Category Archives: Word English 2013

Zoom Levels in Word 13

Many times, we find ourselves wanting to change the Zoom Level of our Word Document in order to edit it or to view it. In Word 13 we are offered many sorts of predefined Zoom Levels that we can use depending on what we want to do. All we have to do is to follow the steps below.

First, we must select the View tab and then locate the area of the ribbon named Zoom as shown in the image below. This area consists the following commands that will be described below:

View -  Zoom

Read the rest of this entry

View A Word Document in Two Different Views

In Word, we can split the window into two panes, in order for us to view different parts of a document at the same time. This is quite handy if we want to copy and paste document from one part to another quickly. In order for us to split a Word Document into two panes, all we have to do is to follow the steps below.

At the bottom left corner of the Word Window as shown in the image below, we can see how many pages our document contains.

Pages 6 of 6

First, we must select the View tab and then locate the area of the ribbon named Window as shown in the image below, and then select the Split command.

Window - Split

Read the rest of this entry

Auto-Generate Nonsense Text In A Word Document

Have you ever needed to add some nonsense text, in a Word Document in order for planning the document and the layout of it? This is where Nonsense Text shows up. We can create Nonsense Text in a Word Document just by following the steps below.

In order to generate Nonsense text in a Word document, we must type the following:

=lorem(p,l)

Where the ā€œpā€ is, we replace it with the number of paragraphs that we want.

Where the ā€œlā€ is, we replace it with the number of lines that we want.

Once we have finished, we place the cursor at the end of the equation and then hit the Enter key.

Voila!!! The nonsense text has been created as shown below.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas porttitor congue massa. Fusce posuere, magna sed pulvinar ultricies, purus lectus malesuada libero, sit amet commodo magna eros quis urna.

Nunc viverra imperdiet enim. Fusce est. Vivamus a tellus.

Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Proin pharetra nonummy pede. Mauris et orci.

We can also include one number in the parenthesis and it will create that many paragraphs.

=lorem

Read the rest of this entry

Update Date And Time Automatically in a Word 13 Document

Sometimes, we have a Document that we use repeatedly, but when we use it, we only need to update a few details, such as the Date And Time. Instead of correcting the Date And Time manually each time, there is a feature in Word that we can use, where the Date And Time Updates Automatically. All you have to do, is to follow the steps below:

We must select the Insert tab and then from the right area of the ribbon, we locate the area named Text as shown in the image below.

Insert - Text Area

Read the rest of this entry

Change Capitalization in a Word 13 Document

In a Word Document, we can change the capitalization of text with a single click very easily and very quickly. All we have to do is to follow the steps described below;

First, we select the text that we want to change the case and then must make sure that we have the Home tab selected and then from the area of the ribbon named Font we locate the Change Case button as shown in the image below.

Change Case

Read the rest of this entry

Combine Portrait and Landscape Pages in a Word 13 Document

Many times, in a Word Document, we come to the point where we want to format the document mostly in Portrait Mode, but we also need a couple of pages or more to be formatted in Landscape Mode. In this post, I will describe how we can combine both Portrait and Landscape Pages in a Word 13 document. All we have to do is to follow the steps below.

First, we must select the Page Layout tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Page Setup, we locate the command Breaks as shown below and select it. From the drop down menu that appears, we locate the area named Section Breaks and then select the command Next Page. By selecting the command Next Page, we insert a section break and start the new section on the next page.

Breaks - Next Page

Read the rest of this entry

Sort A List Alphabetically in Word 13

It is easy to sort lists in Excel, but what happens when we want to sort lists in a Word document? What happens when we want to sort it either alphabetically, numerically or even by dates? This is where the Sort feature comes up! All we need to do is to follow the steps below:

In the image below, we can see list of names that are unsorted. The first step is to select the list of names as shown.

Selected Text

Read the rest of this entry

Preserve Fidelity When Sharing A Document in Word 13

Many times, we create Word documents with different fonts that we have installed on our PC. What happens though when we want to share these documents with others that do not have the same fonts installed on their PC? The result is that, maybe the people that receive these documents, may not make sense of it when they open it and read it. This minor problem though can be solved very easily. Before we share documents with fonts that others may not have, we have to embed all the fonts right in the document. All we have to do is to follow the steps below.

First, we must select the File tab in order to move to backstage view as shown in the image below. Once in backstage view, we select the category Options from the left of the menu.

File Options

Read the rest of this entry

Insert Bibliography in Word 13

In the previous post of mine, I mentioned how to create a Citation in Word 13 document. In this post, I will describe how to create a Bibliography in a Word 13 document.

First, what is a Bibliography?

A list of source materials that are used as references in our document. The Bibliography that we create, we usually place at the end of our document. In order to create a Bibliography we must have created Citations in our document. Below I will describe the feature of inserting a Bibliography in a Word 13 document.

First, we must select the References tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Citations & Bibliography we select the arrow next to the command Bibliography as shown in the image below. A drop down menu appears where we first notice that some Built In Bibliography, References and Work Cited are available to use. If we have created, Citations own our own we just use the command Insert Bibliography that is located at the bottom of the drop down menu.

References - Citations & Bibliography

Read the rest of this entry

Insert Citation in a Word 13 Document

A Citation is a reference to a published or unpublished source. It is an alphanumeric expression embedded in the body of a document that is also an entry in the Bibliography as a reference.

The basic purpose of a Citation are the following:

  • To avoid plagiarism
  • To attribute prior or unoriginal work and ideas to the correct sources
  • To allow the reader to determine independently whether the referenced material supports the author’s argument in the claimed way
  • To help the reader gauge the strength and validity of the material the author has used

In this post, I will describe how to create and insert a Citation in a Word 13 document.

First, we must select the References tap and then locate the area of the ribbon named Citations & Bibliography as shown in the image below.

References - Citations & Bibliography

Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: