Articles posted on December 15th, 2010

Word 2011 Tip: Assigning command-shift-Z to ‘Redo’

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 • 7:07 pm

One of the very first things you’ll want to do after you’ve installed Word 2011 on your machine is to go and use the “Customize Keyboard…” command (in the “Tools” menu) to assign the command-shift-Z shortcut to the “EditRedoOrRepeat” command (under the “Edit” category). Why? Because if you don’t and you are used to using command-shift-Z […]

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Word 2011: Scope of ‘Replace All’ all wrong

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 • 6:51 pm

Here’s a simple Word document with some text and a table containing figures: In the process of translating documents from English to French, I often have to convert the English number format to a French number format. This involves, among other things, replacing the decimal period with a comma, which is the standard decimal separator […]

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Word 2011: Resizing text boxes with dark edges

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 • 6:25 pm

Working with text boxes in Word 2011 is an endless source of fun. Let’s take a text box formatted with one of Word 2011’s own “quick styles,” i.e. with a black background and a light-coloured edge: As you can see, resizing the text box works reasonably well. You don’t get “live” resizing. Instead, you can […]

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Word 2011: I-beam cursor over dark background

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 • 6:17 pm

Here’s a little movie that really says it all: Do you see an I-beam cursor anywhere in there? I sure don’t. In this movie, I am simply typing (with the extra space between “This” and “is,” of course, since I cannot see my cursor and therefore cannot see that I already typed a space) and […]

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