 covers that idea:

10. Save and Restore Your Macros

If you want to share your Word macros with other users, or import them into other systems, but you don't want to share all the other customizations stored in Normal.dotm, save your macros to a file that contains just your macros and nothing else. Start by pressing Alt-F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor in the Project pane at the upper left, then click on the plus sign, Modules, and select "NewMacros." From the File menu, choose Export File to export your macros to a file. The file will have a .BAS extension, and, if you want to remove some macros or add explanatory comments, you can edit the file in Notepad or any other text editor. To import your macros into another copy of Word, press Alt-F11, select Normal in the Project pane, and choose Import File from the File menu

Check out all 10 tips and make the most out of Word 2010 features and capabilities.


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