Archive for the ‘Word’ Category

Add and format Page Numbers – Word 2007

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Need help adding numbers and formatting numbers to documents in Word 2007?  This instruction sheet is for you!

Add and format page numbers

Tiny URL

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

OK – so what is a tiny URL, and why would I ever have a need to have one?  Well – have you ever been on a website that you thought it was interesting enough to share with others?  So you right click to copy the link – when you paste it into an email or a document, you realize it wraps so long the hyperlink either breaks, or it doesn't copy and paste correctly into a document.

In comes Tiny URL.  Tiny URL makes a small, 26 character web address out of a long one.

Simply go to http://tinyurl.com – you will see a space to copy and paste your long URL into:

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After you paste the URL into the "Enter a long URL to make tiny" field, press the "Make TinyURL!" button.

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Your new URL is listed – you can cut and paste this new, short, URL into the location you wish (email, document, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and it will open the intended website.

Want a handout?  tinyurlpdf.pdf

Converting a PDF to a Word File

Monday, October 19th, 2009

We’ve all been put in the situation of needing a PDF to be a Word file.  There is a free internet service – www.pdftoword.com – that will let you convert MOST files from PDF to Word.

  1. Log into the website.  Click the “browse” button to browse to the PDF file you would like to convert.
  2. Choose either to convert the file to a .doc (Word) file or .rtf file.
  3. Type in your email address.  Click “Convert.”

You will get an email from PDF to Word with the converted file.  Open the attachment in Word.

What else do I need to know?

  1. There is a limit on the size of the file that this free service will convert (8MB).
  2. Sometimes the service is unable to perform the function.  If the original document was scanned sideways, if the PDF file has a lot of handwritten information in the margins, or if none-clear text is the PDF file, the service will not be able to read the words as actual “words” but will look at the text as a image and convert it as such.
  3. Works on all operating systems.
  4. However, if the PDF file is a clean document, this service does a GREAT job of stripping the PDF code out of the document so it can be manipulated in Word.

Would you like a handout?  Click pdftoword.pdf

Mastering Table of Contents

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Using Table of Contents in Word 2007 can be a chore.  Once you can master how Word would LIKE you to manage your TOC, however, changes can be made in a snap, and leading dots and page numbers are your friend.  word2007-creating-a-toc.doc